I have been always fascinated by Lucid Dreaming. I can’t remember how I have found out about it as well as I can’t remember my last time having one, but taking a guess probably about 5 years ago. It doesn’t come to me naturally during sleep ( as I have read- it does to some people) and even after trying some techniques, I still can’t seem to lucid dream. Recently, I did some more web research and read about an herb “Calea Zacatechichi” also know as “dream herb”. It is basically supposed to increase dream recall, intensity , make it more vivid and able to control your dreams. I have not tried it yet myself as I have JUST found out about it and had some hard time finding it online for sale. Although I’ve found a tea mixture that has some amount of the herb in it. SO, my question is to anyone that has tried it and could share their experience with it. Does it really help you get into lucid state?
Another supplement I have read about is “Dream Leaf” – capsules that are supposed to help you lucid dream. Here is a website if you would like to get more info about it ; http://luciddreamleaf.com/p/dream-leaf-lucid-dreaming-supplementOK So once again, IF anyone has tried it , please share your experience.
These are just two things that are convincing me the most so far, but if there is anything that you have tried or done to help you lucid dream , please share your experiences and thoughts.
THANK YOU! :)
I tried growing some Calea plants. Failed miserably. I attempted lucid dreaming through meditation and relaxation excersises and doing reality checks throughout the day. It worked, I got so excited that I woke up when my hands shot up infront of my face to do a reality check in my dream, my fingers and palms were really long! I want to try Calea too, but you have to work on your mindfullness and this will seep into your dreams. Combine meditation, relaxation, reality checks and calea tablets and I am sure you will have a lucid dream within a year.
Hello there, I too have struggled with lucid dreaming, often giving up before I can obtain. One thing that I know helps is to keep a dream journal under your pillow, or near your bed. Each time you wake, write down every detail about your dream that you can. This will help recall dream memory, it will also help you notice any patterns, signs, or visions.
I’m deeply fascinated about Lucid dreaming as well, I’ve had about 20 experiences of it, the first time I went flying, another one I was able to change my shoes and make a firealarm go off so I could get out of school, but whenever I’ve “engaged” with the dream it’s only felt like minutes before I wake up.. Once I was really tired and fell asleep quickly (which I don’t normally) I actually arrived right into a lucid dream, that was the longest one I’ve had but somewhere along the line in that dream I lost lucidity.. So though I haven’t really tested it yet, I think the method of waking yourself up in the middle of night (alarm), keeping your eyes closed and then just thinking that you want to lucid dream and trying to fall asleep quickly while focusing on that, makes alot of sense (just what I read elsewhere).. The movie “Waking Life” was what brought me on to it.. the method of checking a clock and then checking a clock again (reality-check) worked a couple of times for me (the clock numbers change instantly when you look back again) but I also think it has to do with meditation, being aware and what state of mind we’re in when we go to sleep.. I’d love to hear if Calea or Dream Leaf works out for you!