Lately the topic of lucid dreams has been coming up more and more between my facebook wall and other sites I have noticed. As most of you know lucid dreams are when you are physically aware you are dreaming and as such have control over your dreams. Think of the movie inception, this would be a good comparison to get you thinking in the right direction. While this is an extremely interesting it is not a common thing for people to be able to have lucid dreams.
There have been a couple pictures floating around the internet of the past few weeks describing how to have lucid dreams but even these are not a sure thing. The basic technique is to lay on your back and lay completely still for 20-30 mins until your body enters sleep paralysis. Keeping your arms at your sides the most important thing is to stay perfectly still, your body will send you signals to change position or have an itch and you must ignore these. If you are successful in staying awake when your body enters sleep paralysis you will be able to open your eyes and as soon as you close them a dream will start. With some practice you should be able to realize your dreaming and eventually control your dreams.
I have personally tried this method several times with no success. I am not a person that often remembers dreams anyway so I don't think I am a good candidate to have lucid dreams. The few dreams I do remember are often as soon as I wake up and then I forget them within a matter of a couple minutes.
Dreams in themselves are very interesting and throughout history people have tried to decipher the meaning behind them. Back in ancient times people believed dreams were from god and those that could "interpret" them were held in very high regard. The allure of dreams today to me at least is for the time that you are dreaming it is your reality. Dreams have no limits anything and everything can happen and they are a very interesting view into your own subconscious.
When you think about something a lot in a day it can carry over into dreams. While I have had that when stressing about a test or something along those lines dreams can also be really random. I have had dreams with people from high school I haven't seen or had contact with in years and they somehow show up in my dreams. It confuses me how people I haven't even thought about in months are showing up in dreams. I don't really know if I personally believe that dreams mean anything but they are interesting nonetheless.
The biggest draw for I think everyone to lucid dreaming is the ability to be able to do anything. The bounds of dreams are limitless and you could stage wars to zombie apocalypses in the safety of your own subconscious. Hope you guys enjoyed and thanks for reading. I will post more later in the week hope to see you back then.