How to Lucid Dream (The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide) ⋆ LonerWolf
Here’s how to sharpen your consciousness:
Look – Attune to every shape, color and movement, e.g., a building, a blade of grass, a flying bird
Listen – Attune to every pitch and intensity, e.g., the wind, a barking dog, a car
Feel – Attune to every texture, weight, temperature, and feeling, e.g., the soil, your legs, the sun on your head
Taste – Attune to the bitter, sweet, creamy, crunchy, smooth taste of food, e.g., the sea air, a muffin, a tangy cup of tea
Smell – Attune to every odor, whether warm, sweet, bitter, odorous, floral, e.g., smoke, incense, body odor
Become Aware of Yourself – It also helps to become conscious of your emotions, thoughts, and breathing. For example
“I feel peaceful”, “I am thinking about my friend.”
Exercise 2: Asking the Golden Question
This is also called Critical State Testing. It involves asking the question during the day “am I dreaming or am I awake, right now?” It sounds a bit silly, but really try to justify your answer.
The point of this exercise is to create a habit of testing consciousness in waking life that can be brought over to the dream world. Soon you will find yourself asking the same question in your dreams (“am I dreaming?”). It’s important to plan when you ask the question so that you remember. For instance, you could always ask “am I dreaming or awake now?” whenever you look into a mirror, climb some stairs, or shut a door. Planning will help you test your own reality.