lucid dreamers

I’m jealous of lucid dreamers!

I admit it, I’m jealous of lucid dreamers! Ok, I said it!

  • Some people seem to just be born with the natural gift.
  • Some people work on it like their life depends on it.
  • Some don’t care.
  • And there are some (like me) who care, but don’t go out of my way to make them happen.
Which camp do you fall in?

My rationale for not being a lucid dreamer (more often) is that I’d rather that lucid dreams fall in my lap. Is that so wrong?

Lucid dreaming has happened to me on several occasions…without trying, without looking for them…usually during afternoon naps…and they are FABULOUS! EXTRAORDINARY! MIND BLOWING! EXHILARATING!
So, why not work to have them more often?

Here are my excuses/rationales: 

  • My/our ego runs the show of our waking lives…so why not give it a rest at night?
  • Why not just let the dreams take us where they want us to go-let them happen to us-instead of us happening to them?
  • And honestly, by the time my head hits the pillow at night, it’s Snooze Ville for me…I’ve been working all day, and I’m tired. Is that so wrong? A girls got to sleep, right?
On Dreams Unzipped today I’ll run my questions (and rationales by) Martin Dresler, PhD about the Cognitive Neuroscience of Lucid Dreaming…by the way, he’s one of the featured speakers at the upcoming IASD ( International Association for the Study of Dreams) conference in the Netherlands next month.

Here’s more info about the #DreamsUnzipped expert this week:

Martin Dresler, PhD, is an Assistant Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience at the Radboud University Medical Centre and Donders Institute in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He received Master’s degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Ruhr University Bochum and a PhD from Philipps University Marburg, and performed postdoctoral research on sleep, dreams, and memory function at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Oxford University and Stanford University.

If you have questions about lucid dreaming or if you’d like to share a lucid dream with us on DreamsUnzipped today here’s the number to call in: 888-298-KKNW (5569)
Until we meet again, don’t take your dreams lying down…
Kelly Signature

 

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