A practical guide to make yourself aware that you
are actually dreaming when dreaming.
1. As soon as you wake up each day, write down whatever
you can remember of your dream, no matter how sketchy. Throughout
the day keep reading your notes and add whatever else you remember,
this will help forge a stronger path back to the land of Nod.
2. Ask a friend to give you reality checks: every
now and then in your everyday life you will need to discover something
that is not as it should be egg. Someone removes all the Marmite from
the Marmite jar and replaces it with chocolate spread. Next in the
course of your day , at some time you will discover this deliberate
mistake. When you realise that this has been done you must look at
the palms of your hands and ask yourself if you are dreaming.
3. Because of your learning to look for reality
checks in this reality, you will then by default learn to look for
them in your dreams. One day you will in your dream find a reality
check/deliberate mistake, if you then remember to look at your hands
you will then become aware that you are dreaming in the dream instead
of vaguely remembering the dream when you wake up next morning.
4. Looking at your dream hands for the first time
might be difficult, the first time I tried to pull my dream hands
up, they were made of sticks, next time they were covered in bandages,
another time the were that of an old lady. Then in one dream I could
see that the hands I was pulling up were going to be mineŠ. But as
I pulled them up my head lunged equally backwards! Finally, I succeeded
in pulling up my own hands.. and from that point on, whenever I remember
to pull up my hands, they are mine (phew!).
5. When you succeed in pulling up your hands in
a dream, and at the same time remind yourself that you are dreaming,
you can now describe yourself as a lucid dreamerŠ. Well done!
6. Discovering the dream landscape: You will find
that when you go lucid the speed of the dream will greatly slow down,
it will speed up again and you will lose it unless you remember to
continue to pulling your hands up, for doing this will act like an
anchor and keep the dream on an even keel.
7. You will still find it hard to take over the
dream, you might find yourself waking up easily, or if you decide
to explore to your left for example, then you might find this a struggle
to do so and consequently the dream end. The best way forward is to
pretend all the time that you have not realised that you are lucid
dreaming! Its as if you are being watched, and if you appear to continue
in the course of the dream, then you will have the greater chance
of continuing time in Nod lucidly. Remember to pull up your hands
at regular intervals.
8. If all of the above is taking place, then you
will need to learn to do the following things: Fly, you will be able
to fly in your dreams, just like superman/woman! Walk on water, Just
like Jesus. Walk through walls, just like Dillinger! All of the above
can be done if you remind yourself that you are dreaming eg. I am
walking along and I can see to my left a small lake ( I pull up my
hands) I turn towards the lake (pull up my hands again) as I approach
the lake (pull up my hands again) I see that it has an island. I am
now at the shore line (pull up my hands again) Now I tell myself that
I am dreaming, and consequently because I have created all that surrounds
me, I am therefore aware that the lake is just illusion so I can therefore
walk on it, I pull my hands up again and off I go! On the water instead
of in it (you can also walk under water and breatheŠ but do this another
dream - don't mix and match yet!). Like wise you can walk through
walls (before you do, not only inspect how solid they are, but also
suggest to yourself what you expect to find on the other side. This
will enable you to change landscape quickly.
9. Nightmares are nothing more that your FEARS,
you must challenge any thing that frightens you, it is your dream,
you will never be harmed and soon the dream matrix which surrounds
you will realise that a better time is to be had by it if it is not
10. Lovers. You will find that lovers approach you,
feel free! However, it is important that you always ask for a gift
before parting, this is VITAL! If they are unwilling you must demand
it, remind them that you are dreaming, and you will wake soon, and
that they are obligated to give you a gift. It is said, that this
is because the lovers are spirits, and they want the one thing that
they can get from youŠ Love, but if you continue to give this, your
dream energy will wain and you will forget about dreaming, soon no
doubt you will forget about life and before you know it youąre an
old age pensioner, next your dead and a spirit yourself looking for
a dreamer to win some love from! My first gift was (after much badgering
) a cough sweet, I unwrapped it and ate it as I woke. Gifts come in
all shaped and sizes: Poems, songs etc.
11. Pets. I had the pleasure of befriending a small
white dog, I picked it up (it was sitting on the floor with about
12 others). As soon as I picked it up, the dreamscape went dark, and
I felt myself journeying back to my bed, what's more I felt the dog
struggling to free itself, disappointed, I let it go, only to realise
that it was not struggling to free itself but had been trying to reach
my face, which it now did and started to lick me all over! From that
day on, when lucid I was able to call for the dog, and most times
it would join me. Sadly, after several years. I have now, despite
trying, not been able to find it.
12. If you succeed in achieving the above, then you
will not only have control in your dream reality, but you will also
begin to have more control in this waking reality. Life after all
is just another dream waiting for you to become truly Lucid in.
Additional reference: Alice
page look for the Red King.