When you first start having lucid dreams you may have experienced some difficulties such as:
- Waking up immediately
- Waking up too soon
- Having a false awakenings
- Difficulties remembering dreams and/or lucid dreams
- Having trouble controlling your dreams
In order to become an advanced lucid dreamer, you must master the items in the list above. You must also have lucid dreams frequently. Go to my earlier lessons to learn how to overcome these obstacles.
This lesson addresses how to become an advanced lucid dreamer by enhancing and enriching your lucid dreams.
Separation of the Dream Worlds
You must first remove the deceptive obstacles that separate you from the non-lucid dreaming world to the full lucid dreaming world. You need to “see” the extreme differences between these two dream worlds.
During a lucid dream stand still and loudly state “I am having a lucid dream”. State your full name, your age, your date of birth, your address and phone number. Also state what you did before you fell asleep. Always fully concentrate on all of your surroundings and pay close attention to every detail and everything that happens. Continue to do this exercise until you fully realize that you are in the lucid dream world and you no longer have the need to distinguish between the two dream worlds. It will help solidify the differences between the two worlds of dreaming and lead you to full dream control.
Advanced Dream Recall
One way of helping to remember to recall your dreams is by the power of suggestion. After all, when you are having a lucid dream, you have the ability to communicate with your subconscious mind. While lucid, firmly state out loud that you will remember everything about your dream. Be sincere and passionate while speaking. You will be surprised how your dream recall will increase.
Controlling and Extending the Length of Your Lucid Dreams
Make yourself completely part of the lucid dream-scape. Relax and feel the air flow against your body. Breathe slowly and deeply and feel the flow as you inhale and exhale. Feel your feet touching the ground and become part of the lucid dream by embellishing the effect of the dream-scape’s gravity. Embrace your surroundings by opening up your arms and allowing you to become one within your lucid dream’s positive energy. Practicing this will make your lucid dreams real and your surroundings become genuine. It will also permit you to be comfortable while lucid dreaming, thus giving you a richer and longer lucid dream experience.
Communicating with your Dream Guide
You should first make a connection with your Dream Guide. Go to or make your Dream Guide appear and ask “are you my dream guide?” Ask at least three times. By the third time your dream guide should answer you with the truth. Once the connection has been made with your Dream Guide, maintain the connection and develop and foster your relationship. With practice, your Dream Guide will appear before you by just calling out for him, her, or it. Your Dream Guide can help you solve problems and guide you to wisdom.
Studies have shown that practicing things (that you are already good at in waking life) such as playing musical instruments, song writing, dancing, skiing, mathematics, inventing, etc. during a lucid dream can improve your skills. In the book ‘Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming’ by Steven La Berge and Howard Rheingold there is a chapter named ‘Rehearsal for Living’ that discusses ways to develop your physical skills during a lucid dream. I would suggest reading this chapter and the entire book.
Wish Fulfillment versus Wisdom Enhancement
Lucid dreaming can be one of the most fun and fulfilling things you can do. It can be hard to put aside those things that fulfill wishes so that you can take time to practice skills and enhance your wisdom. Memory and self-awareness are essential in order to put the wish fulfillment of lucid dreaming aside for a while so that you may enhance your wisdom.
During non-lucid dreaming, your memory is greatly diminished or absent in many cases. This is why you accept things as being normal while you are dreaming. Just think about the many strange and impossible things that occur during a dream that you don’t even question. This is why reality checking is so important in the early development of lucid dreaming. Your memory can also be distracted during a lucid dream. Continue to perform reality checks while lucid dreaming and regularly remind yourself that you are dreaming so can remember to stay focused on the lucid dream world in which you have control, memory and awareness. You must continue to perform reality checks while you are awake as well.
Self-awareness is being totally aware of your surroundings and the effect that you have on everything and the influence it has on you. To obtain self-awareness, you must pay attention to everything and don’t lose your focus. This requires intense concentration on your behalf.
You can see why memory and self-awareness go hand-and-hand and support each other. Memorization and self-awareness can be a difficult to master while lucid dreaming, but intense practice is the key to success. Be passionate during every attempt you take to obtain this goal. Take the time to concentrate on every moment of memory and self-awareness development during a lucid dream.
Once you have mastered memorization and self-awareness during a lucid dream, you will be able to step away from the flightiness of a beginner lucid dreamer and develop into a focused and aware advanced lucid dreamer. You will be unrestricted to enhance your wisdom and skills.
Meditation during a Lucid Dream
Here is one final note. Try meditating during a lucid dream. Many who participate in meditation sessions while lucid dreaming acquire an amazingly profound level of self-consciousness.
Stay Focused Upon the Lucid Dream World!
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