Dream signs are events, places, characters, or even specific emotions that reoccur in your dreams. Each person has their own unique signs that help them realize when they are dreaming.
Knowing them can be the difference between having a Dream Induced Lucid Dream (DILD) or just a regular dream. So how do you find out what your signs are?
We've all had dreams about being around celebrities, seeing deceased loved ones, or hanging out with old friends who we don't see anymore.
I often dream about friends and family from my hometown. Since I now live 1,000 miles away and only visit 1-2 times a year, "seeing" them has induced many lucid dreams for me.
If you notice that your dreams contain people or characters like this, make a note. Seeing them can be highly unlikely or even impossible in real life.
The next time you catch yourself bowling with the Pope, tell yourself that you're probably dreaming!
What locations do you dream about? Are they familiar or unfamiliar?
Here are some that you should take note of:
I once had a dream that I pulled a retainer out of my mouth to show a friend. When I pulled it out, I looked at it and thought "Hey, I don't have a retainer." This triggered my lucidity and I shouted "this is a dream!"
Have you had a dream with something that didn't belong? Maybe there was a jacuzzi in your kitchen, or a friend was wearing an eye patch, or your car was a different color.
Look through your dream journal to find objects that should have made you realize that you were dreaming.
We often have our dreams in the settings of familiar events, such as:
Note these common dream occurrences. If you get the feeling that what you are doing has happened before, it might be wise to do a reality check.
The most common recurring emotion that we experience in our dreams is fear. This originates from stress and often manifests in the form of nightmares.
Getting chased by someone, being naked in public, losing our hair and teeth, and falling are all common nightmares...and we've all experienced them. If you find yourself having the same nightmare over and over again, it's time to take control.
A nightmare actually helped me have my very first lucid dream. When I was 10, I had nightmares about being surrounded by an indigenous tribe that lived in my backyard. They labeled me as an outsider and would intimidate me, night after night. It wasn't until about the fourth time that I finally realized it wasn't real, and I became lucid for the first time in my life.
Over the years I have found that nightmares are often the best dream signs for these two reasons:
This combination seems to heighten the dream experience and increase awareness.
If you realize that you are in a nightmare, you have the ability to confront your fear and transform it into a blissful fantasy.Home › How to Lucid Dream › Dream Signs