Note: Yes the website is called "Botanical Guides". I do like to write about related topics. Lucid dreaming is related to ethnobotany in the sense that certain ethnobotanicals have been used to help induce lucid, vivid and even prophetic dreams[oneirogens]. Botanicals, and Lucid Dreaming are both used by individuals who are seeking biological evolution and optimization.
Ayahuasca, Iboga, Khat, Etc!
Why is it important to take control of your own mind? Well, if you don't use your mind, others will find ways to do so. We live in a world filled with deception and manipulation. There are a lot more forces at work on your mind than you yourself are aware of. Advertisers, politicians, and the rest of the diabolical corporate world has found ways to plant suggestions, ideas, and behaviors into the minds of the masses. Living a life of consistent lucidity can free your mind of such influences, and enable a kinder, happier life for all of us.
Ayahuasca, Iboga, Khat, Etc!
Our Minds Absorb Information
When I first began lucid dreaming, I discovered that things I encountered throughout the day often had an impact on my dreams. I noticed that if I watched a certain TV show enough, the characters from those shows would then enter my dreams. This was conclusive proof to me that my mind could be influenced by others, and especially TV. If a make believe character could come to life in my minds eye while i'm sleeping, then what else has been planted into my unconscious, and subconscious, without my permission or knowledge?
Programming Your Unconscious Mind
I found this realization very exciting and even empowering. With the mind-set of being my own scientist to my own life, I decided to utilize this information to my advantage. I would then make it a mission to program and plant my own suggestions into my unconscious mind. The first thing I began to practice was a basic technique which works by creating memories that I like to call, "dream indicators". This works by utilizing the ability to remember. By using repetition you then wire an idea into your mind. This is the same way we all learned our alphabet. These dream indicators will present their selves to you while you are sleeping. It will take time, practice, and consistency for success. These "indicators" will allow you to become lucid in your dreams.
My first dream indicator project used nothing but a stack of post-it notes and a pen. I would then write on each one of the post-it notes a message to my unconscious mind. The message read, "Note to self: check to see if you're dreaming!!" By writing this over and over, a memory is created. These memories will eventually appear in your dreams. You can use other objects too. Any object that you can associate with the idea "hello, you're dreaming!" will work. When you see the object, you ask yourself the question, "am I
dreaming?" and thus the object becomes a tool to program neuropathways ( memories ) into your mind. Certain plants and seeds have been used in oneirogenic ways throughout history. One such botanical is the African Dream Herb.
Be creative with this. There is no limit to how far this method can go. I also like to keep a dream neuropathway book. This book is separate from my dream journal. Its sole purpose is to create neuropathways to influence my dreams. This has often been referred to as "incubation". Over time, you can help design your own dreams like an artist with a paint brush. Is there something you would like to learn about yourself? Write the question down
in your neuropathway notebook. Write the question and follow it with an affirmation statement like, "Tonight I will find my answer". Go over these neuropathway statements a few times every night and every morning to wire them into your brain.
In your progression towards waking and sleeping lucidity, you will be more familiar with subliminal messages aimed towards your various levels of consciousness. You will gain the ability to effectively recognize these mental manipulation attemps while they are taking place. You will grow stronger mentally and physically. You will own your brain. No one else will be allowed to influence you. Welcome to lucidity, welcome to freedom.
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