Here’s something a little different for you and I hope you find it useful.
Instead of me publishing articles all the time I thought it would be cool for all of you to share your lucid experiences because it will help others. This way we all get to learn from a mixed bunch of people and use it to improve our lucid ability.
If you would like to share your tips, tricks, and knowledge with the rest of us here at LA then please get in contact with me through the form at the top of the page. Anyone who has something that will help out is more than welcome.
You can also let me know if there are any questions you’d like me to ask in the future.
Today’s interview comes from Joe Davine, from Get Lucid. Joe and his friend Smith have a cool podcast going on at their site, so remember to check it out. You can also find him on Twitter @joedavineuk.
Hey Joe, let’s jump in with a question that can help motivate someone who’s yet to experience their first lucid dream. What is your absolute favorite thing about lucid dreaming?
My favorite thing has to be the unlimited possibilities to create any scenario or climate. It really is true freedom! My favorite part in specific is the feeling I get when I realize I am in a dream via a reality check that involves me holding my nose and breathing. It is not only a rush of euphoria but also a strange windy feeling through my face!
You must have experienced some struggles that could help us out. Do you mind sharing what they were?
I always struggle with full control during lucidity, however everyone experiences this at some point. My main struggle is fitting lucid dreaming around my busy life schedule. I really am finding it hard to get lucid during busy periods of my waking life!
If waking up inside your dreams has taught you anything what would it be?
To start having more sex in real life! Then I might stop doing it in my lucid experiences and actually attempt to do something productive haha!
You must have learned lots from your time in the dream world, but have you managed to transfer anything over and apply it in real life?
Of course, lucid dreaming has given me more focus on life goals, and also a much larger awareness of my surroundings. It really helped me concentrate whilst cycling a ton and allowed me to avoid dangerous situations on the road. I am yet to practice guitar in my lucid dream, but I know one day I will stop having sex and I’ll do something more interesting!
You must have had a favorite lucid dream, right?
Well this is unanswerable really as I have had so many badass dreams that I couldn’t pinpoint a specific one. The time I almost talked to my “higher self” but was tricked into enjoying some female company was pretty funny. I have had a ton of awesome dreams though so I wouldn’t call it the best!
Do you have any specific techniques you like to use, either to become lucid or control the dream?
My favorite technique by far is what I have dubbed the telephone remote! To attempt to control things in a lucid dream I pretend I am holding a phone (if I cannot find one that is) and start talking as if I have already organized events to happen. I can then say things like “oh is that the door” and expect to find the person I was “talking” to on the phone to turn up. It works a very high percentage of the time and takes a fun amount of creativity to achieve.
Is there an ultimate lucid dream you’d like to achieve in the future?
Not really, I think you should just go with the flow and take things one step at a time!
Have you experienced any strange far off lands that blew you away?
My dreams seem to be heavily tied to the waking world so I haven’t really experienced a strange unimagined destination before, maybe that should be my next lucid focus.
If you could go back to the start would you do anything differently?
Do you have any words of encouragement you’d like to share with us?
Keep the juices flowing and you will always find time to enjoy what the dream state has to offer. You can lose your mind attempting to lucid dream for the first time but just enjoy the subject and things will come. Also try not to concentrate on the WILD technique when you first start, I always find it tends to put new lucid dreamers off.
Hey Joe, thanks so much for taking the time to give us some great answers. Good luck with your future lucid adventures and hopefully you can come back to share more amazing stuff with us in the future.