You need to stop lying around waiting for something because it’s not coming. You need to grab the bull by the horns if you want to pass directly into a lucid dream.
Have you ever lay meditating hoping for the dream world to form around you? It definitely can work, but it’s more likely your awareness will be so high you’ll become lucid while inside a dream later on in the night. Either that or nothing will happen.
There is a key inside the mind that can unlock the door to lucidity, and while I’m still trying to find it I know an easy way to sneak in through the back door.
Bending your mind around reality
Let’s just assume you need to initiate a feeling inside your mind that will unlock something and take you into a lucid dream. In order for you to initiate the feeling you will need to use a ‘muscle’ that’s never been used before. Some people might get it right first time, but the rest of us will be left pulling on some random strings until we pull the right one.
If you’ve read Lucid Dream On Command you’ll know I talk about the sinking feeling you need to initiate. Instead of sitting around in a meditative trance you must send your body to sleep while you hold onto your awareness. When you initiate that sinking feeling you’re secretly telling your body it’s going to sleep.
I’ve been working on something else lately and I think people will find it useful. Instead of trying to wait around until you feel tension in your head/neck to initiate the sinking feeling this technique is a little more proactive.
Could you move this giant rock?
If there was a massive rock dangling on a piece of rope would you be able to move it, or more specifically how could you move it as far as possible before it wouldn’t budge any further?
You could actually push it quite far, but only if you used a special technique You would have to push it a little then let it swing back. Once it came back to its furthest point you could take advantage of its momentum to push it a little further next time. Now let it come back even further next time and use its momentum to push it again.
If you kept doing this you would eventually be able to move it a considerable distance. It would definitely be further than if you just stood there pushing and pushing until you snapped a bone in your body.
Do you know how to let go?
When you’re meditating nothing is going to happen. You can’t create a ‘letting go’ feeling out of thin air unless you actually know how to do it, so you will have to initiate the feeling in the same way you would move the giant rock
Just to recap: the letting go feeling is the opposite of tensing. If you sat down to meditate as normal you’d be in the neutral position. We’re going to take your body into the negative which you’ve probably never done before.
Use this any time you want to practice, but start doing it after 6 hours of sleep for best results. I just use this all the time at the moment – before bed or when I wake up – because I’m trying to master it, so you could do the same.
How to break your mind free
You’re lying or sitting down and your eyes are closed. Tense your mind (or brain) in the same way you would tense or squeeze a normal muscle. Tense it gradually for around ten seconds and once you reach a certain point you can release the tension so you start moving backwards.
You will obviously be breathing during this process, so try to blend your breathing into the technique instead of letting it be a nuisance that gets in the way. Start letting go of the tension for around ten seconds then start tensing again.
Now we’re going to take time out of the equation and you can decide for yourself how far you should go when tensing. The idea is that you keep tensing and letting go and you’re trying to get further and further each time. Just get into a little rhythm you can control.
Because you’re focused on the feelings inside your head it will take care of your inner-voice, so you don’t have to worry about that. But you can still kill your inner-voice before you even use the technique. It will work quicker this way. If you’ve just woken up from a sleep your inner-voice will be quiet anyway, so just play it by ear.
Something magical will happen
So far you’ve been using a crutch. When you move further forward with the tensing feeling you automatically think you can go further back with the letting go feeling. It’s like that giant rock on the rope because if you swing it further forward it will move further backwards.
After 5-10 minutes of doing this you’ll eventually know how to initiate the letting go feeling on your own. One final time you can tense your mind as far as possible then when you let go you can keep going and you don’t need to stop. You’ll just keep letting go and letting go and letting go.
This will amaze you if you get it right. You’ll be initiating this weird letting go feeling you didn’t know existed. It will suddenly seem like you’re going backwards and you’ll be confident your body is going to fall asleep.
As I’ve said, I’m still hunting for the key that will unlock my mind, but I think being able to initiate this feeling is a huge step in the right direction.
Now you’re not waiting around
You just need to keep this letting go feeling going at the same time as trying your hardest to hold onto your awareness. By now you’re body will be on the path to sleep and your mind will be on the path to lucidity.
There could be an element of fright involved. Nothing too scary, but your mind hates when it’s losing control of your body and it will try to stop it slipping away. You might feel like you’re suddenly losing control of your mind. Just hold on and know you’re going into a lucid dream.
Now you’re not sitting around waiting for the magic to happen. You’re proactively trying to send yourself into the dream world full steam ahead.
- Don’t tense your head too hard. It’s not a competition to see how many blood vessels you can pop. You just want to squeeze very gently until you can feel something.
- Intent is very important because half the battle is convincing your body it wants to go to sleep, so remember to believe it’s working. The technique obviously doesn’t physically send you to sleep. You have to convince your mind that is what’s happening.
- Don’t try to tense your entire head because you’ll end up nowhere. You should concentrate only on the small area at the back of your head near where it starts to form with your neck. Once you start tensing very gently you’ll know exactly what to aim for.
I think the hardest part is keeping calm until it starts working. I’m always trying to jump the gun, but I’ve learned that it’s better to relax and take my time. I’d definitely recommend you do the same if you want maximum results.