As a hobby astronomer, I particularly enjoy stargazing, eagerly awaiting a shooting star to appear from nowhere, leaving a short-lived glowing tail in the starry sky.
In this context, I hope to inspire the LDE readers with the following ‘celestial’ lucid dreaming method they could preferably apply during one of the upcoming major meteor showers in November (the Leonids) and December (the Geminids).
A previous starlit dream where I suddenly spotted two stars falling in quick succession after several nights of stargazing in the waking state eventually gave birth to the ‘COLD’ technique I developed this summer during the observation of the Perseids. Grounded in the core principles of mindfulness, this technique mostly results in dream-induced lucid dreaming and comprises the following steps:
Based on my own experiences, one of the most beneficial advantages of the COLD technique is its aspect of playfulness. Being a lucid dreaming enthusiast, I occasionally try to infuse my favorite pastimes with lucidity related activities to enhance the chance of experiencing a lucid dream and to avoid rigidity and doggedness in my practice at the same time. Stargazing also reminds me of the importance of being patient and not to take (celestial) events for granted which also contributes to a healthy attitude towards lucid dreaming; resolving struggling or the defiance to accept your current abilities/results as they are at the present moment.
By literally elevating your lucid dreaming practice with the method outlined above you might, for instance, overcome a lucid dreaming drought or remember the sheer beauty of our universe.
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