Difficulties Of The Mind
|Skipper The Eyechild
I’ve always wanted to lucid dream, ever since I first found out about it a couple of years ago. I hadn’t actually made the effort until about six months ago. I formed habits; asking myself during waking hours if I was dreaming, checking my surroundings, writing down my dreams, but to no avail. I have had two very short, very unproductive lucid dreams within the last six months. I’m curious — is there something I’m doing wrong? Or not doing? Should I continue on patiently (urgh) until I finally get it right? What are your lucid dreaming experiences?
Is there a specific type of meditation for this? I’m struggling too :(
@mercurial, Can you elaborate on that please? I also read that mass meditation can lower crime rates, but didn’t find any good sources. Google just gave me some “hints” or but no real data.
@Mercurial, Not elaborate but show us the proof please (Sources)
RAISE YOUR AWARENESS. That’s where like 80% of the results come from.
How to do it:
1. Meditate. None of that weird advanced stuff, just simple focus breathing meditation.
2. Question. While meditating helps improve all aspects of your mind, it’s a slow steady flow, evenly distributed on your whole mind. For fast progress, you need practices that focus making larger chunks of progress in a more narrow area of your mind.
3. Assert. I assume you’ve heard of positive affirmations, if not I’ll explain what it is. Basically, it’s a message that you repeat until it becomes deep set in your mind, consciously altering your mindset.
4. Be aware of falling asleep. Instead of thinking a bunch of stuff before going to sleep, just meditate. Focus on your breathing, count down from 1000, or use a “drone thought” (think a one-syllable sound and repeat it continuously in your head until your mind is flushed, then you automatically fall asleep consciously.)
I always lucid dream. I am aware of falling asleep, I can literally feel the melatonin gradually increasing in my body, my brain slowing down with every wave, I can see as the images start to appear before my mind’s eye.
I do all my visualization in dreams, and I most of my thinking in dreams, as well as just consciously observe as my brain digests, assimilates and organizes what I’ve learned during my wake. That really makes it easy to filter out the bullshit, and see how things get stored in your mind, and so on. Very revealing about how the mind works.
It’s because your “waking mind” shuts down, freeing up a lot of processing power. Just like your computer performs better and faster when you terminate processes that are not needed at the time. The brain really is like a super-computer, actually it’s the other way around, computers are designed after the blueprints of the mind.
Lucid dreaming is such a great technique. Using it to just play around is such a waste, mental masturbation. Using it as a tool is a way to quick enlightenment, vast power, and full control of the self. The latter being of the utmost essence to every aspect of life and the world.
“Central eye” vision/projection. It’s some kind of dissociative/hallucinating mental state. I have no idea about the details really.
@manimal, Haha awesome, I was literally just about to make a thread to see if anyone used lucid dreams for visualization. I’m working on lucid dreaming now. I’ve gotten to the point where I can induce really vivid dreams but they seem to fade away as I become conscious of them.
I’m surprised that more people don’t recognize their amazing potential.
@murph94, Yeah it’s great for visualizing. First of all you’re already in vivid vision mode, you’re also in a “slower time” mode where you can get more done, and last but not least you get all the benefits of visualization without having to spend any of your waking time on it.
I don’t visualize or meditate as much as I used to, but I’m getting much more of their benefits, and a big part of that is due to conscious sleeping.
Getting into lucid dreaming can be very tricky, for me it very rarely worked when I tried, I guess I was doing it wrong, but as I became more aware and mentally aligned it kind of just happened on its own as a result. First it was just more vivid, more first-person, then I gradually gained control.
Lucid dreaming is amazing stuff.
@mercurial, I’ve seen and thought about that clip a lot over the last few months. And I basically just cannot seem to understand how the experiment, and the questions that follow aren’t so well known throughout the world? Why aren’t kids in school being showed how to question life like this, and then we’ll see how the world “could be saved”! There is so much potential there to learn about things which we previously wouldn’t have thought to question.
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