Our latest video exploring the importance of prospective memory to enhance lucid dreaming training:
Hello Everyone, I'm Daniel Love, The Lucid Guide.
Today we're going to explore the future, and how being able to remember it will give you astounding abilities - such as being able to travel in time, explore space, and take control of natures very own virtual reality.
So this may all sound too good to be true, but this isn't magic, this is science, and by watching this video you'll be a step closer to a genuinely amazing ability.
But before we start, I'd like to set you your very own future memory challenge. Consider it part of the training, so here's your task...
Throughout the video, you'll see this image appear three times. When it appears, your challenge is: to remember to perform the following tasks. On the first appearance, click the like button, on the second, leave a comment, and for the third, subscribe to the channel if you haven't done so already. This isn't a gimmick it's a test of your future memory abilities (although you'll also be helping the channel).
Most people's future memory is rather poor, and will miss at least one of the cues.
So, let's see how well you do and I'll explain why this memory practice is important throughout the video.
This ability to remember to do something in the future is known as prospective memory.
By harnessing the power of the human minds memory systems you can unlock latent psychological abilities. Namely, lucid dreaming.
Lucid dreaming, for those of you who aren't aware, is the ability to wake up and to become aware within your dreams - to know that you are dreaming, while dreaming. It's what this channel is all about. A lucid dream offers you the ability to control your dreams and to dream whatever you wish.
Prospective memory is a core component to lucid dream training. As to wake up within a dream, one must first remember to question whether one is dreaming.
During our waking hours, we generally become a little lazy with prospective memory - we outsource this skill to technology - either by programming a reminder on our phone or by writing lists or notes.
This is really bad news for those who want to learn to lucid dream, as of course, you cannot carry a physical reminder into the dream world. Indeed, if you want to become a lucid dreamer, you really must start to use and develop your memory. So ditch the external reminders where possible.
By practising and developing our skills of prospective memory during our waking hours, we build the mental muscles required to wake up within our dreams.
Using future memory for lucid dreaming is easy, the process uses the same parts of the brain used when setting your internal alarm clock, on those days when you need to get up at a certain time.
Most of us have had the experience, usually prior to an important event, when you retire to bed and tell yourself that you need to wake up at a specific time. As if by magic, we often discover that in the morning we wake up moments before our physical alarm clock goes off. This isn't magic, this is utilizing the areas of the brain responsible for prospective memory - which, fortunately for us, doesn't seem to go offline when we sleep.
To use future memory for lucid dreaming, the only difference is that when you retire to bed, or during a brief awakening in the night, you'll set the intention to wake up within your dreams. You'll ask your mind to remind you, in the near future, to question if you are dreaming.
Continued practice of prospective memory during your waking hours, and by using this simple technique at night, you'll greatly increase the frequency of your lucid dreams. You'll also become far more self-reliant and aware in your waking hours.
Of course, there is a lot more to lucid dreaming than this one technique - so if you'd like to learn many more skills, pop over to our website at www.thelucidguide.com, where you'll find plenty of free resources and details of my bestselling lucid dreaming guidebook, Are You Dreaming?. Also be sure to subscribe to the channel for more free content.
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So, that's it for today. Let me know how you got on with the future memory challenge in comments below. Remember, practice your prospective memory - and you'll open the doors of your mind and from there onward, you'll have access to the unlimited potential and amazing experience of lucid dreaming.
I'm Daniel Love, The Lucid Guide, and until next time, Sweet Dreams!