Einstein’s theory of relativity came to him in a dream. We can say that dreams connect us to unseen realms of living that we explore indirectly by interpreting our dreams, and directly by having lucid dreams.
This checklist outlines the Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams (MILD) created by Dr. Stephen LaBerge used to create waking dreams on-demand by the individual.
1. Record your dreams in a journal.
Remembering your dreams brings you in contact with the dream world.
2. Reality Check
Ask yourself “Is this reality?” during the day and hold up your hands.
3. Program Dream Awareness
repeat “I am going to become aware I am dreaming” tonight while in bed.
4. Imagine Your Dream
In bed, picture yourself flying, in a specific setting such as a forest, or meeting with a specific person.
Practicing daily right before falling asleep improves your chances of becoming lucid. Some experience lucidity after a few days, some after a few weeks.