This is my small effort to advance the Natural Science of hypnosis and lucid dreaming. This is a beta version. It focuses on reinforcing the art of lucid dreaming.
# Intro to Session
Hello and welcome to No Lies Please Hypnosis for Lucid Dreaming. This session is designed to get you familiar with both hypnosis and lucid dreaming, which is the art of being aware and controlling your dreams while you are having them. This recording is meant to be listened to in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Listen carefully and have fun because we all dream when we sleep and we can all become lucid.
# Intro to Lucid Dreaming
Lucid dreaming is an amazing skill. Did you know that you can become aware inside your dreams? It’s a skill that is tremendously fun because instead of being the actor, you’re actually the director of the dream. You decide what happens. You can fly, shapeshift, talk to anyone you can imagine and it will be just as real as normal, waking life. These powers are yours for the taking as you practice the techniques and become aware while you are dreaming.
There are three parts of lucid dreaming that can be reinforced with hypnosis: before the dream, during the dream, and after the dream. You can use hypnosis to reinforce both reality testing and dream incubation before the dream. You can use hypnosis to help you with your superpowers and stabilizing techniques during the dream. And you can use it to increase your dream recall and make dream journaling more fun.
# Intro to Hypnosis
So, what is hypnosis? Well, hypnosis is a natural experience of focused imagination. Any time you’re visualizing a specific future you’re using hypnosis. If you imagine yourself performing an activity over and over it actually does make it easier and it feels more natural. For instance, imagine that you’re going to run a race. Imagine what it’s like for each foot to hit the hard ground as you speed down the track, moving each muscle just the right way. Every time you visualize this process your body naturally picks up on how exactly it should move in the real race. Your imagination is tuning your body. Hypnosis improves with practice and good hypnosis makes it easy to imagine automatic changes, and so they happen.
The conscious mind thinks sequentially such as abc 123. However, the unconscious mind thinks holistically and sees everything all at once. It sees the big picture. What I do as a hypnotist is paint a picture for your unconscious mind to work with.
Hypnosis is not sleep and you can’t get stuck in hypnosis. You will automatically leave it if you need to. You will have a clear memory of this session and you will be fully aware and focused during it. Hypnosis is powered by your automatic imagination so if I ask you to imagine something, imagine it to the best of your ability. If I ask you to feel something, find that feeling within yourself and experience it as if it’s really happening. That will make the hypnotic session work for you.
# Doors Induction
If you’re ready to begin, go ahead and make yourself comfortable. In order to focus your imagination, it helps to close your eyes. Start by imagining an inward swinging door. This is a big door, but not much bigger than a regular door. All you have to do to go through it is just push it open, but don’t go through it yet. On the other side of this door, imagine that there’s a big room and in this room is blissful, positive emotions. Imagine that room filled with positive feelings of peace and contentment and love and imagine what it’s going to feel like when you walk through that door and go into that blissful room. It’s going to feel great to push aside that door and walk into that room. Imagine how amazing it’s going to feel. Let yourself feel that. You’re going to love this feeling. Are you ready? Imagine pushing open the door and walking into that room now, noticing with each breath you take that the feeling rolls over you. You feel great. You might say to yourself, “I love this feeling.”
The door you just walked through was special. It’s locked behind you, now. Now you’re stuck in this room where you’re feeling this peace and waves of love and contentment wash over you. Just let them wash over you as you focus on my voice. Feel what it’s like for that voice in your head to quiet down and let you experience something interesting and fun. Go ahead and nod when you understand and accept this. Nod your head when you understand you’re about to experience hypnosis, one of the most powerful behavioral technologies there is.
Now notice that there is another big door up ahead. Beyond this door is another room. Imagine in this room it’s easier and easier to focus on my voice and let go for a while. Imagine in this room that you find it even easier to visualize what I’m asking you to visualize. Now, go up to that door, the entrance to that room. Put your hand on the door, and push it open. Feel as it gets even easier to concentrate on my voice and do as I say. Be in the room that makes it easy to focus. Notice again that the door behind you has locked. There’s no way to get it open. For a time you’re stuck with a focused imagination and this intense peaceful feeling. Let all your concerns be washed away. Let that voice in your head quiet down and pay attention to what I say.
Take a deep breath now (breathe). Make yourself comfortable. If you need to move to get comfortable, that’s just fine. Your mind will still be focused on my voice. Go ahead and close your eyes if they aren’t already. That will make it easier to imagine and concentrate on my voice. With each breath you take find it easier to imagine in greater detail what I’m asking you to imagine. You find this fun and easy to do, as you just relax and listen to my voice. You’re going to do something really cool and fascinating.
Imagine there is one last door in front of you. In this last room are even more powerful emotions of happiness and serenity and love. When you pass through this last door you’ll find yourself being washed with great waves of comfort and contentment. You might say to yourself, “I feel great.” Now, push aside this last door, walk into the room, noticing the overwhelming positivity in this room. Remember that the door has locked behind you. Now you’re finding it easy to concentrate and to imagine what I’m telling you to imagine. With each breath you take you notice the peacefulness embedding itself in your personality. Feel what it’s like to be more joyful and happy.
Now, concentrate on my voice and feel how everything I say is instantly and easily accepted as true. Notice how quiet your inner voice is and how simple it is to follow my instructions. Every sound you hear, both inside and out, makes it easier to concentrate on my voice. Everything you feel, both inside and out, helps you to follow my instructions. It’s as if everything I say is going deep into your unconscious mind and is processed automatically for your own benefit. Feel what it’s like to have a focused imagination, easily following the pictures I paint and filling in the details with your unconscious mind. You can imagine anything you need to imagine, easily and simply. Starting right now, with every breath you take you’ll go deeper and deeper inside your own mind, and the deeper you go, the better you feel, and the better you feel, the deeper you go. That’s right. You enjoy the feeling of a concentrated mind. You enjoy being hypnotized. You’re discovering hypnosis is fun and helpful. You’re good at hypnosis and you enjoy these sensations.”
# Before Dreaming
## Reality Checking
Now we’re going to start talking about hypnosis applied to lucid dreaming. You can use hypnosis to help you before you sleep by helping you reality check and by helping you enjoy and have vivid dream incubation sessions. Reality checking is a test to see if you are awake or asleep. What you do is ask “Am I dreaming?” and try to push your finger through your hand while willing it to go through. Will that finger to go through your hand, and if you’re dreaming, you’ll find it effortlessly pass through. This will cause you to become lucid. Because you’re lucid, you’ll remember to stay calm and focused on the dream.
We’re going to install a posthypnotic trigger now. This trigger is going to help you become lucid, so you want it. Every time you walk through a specific doorway, find yourself performing a reality check. Imagine a doorway you’re familiar with, that you want to have this trigger apply to. Visualize walking through this familiar doorway. Imagine that feeling of remembering to reality check pop into your head. You’ll ask yourself “Am I dreaming?” and then perform this finger-through-hand reality check. Every time you listen to this session and visualize going through that doorway, this trigger becomes more deeply embedded. This is going to help you have amazing adventures when you are dreaming, so you want this trigger. You enjoy asking yourself if you are dreaming and you enjoy performing a reality check. This is an important part of the skill of lucid dreaming.
Every time you perform a reality check you make it more likely that you’ll do it in a dream. You’ll do it so frequently that you will do it in your dreams. You want the question to pop into your head whenever you pass through doorways, and you enjoy performing the finger-through-hand reality check. Each one brings you that much closer to an amazing lucid adventure. Feel that desire surge in you. You will do this, both while you’re dreaming and while you’re awake. This is completely natural for you.
Also, you’ll notice anything bizarre in your dreams. You’ll notice anything unusual in your surroundings. If it seems like something is odd or out of place, like a person is misshapen or an object is different that it should be, you will remember to perform a reality check. If it seems like you’re doing something that doesn’t seem like normal life, you’ll perform a reality check. You’ll try to push your finger through your hand while willing it to go through. If you will it to go through, in a dream, it will go through. This is how you’ll know that you’re dreaming.
## Dream Incubabtion
Another thing that you’re going to do when you’re drifting off at night is dream incubation. You’re going to conjure a specific dream and cultivate that dream night after night so that when you become lucid you have a place to go. You’ll be able to snap your fingers and go instantly to this place if you’ve cultivated it night after night. By cultivating and incubating one special dream, over and over, you make it much more likely that you will have this dream. When you have this dream, you’ll remember that it is a dream, and you’ll become lucid in it. You will remember to perform a reality check, in case you’re unsure.
Imagine what it’s like to be in this incubated dreamworld, to feel, and see, and smell, and hear the world around you. You can use every sense you have. Lucid dream incubation is a very powerful technique. Imagine what it feels like to have this desire come over you, that desire to feel the dreamworld, to experience the dreamworld fully, night after night. Incubate this dream as you drift off to sleep. Imagine what it’s like to incubate the dream, every night, until you achieve lucidity in it. Feel it happening to you.
As you fall asleep, remember that you have the intention to lucid dream. You might say to yourself, “The next image I see is a dream.” You want to have a lucid dream. You expect to have a lucid dream. You are going to incubate a dream by fully experiencing what it’s like to be in that dream. You will be fully lucid in this dream. You will focus all your senses on the dream you most want to have. You’ll smell, taste, touch, hear, and see what you want to feel. Imagine what it’s like to have that desire to feel every aspect of the dream. Feel that desire coming over you, automatically. You enjoy immersing yourself in the dreamworld.
If you become lucid in a dream that’s not your cultivated dream, remember that you can form the image of your special dream in your mind. Then you can snap your fingures and you’ll be teleported to your incubated dream. Remember that you can do this. You can just picture where you want to be, and you’ll appear there after you snap your fingers. You’ll appear where you want to be, as if you were teleported there. Practice feeling this emotion of instant travel and being where you desire to be. If you have a strong intention to be somewhere while dreaming, you will instantly find yourself there.
# During Lucidity
## Hand Examination
When you become lucid you’re going to perform some more techniques to stabilize your dream and give you power over the dream world. First you’ll relax and focus on your dream. Feel what it’s like to have performed a reality check and suddenly realize you are dreaming. You will remain calm and stable. You will be steady as you focus and begin to examine your hands. This hand examination will stabilize your dream. Look at your hands. Notice them. Notice the wrinkles and the lines, notice the fingers and the shapes. This will help you to stabilize the dream. Imagine what it feels like to automatically examine your hands when you become lucid. You’ll suddenly remember to look down at your hands and carefully watch them as the dream stabilizes. This hand examination causes you to stay in the dream longer, and you will maintain awareness that you are dreaming. Any time the dream seems to blur or fade you will instantly practice hand examination, because you really want to stabilize the dream. Feel what it’s like to really want to stabilize that dream after you become lucid and remember to use hand examinations after you do a reality check and confirm that you are dreaming.
## Verbal Commands
Another thing that you will do to help stabilize your lucid dream is use verbal commands. Imagine using verbal commands and saying out loud in the dream, “Stabilize now!” or “Focus now!” This intention will cause your dream to stabilize and you will stay asleep and continue dreaming. Imagine saying it. Feel what it’s like to say “Stabilize now!” just after doing the hand examination. Feel what it’s like to say “Focus now!” and see the world get sharper.
## Anchor to Dreamstate
After your dream is very stable, imagine feeling what it’s like to be anchored to it. You are going to anchor yourself in the dream in order to keep dreaming and lessen the chance of waking up. Feel the weight of the words as you say out loud, “Anchored in lucidity.” Now you are solidly stuck in the dream. Feel what it’s like to be anchored to the dream. Imagine an anchor connecting you with the dream. Feel what it’s like to be stuck to the dream, ready to begin your adventure. Any time the dream seems to be fading or blurring you will remember to use hand examinations, verbal commands, and anchoring to solidify your intention to keep dreaming.
## Establishing Control
To gain control over the dreamworld, believe you can do it. When you know and believe that something will happen, it will. You find it easy to have this power over your dream. Feel what it’s like to snap your fingers and have anything you intend to happen, happen. You find it easy to do anything you want to do. You will use the verbal command “I control this.” and you will then have total and complete control over your dream. You will remember this command “I control this.”. You have a desire to do something interesting with your powers, be they shapeshifting, flying, time travel, teleportation, or anything else that you can conceive. Imagine having this desire to use your powers creatively. You want to do something interesting with your powers. Feel that desire getting stronger and stronger. You want your powers to be useful to you. Imagine with each passing breath this desire to use your powers wisely is coming over you automatically. You will go on a grand adventure and thoroughly enjoy your dream. This is what you’ve been waiting for. Take a deep breath. (breath) Notice how great you feel. You greatly enjoy lucid dreaming and you find it easy to remember how to become lucid and stay lucid. You will remember your dream perfectly and you will have long, interesting dreams. Feel what it’s like to have long, detailed adventures. Enjoy it, you’ve earned it.
# After Dreaming
## Recall Dream
When you’re ready for the dream to be over, you’ll very gently awake. You’ll stay absolutely still and find it easy to recall each and every detail from your dream, even if it wasn’t lucid. Imagine what it’s like to come out of your dream, to be laying in your bed, and suddenly wake up. Imagine what it’s like to be able to put it back together in precise words. Feel that sensation of piecing your dream back together from the many details you remember. It’s like casting a net into a fertile ocean of dream memories. You’ll recall all of your dream. You want to remember your nightly adventures and so you will. Imagine that feeling of wanting to remember, and you will remember your dream.
## Record Dream
Keeping a dream journal is very very helpful in becoming lucid. You’ll feel a natural desire to record every dream in a dream journal. Recording the dream tells your unconscious mind that dreams are very important to you. This will cause you to become lucid more often. It also makes your dreams more vivid and easier to recall. You love where you dreams take you and it’s easy to dream journal. Feel that love of dream journaling pass through you on every level as you realize that you’re learning about yourself. Feel excited. You’ll enjoy recording your dreams. Imagine what it’s like to write down your dreams into a dream journal. Enjoy the realization that you are remembering events that really happened to you. This is a fantastic time to think about who you are as a person.
# Wake Up
## Enjoy Session
You enjoy hypnosis and lucid dreaming. You’ve enjoyed listening to this hypnotic session. The more you listen, the more you will enjoy it, and the more closely that you will pay attention. Every time you’ll discover new things and you will pay attention as if you were listening to it for the first time, even as it sinks deeper and deeper and sticks in your unconscious. You will desire to listen to this session over and over to solidify your lucid dreaming practice and experience more amazing fun. Feel that desire to want to listen overcome you because it’s going to help you have an amazing time. You find it easy to have a focused imagination and you enjoy this hypnotic session.
In a moment I am going to do a wakeup. If you’re about to go to sleep and don’t want a strong wakeup, end the session now. Otherwise, pay close attention. I’m going to count up to 5, and with each number you will feel more awake and refreshed, as if you’ve had an 8 hour sleep and a 3 hour massage. One, all relaxation leaving the body. Two, an amazing energy filling the body from every direction, to every cell and fiber of your being. Three, head up, taking a deep breath now (breathe), filling your lungs with life giving oxygen. Four, lungs are clear, throat is clear, sinuses are clear, head is clear, mind is clear and sharp. And FIVE (clap) WIDE AWAKE! Alert! Feeling fantastic and refreshed. You’re a great subject and hypnosis only gets easier for you. The more you cultivate the skills for hypnosis and lucid dreaming the happier you’ll become, and the better that you will treat people in your life. You’ll become more compassionate and find it easier to understand other people’s points of view. You’re a person of value and you have a lot to offer this world. I see many lucid dreams in your future! My name is Jesse Cummins. Visit my website at NoLiesPlease.com. Until next time, bye!