Reality testing (or reality checking) is a common technique used applied by people to check whether or not they are dreaming. It involves several exercises to make sure that the obtained results differ from those produced by a dreaming person. If you practice these tests during awakening time, you may eventually decide to conduct those tests while dreaming, upon which, if you fail, you will realize that you are actually dreaming.
Dream signs are another form of reality testing, which might give you indications that you are dreaming. You can record your dreams in a dream journal and later make analysis the most common themes to determine your own dream signs. There are many kinds of dream signs, however, they usually reflect the waking life of the person who has the dream. Though, without any logic. An important technique for achieving lucid dream stage is recognizing your dream signs , and helping yourself to become consciously aware of the dream state.
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The following most common dream signs:
Context.The situation or place in your dream is very strange. It includes fictional characters or unusual places.
Action. You personally or an object is doing something unusual or merely impossible in awakening state, such as flying, jumping from the roof or mountain, running great distances, walking through walls, teleporting from place to place, observing moving and dancing stars, driving different vehicles, or listening to people who don’t move their lips, etc.
Powerlessness. You feel lossing your own strength or can’t run. This sign indicates a loss of senses, such as vision or hearing.
Awareness. There is a loss of normal logic, a peculiar thought, a strong , an unusual sensation or emotion, or toytally modified surrounding. Occasionally, when you try to move your head from side to side, you may notice a strange stuttering or the clattering of the image.
Form.If something in your dream is oddly formed, or transformed, it means another dream sign.
Situation. Another dream sign is when you see yourself sleeping or dreaming, as well as you do something in your dream when other people around don’t.This dream sign could be noticed when you looks at a clock or your wrist watch, looks away, and then looks right back. You might see that the time has changed, strange symbols all of a sudden appeared on the watch face or even the watch could disappear altogether.
Clocks. You looks at a clock or your wrist watch, away, then look back, and you might notice that the time has changed, strange symbols appear on the watch face, or even the watch can disappear all together.
Fingers. You might notice an abnormal number of fingers (5 and more on your hand). You can build up a routine of periodically asking yourself throughout the day if you are dreaming by performing some of the tasks above. This routine will eventually force you to do them during your dream and taking you directly to lucidity when dream signs are remembered and fully recognized.
Prolongation. The only problem for people trying to achieve lucid dreams is waking up prematurely. This premature awakening can be frustrating, especially after sending considerable time into achieving lucidity dream in the first place. Stephen LaBerge has proposed two unique ways to prolong lucid dream.
* The first technique involves spinning your body. He proposed that when spinning, the dreamer is exciting cirtain parts of the brain being involved in REM activity, and helping to prolong REM sleep.
* The second technique is rubbing your hands. This technique is intended to engage your brain in producing the sensation of rubbing hands, preventing your mind from swinging into awakening. LaBerge has happened to test his ideas on 34 volunteers by asking them to either spin, rub their hands, or do nothing. Results showed that:
* 90% of all dreams were prolonged by hand rubbing and
* 96% prolonged by spinning
* just 33% were prolonged without any action.
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Part 2 covers more advanced methods in which you can take command of your lucid dreaming by doing Wake Induced Lucid Dreams or WILDs. You’ll learn a powerful visualization called a teleporting OBE exit that you can use to do a WILD, you’ll also learn how to craft your own efficient visualizations.
In Part Two you’ll learn how to:
* Create a space in your subconscious that you can subconscious immerse your focus into to have a WILD
* Shift your focus into the part of your brain that generates mental imagery and away from the physical reality you usually see.
* Develop your own efficient visualizations to achieve firm subconscious spaces
* Fix blindness in lucid dreams and sense your surroundings without using vision
* Solve problems associated with relaxation such as involuntary muscle twitching, itching and the swallow reflex.