Dream Killers

There are two big things that I have found to be the most inhibitive of having control in a dream.  Those two things are FEAR and DOUBT. 

Have you ever had a dream where you were being chased and it felt like you were running in mud or you couldn’t quite reach safety regardless of how fast you ran or how close you were to it?  It is  your doubt of being able to escape or make it to safety that holds you back.  Fear also plays into this.  Fear causes hesitation and distress.  It can interupt your thoughts keeping you frozen from any useful action.  This is true while awake and dreaming, however, in dreams it is magnified.

The practice of lucid dreaming helps to overcome these dream killers.  With enough practice, nightmares tend to not happen as often or at all in some cases.  For me, I never have nightmares and even the bad dreams are hard to catagorize as “bad”.  This holds true for dreaming in general; not just lucid dreaming.  I find that when I am not intentionally lucid dreaming, I still tend to keep a certain level of control even when I am not guiding the dream.

This can be a very profoundly awesome experience, especially when you get pretty good at realizing you are in a dream. 

So, how can we reduce FEAR and DOUBT?  You can shed yourself of fear and doubt, at least in the dream world, by simply telling yourself there is nothing to fear and that you are in control.  Say this in some form that has real meaning to you before going to sleep.  It is one of many mantras that can be performed in order to learn to dream lucidly.  As you will likely discover in your search for the “how to” of lucid dreaming, the ultimate goal is to convince your mind that you want to be aware that you are dreaming and also that you can have control over your dreams.

As I have said in other posts, don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t happen the first time out.  It may take many attempts and your success will vary based on your sleep habits.  Just keep trying and you will be amazed at what you can do in your dreams.  Your only limitation is your imagination.

Imagine flying at will or driving at super high speed.  Imagine you are a secret agent.  There are few boundaries in  your mind.  If you make it a point to reduce your fear and doubt within your dreams, you will be lucid dreaming in no time.

2 Responsesto “Dream Killers”

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  2. Candice Rabe says:

    hello thanks for the article.

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