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Dream Food

Ben over at Dreaming Life posted an interesting (read: AWESOME!) question, asking What Does Dream Food Taste Like?

At one point midway into his post, he asks, “I wonder what would some dream shrimp taste like? Or some dream milk?”

Then he posits, “My guess is my mind wouldn’t be able to conjure up the non-vegan foods that I’ve not eaten for so long and have little to no memory of.”

I tend to disagree with this a bit, because the mind doesn’t forget things like that. I remember a dream in which I was visiting with a person I knew as a youngster, that I haven’t really consciously thought about since I was about 6 or 7. The brain remembers basically every experience you have, and in the Lucid Dream State, or any dream state, you have unparalleled access to the reserves of your subconscious mind and your storehouse of memories.

Check out Ben’s entire post and leave a comment to let him know what you think.

Use Lucid Dreaming to Step Up Your Game

Picture yourself at the starting line, ready to take of at the crack of the starter’s pistol. You may notice all the sensations in your body as your muscles are geared up. You might also notice how crisp the morning air smells. Your gaze if focused straight ahead at the finish line. The goal. The Carrot.

BANG!

You are off running. You are in a close 2nd place as you are rocketing toward the finish line. You are paying particular attention to the signals your body is giving you. Your muscles start screaming subtly for more air, so you adjust your breathing rhythm to match. Suddenly, before you know it, you are the leader of the pack. And sooner than you can realize, you are over the finish line, breaking the outstretched tape. You win.

In this post, I’ll be discussing how you can use Lucid Dreaming to enhance performance in just about any area of life.

As we look into how we can do this, I’ll first explain how my urge for writing this post came about.

A few years ago, I came across a Wikipedia article on Deep Trance Identification (DTI), sometimes referred to as Deep Trance Modeling (DTM). This is basically being put into a hypnotic trance and then having your unconscious mind recall everything you have ever known about a person you might want to gain more insight into. After the unconscious mind does this, you can then “step into” that person and experience awareness through that person’s eyes.

I began to wonder if this would be possible while in a Lucid Dream. The dream state is, after all, essentially the same as being in a hypnotic trance. The dream state, like the hypnotic trance, is the deepest and fullest connection we can have with the unconscious mind.

So, I began to wonder if I could use lucid dreaming to do the equivalent of DTI/DTM.

Which brings us to the “how”.

For the purposes of this, I’ll be assuming that you are now able to Stay in a Lucid Dream as long as you want, and Control the Dream. If not, check out my posts under “Basics of Lucid Dreaming” in the sidebar.

So, try this. Let’s assume you’re thinking about asking for a raise at work. You may be anxious about how to approach your boss and ask. So, next time you are in a lucid dream, create the dream setting to be at work, just outside your boss’s office. Tell your mind that your boss is in the office. Make sure to tell your mind that the character of your boss is the best, most accurate model of your boss that your mind can conjure up.

Knock. Go in, and point blank ask for the raise. The worst that can happen is your “boss” can say no. If your boss says no, don’t take that as an answer.  Ask, “What do I have to do or say to you to make you want to give me a raise”?

What this does is that your mind, using your mental model of your boss, will give the most logical answers it can muster up.

The key here is to refine your model by interaction in the real world. I know it may sound difficult, but honestly, the unconscious mind registers and stores millions, if not billions, of bits of information that never even makes it into conscious awareness.

So, when you at work (real world), go to your boss and say or do whatever the dream boss said to say or do. Don’t worry so much about remembering everything that is said. Obviously, you’ll want to pay attention to what is said, but do so as you would any other conversation. Keep the unconscious mind free to register everything else, which is what it does best.

Then, next time you are in a lucid dream, repeat the process, and see if anything different comes up that you should pay attention to.

Of course, it goes without saying that if your boss gives you the raise the first time, then there’s no need to repeat the process!

The beauty of this technique is that it can work for just about anything. Is there a special someone you want to connect with at a deeper level, or even someone you WANT to be your special someone? Get into a Lucid Dream and ask how.

Are you a race car driver wishing to cut down on your lap times? Grieving and wanting to communicate with a lost loved one? Programmer wanting learn from some of the coding legends? Are you a marketer wanting to get the best of Seth Godin’s knowledge? A blogger wanting to create a blog the likes of The Green Geek or Scott Lee? The examples for this are limitless. Let me know in comments what your ideas are.


Using Lucid Dreams to Spice Up Your Sex Life

Sex in Lucid Dreams

In this post, I will attempt to answer all the questions that you have ever wanted to know about lucid sex, but were afraid to ask! For starters, let me just say that lucid dreams can serve a very, very wide range of purposes, from the erotic to the practical. In lucid dreams, you can do anything! And that means anything – anything within the infinite power of your subconscious mind, including things like tackling the whole meaning of life problem. Eventually, though, we all want to have sex. Well, okay, let’s think about how we go about doing that.

There are some common rules for lucid dreams that you need to follow in general, and these rules stay true about sex in lucidity just as well. These rules include staying calm, no matter what happens, and the techniques to prolong the dream and keep it vivid. Techniques like Yelling as loud as you can, spinning like a tornado, and using anchoring techniques, as Bill has described. The great thing about all of this is how it can be related back to lucid dream sex. Especially spinning like a tornado, we will have to get creative with that one. 😉 Though staying calm is probably the most important factor during lucid dream sex.

The sex needs to be soothing, relaxing, and yes, calm sex, in order for this to work, or at least work for an extended period of time. Allowing yourself to get too excited will “short circuit” the experience and you’ll find yourself awake in reality, on your bed, sad that you wasted the opportunity.

But you may have already obtained lucidity several times. You are maybe an experienced lucid dreamer who just wants to get more possibilities for lucid sex. In any case, how do we get to the point of sex? What is the best way to “set up” the scene? There are all kinds of ways.

You can spin into a new location, for one. Or you could fly to a new location. You may want a bed, but you may also want all kinds of places. Lucid dreams allow you to have sex right out in public, if you want, so you could fly to somewhere like a shopping mall, downtown district, the top of a skyscraper, the middle of a crowded street, your imagination is the only limit. Jeez, you could even get into a ship and have sex in outer space! I rest my case. Flying and spinning are usually the two things that work best to get you from one place to another in the dream world.

To get things to manifest, including the girls or guys you would like to have sexual encounters with, it works the same as anything else in lucid dreams. Simply make a decision for them to be somewhere at some particular time, when they are not in your present line of sight. This is easier than getting them to just materialize(poof!) out of nowhere right in front of you. So decide that the guy/girl is around a corner, behind you when you turn around, over a hill, behind a door or wall, whatever you’re around at the time.

But a quick question to consider. Lucid dreams do not often last a very long time, unless you are highly experienced. There are individuals who have spent years mastering lucid dreaming and are still having what seems like seven to ten minute sessions of lucidity. For your first time of lucid sex, I suggest having the person you want to have sex with materialize already nude(or in whatever state of dress you prefer, ready for sex), and basically just dive right into it as soon as possible. Similar to the first time you have sex in reality, it is okay if the first time is short or not everything you would like it to be. Sex during lucidity is something you must continually work toward and build your experience with.

There are a lot of sites that are dedicated to lucid dreaming, or selling lucid dream related products that always use the “erotic adventures” as a reason for getting into lucid dreaming. I do not think sex or anything erotic is what you should start with, because erotic experiences, both in reality and in the dream world, can be a bit tricky. If you are new to lucid dreaming, start with small, simple experiences. And get flying down. Flying is essential because flying can basically take you anywhere.

Now, once you do get to the point of successful dream sex, the experience is a delightful one. If you are having sex with acquaintances, people you know but cannot normally have sex with, or even celebrities ? you can then wake up and tell them you’ve had sex with them, and mean it! You just had sex in the dream, that’s all. I warn you, though, this can be a strange thing to do, and I might even suggest that you stay away from having sex with people you know in dreams because of how real the entire experience seems. I have gone up to people and told them I either made out with them or had sex with them in my dreams, the reaction is one that is a bit stand-offish. So, maybe if that IS something you are going to do, go ahead and keep it private. 😛

The experiences are so vivid and real that it will seem after you’ve woken up that whatever happened in the dream actually happened, and rather than a dream it may even feel more like a memory. Similar to what you can to do create a dream guide, you can create any dream character you want by drawing them out on paper or visualizing them in your mind. So girls, design your dream guy either by photograph, drawing, sketch, painting, and leave it to your mind to make it realistic and beautiful. Guys, you can create the perfect girl and then experience what she is like right there in the dream world. Your mind has the power and the ability to do all of this to a degree that is just as good, if not better because of the possibilities, as waking life.

This has been fun. I’d like to thank you for reading and I’d also like to thank Bill for letting me do this guest post. My name is Scott Lee and for more from me you may want to check out my website and blog at DirtyMechanism.com.

(ed: Thanks to Scott for this awesome and enlightening look at sex in lucid dreams. I asked him to write this, since I wanted to know more, and I’ve never experienced it myself yet. Fortunately for you and I, he graciously agreed. If you have had any awesome lucid sexual encounters, or simply have more tips to offer, leave me a comment. Bill)