Are your lucid dreams as vivid as real life?
Or are they as unstable as gulping down a liter of magic mushroom shake, getting poked in the eye then being told to walk across a trampoline as a sumo wrestler bounces up and down behind you?
If that made you laugh then you know the feeling. Or it just wasn’t funny :).
You have either experienced it in the past — good — or it’s happening to you now — bad.
If it’s happening just now, you can fix it.
You don’t have to worry
It’s normal. Dreams aren’t always the best quality. This happens more often, and more extremely, when you wake up inside a dream. If you can go straight into a lucid dream from a wakened state it’s never as bad.
In fact, it’s often perfect. The only way you know it’s a dream is because you see giants with huge hammers building bridges, or beautiful women in long white dresses flying past you.
Waking up inside a dream has its drawbacks.
What have you done in the past to fix it?
They’ll tell you to anchor yourself in, which is good advice. Look at your hands. By staring at the tiny details in your hand your dream will come into focus.
It works. Staring at your hands is a great way to help your picture. Magic things happen when you stare at your hands. If you haven’t tried it, it’s probably the first thing you will ever do when you become lucid.
It will be the second time you are amazed. The first will be when you realize you are in a world inside your head, or maybe somewhere else.
You will also speak to the dream
You will call out, “Stabilize NOW,” or, “Focus NOW,” which is all well and good.
You call out to the dream and it will help you. Maybe. It usually does.
Your subconscious (the dream) is always listening. If you call out the above commands it helps.
It will make your dreams a lot more clear. A lot more stable.
I think this is better
Instead of making commands to the dream you can speak to it like a friend. Give it more details to go on. I’ve been playing about with this lately and I think it has some substance.
I learned about treating your subconscious like a friend when I was studying self-hypnosis. It was actually just thanking it after your session, but maybe if we treat our subconscious like a friend you will have better results in the dream world.
When you want the dream to become more lifelike, instead of saying, “Focus NOW,” call out:
Make it look like the real world.
You still won’t get it right first time. So instead of asking the above it usually ends up something like:
Make it look like the real world… Please. Come on, please make it look like the real world… NOW.
Now after I’ve finished calling this out, along with all the pleases and specific details, the dream world starts to look lifelike, so much so it would be hard to tell the difference.
If you think about it…
The subconscious is smart. It knows what the real world looks like, or at least your perception of it from an awakened state. Maybe we need to take this into account when we ask it stuff.
Go try it, then come back here and leave a comment telling me what happened.
And don’t forget to thank it when it delivers, like you should always do with your friends :).