Brainwave Entrainment For Lucid Dreaming
Brainwave entrainment can be used as a powerful tool for inducing lucid dreaming. In fact, using brainwave entrainment for lucid dreaming and astral projection was one of its first original uses at the Monroe Institute when this technology was still quite new.
Though brainwave entrainment technology is very helpful and powerful in assisting and producing lucid dreaming, there are a few protocols and tips that can be followed to make the experience more consistent and beneficial.
Which brainwave entrainment audio is the best?
Any good quality audio will do, as long as it brings you into theta, and leaves you there at the end. It is best to set your mp3 player/CD player to stop playing at the end of the track, so you can fall asleep while listening to the audio. This will put your brain in the perfect state to begin dreaming. It is interesting to note that once you have actually become lucid in the dream, your brainwaves will become very active and go through a variety of ranges from alpha, to theta, to gamma. Because of this it is best to time falling asleep near the end of the audio, so the audio is not holding your brain in one place through the dream.
How to produce a lucid dreaming experience with brainwave entrainment?
The most important ingredient to having a lucid dream is your intention. Make a firm decision that you are going to have a lucid dream. When you are beginning to fall asleep, send your subconscious mind a strong signal by repeating to yourself “I am going to have a lucid dream when I fall asleep”.
Lucid dreaming happens more naturally after 4-5 hours of sleep, because of the natural rhythm of your REM cycles. If at all possible, wake up around 4 or 5 am (depending on your sleep schedule), get up for a bit, move around, maybe brush your teeth or get a glass of water, then go back to sleep.
If you are serious about lucid dreaming, you can master the ability to become conscious in a dream by learning to become more conscious in your waking state. Find one little thing you can do throughout your day to stop for a moment, become conscious, and make sure you’re not dreaming. It could be stopping and performing a quick breathing exercise. It could be studying your palm and observing the lines on it. (This is actually a great exercise because the lines on your palm will be different in a dream, thus cluing you to the fact that you are dreaming.) Even if it feels strange to you, ask yourself and seriously consider whether you are in a dream while you are doing this.
You want to make this a habit, because once it is a habit, you will also habitually do it in the dream state, helping you to become lucid. Here is a time to mention again that brainwave entrinament makes it that much easier to adopt good habits.
How to make your lucid dreams more vivid?
Again, I highly recommend looking at your palms as a consciousness check, because you can then use this habit as a means for stretching your attention to detail in the dream state, which makes everything much more real, solid, and vivid. As you are learning to consistently become lucid in your dreams, focus your attention on your palms as much as possible. You will find that it becomes easier and easier with practice, and eventually you can then move to other objects in your dream and perceive exquisite detail. This can almost become “freaky” at times because it will make your dream seem so incredibly real.
Another great thing to do to master your dreaming abilities is to set goals for yourself. I personally have a flying goal for my dreams. Another thing I’ve experimented with in the past is meditating while dreaming. Very interesting stuff can happen!
A word of caution:
The world of lucid dreaming is quite magical. Many believe that you are not just dreaming while this experience happens, but that you are entering the astral realm. Exercise caution. If you interact with beings that do not appear benevolent or make you very uneasy, it is safest not to engage them or to wake yourself up in doubt. Also, if you begin to feel strange, distanced, paranoid, or separated from the waking state, it is best to take a break from lucid dreaming for a time and come back to it later.
Lucid dreaming can greatly enhance your level of consciousness and ability to focus awareness. Remember, we are learning to become lucid in a dream. In a metaphorical (or not so metaphorical way) our paths toward enlightenment are also about becoming “lucid in a dream” during our waking life. Something to think about.
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