I am a Lucid Dreamer: Commanding the Subconscious Mind

i tried this yesterday. for the last few months my dreams were sparse, bland, and with perhaps just a fragments of a scene, and last night i had at least 4 very vivid dreams full of colour and emotion. i even woke up after each dream voluntarily, just through saying
‘I AM a lucid dreamer’ (meaningfully).
i don’t know whether or not it is because its just that i want to lucid dream again after years of neglect, but i will stick with this and see where it leads, for me this is a huge step from virtually no dreaming to vivid just out of reach lucidity.
a big thanks for the topic!

Wow, thank you Ben! I never really thought about this. I think this works well with emotions, I was pretty miserable today until i realized… I AM happy!

This is so true, kinda reminds me of Buddha.

“He is able who thinks he is able”.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”.

Great post Ben!

A friend of mine quit smoking by lying to himself. He’d tried and tried to quit before but hadn’t been able to for any length of time.

How did he lie to himself?

He simply said to himself “I am a non-smoker,” - every time he reached for and then smoked a cigarette. It’s important to note that he didn’t berate/beat himself up for having a cigarette. If he felt like having one he did so without judgement.

He did this for I don’t know how long until one day, he said, he just stopped smoking. His wife continued to smoke her head off but he became, and remained, the non-smoker he’d been telling himself that he was.

He was about 55 at the time and is 71 now.

So, now that you’ve jogged my memory about this, umm, let’s call it a ‘mind trick,’ I will start applying it toward lucid dreaming.

Thanks for the post.


Thank you for the post, now I realize that it’s 100% true. Just two nights ago, I went to sleep thinking fervently that “the next time I will dream, I will know it.” And guess what happened that night? I had a dream, a non-lucid one, where I was getting ready for bed and kept saying to myself that “the next time I will dream, I will know it.” :smile:

The funny thing is, I woke up in the middle of the night, as I usually do. Logged the dream into my DJ, chuckled at the irony in it, and went back to sleep saying my will-do mantra. No surprise, that the second dream I had was pretty much the same as the first. :smile: :smile:

So from now on I firmly resolve to MILD only in the present.
I am Oleg and I am a dreamer, lucid and aware.




I have been lurking ever since i stumbled upon this site so please forgive the 1st post. I remember on tv on the DR.Oz show that this guy was talking about when people walk, and they go to pass a hot girl or other people, the person walking is so worked up on trying not to walk wierd or stumble, that they just keep tellin themselves “please dont stumble, dont walk wierd” and he said ur brain sees it as you saying “stumble, walk wierd” so your chances of walking wierd or stumbling are increased (keyword- Increased)

lol Man I really got into lucid dreaming months ago, one time I had lucid dreams 3 nights in a row! anyway! lately I cant even remember my dreams, BUT when i did, I realized I was never lucid, BUT I did get back into a dream 3 times althought I may have been partially lucid I was just so amped up on trying to meet this one girl that when I was 50% sleep/awake, I kept trying to ignore Reality and focus on the dream and it snapped me back in.

ANYWAY! just by reading this I started writing I am hoping for the best

Great article. I am definitely going to implement your “subconscious programming” methods alongside other lucid dream inducing techniques and reality checks during my day. Your point about not saying that you want something but rather saying that you already can do something or already have something reminded me of something that I learned in college. What I learned in college is called “Goal Displacement” and it basically means that if you are in a class and your goal is to receive a A+ grade, you might not attain that goal and might even cause yourself to not get the A at all because of the stress and pressure you put on yourself and because of forces beyond your control that might screw you over or what not. Instead you should desire to learn, and by learning the subject well you will do well on tests and on homework assignments and will probably find yourself receiving the A+ easier than if you had only tried to get an A+. I always found it to be a cool theory. Anyways, great article and thanks for the lucid dreaming tips!

Dream Adventurously,

  • Dreamscape Adventurer

The more i think about this article the more it makes sense. I used to hate myself because people made fun of me and i was gay and blah blah blah blah. I used to want to not hate myself so much, but it never happened until i started getting into the “i am” mindset that you talked about. I will try this when i go to sleep tonight.

sweet so i have every night been telling myself i WILL have a lucid dream, occasionally id write it down, the night i did it, i actually remembered my dream! so my dream recall improved for sure, after a couple days (today) I just had a lucid dream! it was so odd!!! ill post it up on a dream journal (via copy paste) hey how do i have it so i can be alerted if anyone replys to my post, or so i can have all the threads i posted on become listed?

Click on ‘‘view your posts’’ at the forum index.

Sorry, was lurking about and saw this thread. Incredible info. Will absolutely give this a try!

I love this post! I will most definetly use this in my life!

My name is Andres and I AM a lucid dreamer.

:happy: Awesome post!!! I had my 3rd LD after losing some motivation just by reading this article and putting your words to use. I’ll make sure I use these tips for LDing and just life in general.


Quality reading :happy: .
Had my first 2 LDs the night before last, and just found this post :content: . It all makes great sense :cool: . I am a SUPER ultra frequent LDer, wooo!!

Thanks everyone.

I am SuperAlex, one of many. I am a lucid dreamer!

I need help…

I have been trying this for 3 days with no success… Any advice or tips on how often to repeat the mantras, when to repeat the mantras, etc.,? It would really help, thanks.

Great post, btw! It really helped me grasp what I was doing wrong ! :smile:

This post is really inspiring to so many people including me. Everytime i hear about repeating mantras i always think “i want to have a lucid dream” while it should be “I am having a lucid dream tonight”. Im going to just that sentence tonight as a MILD and see if it works cause this sounds really logical ;o. Great post anyway thanks :smile:

yea this does sound really logical… ive been struggling with lucid dreaming now a little over a year with small success here and there. mostly placebo related successes and now i realize why thanks largely in part to this thread. i tried everything under the sun minus somehow making the connection to the subconscious. after trying everything else i knew that the subconscious had to be the final frontier. tried all the supplements, methods etc. sometimes i had successes but only due to the fact that i believed temporarily certain techniques would work. i now know that dictating to your subconscious what you want to experience was all you needed all along. it all makes sense now. thanks

bookmarked to read later… I’m going through this process at the moment and it’s scary, there are certain things I don’t want to be in control of such as my heartbeat and breathing, just got to remove the fear and fear of fear itself! Yikes!