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A dreamer dreams a dream. He sees the dream world with pleasures, pains. etc.

But he wakes up and then loses all interest in the dream world. So it is with the waking world also.

Just as the dream-world, being only a part of yourself and not different from you, ceases to interest you, so also the present world would cease to interest you if you awake from this waking dream, samsara, and realise that it is a part of your Self, and not an objective reality.

Because you think that you are apart from the objects around you,
you desire a thing. But if you understand that the thing was only
a thought-form you would no longer desire it.

All things are like bubbles on water.

You are the water and the objects are the bubbles.

They cannot exist apart from the water, but they are not quite the same as the water.

- Ramana Maharshi

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This Silly, Hidden Thing Is Causing Your Relationship to Fall Apart [Video]http://lucidacademy.com/struggle-power-relationships-video/ http://lucidacademy.com/struggle-power-relationships-video/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:15:26 +0000 http://lucidacademy.com/?p=2252 The great majority of relationships are studying the theme of the struggle for power. Some people are aware of this, while others are not. One of the ways to have power over the other is not to validate their point of view. It is possible to have an objective perception about the other that reveals […]

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The great majority of relationships are studying the theme of the struggle for power.

Some people are aware of this, while others are not. One of the ways to have power over the other is not to validate their point of view.

It is possible to have an objective perception about the other that reveals their limitations to you, but this objective perception never leads to disputes.

To the contrary, it generates reciprocity in the relationship. This perception means not closing your eyes to the other’s flaws, but instead keeping your heart open while noticing them.

The most common way to punish the other for his or her limitations is by withdrawing love.

- These are the words of Sri Prem Baba: http://prembaba.org

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The Process of Enlightenment [Video]http://lucidacademy.com/process-enlightenment-video/ http://lucidacademy.com/process-enlightenment-video/#comments Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:16:47 +0000 http://lucidacademy.com/?p=2246 “The process of enlightenment begins by identifying what still manifests itself through the shadow. There are compulsive obsessions or behaviors that manifest in the form of a thought or a repetitive dream, like a soundtrack that consistently repeats inside of you. For example, let’s suppose that you are compulsively remembering your family and experiencing negative […]

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“The process of enlightenment begins by identifying what still manifests itself through the shadow. There are compulsive obsessions or behaviors that manifest in the form of a thought or a repetitive dream, like a soundtrack that consistently repeats inside of you.

For example, let’s suppose that you are compulsively remembering your family and experiencing negative feelings about them.

This indicates that you still have unfinished business or open accounts. Which is the self that presides over the situation?

First identify what the feeling is: shame, guilt, revenge…

Once you have identified the feeling, then you can identify which self is sustaining that feeling.

Maybe this self needs something from you.

Maybe you need to bring a new meaning to your story, and do something in order to free yourself from this obsession.

This is how you shine light on the dark corners of your soul.”

- These are the words of Sri Prem Baba: http://prembaba.org

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“Death is a frightening word, but it is only a myth that imprisons us.

You overcome death and free yourself from this conditioning, this myth, when you allow yourself to be guided by love and become a silent witness.

For this to happen, you should practice self-observation, which is the first key.

Observe your thoughts, emotions and sensations, just as the sky observes the clouds passing by without getting attached to the fact that they are light or dark clouds.

Simply observe and remain the same.

Continue developing this power of self-observation until it becomes as natural as breathing.”

- Sri Prem Baba

 

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The Insidious Inner Critic: Do You Fall Into This Toxic Trap? [Video]http://lucidacademy.com/the-insidious-inner-critic-video/ http://lucidacademy.com/the-insidious-inner-critic-video/#comments Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:19:08 +0000 http://lucidacademy.com/?p=2177 This video is from the wisdom of Prem Baba Lucid Dreaming and the Inner Critic The inner critic is something you’ll have to deal with when you are learning to lucid dream. It will pop up and try to ruin your day by convincing you that you’ll never be able to lucid dream consistently. It […]

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This video is from the wisdom of Prem Baba

Lucid Dreaming and the Inner Critic

The inner critic is something you’ll have to deal with when you are learning to lucid dream.

It will pop up and try to ruin your day by convincing you that you’ll never be able to lucid dream consistently. It will demand that you be better. That you be better than others. That you learn faster.

You can recognize the inner critic is rearing its ugly head when you find yourself comparing your progress in lucid dreaming to others. When you think either:

“I am better at this then they are.”

or…

“It only took him 4 days and it’s been 4 months for me. I’ll never get it.”

Everyone learns at their own pace. Some it might take 4 months to have their first lucid dream, but they will then consistently lucid dream. Others might get it on their first try.

The real question is, can you sustain your lucid dreaming practice and consistently be lucid? Or can you be lucid when you would like, and sleep normally when you like?

Can you bring this kind of fluidity to your practice?

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Discipline on the Path of Yoga – Prem Baba [Video]http://lucidacademy.com/discipline-path-yoga-prem-baba-video/ http://lucidacademy.com/discipline-path-yoga-prem-baba-video/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:46:40 +0000 http://lucidacademy.com/?p=2197 “The path of yoga requires a lot of discipline and commitment. You will be tempted to deviate from your path because the mind will want to drag you towards the world of the senses. The mind wants power, and to experience fleeting joys, simply because it is addicted to those experiences. As you begin the […]

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“The path of yoga requires a lot of discipline and commitment.

You will be tempted to deviate from your path because the mind will want to drag you towards the world of the senses.

The mind wants power, and to experience fleeting joys, simply because it is addicted to those experiences.

As you begin the process of freeing yourself from addiction, you must be willing to constantly renew your vows.

For this to happen, discipline is key.

Therefore, you should sit down every day, preferably at the same time, and do your spiritual practice — even if it is difficult and resistance emerges with full power.

Understand that these resistances are like the weeds that you have to remove from the land so that you can continue along your path.”

- Sri Prem Baba

For more on this topic by Prem Baba: http://www.sriprembaba.org/en/satsang/040113

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A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. [Video]http://lucidacademy.com/tribute-martin-luther-king-jr-video/ http://lucidacademy.com/tribute-martin-luther-king-jr-video/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:55:02 +0000 http://lucidacademy.com/?p=2183 Watch this video on YouTube This video is a tribute to a great man: Dr Martin Luther King Jr. He said at one crucial point: “When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in […]

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This video is a tribute to a great man: Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

He said at one crucial point:

“When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

May you rest in peace Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

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How to Lucid Dream Tonight and Experience Breathtaking Adventures [Video]http://lucidacademy.com/how-to-lucid-dream-tonight/ http://lucidacademy.com/how-to-lucid-dream-tonight/#comments Sun, 29 Dec 2013 04:49:18 +0000 http://lucidacademy.com/?p=1704 Many people I talk to say they want to learn how to lucid dream tonight. Or they want to lucid dream instantly. Or they want to lucid dream RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT! While I completely understand the desire and appreciate the excitement, this excitement can sometimes lead one astray when journeying on the lucid […]

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Many people I talk to say they want to learn how to lucid dream tonight.

Or they want to lucid dream instantly.

Or they want to lucid dream RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT!

While I completely understand the desire and appreciate the excitement, this excitement can sometimes lead one astray when journeying on the lucid dreaming path.

Why?

Because you get…

The Initial Burst of Energy

What normally happens is a person reads about lucid dreams, hears about it from a friend, or sees a movie like “Inception,” and gets an initial burst of excitement that causes them to want to learn to lucid dream TONIGHT. They use that initial burst of energy to catapult them into researching techniques on how to lucid dream, or maybe even buying a book or a course like Lucid Dreaming Mastery that we offer here at Lucid Academy.

The Crippling Internal Expectation

Often this person has set an internal expectation that they will put in a certain amount of effort, and if they get the results they want, they will continue. If they don’t, then they give up lucid dreaming completely.

The Holy Grail of Sustained Enthusiasm

The problem with this is that sustained enthusiasm is the best way to success with lucid dreaming. The kind of enthusiasm that has you excited to go to bed every night, and does not leave you frustrated in the morning if you do not achieve a lucid dream.

Lucid Dreaming Mastery

Now if they are lucky enough to purchase a course like Lucid Dreaming Mastery, then they are well taken care of, and are very likely to succeed in their quest. But if they just go online, read about a bunch of techniques, and try to figure it out all on their own, it will be a harder journey.

Should I Switch Techniques?

The tendency comes to constantly switch techniques or add something new into the mix in the hope that it will help lucid dream tonight. This brings problems because when one constantly switches techniques it is like digging for oil with 15 small holes instead of 1 deep hole that will strike the well.

How to Lucid Dream Tonight

Lucid Mastery Shortcut

Now if you are one of those people who do want to learn how to lucid dream tonight, then there are certain techniques you can use that give you a chance at doing that. But it is certainly not a guarantee.

There are great combinations of proven techniques that can drastically speed up your results and give you a taste of the incredible power of lucid dreaming.

These techniques are displayed in detail in our special course: Lucid Mastery Shortcut. But to get access to this special course you must first purchase the main Lucid Dreaming Mastery course. Enter your email into the form on the right or at the bottom of this post for more information.

Building a Solid Foundation…Be Like Rock

This is because I want you to build a solid foundation in lucid dreaming. I’d love for every one of you to learn how to lucid dream tonight, but I want even more for every one of you to master lucid dreaming and be able to lucid dream for the rest of your life.

Your Sensational Lucid Adventures

I would love you to be able to soar like a bird through the sky any night you wish. To receive secret teachings, to fulfill your deepest fantasies, to go on wild adventures, and even to improve your real-world skills.

While learning how to lucid dream tonight will give you a taste of these experiences, mastering lucid dreaming will give you these experiences on tap.

Channel Your Energy Into Your Foundation

So if you feel like you want to learn how to lucid dream tonight, or lucid dream instantly, then take that energy and channel it into an intention to remember your dreams.

Buy a dream journal and start writing down your dreams every morning to boost your dream recall. That’s the first step in building your foundation.

Oh and if you are really serious about learning to lucid dream, make sure to sign up for our email list so you can qualify for our video course that teaches you to lucid dream….the right way.

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Confidential Dream Recall Techniques and Tips To Explode Your Memories [Video]http://lucidacademy.com/dream-recall-techniques-and-tips/ http://lucidacademy.com/dream-recall-techniques-and-tips/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:59:47 +0000 http://lucidacademy.com/?p=956 Dream recall can literally allow you to live more of your life. The more you remember your dreams, the more you remember the emotions, the thrills, the lessons, and the fun of your dreams. Your subconscious talks to you every night through your dreams. The first step toward listening is to master dream recall. Power […]

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Go down the rabbit hole…

Dream recall can literally allow you to live more of your life. The more you remember your dreams, the more you remember the emotions, the thrills, the lessons, and the fun of your dreams. Your subconscious talks to you every night through your dreams. The first step toward listening is to master dream recall.

Power Journaling for Dream Recall

The best way to increase your dream recall is through a simple technique called dream journaling. All you need to do is buy a journal and start writing down your dreams. Put the journal right next to your bed before you go to sleep, and as you are falling asleep tell yourself you will remember your dreams in the morning.

Optimum Frequency of Journaling

To boost your dream recall to the point where you are remembering 6+ dreams a night, it is often necessary to write down your dreams every morning.

Some people have a stronger dream memory and are able to remember their dreams without doing this, but most people need to continue writing down their dreams to keep the memory solidified.

Even if dream recall comes naturally to you, I still recommend writing down your dream. It is the foundation of lucid dreaming practice and too easily overlooked.

If your success with lucid dreaming falls off at some point along the journey it is so helpful to have a solid foundation in dream recall to bounce back with.

Dream recall techniquesConsistency = Gold

Consistently writing down your dreams every morning will inevitably lead you to success with dream recall.

Some people get very ambitious and wake up constantly during the night to write down their dreams.

If you can sustain this practice, great! Keep doing it.

But if you will only do this for a month and then stop writing them down altogether, then it is best if you just write them down in the morning when it is more conducive to your normal sleeping habits.

Consistency is key with dream recall.

Devastatingly Simple Way to Access Your Dreaming Memory

When you first wake up in the morning, don’t think of what you have to do during the day. Don’t think of what is next, what you will have for breakfast, or about your partner if you have one.

Keep your mind blank.

Keep your mind in the dream-like transition state. In this state the memories of your dreams will come back much easier.

Unraveling the Thread of Your Mind

The best technique for dream recall in the morning is called unraveling the thread.

Imagine a giant ball of thread, of which you can only touch a small bit that is sticking out.

If you want to see the whole ball of thread you are going to have to pull the bit that is available to you. This is how you can turn an image, or a feeling of a dream into 6 pages of detailed dream recall.

Whatever bit of the dream you have from the night before, whether it is a static image, a clip, or even just a feeling, use that as your guide into revealing the rest of your dreams.

Just write down whatever you have, and let the ball of thread unravel through your fingers. If you find yourself stuck, just keep writing. Write about what you are feeling now, your thoughts about the dream, etc. The act of writing will soon unravel the thread of your dream recall.

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Guide to Lucid Dreaming for Beginners – Do you Dare to Lucid Dream? [Video]http://lucidacademy.com/guide-to-lucid-dreaming-for-beginners/ http://lucidacademy.com/guide-to-lucid-dreaming-for-beginners/#comments Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:50:45 +0000 http://lucidacademy.com/?p=912 5 Step Guide to Lucid Dreaming for Beginners In the beginning lucid dreaming is an incredibly mysterious and exciting affair. I can tell you from experience that this feeling doesn’t go away if you continue to explore deeply. Lucid dreaming is incredible in this way, it only goes deeper and deeper. So what is the […]

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5 Step Guide to Lucid Dreaming for Beginners

In the beginning lucid dreaming is an incredibly mysterious and exciting affair. I can tell you from experience that this feeling doesn’t go away if you continue to explore deeply. Lucid dreaming is incredible in this way, it only goes deeper and deeper.

So what is the first step in the guide to lucid dreaming?

1. Improve Your Dream Recall

The first step when you want to build a house is to do what? Build a foundation. When you are building your lucid dreaming house you don’t want to start with the roof and go right into doing the induction techniques without achieving a certain proficiency in your dream recall. If you do go straight to induction techniques you could even have success early, but in my experience it is often not sustainable success. When it drops off for a bit, people have nothing to fall back on. To improve your dream recall it is very simple: buy a dream journal and write down your dreams in the morning.

2. Improve Your Prospective Memory

Prospective memory is the ability to remember something at the proper time once you have decided to do so. For example, when you have to make it to work on time in the morning but don’t have an alarm clock you decide you need to wake up at a certain time. When you wake up in the morning at that time you are using your prospective memory. When you have a strong prospective memory all the techniques of lucid dream induction become much simpler. Out of the 5 steps in this guide to lucid dreaming, this type of memory can probably be most useful in numerous other parts of your life as well as in learning to dream consciously.

3. Perform Reality Checks

Reality checks are what help you determine whether you are in waking life or the dream world. They become an integral part of a lucid dreamers arsenal, because one must know the reality they are in. There are many types of different reality checks, some work well and others simply are not worth the time. When you do these reality checks every day they move into your dreams and you naturally start to have lucid dreams.

4. Use Lucid Dreaming Induction Techniques

Once your foundation has been built, you are remembering your dreams at night, your prospective memory is strong, and you are performing reality checks, then you can move on the the crowning jewel of lucid dreaming: the induction techniques. The induction technique you choose will be the roof on your lucid

Beginners Guide to Lucid Dreaming

Practice makes perfect

dreaming house. The technique I recommend most for this guide to lucid dreaming for beginners is MILD. It stands for Mnemonic Induction of a Lucid Dream. This technique won’t mess up your sleep schedule, is relatively easy to perform, and often gives quick success for beginners.

5. Practice Consistently

If someone came up to me and asked “What is the single most important thing I need to know in order to have success with lucid dreaming?” I would reply in a heartbeat: practice consistently. Practice consistently! So many people just want a quick gain out of lucid dreaming. They only give it a week, 2 weeks, a month, then stop. Approach this as if you will be learning an incredibly valuable skill for the rest of your life. To have success with this valuable life-long skill, practicing consistently is the key.

 

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