This is going to be my third post in a row regarding dreams and they’re all somewhat connected so if you haven’t already seen my last two dream posts I suggest you go back and look them over. As I said yesterday there are many ways to start lucid dreaming and I discussed one yesterday but today I’ll talk to you about a very different method. This method is called WILD (which is an acronym) and it is the gateway for astral projection if you are ever interested in that. 

 The process is simple. All you do is lie still for a long time. Most people say you should lay on your back but I find it easier to lie how you naturally would to sleep. The objective is to make your body go to sleep but not your mind. You enter a state called sleep paralysis and your mind shifts gears so to say, and begins to work on a different wave length called theta waves (which are the same as sleep waves). This change in frequency triggers the mind to dream (or hallucinate depending on how you look at it) and since you’re entirely aware of what’s going on the whole time you already know you’re dreaming, so you’re lucid. Fairly simple, only problem is that most people either fall asleep while laying there doing nothing, or panic when they realize they’re temporarily unable to move and never try again.

This is going to be my third post in a row regarding dreams and they’re all somewhat connected so if you haven’t already seen my last two dream posts I suggest you go back and look them over. As I said yesterday there are many ways to start lucid dreaming and I discussed one yesterday but today I’ll talk to you about a very different method. This method is called WILD (which is an acronym) and it is the gateway for astral projection if you are ever interested in that.

The process is simple. All you do is lie still for a long time. Most people say you should lay on your back but I find it easier to lie how you naturally would to sleep. The objective is to make your body go to sleep but not your mind. You enter a state called sleep paralysis and your mind shifts gears so to say, and begins to work on a different wave length called theta waves (which are the same as sleep waves). This change in frequency triggers the mind to dream (or hallucinate depending on how you look at it) and since you’re entirely aware of what’s going on the whole time you already know you’re dreaming, so you’re lucid. Fairly simple, only problem is that most people either fall asleep while laying there doing nothing, or panic when they realize they’re temporarily unable to move and never try again.

So this will be a very short post compared to the lengths of some of my others, on lucid dreaming. First you need te get your dream recall to a high level, which is discussed in yesterday’s post actually, do check out yesterday’s post if you haven’t already.

 There’s a ton of ways to start lucid dreaming but my personal favorite and in my opinion the fastest and by far the easiest is by using “reality checks”. This can be done simply by having the thought “am I dreaming followed by 2 quick checks:
1. Close one eye and look at your nose. If it’s not there, you’re dreaming.
2. Push one of your fingers into your other hand. If it goes through your hand, hopefully you’re dreaming.
 To help you remember to do these reality checks I suggest putting images like the one with this post that say “Are you dreaming” as both your phone background, as well as the background on any computers you use. Additionally you should place 2 or 3 sticky notes elsewhere that you would see them frequently that have the same message on them. Aim for about 50 reality checks a day.

It may take anywhere between a few weeks to a few months but eventually you will do a reality check and find you actually are dreaming.
So this will be a very short post compared to the lengths of some of my others, on lucid dreaming. First you need te get your dream recall to a high level, which is discussed in yesterday’s post actually, do check out yesterday’s post if you haven’t already.

There’s a ton of ways to start lucid dreaming but my personal favorite and in my opinion the fastest and by far the easiest is by using “reality checks”. This can be done simply by having the thought “am I dreaming followed by 2 quick checks:

1. Close one eye and look at your nose. If it’s not there, you’re dreaming.

2. Push one of your fingers into your other hand. If it goes through your hand, hopefully you’re dreaming.

To help you remember to do these reality checks I suggest putting images like the one with this post that say “Are you dreaming” as both your phone background, as well as the background on any computers you use. Additionally you should place 2 or 3 sticky notes elsewhere that you would see them frequently that have the same message on them. Aim for about 50 reality checks a day.

It may take anywhere between a few weeks to a few months but eventually you will do a reality check and find you actually are dreaming.

Dreams are the subconscious mind’s way of talking to the average joe (it has other means of communication but dreams are the simplest). The language of the subconscious mind is hard to understand, and cryptic in nature, because the language of the subconscious mind is symbolism, and there is a primal desire to forget our dreams so as not to know to much, or over think the future. Why these things are the way they are is unknown, at least to me, at the moment, but by overcoming these barriers we can learn a tremendous amount about ourselves and our surroundings.

 The first thing we must overcome to be able to listen to our subconscious through dreams is remembering the dreams. To do this I suggest you start a dream journal. The proper way to use a dream journal is to write every detail of every dream you remember as soon as you remember it. I hate to say it but if you wake up at 2 AM and remember a dream you need to write it down, because you will most likely forget it by morning. It will take quite a while for most people to get the hang of it at first, and you may have nights with 0 dreams, but that’s OK, that’s what the dream journal is for, to increase your dream recall ability. Eventually you will have enough dream recall ability to remember almost every dream every night.  

 The next step to understanding your dreams is to take your dream journal and look up the important elements of the dream in a dream dictionary. A dream dictionary is just like a regular dictionary except that instead of defining the word how we think of it in the waking sense, it defines the subconscious mind’s understanding of the word. Here is an example, if your dream featured honey, you would turn to honey in the dream dictionary and find that: 

 “To see honey in your dream denotes that you need to be less meek and more honest in communicating with others. You need to assert yourself and make sure you are heard. Alternatively, seeing or eating honey in your dream represents gentleness, sweetness, compassion, wisdom, peace, longevity and joy. It is also symbolic of fertility and productivity. The dream may also be a pun on the “honey” in your life.”

 Many good dream dictionaries can be found with a simple google search. Hopefully I have convinced you to delve into the world of the subconscious mind, and trust me, you’ll learn a lot by listening to yourself.
Dreams are the subconscious mind’s way of talking to the average joe (it has other means of communication but dreams are the simplest). The language of the subconscious mind is hard to understand, and cryptic in nature, because the language of the subconscious mind is symbolism, and there is a primal desire to forget our dreams so as not to know to much, or over think the future. Why these things are the way they are is unknown, at least to me, at the moment, but by overcoming these barriers we can learn a tremendous amount about ourselves and our surroundings.

The first thing we must overcome to be able to listen to our subconscious through dreams is remembering the dreams. To do this I suggest you start a dream journal. The proper way to use a dream journal is to write every detail of every dream you remember as soon as you remember it. I hate to say it but if you wake up at 2 AM and remember a dream you need to write it down, because you will most likely forget it by morning. It will take quite a while for most people to get the hang of it at first, and you may have nights with 0 dreams, but that’s OK, that’s what the dream journal is for, to increase your dream recall ability. Eventually you will have enough dream recall ability to remember almost every dream every night.

The next step to understanding your dreams is to take your dream journal and look up the important elements of the dream in a dream dictionary. A dream dictionary is just like a regular dictionary except that instead of defining the word how we think of it in the waking sense, it defines the subconscious mind’s understanding of the word. Here is an example, if your dream featured honey, you would turn to honey in the dream dictionary and find that:

“To see honey in your dream denotes that you need to be less meek and more honest in communicating with others. You need to assert yourself and make sure you are heard. Alternatively, seeing or eating honey in your dream represents gentleness, sweetness, compassion, wisdom, peace, longevity and joy. It is also symbolic of fertility and productivity. The dream may also be a pun on the “honey” in your life.”

Many good dream dictionaries can be found with a simple google search. Hopefully I have convinced you to delve into the world of the subconscious mind, and trust me, you’ll learn a lot by listening to yourself.

Today I want to share with you something I have been struggling to wrap my head around for quite some time now. The matter I speak of is whether human beings are in general inclined to good or evil. After much much thought on the matter I have developed something of a hypothesis that I will share with you.
I believe that all human beings, from birth, are endowed with both an infinite capacity for good, love, and compassion, and at the same time an equally infinite capacity for evil, hate, and disdain. For every Hitler there is a Gandhi, and for every Nelson Mandela there is a Joseph Stalin. This same principle can be seen in the inventions made by the hands of man. Take for example Einstein’s discovery, E=MC^2. This single discovery, from the moment it was published, had an infinite capacity to heal the world as well as to destroy it. Out of Einstein’s equation came the atom bomb, easily the most destructive weapon man has ever created, with enough power to completely erase all life from this planet. At the same time, the EXACT same principle has gone into making nuclear power-plants, which when used properly, consume very small amounts of resources to create tremendous amounts of power. What am I trying to say? I’m trying to say that humans are not inclined to be anything, but rather CHOOSE to be what they become. So, what will your choice be?

Today I want to share with you something I have been struggling to wrap my head around for quite some time now. The matter I speak of is whether human beings are in general inclined to good or evil. After much much thought on the matter I have developed something of a hypothesis that I will share with you.

I believe that all human beings, from birth, are endowed with both an infinite capacity for good, love, and compassion, and at the same time an equally infinite capacity for evil, hate, and disdain. For every Hitler there is a Gandhi, and for every Nelson Mandela there is a Joseph Stalin. This same principle can be seen in the inventions made by the hands of man. Take for example Einstein’s discovery, E=MC^2. This single discovery, from the moment it was published, had an infinite capacity to heal the world as well as to destroy it. Out of Einstein’s equation came the atom bomb, easily the most destructive weapon man has ever created, with enough power to completely erase all life from this planet. At the same time, the EXACT same principle has gone into making nuclear power-plants, which when used properly, consume very small amounts of resources to create tremendous amounts of power. What am I trying to say? I’m trying to say that humans are not inclined to be anything, but rather CHOOSE to be what they become. So, what will your choice be?

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail. — Theodore Dreiser
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. — Gandhi
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. — Aristotle
Things do not change; we change. — Henry David Thoreau
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. — Aleister Crowley
When we develop a concern for others’ well-being then the very basis of anger is no longer there. — Dalai Lama