Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Art of Lucid Dreaming

In this case, the title of this post can cover two different aspects of lucid dreaming. When I say "the art of," I mean the skill acquired by experience or study. However, there really is a lot of cool artwork that is also associated with lucid dreaming, so it is a win-win title for this post; ha!

I thought about this topic the other day, when somebody mentioned LD on a recent post of mine about out-of-body experiences on another website.  Even though that particular comment didn't actually relate to the subject at hand, it did fall under the same genre of consciousness/sub-conscious. In a thumbnail, lucid dreaming is simply defined as dreaming while being fully aware that you are dreaming. In that sense, you can control your dreams and really experience some fantastic adventures all while in a state of sleep. Some critics and skeptics may argue that you are not actually sleeping and you're in a state of wakefulness, but how would they know?

When I was a kid, I used to do this on occasions without even knowing there was some guru-filled niche called "lucid dreaming." I used to just say as a child, "Man, it is so cool when you can control your dreams. You got to keep trying to remember you are dreaming and if you figure it out during the process, you can really do some wicked shit." LOL! Yeah, "controlling your dreams" doesn't sound as phenomenal as "lucid dreaming," but whatever.

I have seen many books that were being sold over this subject and now the Internet is littered with loads of lucid dreaming how-to advice. As an adult, I must admit, I couldn't care less about this type of dreaming as I'm more concerned about if I'm going to actually get some sleep, period! At any sub-conscious rate, if you need some how-to advice, I'll go find a resource online. Ha! Here is one that claims to have 18 steps: www.wikihow.com/Lucid-Dream

Anyway, if anybody has any helpful advice for the ones that may be interested in this subject, feel free to share. In the mean time, I think I'll just stick with daydreaming... ZZZ...

Image Credit: Bing Image Search using the 'free to share & use' function.

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