Recipe For Lucid Dreaming:
Meditations for eventual happiness.
I actually started this a long time ago but wanted to post it for those who were interested.
My way of getting this down was through ... 90 min REM cycles. So during waking life I used a cheapo digital watch that had an alarm.
I set a timer to go off every 90 minutes. I would say use your phone but I don't know if you want to be carrying your phone around in your dreams.
So, every 90 min a small beep goes of and each time it does look at your hands and then examine the world around you. Doors, trees etc. whatever is there.
See if you notice anything that doesn't belong. After you do this or a couple of weeks it will happen to you as a repetitive part of your dream state.
That's your cue to begin lucid dreaming.
In your dream you will hear the tiny beep even though your watch may be off while you are sleeping. Or looking at your hands every 90 minutes will become so normal that it happens in your dream as well.
When this happens you will look at your hands in your dream and look at your environment. Because your mind utilizes metaprograms and archetypes to fill the periphery SOMETHING WILL be fkn OFF about the environment and that's your cue in your dream that you are DREAMING.
Then ... first i would suggest changing things about yourself ie. flying, high jumping things, OR even examining what your mind is trying to tell you with your situation. The reason being is you are inside there messing around. It's more productive to actually use this for internal realization. With that, instead of immediately destroying negative archetypes in your dreams you may be able to confront them and understand what part of you they represent.
Now, I have found that I get a little bit of time flying around and doing fun stuff before my mind realizes I cave control of things and then what it will do is it will either
A. Temporarily wake you to put you back under control and hand you another dream level instead or
B. It will attempt to convince you the next level is REAL and you have woken up and you are now "awake" and going about your day. I would compare this to the movie Inception because that's exactly how it feels.
I have found on average our mind has a defense mechanism built of it's habits and ways of doing things that does NOT want us to have conscious control.
Keep a journal of what happened and also, try to discover what you believe your mind is trying to tell you about the way you are effected by the outside world. We seem, in my opinion to innately desire an equilibrium of some kind of happiness, connection, and control or stability of belief in our environment.
We are motivated heavily by hope, by connected rewards / good feels, and by fear of loss or abandonment. These are basic internal functions that effect everything we do regardless of how logical we may try to be.
If you can discover the seat of those understandings and build happiness and hope into your dream state you can change your personal interactions in the real world and this inevitably over time could alter your personal course of existence.
Nosce te ipsum
Veritas vos liberabit