If youre reading this article then you are interested in lucid dreaming. I have been interested for a number of years. The idea of being able to manipulate dreams, to have whats called a lucid dream has always fascinated me. I can remember back to my very first experience with lucid dreams as a child. I dreamt that I was falling and I remember thinking to myself that I was going to hit the ground and die. Then I decided to change the ground into a pool of water. I had just taken control of my first dream. At the time I did not know that this was called lucid dreaming, it was just interesting to me that I was able to change my dream while I was dreaming. It was not until years later that I became aware in the idea of lucid dreaming. As I grow older I have become more interested in the metaphysical aspects of life. One area in particular that interests me is dreaming. Personally, I believe that when we dream we are connecting to a much deeper part of us, a much wiser part. I wondered to myself, if this is true, wouldnt it be wonderful to be able to actively interact with the dream. In this way I could receive much more information. The question was, How to Lucid Dream? How could I create a lucid dream whenever I wanted? As I began to do research on the topic I read a number of books on the subject written by scientific researchers. These researchers broke the process of creating lucid dreams into three steps. For the first step you had to begin to dream. What I found through my research was that the best way to create dreams on demand was through the use of sound. More specifically, sounds that tap out a rhythm or a beat pattern that allows the two halves of the brain to synchronize. I started to use these binaural beats (thats the scientific name) as I was going to sleep. I quickly noticed that I was recalling more and more of my dreams. At the same time, my dreams were becoming much more detailed and vivid. The second step is to create a dream journal. Each morning I would write as much as I could remember about each dream. The reason for the dream journal is to condition your mind to remember the dreams. To give your mind a message that dreams are important and that you want to remember them. By using the sound to enhance the quality and quantity of my dreams along with the dream journal got me to the point that I was dreaming up to five separate dreams each night. I was not quite to the point of lucid dreaming but I was close. The last step to creating a lucid dream was to program my mind to take control of the dreams. To do this I created a simple process based on the scientific research that I used before going to sleep each night. I wrote down this simple statement, Tonight when I am dreaming I will hear myself say the word gelbelong. When I hear the word gelbelong I know that I am dreaming and I take control of my dream. Every night just before I go to sleep I would read this statement to myself fifteen times. This conditioned my subconscious mind to utter the word gelbelong during the dream and for my mind to then know that I was having a lucid dream. The word gelbelong is a word I made up. You want the word or phrase to be anything that you would never hear in waking life so that there is no confusion as to whether or not you are having a dream. The addition of this phrase gave me the final piece I needed for creating all of the lucid dreams I desire. Now I explore an completely new world whenever I sleep. I have to admit that I look forward to going to sleep now. It is like Im taking a vacation each and every time I go to sleep. And more to my interests, Ive gained insight into some amazing things about myself. So if you want to have lucid dreams, just follow the three steps I have given you. First, begin to create more dreams through the use of a binaural beat program. Second, keep a dream journal and write down your dreams. Last, create your own trigger word and begin to enjoy the amazing world of the lucid dream.