3 things you need in order to have vivid dreams
- Knowledge: Understanding of how sleep and dreams work.
- Technique: A dream recall technique to remember and record important dreams.
- Sharing: A person, group, or community to share experiences with and learn from.
Knowledge: Most people were never taught about what happens when they sleep. knowledge of the sleep cycle, and when dreams are the most vivid is important to understand if you are interested in getting lucid. Since we don’t remember much from a night of sleep, it is easy to ignore, but we spend about one third of our lives sleeping so its a good idea to know what is going on during that time.
Technique: We don’t store dreams in our long term memory while asleep. That is why they are so hard to remember. Dreams only make it into short term memory, and then fade away. A dream recall technique is required to capture the dreams in the short term memory upon awakening, and transferring them to long term memory. This is most commonly done by writing them down, but there are many techniques that work for people. As a technique is use more, dream recall increases and become more meaningful.
Sharing: When you have a meaningful dream, it is important to share it with someone. Sharing dream experiences is one way we grow as a dreamer. To share a dream, we must make sense of it, or at least re-tell it in such a way that another person who didn’t experience the dream can get a sense of what happened. You validate the experience, and re-examine it from another person’s viewpoint. The other person will most likely share an experience with you that they had, helping you get a bigger picture of what dreams are like for others.
Do you have all 3 of these aspects in place? If one of these things are lacking, find someone to talk to about it or continue browsing this site. Our goal is to provide you with all 3 of these things to help build a strong foundation for you to get lucid.