Consider this:  Is it possible that you're actually dreaming right now? 

Are you sure? 

How would you know? 

If you're trying to have lucid dreams you'd better make sure that you know how to answer that question!

You've just performed one of the more common techniques used to induce lucid dreams:  The reality check.

Are you standing on a beach in the South Pacific drinking cocktails at sunset, but you don't recall actually boarding a plane?  For that matter, you don't remember scheduling any vacation time, either...

The ability to have lucid dreams can be greatly helped if you learn to pay more attention to the world around you. 

Once you start to look for signs that everything isn't quite as it should be the theory goes that you should soon be able to spot your dreams easily.

The obvious drawback of this method of triggering lucid dreams is that you have to make a habit of performing reality checks.  This can be difficult if you're not used to taking much notice of the world around you.

Most people spend more time than they probably think inside their own heads:  Either lost in thought, talking to themselves or preoccupied with a crisis or emergency.   For example, the last time you drove your car do you remember every gear change, every song on the radio or even which way you drove?

Probably not.  You let your unconscious mind take over dealing with the outside world, and you just went along for the ride.

This is precisely why lucid dreams can be hard to achieve using this method.  Unless you make it a habit to take notice of what's going on around you, chances are it will be difficult to make reality checks work for you.

That's not to say you won't be successful.  Like any skill everyone's results will be different. 

If you're having difficulty using reality checks and you're looking for a better alternative fear not - there are many other ways to learn how to lucid dream

I'll be discussing them in later posts.

 
 

If someone were to tell you that lucid dreams were a free, safe and easy way to experience mind-altering experiences that were far, far in excess of those produced by any drug, legal or otherwise on the market, you'd probably have a hard time believing it.

If you'd never heard of lucid dreams before, let alone attempted to have lucid dreams you'd probably laugh it off and move on.  Surely nothing free and easy could be that good, right?

If you've ever spoken to someone who regularly lucid dreams and heard them describe just how phenomenal is the realization that you have awoken to a world of infinite possibilities where you're literally in charge of everything...  then it's tempting to believe that either they must be incredibly gifted or have spent years honing their skills.

It really isn't anything you can't learn inside a week.  Lucid dreams are unique, exciting and effortless.  Best of all, they cost you nothing, and by their very nature only happen when you're not doing anything else but sleeping.

It truly is impossible to communicate just how incredible lucid dreams are.  You simply just have to experience it firsthand.  Any rave reviews or description of the experience that I can give you about it simply cannot not do it justice.

So take a week of your life.  Dedicate it to learning how to lucid dream.

If you consider that you'll be doing it when you're sleeping, so it requires absolutely no additional time commitment, I think you'll agree that there really is nothing stopping you from enjoying one of the most incredible experiences available. 

Yes, better than sex.  In a lucid dream you can even have sex with whoever you like!