You use your brain to achieve the same thing in a dream: flip a light switch
without waking, or change a page without waking up. You use your ability to be
in a dream state to take control of your reality.
You’ve seen a few scenes before, and that’s it. When you see them again, they
aren’t any more “real” than the time you’ve spent in that dream state. Why not
The only difference between a waking dream and a lucid dream is that your
lucid dream state is more controlled. And in control, the dream begins to
matter. It begins to define what you’re going to do, what you’re going to eat,
and what you’re going to sleep.
To take control of a lucid dream, you must have an active interest in it, and
can create structures around it, so it’s there when you need it.
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The only way to do this is to train your brain into the specific patterns of
your lucid dream state. The first thing I teach people to do to help
themself in lucid dreaming is to have a very vivid and detailed mental image of
their dreamscape, one they call a mental “movie”. I call it a mental movie
because it acts like a movie, has character acting, camera moving, etc.
I teach people to use their mental movie as they perform in their lucid dream
state. So their mental movie is their dream, it isn’t something they’ve
created in the dream.
Your mind is the only part of your body that can remember your dreamscape. So
you must have a “movie” that’s fully and totally vivid, even when you go to
sleep. If you want to wake up in a lucid dream, you must have this “movie” all
day, every day.
The second thing I teach people to do is, to create an “entourage” that gets
them out of their dreamscape and into a lucid dream.
If your dreamscape is in a city, like San Francisco, let’s say you’re in a
street in the city. You’re walking down a street, and at any moment people
who know you can show up–a stranger, a police officer–to tell you that you
are not allowed to move. You should be able to tell by their presence that
you’re in a dream and you must wake up.
You’re in a dreamstate from the very beginning. How far along the dreamscape
are you? Can you create an entourage to get you out?
The first thing you must learn is that the only way to have a lucid dream is
to have an ability to flip a light switch in a dream while you’re dreaming.
Next, you must understand that you can only create a mental movie of your
dreamscape like the one I just described.
The problem is, you can’t just have a mental movie of your dreamscape
anywhere. You’ve gotta have a physical, tangible way of transporting the movie
from your mind to the dreamscape.
You can’t just wake up in your dreamscape like you do when you wake up in
reality. You’ve gotta wake up in a lucid dream.
That’s why the first thing I teach people to do is to have a vivid, detailed
mental movie of their dreamscape.
To do this, I first teach people to have a vivid mental movie of their dream
that is like a movie, with the same characters, scenes, objects, and story
lines. They have to have a mental movie of their dream that is detailed to the
same degree as what I teach people to have in their physical dream.
I teach people to have a detailed mental movie of their dreamscape that they
call a mental movie.
The reason I tell them to call it a mental movie is because that’s
what it is. And the reason I teach them to have a mental movie is because I
want them to have a “movie” of their dreamscape that is as vivid as a movie can
be, with everything like it would be if the movie were actually made. You
don’t have to create a movie of your dreamscape with your head. You can
create it with your mind.
When I say “a movie”, I’m talking about an entire universe. And when I say
“a mental movie,” I’m talking about your dreamscape. We’re not just talking
about your dream, we’re talking about your dreamscape. This is the biggest
difference between a lucid dream and reality.
The reason you have to have a detailed mental movie of your dreamscape is
because your mind has to have access to every feature in it so you can know
it’s happening. The reason you have to have a detailed mental movie of your
dreamscape is because that’s what your mind has to remember in order to have
control over your dreamscape.
Your mind creates a detailed mental movie of your dreamscape, but it can only
do this by putting together a lot of details of your dreamscape. So
the more details you put in your mental movie, the less of a movie you’ll
have and the more vivid the mental movie will be.
A second reason you have to have a mental movie of your dreamscape is
because you don’t. There is no practical way to have a mental movie of your
What’s happening when I put in a lot of details of my dreamscape? I’m
creating a mental movie of my dreamscape and all of my dreams.
A third reason you have to have a detailed mental movie of your dreamscape
is to have an entourage around your dreamscape that can get you out of it when
you need it.
You know what a dream is but you don’t know what is a lucid dream. The reason
you don’t know what is a lucid dream is because you have no idea what’s
happening while you’re dreaming.
You don’t know what is happening to your body during a dream state. You don’t
know what is happening to your body during a lucid dream state.