How To Make Your Lucid Dreams Last Longer

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Can Dreams Predict the Future?

Sometimes, dreams come true or tell of a future event. When you have a dream that plays out in real life, experts say it’s most likely due to:

  • Coincidence
  • Bad memory
  • An unconscious linking of known information

But sometimes, dreams can motivate you to act a certain way, thus changing the future.

How long do dreams actually last?

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 · How Long Do Dreams Last? REM sleep lasts only a few minutes early in the night but gets longer as we sleep. Later in the night, it might last more than 30 minutes

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Tip 26 Use your beliefs: adopt empowering beliefs and values

If I wanted something bad, I could.  This is drive

If I wanted something bad, I could. This is driven in large part by my values and beliefs .

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

What you believe is true for you or becomes true for you. What you send out to the world comes back to you. So do you believe, “Everyone wants me!” Then that will also be fulfilled.

Successful people are confident people.

You can always adopt a new belief. Don’t get stuck with the past. Every moment is a new beginning. You are never stuck. Say, “I deserve to have x, and I accept it now.”

Everything around you – what you call life – was conceived by people who were no smarter than you. And you can change it. – Steve Jobs

The same applies the other way around: Do you want to make your dream come true? Then let your dream be in line with your core values ​​/ mission.

The Benefits of Lucid Dreaming

Choose Your Dream

You are no longer bound by nonsensical dreams about seemingly random occurrences throughout your day. Instead, you choose what visions you want to see when you go to sleep. Our subconscious is a powerful system, so even if you’ve never been to Paris, you’d be surprised by the level of detail your mind will create.

Creativity

The only limit with lucid dreaming is your imagination. When your conscious and subconscious minds work together to create a new land, you’ll be amazed at what you can do. Maybe you’ll even think of a remarkable, life-saving invention.

Reunite with Lost Loved Ones

If you’ve lost a loved one and are missing them terribly, you may find comfort in meeting them in a dream and having a conversation that you’ll be an active part of rather than a mere observer. Many of us have had fleeting dreams of people we love before. The conversations don’t often make sense, and we feel helpless when we wake up, wondering why we talked to them about emptying the dishwasher when we could have had a much more stimulating conversation.

Remove Fears

This is an ideal time to confront your fears because there are no consequences. Nothing can hurt you during a dream. If you’re afraid of heights, have a dream about skydiving! If public speaking makes you break out in sweats, create a reality where you give a speech that receives a standing ovation.

Communicate with Your Subconscious

Our subconscious mind is more powerful than our conscious one, and its programs are always running in the background. If you have patterns of addiction or self-sabotage that you’ve tried to break with no success, that’s your subconscious at work. During a lucid dream, you can communicate with your subconscious and possibly reprogram it!

Improve Motor Skills

If you want to get better at something, like playing a musical instrument, dreaming about the activity is an effortless way to “practice” and improve. By lucid dreaming about the skill you’d like to learn, you’ll find that you master it much faster if you incorporate practice time into your dreams.

Better Sleep

Instead of being awakened by dreams you aren’t prepared for, being in a lucid state means you can enjoy them fully without waking up. Fewer interruptions translate to a better night of sleep.

Inspiration

Your subconscious mind is like a giant database of everything you’ve experienced, whether you remember it or not. You may not have even been aware of what’s gone on around you, but your subconscious keeps track and logs that information. If you’re in a creative field and struggling for inspiration, a lucid dream may be just what you need to spark the imagination and synthesize ideas you already had in your subconscious.

No Nightmares

If you’re being chased by a fire-breathing dragon, you no longer have to play the role of the victim. Instead, conjure up your sword, turn around bravely, and slay that dragon. No matter how horrific a nightmare you’re having, once you master the art of lucid dreaming, you’ll be able to control the situation or at least find comfort in knowing that nothing can hurt you.

Tip 14 Make dreams come true? Start a mastermind group

You have a dream.  You want success.  You want to

You have a dream. You want success. You want to take action. Perfect, you will definitely come there! A mastermind group only accelerates everything. These groups are ideal to realize your dream.

In a mastermind group you will consult with others, brainstorm and think tanks about each other’s dreams. Talk to others about your dream! For example with your three people in your mastermind and six family members. Then it is more likely that you will make your dream come true.

Read the article about starting a mastermind group.

You are the average of the people you associate with. Be kind to everyone, but don’t make friends with everyone. Be aware of who you allow into your inner circle. Build through your mastermind and group of friends around you who support you in good times and bad. Your family / your parents are a good starting point for this.

How to have amazing lucid dreams

Experts agree that everyone is capable of having lucid dreams. Dreaming itself is a normal function of the mind. We all dream every night, even if we don’t remember. And we all achieve conscious awareness while awake every single day. So what does it mean to combine these states? Why, the amazing ability to have conscious – or lucid – dreams. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? So why do I keep hearing from people who say they can’t achieve their first lucid dream?

How Long Can a Lucid Dream Last?

There doesn't seem to be a consensus on this. Some sources say that about 30 minutes is the maximum. Others say 45 minutes to an hour is possible.

I've had regular and lucid dreams that certainly felt longer than 30 minutes. However, my perception of time can't be completely trusted here.

I remember one in particular that lasted so long I started wondering what else I should do. My guess is that an hour-long lucid dream is possible, but unlikely to happen very often.

Regardless of the maximum possible length, we can keep working on extending our dreams. I'll take an extra few minutes of lucidity any night.

Keep working on your dream awareness. I wish you success on your lucid dreaming journey.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

5. Build a plan

Clarity, commitment, inspiration, and know how will serve you well in reaching your dreams. But they have to be combined with a real plan to actually move you along the path to making your dream come true.

Harvey MacKay put it best when he said, “A dream is just a dream, a goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.”

When you work on a goal with no plan of how to achieve it, your efforts are more likely to be disjointed. Without the focus a plan brings, you’re more likely to complete tasks willy nilly, and drift around rather than progressing methodically toward your goal. This leads to both sporadic and less than optimal results. You don’t want to go that route.

You’ve got to build a plan to get you from where you are to where you want to go. It will keep you on track, and minimize the detours that slow or delay your progress toward your goal.

So if your dream is to write your first book, your plan could be to get up an hour earlier and write one thousand words a day prior to going to work. That way, when you set your alarm each day, you know what time to set your clock for. And when you wake up, you’ll know that it’s time to fire up the laptop to get typing.

Besides, one of the great things about a plan is it helps you to track your progress along the way as well.

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6. Look at the Ground or Stomp On It

Sweeping your eyes over the ground keeps your focus on where you are at that moment. Don't stare fixedly at a single spot. I like adding a stomp to get some sensation into my dream body. It also serves to make the environment seem real.

Feeling like you're standing in a real place with your senses of vision and touch-activated is a strong stabilizing combination.

Mind-Bending Facts About Dreams

Everybody Dreams, Even Infants 

Everyone dreams every night, even small children. You will cycle through up to 6 REM sleep phases and dream in each one. You may not remember dreaming but you certainly did. 

95% of Dreams are Quickly Forgotten 

Dreams are quickly forgotten because your alarm clock scares you awake, not giving you a quiet moment to reflect. Try and wake naturally without a loud alarm clock and see if this helps your dream recall. 

Some Dreams are in BnW 

When you recall your dreams you may not notice that some are in black and white. Soft colors tend to appear more in dreams. 

It is Indeed Possible to Control Your Dreams 

Lucid dreaming is the ability to control every aspect of your dream. The characters, the theme, the setting, the sounds, everything. This ability can be learned by anyone, with a little practice you could learn how to lucid dream. 

Blind People Dream Visually 

Blind people also experience the rapid eye movement phase of sleep, denoting that they are experiencing the visual aspects of dreams.  

Dreams Help us Solve Puzzles 

The conscious mind can grapple with complex issues but dreaming can help resolve issues in your life. The phrase ‘sleep on it’ means giving your mind the opportunity to process issues in your dreamscape. Ever notice you may go to bed angry or upset but feel so much better after a good night’s sleep?

Many Dreams are Universal 

The human experience is a shared one and therefore, no surprise that many dreams are universal. Dreaming of being naked in public, flying dreams, and dreaming of being on stage are all examples of dreams shared by all people regardless of nationality or sex.   

Animals Dream Too

Ever see a dog wagging its tail or moving its legs while asleep? Chances are it was dreaming.

How Long Do Dreams Last?

REM sleep lasts only a few minutes early in the night but gets longer as we sleep. Later in the night, it might last more than 30 minutes. So you might spend half an hour in a single dream.

7. Do the work

There’s no way around this. You’ve got to do the work. You’ve got to work your plan.

Push yourself to do it when you feel like working. And push yourself to do it when you don’t feel like working. Here’s how:

Over time you will see results, and then you can move on to the next step.

Conclusion  

Your dream hours are a unique and special time to gather your thoughts and reflect on life. If you feel that your dreams last for so long it’s a good sign you’re entering the REM phase of sleep many times during the night. This is a good sign, although it may feel a little exhausting if your dreams are bombarding you with messages. Meditate before bed and ask your subconscious mind to give you short instead of long dreams. Try and learn how to lucid dream, it’s easier than you think, with a little practice and determination, you can dominate your dreamscape and make anything happen. Happy dreaming! 

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