Lucid Dreaming – the exceptional skill of being aware that you are in a dream while you are still dreaming.
That doesn’t require control over your dream, however, it is what a lot of beginners and lucid dreamers are aiming for.
So, what it takes (to rule over your dreams) is like every other skill – to master it, you will need to practice (a lot), to experiment, to fail, to learn during the process, and of course to have fun!
AN IMPORTANT PART OF LUCID DREAMING IS …
not giving up – real cliché, but really, If you want it, then keep practicing
stick to the basics ( such as: write your dreams in your dream journal as often as possible, meditate, do reality checks, use for a period of time only 1 or 2 techniques, check which foods /vitamins can help you with the process of becoming lucid …)
remember that for someone one thing can work perfectly but for you, it may not, so perhaps, you will need to experiment a bit more
What is more – we were really curious what is like to be experienced and skilled lucid dreamer, that’s why we contacted Stefan – the person behind howtolucid.com.
We are excited to share with you the interview we did!
So, keep reading and see what does it takes to master your lucid dreams!
1. Let’s start with the basics, who are you and how did you start lucid dreaming?
I’m Stefan and I’ve been lucid dreaming for about 7 years or so, and I started my site howtolucid.com about 2-3 years ago.
Probably more now and my first lucid dream was when I was stuck in my room in the middle of the day, got bored and fell asleep but my mind was still active.
It was pretty intense for a young kid and so from then on, I learned as much as I could about it!
2. Can you describe one of your most significant and exciting lucid dreams?
That has to be my ‘lucid transcendence’ which I wrote a blog post about. It’s a lucid dream which started out as a normal dream, then became lucid, and then I managed to dissolve the dream scene and experience pure awareness.
It was very intense and it felt like feeling every emotion ever all at once, but X 10.
3. How often do you have lucid dreams?
These days probably about every other day, but it can be more or less depending on whether I try and have them or want to, or what I’m doing etc.
5. What are the most common mistakes that the beginners are making?
Almost always it comes down to just not trying hard enough, and not focusing on the right things.
You can’t just read about a technique online and then DO it and lucid dream tonight, most of the time that doesn’t work.
You need to build up the habits linked to lucid dreaming like meditation, reality checks, awareness and self reflection.
6. Tell us more about your YouTube channel, how did you decide to start it?
That sort of came as a side project to the website, I just wanted to test out different ways of sharing information about lucid dreaming.
It became easier and easier as time went on, and today it’s just the easiest way of sharing information with my audience.
I used to be REALLY camera shy and it was a struggle to record one video and know what to say. These days I’m not shy as such and it’s a lot easier, but I still have a way to go before I consider myself a ‘good’ Youtuber.
The goal is to reach 500K subscribers before the end of 2018 though so if you’re reading this, please search howtolucid.com and subscribe on YouTube
7. We are curious, do you have a favorite method? Or is there a technique that you use the most? And if yes, why so?
Personally I love the DILD method and the more ‘natural’ lucid dreaming methods.
Let’s be honest most of the time it takes effort to set your alarm, wake up, then go back to bed and hope you have a lucid dream, and so I prefer to build up the habits that just let me lucid dream naturally without much more effort at all.
8. Lastly, can you tell us more about your Boot camp?
Of course! The bootcamp is a lucid dreaming course I designed specifically to help people who just can’t seem to lucid dream.
I was getting lots of emails from my readers saying they’ve tried everything and they’re just not having lucid dreams, so I created a printable 30 day calendar template which tells people EXACTLY what to practice on which days, and how/why it works.
It comes with an ebook to explain how to use the schedule, and also several free bonus ebooks as well.
The idea is that if you just give yourself to the bootcamp and follow the steps in 3-8 minutes per day, you WILL lucid dream, because it’s like I’m personally there telling you what to do, and when to do it!
For lack of a better description, I think of it as ‘forcing’ yourself to lucid dream because it’s making sure you do the things that lead to you lucid dreaming.
For those reasons, it’s several times more effective than any other ebook, course or supplement.
But don’t take my word for it, read the testimonials on the page!
ALL IN ALL
All you need to do is to be persistent. The more you learn and read about the topic – the better, and perhaps faster the results will be.
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