Lucid Dreaming & The Law of Attraction

Understanding the inner workings of mind & the collective consciousness.

Lucid Dreaming & The Law of Attraction

Dreams are beyond fascinating; they are the unexplainable inner workings of our mind that transcend concepts of space and time. When you dream your brain doesn’t know the difference between what is 'real' and what isn’t. Dreams have been studied by some of the most renowned psychologists and psychoanalysts of all time, such as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Calvin Hall and Ian Wallace, in an attempt to figure out exactly what part they play in our lives.

If you frequently remember your dreams, you have the capacity to be a ‘lucid dreamer’. In other words, you have the ability to awaken within your dreams and control them.

When you wake in your dreams, something inexplicable happens to your subconscious mind; it expands beyond its usual function allowing you to influence or manipulate your dream environment. For instance, you can possess the ability to fly, walk through walls, levitate, move things with your mind and influence other people’s behaviour in your dream.

"Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly... I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man." - Zhuangzi

If you can recall your dreams but have never experienced lucid dreaming before, the good news is you can train your brain to awaken within your dreams. An easy way to do this is to always keep some sort item or 'totem' on you. A totem is something small and personal to you. It could be a small rock, a piece of jewellery or a charm that has meaning. You must then ask yourself whenever you see or touch your totem throughout the day, “am I in a dream or is this reality?”.

Possessing a totem allows you to lucid dream more effectively

Ideally, you want to be asking yourself this at least 12 times a day. Upon asking yourself this question, you perform a quick reality check by looking around at your environment to become certain that you’re well and truly awake and not sleeping. With enough repetition, this process will create a habit and a neurological pathway in your mind that gets strengthened each and every time you see or touch your totem. Eventually, this will also occur in a dream; you will see or touch your totem and realise that you are in fact in a dream and then awaken within that dream!

That’s when the magic happens! If you have seen the movie 'Inception' staring Leonardo DiCaprio, you will recall that he uses a spinning top as his totem to distinguish as to whether he is in a dream or that is awake.