Monday, February 14, 2005

Lucid Dreaming - Guest Article

Guest Article on Dreamspeak, courtesy of My Health Hub

Lucid Dreaming - Frequently Asked Questions

What is lucid dreaming? How quickly will I experience a lucid dream? How often can I expect to become lucid? What can I do in a lucid dream? Is lucid dreaming safe? This article covers these and other frequently asked questions about Lucid Dreaming.

Q. What is lucid dreaming? Lucid dreaming is becoming "aware" you are dreaming and using this knowledge to control your dreams. In a lucid dream, everything is as realistic as waking life - perhaps even more so. The extra 90% of your brain is "unlocked" during this time. Use it to accomplish extraordinary things: chat with Einstein, express your inner fantasies, overcome fears, invent new products, design a screenplay. With lucid dreaming, you can reclaim the third of your life you spend sleeping - and turn it into a positive self-development workshop!

Q. What can I do in a lucid dream? Literally, anything you want. Get Einstein to explain the Theory of Relativity; fly with the birds; express your wildest fantasies; develop new products for your company; develop your golfing skills; watch your new screenplay at the movies; consult historical figures from across the ages; work through fears and childhood issues; hold sessions with your own personal psychotherapist.When you're lucid dreaming, you can make anything happen. You're no longer limited. And it's all so realistic, you'll be excited about every dream for weeks afterward.

Q. Is lucid dreaming safe? Absolutely. No matter what you do in a lucid dream, you're still snuggled up safely inside your bed. Everything that happens in a dream is generated by your powerful brain.

Q. How often can I expect to become lucid? It all depends on how much effort you put into developing your lucid dreaming skills. However it's perfectly possible to set and accomplish a goal of experiencing a lucid dream almost every single night.

Q. How quickly will I experience a lucid dream? With the Lucid Dreaming Kit, we attempt to get you experiencing your first lucid dream within the first seven days. This happens for 90% of the readers, however some people take a little longer. If you're not experiencing at least one lucid dream every week, after three months, then you'll get your money back. There's no risk!

Q. But I never dream! Surely I can't lucid dream? Incorrect. You might not think you dream, but you do. You dream at least five times a night, however most people simply don't remember their dreams. The Lucid Dreaming Kit will show you how to overcome this and how to begin experiencing great lucid dreams, whether you currently remember your dreams or not. It's easy, when you learn with Bradley Thompson.

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Q. How is the Lucid Dreaming Kit different from other guides? Most guides simply explain a couple of lucid dreaming techniques. The Lucid Dreaming Kit is quite literally a kit, including a set of exclusive tools to ensure you start lucid dreaming in the quickest time possible. Inside the kit, you'll find the "Lucid Dreaming in Seven Days!" book from Bradley Thompson, covering all the latest lucid dreaming tricks and techniques. Every day, you'll receive tasks and advice to help you become more conscious of the dream world. You'll also receive the Reality Prompter, the Lucid Dreaming Screensaver, the My Dream Log recorder, and a full hour-long Audio Stimulation CD, incorporating random reality prompts, auto-pan modulation, binaural beats and monaural beats.The kit is TOTALLY exclusive to this Web site. You won't find any of the tools inside this kit ANYWHERE else.

Q. What's included in the Lucid Dreaming Kit? The Lucid Dreaming Kit includes everything you need to begin experiencing lucid dreams... within the next seven days! You'll find the "Lucid Dreaming in Seven Days!" book from Bradley Thompson, covering all the latest lucid dreaming tricks and techniques. Every day, you'll receive tasks and advice to help you become more conscious of the dream world.

You'll also receive the Reality Prompter, the Lucid Dreaming Screensaver, the My Dream Log recorder, and a full hour-long Audio Stimulation CD, incorporating random reality prompts, auto-pan modulation, binaural beats and monaural beats.

Q. Do I require a computer? Will it work on my PC? The Lucid Dreaming Kit requires a Windows 95 or greater PC in order to run properly. The "Lucid Dreaming in Seven Days!" book and all related software requires a minimum of a 486 processor with 16MB of RAM and around 10MB of disk space. This covers about 95% of computers in the world! The Audio Stimulation CD does not require a computer to run. In brief, if you actually have a PC, don't worry. It should work without problem on your machine. Mac users should note that the "Lucid Dreaming in Seven Days!" book and Audio Stimulation CD will work on their computers, however the Windows software will not unless using Windows emulation software. The Windows software is used mainly for training however and isn't critical.

Q. How quickly will my Lucid Dreaming Kit arrive? We will dispatch your Lucid Dreaming Kit from our UK offices on the day we receive your order. It should typically take between 7-10 days to arrive, depending on where you live in the world.

Q. Do you offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee? We certainly do! We ask you to try out the kit for three whole months, after which time you should be experiencing at least one lucid dream per week. If you're not having success, or you aren't satisfied for whatever reason, just return the kit after that period (before five months) for a full refund, minus our original S&H.

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Personal Development said...

Six Steps to Success
Throughout the centuries history tells of men and women with the midas touch, who achieved greatness against what seemed insurmountable odds. To some their successes appeared to be the result of blind luck, to others the reward for hard work, but the truth about the successes of men such as Andrew Carnagie and Henry Ford is much more interesting.

Success is a state of mind to which all people should aspire. Like many others you can unlock te gate to achievement and the fulfilment of yor personal desires. With the six steps outlined below anyone can arrive at a set destination, with the added advantage of renewed self-confidence and secure in the knowledge that every goal is attainable.
Step 1. Desire
The key factor involved in the process of achieving any desire lies in the response of one's mind to the objective. If a complacent attitude is apparent then there will be a lack of enthusiasm leading to failure or only half-success.
If a goal is to be reached determination is needed to carry set plans through to a successful conclusion. This determination must have enough mental 'weight' behind it to propel you forward onto the road of achievement. This mental state can only be instilled by one thing - desire!
As can be easily seen, when we look around us, it is this desire-force that has launched mankind on his frenzied zest for ever-new knowledge and has enabled him to push back the boundaries of science to never dreamed of achievement.

It is this same desire-force that must be used in our business and personal affairs if the success we seek is to materialize. It is not very hard to develop this kind of desire for all you have to do is go after what you really want - its that simple. With this desire you will have all the persistence you need to accomplish your goal. There is a great saying "you never fail until you give up"!
Take heed of what Napoleon Bonaparte said "What we ardently and constantly desire, we always get".

Step 2. Goals
If success is to come your must realise what is expected to materialize. This statement may seem obvious at first but if careful thought is given its meaning takes on deeper significance.
Many people fail to gain satisfactory results from their endeavours because they did not know what they wanted to accomplish in the first place. Your objective must not be hazy or incomplete. Before you reach your goal you must be able to identify how your life will be different when you achieve it. You must know exactly what it is that you want to achieve. How will your life be better/different? How will you feel? What way will you look? What situations will you find yourself in? Will other people in your life be effected and if so how will they react? You need a clear definite picture in your mind of what the attainment of your goal will mean to you.

Step 3. Belief
Belief is the back-up system of desire. It keep the fires of enthusiasm burning and makes us continually strive to get nearer the goal attainment. Faith can truly move mountains; the mountains of fear, inferiority, worry and low self esteem - 'the success killers'!
Once a goal is firmly fixed in mind and our desire-force is hurtling us toward seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the firm belief that we can gain a favourable outcome can spur us on to victory. When the mind has been manipulated to reflect this state, wonderful physical results can ensue, producing symptoms of success in our lives in every area imaginable.
Although many can attest to the power of belief and to the wondrous accomplishments that were achieved through nothing else except faith, it still remains that many individuals find it hard to believe that a positive outcome will be forthcoming when they are faced with momentous opposition. Whether the opposition is mental or physical the fact that nothing seems to be going right and everything seems to be wrong is enough for even the strongest of us to 'throw in the towel'. But it is in these very situations that faith can conquer all. Faith in yourself, what you are doing and belief that that your objective will be reached.
There are some who bemoan "easier said than done". This is exactly the kind of mental attitude that sustains the problems that they are trying to eradicate. If your belief power is not apparent, take hope for it can be acquired.
Each morning and night recite your intentions from a written list of your goals. Voice your belief in your own abilities. Tell yourself that in due course you will be successful. As you go about your daily affairs reflect as often as possible on your goals and affirm that they are yours now. Fool your mind into believing it and you will see your world reflect it!

Step 4. Plan
Having decided upon your goal and being determined to build your faith you need to give your desire-force a 'vehicle' through which it may materialize. This 'vehicle' will take the form of a definite plan of action.
Do you need to acquire certain skills? Do you need to know certain people or be in certain places to help you achieve your goal? Make a plan that will help you get closer to your end objective. Research your desires and get clear on what you need to do. Then do it!
Ensure that your plan is workable and realistic for you. Although your plan should remain flexible so that changes can be made when appropriate only make changes after careful consideration. Trial and error will eventually show the way to a good plan although you should be open to intuition also.
However, I should point out that, it is very likely your goal will materialize in a most unexpected way. The fact that you have set a plan for its accomplishment tends to set things in motion and like a chain reaction (or the butterfly effect) subtle changes made by you may cause dramatic changes elsewhere and your goal may come before your plan is completed.

Step 5. Visualization
Visualization is the art of creating mental movies of your completed goal. This has many beneficial effects upon your consciousness. Without going into the deeper esoteric benefits of using this art let me just say that you are truly designing your life when you use it. It has one other major benefit - it strengthens your desire and persistence because you momentarily experience the thrill of having achieved your goal!
Just form a mental picture of having achieved your goal. See what you will see. Feel how wonderful it will be. See how it effects everyone around you. Hear people congratulate you. When this state is experienced nothing will stop you in your quest for your objective and thus your belief-power will also be reinforced.

Step 6. The Subconscious Mind
It is within the subconscious part of your mind that you hold all th positive and negative beliefs about yourself - your self-image. These beliefs are reflected back to you in the form of attitudes. Therefore it is from the subconscious mind that the thought of failure or success comes.

Attitudes are just mental programs and so is your self-image. They can easily be changed (yes I said 'easily'). Any attitude or belief can be changed by using the formula outlined in this article - by combining affirmations with visualization. Henry Ford used it, as did Ralph Waldo Emerson and even Arnold Swatzeneger. It is reported in some circles that a similar technique was employed by Bill Gates to build his global empire. Andrew Carnegie used it exactly as described to attain and give away multi-millions even though he was an unschooled manual worker when he started it. Carnegie's legacy can still be seen today when you freely borrow a book from any Carnegie library of which there are thousands.
If you use these six steps there is nothing you cannot achieve. Luckily we have the advantage of living in the Twentieth Century with all its new technology and innovations such as hypnosis and subliminal programming. Use these steps in conjunction with your favourite personal development system and you are assured success. Hypnosis

Being Now said...

Interesting article. Normally, I will not allow posters to add their website links though their blogger links get automatically linked when I approve an article. Just keep that in mind for future submissions. I'm very happy to promote the profile of other bloggers but don't want to clog this blog with a lot of external links.