Lucid Dreaming for Dream-Building

Have you ever had a lucid dream?  Essentially, lucid dreaming is the experience of realizing you’re dreaming within the dream.  Most people rarely have these, and even then they suddenly wake up out of confusion or lose control of what is occurring in the dream.  This is a shame because you can actually take hold of the dream and create blissful experiences for yourself! These positive moments can help bolster your thinking around your self potential and abilities.

I have a rather silly example of lucid dreaming that I love sharing because it illustrates some of the wonderful possibilities of fun, that can be had during one of these episodes.  As I was walking down a street, I had the sudden realization that I was not in “reality” and was indeed having a dream. I had already had many experiences with lucid dreaming so I decided to use this one for some fun.  Having made the quick decision to eat a ton of sweets guilt-free (no calories!), I “happened” to pass by a bakery and walked in. I’ll never forget the joy I felt as I ate several pastries and grabbed some more on the way out the door for good measure.   Funny enough, a “dream cop” started to chase me down the street! I ran and laughed the entire way, knowing I couldn’t really be arrested and that the entire scenario was just my subconscious mind at work! However, that did not take away the delicious taste of the pastries, I can assure you.

I use this as a light example of having fun, but there is great potential in exploring lucid dreams.  You can explore faraway lands, fly through the air, face fears, revisit loved ones, etc. The possibilities are endless!

 Perhaps the most incredible aspect of this subconscious adventure is the concrete results it can have on your real day to day life.  After an enthralling lucid dream, you will wake up happy and refreshed, and perhaps most importantly, with a sense of accomplishment and self love!

There is more literature now than ever on the experience of lucid dreaming and subconscious mind exploration.  I encourage you to take a look and try it out for yourself. The more you practice the greater you can become. Sweet dreams!

The Manifestation of Dreams Through Baby Steps: Take that Next Step

When a large dream looms in our consciousness, it is natural to be a bit paralyzed by fear or indecision at key moments.  It can seem far away or unrealisable. However, it is during such moments that we are truly tested. How much do we really desire to take our lives to the next level? How committed are we to our goals?

The Universe will take notice of your psyche during these times.  Do you get up and tackle the day to the best of your ability, or do you give up in frustration?

A common misconception exists which dictates big and quick results are the markers of success.   However, anyone that has accomplished anything of great value can tell you that their current situation was a result of many days of “mini-successes”, one building on top of each other…with a fair amount of failures along the way that had to be learned.

It’s an incredible thing to observe how taking that next small step can give you a sense of confidence and excitement which will lead to the next step, and the next, and so on, by signaling to the world that you are making a decision to proceed, doors open and opportunities present themselves.  

One of my favourite books of all time is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  The story involves a young boy on a journey to find his treasure.  He is often tested in terms of his passion to follow his dream, and is told, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

 In an uncanny manner, he learns this to be true. As he takes each step, he is moved closer and closer to his goal.  This does not mean he isn’t tested, but he proves himself worthy of his dream.

We can all learn a bit from this inspirational character!  Do we take those next steps, or remain paralyzed? Take that next baby steps and watch miracles unfold.  The Universe is listening.