Do you want to have a sexy lucid dream (or any kind of lucid dream), but you’re not sure how to get lucid? Then this blog is for you! These are the lucid dream induction techniques with which I have had the most success …
Setting a Strong Intention. Set an intention to become lucid in your dreams, and include why you want to become lucid. If your intention includes how your lucidity will benefit others, that will make it even more powerful. An example of a powerful intention is: “My intention is to become lucid in my dreams so that I can explore my sexuality so that I may have greater acceptance for all sexual expressions that exist in the universe.” Make sure that the intention is authentic for you. After you have set the intention, release it and remain unattached to the outcome.
Dream Journaling or Voice Recording. Immediately upon waking up in the morning, write (or voice record) your dreams. This will send a message to your subconscious mind that you are prioritizing your dream world. If you cannot remember anything at first, don’t worry, simply continue to bring your awareness to your dreams in the morning, and eventually you will remember more and more. Write down anything that you remember, even if it’s just a sense of what might have happened.
Do Frequent State Checks Throughout the Day. During the day, pause and ask yourself the question, “Am I dreaming?” Look around at the world and try to view it as if it were a dream (because it is!) You can also “check your state” in one of the following ways: look at your hand, look for your shadow, try to find the sun and the moon, or jump into the air. If you do any of these actions in a dream, you will notice something is off. For example, when I look at my hand in a dream, it might look huge with super long skinny fingers. The more you look at your hand in your waking life, the more likely you will do so in a dream, and in this way you can realize that you are dreaming.
Seed your Dreams with Pre-Sleep Mindfulness. Whatever is going on in your mind as you fall asleep seeds your dreams. So if you want to have a sexual dream, think sexual thoughts before you go to sleep. In vivid detail, visualize precisely what you want to experience in your dreams. Do not let yourself get carried away by your thoughts, however. You are the creator of your thoughts, remember that. You want to be very mindful in the time before you fall asleep so that your mindfulness comes with you into your dreams.
Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming. This is perhaps the most powerful lucid dreaming technique I know. Earlier in the night, we spend more time in deep sleep and less time in REM. Later in the night and into the morning, the opposite is true. This is why we have more dreams closer to the morning. Wake induced lucid dreaming or WILD is the technique of waking up in the middle of the night (usually after 4 to 6 hours of sleeping) and intentionally staying awake for at least 20 minutes before re-entering dream land. If you meditate or practice mindfulness during this time frame, all the better. With this technique, we are attempting to bring our waking consciousness with us directly into our dreams.
Mnemonic Induction. This is another super powerful technique that you can use when you wake up from a dream in the middle of the night. Immediately upon waking, go over the details of the dream in your mind a few times. Then you will add into the dream a memory of yourself becoming lucid and doing whatever you want to do. For example, you may imagine that you became lucid, found a lover and made love to him or her. Keep repeating this memory over and over again as you fall back asleep.
I hope these techniques are as helpful for you as they have been for me. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. I wish you luck in your dreaming pursuits!