Lucid dreams are dreams that you can actually step into and control. They are wonderful experiences that seem to occur in lighter sleep states. You are fully aware of what is happening in a lucid dream and also aware of the fact that you are dreaming. In psychology, this is referred to as meta-awareness. Lucid dreams are also usually very vivid and positive in nature, and are often bright, colorful affairs. They frequently relate to events in our lives. It is as though we can resolve problems through these dreams.
The Lucid Dream technique will help to encourage you to actively take control of your dreams and find solutions to problems.
Close your eyes and begin to breathe very slowly and deeply. Allow your mind to become still and quiet, and relax every muscle in your body from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Take as long as you need to do this and feel all the tension disappear from your body.
Now you can guide yourself into a deeper level of self-hypnosis by silently and mentally counting down from ten to one. Leave about five seconds between each number and feel every muscle in your body relax more and more. Maybe you can imagine yourself going down a beautiful, grand staircase with each descending number. Feel yourself drifting down into deeper and deeper levels of mental and physical relaxation.
Now count down again but this time repeat the affirmations that follow: ten…nine…Say the affirmation ‘I feel creative and inspired.’ Eight…seven…’I love to dream.’ Six…five…’I have so much potential inside.’ Four…three…’I can control my dreams when I sleep.’ Two…one…Go deeper and deeper to that powerful and resourceful part of you.
At this point, you should be deeply relaxed and in the ideal state to absorb affirmations. I want you to repeat the following affirmations very slowly and with real intent. Say these affirmations with real feeling and emotion. Imagine every part of you repeating the affirmations with complete conviction. Take a slow, deep breath after each affirmation. Repeat this sequence a dozen or more times. The length of time is not important – what is important is that you really feel these words are a reality.
– I am in full control of my dreams when I sleep.
– I find solutions and answers in my dreams.
– I wake up in the morning feeling creative and inspired.
– I love to dream.
At this point, you can let your imagination drift so that you can maybe find the answer to a problem without actually thinking about it. Just place your trust in finding solutions or answers in this pleasant, sleepy dream.
When you are ready, you can naturally drift off into a deep sleep where your lucid dreaming may well occur.