Have you had that moment of blissful slumber when your conscious mind interrupts with the epiphany: “Hey, I’m dreaming!” At that point, your excitement either wakes yourself up, or you are able to sustain the dream for a little bit of play time. But, what is really happening and does it have any real validity for us and our health?
When Lucid dreaming occurs, researchers are finding that our brain is in REM sleep and a medley of alpha, beta, gamma, and de-synchronized brain wave patterns. Gamma is the fastest /highest at 38-42 Hz and is associated with altruism and universal love. Alpha waves run between 8-12 Hz and Beta waves run 12.5 and 30 Hz. Alpha waves deal with mental coordination, calmness, alertness, and learning while Beta is associated with normal waking consciousness, focus and problem-solving. So, interestingly, during our active dreaming cycles, our brain waves are functioning like consciousness or, some may say, advanced consciousness.
Beyond the mere entertainment factors of being able to control your dreams, there is a more concrete application for our health and peace. Lucid dreaming provides a virtual playground to conquer our waking fears. Through coaching on relaxation practice, setting of intentions to lucid dream and how to deal with problems within a dream, clients have become empowered to conquer problems during their sleep and wake to refreshed confidence to carry through their conscious hours. It has been empowering for folks with Generalized Anxiety Disorder as well as PTSD.
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~This is the heart of the journey and you are worth it. <3