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The Science of Lucid Dreaming

The Science of Lucid Dreaming

How To Take A Compliment Why you should learn to lucid dream | Yes, I Can! by Robin Nixon If you’ve never experienced it then you may find it hard to understand what lucid dreaming is all about. In fact you may be thoroughly sceptical and dismiss the whole thing as silly nonsense. But I can tell you from personal experience that lucid dreams are very real and something that many millions of people regularly enjoy. Note: Due to the huge amount of interest that this post has generated I am now seriously considering writing a book on the subject, and I would welcome input from anyone with an interest. If you have any anecdotes, suggestions, dreams or anything else you’d like to share with me for possible inclusion in the book, please email me. These types of dreams are hyper-real in that when you experience one it is bursting with vibrant colour, there’s often marvellous music playing in the background (if you listen for it), the air is the freshest and sweetest you’ve ever smelled, and you are the healthiest you have ever been (or could ever be). Experiencing a lucid dream

What Are Affirmations and How to Use Them By Remez Sasson What Are Affirmations Affirmations are sentences aimed to affect the conscious and the subconscious mind. The words composing the affirmation, automatically and involuntarily, bring up related mental images into the mind, which could inspire, energize and motivate. What Affirmations Do? They motivate. When and How to Repeat Affirmations 1) Devote some special times during the day for repeating them. 2) Repeat them wherever you are, and whenever you want and have the time. Before starting, ask yourself whether you really want to get what you want to affirm for. Affirm with love, faith, feeling and interest, and feel and believe that your desire has already been fulfilled. It is natural for the mind to bring up doubts and negative thoughts, especially if your current environment and situation are very different from what you want to achieve. Examples Affirmations for success: It is easy and simple to achieve success. About the Author

Lucid Dreaming Frequently Asked Questions Answered by The Lucidity Institute Version 2.4 © Lucidity Institute (contact us) This FAQ is a brief introduction to lucid dreaming: what it is, how to do it, and what can be done with it. There are several excellent sources of information on lucid dreaming, the most reliable and extensive of which is the Lucidity Institute website ( Other sources are listed below. "I first heard of lucid dreaming in April of 1982, when I took a course from Dr. 3.4 WHAT TECHNOLOGY IS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST LUCID DREAMING TRAINING? Sleeping and Memory Memory is an aspect of cognitive functioning that involves the encoding, storage, consolidation and recall of experiences, learning and recognition. The process of memory formation is afforded by the ability of the brain to make basic structural changes within the synapses (the junction between neurons). These changes create biochemical associations with the events being recorded. This process is called synaptic plasticity. Although memories are encoded very quickly in the brain (in milliseconds), they are also being changed during consolidation. Beyond instantaneous encoding of memories, the other processes of memory formation require sleep. Memory stabilization proceeds faster during sleep whether daytime nap or nocturnal sleep. The Different Stages of Sleep Cycle Although sleep appears to be a linear progression of rest and dreams, it is really a cycle of 5 stages. The 5 stages of sleep are divided into REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep. In Conclusion

Lucid dreaming academy | What’s On Your Gratitude List Today? We all know how focusing on the things that we’re grateful for can turn around a negative mood but have you made this a daily practice? I started my own version of this years ago in the form of The 10/10 Exercise. Each day I write at least ten things for which I’m grateful. I try to write about ten different things each day so the practice doesn’t become a rote exercise and to ensure that I notice more of the wonderful people and things in my life. After putting myself into a great mood writing about things I’m grateful for, I follow it by writing at least ten things that I want to attract into my life. Today I thought I would share with you some of the many things that have appeared in my gratitude list. Be grateful if you have eyes to see these things, a nose to smell them, ears to hear them, a mouth to taste them, hands to touch them and a heart to feel them. The petals of a flower The eyelashes of a baby The smell of a puppy The rainbow of colors in a sunrise and sunset Big hugs Love

Subliminal Lucid Dreaming Video Copyright © Pete Casale Our subliminal lucid dreaming video aims to program your subconscious mind to do a number of things: Remember your dreams Increase the intensity of your dreams Increase your self awareness in dreams Trigger lucid dreams more often The videos are in two parts below. Please allow time to load (up to a minute on slower connections) or download (10MB) direct to your computer. Subliminal Lucid Dreaming Video (Part 1) Watch Part 1 with sound right now and follow all the instructions. Subliminal Lucid Dreaming Video (Part 2) The best time to watch Part 2 is just before going to sleep. Do NOT watch this video if you have photosensitive epilepsy Download The Videos Some people have asked if they can download the videos to watch anytime. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Do Subliminals Work? There are numerous scientific studies which suggest we are receptive to subliminal messages, and act on them in different ways. Here's what some people have said via our forum: About The Author

How to Practice Gratitude – Helpful Tips (and focus on what's really important.) In a stuck moment, it’s hard to see positive forces when obstacles are blaring and fears are looming. This is a good time to be grateful. Thing is, people aren’t hardwired to be grateful. Gratitude puts situations into perspective. Unstuck helps us achieve what's important to us Unstuck helps you solve life’s problems, big and small, by looking at what has you stuck and how to change that. 9 ways to cultivate gratitude 1 Notice your day-to-day world from a point of gratitude and be amazed at all the goodness we take for granted. The power of paying a compliment When Mark Twain said, "I can live two months on a good compliment," he only told half the story. Here are five do’s and don’ts to make the most of giving and receiving of admiration: DO be genuine. Gratitude gizmos Special equipment isn’t necessary for practicing gratitude — the real work goes on in your head and heart. A website to publicly post what you are grateful for.

Lucid Dreaming Tips - How to Lucid Dream - Tips for Lucid Dreaming / Lucid Dreams The Six Basic Steps There are many techniques and methods that you can use for inducing lucid dreams, but there is an underlying process behind most, if not all of them. I have broken this underlying process down into six basic steps to serve as a foundation for your lucid dream training. In case you are wondering how long it will take for you to have your first one, just follow through with the steps and have faith that you will have one. 1) Doing the Mental Prep-Work 2) Increasing dream recall 3) Keeping a dream journal 4) Becoming familiar with your Dreams 5) Adding Awareness to your Waking Consciousness 6) Linking your Awareness to your Dreams Step One) Doing the Mental Prep-Work This step involves setting up the right mental foundation and building a mental framework that will maximize your success. Here are four key questions that you need to ask yourself. "Do you think you can do this?" "Do you think dreams are important?" "Do you really want to have lucid dreams?" So be positive. 1.)

How to Start a Gratitude Practice and Change Your Life “When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” -Lao Tzu Somewhere in the distant past, out here in New Zealand, I recall someone saying to me “Be grateful for small mercies.” Back in the 1950s, when I was a small girl, that meant being grateful for the simple things that made up the better part of my life. As I grew, I forgot that piece of advice that someone, probably my beautiful grandmother, gave me way back then. Like so many people in the world in 2010, troubles were crowding in on me. My American same-sex partner and I had not been able to see each other for over a year, due to both the usual constraints—American immigration law does not recognize our relationship—and the not so usual – the recession, joblessness, bankruptcy, and threatened foreclosure on our American home. In July my father died in New Zealand and it was at that point I threw in the towel. At that moment I fired off an email to the great love of my life in New York. And so we did. 1. 2.

Top 10 tips on how to lucid dream « How To Lucid Dream digg For those of you who like to get straight to the good stuff, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 tools that you can use to learn how to lucid dream. These are so good that you probably won’t need to use any more than two or three before you start having some degree of lucidity. 1. Take naps. Napping during the day not only means you’ll be less tired (increasing likelihood of lucid dreams), but it gives you an extra chance to practice. 2. If you stumble through your waking life in a haze, make it a habit to take more notice of the external world. 3. Music has the ability to trigger just about any emotion you can think of. 4. Unless you snore heavily, a voice-activated tape recorder put on your bedside table will be able to record any sounds you make during the night. 5. Consuming foods with strong flavors or spices has an interesting effect on the body, just as taking some drugs or medications can do. “The Dream” – Pablo Picasso (1932) 6. 8. Wake yourself up during the night. 9. 10.