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How to control your dreams? Sleeping and dreaming are our biggest mysteries throughout human history. This phenomenon, which has a special place in all known cultures may have one of the biggest roles in shaping our civilization, culture, and future.
While sleeping, seeing dreams for some of them might be an ordinary routine but for some of them might be an extraordinary adventure. Seeing dreams as ‘conscious’ and gaining the ability to control dreams becomes more popular day by day. Among the extraordinary methods for controlling dreams, there are a lot of techniques such as meditation, visualization, and reality checks.
What is MILD technique?
Can you control your dreams? How to control dreams? Is it possible with mild technique lucid dreaming? You already have the ability to set and realize intentions effectively for the future. You use this memory format often in your daily routine for example calling someone back or when you remember to drop something in the mailbox. Mild method lucid dreaming is a prospective memory technique designed to help you identify and achieve the intention to remember that you are dreaming. Like mild technique, dream journaling also helps you remember your dreams. It helps you not only remember but also analyze them.
Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams that is short for MILD technique is known for activating lucid dream control with mnemonics in Turkish. When you fall asleep, you are focusing on the intention of controlling and remembering dreams what you are seeing.
Steps of the MILD Technique for Lucid Dreaming
The essence of mild lucid dreaming is simple, however, it also has its complexes. This section contains a few more tips to help you better understand and apply this practice overnight.
1. Remembering the Dream
This is the building block of controlling your dreams, in fact, remembering and recording dreams. This is significant for any mild lucid dreaming technique, but even more so for the MILD method. You must be doing this anyway, however, as a part of this technique, it is crucial.
2. Reality Check
Ask yourself, “Am I dreaming?” all day long. And try to separate with a simple physical movement whether you are awake or dreaming. This step is quite worth the time. And doing this without reality checks is also possible but doing this with them becomes more simple and more likely.
3. Lucid Affirmations
Tonight, when you are lying on the bed, make some lucid affirmations in your mind. The term for the Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams is coming from here. Later on, you program your dreams to be recalled to command into your memory.
4. Visualize Your Dream
Here is also the place of you can ‘create’ the dream that you want to have. Probably it is the best way of being mild lucid. However, apply this step when you feel relaxed deeply and when you feel you can fall asleep easily.
Imagine that you are back in a dream recently, but, this time you will experience the end in a different way. Imagine the scene clearly and in a detailed way as you can remember. Later on, you search for a dream sign. This is an unusual character who reveals that the dream is just a fantasy, a place, or an object; something that you cannot see in real life. After that say to yourself, “I am dreaming!”.
The MILD technique is one of the most effective techniques for lucid dreaming I think. Because it is hard to learn but after you learn that, it is easy to apply. Before the MILD technique, I was using a dream diary in order to write my dreams. So, I could remember them easily. I think it is essential for the MILD technique.