Still Learning The Technique

Long, long ago, there were workshops on "lucid dreaming'. I'm not quite sure how I ended up going to one. was an interesting weekend, and I did learn a few things.

Here it is years (decades) later, and I am still practicing, and still learning.

It's always an interesting experience to me when I can actually 'plan' my dream. And it has come in handy when I've needed some problem solving, that obviously I'm just not seeing.

But, it's inexact, so it doesn't always work out the way I planned.

What I have found works for  me is incorportating some of the meditation techniques, with the dream direction techniques from the workshop.

The other thing I have noticed is, I am more able to recall dreams, especially when I've been working on a lucid track. Even the ones I haven't directed.

I try to write down my dreams as soon as I wake up. Now except for the ones that are totally random, and my head playing in dreamland; such as trying to catch a giant green butterfly, most of my dreams take patterns that usually can be traced to specific points.The lucid dreaming techiniques enable me to work through some of the crisis moments a lot easier.

I'd love to be able to work through one that is relatively fresh to me, but it's still at the nightmare stage. So, maybe not.


Tzech Tzech
46-50, F
3 Responses Feb 20, 2010

I've also found myself at a lucid dreams workshop. It was unplanned as I wandered into the opportunity at a music festival.<br />
On most occassions when I've caught myself in a dream, it's over and i'm conscious.<br />
However there have been a few successes.<br />
I'm a big believer in training the mind, so I'll keep on with mastering this.

it is pretty cool. Especially when it works. One of those things it will probably take me a lifetime to master.

very cool! :)