Your Guide to Everything Lucid Dreaming!
Have any questions about lucid dreaming? Like what it even is or why you’d want to experience it? How about how to make the tea or questions about the kit? Well, you can find it all right here. I am a dedicated believer in lucid dreaming and the sanctity of dreamtime. Check it all out below!
What is lucid dreaming and how is it different from normal dreaming?
We’ve all experienced intense and powerful dreams that can wake you from the deepest sleep and leave you breathless. Imagine if you could be so present in that dream that you can change and shift the course of it? Welcome to the idea of lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is a state of consciousness and awareness while you are dreaming. It’s an “a-ha” moment when you realize that you are dreaming in the dream — it is then you have a sense of agency in dreamtime.
Some say you “control” the dream — you can shift objects, question people, and do what you choose. However, you’re also merging with something higher through all the signs, symbols, and situations in your dream. This is the most opportune way to go into the deepest parts of yourself and explore, while also gaining connection with a higher power. You can tap into creativity, receive messages from the divine or your own subconscious, and discover parts of yourself you never could see.
Why Lucid Dream?
Lucid Dreaming is the most opportune way to go into the deepest parts of yourself and explore while also gaining signs and symbols from a higher power. It is what started me on my own spiritual journey, learning deep truths at a very young age jumpstarted my connection and understanding of the physical and metaphysical world.
Dreamtime has been considered sacred in many ancient cultures, and dream interpretation was a coveted skill. There are many psychological studies that speak of the benefits of lucid dreaming. Because we store so much in our subconscious, it often shows up in our dreams. It is in this space that we can honestly look at, transform, or make peace with situations that have happened. It is both a healing journey and an adventure.
Can anyone lucid dream?
Anyone can lucid dream because everyone has a subconscious and a connection to something higher. It might be harder for some than others — for example, it is a lot easier for a child to lucid dream — maybe because they don’t have the same day-to-day stress that adults seem to take on. Instead they have a hefty sense of presence and wonder. But there are plenty of ways to aid yourself in this amazing journey.
How do you know you’re lucid dreaming?
You know you’re lucid dreaming when you can be present, aware, and engaging in your dream. You are aware that you are dreaming, and aware that you are able to create what you want. You’ll be more conscious of your physical body, the way you feel, and take note of the things that may have been blurry in an ordinary dream.
What are the best ways to promote/manage this state?
To lucid dream is not as complicated as one may think, you can begin by simply turning your awareness to the idea of it. This wakes up your subconscious to the practice. The tricky part is staying and remembering the lucid state. You can start off a dream by realizing that you are dreaming, entering the lucid state, but then something may jar you or you may have an emotional reaction to someone and suddenly you lose control of the dream. An experienced lucid dreamer can stay in the lucid state by shifting the things that may seem scary to something more approachable, questioning what that being is or what it wants, or simply walking away.
There are many daily practices that can help promote lucid dreaming. Taking note of your hands or feet throughout the day and checking in, having a dream journal that you write all your dreams in (or the ones you can remember — most people have about 6 a night!) and using gifts from the earth like herbs, oils, and crystals can jumpstart your practice.
What is in the Lucid Kit?
I crafted this Lucid kit with the intent for everyone to actively live a prayer. To see even the most mundane action, like sleeping, as an opportunity to connect with the divine. My biggest, greatest passion in life is to help remind people that life is short, powerful, profound, and full of purpose. This is my way of accomplishing that. I have blended together many of my studies; herbalism, aromatherapy, mysticism, magic, to name a few, to provide everything you would need to Lucid Dream. In it is a whole ritual waiting for you to engage with. Every part of the box and its filling can be used in a sacred space. I wrote a zine in the book that goes over how to use all the items in the kit, where they come from, why I chose it, and how it can supercharge you. Everything in the kit has also been sourced with integrity and created and packed with love, ready for you to engage with. Having a nightly routine that anchors in your own magic and connection with the higher force you answer to is beyond rewarding.
How Do I Make The Tea?
To make loose leaf tea, find a mesh ball tea strainer (you can get it from your grocery store) and scoop the loose tea into it, and let it steep to taste. All you need is 1 tsp of the Lucid Blend tea and about 8 ounces of hot water! Let it steep for 5-7 minutes and get to dreamin’. I will say, I like mine strong, so I put about a tablespoon in the strainer and let it sit for ten minutes, but definitely use your own intuition and preference!