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Control Your Dreams

Can you imagine being able to control your dreams? To fully own your imagination and control everything during your goals, while you sleep.

Dreams are not only manifestations of people's present life, but also everything that is happening within them, be it memories, desires, or illusions that are part of the intimate life. As we already know, human beings live with continuous emotions day by day, which makes it mysterious, and influences the presence of dreams in the mind of each one. In a nutshell, we can say that dreams are stories that our own subconscious explains to us during our rest. Scientifically speaking, dreams are a REM phase, which stands for Rapid Eye Movement, where the brain blocks motor neurons so we can't move, achieving partial unconsciousness.

Having control of our bodies while we sleep is a difficult thing to reconcile. Although according to scientific studies, if it's possible to be in a state where you somehow have control over your subconscious, it's what's known as lucid sleep.

What are Lucid Dreams?

Lucid dreams are dreams in which the person is aware that is dreaming. This awareness is responsible for making it possible to control what happens in the dream as if you were the director of your own movie.

Mastering lucid dreams aren't as simple as it sounds. There are techniques that can help you control this situation. According to a study published by experts in sleep psychology, lucid dreams can be controlled with a few steps that you will see ahead.

1. Write your dreams

A very simple step to be able to control your dreams is to have a daily record and control on a notebook or on your computer. Every morning, when you wake up, you must write down what you remember having lived in your previous dreams. After a few weeks, you'll find that your dreams are following or repeating certain patterns that will help you know if you're asleep or awake.

2. Always stay alert

Stephen LaBerge, a professor at Stanford University, coined the term MILD, which stands for Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dream. It aims to remember things in the future, using previous dreams to detect if there are any anomalies compared to later dreams. In this way, we make sure whether we are awake or not.

3. Adjust your sleep

The longest and deepest dreams are the last we have during the night. If we become able to remain conscious before those last dreams, it will not be easier to remember and be able to master them. The mind is powerful, there may be times when you are dreaming something that you want to continue or you want to know that it is still in the dream, try to take possession of your consciousness and return to the same dream.

Being able to control what happens in your dreams is a gift that very few manage to experience nature, take advantage of, enjoy each dream, and release your creativity in each dream.

Make your life a dream and your dream a reality. - Antoine de Saint Exupéry.

By Majo Sosa

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