Exploring the Benefits and Dangers of Lucid Dreaming
May 16, 2013
Lucid dreaming has caused quite a stir ever since “Inception” was released a few years back. In the movie, the characters are able to consciously control and direct their dreams, turning the dream world into their own reality. As fascinating as lucid dreaming may be to a lot of people, there are some who are more concerned about the dangers that it can cause. In this entry, we will explore the benefits and dangers of lucid dreaming and how it can affect you.
Lucid dreaming can transform your dream world into an alternate reality. Whatever you see, hear, smell, taste and feel will be as authentic as it is in real life. You will experience an alternate state of consciousness that allows you to be awake while inside your dream. In this state, you have control over your dream and you can explore it with total freedom.
Since lucid dreaming allows you to explore the depths of your subconscious mind, you can use it to improve your creativity. Everything is possible in the dream world, so you can let go of all inhibitions and limiting beliefs in creating your masterpiece.
Enhances problem solving skills
Another way that lucid dreaming can help you is by enhancing your problem solving skills. By choosing to be conscious in your dreams, you’ll be able to see problems through a different perspective. This will then give you a better understanding of how things work and how you can solve problems using more creative methods and techniques.
Lucid dreaming can also help improve your sense of confidence since it allows you to think and function without having to deal with any type of criticism. Practice is the key element here so if you’re having problems with public speaking for example, you can practice giving speeches in your lucid dream until you get used to it.
Distorted sense of reality
Lucid dreaming also has its share of downsides so before giving it a try, you need to be aware of the dangers it entails. The more that you get into lucid dreaming, the greater the chance that it will distort your reality. Because of this, you need to have a full grasp of what’s real to you. Don’t let your alternate dream world replace your real world or else you’ll be setting yourself up for a lifetime of disappointment.
Some people who have tried lucid dreaming have complained of experiencing a hazy mindset after the experience so it’s important that you know the difference between your dream world and your real world. You should be just fine as long as you draw a clear line between your dreams and your reality to avoid any confusion. Sweet Dreams!