Many of us have artistic passions we are interested in pursuing, but aren’t, due to a number of reasons. Whether it’s because we don’t have time, or just don’t have the skills or funds to do so, our artistic passions define who we really are inside and it is very important that we at least try to practice them as much as we can. But with very busy schedules, limited energy, and controlled funds, how can we do so? The answer is within us, literally: through lucid dreams and binaural beats!
What are lucid dreams? Binaural beats?
Lucid dreams are dreams where the dreamer is fully aware and in control of their dream. We have discussed this numerous times before, and have many guides that can help, which you can find in our blog. But the most important thing that you need to know about lucid dreams is that the experience feels very, very real and that whatever the dreamer feels inside the dream translates to real life, in one form or another.
Binaural beats are a form of brainwave entertainment and sound/music therapy that stimulates certain brainwave patterns that have different benefits for the mind and body, ranging from creativity to memory, to focus, to proper bodily healing, and everything in between. Listening to binaural beats on a regular basis will constantly give these benefits and improve both the mind and the body’s capabilities.
How does it work for artistry?
We have previously discussed what lucid dreaming and binaural beats do for athletic performance and losing weight in previous posts. How it works, is that lucid dreaming allows the dreamer to create a dream wherein they are able to do a specific set of movements, whether it be a basketball jump shot or simply running or controlling their diet and appetite, with binaural beats stimulating specific brainwaves to reinforce what they have done in the dream.
The same works for artistic passions, although there are slight differences that need to be done in order to focus more on the creativity and out-of-the-box thinking that are required for artistic pursuits like painting, sculpting, dancing, singing, and many others.
How to get started
While there are various ways to approach this, lucid dreaming to pursue your artistic passions have basic general steps that need to be followed in order for it to work.
1. Visualize and set your intent early – As the day starts, reinforce the idea that in the night to follow, you will lucid dream and pursue an artistic passion. This is important as it conditions the mind to work towards this goal for many hours before you actually sleep. Visualize exactly what you want to work on; for example, if you wish to improve your ability to paint, think of painting amazing works on canvas, or draw inspiration from your favorite painters by remembering their work. Keep these things in mind the whole day.
2. Create a foundation – when you can afford the time, it is good to create a foundation, where you can start your work from in your lucid dream. Depending on the art you wish to pursue, this can be done while you work, or during your lunch break, or even before heading to bed. A foundation is a piece of art you can recall during the dream and work from, like a sketch on a piece of paper, or a basic tune to a song, or the first stanza of a poem, or even just a piece of clay you have started to shape with your hands. Once you have this, keep it with you and remember to place it beside the bed when you sleep.
3. Prepare the room – to improve your chances at lucidity, it is important to prepare your room properly for lucid dreaming. Our guide to doing this can be found here. But what can be done in addition to the tips we have already provided, is to place your artistic paraphernalia in the room as well. For example, painters and illustrators can have a blank canvas, a palette, and even the faint smell of some paint present to help stimulate the dream as you sleep. Musical instruments, pencils, and papers, books on poetry, hammers, and chisels, all of these can help by stimulating the subconscious as you prepare to sleep. And of course, your foundation should be present as well.
4. Execute reality checks – once you are dreaming, remember to perform your reality checks. A guide to doing this can be found here. Another thing you can check is your foundation! Look or try to recall that work you made prior, and see if you actually can, and if you do, is it distorted, or not as you remember it? If so, this is a sign that you are asleep and dreaming, and can now enter lucidity.
5. Pursue your passion – now in control of your dream, you can begin. At this point, you can begin to pursue your artistic passion. If you can remember your foundation, you can try to recreate that in your dream, make it better or build on top of it. If not, you can just create a new work of art, limited only by your imagination. Remember, in the lucid dream, there are no mistakes, and whatever your mind conjures up is something that will benefit your skills and abilities. But one thing you should remember is that you should do the art you wish while lucid dreaming! If it’s painting, then paint. If it’s music, then compose and hear the tunes. The possibilities are endless.
6. Record everything – when you wake up, do not forget to record your artistic work in your lucid dream journal as soon as you can. And this is beyond just words (unless your artistic passion is writing!) Draw it, play and record it with your musical instrument, write the stanzas down. You’ll be amazed by what is produced!
Do this on a regular basis and very surely your artistic abilities will improve and make you a better and more confident artist! Oh, and one last thing. A binaural beats track for lucid dreaming is very, very useful, as our new track, Float High – Lucid Dream Enhancement Music:
Feel bliss and tranquility as you journey through your dreamscapes tonight. Using a complex series of binaural beat and isochronic tone frequencies, we have divided this music track into four parts. The first part will bring you into a state of deep relaxation, creative inspiration for imagery that you will use for your dreams, and introductory frequencies to help trigger lucid dreams. The second part starts in the Theta range and drops slowly down to the Delta, where deep sleep and lucid dream frequencies can be found. Here, you will have decreased awareness of the physical world and can give an awake awareness to your subconsciousness. The third and fourth parts will continue to flow up and down these Theta and Delta ranges, but focusing more on enhanced inner awareness and easy access to inner resources that will help create the dreamscape. On a spiritual level, these will help you seek inner peace and self-renewal.
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