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February 23, 2013 on 6:34 am | In Dreaming True | 4 Comments

Today we went to pick up my brothers at the train station.
I wanted to get a picture that somehow captured that, but I failed.

Anyway, on the way there we went through a carwash and I snapped some shots, and this was my favorite one.

I’ll leave the title open to interpretation on a personal level, but it wasn’t chosen out of thin air. That said, a big part of the title is the feel of the image – sharp, in focus water droplets blending into the dreamlike bokeh around it.

Tomorrow we leave for Florida.

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February 22, 2013 on 6:35 pm | In Dream Types | 2 Comments

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Cramming for a paper on dream interpretation

February 21, 2013 on 9:34 am | In History and Beliefs | No Comments

Did I mention the reeallly comfy study area? – Library upper level

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What’s Behind Your Dreams?

February 21, 2013 on 1:11 am | In Dream Types | No Comments
Ever had such a vivid dream that it seemed real? Ever wondered why you can have hundreds of dreamless nights and one night during which the dreams never seem to cease? Ever tried to figure out what all the crazy things that happen in your dreams mean? You’re not alone.
Hold on tight and prepare yourself to get the answers you seek. Well, at least some of them.

Bring on the Dreams

Since human beings have walked on planet Earth, they’ve been intrigued by dreams. And after all these years, very little is known about them. What is known is that the dreams you remember most clearly are those being dreamed when you are awoken during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. REM sleep sets in about an hour and a half after you initially fall asleep, and it is indicated by you batting your eyes rapidly as you rest.

According to experts, you spend approximately two hours each night dreaming, with most dreams not having connection to real life in any way. Surprisingly, a single dream usually takes only a matter of minutes to begin and end, despite feelings that it lasted longer than a feature film. Controlled by two areas in the brain known as pons, dreams are dismissed by the scientific community as not being affected by life before you go to sleep. But not everyone agrees.

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions – Edgar Cayce
Guessing at Meaning

At the same time that scientists are unwilling to peg down any significant meaning to various dreams, others are more than willing to tell interested people what their dreams may mean. Sigmund Freud believed that dreams were the brainchild of your subconscious thoughts and desires, whereas others think they provide direction or revelations, and yet others say they’re nothing but useless drivel.

Some of the most common interpretations of dreams include the following:

being chased in your dreams indicate that you’re running from something inside yourself, a big decision, or someone
falling during your dreams is thought to be caused by feelings of anxiety, insecurity, or failure
dreams in which you fly are a sign that you feel confident (flying with ease) or are struggling to gain control over your life (having difficulty maintaining flight)
if you’re naked or almost naked in your dream, it’s because you’re hiding something, feeling unprepared for what life is throwing your way, or if you aren’t embarrassed over your dreamy predicament, it may be a signal that you have ultimate control and freedom in your life
not being able to find someone in a dream due to overwhelming darkness is thought to be a clue that you need to keep a careful watch on your temper

While the National Institutes of Health (NIH) insists that there is no scientific way to determine what a dream may be about, the organization states that nightmares of all shapes and sizes often have the same cause: anxiety and stress.

On top of these typical nightmare triggers, nightmares can also be brought on by consuming excessive amounts of alcohol or suddenly cutting yourself off from alcohol, mourning the death of a loved one, dealing with an illness-induced fever, living with a sleep disorder, or eating food before hitting the hay. Thankfully, nightmares usually lessen in frequency as you age, and they can often be avoided with plenty of exercise, appropriate sleep habits, and by avoiding nightmare triggers.

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February 19, 2013 on 1:32 pm | In Answer Dreams | No Comments

I do have a nagging feeling that perhaps I’m not good enough for her. I’ve also started to become jealous when she mentions other men in her circle.

I react by wanting to restrict her, and trying to intrude into every aspect of her personal life.

Of course, this gets her upset, and I know that my acting controlling and jealous is not good for the relationship.

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…..item 1)… www.aish.com … Dating Maze #345: Off the Deep End … Whenever a disagreement crops up, we both go into fear mode.

November 1, 2011 / 4 Cheshvan 5772

img code photo….Dating Maze #345: Off the Deep End



by Rosie Einhorn, L.C.S.W. and Sherry Zimmerman, J.D., M.Sc.


Dear Rosie & Sherry,

I found the article Dating Advice #63 on fear of abandonment speaking straight to me. I met the woman of my dreams a year ago, and things clicked from day one. We became very close friends, enjoying both the fun and the deep times. Our relationship grew stronger and I decided to take it to next level and proposed to her.

I didn’t get the answer I hoped for. She said “no” because “something is not right” about her. I know in my heart that she is right for me – kind, caring and beautiful. I was able to persuade her how much I care for her and we’re still together, but we have a big problem.

I always sensed that something in her past is troubling her and makes her feel insecure. At some point, I figured out that she had experienced several instances of rejection and abandonment. We spoke about it together and she gave me some details.

Knowing what she overcame only strengthened my commitment toward her. But from the day of our discussion, she has become more insecure, developing a fear that I will leave her because of the “stigma” of her past.

She becomes very anxious: "Are you going to leave me?”

She seems to re-experience these issues every time we have a serious discussion or a disagreement.

She becomes very anxious and asks, "Are you going to leave me? Will you really marry me?" I have to stop our discussion because of this fear and spend time reassuring her that I’m here to stay. Even though I may diffuse the immediate situation, her fears surface again the next time.

We’re not able to deepen the emotional connection between us because we can’t have a lengthy, meaningful conversation. If we have a disagreement, we never get far enough along to hear each other’s perspectives and actually resolve the disagreement. (Part of this may be due to the fact that she has much better communication skills than I do.)

I do have a nagging feeling that perhaps I’m not good enough for her. I’ve also started to become jealous when she mentions other men in her circle. I react by wanting to restrict her, and trying to intrude into every aspect of her personal life. Of course, this gets her upset, and I know that my acting controlling and jealous is not good for the relationship.

And so the cycle goes. The way I see it, we both want each other, but are afraid of losing each other. How do we deal with these issues in a healthy way?


Dear Jay,

You letter describes a pattern in your relationship that concerns us a great deal. If this dynamic continues, your relationship will not be able to grow, and within time there won’t be a relationship. Then she’ll be able to say, "See, I knew you’d leave me!"

This woman’s fear of abandonment isn’t a product of your relationship – it’s a personal problem that she has to resolve for herself. That’s why no amount of love, assurance and promises from you will help her feel secure, and that’s why this fear keeps resurfacing after you seem to have helped her calm down.

It’s important to understand that every person enters a relationship carrying their personal baggage. Sometimes that doesn’t affect the relationship at all, or only indirectly. For example, a woman who doesn’t always get along well with her brother may argue with him from time to time, but that aspect of her life may not impact the dating relationship she’s developing. If the couple decides to get married, this will probably be something they talk about, and may even need to deal with it as a couple.

Fear of abandonment has its roots in a childhood trauma.

However, other types of baggage have a very direct affect on how a man and woman relate to each other. Fear of abandonment is one of these. It has its roots in childhood when a person is separated from her primary caretaker for a certain amount of time – e.g. a parent abandons the family, a parent or other close relative dies, the family goes through a calamity that traumatically separates them from each other. Many children don’t acquire the tools to process these experiences, and instead the imprint stays with them as they grow. When they become involved in a close relationship – be it a good friendship or a courtship that becomes serious – even something that seems innocuous may trigger a fear of reoccurrence.

Each time they re-experience this emotion, they may respond by protecting themselves from abandonment and the pain it will bring. They may question their partner’s intentions about staying or leaving – and not trust the answer; avoid or deflect arguments because in their mind, conflict’s don’t get resolved and lead to break-ups; try to control their partner’s freedom to prevent them from leaving; or make extreme efforts to placate or please their partner to keep them in the relationship.

You’ve seen for yourself that you cannot "fix" this woman’s problem, because even though it affects your relationship, the relationship is not its source. The best way for her to address her fear of abandonment is to work with a professional therapist, who can help her identify the deep-seated roots of her fear and learn how to overcome it. The two of you can continue to develop your relationship while she works with a therapist.

….. Working Together

At the same time, we recommend that you work together to develop better skills in two areas: communication and conflict resolution. Hopefully the progress you make on these two fronts will compliment the progress she accomplishes on her own.

Many times, two people who deeply care for each other and want the same things out of life struggle with the ways they communicate, disagree and solve problems. She may be able to convey her thoughts and feelings more easily than you can, but when it comes to a productive dialogue, you both have a problem because you can’t seem to engage in a flowing conversation in which you really listen to each other. You both come away feeling like the other person doesn’t understand or respect your feelings and ideas. You don’t get to the "meat" of an issue or problem because you may hold back from expressing your deeper thoughts and emotions, and because she makes extreme efforts to avoid deeper discussions and arguments. Your unproductive communication style can leave both of you feeling angry and frustrated.

The listener has to repeat back the other’s key points.

The way to stop this vicious cycle is for you to work as a couple to learn better communication skills. One very helpful skill is called "active listening." It gives each person an opportunity to express their thoughts, ideas and feelings about a topic, with their partner totally focused on listening and understanding what they have to say. The listener can ask questions for clarification, and then describes what they heard their partner say. Then, the listener and the speaker switch roles. But the key is that the listener – before expressing his/her own opinion – has to repeat back what they understand as the other’s key points.

Couples who learn this method are able to feel they’ve been heard and understood, and stop talking over each other and competing to get their point across.

There are a number of resources, including self-help books and Internet articles, that describe active listening techniques and suggest exercises to help develop them. (The exercises are key). When you first try the exercises, you may feel awkward about exchanging information this way. However, in a short time most couples become more comfortable with the give-and-take style and it becomes almost second nature.

….. Healthy Disagreement

You both also need to learn healthy ways to address another area of challenge: problem-solving and resolving disagreements. Some people learn these skills while growing up, by watching their parents have productive discussions and effectively resolve arguments. It’s possible that you saw your own parents talk about their problems calmly, or disagree and then reach a resolution in a healthy, respectful manner. However, it seems that this woman probably didn’t have this advantage. She may not have seen that a couple can argue, then settle their disagreement, and then continue to have a healthy, loving relationship.

In fact, this could be one of the reasons she asks if you’ll leave her each time you two disagree. To her, disagreements lead to break-ups or escalate into something very unpleasant. Hopefully, as she works with her therapist, she’ll learn that disagreements are normal in healthy relationships.

We recommend the self-help approach here, too, because we’ve seen that many couples are able to learn problem-solving and conflict resolution skills on their own. Others are more comfortable having a third party, such as a certified life coach, trained marriage educator, or couple’s therapist, guide them through the process. You can look into different options and decide which one is best suited to you both.

….. Self-esteem and Control

We’d like to address the final issue you raised – your own insecurity about your standing in this relationship. Many of us are a little unsure of ourselves from time to time. For example, we may be nervous about speaking in front of a large group of people, or find it hard to stand up against someone who is very assertive. Your insecurities are slightly more deep-seated, and they are having a negative effect on many aspects of your relationship.

You project your insecurity by assuming she feels superior to you.

You’ve told us that you worry you aren’t “good enough” for her and are uncomfortable with her being more articulate than you. You get frustrated when you try to express yourself, and then project your insecurity onto her by assuming that she feels superior to you. This probably leads to your over-reacting to things she says by lashing out at her when because you think she’s insulting you. You start to imagine that she’ll decide she wants someone "better," and you react by trying to restrict her and control her, because you’re afraid you’ll lose her if you don’t.

Like her fear of abandonment, your lack of self-esteem is an individual problem, rather than a couple’s issue. You have to improve your self-image and learn how to keep your insecurities from negatively affecting your relationship. A self-help book or Internet articles on building self esteem may be resources that can help you address this problem. One book that may be helpful to you is Ten Steps to Being Your Best by Abraham J. Twerski (ArtScroll Publishers). In addition, in many cities, there are a number of workshops and courses that help build self-esteem and improve interpersonal skills.

It’s important for the future of your relationship, and for each of you individually, to deal with your personal issues now, rather than later. You can continue to see each other during this time, and together you can work on improving your communication and problem-solving skills. Over time, the dynamic in your relationship will change, as each of you becomes healthier and you learn new ways to relate to each other. We can’t tell you how things will evolve, but if you do nothing, chances are great that you will both grow more frustrated and will break up.

Becoming proactive gives you a good chance to have the meaningful, emotionally satisfying future that you deserve.

Rosie & Sherry
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For those who want to listen to specific movements

Spring 0:00

Summer 10:31

Autumn 20:59

Winter 32:48 I know it’s kind of pointless to post this but I like this video and this is kind of like a bookmark for me to know where each movement is.

I guess my 60th video is bigger than I thought it would become. I plan to post more classical music in the future and start my channel up again.


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February 19, 2013 on 1:32 pm | In Active Dreaming | 18 Comments

Be glad for the things I have, Spread a little cheer where ever I can. and Always look for the good. I haven’t done resolutions for almost twenty years. But I do aspire to maintain a positive outlook on life with all the crap it keeps sending my way.I can’t stand to see a frown. It is a challenge to me to turn every frown I see into a smile. I am always reaching for bubbles of happines. I carry a small bottle of bubbles every where I go. They ALWAYS make people smile. A little smile can change a persons day. and "I" get to share it.
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. . . and use that one word as your title.

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I know there is a lot to read here, but looking it up keeps me out of trouble. :D
Long before Dr Norman Vincent Peel and “The Power of Positive Thinking”
Or what ever the current “guru” might be, There was a little girl….
Who learned the best part of the Bible and MOST important teachings of it.
In The face of adversity I have ALWAYS found at least one good thing. Though there have been times I had to look really hard for it. But then that is the key to aspiring to have a perpetual Positive attitude. One MUST LOOK for the good especially in the midst of most difficult situations. Prepare for the bad but look for and expect the Good. And That is what I aspire and have alway aspired to do.
Mona Loldwoman
a Pollyanna,
"one who finds cause for gladness in the most difficult situations," 1921, in allusion to Pollyanna Whittier, child heroine of U.S. novelist Eleanor Hodgman Porter’s "Pollyanna" (1913) and "Pollyanna Grows Up" (1915), noted for keeping her chin up during disasters.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
Psychologists and ministers who use the derogatory term, “Pollyanna Syndrome” never read the book. That little girl didn’t deny the bad events in her life. She just didn’t wallow in self-pity and make everybody else miserable. And she based her philosophy on Christ’s teachings
Positive Thinking; Pollyanna Syndrome
By Frances Hall
Why do we have such a downer on Pollyanna? After all, she is just a little girl with a big dose of positive mental attitude. Instead of mocking, may we should learn something from her. I’m not saying we have to turn into Pollyanna, but when you think about it, positive thinking is the only sensible way forward. Our thinking creates our reality, so isn’t it just a bit daft to be creating our reality based on negative thinking? When we realise this, we understand we cannot afford the luxury of negative thinking.
As Einstein said, “we are boxed in by the boundary conditions of our thinking”. Mind management is essentially the key to life management, and we all have the power to choose what we think. It may take time and effort to break the habit of negative thinking, but that is just what it is, a habit. So the trick is to cultivate a new habit of looking for the positive. And the first step is to catch yourself when you are thinking negatively. It may shock you just how many of those 60,000 thoughts that run through your mind every day are of the negative variety. Perhaps when you catch yourself thinking negatively, you can turn it into a positive “but”. Whatever it is, look hard for something way to turn it around by seeing an advantage. Focus on the fact that your outer world reflects your inner world.
so which way would you rather think………… Create the habit of positive thinking
A good tool for this is daily affirmations. These are sayings repeated on a daily basis to manifest a more positive reality. It is a way of harnessing the power of words for your benefit because your reality starts with a thought. Help the mind along a more positive path. Just remember the rule with affirmations is that they must be personal, present and positive, for example “today I achieve everything I want effortlessly” rather than “today I will not have any problems”. You can start with something simple like “I choose happiness” or “I create my own reality”. You can write them, say them, sing them, it’s up to you, but a minimum of six times a day is good.
As the saying goes, whether you tell yourself you can or tell yourself you can’t do something you are right. So what have you got to lose by thinking positive?
Frances Hall
After many years working in film and music, Frances changed career direction to find what for her is a more fulfilling way to live. Now an accredited life coach, massage therapist and writer, she is doing what she’d rather be doing – helping people get the most out of their lives. Her intention is to “Liberate, Inspire, Focus, Empower.
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AND if you’d like to read my favorite part of the book….
Pollyanna By Eleanor H, Porter
From the book Pollyanna; part of Chapter 22
"Oh, he always said he was, of course, but ‘most always he said, too, that he wouldn’t STAY a minister a minute if ’twasn’t for the rejoicing texts."
"The–WHAT?" The Rev. Paul Ford’s eyes left the leaf and gazed wonderingly into Pollyanna’s merry little face.
“Well, , that’s what father used to call ‘em," she laughed. "Of course the Bible didn’t name ‘em that. But it’s all those that begin ‘Be glad in the Lord,’ or ‘Rejoice greatly,’ or ‘Shout for joy,’ and all that, you know–such a lot of ‘em. Once, when father felt specially bad, he counted ‘em. There were eight hundred of ‘em.
“eight hundred.!”
“Yes–that told you to rejoice and be glad, you know; that’s why father named ‘em the ‘rejoicing texts.”
“Oh.!" There was an odd look on the minister’s face. His eyes had fallen to the words on the top paper in his hands–"But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!" "And so your father–liked those ‘rejoicing texts,’ " he murmured
“Oh yes” nodded Pollyanna, emphatically. "He said he felt better right away, that first day he thought to count ‘em. He said if God took the trouble to tell us eight hundred times to be glad and rejoice, He must want us to do it–SOME. And father felt ashamed that he hadn’t done it more. After that, they got to be such a comfort to him, you know, when things went wrong; when the Ladies’ Aiders got to fight–I mean, when they DIDN’T AGREE about something," corrected Pollyanna, hastily. "Why, it was those texts, too, father said, that made HIM think of the game–he began with ME on the crutches–but he said ’twas the rejoicing texts that started him on it.”
“And what game might that be?" asked the minister
"About finding something in everything to be glad about, you know. As I said, he began with me on the crutches." And once more Pollyanna told her story–this time to a man who listened with tender eyes and understanding ears.
A little later Pollyanna and the minister descended the hill, hand in hand. Pollyanna’s face was radiant. Pollyanna loved to talk, and she had been talking now for some time: there seemed to be so many, many things about the game, her father, and the old home life that the minister wanted to know.
At the foot of the hill their ways parted, and Pollyanna down one road, and the minister down another, walked on alone.
In the Rev. Paul Ford’s study that evening the minister sat thinking. Near him on the desk lay a few loose sheets of paper–his sermon notes. Under the suspended pencil in his fingers lay other sheets of paper, blank–his sermon to be. But the minister was not thinking either of what he had written, or of what be intended to write. In his imagination he was far away in a little Western town with a missionary minister who was poor, sick, worried, and almost alone in the world–but who was poring over the Bible to find how many times his Lord and Master had told him to "rejoice and be glad.”
After a time, with a long sigh, the Rev. Paul Ford roused himself, came back from the far Western town, and adjusted the sheets of paper under his hand "Matthew twenty-third; 13–14 and 23," he wrote; then, with a gesture of impatience, he dropped his pencil and pulled toward him a magazine left on the desk by his wife a few minutes before. Listlessly his tired eyes turned from paragraph to paragraph until these words arrested them: "A father one day said to his son, Tom, who, he knew, had refused to fill his mother’s woodbox that morning: ‘Tom, I’m sure you’ll be glad to go and bring in some wood for your mother.’ And without a word Tom went. Why? Just because his father showed so plainly that he expected him to do the right thing. Suppose he had said: ‘Tom, I overheard what you said to your mother this morning, and I’m ashamed of you. Go at once and fill that woodbox!’ I’ll warrant that woodbox, would be empty yet, so far as Tom was concerned!"
On and on read the minister–a word here, a line there, a paragraph somewhere else.
"What men and women need is encouragement. Their natural resisting powers should be strengthened, not weakened. . . . Instead of always harping on a man’s faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his REAL self that can dare and do and win out! . . . The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town. . . . People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts. If a man feels kindly and obliging, his neighbors will feel that way, too, before long. But if he scolds and scowls and criticizes–his neighbors will return scowl for scowl, and add interest! . . . When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it. When you know you will find the good–you will get that. . . . Tell your son Tom you KNOW he’ll be glad to fill that woodbox–then watch him start, alert and interested!"
The minister dropped the paper and lifted his chin. In a moment he was on his feet, tramping the narrow room back and forth, back and forth. Later, some time later, he drew a long breath, and dropped himself in the chair at his desk.
"God helping me, I’ll do it!" he cried softly. "I’ll tell all my Toms I KNOW they’ll be glad to fill that woodbox! I’ll give them work to do, and I’ll make them so full of the very joy of doing it that they won’t have TIME to look at their neighbors’ woodboxes!" And he picked up his sermon notes, tore straight through the sheets, and cast them from him, so that on one side of his chair lay "But woe unto you," and on the other, "scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!" while across the smooth white paper before him his pencil fairly flew–after first drawing one black line through Matthew twenty-third; 13–14 and 23 .”
Thus it happened that the Rev. Paul Ford’s sermon the next Sunday was a veritable bugle-call to the best that was in every man and woman and child that heard it; and its text was one of Pollyanna’s shining eight hundred.

“Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy all ye that are upright in heart."

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February 19, 2013 on 6:35 am | In Dream Types | 3 Comments

One night while everyone is sleeping, a little boy watches his paper mouse save a cat from an angry dog.

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Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or what’s in a dream: a scientific and practical exposition

February 19, 2013 on 6:35 am | In Dream Types | 3 Comments

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or what’s in a dream: a scientific and practical exposition

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How to Lucid Dream

February 18, 2013 on 5:15 am | In Dream Types | No Comments

The concept of Lucid Dreaming has been gaining a lot of attention as of late, it is the notion of being aware that you are dreaming. ‘Lucid’ is defined as being characterized by a clear perception and awareness. So, essentially, lucid dreaming is simply perceiving your dream state while you are asleep. It is widely believed that you can unlock your hidden creativeness through lucid dreaming.

Here are the steps involved with learning how to lucid dream. First, teach yourself to periodically test your consciousness. Ask yourself periodically throughout the day, “Am I dreaming?” This may sound silly, but by doing so on a regular basis, you will teach yourself to do this automatically, allowing your subconscious mind to do so as you sleep. The second step you should take to lucid dream is to create a dream journal. As soon as you wake up, you should scribble down as much as you can remember in your dream journal; it would enable you to slowly take control of your dream and consequently have more lucid dreams. Furthermore, this tells your brain that your goal is to remember your dreams, and eventually your brain will begin to record your dreams on its own.

Third, you must consider the timing of lucid dreaming. Studies have shown that lucid dreaming occurs most often in REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, usually stage 5 within the sleep cycle. REM sleep is the culmination of the sleep cycle, which repeats approximately every 1.5 hours. Set your alarm clock for an interval of 1.5 hours after the time you will fall asleep. When you wake up, remind yourself that “I will remember my dream,” or “I will know that I am dreaming.” This instructs your brain to be aware of your altered state of consciousness (dreaming) and will allow you to control your dreams. Doing these techniques over a few weeks will perfect your lucid dreaming method and make the process almost effortless. To what end you use your control is up to you. Note; the aim of a lucid dreamer is to have absolute control over every thing that occurs in the dream, imagine a director directing a movie; you are the director.

So get creative, solve a problem, perhaps go on a date, drive form the United States to Moscow, move to Hawaii for a few days or buy an underwater mansion. Why not? It’s only a dream.



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