You can bring things out of the dream world. That’s a fact.
I don’t mean anything physical in case you think I’ve lost my marbles.
I want to attempt my very first lucid experiment. Something I haven’t seen attempted before. I want to learn a certain skill inside the dream and be able to perform it in the real world.
The skill is a handstand. I want to learn to perform a handstand in my dreams then hopefully hold one for 10 seconds while awake.
Here’s my history of handstands
I thought I would learn handstands 6 months ago. A cool way to exercise, or so I thought. My handstands lasted less than 1 second before I crashed into the ground. I got bored after a few days and gave up.
I tried one a few days ago in my dream. Initially I was testing if being upside down would help stabilize the dream. By messing up my center of gravity like spinning, if you like.
The handstand was no problem. I held it. The dream began to go and I was out. I’ve not tested it since and here I am. Ready to begin my experiment.
The rules of the experiment
The rules are — there are no rules. (which is good because I’ve changed them slightly)
I’ll practice handstands in my dreams until I feel satisfied. I’ll carry them out near the beginning of the dream before I get distracted by some naked woman or something.
I’ll kick up and use a little dream help to hold me in position, then I’ll attempt to hold it for as long as I can.
After the practice sessions I’ll test it in the real world. Three attempts is all I get. If I can’t do it the experiment is a failure, so I want to give myself enough time until I feel ready.
Let’s get our lab coats ready
This is where I put my scientific cap on. I don’t want to look up special words. This is RAW stuff floating about my head. It could be miles off. Who cares?
We all know that practice makes perfect. We repeatedly train our motor skills and they get better. If you practice balancing upside down your brain will adapt and you improve. Makes sense.
The brain can’t tell the difference between where it’s getting the data. In the real world our senses send electrical impulses to our brain. In the dream world we still get those signals. Strange, but true.
I think I can build up the motor skills required to do a handstand in a dream and the brain won’t know the difference. I should be able to do it when I’m awake. Magic, huh? If it works.
What does it even mean?
Unfortunately, this doesn’t show you can learn a handstand from scratch inside a dream. Remember I can already stay up for a second, so my brain already knows what the equilibrium feels like. It does mean you can improve your skills.
This isn’t some super serious experiment where I’m trying to claim some world record in learning the handstand in my dreams.
I just want to know if I it works.
It’s only the beginning. This is a baby experiment. The simple handstand. I’m going to be coming back with much bigger experiments so watch out.
I’ll report back my findings as soon as I have them.
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