Lucid dreaming is defined by google as any dream where the dreamer is aware they are dreaming.
Most people seem to have this experience of dreaming and knowing they are dreaming. It is a moment where one can in a sense take over the dream and guide it or drive it in any way. Our mind is our limit and our minds are infinite. An infinite amount of time can seem to take place. We can visit worlds upon worlds and take place in physically impossible events. We can communicate with other beings we can even have a full discussion with an alternate version of our self.
I have been fascinated by lucid dreams since I was young and it happened for the first time. I had an experience where I was being chased by someone or something I couldn’t identify and it was getting closer and closer then with a leap of faith I took off into the air. In this moment I realized I was dreaming. I flew across the world. It felt as real as real life. What an amazing experience.
It turns out that lucid dream inducing is a skill that we can practice. It is possible to learn to lucid dream every night.
World of Lucid Dreaming has a lot of great information on inducing lucid dreams and enhancing and deepening the dream experience. They have tips and benefits of lucid dreaming.
In my experience no tools are needed. Start by increasing dream memory recall. Keep a dream journal by the bed to take notes when you awaken. In my experience, as soon as I start moving around or getting out of bed the memories begin to fade.
For me the most effective tool for inducing lucid dreams, they call the wake back to bed. To do this, wake up about an hour before you usually do so you are still in that drowsy sleepy state, possibly set an alarm although I don’t like alarms. When you wake up, set an intention to have a lucid dream when you fall back asleep. Then go back to sleep. This next portion of dreams is more likely to be lucid.
Pleasant Dreams! Enjoy!