Hello everybody! Completely new here and I’d just like to drop in and ask your lovely community for your advice on something related to lucid dreaming.
I am an aspiring, albeit completely inexperienced artist who already consistently has wacky dreams with an occasional vague sense of lucidity, albeit without real control. Before school sapped my self-esteem and lack of inhibitions, I daydreamed and doodled all the time. I’m slowly rediscovering these flights of fancy, and I’m also noticing that in moments of either hypnagogia or lucid dreams (too inexperienced to know which) I can sort of just ask for an idea and receive it. Something that’s never happened before is that I can hear and conduct really loud, pleasing music that I completely forget when I’m awake.
I’d like to harness these moments for creative output purposes. I’d either like to find a way to simulate the experience while fully awake (as I suspect I’m still too critical and analytical at the moment), or learn to induce, maintain and recall the experiences so that I can note them down and make something of them in the real world.
So what I’m guessing I should try is the following:
Get into meditation to practise mindfulness and such
Keep a dream journal to practise recall
Pretend to be in hypnagogia by snatching and visualising any stray idea that comes into my head.
Bite the bullet and get into lucid dreaming as a whole
Thanks so much in advance for any advice you can provide in advance, looking forward to learning and participating