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Paranormal-Practice to achieve Lucid Dreaming

Paranormal experiences have been with us since we began recording history. They don’t appear to be going away. Lucid dreaming is just one of the many paranormal experiences we may encounter.

Near-death experiences, ghosts, mental telepathy, quantum consciousness, UFO’s are all paranormal experiences.  The paranormal waits patiently for the technology and the willing scientists necessary for its discovery.

Psychics peaked a scientist’s interest. The scientist wanted to view a psychics brain and founded the EEG machine.

Is the placebo effect paranormal? Is hypnotism paranormal?  Lucid dreaming and is that paranormal?

We can use lucid dreams to rehearse waking life actions-and know that these mental rehearsals will make a real difference. A baseball player may use lucid dreams to perfect his or her respective swings.  There is good evidence that mental imaginings (visualizations) bear real-world effects.

Dreams to Produce Real World Effects

The real-world effects of using dreams to rehearse for real-world effects show up in rewiring the physical structure of our brain to better accomplish the imagined task, which is neuroplasticity,in a nutshell.

The more you practice lucid dreaming, the easier it becomes. Lucid dreaming involves attaining a heightened state of awareness in waking life, which naturally bleeds over into dreamtime.

And the awareness arises from asking yourself a simple question: Am I awake, or am I dreaming?

Unusual things happen in dreams, which include flying without the aid of an aircraft. These are dream signs.  The key to lucid dreaming is to become aware of your true state and surroundings as often as possible, and one thing, you’re bound to discover is how often unusual and interesting things occur in waking life.

When we see something unusual or interesting, how do we conduct a reality or “state test?”  A reality test may seem silly.  When something unusual occurs in waking life, take the time – six, eight, ten, or twelve times a day – to ask yourself: “Am I awake, or am I dreaming?

What evidence do you use to answer that question: Am I awake, or am I dreaming?  Take a moment to think.  What evidence do you have that you are in a dream or is it real life?

We question this in real life for practicing purposes in order to start to question it in our dreams. We will be conducting “state tests” (questions) on a regular basis in real life. These “state tests” may then just bleed over into our dream like state.

State Tests

A state test looks like this. Read something. Then look away. Now look back at the printed page in your hand. If you’re awake, what you see can only be what it was the first time you looked.

But if you’re asleep? Whatever you read in the first place was only a figment. And when you look again, your mind can and most likely will retrieve something different from your mental storehouse of written images.

In your dreams, numbers on a digital watch can turn into words. The words of a great poem might turn into nuclear launch codes.

If you are conducting a state test, reaching for the nearest light switch is a good idea. If you’re awake, the light switch is connected to a power source.  In a dream, the light switch is connected to anything you might associate with electricity. So if you flip on a light switch and an elephant walks into the room, you are dreaming.

The more state tests you conduct while awake, the more likely you are to question what state you’re in when you’re dreaming. And once you ask that question during a dream, it’s game on.

The problem is that walking around conducting state tests all day might seem like a big distraction. At first, it is.  However, state tests can lead to a high level of awareness, like meditation, which leads to a fuller experience of life.

This high level of awareness during the day is known as the pursuit of “mindfulness,”which is being immersed in the moment without judgment.  At night, this high level of awareness is known as lucid dreaming.

I’d had lucid dreams in the past, during nightmares.  But in those dreams, when I realized I was dreaming, I used that incredible power…. to wake myself up.

Instead when we realize it’s a dream, the appropriate response is to take that seriously. The monster scaring you has no external reality. You don’t have to wake up or fly away. In fact, the best results people get are when they react to whatever’s chasing them with curiosity and compassion.”


Steve Volk, the author of Fringeology wanted to learn how to not wake up during his repeated nightmare. Steve wrote about this in his book, Fringeology.

After a few days of meditating on this, Steve wrote, “I saw the bastard.  I was asleep and there he was, at my window, leering. I’ve had this dream before, my dream self thought. And that was all it took to bring me the awareness I needed. For the first time ever, I had real lucidity in a dream.

Feeling in control of my fear, I went to the front door-and opened it.

A few seconds later, my tormentor appeared. And to my surprise, he was not particularly malevolent looking. In fact, he looked like any ole-guy at all – a generic beer-drinking dude. But he was having none of this new Steve. He filled the doorframe, looking at me quizzically, as if to say, Hey, this isn’t what we do…..

But I held my ground. I said nothing.

His face took on a sour cast then, like he was offended that I wouldn’t play along.  He reached into his pants pocket and pulled out a gleaming black handgun. He paused for a moment, the gun pointed toward the floor, and regarded me carefully – to see if my reaction changed.

I could smell my own sweat, and his, the room suddenly musky as a locker room. The serial number was etched on my mental model of his gun.

I was lucid, but didn’t even think to ask the spooky dude any questions.  Like, “Why are you here?” Or, “What do you want?” I was too frightened to think of anything to say.  But I held on to the thought that, because this was a dream, no harm would come to me.

He lifted the gun from his side. He pointed it at me. I could almost feel the barrel, somehow, from six feet away, aimed directly at my chest. He paused. He looked right into my eyes. And I had the sense he was giving me one last opportunity to panic, to slip back into my usual reaction.

I felt a sudden up-swelling of fear.  I steeled myself. This, I said, is a dream.

He’d had enough. He pulled the trigger, the sound enormous. Each explosion filled and colored the room where we stood. But when I looked down at my chest, nothing much was happening. My shirt moved a little, as if blown by the wind. I felt no pain, saw no blood. And I experienced…elation, a thrill that lucid dreaming really works, and that I had just now stood up to my own fear. I had just stood up to bullets.

We stood there for a second, in silence. And then he did something I never would have expected. He grinned at me. I let my own tension out with a laugh, and he started laughing too. Suddenly we were buds. Amigos. My personal dream terrorist, my friend. He nodded and a wordless communication passed between us: Congratulations, he seemed to say.  You got it.

I woke up, feeling like Superman. And spooky dude? He hasn’t been back.”

This all sheds a new light on the paranormal-and even set to rest the spooky dude.  There is more to share about the paranormal.

“It’s cramped and irrational to say that there is no God – and premature. Because we are pathetically ignorant of the universe. “

-Matin Amis


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