I learned how to lucid dream.

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– [Matt] Dreams. You know, the place where your punches are only half as effective,
(air whooshing) all your teeth fall out, you can only run away from
bad guys in slow motion, and the source of the biggest
fights in my relationship. – Who is she? – What are you talking about? – You cheated on me in my dream. – It was your dream. – Ugh. – Out of all the things that can be said about dreams, one of the wildest claims
that’s ever been made is that you can control them. And I should know, I’ve done it. All right, I get it, I
know what you’re thinking. Matt has officially
lost his goddamned mind, but really I think there
is something to this. Just stick with me for a second. So this whole dream experiment got started when I received a message from someone asking me to look into lucid dreaming. And the very next thought that I had was I’m pretty sure I’ve done that before. Lucid dreaming is what happens when the dreamer becomes
aware that they’re dreaming. That awareness is all it
takes to become lucid. It’s a pretty trippy phenomenon that’s been documented
since ancient Greek times, but it’s also been formally
researched since the 1960s. And that research has proven that people can have some level
of awareness while sleeping. Dream researchers were
able to determine this by agreeing upon
pre-arranged eye movements with dream subjects, and then measuring eye movement while these subjects were fast asleep. Most people get interested
in lucid dreaming to fulfill their fantasies, but some say that it’s a
gateway into your subconscious. So you know, the further that
I went down this rabbit hole the more research that I did, the more I realized that I really should be
speaking with an expert. So Jared, when did you first start getting interested in dreams? – So I’ve been thinking about dreams ever since I was a kid. – Do you wanna do this
interview somewhere else? – Okay. (playful music) – [Matt] That guy is Jared, the co-author of “A Field
Guide to Lucid Dreaming”. – Usually when we’re dreaming, we’re very much on autopilot, we just sort of accept it. It’s a roller coaster at times, but we are locked in on that track. And a lucid dream, you could still be locked in on the track but you’re like, “Oh, I’m enjoying this” or maybe if it’s a nightmare, “I’m not enjoying this”, but you are aware that you
are not in the waking world but in the dream state. – So it starts with that awareness, and then from there, though, we could also start to begin to figure out ways to
control our dreams, right? – Yeah, so the awareness is
kinda like the base camp, and if someone just becomes aware, they can be fully engaged and
just ride along with the dream or they can actually decide
to interact with the dream, talk with dream characters,
kinda direct the dream, or just change it completely. – This is silly (laughs), it
seems really weird, right? Okay, so just as I was
about to get started with this whole thing, I decided that I wanted to
set the stakes really high. I didn’t wanna just become aware that I was dreaming in my dreams, I didn’t wanna just control my dreams, I wanted to manifest
something in the real world and bring it into my dream. So (laughs) this is silly, it came spontaneously, but I was like, “I wanna smash a cake”, like a chocolate cake, a carrot cake, I don’t care what kinda cake. I just wanna smash a cake in my dream, throw my fist through it, smash it with a hammer, whatever. If I can do that in my dream, I will prove that anything is possible when it comes to lucid dreaming. And so equipped with
advice from my new BFF, I got started. The first tactic he suggested I use, set an intention to remember my dreams. – You know, same way if, like, you’re always forgetting to take out the trash on trash day, but you say to yourself, “All right, every day I’m just gonna say, “‘Don’t forget to take out the trash, “‘don’t forget to take out the trash.'” And most likely, when trash day comes, if you’ve been saying that
over and over and over, you’re not gonna forget. – I spent my days and
nights repeating the phrase, “I’m going to remember my dreams.” “I’m going to remember my dreams.” I wrote it down in my journal
over and over and over again. So another night, another night without a lucid dream. One night, Nat and I started
dancing around the kitchen like a couple lunatics
chanting it out loud. – [Both] I’m gonna remember
my dreams, two, three, four. – And then I began to make progress. I woke up remembering my
dreams for the first time. I quickly pulled out my journal and wrote down everything I could recall. I would probably say a month ago, I didn’t remember any dreams. I feel like I haven’t
remembered my dreams for years. It’s very easy for the details of your
dreams to slip away. By keeping a dream
journal close to your bed and writing them down
immediately upon waking up, you’re starting to tell your brain that dreams are important and that you wanna remember them. Another thing Jared says you can do is give yourself a reality check. Just like the spinning top in “Inception”, if you continue to check in with yourself throughout the day, asking the question, “Am I in a dream?” and combine that with a physical action like poking your finger into your hand, it can help you to ask that same question while you’re dreaming. – You just try to see if your
finger goes through your palm. And it’s not, so I’m gonna
go with the assumption that we are not in a dream right now. – This is freaking me out, man. I’m sorry, dude, I should
not have taken edibles before this interview. So I went throughout my day checking to see if I was dreaming. I wasn’t.
(car horn honks) Each night for the next two nights, I remembered more and more of my dreams. Their contents weren’t that interesting, but I was excited to be making progress. And then finally, I did it. I remember tossing and
turning in bed a bit in the early morning, probably just before sunrise. When I sunk into my next REM stage, I woke up (water crashing) in my dream. It was only just for a moment, but I was aware that I was dreaming while I was dreaming. – Hey Matt, it’s Jared, the guy from the interview. I’m an elephant eating purple peanuts. You know, it’s delicious, and I wanna stay in the dream with you, don’t let me leave. You know, keep your lucidity. – And then I lost it. I’d had this feeling
before, this wasn’t new. Like I said, I’ve had
lucid dreams in the past, but it was really exciting to know that I could actually
intentionally create a lucid dream just by thinking about it,
just by talking about it, I realize that I could potentially
have more lucid dreams. That said, I still felt like I was a really long ways
off from smashing a cake. (sheets rustling)
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(Matt exhaling) (Matt sighing) – Who the (beep) is Squarespace? – Most people when they enter
their first lucid dream, they’re not gonna have
sort of an omnipotence, kinda God-like power. And so in the same way we need to learn skills
in the waking world, sometimes we also need
to learn dream skills. – And so I got back to work, this time repeating the mantra, “I’m going to control my dreams, “I’m going to control my dreams.” I continued to remember
dreams on most nights and wrote them down in my
dream journal each morning. I kinda had a lucid dream. I had like something where I was in this black void of fogginess of sleep, and I thought to myself,
I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming. And then I didn’t, like,
have a dream, it’s weird. It was like purgatory for dreaming. So that feels like something. And then I had another lucid dream, this one about 10 times more intense and way more vivid than the first. I walked into my parents’ bedroom back home in New Jersey and felt like something was off. It was exactly as I’d
remembered it as a kid. I asked my mom what year it was, and she said, “It’s 1999.”
– It’s 1999. As I walked closer to my parents, I noticed that there were two of my dad, and that’s when I realized I was dreaming. – Hi, Matt, it’s me, your dad. – It was vivid, just
as vivid as real life. And then I remembered the cake. I turned around to try to bring it into
my dream and smash it, but it wasn’t there. At that moment I began
to run into the kitchen to try to open the fridge to see if there was a cake inside but then my dream started
to get echoey and faint and I started to lose it. Once I woke up, the dream memory started to slip away from me as well, and I realized just how
easy it would’ve been to just forget about this
whole experience entirely. So I grabbed my phone,
ran to the bathroom, and wrote down everything
I could remember. It got oddly emotional for me. I think it was because I was, I really felt like I was there. I felt like I was at
my home back in Jersey at a time and a place
that will no longer exist. The only place it exists is in my memory, and now my dreams. And to be there, to really feel like I was
there, was super crazy (laughs). You know, I’m just kind of on the brink now of lucid dreaming and learning what’s possible. This was a huge milestone in learning how to
actually control my dreams. One essential part of learning how to lucid dream is understanding when we dream. And through the various stages of sleep, the most likely time to have them is during rapid eye movement, or REM. – What’s interesting
and what kinda pertains to lucid dreaming is that the period of REM
over the course of a night gets longer and longer
after multiple sleep cycles. You wanna focus on that long period of REM because you get lucid, you can actually explore the dream for a longer period of time. If it’s earlier, you might become lucid, and then it ends before you can
actually do any exploration. (peaceful music) So to better help me track my sleep, I’m gonna be using one
of these Oura rings. It’s actually got sensors on the inside that tracks your sleep. My hope is that by tracking my sleep I’ll get a better idea of how much time I’m spending in REM. The time in REM, it varies from 15 minutes
to an hour and a half. So if I can improve my
sleep throughout the night and if I can get enough
restfulness throughout the night, hopefully I’ll be able to
have more lucid dreams. By tracking my sleep, I was able to experiment with one of the more extreme
lucid dreaming techniques called wake back to sleep, the process of setting an alarm before you dip into the
longest period of REM. With this technique, the idea is to wake up for
20 to 40 minutes before REM, raising your awareness but
staying on the edge of sleep. Then when you dip into REM, you’ll be more likely
to have a lucid dream. Hey, guess what time I’m
setting the alarm for tomorrow? – Don’t. Don’t.
– Like three a.m. – Are you joking?
(air whooshes) (alarm beeping) (Matt breathing) (switch clicks) (Matt groans) – I’m gonna head back to bed now, try to get a dream going. But this was a dumb idea. (air whooshes) (birds chirping)
It didn’t work, I couldn’t get back to sleep. Woke Natalie up, she
couldn’t get back to sleep. So we were both just awake for, let’s see how long. I had a total of six hours and 23 minutes
of sleep last night. I think I’m done with this little strategy, this technique. And as I continued on
with this experiment, I found that lucid dreaming was pretty much a roll of the dice. Most nights I didn’t have them, but I broke through two more
times during this experiment. I’m not really sure if
there’s any correlation between how hard I try and how often I have a lucid dream. I feel like so much of it
is just a luck of the draw. What are you doing, Nat? You’re popping your head
(laughs) in the background. And while I can control various aspects of what I do in my dream, I’m often at the whim of my subconscious, floating from one location to another, one thought to the next, far from the mastery that
I’ve heard is possible. – Keep your lucidity,
I’m a maid of (laughs). – (laughing) I did not see that coming. All right, guys, I’m
gonna level with you here. I was not able to manifest a cake and smash it in my dream. I know, I think maybe
it was a bit ambitious to assume that I could master
that level of lucid dreaming in only three weeks, but it is what it is. At this point, I have other experiments and other videos and other
things that I wanna work on, so I’ve gotta kind of tie this one up. So unfortunately, I would say that this is
kinda the end of chapter one. I do wanna continue to try to do it, so who knows, maybe I
will be able to do it in the coming weeks. Maybe tonight’s my night, I don’t know. I just can’t wait around for it to happen. But then I started to think, you know, I wasn’t able to make it
happen in a lucid dream, but then there are other ways to make your dreams become a reality. (air swooshing)
(fist pounding) (air swooshing)
(fist pounding) (Matt laughs) So that did not at all work out like I thought it was going to. (crowd screaming)
(announcers shouting) – [Announcer] No! Oh no! – I in my head thought, hey,
I’m gonna smash this cake, my hand’s gonna go right through it. I hit it once and it hurt. It’s fine, it’s fine. Thanks for watching guys. Really appreciate you sticking around to watch me eat this cake. If you yourself have had
a lucid dream before, let me know. This is a dense cake. Shoulda got the carrot cake.

 

100 Responses

  1. Sarah Danner

    March 25, 2020 4:37 pm

    I've had many dreams that I've tried to prolong by what I wanted to happen once I was aware. Unfortunately, I once I was aware it became difficult to make anything happen.

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  2. Hamna

    March 25, 2020 4:38 pm

    To avoid getting bad dreams read ayatul kursi, tasbeeh Fatima, The last two ayahs of surah baqarah, Surah ihklaas, falaq, naas then blow over your body then Surah kafirun. Just basically follow all of the sunnah this is just some of it. 🙂

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  3. Polly HG

    March 25, 2020 4:38 pm

    I did not know there was a name for lucid dreaming and thought everyone dreamed like this until I was told that no, they don't and I was a weirdo when I was in my 30s. I'd been doing this since childhood. Still do.

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  4. Dylanizm [ENG]

    March 25, 2020 4:40 pm

    I've been having lucid dreams since I was a child. Over time, I have learned to identify, and sometimes, affect these dreams. My experiments with dreaming were done well before I took it to the internet to find out more about why I'm going crazy. 😅😂

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  5. Onur Kose

    March 25, 2020 4:44 pm

    I could lucid dream for a long amount of time in 1 week the technique I used was thinking about lucid dreaming for a long time befor sleeping and the way to hold your dream is to think a lot and spin

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  6. Giz Edwards

    March 25, 2020 4:44 pm

    Thanks for making this video Matt. I used to teach Lucid Dreaming on YouTube. I have been subscribed to you for a long while now. I am so glad to see the two blended 🙂 The best book I have ever read on the subject of lucid dreaming, and how to do it – is this one – "Are You Dreaming?: Exploring Lucid Dreams: A Comprehensive Guide by Daniel Love". Try it out, it is a good one! Also when finishing the video – very good stuff. Matt has done his research well! Expectations – Methods – Techniques – All great stuff. (Asides from "Wake-Back-To-Sleep" is actually "Wake-Back-To-Bed") – Hit me up on twitter if you want to have a good chat about it!

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  7. User 1096

    March 25, 2020 4:50 pm

    Overload your subconscious with smashing a cake and it might come up in a dream even without it being lucid

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  8. Janet Morgan

    March 25, 2020 5:00 pm

    I have experienced lucid dreaming quite a few times, unfortunately I almost always wake up quickly afterward. I was able to control the dream somewhat!

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  9. Imanuel Gilbert

    March 25, 2020 5:08 pm

    i belive things couldnt go intentionally. Something most things work when you didnt intended to do it (especially in this type of case. I mean in interaction, luck chance, etc)

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    March 25, 2020 5:11 pm

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  11. Shreyas Patil

    March 25, 2020 5:13 pm

    How to avoid a nightmare? Think about all your possible nightmares before going to sleep. Like I'm probably going to dream about wendigo, etc.

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  12. Nesi Nazlieva

    March 25, 2020 5:19 pm

    When I was younger (10-17 years old), I was able to control my dreams most of the time. I was able to change locations or do certain things but I was not always able to change the "plot" of the dream. For instance, if a monster was chasing me (which is 99.9 % of my dreams), I was not able to make it stop from doing it but I was able to make a door appear in front of me which would take me to another place. I do not know what happened but I am not able to do those things ever since even if I am completely aware that I am dreaming. Also, no idea how I used to do that so I found this video interesting.

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  13. THEA

    March 25, 2020 5:24 pm

    I've been lucid dreaming for years without being aware that there is such thing as lucid dreaming. But it only happens when my dreams are all about zombie apocalypse.

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  14. Learning and Technology

    March 25, 2020 5:27 pm

    So… this may be an esoteric reference, but I can't stop thinking about the video game "Portal" ("the cake is a lie").
    How is the ring working to track sleep? I have a Garmin smart watch the does the same – but my REM blocks are not particularly long each night. The total is pretty good, but the individual blocks are not long.

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  15. Eli Brooks

    March 25, 2020 5:31 pm

    I’m so glad to see you making a topic on LD. It came naturally to me as a child and i do it every night, I remember all my dreams and have a majority of control most nights

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  16. Chaos in Fallout

    March 25, 2020 5:43 pm

    Never a lucid Dream but i have been woken up by my wife hitting me because she had a dream about me cheating on her…..all women have the same dream it seems.

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  17. Daanish Mahmood

    March 25, 2020 5:43 pm

    I dabbled in lucid dreaming a few years back. I'm quite fascinated by dreams from childhood. My reality check was to look at a clock or my watch and see if I can make the clock hands spin around with my mind – came across this when googling lol.
    I had a few lucid experiences, very vivid dreams where I was aware I am dreaming. I never wrote them down and I can still remember a handful today. One thing I struggled with was thinking of something to do, you said you want to smash a cake, but when I realised it was a dream I would just walk around, live the dream and observe.

    Something I'd like to do now is have a conversation with someone in my dream and ask them questions I don't know the answer to and see their response. Then test it out IRL.

    Final thought – what's with those deja vu moments where you have seen it before in a dream?

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  18. Bailey Wilson

    March 25, 2020 5:47 pm

    I put my finger through my hand and then realized I wasn't dreaming and went to the emergency room

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  19. Can of Mana

    March 25, 2020 5:48 pm

    Hi Matt, I'm so glad you made this type of content…

    Ever since I started working with Tarot and Sigils to create subconscious programming, I've had really wild lucid dreams…

    And import thing that helped me was 1. Using binaural beats or isometric tones to induce lucid states (sometimes astral states)
    2. Avoiding unnatural lights, or specifically screens
    3. Making use of affirmations , Sigils and meditative breathing when falling asleep (one time I experienced the slip from sleeping into dreams there are a lot of geometric shapes)

    All in all, if you want to smash that cake, learn to create Sigils (check out Liber Null & Psychonaut) and basically charge the sigil with your intentions seeing yourself smash the cake everytime you charge it…

    Then either burn the sigil after a few charging or sleep with the sigil in mind

    Dreams journals are trippy, Magick is even trippier…

    Thanks Matt you inspire us all

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  20. Suryansh Guleria

    March 25, 2020 5:49 pm

    but i do this every day.. my mom tries to wake me up but i again go back to bed and again back in that dream … trust me … i m not lying .. anyone else like me ✌️

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  21. Helia Naderi

    March 25, 2020 5:55 pm

    You shouldn’t have gotten up after the 3 am alarm. Snooze it once or twice and then just stop the alarm and go to bed. I have lucid dream virtually whenever I get lazy and sleep in after my alarm goes off. I didn’t know there was a term for it. =))

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  22. KazNetArtLeaf

    March 25, 2020 5:56 pm

    Lucid dreaming is great! I do it almost every time I dream. I'm not sure how exactly but my dad use to say as long as you are vigilant of your surrounds you will be able to do it every time. I learnt this when I was very young after having a nightmare. I dreamt that someone was chasing me with a machete and I was terrified and they caught me and that's when I woke up. The next night I had the nightmare again. I didn't realise I was dreaming at first and then I became aware of it. I remember feeling myself take a deep breath and saying "you're asleep". Then the machete was in my hand and I was chasing the person, so I stopped being scared and was laughing for the rest of that dream. Then I woke up and told my dad. I have turned many nightmares into fun experiences since then.

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  23. Based Marduk

    March 25, 2020 6:02 pm

    I’ve had many lucid dreams. On my morning to do list, the first item is to record my dream. I do that with audio recording because I can get my memory down faster by saying it than by writing it.

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  24. AlPal

    March 25, 2020 6:03 pm

    I worked on lucid dreaming a couple years back. Took a lot of effort and mind power, but I will never forget my first lucid dream and how I just made myself fly (that was my goal). It was hard, weird to explain but it’s mentally straining, requires a lot of focus. Took me about two months to get to that point 🙂

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  25. Silvenar13

    March 25, 2020 6:03 pm

    After a month of meditation an hour a night..
    I had a lucid dream. It started off as a nightmare. I was alone in a house with zombies surrounding me. Looking at my hands, I suddenly realized I was dreaming. I started wishing theyd disappear and then they did. I then could control orbs of lights hanging from the ceiling like chandeliers. Making them grow and shrink. I could physically change things. It was wild.

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  26. Lorraine RL

    March 25, 2020 6:06 pm

    always have lucid dreaming, and I get scared, but then in the dream, I'm like wait I'm dreaming then I "wake up" but it is in the second level of dreaming, and it always let's say a different filter, like it's darker than real life, so I just always know.

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  27. Andréa Bnst

    March 25, 2020 6:11 pm

    i've had many lucid dreams. i don't anymore 'cause i don't care as much as in the past. anyways what i like in lucid dreams is manifesting a guy and then creating a link between us. you know i walk towards him and we kiss and stuff. creating links is funny. i tried to get hit by a car but it didn't work. tips for people who want to go to another place, jump in a old, like toilets haha, or just open a door. btw once i jumped from a tower to see what my brain was going to do and i landed slowly like superman. anyways, good lucid dreaming to you all.

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  28. Sjudit84

    March 25, 2020 6:24 pm

    I have always enjoyed dreaming and dreamt almost every night up until a few years ago. I mean I know technically everyone dreams, they just don't remember it. Although my father says all his life he has never had a dream. WHich sounds crazy to me, I really feel sorry for him that he cannot experience dreams. I used to dream the same things and I still have recurring dreams. And as a kid already I said I wanna be a scientist who deals with dreaming and dreams, I am just fascinated by them. Although I never became that scientist. I can very rarely lucid dream though, I think I could if I worked a bit at it, I just somehow don't remember to…

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  29. ABHISHEK RANJAN

    March 25, 2020 6:28 pm

    Even i remember all of my dreams but i never told the subconscious mind to remember all this. And I told some of my dreams to my friends, they were jealous for some time how i remember all this.

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  30. Ilan

    March 25, 2020 6:30 pm

    a little off topic, but does anyone else get bothered that the video sequence setting is a little off with really slim black bars on the top and bottom without making it full screen

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  31. Jordan Bates

    March 25, 2020 6:31 pm

    Please don’t do this. It’s a recipe for anxiety. I experienced these dreams as a child, into teen hood. I’m now an adult and have trouble knowing what’s real life and what’s not. Seriously, it will put you in a bad place.

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  32. super not guilty

    March 25, 2020 6:50 pm

    Quarantine = more time at home = more time to sleep = lets learn controlling our dreams

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  33. Jelena Stojanovic

    March 25, 2020 6:51 pm

    hm interesting take on this. I can remember my dreams since always.. since I was a little kid and it really is like rolling the dice I did have lucid dreams for a couple of times in my life, but its petty much impossible to imagine a whole new scenario.. like mostly I would be walking somewhere, I become aware and decide I wanna fly and then my dream or subconscious decides where 'm flying to, I noticed what I experienced that day decides the scenario of the dream, luckily I was watching some Nature documentaries that day so I had rainforests, Waterfalls and beaches I flew across. but for example if I was going to think I want to smash a cake in my dream, while I'm walking on a beach I would have woken up. Something creepy that happened was that I was building places and cities when I was lucid dreaming as a kid, and these places I've built still keep coming back to me now, always taking off where the last dream ended really like inception, so I had the same ongoing dream or movie for like 15 years or so, so thats pretty cool.

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  34. Juliet Colletta

    March 25, 2020 7:01 pm

    WELL the best thing about lucid dreaming is flying. I can always somehow manage to levitate and float like how i'd imagine weightlessness in space and its absolutely the most wonderful thing there is and it all happened in my dream

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  35. Tony Georgiou

    March 25, 2020 7:17 pm

    Yo you changed the title!? Yesterday this was called, “I learned how to control my dreams “ now lucid dreams.

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  36. anton68

    March 25, 2020 7:33 pm

    Just got myself a book about lucid dreaming yesterday and in the morning I saw your video. What a great timing!

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  37. Javierbc

    March 25, 2020 7:47 pm

    MY EXPERIENCE AND MY ADVICES

    I was 2 lucid dreams together, one of the was diving on the bottom of my grandparents's pool, I needed some time to noticed that I was lucid-dreaming, bc I feel strange, and when I notice of it, I become to do crazy things like control the water, change is colour, do backflips, and see my uncles with me there…the second just after them, was so more emotional and purple-aestethic-fantastic, but I don't remember how It was, just the sensation,…

    My Advices:
    My lucid dreaming was in naps
    But you can set your alarm at 5AM and just turn it down and try to imagine things in your head into you fall to sleep again, you'll rise the possibilies to have dreams that you could remember and of course more probability of lucid dreams too.
    Sleep in a dry and cold place is very important
    Write down all your dreams, and read it twice a week.
    Focus in feel your body practising meditation in the day, it is SOOOOO MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHER ADVICES
    Take acetylcholine, it is one of the most important notroopics to get the right brain impulses for lucid dreaming state.
    Practise SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE to make tangible the place that you should imagine in your mind in all perspectives and details, these place was when lucid dreaming occurs.

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  38. Bryant Lopez

    March 25, 2020 7:49 pm

    After watching this video yesterday, I literally had a lucid dream last night and it was epic! I remembered about Matt trying to smash a cake and I did! My placebo effect and memory must’ve been very high 😂

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  39. Gurjot Chadha

    March 25, 2020 7:52 pm

    A yogi is awake while he sleeps, and sleeps in his wakefulness !!!
    If you can just manage to sleep consciously wonderful things can happen to you ~ SADHGURU

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  40. Rafaele Andrade

    March 25, 2020 7:55 pm

    I think experiences like that need a lot of time (years), but just keeping trying! You'll smash your cake soon 🙂

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  41. Washington Moledo F. Filho

    March 25, 2020 8:05 pm

    I once dreamed that I was in a kind of super tech lab, and someone explained how to use the principle of vibration (Hermeticism). Then, to demonstrate this, they turned on devices that made me feel a very strong vibration. When I felt this I realized that I was in a dream and I started trying to levitate, and I did. I levitated throughout the laboratory and I felt very very happy. So I thought about using my cell phone to film myself levitating. I woke up.

    I tried astral projection for years to read books and study like Dr. Strange in the movie. I did not get it yet.

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  42. JuuJuuby10

    March 25, 2020 8:06 pm

    When I was a child I used to have night terrors and one of my worst nightmares ended with someone pushing me over a ledge and me falling indefinitely. One night I remember feeling my bed under me as I was falling and thinking "oh, I'm dreaming, not really falling." I consciously stopped falling and then I was curious to see what was at the bottom, so I let myself fall again. Best feeling ever!

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  43. Jheri Engdahl Malm

    March 25, 2020 8:15 pm

    I have lucid dreams and had an OBE. The out of body experience was totally wild and doesn’t even remotely feel like a lucid dream. I can tell I am in a dream when I jump and I can fly.

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  44. Vivir Andando

    March 25, 2020 8:16 pm

    Well, this certainly explains why we dream after we get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night!!! I(Veronica)'m very used to lucid dreaming but I can't necessarily control every little detail which frustrates me in my dreamland. One time I got so into it I kept dreaming myself in a film director's chair pausing and playing the dream. This is before becoming a video creator. I could stop the action at any moment and call out details that weren't going according to my plan. If I'm scared I can remind myself it's a dream and start turning the scary things into funny things. If I'm actually enjoying myself in a guilty pleasure sort of way I try to push away the guilt by reminding myself it's just a dream. Sometimes I can push it further and have fun, sometimes the guilt is too much and I change the dynamic. 😬 Does this mean I'm not exactly resting and my mind won't release control? I'm not sure how healthy this is, but it's fun.

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  45. Holy Ravioli

    March 25, 2020 8:19 pm

    Dreams make me feel stupid because every-time i move in a dream theirs motion blur which led me to the conclusion that my brains too slow to figure out movement so it fills in the gaps with bullshit.
    Also i only have dreams like once or twice a year which does not give me hope for my imagination.
    Also Also they make no fucking sense, my last dream was of a murderous teleporting boot that verbally swore vengeance on humanity and was deeply invested in his real estate portfolio.

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  46. Gabiche

    March 25, 2020 8:19 pm

    I had several lucid dreams before. The trick I always use to remember I'm asleep inside my dreams, is by counting my fingers. I always have more (or less) than 5 fingers on my hand, and then I realize I'm lucid. I remember once when I became lucid, I started flying in my room on purpose and flew to the place where I keep my perfume. And I remember looking at those bottles and being fascinated how good my brain could copy exactly the real bottles of perfume into detail in my dream. Oh, and I had tons of sex with my celebrity crushes. It's nice to have full control of your dreams.

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  47. Adven Christover XP

    March 25, 2020 8:25 pm

    I am lucid dreamer since I'm at middle school till now, but when you have lucid dream it doesn't mean you didn't have a nightmare. You can just make it not so bad like flying away from danger or kill that person who chasing you with your own hand. But it still nightmare, you can't change it. But lucky, you can have and make some superpower for yourself

    Sorry for my bad english and my poor grammar, english is not my native language

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  48. Ashley Sammet

    March 25, 2020 8:28 pm

    I taught myself to lucid dream and have them pretty often. Its definitely one of the coolest things I've taught myself to do

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  49. Fatima Zahra Vlogs

    March 25, 2020 8:51 pm

    I have been thinking about lucid dreams and practicing them for this past month, seeing this brought me joy

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  50. Laura Aguilar

    March 25, 2020 9:04 pm

    I can only realize I am dreaming when I am having nightmares. I don’t even know how I realize it but in the dream I tell myself “You’re dreaming, you’re dreaming” and then the dream will end. I never knew that was called Lucid Dreaming. There is one reoccurring nightmare though, where I’m driving and I can’t control the car. Either the breaks don’t work, or I can’t reach the breaks to slow the car down or sometimes I’m sleeping at the wheel. That one I can never wake up from. So strange!

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  51. Vaibhav 321

    March 25, 2020 9:10 pm

    Actually controlling a dream is possible .
    I am able to control my dream almost everyday but will not remember my dream once I wake up.
    I can do almost every night only iff I realise that I am dreaming while still dreaming.
    It's like I am conscious of my actions while I am unconscious

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  52. Fredrik Nygren

    March 25, 2020 9:20 pm

    3 weeks?!? This is the stuff you do for years! Definitely chapter 1 please do a follow up.

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