How to Have Lucid Dreams


 We are most often lucid while dreaming if we are falling or flying. The intense nature of falling/flying increases our awareness to the point that we become lucid.  

  We can increase our chance of having these falling/flying episodes while dreaming by experiencing these same sensations while awake and thinking “as above so below” at the moment we have these specific sensations.   We can easily search out these experiences in several ways.

I watched the Steve McQueen movie “Bullet”. There is a very intense car chase scene in the roiling hills of San Fresco, Ca. As Steve McQueen’s powerful Mustang charged up the hill my stomach muscle would tighten in anticipation then tighten more as the car flew over the top off the hill at least ten feet in the air. Then it got worse as his car flew down the hill at unbelievable speeds, certain to crash as it tried to fly through intersections while other cars and trucks were IN the intersections! Wow. I know I am going to have a flying dream tonight just from writing this example. Remember as I am watching this I am saying to myself “as above, so below”. Simple. 

  There are many other ways to have these sensations of falling/flying. You could sit in the back seat of a car and let someone you barely trust drive down hill and come to a stop a moment after you would have stomped on the brakes. For the record be careful, don’t break any laws, don’t try any stunts and above all don’t have sex in moving cars going down hill, while no one is actually driving. Please. 

  Fast elevators, sky diving, and high platform diving are great. Even standing near the edge of a high building or cliff can induce this tightening sensation of the stomach muscle. Remember to repeat “as above so below” as you do these things. Do your prefer method x3 each day and don’t call me in the morning.  

Now you should have your falling/flying experience while dreaming and become lucid. Now the trick is to hold on to the lucid awareness as long as you want. A method that works for me is to turn slowly to my left as I fly. This helps me to not wake up. Of course, the more often you do this the better you will get. 

  One more point. While lucid and in your subconscious you can go anywhere you want, that is any were you can dream of. You can control your dreams…DD         

Dewduster Dewduster
66-70, M
9 Responses Feb 23, 2009

My method is completely different. Before I go to sleep, in my head I try to start a dream I want to have as soon as my eyes close. In my dreams I kind of half control them, half let them go where they will, but I always like to look at things really close, touch things, stuff like that. In my dreams I am always like wow this is so cool that this feels so real in a dream.

Practice, Practice...Keep a dream journal...ignore occult book stories! Write your own book…DD<br />
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P/s remember I am 66.

How does this all work? How can I get to the point you are to.

As I became used to having lucid dreams I am now able to have lucid dreams without flying/falling. Flying/falling dreams are intense enough to create a lucid state in the beginning.<br />
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Once you are lucid and able to hold on to being lucid you can go anywhere you can imagine. You can touch the face of God if you want...DD

Thank you SO MUCH ! for your kind recommendation. I will try turning to my left and see what happens.<br />
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Thanks for giving me confidence in all of this happening again and becoming more frequent with use. How amazing!<br />
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Do you have to have the flying/falling feeling in order to become lucid? Or does that just signal what is happening?<br />
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How long will it take, for me to have lucid dreams of my Husband every night?<br />
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Thank you again, SO MUCH !!!!<br />
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Angel Blessings To You Always,<br />
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LKRK, you do remember these dreams so you were lucid for a few moments. The problem is to maintain this lucid awareness.<br />
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I suggests that you imagine that you will gently roll to the left as you recall flying or falling in your dreams. This simple technique has helped me.<br />
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Like with anything else, (driving, bead work, marksmanship etc.) the more you do something the better you get at doing it.<br />
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Practice feeling the sensation of flying/falling as often as possible. Three times a day would be good. As you feel the sensation as you ride an elevator, drive down a steep hill, sky dive and/or even watch a movie were there are car chases, say to your self…as above, so below and you will have more dreams of flying/falling.<br />
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Slowly practice rotating to your left and you will get better at staying lucid the more you have this wonderful dream. Good luck…DD

I've had several dreams of flying or falling, but the lucid part evades me.<br />
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Any help?

The point of the "as above so below" exercise is to have random moments of flying dreams that allow you to be lucid and take the experience wherever you want. Jonny Depp’s pirate ship would be fun…DD

I wish i could get lucidity during my good dreams, but it's always bad ones! In fact, i can't even remember having a good dream! All ive ever done is willed myself to wake up. <br />
In fact, i'll write a story at some point, about my more memorable nightmares and see if you can decipher them, because i sure can't! LOL. I've tried to dream lucidly, even giving myself cues, so i recognise being in a dream-state (talking frog - when i see it, i know im dreaming, as frogs cant talk, but it just develops into yet another nightmarish image).<br />
Like the 'as above, so below' philosophy - reminds me of the magician in the Tarot & echoes the duality of nature, the elements and humanity.<br />
Will let you know if i ever manage lucidity during a nice dream (why do i always wake up just before johnny depp kisses me?! LOL) Kxx