First do Part A, one or two times a day for two or three days. Each session does not need to be longer than five minutes. Next move on to part B.
1. Pick an object to stare at, like a rock, an apple, or candle. Pick something small and simple. Put it a few feet away from you and sit comfortably.
2. With your eyes open, try to encompass the entire object with your vision. Soak in on overall visual impression, instead of concentrating on any specific feature of the item. If you get distracting thoughts or perceptions, acknowledge them and then just let them go away.
3. After a few minutes of looking at the item, close your eyes and watch the afterimage of the object until it fades. Open your eyes and look intently at the object again. Do this several times and as you do it, the afterimage should become more and more clear, vivid, and crisp. Don't strain to create the image. Just let the clarity emerge by its self.
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1. First do Part A multiple times.
2. With your eyes open, move your visualization away from the object and try to picture the item right in front of you, several feet away, right at eye level. It might seem weird at first, but don't strain. Just try to let the outlines of the image show up in space. You can start by concentrating on the way you feel about the object instead of its detailed structure. Accept that the object takes the space where you're gazing, and pay attention to the feeling that the image takes the space because you want it to. The sense of seeing an image should emerge from having that awareness and feeling.
3. Once you can easily visualize the object right in front of you, repeat step 2, and this time visualize it as being inside your body. Since some lucid dream induction techniques require the visualization of objects in the throat area, try to see the object there. Then move the object out again. Change your visualization from external to internal positions again and again, until it is effortless.