In his recent blockbuster science fiction film, Inception, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a dream thief. His job is to use the latest technology to invade people’s dream worlds. In the movie, not only can you remember your dreams, but you can literally create the dream world of your choice and even jump between multiple dreams that are buried within other dreams.
Could you do the same? Well, you certainly cannot hijack other people’s dreams like in Inception. But you can learn to build your own dream world and control your dreams.
This is all possible to people who are practicing lucid dreaming techniques and who are taking natural sleep aids that promote deep sleep states. A lucid dreamer can actively participate in and manipulate imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams can seem extremely real and vivid, depending on a person’s level of self-awareness during the lucid dream.
Many people find lucid dreaming highly enjoyable. They also gain valuable insight into life’s continuous emotional problems. Since you are spending a full one-third of your life in the sleep state, why not take advantage of it and dream to your fullest desires? When you master this skill, you will automatically reclaim those lost eight hours every night. You will discover a secret world where you control everything, just like in the movie Inception.
The secret of maintaining a state of conscious awareness during the sleep is this: First, upon going to sleep, decide that you will become a participant in your dreams. Then, as you float away from being awake, maintain a focus on something that is highly attractive or positive such as an extremely pleasant memory during a past vacation, an early childhood memory that is burned into your memory, or simply focus on the blank screen of the mind as you brush away the free-floating thoughts that run through your mind. This point on the mind-screen is right at the center of the forehead and right above the nose, sometimes called the third eye.
Try it. With a few nights’ practice you too might enter into a dimension of awe and wonder and experience the delight of your night… lucid dreaming! If you want to learn more about lucid dreaming, simply Google it. More detailed instructions are widely available.
You can also use natural sleep aids to enhance your body’s ability to reach deep dream states in which lucid dreaming occurs. The following dietary supplements could help. Take them 15-20 minutes before going to bed.
First, take valerian and chamomile extract. They help you relax and fall into a lightly tranquil state of relaxation. You will also need some magnesium, melatonin, 5-HTP and indium sulphate. Magnesium releases tension in your muscles. Melatonin signals the sleep center of the brain to turn off all the excitatory messages in the mind and helps you fall asleep. 5-HTP is a natural precursor to serotonin, another sleep hormone. And, indium sulphate, a rare trace mineral appears to work with the brain’s HPA-complex – the master controller of all endocrine function – to put it into a state of balanced homeostasis.
Many of these natural sleep aids are available in your local health food store. However, there are only a handful sleep aids that contain indium sulphate. If you can find all these ingredients in one single product, great. If not, you will need to purchase them separately and prepare your own mix. It is well worth it.
Inception-like dream states, here we come!
For more information on Inception, visit http://inceptionmovie.warnerbros.com/
Source by Jukka Tolonen