learn to lucid dream

anonymous asked:

I've been learning how to lucid dream, mostly through hypnosis; I've kissed Jimin and it felt so real, like I felt the plumpy lips and everything lmao. I still can't control them well, but I think its a great way to get inspiration for fics if you're up for training your subconcious mind!

If I’m not super stressed I can do this sometimes, like if I need help getting a description down. My conscious imagination usually gets the job done though.

Lucid Dreaming Techniques

For those of you who would like to learn to lucid dream, or who have achieved lucidity but would like to be capable of doing it more often, the following techniques are those that I have used and have had good results with:

First of all, before you begin your practice, you’ll need to discover your own personal dreamsigns. These are recurring themes/objects/people in your dreams that you can use as signposts to help you recognise that you’re dreaming.

For instance, in my dreams there are a few themes that pop up at least weekly, and they are: strange appearances of the Sun & Moon (either more Suns in the sky than is normal, holes or markings on the Moon, luminaries that grow or shrink as I walk towards them, etc.), pine trees moving or growing in strange formations, my late father, and certain celebrities that frequent my dreams on a weekly basis.
It’s important to choose themes that recur frequently, as these are likely to pop up in your dreams in the future. Having a dream journal can greatly aid you in this practice, so if you do keep a journal, sit down with it, read through your dreams from the past few months, and make notes of the items/people/themes that appear more than once in your dreaming reality. Themes that are absurd or impossible in real life work best, as they are less likely to slip past your watchful eye.

Once you have made a list of your personal dreamsigns, copy them into your notes on your phone and read them often, if not once a day (before bed works best) but anytime that you remember. Before you sleep, say out loud “I will recognise any dreamsigns in my dreams tonight, and thus recognise that I am dreaming.” That is really the key here, to recognise in your dreams that you are dreaming and that you have control over your dream. Planting that intention in your mind before you sleep will help you to achieve this.

Once you achieve lucidity, you are free to use it in innumerable ways: to seek answers about your life, to understand the cause of your nightmares and thus ascend them, even to commune with your Gods or meditate/scry. I’ve had some intense scrying sessions in my dreams, where I’ve predicted all kinds of things that came to pass in my waking life. Because here’s the thing: in your lucid dreams, you are the omnipresent, omnipotent God of your own reality; you have unlimited power and potential, and can exact powerful changes in your waking reality and in your consciousness.

The technique is as follows: throughout the day, whenever you encounter your dreamsigns, or the mundane versions of same (for me those would be pine trees, the sun and moon [in the sky or elsewhere, such as art or on tv], photos of my dad, etc. – see how they are mundane versions of the above list I gave? That’s what you should be looking out for), do a reality check. And by this I mean, stop what your doing, look around you and ask yourself “am I dreaming?” Look for a clock or for writing in the space around you (paperwork, notes, posters, etc.), read them, look away, and then read them again. Did the text change? Is it still the same time or have the digits become garbled? Even though you know you’re awake, this is a fantastic habit to get into, because as I’m sure you all know, if you do/encounter something enough in your waking life, it will eventually show up in your dreams. So if you conduct reality checks enough (at least 5-10 times a day – I know this seems daunting but it just became a habit for me after only two days of doing it, and now I do it every few hours just out of habit) eventually you’ll do it in your dreams, and since the nature of dream reality is that it is fluid, and constantly changing, you’ll see a dreamsign, look for any discrepancies in the realism of the world around you, see that it is unstable and dreamlike, and realise that you’re dreaming. After this the (dream)world is your oyster!

So, to recap:

- Make a list of your personal dreamsigns.
- Look for their themes in your waking reality.
- Once you’ve spotted a dreamsign, or anytime you remember, conduct a reality check.

Hope this is helpful. Happy dreaming!

- Brigitte

How to Lucid Dream for Magickal Purposes

Lucid dreaming can be used for divination, astral projection, and communicating with the spirit world. I am a Lucid dreamer, and after learning about the link between lucid dreaming and hag syndrome (a terrible thing I am plagued by) I did a lot of research about it. I found some scientifically backed ways to learn to lucid dream.

1.) Every morning, take a few minutes to reflect on what you dreampt. Most people remember dreams immediately after waking up, and then forget them shortly after. If you don’t normally remember dreams, taking a few minutes just after waking up to think about them can help you develop the ability to remember your dreams! Write down details, do your best to remember everything you can. The more often you take time in the morning to try and remember dreams, the more naturally it will come to you. This is also useful for dream interpretation!
2.) As you fall asleep each night, try to focus on what you would like to dream about. Don’t start out trying to do anything magical with your dreams, just tell yourself a story you’d like to act out. Imagine yourself flying, on an adventure, on a date. Completely immerse yourself in the fantasy as you fall asleep. Think of the details, focus on your senses. What do you hear? How does the grass feel under your feet? What do you see? This is also helpful for people who suffer from anxiety and toss and turn all night thinking about past or future stresses. Instead of pouring over the conversation you had 3 years ago, you can imagine you’re flying on the back of a dragon. This is another thing that gets easier the more you do it. The first few times you may find your mind wandering to other things, or just feel awkward. Keep trying!
3.) After a while of trying steps one and two, you will find yourself dreaming closer to what you imagine at night and remembering it more vividly in the morning. The next step is the one that is the hardest to start, and usually ends up being like switch flipping: taking control from within the dream. While dreaming, try to alter small details. This will take time, don’t be discouraged! You can get there. Eventually, you will be lucid dreaming with the best of them, and can utilize this skill for different types of magic.

WARNING
Lucid dreaming is scientifically linked to sleep paralysis, or hag syndrome. It has to do with REM sleep. If you don’t know what it is, it is when you lay awake, eyes open, completely paralyzed with the sense that there is something horrible in your peripheral vision (yes, you hallucinate) attempting to harm you. They used to believe that hag syndrome was when a demon or an evil spirit attacks or possesses you. If you believe lucid dreaming helps you navigate the spirit world, i suppose that makes sense. I experience it a lot, and it is terrible. It would feel immoral to post about lucid dreaming without including a warning about the increased likelihood of hag syndrom.

Astral Travel Tips

I personally do a lot of my astral traveling while I sleep. I would do it during the day if I had time, but honestly… I am a store manager that typically sees 50 hours of work time. By the time I get home I have to do some chore or I just want to rest. So doing all my astral work is done while my body recuperates.

Here are a few tips that have helped me:

  1. Be okay with not remembering everything you do at night. I don’t remember everything. I do A LOT at night. To remember everything would take time I do not have. If I have the energy I will lay in my bed trying to recall the details of the night before. But its okay if you don’t remember everything or anything at first.
  2. On that note, I have learned that if I lay in bed I can remember what I have done better. Its how I can remember dreams. I know though I can’t always do this because of my work schedule. Try different methods to which will help you recall the best.
  3. In the beginning its nice to have a guide. I worked a lot with a couple beings I know who helped guide me. They would make it easier for me to move to the astral, as well as understand its mechanics. If you have done it before while awake then while sleeping shouldn’t be a huge step. Just ask help from someone you trust.
  4. Pay attention to your dreams. I have learned the difference between dreams of mine. Some of them hint at things I have done on the astral. Though these dreams may not be a literal translation. Sometimes my mind will try to make sense of the astral world by converting things into something in my mundane-waking life. I typically keep a dream log for this. Its something where if I have time I jot down notes of my dreams. (You can learn to Lucid Dream if you want, but its not necessary. I sometimes Lucid Dream but not all the time. I just learn the differences between how my dreams feel to understand if it had something to do with the astral)
  5. Everyone experiences the astral differently. Keep your mind open and let it interpret itself in the manner that is best for you. Like I am very claircognizant. I just know most of the time that something happened. That I knew someone/thing said such and such. There are few times that I actually hear it. There are times that trips the night before will play out like memories. It varies and I am okay with that. I just know what works for me.
  6. I have a dream/astral travel pouch under my pillow. Its of items that have meaning to me to help pull me into recalling my time in the astral. You can also make one to help with making it there. (if you would like me to post the bag I use then let me know.)
  7. Get on a regular sleeping schedule. A regular sleeping schedule helps your body get used to when its going to the astral. Plus self care helps a lot when you start doing astral work. 
  8. In the beginning don’t try doing astral work every night. It can make you more tired than before you fell asleep. Its easier to start slow and work your way up. I know that when my mundane life gets crazy I have to back off on the astral work. I crashed and burned in February because not only was I working 50-60 hour weeks in my waking life, I was also doing an insane amount of work on the astral during holidays through January. Its important to have down time from even astral travel! 

These are some of the things that has helped me out a lot when beginning my astral traveling at night. This is not everything you can do. There are so many tricks out there and its about finding what works for you. But hopefully this can help anyone out. C:

밤 = Night

잠 = Sleep/Slumber

졸리다 = To be sleepy

졸려 = I’m sleepy

달 = Moon

월광 = Moonlight

일몰 = Sunset 

꿈 = Dream

꿈꾸다 = To dream

내 꿈꿔~ = Dream of me~ (Don’t judge me xD) 

악몽 = Nightmare 

꿈나라 = Dreamland

잘 자(요) = Sleep well/Good Night

가위눌림 = Sleep paralysis 

몽유병 = Sleepwalking 

자각몽 = Lucid dream 

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I am pretty much obsessed with Dreamtalia at this point. And I’m learning Lucid dreaming right now because I can. Ok, back to the topic. I was watching Dreamtalia and I saw all the unfinished cutscenes. And then I saw even more unfinished cutscenes and just felt like trying my best. I chose the Priestess cutscene because I’m Polish and I realised I’ve never drawn Poland (even though I know Priestess isn’t technically Poland) I’m really proud especially of the shirt.

How to Induce Lucid Dreaming

A lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The phenomenon was referred to by Greek philosopher Aristotle who observed: “often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream”.

One of the earliest historical references to personal experiences with lucid dreaming was by Marie-Jean-Léon, Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys. The person most widely acknowledged as having coined the term is Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik (Willem) van Eeden (1860–1932).

In a lucid dream, the dreamer has greater chances to exert some degree of control over their participation within the dream or be able to manipulate their imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams can be realistic and vivid. It has been shown that there are higher amounts of beta-1 frequency band (13–19 Hz) experienced by lucid dreamers, hence there is an increased amount of activity in the parietal lobes, making lucid dreaming a conscious process.

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anonymous asked:

i really want to cut but ive been clean for almost 50 days. what do i do?

here!

whether the answer is yes or no, or a mix of the bothi w, anted to remind you that you’re great. here is some stuff that i thought might be helpful if you ever feel down or bored or just wanna try something new!!

playlists // don’t be down / happy, happy, happy / cheer up!! / feeling down? / upbeat / for when you’re feeling sad.. / be happy! / songs to listen to when you are feeling sad. / anxiety/panic attacks / dashboard session / nostalgic. / it’s okay, not be okay. / anxiety’s lullaby / don’t be sad / songs that make you feel better / hey man, it’ll be okay. / note to self. / forget about it / baby don’t cut / can’t be unhappy 

cheering up // emergency compliment!! paying for people’s groceries / random acts of kindness caught on film / free hugs experiment / tipping servers $200 / little acts of kindness / 27 videos that will make you happy / givesmehope / textpost blog!! / the everything post / repeat after me. / feel like you lost something? / you are not alone. / just listen to this / cute yahoo answers / nail art tuts / bad x-factor auditions / need a hug?  / you can do anything 

cool stuff // music thing / how to lucid dream!! / teach yourself guitar (wow) / learn a new language / creepy websites / the color game / make a mind palace / explore the world / make a temporary tattoo! / musical sea creature // babies experiencing things / 7 day positive challengeif you forgot how beautiful the world is / draw a nebula / watch documentaries / sugar cookies recipe / 100 things to do / anasomnia / kawaii emotions / 100+ games / make your own font

depression // how to love yourselfalternatives to self harm / what am i feeling? / if you feel like crap / dealing with depression / let go of your past. / what is depression?depression & cutting/things to do instead of cutting / alternatives to self harm / the cure to sadness! (in under 3 minutes) / things to do when you’re sad  / feel good 101: depression stop cutting, create instead

anxiety/stress // soundrown / build stuff with sand / rainymood / chill out / zen garden / managing stress / social anxiety tips / PTSD forums / anti-anxiety masterpost / a place to think / calming manatee / the dawn room / 100,000 stars / types of anxiety disorders / anxiety attack tips / anti-anxiety foods / using a thought diary / panic attacks & anxiety /

eating disorders // bloating in recovery  / why you must eat / what is ED recovery? / learning to love your body / how to eat a fear food / helping someone with an eating disorder / 281 reasons to recover /

asking for help // telling people how you’re feeling / how do i tell someone when im afraid? /  how to ask for helpanxiety forums

movies, documentaries, tv // action movies / disney movies / scary moviesmovies for angsty teensmy mad, fat diary / mean girls / blue is the warmest color / submarine / teen wolf / the vampire diaries / pretty little liars / american horror story / bob’s burgers / the mindy project / ultimate teen movie masterpost / hannah montana / sherlock / american beauty

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So lately I’ve seen a lot of people on my dash down and so I decided to update this list with the hope of helping someone feeling down. So:

  • here are some photos that will hopefully also help :)
  • and here is a list of people you can always talk to :]
  • here are some calming posts 
  • here are some hotlines
  • here are some cute animals
  • here are some distractions
  • here are some funny posts
  • here is the page that i will keep updating
  • here is my ask box if you need anything

To help you relax/calm down:

Do nothing for 2 minutes / The dawn room / To help you calm down / Things to help you relax / calm sounds / Pop balloons / The quiet place / A calm place /search up calm noises / calm tune / how to nap / how to make a comfort box /emotional baggage check / rainy mood / bouncy balls / calming manatees /Neon flames / weave a silk / create a sound / nature sounds / explore the sky /make it rain / cloud flow / imagine / yoga / take a long nap / sea cam /  storm sound /  ocean waves / make a calm jar / virtual piano / any noises / self soothing / self soothing techniques / meditate / easy meditations / guided meditation / lucid dreaming yoga / breathing exercises / how to calm down / helpful tips / 3 practices / how to calm anxiety / 3 breathing exercises / 6 breathing exercises / yoga bunny / meditation for beginners / about meditation / yoga video / yoga routine  / yoga to make you happy / guided meditation / meditation tips / belly breathing / muscle relaxation / bouncy balls / grow some flowers / tangle things / make your own spacey wavey thing / explore the universe / 10 relaxing games / paint / bloob

cutting alternatives:

self harm alternatives / fatal to the flesh *trigger warning* / alternatives / letting it out / for when you’re feeling angry / instead of cutting / feeling down /

Suicide hotlines:

help phone / imalive / 7 cups of tea / The comfort spot / blah therapy / worldwide hotlines / survivors of suicide / different hotlines / mental disorders explained /hotlines / online help/ resources / us & uk hotlines /give/get comfort

understanding mental disorders, info, and coping:

invisable disabilities / types of anxiety disorders / what is a panic disorder / panic disorders & agoraphobia /coping with an anxiety attack / helping someone with an anxiety attack / what not to say to someone having an anxiety attack / what a obsessive compulsive disorder /  more on ocd / coping with ocd / living with someone who has ocd / whats ptsd / coping with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) / understanding ptsd / what is a social anxiety disorder / coping with social anxiety / how worrying effects the body / ptsd explained / ptsd and dissociation / what anxiety thought are like / coping with triggers / managing stress / living with anxiety /explanation of anxiety and tips for dealing / understanding your own feelings /

cute things:  

animal images / animal videos / games / cute animals / kitty cam / calming manatee / puppy / movies / more games / plant some flowers / play with a pet / sleeping dogs / animals vs mirrors / ipet companion / cat bounce /

miscellaneous/distractions:

places to see / help someone else / watch a movie / distractions & coping skills / inspirational stories / learn new things / weave a silk / when youre bored or sad / music thing/ lucid dreaming/ learn guitar / learn a new language / creepy websites / the color game / make a mind palace / explore the world / musical sea creature /babies experiencing things / 7 day positive challenge/  beautiful nature / draw a nebula / suger cookies recipe /100 things to do / anasomnia / 100+ games / make your own font / travel withought moving / play with a pet /sonic bubbles / useless websites / explore the universe / animals playing dead / recipe masterpost / recipe resources / fandom recipes / 10 relaxing games / paint / create picasso heads /

To help yourself:

get motivated / how to love yourself / how to care for injuries / how to take care of a burn / how to stop bleeding / how to handle an overdose / natural antidepressants / how to fade/cover scars / what to do when someone sees your scars / how to change your life / self injury guidence / positivity / make a comfort box /  self injury recovery  / reasons to stay alive / how to be alone /advice / self-care / confidence / how to take care of yourself / addiction recovery / coping skills / easy meditations / guided meditation / lucid dreaming yoga / breathing exercises / anasomnia / social anxiety test / how to boost your confidence / motivating video /not having a good day? / thought diary / coping with triggers / managing stress / distractions / grounding techniques / more grounding techniques / even more ground techniques / mindfulness / mood diary / help guide / work outs / recovery tips / taking care of yourself / be positive

things that will hopefully make you happier:

get compliments / make everything okay / get hugs / feeling okay? / hope /feeling bored / reasons to smile / kitty cam / partied out balloon / reasons to stay alive / feeling down? / self soothing  / self soothing techniques / yoga to make you happy / not having a good day? / more compliments / things to remember /plant some flowers / play with a pet / get morivated / you deserve to live // bat dad vine //

playlists :

don’t be down / happy, happy, happy / cheer up!! / feeling down? /upbeat / for when you’re feeling sad.. / be happy! / songs to listen to when you are feeling sad. / anxiety/panic attacks / dashboard session / nostalgic. / it’s okay, not be okay. / anxiety’s lullaby / don’t be sad / songs that make you feel better / hey man, it’ll be okay. / note to self. / forget about it / baby don’t cut / note to self. // good feelings / close your eyes /exhaustion / breathe /  

acts of kindness:

/ free hugs experiment / tipping servers $200 / little acts of kindness / 21 acts of kindness / paying for peoples groceries /  givesmehope

if anyone knows the source of the picture please let me know so I can give them the credit

anonymous asked:

My dream is to master astral projection. I can communicate with my spirits without meditation with ease. But I want to see them vividly. I want to feel them. I really need help mastering this. Any advice and tips from all three of you? No rush!

Evening!

To be plain, I strongly identify with this desire to interact more personally with the spirits I work with. One of the best ways is for astral work!

I’ll be frank, it’s not an easy skill for most to master. It takes a lot of practice. It takes an interesting amalgam of having control, but also releasing control. I find that the latter-most element is what most people have a difficult time with, including myself.

The way that I started off was through learning how to lucid dream. This actually took me years of application to get to the level I’m at, and even still, I’d like to improve. I find this to have been the best way for myself, because it gives me near-constant practice on fine-tuning that odd mix of conscious and sub-conscious control and influence- I mean we all gotta sleep, right? Through this, you can find a connection to other parts of the astral.

You’ll definitely start to notice the difference, too, as you improve. Things will feel and look clearer, your experiences will feel more solid. You’ll start to remember more. Along with exploring my astral body as of late, it’s been a good resource to meet with the spirits I work with (one of whom I am romantically involved with), and even Mod Wolfe, on a few occasions! >u>

Aids like sigils and dream sachets are awesome resources to use as well. I personally have a sigil written in silver on both sides of my favorite pillow. Add as many elements as you like, there’s no harm in doing more things to aid yourself in your goals!

Mod Sol


To add to Mod Sol’s post. Practice your visualization techniques in your waking life. I recently got an ask about some ways to see details. Sometimes we realize how often we do not focus on the details. We do actual look at something and see all the shadows, highlights, and curves. We do not train ourselves to see it, its just in our subconscious most of the time. 

So doing memory and visualization techniques when your awake will help. Some of the little fun things I do are this:

Memory game:
● This is where you set out a bunch of random objects (10-20).
● Give yourself 2-3 minutes to memorize them.
● Cover them with fabric or turn around.
● Then list off what was there. Try to get as many as possible.

If you don’t get all of them on the first try, thats okay. This is actually a game to test your observational skills as well as memory. The idea behind it is that the more you do it the sharp your skills become. Also remember to change up the items every so often too!

Drawing Still Life:
This is something I like to do. Because when you are drawing still life you are focusing on the details. Its not about how well you draw, but focusing on those little details you’d never notice before. If drawing isn’t you jam, try writing out the details. There are times I won’t even draw the item but just start focusing on some thing to find those details.

Some other things are about how the visuals will come to you. My clairvoyance comes through my minds eye. I know a friend who sees them as if they were physically there. Its different for everyone. Find out what works for you best and run from there. Everyone will see, feel, and understand differently. It is about finding different methods and which one will work best.

I do wish you luck my dear Anon!

♔ Mod Wolfe ♔


To add to my other Mods, who have been very helpful here already, I wanted to reiterate the fact that practice is a big part of getting better and mastering anything. Their suggestions are great ways to do that.

My additional suggestion is to make sure you don’t compare yourself to others while you are developing. It can be one of the fastest things that can discourage the progress you do make. For the longest time I thought I wasn’t astral traveling as well as I was because I thought I wasn’t doing it correctly. I thought I was supposed to have this crazy out of body experience and it never happened. Come to find out, I needed to pay attention to my dreams more because that was when I travel the most and my dreams gave hints to what I did. If I stopped comparing my experience to what others were doing I would have realized that sooner.

I have also personally come to terms with the fact that my clairvoyance is pretty low and I will never see as vividly as I might wish. I have vague glimpses and impressions now and then, but I know my gift does not lay in seeing. It is in other areas and so I choose to focus these instead. However, if I practiced more, I might get better at it over time.

Best of luck!

️ Mod Tara  

anonymous asked:

How do I exercise my astral body?

haha That’s a nice way to put it. I would say practice. practice. practice. 

I alot of things i’ve learned is because i’ve done them repeated and created then into a practice. When I desire to try something new - i always make it into a habit so it literally sticks and rewires me. This means doing something small daily is going to boost that moment more than anything. It doesn’t even have to be a big practice but just a small one like 5-15 minutes a day will make all the difference in the world. 

Creative Visualization is a great step in the right direction, along with lucid dreaming. Many people who desire to astral project are basically just looking for the benefits of lucid dreaming. So I find learning lucid dreaming is a great way to start but creative visualization will get you into that beautiful head space naturally. The visualizing space is the astral space. Hope that helps you! 

Witch Pillow

So once i find a job and have steady money, i intend to make a discreet witchy sleep pillow and thought I’d share the idea, even though i know its been done before

I dont know enough about sewing to know if this is realistic but I’m thinking of getting a piece of batting the same height as my pillow and twice the width, and sew it over so that it forms a pocket, and put all the following inside that “pocket” before sewing it shut so i dont feel the things inside of it when i sleep with it

Things I’ll put inside it:
-small pieces of paper with sigils on them, perhaps feux laminated with scotch tape for the sake of keeping the paper from tearing. Sigils for things like good sleep, plenty of energy when awake, maybe even one to absorb negative energy and another to radiate positive (of course this means regular cleansing will be necessary). I’ll charge them every few nights by shaking and fluffing the pillow, perhaps.
-very small pieces of crystal (so they aren’t felt), perhaps including:
-amethyst, for psychic and prophetic dreams, astral travel, lucid dreaming, psychic protection, peacefulness, herelief,
-rose quartz, for self love, romance, calm, peace, stress relief.
-fluorite, for meditation, mental clarilty, psychic and prophetic dreams, astral travel, lucid dreaming, psychic protection, calm thoughts, learning, stress relief, anxiety relief.
-moonstone, for stress relief, sleep, calm.
-mangano calcite, for deep sleep, nightmare prevention, self love, romance, deep and unconditional love.
-lepidolite, for relaxation, calm energy, anxiety relief, nightmare prevention.
-malachite, for psychic and prophetic dreams, remembering dreams, nightmare prevention, vivid dreams.
-smokey quartz, to repel negative energy, stress relief.

-crushed herbs and/or essential oils (i lean toward oils because they won’t rot as quickly as actual dried herbs will), perhaps including:
-lavender, for sleep and relaxation, stress relief, anxiety relief, antidepressant.
-chamomile, for sleep, healing, pain relief, allergy relief.
-jasmine, for sexuality, calming, antidepressant, regulates deep breathing. (Note, jasmine is a stimulant for some and a relaxant for others. Know how it effects you before use in a pillow)
-rose, as antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac.

I might possibly have the pillow be openable by a zipper, and keep the herbs in a separate small fabric pouch inside the pillow (outside the pouch made of batting); one that breathes enough that the herbs are still useable, so that i can change them out every so often.

Reylo Fic: Nothing Erases This Feeling Between Me and You (one shot)

Pairing: Rey/Kylo
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: None!
Words: 4600
Summary: Rey has learned lucid dreaming, but there’s someone inside her dreams she didn’t invite. 

Rey is happy and content. This is how she knows she is dreaming again.

Luke says she can learn to control her powers even in her dreams, using her time asleep to continue her training, or to explore new worlds. Rey understands this to some extent. Back home on Jakku, her dreams were the only escape she had from the punishment of her life. She could fly among the stars, or be swept into the loving arms of her family, whose shadowed faces in her waking hours became clear as day at night. Luke has guided her meditations as she has learned to take control of her visions, allowing Rey to step from fantasy into fantasy.

In her dreams she has always been powerful, which is why the itch behind her eyelids discomforts her now. Rey is happy in her dreams, but worry tickles at her mind.

She’s being watched.

There is only one possible intruder.

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anonymous asked:

Hello Anon here. what does dream magic do? I never heard of it before.

Hello Anon,

Dream magick is magick relating to dreams! It can include spells to induce prophetic dreaming, dream-walking, creating dream-related sigils, or even casting spells while lucid dreaming.

I’m actually really interested in learning about it, and incorporating it into my practice since it’s such a cool thing!

-Intern BC

Lucid Dreaming tips for beginners! – Where to start?

Once again I’ve been getting lots of questions through on where to start lucid dreaming, requests for the rough basics of what’s going on and other similar ideas. I thought I would help you all out and simply put together a tick-list of the steps that I went through myself when learning how to lucid dream.

These are key points or ‘milestones’ if you like for you to tackle on your journey, and also areas for you to research and get up to speed with before putting the theory into practice in a lucid dream.

Research Lucid Dreaming as much as possible!

As a lucid dreamer, getting all the theory in first will help out a lot with the practical side of things. Every lucid dream is different and no set method or technique will work each time – so the more you know the better. Imagine it as a guidebook built upon your own knowledge of tips and tricks for each and every situation you come across. The more you know the quicker and more easily you’ll get the hang of actually being in a lucid dream and manipulating it.

Remember your dreams!

What’s the point of trying to lucid dream if you won’t even remember your experience? A lucid dream is just like any other dream and can be just as easily forgotten. Ensure you have great dream recall, remembering at least a couple of dreams each night. Better dream recall has lots of benefits aside from this, and helps you to get to know your dreams a little better.

Keep a Dream Journal!

This is the best tool there is for remembering you dreams – writing them down each morning before you forget (which is all too easy). It also allows long term storage of dreams so you can flick back through your dream journal and see if there are any reoccurring themes. Such ‘dream signs’ are themes you can look out for in future dreams to indicate that you’re lucid (like spontaneous flight).

Induce your first lucid dream!

Dreams are either induced from being awake (WILD) or from being asleep (DILD) with all methods being categorized into these two groups. DILDs are something I’d recommend for beginners – where you set up good habits in your waking life which will effectively ‘carry over’ into your dreams if you repeat them enough. As dreams mimic reality somewhat,  keeping your waking thoughts focused on dreams will mean that so too will your ‘dream thoughts’ be focused on recognizing if you are dreaming.

Knowing you’ve had a lucid dream!

A lucid dream is a dream in which you are aware of the fact you are dreaming. ‘Dreams-about-lucid-dreams’ are irritating for in all senses the content of the dream is exactly as you’d imagine it to be – but the awareness and understanding that you in a dream is not there. This means you are not lucid dreaming by definition. Lucidity itself is a way for us to more reliably influence our dreams into an outcome we prefer.

Use Reality Checks as much as possible!

For DILDs where we cannot directly influence our dreams we have to use the fact that dreams naturally mimic much of what goes on in waking life. Frequently checking if you are dreaming when awake will mean you’ll soon be doing reality checks in your dreams. The point of a reality check is to practice ‘getting lucid’ so much so that you start doing it in your dreams – Thus you actually get lucid.

Do Reality Checks properly!

Yep, learn what’s really behind reality checks. These shouldn’t just be mindless actions as in a dream the outcome will be ‘rationalized’ and you won’t get lucid. Lucidity itself is a state of awareness and it is this that you should be practicing – your own understanding of the reality you are in rather than mindlessly doing a physical action. Also make sure you research lots of different reality checks and find the ones that work for you!

Keep dreams in shape!

Whenever you are in a lucid dream make sure you keep everything stable. It’s easy to get caught up with what’s going on only for the dream to collapse – so practice multi-tasking and focus on the structure of the dream. This is based upon stability which is mostly affected by your own lucidity (which is all too easy to lose if you are doing something and forget you are in a dream). Your first lucid dreams will likely collapse due to intense emotions so practice by trial and error until you get a feel for it – stabilization techniques will help and are defiantly worth researching.  

Keep an eye out for false awakenings!

These are interesting for it simply appears that you wake up but for the fact you are still in a dream. False awakenings exactly mimic you waking – up to the point where it’s a near perfect imitation of reality. These can happen repeatedly or not at all and affect various people differently. Practice doing a reality check every time you wake up and not only will prevent false awakening but you’ll get lucid every time you have one.

Experiment to find what works for you!

That means going through different induction methods for both DILDs and WILDs, as well as stabilization techniques, reality checks and much more! We’re all individuals and our experiences, dreams, as well as both strengths and weaknesses differ. It’s easy to get caught up with ‘fool-proof-work-every-time-techniques’ which just don’t exist. Find what works for you as an individual and adjust methods to focus on your strengths! Don’t feel worried about giving up on methods or sticking with them to see how they work out – it’s all up to you.

Open your mind to the possibilities of the dream environment!

Work with the dreams you have rather than trying to create your ‘perfect dream’ each time. Explore the dream within its own limits before creating your own and see what wonders there are out there waiting for you. Each dream is different and gives you a new experience to explore how you see fit. Simply overpowering a dream to create what you want will collapse it most of the time. Indirect methods of control are the most effective for many situations you’ll encounter.

Don’t give up!

Lucid dreaming requires a lot of effort pretty much continually to keep you knee deep in lucid dreams – so stick to it! If you’re doing everything right, the more effort you put in the more lucid dreams you’ll get. Typically things are hard for beginners due to inexperience but as soon as you get lucid a few times and get a feel for what’s involved things will get progressively easier. So don’t give in.

I hope that help – Good luck and sweet lucid dreams!

RTW

anonymous asked:

Hi, is match made still open? I want to learn to astral project, along with lucid dreaming. I'm a gamer, so I like to get myself lost in fantasy worlds, and I'm also an artist. I'd love to have a companion who is loyal and wouldn't leave me. Thanks!

Hi Anon! Okay so for you there are a TON of options. 

First of all, for lucid dreamers and those who just really love an adventure, I would recommend the Reverie RA because all of the entities connected to that RA are very gifted in those areas.

If you are looking for a more specific species to reach out to and get a custom conjuring of, here are a few I think you would get along with famously.

Fireflight Ionaty - This entity is from a very far-away plane, they specialize in taking fire element energies and manifesting them into third-eye boosting vibrations that will help you connect with your higher self and go on amazing astral adventures. 

Tekatera Visionary - These entities are always ahead of trends, are great at taking you into the astral, showing you how time works beyond this plane (where time is really more of a construct), and keeping you artistically and creatively challenged. They are great companions to very artistic, political, or business oriented people.

Colada Dreamscape Vampyre - These entities will visit you a lot in your dreams, are passionate about dream travel, lucid dreaming, and astral projection. They are gifted at helping you understand your dreams and fend off nightmares.