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How to Achieve Dream Control or Lucid Dreams

Updated on October 16, 2012

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How To Master Your Dreams

Dreams are those seemingly random images and scenes that flow through our resting minds while we sleep. Dreams take on many kinds of personifications be they phantasmagorical, nightmarishly frightening, or the erotic. Our dreams are the products of our subconscious minds surfacing to work out those situations and emotional algorithms our conscious mind cannot deal with while it is bombarded by the senses while we are awake. Dreams seem to be out of our control, they take on what ever scenery, situation, or personality that surfaces; but are dreams really out of our control?

In Lucid Dreaming the person becomes aware that they are in a dream while experiencing the dream. They realize that they are in a dream and from there can manipulate the dream environment to their pleasing. In this state of dream awareness a person can use the dream world to their advantage. Remember the world you are experiencing is the world that your mind has created and that world is all yours to manipulate and control. This is mastering the dream world. So how does one gain dream control?

Dream Control Steps:

  1. Get a dream journal, go out and get a tablet of paper and a pencil that you can keep next to your bed at night. When you awake the first thing you should do is write down the memories of your dream. Write down sights, sounds, smells, events, emotions, people, situations. Anything you can remember about the dream while awake.
  2. Set an alarm clock to wake you up, this abrupt awakening will pull you out of the dream state and you are more likely to remember your dream this way and be able to return to it upon going back to sleep.
  3. As you go to sleep ask yourself while awake... "Am I dreaming?" do this over and over every night before you drift off to sleep. By doing so repeatedly, over time you will begin asking yourself this question when you are dreaming and then you can become aware that you are dreaming while in the dream state.
  4. Once you are aware of the dream state you can try to manipulate the dream environment. If it is day time make it night time, if it is raining have the sun come out. Start out small and work your way up the ladder to being able to manipulate and control all aspects of your dreams. Once you have been able to master your dreams you will have achieved dream control.


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      ivkat 5 years ago

      But how could I stand up If my body is paralyzed? I have to imagine it or what?

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      Wouter 5 years ago

      I am a little unpatient so I looked up a few sites and they say you can have a lucid dream on command. It helps to be very tired (go to sleep on unregular times) and then when in bed keep perfectly still, dont blink with your eyes closed. Keep thinking about that you want a lucid dream but it cant hurt to concentrate on your breathing (like you pretend to be asleep). After a long time of keeping still but being awake 20-30 minutes youll notice you're not able to move your body anymore. Your body is now asleep while you are still awake!! You can stand up and look at your body and do whatever you want, but keep calm. I only succeeded the first time I tried but it was very cool, I did freak out and forced myself awake (took a log time). Wish I hadn't. But I also keep a journal now and think about it alot which helps. But if your inpatient this might for for you too. Just make sure youre tired and if you're going to keep awake to get tired it helps to look up stuff about lucid dreaming so you think about it alot.

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      Nathan 6 years ago

      Whoooo I had a lucid dream it was really cool and fun but I dident have it at night I had it when I was trying to sleep in the morning it just happened it was cool

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      Nathan 6 years ago

      Thnx but wats An REM dream? Is it just ur usuall dream. I can become lucid over any dream if I know that I'm dreaming lol it sounds simple but it's hard so I'll try it again right now

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      Sean Jankowski 6 years ago from Southern Oregon

      Nathan, just try to remember in your lucid dream states to practice saying I'm dreaming. Do it each time you feel your imagination running away with you. Soon enough in REM dream sleep you will awaken to fact you are dreaming.

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      Nathan 6 years ago

      I found a much clearer way of saying this do I have to say it once every night or loads of times every night?... Lol that was simple

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      Nathan 6 years ago

      How much times do I have to say "am I dreaming" because I have been saying it repeatedely like I'll say it then say it straight after or do I have to say it then wait a minute and say it again I just don't get it I know that u have to find out that ur dreaming but I am confused about how to do that but I'll use ur method thanks...

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      Nathan 6 years ago

      This is the best info I've seen so far I don't know if I've had a lucid dream or not but I would love to have 1 I'm 13 I'm just a normal boy who plays with friends and play xbox LOL but I'm trying to find out the most simplest info so I can understand and could I have a lucid dream tonight or any night? And we don't hav to have a dream journal do we? And all I hav to do is find out that I'm dreaming then I'm lucid? Plz reply

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      EnergyAdvisor 7 years ago from The nearest planet to Venus

      Great Hub! I love it when I find people with similar interest. Good technique too. I've also written a hub about dreaming. More in the view of the shamans of the ancient Mexico. Check it out if you like.

      Can't wait to read some more of your stuff. I'm following.