Instant Lucid Dreams?

ildlogoI’m back, Interwebs!

It’s been a full two weeks since my last post! How did that happen?

Truth is, I’ve been tired. When I haven’t been working, parenting, and all that other adult stuff, I’ve been burning the midnight oil diving into a video marketing course. I’m learning how to market products, services, blogs (like this), and other stuff using YouTube in way that has proven to produce great results. Due to my focus on mastering this, I’ve let my focus on lucid dreaming slip a little. Despite this, I’ve had a couple of lucid dreams, one last night. 



I’d say that on a scale of lucidity the dreams were somewhere between the Semi-Lucid and Lucid dream levels accord to Ed Kellogg’s Lucidity Continuum. In the dream last night I had a recognition that it was a dream (I have no relocation of what prompted this), but I did not remember to do what I had previously set the intention to do while in a lucid dream while in waking life, but instead went flying. It was as if I was aware that I could control my environment and violate the laws of physics, but I still did so while in the general context of the dream.

Compared to my first ever lucid dream where I found myself in the home I grew up in, looking in wonder around me at this amazing, theatre stage-like recreation of its kitchen, last night’s lucid dream was much “dimmer”, if we are to use Ed’s analogy of lucid dreaming levels being like a dimmer switch for a light, as I read in Robert Waggoner’s new book.  It’s definitely a nice positive step in the right direction considering I’ve been a bit off of my daily routine. Maybe that’s a good thing sometimes.

To reinvigorate my lucid dreaming practice, I have purchased a new lucid dreaming course called Instant Lucid Dreams. One of the thing that caught my eye with this course is that the creator guarantees you will have a lucid dream within 7 days if you follow the guide. They also promise to incorporate the latest research into the course to provide more effective methods of inducing lucid dreams, as they say the “30 year old” methods that most people use are hard to learn and generally ineffective. This is from the sales page of the course (I took the liberty of correcting some obvious spelling errors):
“Development in psychological and neuroscience research have uncovered the biological foundations of lucid dreaming, and given us proven techniques for inducing lucid dreams night after night.

We now know, exactly which areas of the brain are responsible for turning regular dreams into lucid dreams, and we know how to bring these areas online, even while you are fast asleep!

The Instant Lucid Dreams course has built on these findings, and developed a 21st century method which combines; Brainwave Entrainment, Hypnosis, Autosuggestion, Subliminal Processing, and Neuro-Lingusitic Programming with the most powerful lucidity inducing techniques into a simple step-by-step process that you can use to reliably and consistently induce Lucid Dreams.
That’s enticing and exciting ad copy right there! Now, I don’t know if Dr. Stephen Laberge would appreciate having someone call the methods he writes about in his book, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, “massively out of date”, but who knows, maybe Laberge himself has incorporated new findings and techniques into his current work. No doubt if and when the NovaDreamer 2 launches we’ll get a update on what he’s been up to as well.

For now, the proof is in the pudding. I’ll be doing a 7 day run with the Instant Lucid Dreams course starting tomorrow and I hope to have at least one (if not several) lucid dreams by the end of the week. As I take this “7 Day Instant Lucid Dreams Challenge”, I’ll be blogging about it daily with my progress, feedback and updates.

Good dreams,

Darby

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