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Inception How To Induce Lucid Dreaming

Updated on April 10, 2011

Ever since the movie “Inception” hit the silver screens, there has been a wide interest for people who want to know how to induce lucid dreaming.  This Academy Award nominated movie is all about the exploration the realm of human consciousness through lucid dreaming.

Lucid dreaming is when you are aware that you are in the state of dream. Sometimes, the dreamer can control and have the ability to do anything they want in their dreams without any social constraints and the law of Physics to bound them.

Lucid dreamers feel ecstatic bliss when they are under this bliss because they can do anything from having sexual encounters with celebrities to even flying all over the place just like Superman. There are a lot of health benefits attributed to lucid dreaming, it can treat anxiety, stress, and it can overcome fear by building confidence and creativity. This is one of the primary reasons why people are interested in knowing how to induce lucid dreaming.

Lucid dreaming requires people to be diligent and dedicated to the techniques and methodology because being aware in the subconscious state does not happen immediately. If you want to acquire the skill of lucid dreaming, you should be prepared to sacrifice and practice diligently. The following are guidelines on how to induce lucid dreaming, from beginning to be aware of your subconscious state to the time you can actively control and alter everything in your dream.

Recording your dreams is the first step in learning how to induce lucid dreaming. By remembering what transpired in your previous dreams would help you develop awareness in your dream state. You can keep a journal by your bedside and the moment you wake up, start recording what happened.

Write down your feelings, emotions, and what captivates your senses. With the dream journal, identify the common elements in your dreams. Try to notice what are the objects or activities that keep on cropping up in your dream. Take note of these recurrences for this will be your trigger lists or dream signs.

Once the dream signs appear in your dreams, you need to perform the next step in how to induce lucid dreaming, reality checks. The reality checks should be performed persistently so that when dream signs start appearing, you have the ability to decipher whether you are awake or in a dream state.

Once you get the hang of how to induce lucid dreaming, the next step would be to control and prolong the experience because if you get excited, you would lose control and end up awake.


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    • Dan Barfield profile image

      Dan Barfield 

      5 years ago from Gloucestershire, England, UK

      Very interesting hub! The idea of dream-signs intrigues me particularly. Thanks for furthering my research. Excellent knowledge - voted up!!

    • toknowinfo profile image


      7 years ago

      Fascinating and well written hub. Dreams are always a very interesting subject. Rated up and useful.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Excellent hub and voted it up/useful and awesome. Your tips are right on. I am a lucid dreamer, if that is what I choose to do. I absolutely loved the movie and consider it one of the best movies of the year-a well deserved nomination. Thanks for sharing.


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