lucid dreaming

The ULTIMATE List of Things To Do While Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming has so many real-world applications provide great benefits, such as reducing anxiety, boosting creativity, spiritual healing, sensory manifestation, or simply working on the solution to a particular problem in life. Lucid dreaming has also been used to help treat recurring nightmares, PTSD, and depression. A group of oneironauts from around the world, co-created this list of amazing possibilities of goals to work on in your dreams! From fun stuff, to mental health healing, spiritual work, to real world resolutions!

Stabilize your dream world & observe before getting excited and jumping to try things. Engage your senses and take in everything to adjust to your dream body, look at the colors, taste your surroundings. Spinning stabilizes and changes the scene of a LD.

Contributors: Oneironauts of The Dream World- Amina M, Vilma , Martin Stewart, William K



Grow wings on your back, or jump & fly

Use telekinesis

Use rocket boots to fly at insane speed

Change form in front of the mirror 

Learn to control lightning & make it rain

Teleport places

Shapeshift & change your appearance 

Throw fireballs, do magic & spells

Shrink or grow bigger

Walk through walls

Grow multiple limbs 

Breathe fire and ride dragons

Airbend/waterbend with the avatar

Stretch your body like rubber

Learn martial arts like in the matrix

Fight as a super Saiyan 


Ask the dream to show your future children

Inner child work, meet yourself as a child

Clone yourself and play yourself in chess

Shadow work

Ask for my dream to show me my biggest fear

Ask my subconscious to manifest a physical representation of itself. Or try the command “HIGHER SELF NOW!!” with confidence.

Practice skills & master sports

Have those hard conversations and resolve problems from your waking life

Resolve traumatic memories

Practice exams and tests

Work with archetypes

Anima animus work

Meet yourself from someone else’s point of view

Ego dissolution

Bend objects and move them with your mind

Visit your sleeping body 

Conjure a school, walk in and see what it teaches you 

Stick your finger in fire and describe how it feels

Eat ice cream very quickly

For low self esteem: conjure the most beautiful confident person you can imagine. mimic them and learn from them. Understand that the same confidence exists within you. 

Become an inanimate object, such as a rock

Learn to drive a car. 

Heal physical wounds, send energy to your body


Solve real life problems by asking the dream: “why am I having trouble with x?” “What is the source of my issues with xyz?” “Show me a clear path of what I need to do to achieve this goal?”


Summon ancestors & spirit guides 


Ask to speak to angels

Past life work

Do yoga and tantra

See the Gods/God

Esp Premonitions /Precognition 

Create a dream body from the elements


Absorb and observe, without intervention 

Become one with source energy

Chant mantras

Manifest Bhodisattvas

Go to temples

Feel gratitude for your lucidity & the universe

Visit the heavens and underworlds


Tell a DC they are in your dream, try to increase their awareness or hypnotize them

Ask a DC for life advice

View the dream from the perspective of different DC

Ask for a dream guide
Ask Dc to show you a day in their life

Talk to animals or people telepathically

Become a character in your favorite movie 

Show empathy and compassion towards DCs.

Meet aliens make first contact

Help a dream character manipulate the dream

Confess your love to a dream character and observe their reaction. 

Go on a date with your favourite book/TV show/movie character

Teach another DC how to fly

Have a massive water fight with the whole neighbourhood

Take out your phone or camera and take a photo of a dc or yourself and see how it looks like

Go up to a mirror and change the appearance of your reflection, then pull that reflection out of the mirror thus spawning a dc

Change a DC’s appearance, age, ethnicity and sex. 

Meet your identical twin.

Resolve Issues with people in your waking life, or find a loved one who has passed


Summon a Jet & travel the world

Summon a magic wand and do magic with it.

Summon an animal and make it big and ride it.

Meet celebrities

Become an animal

Transform to opposite sex

Ask for money or lottery numbers

Create your dream home & life

Ask the dream to play you a platinum song that doesn’t exist yet, or create a master art piece, then try to recreate it in waking life. 

Go on an unlimited shopping spree 

Make it rain money 

Speak other languages

Invent a new color

Drive the fastest racecar on a huge space track

Give birth  

Create a persistent world that you can come back to in every dream

Create a portal by drawing a shape on the wall or summon a portal gun

Send a mass group chat text to fellow lucid dreamers

Create a mirror when you are in a place without one and you need it


Ask the dreamscape to remove everything that comes from your thoughts

Ask the dreamscape to take you somewhere new

Try to have 2 dreams at the same time

Go through a mirror into other places, look at reflection in mirror

Time travel to another time, freeze time

See earth from space

Dream in B&W

Go to a movie theatre or a great gatsby party in 1920’s

Create a world with its own laws of physics and a different society and creatures

Enter someone else’s dream, or a pets dream

Do architecture/building

Walk onto an alien spaceship

Explore the ocean & breathe underwater 

Become the walls of your house, or a tree and see what they have seen

Watch your birth or death

Explore the Stars and other planets, skydive from space

Explore the center of the Earth.

Make a giant plant to grow to the clouds like in  Jack and the Beanstalk & see what u find

Visit a fictional world like Harry Potter’s world

Get a seed, plant it and after watering see what grows out of it, then eat it and describe what happened.

Make a MineCraft World & play in it


Fly through the aurora and see how it feels.

Engage all your senses, and describe everything you smell, taste, see, touch & hear

Taste delicious food

Smoke weed with legends


Swim with mythical creatures

Ask dream to show you true pure peace

Go to a luxury spa

Ride a sailboat through the universe

Nap on a cloud

Swap senses (taste vision, hear flavors, feel different scents etc)

Take any psychedelic


Show me what I need to work on in life

Show me my dream guides/spirit guides

How can I grow my business/make more money 

What is the most beautiful art/music I can create


All unconscious dream characters disappear!

Scream into the dream: Clear dream now please (to clarify vividness of dream)

Show me the UNKNOWN

Show me the future

Take me to a place made of pure divine love


Treat your dreams with patience and an open mind. Your dream characters are a representation of yourself and your subconscious, treat them with love. Your dreams affect your waking life and your psyche. You can feel pain in dreams also, so it is not recommended to hurt yourself or others, or do things of negative intentions. Dreams are powerful gifts that can be used to channel positive energy, do healing work, have fun and better your waking life.

Citations & Research

Neurology & Dreams Our brains keep working on problems while we sleep, shows research on dreaming rats by Matthew A. Wilson, PhD (neuroscience, MIT). Recording directly into

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MILD & Prospective Memory Technique

In the Mnemonic Induction Lucid Dream (MILD) technique, one rehearses a dream and visualises becoming lucid while repeating a mantra expressing the same intention, such as: “Next time I’m dreaming I want to remember that I am dreaming.” For best results, it should be performed while returning to slumber during the Wake-Back-To-Bed (WBTB) technique, whereby one sets their alarm clock to one or two hours before their normal waking time, gets up for a few minutes, and then goes back to sleep.

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Books, Movies & Suggestions

The #1 place to learn is by looking within. Remember, anyone can write a book, so it is important to have discernment for the content we consume. Your own experience will tell you a lot. In addition here’s a list of resources in order to draw inspiration for your own spiritual practice. If you have more, help us add to it!

For trauma healing Read these books (this is a good order to read them in)

1. Codependent No More

2. Adult Children of Emotionally Unavailable Parents

3. The Body Keeps Score

4. Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-commitment 

5. All about Love

More Books

  • Dreaming wide Awake By David J Brown
  • Liminal dreaming – Jennifer Dumpert
  • Astral Dynamics: The Complete Book of Out-of-Body Experiences
  • Robert Monroe: Journeys Out of the Body: The Classic Work on Out-of-Body Experience
  • Lucid Dreaming Gateway to inner self- Robert Waggoner
  • Higher self NOW- William & Susan Buhlman
  • le_abridged.pdf ( Living Enlightenment
  • Exploring the world of lucid dreaming by Stephen Laberge (free link in folder)
  • Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming (Tuccillo, Zeizel & Peisel)
  • The Tibetan yogas of dream and sleep 
  • Art of dreaming- Jill mellick 
  • Robert Waggoners Lucid Dreaming Magazine The Lucid Dreaming Experience (
  • Cosmic messengers- Elizabeth Peru
  • Dream hackers guide to higher consciousness- drew candle 
  • Mutual Dreaming -Line Lane Magallon
  • The Art of Lucid Dreaming, Clare Johnson
  • Becoming supernatural -Joe Dispenza
  • Power of the subconscious mind Dr Joseph Murphy. 
  • The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
  • “Demystifying the OBE” by Luis Minero
  • Secrets of The Soul & Adventures Beyond the Body By William Buhlman
  • ” Hacking The Out of Body Experience: Leveraging Science To Induce OBEs” by Robert Peterson 
  • Reality Transurfing 1: The Space of Variations
  • Tibetan book of living and dying
  • The Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa 
  • Andrew Holecek Dream Yoga
  • Why Buddhism is true by Robert Wright 
  • Give and take 
  • The Bhagavad Gita 
  • 101 essays that will change the way you think 
  • The Power of supplements, advanced lucid dreaming by thomas Yuschak
  • Tao te Ching- Lao Tzu
  • The 4 Agreements
  • The 7 spiritual laws of success
  • Who moved my cheese?
  • Ask & it is given 
  • The richest man in Babylon
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad
  • A wrinkle in time 
  • The Only Way to Learn Astrology” vol. 1, 2 and 3 March, McEvers


Books About the Science of Dreams

The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Their Dreams for Creative Problem Solving-And How You Can Too is a compact book full of examples of people who came up with a new idea in a dream. From scientists to filmmakers to writers, these stories inspire to sleep on a problem. Deirdre Barrett, PhD (psychology, Harvard Medical School) tells us how.


 When Brains Dream, Understanding the Science and Mystery of Our Dreaming Minds is a science based exploration of how our dreaming minds find new solutions while we sleep.
Psychiatrist Robert Stickgold, PhD (Harvard Medical School) and psychologist Antonio Zadra, PhD (Université de Montreal) give a thorough background of the sleeping brain, plus a new model for dreams from a problem solving perspective.


 Working with Dreams and PTSD Nightmares, 14 Approaches for Psychotherapists and Counselors gives an overview of the different ways to work with dreams in therapy. Great for counselors, but also for people who want to learn about the many options.


 Sexual Dreams: Why We Have Them, What They Mean by Gayle Delaney, PhD, was published in 1994 but it still a great source of information.


 Dream Work in Therapy: Facilitating Exploration, Insight, and Action is a written for therapists and explores the cognitive-experiential model developed by Clara Hill, PhD (psychology, University of Maryland).

Movies & Shows

  • Waking Life (amazon video + YouTube) 
  • Dream Corp LLC (hulu)
  • The OA (Netflix)
  • The Matrix
  • Inception
  • Surviving death (Netflix)
  • Behind her eyes (netflix)
  • The day I died (documentary on ndes)
  • Vanilla sky
  • Minority report 
  • Third eye spy (Amazon prime)
  •   (Buddha series) 
  • Through the Wormhole (Morgan Freeman)
  • Astral city (YouTube)
  • Synchronic (Netflix )

David lynch movies in this order: Lost highway , Mulhollan drive & Inland empire