We spend two-thirds of our life working, socializing, and playing with our children, but we also spend one-third of our life sleeping and I think most people forget that.
When you go to bed at night I bet you just write off the next eight hours because it’s the normal thing to do. What if you could actually take advantage of those hours between when your head hits the pillow and when you wake up?
What if I told you it was possible to wake up inside your dreams so you could walk around fully-conscious doing anything your heart desired?
What is lucid dreaming?
I know it sounds crazy, but it’s actually possible to become fully conscious inside your dreams – you’ll hear it referred to as lucid dreaming. It simply means you are aware you are dreaming while inside the dream world. You can also manipulate the dream using the power of your mind.
The laws of gravity don’t exist, so you can jump in the air and fly around like Superman or spend time doing crazy things you wouldn’t dare attempt in the real world because when you’re dreaming you can’t die. It’s also possible to reprogram your mind by exposing yourself to certain situations until your subconscious mind realizes there is nothing to worry about.
Affirmations play a big role
People are finally starting to realize how powerful positive affirmations are and the world would certainly be a better place if we all practiced them. Because the subconscious mind is the architect of your dreams, affirmations are especially important if you want to take full advantage of the dream world.
There are a few ways you can use affirmations and I want to share these with you because I’d love you to try them out for yourself!
Remembering your dreams
Most people won’t be able to take full advantage of lucid dreaming until they start remembering their dreams. How in the world will you remember anything about your lucid adventures if your memory gets wiped clean as soon as you wake up? Start by giving yourself this affirmation multiples times right before you go to sleep:
“I’ll remember my dreams when I wake up in the morning and I’ll write them down”
Choosing what to dream about
Even if you are not yet lucid you will still enjoy your dreams more than anything if you can remember them. I’m sure you’ll want to dream about certain things and you can create a list so you remember them all. Before you go to sleep at night you can give yourself the following affirmation multiple times when you’re lying in bed:
“I’ll dream about X tonight”
Now we’re getting into the more exciting stuff because you’re now trying to become lucid. The main aim is to give yourself positive affirmations so something happens in your dream that stands out and when it does you’ll notice you’re dreaming. If we combined a lucid affirmation with a dream intention one it would look something like this:
“I’ll dream about X tonight and when I do I’ll realize I’m dreaming”
Once you start remembering more of your dreams you might also be able to pick out certain things that happen on a regular basis. A lot of people dream about being back at an old job, so your affirmation could be:
“If I dream about being back in my old office job I’ll instantly know I’m dreaming”
Manipulating the dream world
To manipulate the dream world you need to use the power of intent. That means if you want something to be lying behind you it will be there when you turn around, but when you’re still relatively inexperienced you sometimes need to give your subconscious mind a push in the right direction. If you wanted something to appear behind you when you turned around you could say:
“When I turn around a dream portal will be there ready to take me to Mars”
Please remember this last one will only work once you are inside a lucid dream, but when you finally get to test it out I promise it will blow your mind!
Test them out for yourself!
Don’t feel like you need to stick to the examples I’ve given you. I’m a huge believer that it’s not the actual words that help; it’s the connection between you and your subconscious mind, so your affirmations will be more powerful if they come from you. Go through each of these and test them for yourself; they don’t always work first time, but if you persevere you will see results.
This is a Guest Post from Jamie Alexander
Jamie Alexander loves fighting giant gorillas, snowboarding down deadly mountains, and jumping out of a helicopter without a parachute inside his lucid dreams, but when he is wide awake he writes about lucid dreaming over at Lucid Ability Dot Com.