Step #1 – Improve Your Dream Recall
You should improve your dream recall so that you remember at least one dream every night (and preferably more). The easy way to do this is to tell yourself regularly, “I will remember my dreams”, especially just before you go to sleep. This plants the intention in your subconscious.
Also keep a dream journal by the bedside so you can write down your dreams when you wake up. Discuss your dreams with friends whenever you can, to really hit home the message that dreams are important to you and must be remembered. Your subconscious will attend to it.
Step #2 – Perform Frequent Reality Checks
A very easy lucid dreaming exercise, reality checking is the secret weapon of those who tend towards Dream Initiated Lucid Dreams (DILDs). By performing reality checks regularly throughout your waking day, you will enhance your awareness of the waking state and be much more likely to recognize the dream-state. Soon you will spontaneously perform a reality check in a dream, exposing the nature of the dream reality and giving you instant dream control.
Step #3 – Learn To Do Meditation
Meditation is the exploration of the subconscious mind. When you meditate deeply, you can experience some fascinating phenomena, including hallucinations, feelings of euphoria and sudden insights. Meditation tunes you in to your waking reality on new levels, and helps you feel more at peace in your daily life.
Research has linked meditation with easy lucid dreaming for several reasons. First, it trains you to enter altered states of awareness on demand. Second, it bridges the gap between your conscious and unconscious brain. And third, it makes you more self-aware, helping you to recognize the unreality of the dream world and become lucid more often.
Start by introducing a simple 10-minute meditation into your daily routine, such as an easy breathing exercise. To access deeper meditative states, I like to listen to guided sessions like the Guided Meditation CD by Brain Sync. It combines music, the spoken voice, and brainwave entrainment frequencies to guide you into a tropical garden in your subconscious mind. This is deeply soothing and improves your visualization skills for your next Wake Induced Lucid Dream.