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Hi Robert, I am in the process of reading your second book. I have completed your first book and am listening to your Tel Aviv presentation on Lucid Dreaming. I used to lucid dream as a child to get rid of nightmares, which worked. Now in later life, I had no clue what lucid dreaming was until I started researching it and realized it is what I used to do as a child.
I’ve had a couple of enlightening dreams…my first one, I asked the dream to share with me what it wanted and all I can say is…amazing! My question is: As you lucid dream over the years, do you still have to do the reality checks during the daytime or can you ask the dream somehow to help you to remember to do the checks while you are dreaming? Has this worked for you?
Glad to hear that you remember having lucid dreams as a child—and used them to deal with nightmares. As you can see, lucid dreaming has even more potential for personal growth, insight and transformation. Every person will have their favorite approach to lucid dreaming—and their approach may ‘change’ over time.
Some people find reality checks very useful to eliciting a lucid dream. At their foundation, reality checks help you to be more ‘mindful’ and re-energize and remember your intent to become lucid. If you think about it, just being more mindful is a type of daily ‘reality check’.
There are stories of lucid dreamers who have asked ‘knowledgeable’ dream figures to help them become lucidly aware in coming dreams (and a bit of success). But in the final analysis, no one has reported a magic bullet.
Lucid dreaming simply takes a positive belief/expectation, focused intent, tactics and perseverance. It is worth the effort.