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SnakeBelt
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Benefits of lucidity
PostPosted: Wed 29 May, 2013  Reply with quote

When you wake up on a weekend morning, there's no rush to get up or go to work. You slumber and you can either pop into dreams, or you experience a kind of HH, or you just enjoy the relaxation in the warm bed. It's surprising that when you pop into dreams the dreams don't become lucid. When you are awake but enjoy the relaxation your thoughts don't turn to lucidity. And you just let the HHs happen because it's a blissful state. All three are quite blissful states.

Maybe this highlights the difficulty: In the short term, the brain is pleased with these blissful states and thus becoming lucid offers no benefits to a happy brain. If this is the case there could be two ways around it:

1) If you want to realise a dream is a dream, you need to offer something to the brain that's better than the passive, blissful state it's in. Maybe a more passive form of lucidity than the one we're used to needs to be developed. Or maybe instead of reality checking to prove it's a dream and then doing some active dream action, we plunge ourselves into a pre-prepared blissful activity that offers a fantastic incentive to already-happy brain.

2) We make a habit of interrupting blissful states. When we are slumbering in bed in the morning, we can leap out of bed quickly. The brain loses it's assumption that the blissful passive state continues, and, as a kind of stimulus-response, the brain expects the blissful state to be interrupted. By lucidity? Also, meditation is a deliberate state that is similar to the slumbering blissful state of a weekend morning in bed. Interrupt the meditation so that the bliss ends abruptly and the brain gets used to "switching gears" when in dreams and lucidity results.



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PostPosted: Wed 29 May, 2013  Reply with quote

Lucid dreaming is a healthy and beneficial experience. In fact, it is has received a lot of support and positive response in recent times. Lucid dreaming is being used for a various practical purposes. Psychologists use lucid dreams as a therapy to help persons cope with nightmares, trauma and phobias.

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