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Lucid Dreaming – What Is Lucid Dreaming?

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Lucid dreaming is the process of dreaming while you are still awake or at least consciously aware that you are dreaming. This is different than daydreaming, which is simply a short-term attachment of one’s immediate surroundings where it looks the subject is simply ‘dazing off’ or has a blank stare. Unlike lucid dreaming the subject is awake and alert during a daydream and they can easily be brought back to reality.

They generally happens at night when the subject is attempting to sleep. The primary factor of lucid dreams that sets them apart from regular dreaming is the subject has full control and influence over their dream. In this manner they can essentially ‘control’ their dreams. It has been extensively researched by the scientific community and there has been much debate about its existence, although current scientific theory is that it does exist and can be controlled to some extent.

However, the results cannot be achieved by everyone. It can be a very difficult process to initiate a lucid dream and actually control the dream once you’ve established one. The most common type of lucid dream occurs when the user is already sleeping and they start dreaming. At some point during the dream the subject becomes aware that they are sleeping but also dreaming at the same time. While the subject is not ‘awake’ per se, they are able to exhibit some degree of control over the dream and control the subject matter.

English: Zhuangzi dreaming of a butterfly (or ...

Zhuangzi dreaming of a butterfly (or a butterfly dreaming of Zhuangzi) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The other type which is much less common is called wake-imitated lucid dreaming. This of it is much more difficult to achieve and can only be achieved with practice, determination and meditation. There is no apparent lapse in consciousness (such as falling asleep) upon entering a wake-induced lucid dream. Instead, the subject simply goes from being awake to dreaming while at the same time being aware of their surroundings, the time of day, where they are, who they are, etc. Scientifically a wake-induced lucid dream occurs when a subject enters R-E-M sleep mode without even realizing it. This phenomenon is known as losing self-awareness when exiting the waking state and entering the dream realm.

It can be very difficult to achieve but the results from doing so can be incredible. Oftentimes people use lucid dreams to find out their path in life, fix nightmare problems, determine their future and recover from past issues in their life that may be haunting them.

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4 thoughts on “Lucid Dreaming – What Is Lucid Dreaming?

  1. Lucid dreaming is a healthy and beneficial experience. In fact, it is has received a lot of support and positive response in recent times. Lucid dreaming is being used for a various practical purposes..
    What is Lucid Dreaming

  2. I have always been fascinated about the dream process. For me, to be able to dream is one of the greatest Divine blessings to be enjoyed while here on earth. This process called “lucid dreaming”? My husband says he does this. Didn’t know there was a technical name for it. Been a while since I last visited articlesbase.com, but this site has a good collection of interesting articles. (P.S. Thanks for following my Tumblr blog, Express Yourself!)

    • I always try to follow back people who’ve followed me. I don’t really like folks who encourage the idea of fandom and only follow a few. Mind you, I don’t follow if followers want to send stuff to my email. And I guess a rock or movie star just doesn’t have time to follow back all that follow them. But if there’s a wordpress (and now Tumblr) blog that has a follow button, chances are I will reciprocate.

      Glad the article is of some interest. I think the phenomenon is probably a matter of degree. I don’t control my dreams but at times are more aware in them than others.

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