Lucid dreaming can help you to explore ‘uncharted’ territory of your mind. When we go to bed at night we withdraw from the outside world, conscious or not it is a fact – we are dreaming every single night. The process of dreaming presents the most mysterious and universal human experience.
Some people doubt that what happen at night are dreams! They think that in the morning we can only remember some disconnected facts or some pictures come in front of our eyes, but when we connect they have no sense or some specific meaning. They can be only a result of our repressed thoughts or feelings. In the morning we don’t have the real picture of the dream, but only a faded memory of something that took a place before few days or if we are excited about future event, we are only making assumptions how it would be.
While we are having a lucid dream we can think clearly, we have access to our waking memory and complete control over our rational mind. While we are dreaming we react unconsciously and passively to the events of the dream. We approach to the lucid dream in a very interesting way, so we have the power to change the details, to control the stream of the dream, the events etc. And we can choose when we will wake up, when that dream will have an end.
Lucid dreams present unique state of consciousness different from ordinary (REM) dreams in which the dreamers reached a brain frequency known as Gamma (40Hz). This Gamma frequency requires higher brain activity, higher mental functions and self-awareness on a very high level.
Because lucid dreaming is considered as a type of ability that we can learn and practice, it offers us some possibilities and potentials that can be seen as benefits.
Lucid dreaming leaves space for creativity and freedom – you can choose what will you dream; you can use your imagination and fantasy in order to create your ‘perfect world’ in your dreams. There are no physical limitations or rules.
Healing can be an element that you will encounter while you are ‘lucid’. You can focus on your past traumas and fears in order to face them and to get read of them. This will help you to liberate your soul and ‘face your darkness’.
Every lucid dream can be a guide how to control yourself and in which way to continue dreaming. You only need to follow every sign and to grasp the meaning. It will help you to understand the meaning of the dream and to realize other things connected with your real surrounding and subconscious thoughts that are floating in your head.
With more lucid dreams you will be more able to increase your waking awareness, you will feel more able to create and direct your intention on your life and not only react passively on some events, you will feel more able to focus on specific and meaningful things.
If you become lucid dreamer you have bigger chances to access your subconscious world. This often consists of some ‘’inner forces’’ that we are not even aware that they exist. This type of memories or experiences can lurk deep inside us, this anchors prevent us in having normal way of life. Our subconscious provides us direction in life, but it is difficult to access.
Developing skills through visualization is considered to be another benefit from lucid dreaming. We can become experts in something by repeating the same thing over and over again. You need to exercise that skill, but you need to ‘exercise’ your mind too. Get used to the idea that you can do something and you will need less effort to achieve the goal. You can visualize your fear or obstacle as a mountain that you need to claim on and you will try to make strategy how to achieve it. When the mind and the body comply together, everything seems easier. Spiritual practices will help you with lucidity and with exploring your inner world.
Lucid dreams help in investigating the nature of the mind too. You will become aware about your inner world and ‘’the other person that is hidden inside’’. This step can help you with improvement of your physical and emotional health.
Lucid dreaming can help us to reach our highest potentials in life. It helps us to face mindsets, emotional trauma or other hindrances that can hold us back.
If we know how to dream, if we train this skill properly, it will become clear to us that we are not just our physical bodies. Reality consists of more than what we can perceive with our five senses. There are completely real and tangible dimensions of human experience with their own unique laws and rules that must be followed in order to create a clear picture of the reality. Lucid dreaming allows us to experience these mysteries through direct experience.