How to Lucid Dream for The First Time
So you want to learn how to have your first lucid dream? Join the party.
Rest assured, you have come to the right place.
Whether you’ve dabbled in lucid dreaming without success, or have just recently discovered this wonderful mental skill and want to get started ASAP, I’m here to take you by the hand and show you exactly how it’s done …
3 Ways to Trigger Your First Lucid Dream
In case you’re not sure, here’s the scientific definition of a lucid dream. It’s any dream in which you realize you’re dreaming and/or are able to control elements of the dream. That’s it.
In terms of brain activity, you’ll be working at levels resembling full waking consciousness. Despite the fact that you’re fast asleep.
This is the paradox of lucid dreaming. But that doesn’t make it any less of a real, scientifically proven state of consciousness.
Best of all, anyone can learn how to do it. Today’s quick-start guide will cover some of the essentials.
First of all, commit to learning this truly awesome mental skill. That means accepting that you will have to work for it.
You’ll be very lucky to start lucid dreaming the first day you hear about it (although it happens, thanks to the power of unconscious incubation).
Most people need to start with some background reading and mentally prepare themselves. This website is a good place to start.
A very simple 3-step plan for beginners to get going is to:
- Write down at least one dream in your dream journal each morning.
- Perform at least 10 reality checks throughout the waking day.
- Do at least 10 minutes of mindful meditation, day or night.
Ok, I’m really skimping on the details. There’s a lot more you need to know.
But so many people ask me for the most direct route to lucid dreams – and let’s face it, you’ve got to start somewhere. This is the best place.
For most people, those are the basic minimum steps to start lucid dreaming, because they systematically train your mind to:
- Remember more dreams, more vividly.
- Become more self-aware (observant of your reality).
- Incubate your desire to recognize when you’re dreaming.
Once you’ve got those fundamentals (I call them fundamentals, because they really are the foundational pillars of lucid dreaming practice) down pat, you should start a duel approach of learning the right technique and supplementing with the right dream herb.
If you’re just starting out– and trying to have you very first lucid dream, pick a nice simple technique like the WBTB.
And use it in conjunction with a reliable herbal supplement.
Of course, you don’t need to take supplements to have lucid dreams, but if you are a beginner and looking for the most direct route to your goal– then they will give you a big helping hand.
Think of them as a tool to help your practice along, rather than a crutch to rely on.