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Lucid Dreaming Masterpost

Originally posted by reckoner0

What is Lucid Dreaming?

Lucid dreaming is when you are in a dream but fully aware that you are in a dream, leading to you often being able to control the outcomes or certain aspects of the dream. You are able to live your fantasies and also are more likely to remember your dreams come morning.

With work Lucid dreaming can be improved into astral projection via sleep or dream walking where you can exit your dreams to enter the dreams of others or walk about the “dream plane”. Skilled lucid dreamers also often use their dreams for divination and problem solving due to how vivid they are and how it is easier to remember them.

Herbs for Lucid Dreaming: African Dream Bean, Blue Lotus, *Datura, *Mexican Dream Herb, Lavender, Mugwort, Rose Buds, Valerian Root, Wild Asparagus

Crystals for Lucid Dreaming: Albite, Angel Phantom Quartz, Danburite, Herkimer Diamond, Lazulite, Moonstone, Rhodonite, Scolecite

Foods for Lucid Dreaming: Almonds, Bananas, Cherries, Chicken, Kidney Beans, Lamb, Oats/Oatmeal, Pumpkin/Pumpkin Seeds, Rice, Soybeans and Tofu, Sunflower Seeds, Tomatoes, Turkey

Essential Oils for Lucid Dreaming: Lavender, Mugwort, Patchouli, Rose

Other things to achieve Lucid Dreaming:

  • Keep a dream journal and write in it regularly.
  • Interpret the meanings behind your dreams after recording them
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoking cigarettes before bed
  • Keep a regular sleeping schedule
  • Sleep in complete darkness if possible
  • Meditate before going to sleep
  • Openly state before you go to bed “I will lucid dream tonight” and repeat this either out-loud or in your mind as you get ready for bed. When you lay in bed continue focused on that in your mind
  • Along with that before bed tell yourself, preferably in a mirror if it helps, that you will remember your dreams come morning
  • Do “reality checks” meaning in your dream check to see if you are dreaming. If you see mirrors, see if you can see the background behind you or if it is misty/blurry. If see a clock look at it, look away, then look back, often in dreams the time will change. This is the same for signs and street signs. You can also before going to bed mark up your hand with ink and in your dream look down and see if it is there still. If its not you know you’re dreaming. Look down at your feet, often in dreams they will seem oddly unfocused. If you see a bookshelf, see if any of the book titles are visible or repeat.

Okay, I know I am dreaming, now what do I do?

Well now you practice. It is rare to immediately be able to control your dreams completely. To gain full control you need to practice. Start small and take baby steps. Try hopping in place in your dream, see if you can make yourself hover for even just a second. Keep at it, try to float in place longer and longer with each jump. In time and with practice and patience you will be able to soar through your dreams one night and it’s easy from there. If you come across a locked door try opening it while saying out loud “this door is unlocked”. Keep at it, because hopefully you will be able to open it soon enough.

Start talking to the ‘characters’ in your dreams. Try to influence their behavior such as suggesting they do something. You can also approach a ‘stranger’ in your dream and see what happens if you state that you two are friends. If they start acting as if they know you and are indeed your friend, you know you have improved your control.

Take notes in your dream journal on these tests. Write down if they failed or succeeded and keep at it. With time you will be able to change things in your dreams with ease.

The Positives of Lucid Dreaming:

  • You can control your dreams! That is just awesome, you can live out things you can’t do in real life.
  • Prevent or stop nightmares, when you are lucid dreaming you can just tell whatever is causing you the nightmare to ‘fuck off’ and usually they will. Nightmares can be quickly changed into enjoyable dreams
  • From my personal experience and experiences of others, after a lucid dream you feel more awake and alive come morning, it’s almost energizing to wake up from
  • Its calming, I can relieve my stresses from the day and not worry about them in my dreams
  • You can attempt to solve your real life struggles in your dreams or making plans
  • Eventually you can work your way to Astral Travel and Dream Walking
  • Using your dreams for divination
  • Improve sleep, many people who lucid dream fall asleep faster and deeper than most people leading to them having improved sleep patterns and habits
  • For artists and story writers, dreams can really inspire you and help you test out your ideas
  • Deity communication, for those who do worship deities you can communicate or even interact with them in your dreams if you welcome them in.
  • Spirit and entity communication, just like deities lucid dreamers can interact with entities in their dreams by letting them in. Many lucid dreamers interact with their guides and guardians through dreams as well

Happy Dreaming everyone~

Secret Love Song

Hello, everyone! I’m writing again for the first time in about a year and I am so excited. I’ve been playing with this idea for a while but I finally got the motivation over last few weeks. ( i wonder why ;) ) There’s a bit more to it and I was considering posting a Part Two. So let me know if you want to see that!

It was all happening for him. Having a solo career was something Harry had dreamed of since he was a kid – it was what he had showed up for at the X-Factor audition in the first place. He’d been more than happy to have the opportunity to be a part of the band and to experience everything with boys by his side. But now, for the first time in 7 years, his dream had finally become his reality.

The day had come for his debut album to release, one of the most anticipated days in the industry, and you couldn’t find anything suitable to wear to the release party. Some of your dresses were nice enough but nothing screamed important industry party to you.

You throw yourself down on your bed, burying your face deep into your pillow, figuring maybe you wouldn’t go. Between the music executives, press and fans, Harry would be tied up all night anyway. And the fact that the public still didn’t know about the two of you wouldn’t help much. He’d practically begged you to come though but his insistent invitation had a bit of a damper to it when he gently reminded you, you’d be going as his sister’s date. But even so, he swore up and down that he wanted you there, whether you got to be together or not.

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More Than Anything by @lycorislife for @shanelleo

Being able to see through the eyes of your soulmate may seem like a dream come true to many, but reality proves a little more complicated. For two young boys it’s all they could ever wish for but as time passes by they come to realise that there’s no pain quite the same as longing to have someone who just isn’t there. (13k)

Soulmates, Fashion Designer!Louis, Model!Harry, who needs more? This fic is absolutely lovely, and through it I was so inspired to make this edit, so here it is!

it’s difficult being you but you’re the only one that can do it. it’s strange to wake up to a reality that isn’t perfect, dreams come with a cost and life isn’t any different. so when i ask if your heart is feeling fine and you answer with it’s beating– i don’t worry as much as i should be because the truth is i’m just happy that you’re alive and in my life too

Monthly Reads | April 2017

❤ THANK YOU TO ALL WRITERS FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND FOR SHARING YOUR STORIES! ❤
Special mention⭐ & Top 5 + 10 more stories under the cut:


1000 Feelings For Which There Are No Names Prompt Challenge

This is a prompt challenge @suddenclarityharry had the inspiration for after reading some of the feelings described in the book 1000 Feelings For Which There Are No Names. Participants pick a random number between 1 and 1000 and have to use the feeling described to write a short fic in a week’s time!
Authors: a-writerwrites, letsjustsee, becomeawendybird, londonfoginacup, icanhazzalou, allwaswell16, phd-mama, flamboyantommo, jaerie, iflovewereall, all-these-larrythings
Week One  | Week Two | Week Three - posted tomorrow!


The Afterlife Fic (The Best I Ever Had in My Entire Life… Or Death)
 

by LovingCup | Afterlife | 490k

AU- After dying in an accident, Louis Tomlinson arrives in the Afterlife. Not Heaven and not Hell, Louis finds himself in Judgment City UK: a pristine city where the food and entertainment are divine and the newly departed must undergo a Review of their life on Earth to determine if they have lived a life worthy of advancement in the universe, or if they must be returned to Earth to be born again in a new body. On his first full day in the Afterlife, Louis meets Harry Styles, and the two have an instant connection. Over the course of their Reviews, they fall in love and begin to find that even though they didn’t know each other on Earth, they are nonetheless linked to one another in perfect ways. Both are hoping to move ahead in the universe together, but they are challenged with the threat of separation if one or both of them is sent back to Earth to be born again.

It Comes and Goes in Waves/It Always Does

by roaroftheninth | World War II | post war | 50k

“He says that he’s grateful for that ending, because he always wanted to imagine it like that and you were always a better storyteller than he was. But that’s not the ending that should be published, because it’s not the truth.”

Summary: It is 1953; Louis makes that nine years since they won the war (eight if you count the Americans, which he never does). His first novel, a best-seller set during wartime, is due for a sequel - but Louis doesn’t want to face the ending.

Run away home

by hattalove for 1D Big Bang: Round Four | friends to lovers | horse racing | slow burn | injury recovery| 106k

Louis stands, in the middle of a clearing with his hands in his pockets, and stares. This boy—God, this gorgeous, gorgeous boy. He seems so clumsy, confused at the best of times, but there’s a wisdom about him as he speaks, a maturity that belies his age.
Louis is hopelessly, wildly attracted to him.


or, louis is a successful jockey down on his luck, struggling to get his life back on track after an injury. harry has a horse, a house fit for a prince, and a broken heart.
it takes them a while to figure out that they need each other.

Wholehearted

by TheMagicWord | famous/non famous | Coming Out | implied/referenced homophobia | 77k

AU. When superstar singer and winner of The Voice Louis Tomlinson tweets “Nothing worse than waking up with no milk for a cuppa !! Gutted” he doesn’t expect someone to bring him some. And he really doesn’t expect that someone to have bright green eyes, long curly hair, and (fucking) dimples.

Safe And Sound (You’ll Always Be)

by Rearviewdreamer | Famous/Non Famous | Bodyguard!Harry | 58k

When a failed case and a guilty conscience leaves Harry more than a little lost, his boss presents him with a new, less taxing assignment to help him cope. An escape from all the madness is just what Harry needs to get his life back on track. It’s just too bad his new client has a grin like the devil, a pair of electric eyes that Harry simply can’t get over, and no intention whatsoever of letting him catch a break.

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We shouldn’t overlook the fact that Carol was reading a romance novel at the same time that Daryl showed up. She’s fantasizing about romance, specifically titled, ‘Denim DREAMS.’ This is a huge foreshadowing of what’s to come, because her DREAMS OF ROMANCE WILL BECOME A REALITY. That’s the whole point of the scene with Carol fantasizing with a book in hand, and then she’s snapped into reality by Daryl on her doorstep. It’s foreshadowing Carol and Daryl’s romance will become a reality.
—  rockinarounduniverse
a drabble

Natalie jumped up from the bed, full of life. “Hah! Just kidding!” she beamed. She looked at Lucifer’s tear-stained face. Gently, she sat beside him on the bed and cupped his face in her hand. “Aww, you really are a big marshmallow, aren’t you?”

Speechless, Lucifer did the only thing that made sense: he grabbed her and held her close to him, burying his face in her neck and hair. He was still crying, but these tears were of happiness, no longer despair. He pulled back, still making sure not to break his embrace. “Natalie, I… I thought I had lost you… for good.” He cradled her face in his hand and leaned in to kiss her, something he wanted to do since long ago. He could feel her breath on his lips, so he closed his eyes and

He opened his eyes to darkness. Her lifeless body was exactly where he left it-a dark silhouette on the motel bed. He pushed himself further back into the chair, softly cursing. Yes, he could now sleep, but he did not anticipate having to deal with the aftermath of dreams. Coming back to reality after such a dream was more cruel than anything he could think of in Hell. Once again, Lucifer wept.

KEITH POWERS

Hometown: South Sacramento CA
Current Location: Burbank CA
Nickname: Kp
IG: @keithpowers
Twitter: @keithtpowers.  

WHO IS KEITH? HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN A NUTSHELL?

Keith is the good kid in the mad city (word to Kendrick Lamar). Keith is Clark
Kent looking for his cape. I try to do so much good despite negatives around me,
etc.

WHERE ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM? TELL US ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN.

Originally from South Sacramento, CA. A very family oriented place. Everyone
knows everyone. It is small, but it is beautiful. It is the capital of California.

HOW IS IT PLAYING “JORDAN” ON “FAMOUS IN LOVE”? HOW DID YOU LAND THE ROLE?

I love playing Jordan, definitely a character I am going to enjoy playing and being
called out in public for years to come. I landed my role by a good old fashion
audition, I had to earn it. Being on set is amazing because we shoot at Warner
Bros!

IS THERE A PARTICULAR ACTOR YOU’RE INSPIRED BY?

I am inspired by my cast mates and peers, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Woody
McClain, Algee Smith. Denzel of course, Jamie Fox of course. I can go on
forever.

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Proudest moment so far is playing Ronnie Devoe in The New Edition Story
because it was such a challenge.

WHAT EXPERIENCE HAS SHAPED YOU THE MOST?

The experience of auditioning and not booking what I want shaped me to be
appreciative and work even harder as an actor.

ANY UPCOMING PROJECTS THAT WILL GET YOUR FANS EXCITED?

I have a movie on Netflix called Reality High coming out this summer.

DREAM PROJECT?

Dream project is to do a movie in my city and or play a super hero.

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

The Holy Bible

WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY ASIDE FROM ACTING?

Working out, studying, video games, friends and family.

IF YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE CHANCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO HELP A SPECIFIC CHARITY, WHAT
WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Well it would be mine when I start my own. That is one of my dreams.

Stuck.

I’ve been stuck with Maladaptive Daydreaming for so long, I forgot what it feels like to enjoy reality.

Things that are supposed to be enjoyable look so dull, because there’s always something in my mind telling me that my daydreams are better.

I’ve been stuck inside my mind for so long, I forgot that reality isn’t a bad place.

Reality isn’t something I should be afraid with. I’m only afraid because in my daydreams, all problems have been solved.

Reality isn’t something I should be angry with. I’m only angry because in my daydreams, things always go the way I want it to be.

Reality isn’t something I should be confused with. I’m only confused because in my daydreams, I know everything that I’m supposed to know.

Reality isn’t a place where dreams don’t come true. Dreams do come true, but our daydreams have lied to us and said that your dreams won’t come true because reality is… reality.

In reality, not all problems can be solved easily. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be solved.

In reality, not all things will go the way I want it to go. But that doesn’t mean things won’t work out, there’s always another way.

In reality, not everyone will like me as a person. But that doesn’t mean I’m lonely.

Our minds have been lying to us all along. Reality isn’t a bad place, it’s just us who have been stuck inside our minds everyday, thinking that things can be better in our daydreams.

Daydreams are good but I have to remind myself that there’s a huge world waiting for me outside my mind. There will always be places we can go to, music to enjoy, people to meet, bright fruits to be eaten, and many more.

This world is big, maybe it’s time for me to explore it.

Hakyeon, Taekwoon, and Jaehwan Reaction to You Catching Him Watching Porn

Part of the Catching him watch porn

Part I, Part II

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Horoscope - Feb 10 2017

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

If you’ve allowed pressure to build up inside, the release valve is pulled today. You may engage in a childish foot-stomping display of emotion as the theatrical Leo Full Moon is eclipsed in your 5th House of Self-Expression. Prevent an embarrassing spectacle by tapping into the objectivity of Mercury in Aquarius, whose friendly connection with amicable Venus inspires you to stay calm, cool and collected when expressing your desires. Benjamin Franklin said, “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”

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How To Have  A Dream Come True:

The dream you want to come true will manifest itself, will be brought into reality by you, the moment you have imagined you already have it. When in your imagination you have lived the experience often enough that it seems natural to you. Not a ‘big dream’ anymore, but with tones of reality to it now. The only path to make a dream come true is by radically changing your personal psychology. By this is meant your attitude towards yourself. 
Your results and accomplishments the crucial test of your ability to use your imagination. 
Everything depends on your attitude towards yourself. That which you can affirm as true now - even though your eyes cannot see it - will be realized into reality. This attitude of already having it in your imagination is the only necessary condition by which you realize your goals!
To know more about this, I’d highly recommend The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard.

La Douleur Exquise | Part 1

Jimin x Reader | Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Epilogue

Summary: For years you had loved Jimin with everything in your heart, but apparently it wasn’t enough for him. When it came time for him to fall for someone, it just wasn’t you.

Genre: lots of angst (I’m sorry) and a lil fluff

Word count: 10,761 words

A/N: so like, i’ve been working on this for a LONG LONG LOOOONG time and shout out to my friend @jinnlypuff​ for gIVING ME IDEAS TO WRITE (other stuff that’s coming soon which is pure fluff), and thank you @extraterrestrial-taehyung​ for editing this


La Douleur Exquise- (n.) the heart-wrenching pain of wanting the affection of someone you know you can never have.


November 16th, 2016

Today was the day that your best friend was getting married. Today was the start of his new beginning, of his new life. You were there, standing in the church’s dressing room behind the seated bride, weaving lavender throughout her braided hair. She stared at herself in the mirror across from her. The joy in her eyes and the smile on her lips made your heart drop with a pang. It could have been you sitting in that silky white dress, unable to wait for the union between you and Jimin. Your eyes shifted from the bride to yourself; you held an empty smile with a vacant look in your eyes. Your mind was simply distracted by the fact that you were losing Jimin forever.

He had been your first love. Your only love.

The sky outside the church was a marvelous soft blue splattered with crisp white clouds. You imagined yourself as the bride, walking down the aisle towards Jimin, who wore his best black suit and tie. His eyes turned into crescents as he shone his brilliant smile, and you felt your heart wrench when you realized that that was a dream. A dream that would never come true.

You were snapped back to reality when the bride had spoken up. “Why are you lost in thought, silly?” She looked at you through the mirror, staring at you with her big doe eyes. She was innocent; your brain couldn’t think anything ill of her, but your heart wouldn’t let you say anything good either.

You smiled and looked down at the bride’s long hair, enjoying the aesthetics of the purple and black. The bride, Kim Minhee, was no doubtingly beautiful, with her luxuriously long hair and her beautiful eyes, anyone would have fallen for her. The lavender braided in her hair was meaningful to you, and to your small world you had built with Park Jimin.


August 8th, 1997

The calming crunch of leaves in the dark yet calming forest had eased your mind of all your worries. As a seven year old, you didn’t understand how hard life was going to get; the most you had to worry about at that time was losing your books and finding something to do in your free time. You walked deeper and deeper into the woods while admiring the beauty of the tranquil labyrinth. The bark of the trees had moss on one side of it, with undergrowth surrounding the bottom of the tall and lanky groves. From afar, you saw a pop of color separate itself from the emerald greenery, and you ran to it. The crushing of the autumn leaves echoed throughout the forest as you got closer to the beautiful purpley color, which turned out to be lavender. Around a grove of trees were bushels of lavender growing; their color brought happiness to you, along with their alluring scent. You bent down to slightly touch the tip of the flower with your index finger, gently feeling the small petals of the flower. All of a sudden, a rustling sound came from somewhere within the forest. You jumped up and gasped; it was usually you wandering the dark woods by yourself because everyone else had been afraid of the dark tales involving the forest. Some were about witches holding sacrifices in the heart of the forest, and others were about lost ghosts trying to take over other people’s bodies.

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In times like these I’m truly grateful that I had the opportunity to be a Walt Disney World Cast Member. During that time I met cast members from all over the world; Mexico, Turkey, France, China, Brazil and more.
It was eye opening to learn about their cultures and beliefs. Every day I learned something new. There were many things that made us different but we were all there for the same reason and that gave us something in common.

Walt Disney once said:
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

And it doesn’t matter where those people come from because like the name tag above says, We should Respect, Appreciate and Value Everyone.


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“Nametag worn by guests attending the Disney RAVE:
Diversity Appreciation Luncheons, ca. 1986.”