Have you ever had an experience wherein you wanted to recall something, in particular, a memory you know you had, but for some reason cannot? When you find yourself saying “it’s at the tip of my tongue” or “I know it but I can’t seem to remember right now”? That’s the mind being unable to tap into memory, whether because it’s a really old one, a memory deemed unimportant, or in some cases, subconsciously repressed due to trauma. Good or bad, these memories are still there, and can be unlocked with the use of lucid dreaming or self-hypnosis and the assistance of binaural beats.
How does it work?
Lucid dreaming gives us the capability to control what we experience in our sleep and allows us to tap into our subconscious. Self-hypnosis is very similar in terms of capability but has a different approach. Either way, using whatever method allows our mind to control what we see in our dreams, and in doing so, can give us the chance to revisit lost or long-forgotten memories.
Why should I do it?
This aspect of lucid dreaming is something that some people are wary of. To many, memories are forgotten or repressed for a reason, whether because it’s associated with a bad experience or trauma, or can result in a cascade of memories that will be unpleasant. But for most people, this isn’t the case, and there are many benefits to recalling lost or locked memories.
Have you ever wanted to relive a joyful memory with a loved one who passed on already? Do you want to re-experience the thrill of going on a vacation from long ago that is hard to do now? How about simply enhancing your work or studies by remembering skills and lessons from the past that can be useful with your current endeavors? These are all possible when lucid dreaming and using binaural beats.
Not only that, the process of memory recall with lucid dreaming and using binaural beats also enhances your conscious memory recall. Binaural beats that use the Beta Waves range which governs focus, memory, and recognition trains and conditions the brain to be able to consciously pull memories out of the mind’s memory banks at will, which improves your work, your ability to engage in conversations, and most importantly, the ability to retain, and then reuses, skills and knowledge acquired during the day.
Whether it’s for work, for reliving experiences, or simply just to improve your memory capabilities, using lucid dreaming and binaural beats for memory recall has a lot of benefits.
- Set up your room for lucid dreaming. We have discussed this process numerous times before, and the steps to do so can be followed here, and here. These steps are important to improve your chances to attain lucidity.
- Play a binaural beats track for memory enhancement or memory recall. Our collection here at Brainwave Power Music has a good number of them, an example of which can be found below. Make sure you will be listening to it properly to achieve the full effect.
- Set your lucid dream intention to unlock a specific memory. The steps of setting your lucid dream intention can be found here. Any memory you wish to unlock can be set as your lucid dream intention; for example, if during the day there is one particular memory you could not remember, use that as your focal point for your intent.
- Follow the steps to achieve lucid dreaming found here, making sure you follow the right reality checks and cues.
Once you enter lucidity, this is where the recall begins. There are many ways that can make this possible, limited only by your imagination!
- Talk to your younger self – One popular method which is also used for self-exploration is talking to one’s self, more specifically, talking to your younger self. Find or summon your younger self and engage in a conversation with him/her. Remember, people in lucid dreams behave like real people, and don’t expect your younger self to simply do what you want! Engage in a proper conversation, ask about the memory you cannot remember, and you may even get something more afterward.
- Travel back in time – We discussed the ability to lucid dream time travel in a previous blog post, and you can use that process to your advantage for this one. Follow the time-traveling methods we listed, and jump back in time to when the missing or locked memory happened. You can observe it from afar as a third person, or relive it if you wish!
- Create a memory machine – Another method is constructing a device or machine that will tap into your memories. Similar to the movie “Minority Report”, this method will allow you to tap into your memories all at once, and find the missing or locked one that you are looking for. This method, however, is quite risky, as it can unintentionally tap into memories you have suppressed or forgotten for a reason, and may have unpleasant results. To prevent this, be more specific when building the machine, placing guidelines that will prevent bad memories from surfacing.
Upon waking from the lucid dream, make sure you can write down or remember your memory ASAP! We have provided a discussion about using lucid dream journals to recall dreams, which you should use to be able to remember all your unlocked dreams. And make sure you have the right binaural beats track for memory, like this one here:
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