WARNING: Some of the techniques can put you into "sleep paralysis," and also you can discover very overwhelming facts about who you are. Avoid if you commonly have very negative thoughts.
What is lucid dreaming? Lucid dreaming is becoming aware that you're in a dream state. For example, being in the middle of a dream and thinking "hey! I'm dreaming."
Step 1: realize that it will take some time to perfect this and you will not always have COMPLETE control of the dream. Settings, people, and situations are still formed naturally by your subconscious
Frequently ask yourself, "am I dreaming" throughout the day and if it becomes a habit you have a high chance of realizing this in a dream.
KEEP A DREAM JOURNAL. This is very important. Keep it beside your bed and easily accessible to write down your dreams. This works your brain on remembering your dreams and this is key.
Trick 1: If you think you are dreaming, look at the clock, look away, and look back. The time will be different from the first time you looked if you're dreaming.
Trick 2: It is extremely important to stay calm when you realize you are in a dream. If you find yourself slipping out of awareness, look at your hands and focus on the details.
Trick 3: Try leaning on a wall. It's often to fall through them if you are dreaming.
You are probably wondering, "how do I make whatever I want appear!?" Close your eyes, focus on it deeply. That simple.
Techniques into getting into lucidity are very extensive and I cannot put enough words in these little boxes to explain them. Google is awesome. I may do a separate guide on sleep techniques.
- Comfortable bed
- Your brain
- Option: Journal