Lucid dreaming is easy. Despite contrary opinions, the worst thing you can do is think that it is hard. If you do, it will be. Lucid dreaming is one of those quirky things in life that as expectation goes, reality follows. Say you want to meet someone in a lucid dream. You need to expect them to show up. Is that best my saying “Rico, appear!?” Not really. That doesn’t work for me and according to the expert, Dr. Stephen LaBerge, it doesn’t work for most people.
Instead, when attending one of his lectures at Stanford, he told me the best way to meet someone is to connect a story from the current dream scenario. If I want to meet my friend Rico, it might look something like this. Say I am dreaming I’m at my house in Mountain View. I become lucid and then remember my dream task to meet my friend. I might think, “I’m in Mountain View and Rico is planning to come over to my house soon. I bet if I open the front door, he’ll be there.” Or say I become lucid and find myself at work. I might say in the dream, “Hey, I’m in Mountain View, it wouldn’t surprise me if Rico were right around the corner.” This has worked far better for me than anything else. Thanks, Stephen.