Last Updated on June 27, 2014
We all have problems and challenges. We also all have inner wisdom that can give us the answers we need to solve our problems and challenges. Dreams often are a source of wisdom. We’ve heard stories of the power of dreams throughout history. If you’ve ever wanted to become more aware of what’s going on in your dreamworld so that you can better grasp your inner wisdom, lucid dreaming may provide the answer for you.
What is lucid dreaming?
Lucid dreaming is a dream in which you’re aware that you’re dreaming as it happens. The beauty about a lucid dream is that you can consciously interact in the dream. In a regular dream, you have no control over what’s happening. It’s as if you’re watching a movie while you’re sleeping. You see a series of scenes and passively take it all in.
When you’re lucid dreaming, you can make decisions and take actions that alter the course of the dream. For example, you can decide while you’re dreaming to visit a certain land, or visit a certain person. You can ask a certain question and see what comes up in the dream. You can also end the dream if you so decide.
So why would you want to have lucid dreams? If you suffer from nightmares, lucid dreaming can help you to feel empowered and take control of the situation. It may even help you to stop the bad dreams. Lucid dreaming can help you to be creative. If you’re working on something and aren’t sure what the next step should be, you can introduce the concept during a dream and see how your subconscious mind reacts to it. If you need to heal certain emotions or you’re grappling with a traumatic event, lucid dreaming can help you to deal with it. Again, if you can introduce the problem into your dream, your subconscious will interact with you to provide insight.
Some people stumble upon lucid dreaming and happen to one day experience it. However, it can be learned. One thing you can do is to visualize yourself enjoying a lucid dream. Visualization is so powerful – in fact, you should visualize every outcome you would like to achieve in your life. Lucid dreaming is no different. In time, you’ll learn how to be a more active participant in your dream life.