Have you ever had a dream in which you had super powers? Maybe you could fly, or run really fast. Maybe you had a dream where you were super strong, or invincible. If you've ever had a dream like that, then you know that having super powers in dreams is an incredible and exhilarating experience. When you wake up and find out that you no longer have super powers, it can be a devastating loss. I'm going to share a special way you can at least look forward to regaining your powers in future dreams.
Before we learn the technique to give ourselves dream powers, let's look at nightmares. Have you ever had a dream where a monster was chasing you, and you wanted to get away, but you couldn't move? Maybe you tried to run as fast as you could, but when you looked down, you could see that your legs were barely budging. Many of us have had dreams in which we feel powerless, and completely incapable of saving the day (or night).
How are nightmares different from super power dreams? Here's an easy difference. In a super dream, you feel powerful. In a nightmare, you feel scared and helpless. I've realized that when I'm awake during the day, my attitude and feelings will usually have an impact on the content of my dreams. If I get stressed out by some huge, looming problem, and can't resolve it before bed, my dreams will usually reflect that, and I'll feel powerless. However, when things are going great during the day, and I feel on top of the world, capable of anything, that's when super powers can kick in during dreams. I also learned that even when nightmares strike, if I maintain a certain mindset in the dream, I can usually prevent the feeling of being helpless and stuck in the mud.
So here's my special technique for gaining super powers when you're dreaming. You have to learn to feel as powerful as possible. In the dream world, anything really is possible, so it's easy to believe that you're omnipotent when dreaming. After all, a dream is basically just a personal simulation, designed by you, for you. You're in control. It's like playing a video game that you can reprogram at will. All you have to do is believe in yourself and your ability to do whatever you want. I used to do this only after recognizing that I was dreaming, but in some later dreams, I could skip the, "This is a dream," step and immediately jump to, "I can fly!"
This technique also comes in handy when times are rough and your dreams reflect the difficulty of your immediate waking moments. In the middle of a nightmare, when you are being pursued or weighed down by bad things, all you have to do is believe in yourself, and feel that same aura of pure power envelop your entire being and emanate outward. When you do this, your opposition in the nightmare will be lessened from all-powerful to a simpler, easier challenge. In some bad dreams, this technique has allowed me to at least battle without giving up, until I finally wake up, knowing I never surrendered. It's an incredible feeling not to be dominated by a bad dream. In other bad dreams, the technique allowed me to turn the nightmare into a fantastic adventure.
There's also another simple trick you can use to give yourself more powerful and upbeat dreams. When you're in bed, ready to fall asleep, what do you think about? I've found that thinking about how bad things are can give me bad dreams. At one point, I had gotten so used to dwelling on the negative aspects of situations that it had become a solid mental habit. I caught myself one night and realized most of my thoughts were unpleasant. Some were like, "That's no good. I don't like that. How terrible." Maybe you've had similar thoughts before sleeping. Well, I knew that I could reframe my perceptions, and put a positive spin on things, even though my negative-thinking habit had already been established. It took some effort, but that night I forced myself to think positive thoughts. "That's no good -- wait, if I look at it this way, it's not so bad. In fact, it's good for these other reasons! And that other thing is great because..." As I drifted off to sleep, I felt more positive than usual, and had one of the brightest, most uplifting dreams of my life. I flew over sandy beaches and saw a glorious sunrise, golden clouds -- the works. It was all thanks to positive thought.
So to recap, here are the two techniques that you can use to give yourself super powers in dreams:
1. Recognize your unlimited potential to shape a dream, and feel infinite power flow out of you. You're in control. You're the master of your domain, the dream.
2. Think positive thoughts before bed and as you fall asleep.
These techniques are really just ways to empower your dreaming self (which will also spill over to help your waking self). Once you can do that, you should be able to manifest your favorite super powers with only a little practice. Good luck, and pleasant dreams!