Dreams are much more than fleeting images generated by your subconscious while you sleep. Science shows that dreaming is vitally important to your sanity. It is a way to process the multitude of problems and ideas that beset us. But dreaming is more than this. It does not have to be passive – something that just happens to you. Your dreams can be a dynamic force, creating a better life and making you much more aware.
- Steps to use your dreams positively and creatively
In lucid dreaming we are aware that we are in a dream. Often when this happens, you’ll wake up immediately. This can be a big relief if you’re being chased by a monster! However, it’s much more empowering to realise you’re dreaming, stay dreaming and conjure up for yourself a magic sword to slay the beast! People who do this can be truly self-actualising and experience lots of fulfillment and success.
To start lucid dreaming, tell yourself you will do this before you go to sleep. Research shows that during the night your mind processes what you’ve done during the day, so you can use ordinary actions to imprint your subconscious. Keep looking at your hands and saying to yourself ‘Am I dreaming?’ if you do this often enough you will end up doing it in a dream and the answer will be ‘yes’ – so you’ll be on your way.
Also during the day, keep asking yourself ‘What did I just do? How did I get here? Am I dreaming?’ This will become so natural that you will start doing this as you actually dream.
Once you become aware during dreams, affirm that you will take charge. During the day look at your hands and say ‘Am I dreaming? If so, I’m in charge.’ Read about lucid dreaming before you go to sleep and affirm you will do it. Keep going with this – it might not ‘stick’ immediately but once it does you’ll be flying – perhaps literally! - in your dreams.
The ability to control your dreams gives you an amazing strength in daily life, where you feel sure you can be and do what you want – and see it materialize!
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Dreams are powerful things. We’ve seen how important they are, respecting and recording them, lucid dreaming and all the steps to begin using dreams. For more tips on how to use your dreams, or expert advice on the messages they bring, phone one of our helpful Readers today to get immediate answers.
PUBLISHED: 27 November 2017