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Is Lucid Dreaming Scary? Do It Wrong And It's Terrifying

Scary Lucid Dreams: Characters

You may have seen movies where figures in lucid dreams seem angry that the character in question is there.  They seem ready to turn on the dreamer, and are generally threatening.  Many who have had scary lucid dreams come to realize that this characterization from movies is actually quite true – perhaps the writers got advice from real scary lucid dream stories!

The characters in the scary lucid dreams are not really dangerous, and they are unlikely to ruin the experience for you unless you are being too assertive in the dream.  In other words, you do need to respect these figures and realize that they may stand as a reminder from your subconscious that it still wants some control of what happens.  Your dreams have always been ways for your subconscious to express its creativity, work out issues, and explore new realities.  It won’t want to give up control to your conscious mind, and therefore is concerned about the fact that you are awake and aware.

That said, if you successfully learn how to lucid dream you will also notice that you can make peace with your subconscious, allowing parts of the dream to unfold without your guidance, while you take control of other parts.  In other words, as you rehearse for your dream experience – a key to most dream induced lucid dreaming techniques – make sure you are preparing to allow your mind to retain some control.  If those problematic figures go away, perhaps you were successful.

Is lucid dreaming scary?


 · I've been Lucid Dreaming for about 6 years now, and the only times I've ever gotten trapped or stuck in a nightmare was when I was NOT Lucid. Being Lucid, you are able to intervine with whatever may be happening in the dream, including waking yourself up.

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What Not to Do in a Lucid Dream – 15 Things (2020) – Lucid


  • Do not close your eyes. Perhaps you experienced this already, but if you haven’t – often, when you close your eyes IN a dream, that provokes awakening.
  • Do not just walk around, aimlessly. Lucid dreaming takes quite some practice. For some more, for some less, but all in all – it requires building up habits and commitment.
  • Do things in a lucid dream that’s too similar to your waking life memories. This is a tricky one! If you do similar things to your waking life memories or even activities, you risk to mix up LUCID dreaming memories, with REAL memories.
  • Do not do too exciting things (such as lucid dreaming s*x) Okay, I get it – of course, you would like to experience some intimate lucid dream fantasies 😀 And that’s completely fine.
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    Lucid Dreaming Benefits

    Lucid Dreaming Benefits
    Lucid Dreaming Benefits

    The benefits of lucid dreaming include, but are not limited to: Sharpening your visualizing skills for creating your own reality, “flying”, or experiencing things that may be dangerous while in your physical body. This may include things such as skydiving and learning important life lessons and skills.

    My spirit guides and angels will use lucid dreaming to teach me important life lessons. During these particular lucid dream experiences, I’ve learned the importance of not gossiping and full acceptance of others.

    What Does Your Lucid Dream Mean?

    Every lucid dream is different and therefore what your lucid dream means is really about what is going on in the dream. It is just like regular dreams. What you experience in your waking life and what your subconscious desires manifests itself in the dream world.

    There are so many different types of lucid dreams and therefore different causes of them. If you keep on having a specific lucid dream, you might want to look into the dream interpretation behind it.

    For example, if you are dreaming that you are in an airplane, this might suggest that you are rising to a new consciousness and getting a better view of the problems in your life!

    Or, perhaps there are snakes in your lucid dream. Dreaming of snakes either in a lucid dream or a normal dream has specific meanings, so do look into what dreamsigns you are experiencing and what they might mean!

    This will allow you to understand your dream world more and therefore develop your lucid dreaming skills!

    What are the benefits and applications of lucid dreaming?

    The human mind is as always, fascinating and a marvellous part of the body enabling us to reach beyond our own limits and at the same time, has the ability to destroy itself as well.

    Lucid dreaming is one of its fascinating abilities of the human mind to replicate an unworldly experience cocooning you in your worst nightmare or your most desirable dream- being able to explore our own inner worlds with full awareness that we are in a dream state is intriguing and has an almost magical experience about it.

    Some people use this state to get back in touch with their inner child and boost creativity. Lucid dreaming lets you tap into unlimited sources of inspiration. Your subconscious mind is capable of imagining and experiencing almost anything, and with lucid dreaming can be your potential key to do just that.

    One of the best health benefits of having lucid dreams is that you’ll have a better, deeper, and more restful sleep. This is great if you not getting good sleep or if you are not a good sleeper, as learning just a few key skills can improve your quality of sleep and change your lifestyle drastically.

    One of the other benefits of lucid dreaming is to tap into your subconscious mind. You can train yourself to delve into your inner self and know yourself better knowing what’s hidden beneath the surface. This cannot be achieved when you are awake as your subconscious mind is too powerful and complex to tap into in the wake state.

    Today with the assistance of modern science, doctors with their extensive research have developed therapeutic techniques to address reoccurring nightmares, especially the ones that would affect the quality of life. The practice of Lucid dreaming in order to stop or control these reoccurring nightmares is called “Lucid dreaming Therapy”.

    The vast application of Lucid dreaming therapy goes beyond nightmares, it can also help people cope with their phobias such as vertigo (the fear of heights), Hydrophobia (the fear of water), trypophobia (fear of holes) arachnophobia (the fear of spiders) amongst others. While in the state of lucid dreaming, an individual has the comfort to delve with their phobias.

    What Do Lucid Dreams Feel Like?

    Years ago, before I had my first lucid dream, I had a very specific idea about what a lucid dream would feel like. I thought it would be intense and magical and a little bit spooky. This turned out to be a pretty accurate representation. Becoming aware in the dreamstate is like entering another world. One where physical laws can be manipulated (there is no spoon, Neo) and your fantasies can come true in an instant. There’s definitely something magical about that – and it’s as if the lucid dream world is a living, breathing organism that can react to your very thoughts.

    How to start Lucid dreaming?

    How to lucid dream? Is lucid dreaming real? Lucid dreaming may happen without consciously trying to indulge in it, but might also be the result of persistent practice over time. To consciously get into a state of Lucid dreaming, one must identify their individual triggers, moments or cues within your usual sleep cycle that allow your unconscious self to literally realize that it is currently dreaming.

    While you are in transition into your dream, your body will check with your consciousness if you respond to external stimuli cues like itching, the urge to cough, switch sides and, numerous other bodily clues to distinguish if your body is attuned to its state of rest. The easiest way to trick your body is to not respond to these external stimuli so that your body rests while your mind stays awake, inducing you to transition into your REM sleep.

    Sleep-inducing music that is calming, and a number of lucid dreaming applications, can help make those activating moments more attainable.

    The Anatomy of a Dreaming Supplement

    A lot has happened in the last 5 months. But how did we go from business as usual to changing the face of the entire lucid dreaming supplements industry? It’s a story that I think will interest you – and you might even learn a thing or two in the process. When I was first taken on-board as Chief Lucidity Officer in 2016, one of the first things I was tasked with was taking a good look at our operations and giving things a bit of an overhaul.

    How to Safely Practice Lucid Dreaming

    As you go through your experiments with lucid dreaming, it may not be possible to avoid some negative effects, but you can turn them into positive experiences using the tips below.

    Remember: it’s just a dream

    Keep in mind that everything you experience during lucid dreaming is simply that – a dream.

    You will always wake back up to the safety of your warm bed. If you can keep this in mind during your experiments, it will lessen the effects because you’ll realize that nothing can hurt you when you’re dreaming.

    The real world presents far more dangers than anything you could dream about. Even the most violent nightmare will leave you safely in your bed without a scratch.

    Make it a habit, not an obsession

    When you’re first starting to lucid dream, it can be an exciting and thrilling time.

    It’s important, however, to practice in moderation.

    By making a lucid dream habit, you’ll be able to make it an important part of your life, without making it an obsession. Try to only spend a couple hours each day reading about it or practicing.

    All things in moderation.

    Give in to the process

    Just like most fears, the worst thing you can do is fight against them.

    If you’re afraid of false awakenings or losing touch with reality, you’re more likely to experience them. When we have a fear, we create pathways in our brain that are constantly on guard for those fears.

    Sometimes this makes us experience things that we wouldn’t otherwise experience. If you experience something frightening, sink into the feeling and even “ask for more.”

    It sounds counter-intuitive, but it is actually an excellent way to stop fear right in its tracks.

    Practice mindfulness

    One of the best things you can do for yourself and for your lucid dreaming practice is to begin practicing mindfulness meditation.

    Taking just 10-30 minutes each day to focus on your experiences, without judgment, can do miraculous things for your life.

    The habit of mindfulness is powerful and can instantly calm you down in moments of fear. This tool will be invaluable if you experience a negative effect during your lucid dreams.

    It’s also an invaluable tool for life.