We will discuss a more intuitive way to cycle through various lucid dreaming techniques.
I asked my students what new videos they would like me to make. My student Lisa is proposing the following questions and subjects:
How about various techniques and how to know when you are in the dream state?
Like the phantom arm works when it goes through the mattress. It would be nice to have inspiration and ideas for others. If we create a new technique, is it reasonable to draw from experiences we had that day?
For example, yesterday, I was jumping onto the picnic table bench for exercise. When I was lying in bed, I found myself going through the jumps mentally, and suddenly, it felt real without realising it. Is that a good way to create a technique?
If you would like to have all of these questions answered, stick around!
1. Common lucid dreaming techniques vs personal or intuitive techniques.
There are hundreds of techniques. A good technique is a tester that returns a binary value – a YES, or a NON. In the dream state, an excellent lucid dreaming technique must behave differently versus the waking state.
For example, while mentally pushing your hand through the mattress, only the “DREAM HAND” will be capable of penetrating the bed, and hence the technique becomes POSITIVE. You should stand up with the perceived body and perform a reality check at that point.
So is it good to stick to the known lucid dreaming techniques or should we invent our own.
For me, it is a 100% YES, to create our lucid dreaming techniques on our own.
Even if you have planned to use a given set of popular lucid dreaming techniques, you will naturally surprise yourself by doing something unplanned.
After reading and experiencing different techniques, over time, you will understand how a given method works. Like I said just a few seconds ago, all we ask from a good lucid dreaming technique is to behave differently in a waking and dreaming environment. This way we can test where we, are and hence induce the lucid dreaming state.
As per reports from numerous lucid dreamers, switching intuitively from a well-known technique to something new and unknown can bring fruitful results.
Sometimes, intuitively, we switch between lucid dreaming techniques till we find the one that works.
We do not know why we do that. But since the result is positive – why not?
It is also advisable to switch among the different lucid dreaming techniques during the induction process. Let’s say you are performing a visual lucid dreaming technique. Often the dream state builds up the sense of touch before the visual construct. So if you do not try to move your phantom dream hand or even a little finger, you won’t know that you are already dreaming!
So this intuitive switching to a new lucid dreaming technique is a good thing!
2. Should my new lucid dreaming technique be based in my life experiences?
Let’s not forget that we would like our body to fall asleep. Too much mental activity in our brain is associated with the waking state. So the simpler, the better. Here is an example of what a particular person could invent as a personal lucid dreaming technique.
A pianist – Mentally playing the piano till the sounds or the feeling of keys appear.
A cashier – mentally scanning till items feel real.
A swimmer – swim mentally till the sense of water occurs.
You can take any daily task and turn it into a technique.
Let us know your experience and if you can relate to this! Did you come up with a very unique lucid dreaming technique that works most of the time?