One of the simplest ways to learn how to lucid dream tonight is by using the DILD method. This stands for Dream Induced Lucid Dream. Interesting name huh. I bet that doesn’t make much sense to you at all. It didn’t to me either the first time I read it. All it really means is that your lucid dreams will start off as normal, uncontrollable dreams.
In other words you will be having a dream and then inside it you will realize you are dreaming and it is that realization wihich will make it lucid. It probably also sounds confusing to get this method right too but it is rather simple really. All you need to do is get into the habit of several reality checks. These you can easily practice during the day. Your “waking” day that is.
Things like checking mirrors digital clocks book titles flipping light switches as well as trying to lean against walls pinching your nose and trying to breathe through it. These things are all habits you need to get into with the intention of your dream self habitually doing them in your dreams. The reason is that all of these things will be completely different in the dream world making it easy for your mind to realize, “Hey, this is a dream. I’m dreaming. Awesome!”
Once you’ve picked up these habits in real life your dream self will carry them over into your dream world and when you are interacting and doing things in your dream that are so entirely different from the real waking world it will be quick for you to realize you are dreaming and to then take control of it with your conscious mind.
Of course you need to know exactly what you need to do for each habit you’re going to learn which I will explain in detail in this article. Obviously these reality checks aren’t the only ways to have a lucid dream but they are some of the easiest to learn so if you want to get your first lucid dream as soon as you can, you might as well start with these, right?
We’ll start with the ones that will be very obvious in a dream. Pinching your nose and leaning against walls.
When you pinch your nose and try to breathe in through it obviously you can’t. Not in the real world. In your dreams you’ll find that you can and its because you are still physically breathing in through your nose as you sleep and you will be able to feel these breaths in your dream even as you hold your nose closed.
Leaning against walls..again in the real world you’ll end up well..leaning against it. Unless its a very thin wall you just crash straight through! In the dream world you will generally fall straight through walls. Any kind of walls you’ll just fall through as if nothing was there. Again a pretty obvious sign you’re dreaming and your brain will generally pick up on these signs pretty quickly.
Just keep in mind every time you do one of these reality checks ask yourself “Am I dreaming?” Might as well make things even easier for your brain to figure out and again this is a habit you could pick up pretty quickly.