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Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Advantages of lucid dreaming while being physically disabled

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You might think about whether disabled people can experience lucid dreaming or not? The answer is yes. Lucid dreaming opened a gateway for people to improve their innate skills or to recover from a disability. From a vibrant athlete to a person in a wheelchair, anyone can enjoy their favourite movements during LD.

A plethora of researches mention physically disabled persons get more benefits from LD as compared to non-disabled ones. A paraplegic study by Ursula Voss and his colleagues showed disabled people could enjoy their missing ability in their dreams. Moreover, the intensity of their experiences was more as compared to others. She reports that paraplegic cases develop proto consciousness that helps disabled people to imagine their body intact. So there is no need for paralyzed or injured people to act like disabled in their lucid dreams. They can enjoy the freedom of physical health in the virtual world of LD.

What advantages does LD bring people with physical disabilities?

Getting physically disabled in an accident pushes the person towards severe depression and mental anxiety. However, lucid dreaming can help such people to recover from their physical illnesses. Lucid dreaming provides better escapism as compared to the Grueling hours of physiotherapy.

They have no fear of getting injured in our lucid dreams. So, they can dare for the things that are impossible in ongoing life. This practice helps the injured or disabled person to recover more rapidly.

Is LD helpful for people who have been disabled from birth?

Proto consciousness theory states that every person, whether born disabled or not, can imagine an intact body form during his dreams. So, people without limbs can imagine walking in their dreams. And it may help them recover from their complex. There are also many examples of people who have been physically disabled since birth. These people used LD to practice walking and imaging the real world. And convincingly, lucid dreaming brought a noticeable change in their lives.

Helen Keller

Helen Keller, an American author, was deaf and blind since the age of nineteenth months. She could not see and hear the world. But her books mention that Keller used dreams to hear and visualize the world around her. She said in her books that dark and dull dreams haunted her very much. But, later on, she started to visualize and hear things in her dreams that provided her with a deep understanding of this walking world.

So, dream researchers report that deaf and mute cases can experience hearing and speaking during LD. Feeling these sensations during lucid dreams acts as telepathy for them. Ursula Voss quoted that enjoying, speaking in dreams is more beneficial than speech therapy in real life.

Aiha Zemp

Llewellyn reported in his book that Aiha Zemp was a passionate, disabled lucid dreamer. She did not have forelimbs and legs since her birth. But her meditation teacher Dr Peter Widmer reported that Aiha enjoys her phantom forelimbs for walking in half of her dreams. Dr Peter added that lucid dreaming improved her waking life experience positively. She can feel her phantom limbs in real life and try to contract her limbs and fingers while using them.


Lucid dreaming is an excellent opportunity for physically disabled people; they can enjoy a complete life that can positively impact their lives.