Thousands of people get into the state of Lucid Dreaming, but not all of them understand the mystery behind this concept. Those who have realized the power of this state work hard to learn the art of controlling their dreams. Yes - when you know that you are in a lucid dream, you can control what you want to do, where you want to go and how you what to feel. The craziest thing about lucid dreaming is that you can even be with the one you love. If you don't believe this yet, you are surely going to by the end of this article.

What is lucid dreaming?

Lucid dreaming is that state of dreaming where the dreamer is very well aware of the fact that he is living in a dream. Thanks to this consciousness, he has the ability to control his dream just the way he wants to. According to Sleep Junkies, the term 'lucid dreaming' was introduced by a Dutch writer and psychiatrist named Frederik van Eaden in the late 19th century.

'Lucid' means being aware or conscious of what you are doing. Most of the times while dreaming we are completely unaware of the fact that we are in a dream. Thus, we lack control. In fact, there are times when we are scared of a few dreams, even though they are nothing but nightmares. However, when you are in a lucid dreaming state, you know that you are dreaming and hence, you are in charge of what you want to do with your special powers.

You may see yourself flying in your lucid dream; you may also see yourself making love to someone you have a crush on. Such dreams make you feel good, but only when you know how to be the one riding them.

Scary lucid nightmares

Just like you have beautiful Lucid Dreams, you have scary lucid nightmares as well. When you get into a lucid nightmare state, you still have the power to fight back; however, it does scare you to an extent.

You may witness ghosts that scare the hell out of you and even though you are neatly killing a group of zombies, you are scared to death. However, the only good news is that you know that it is nothing more or less than a dream.

According to The World of Lucid Dreaming, the unconscious mind plays an important role in affecting your lucid dreams.

If you are going through an emotional breakdown in your waking life, you are bound to get lucid nightmares. On the other hand, if there is this specific person you are often thinking about, you are bound to meet him in your lucid dream.

How to get into the state of lucid dreaming?

If you want to experience a lucid dream, you have to focus on meditating and tapping into your sub-conscious mind. Stronger your sub-conscious mind, easier it is for you to create a lucid dream.