Is Lucid Dreaming A Sin? All Religious Opinions Summarised


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Is lucid dreaming a sin? 

I’m sure you’ve heard about lucid dreaming by now. 

With Tiktok’s help, this has become a viral topic with many people sharing their own experiences.

As it grew in popularity, more and more people have been trying to do it.

But like anything, there are people who have doubts about this lucid dreaming trend. 

Especially those people who have strong faith.

It’s a very cool thing but if it is sinful, of course, they won’t do it.

But is lucid dreaming really a sin?

In this post, I summarize all religious opinions in order to answer this ringing question.

So, do you want to find out if lucid dreaming is a sin?

Let’s dive in!


Is Lucid Dreaming A Sin

Lucid dreaming is fun and all but some religious folks are afraid to try it because of the ‘lucid dreaming sin’. But is it really a sin?

Is Lucid Dreaming A Sin? 

In a religious setting, sin is defined as a violation of divine law or a rule of God. Each culture has its own definition of what it means to sin. That’s what we’re going to explore in this article.

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Lucid Dreaming Definition

A lucid dream occurs when the dreamer is conscious that they are dreaming while still dreaming.

If the dreamer has practiced enough, he or she can control what happens in the dream. During a lucid dream, they might direct the dream characters, narrative, or environment.

Although this is not essential for a dream to be considered lucid, it would be really wonderful if you knew how to perform it.

If you want to learn how I have a lucid breakthrough program that assures you will be able to control your dreams within two weeks.

Lucid Dreaming Dangers

Lucid dreaming has been the source of much debate since its growth in popularity on the internet in the last 5 years or so.

Many individuals do it, but are there any risks?

To cut a long tale short, lucid dreaming is not inherently dangerous.

Although some people would have you believe differently, it’s likely that they’ve had a bad experience or that they weren’t in control of their dreams, to begin with.

Maybe they watch too many horror movies, or they are easily scared. If you wish to practice Lucid Dreaming, you have nothing to worry about.

Neither Lucid Dreaming nor Astral Projection should be regarded as dangerous.

Everything is in your mind. Everything you think or believe in the dream will become reality.

The only thing you need to consider is how much control you have over your thoughts.

There are a few small risks, although they are not as bad as shark diving, tree climbing, or train surfing.

There are a few risks/dangers. If you’re wondering what, here’s a blog entry discussing the four dangers of lucid dreaming.

Lucid Dreaming and Religion


Here is a collection of some things that religious sites are saying about Lucid Dreaming, and whether it’s a sin or not. You may find this interesting. Here are some popular Christian websites and their quoted opinions on lucid dreaming, for your information.

1: Got

There is certainly nothing wrong with dreaming, and everyone dreams at one time or another. Some people can remember every detail of their dreams, while some remember nothing, causing them to conclude that they don’t dream at all, which is unlikely. Dreams are little more than the continued functioning of the mind during sleep, sometimes rehearsing recent thoughts and events, and sometimes creating scenarios based on fears, hopes or desires. As such, dreams are a perfectly normal function of the brain’.

2: Compelling

There is nothing inherently wrong with lucid dreaming. It is not a sin to be able to tell you’re dreaming, or to control that dream. Lucid dreaming can even alert you to sins you indulge in when you’re awake. Often the choices we make while dreaming are less inhibited than those we make while fully awake. If we find ourselves directing the dream into sinful actions, it may be a sign that we are thinking too much about that sin while awake.’

3: The Christian

‘So does sinning during a “lucid” dream constitute a sin? The answer by definition is yes. If you have control over the content of your dream, then you are in fact sinning as the sin begins in the “heart.” This is of course the biblical meaning of “heart” and not your physical heart. The biblical meaning of heart is interchangeably used with the word “mind.”‘

4: Jimmy

‘Though the standard moral theologies don’t address the question of lucid dreams specifically, the basic answer holds: You are not sinning (certainly not more than venially) no matter what you do in a lucid dream. The reason is that you still lack the use of reason and are thus incapable of committing the fully human act needed for mortal sin. You usually lack sufficient use of reason just before you fall asleep and just after you wake up–unless you are jolted back into the waking world for some reason. It normally takes your brain at least a few seconds to spool up your FTL reason drive.’

So, is Lucid Dreaming sinful for Christians?

Well, According to the majority of the christian opinions I’ve quoted on here, it doesn’t seem to be a problem. 

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It’s one of those things that probably is subjective and you’ll have to make your own mind up, but as far as the general opinion goes, it’s not a sin. You’re not ‘willfully sinning’ and even if you’re lucid and you DECIDE to do something against your better judgment in waking life, your mind is STILL not at full reasoning capacity.

You’re not ABLE to make completely conscious decisions, (unless you’re at a full level of lucidity) and so it isn’t the same.

Also, the fact that you KNOW you’re in a dream, means you know also that anything you do is purely fantasy and won’t have any consequences. You know that if you pick up ice cream in a dream (which in waking life would be stealing) it’s not that bad. It’s not real.

Can You Get Possessed Through Lucid Dreaming?

Absolutely not. There are no recorded cases of someone getting possessed by lucid dreaming. This is because lucid dreaming is all in your mind. It’s just you directly accessing your dreams, which are not occult etc..

Think of it as just having normal dreams, but being ‘half awake’ during the dream. This allows you to guide the dream, decide what to dream about and control what your dream character body does in the dream. While it feels very real, and powerful, it’s all in your head, and it’s just a dream.

Lucid Dreaming For Christians

The Bible contains several instances of God speaking with individuals via dreams. While the Bible never discusses lucid dreaming expressly, some of the vivid visions it portrays may have been lucid dreams.

During a dream, King Solomon appears to be highly aware as he talks with God (1 Kings 3). The “Jacob’s ladder” dream from Genesis 28 appears to show Jacob being acutely aware of the presence of God and his holy angels during the dream.

Another example of lucid dreaming may be Jesus’ earthly father, Joseph, having a dream in which God urges him to leave Israel and go to Egypt with his family.

God instructs Joseph on what he must do to safeguard the infant Jesus from King Herod’s schemes.

Christians can actually USE lucid dreaming as a tool to make their faith stronger.

It has the ability to let you work on fears in your mind, in real time.

You can improve your confidence, and become a better person. It’s the ultimate form of personal development, and you can also use it to understand complicated concepts better.

Is Lucid dreaming a SIN for Christians? Is it against the bible? What about other religions and lucid dreaming? Let’s explore it.

We’re talking about whether it conflicts with religious ideals here because in a Lucid Dream, you’re able to do anything, so is it a sin to do something that would normally be forbidden in a dream?

It’s a tricky subject, because of the nature of Lucid Dreaming. You’re AWARE of the fact you’re doing things and you can decide what to do, so even if it’s not in real life, is it still wrong to ‘cheat’ or to steal/murder, etc in a dream?

In terms of my opinion here, (and as an ex-Christian) I don’t think there’s a real problem with Lucid Dreaming. Of course, everyone’s opinion will differ with this, as there are varying levels of religion. Some people will be more ‘hardcore’ than others, taking the words of their bible with more ‘weight’ than others.

Instead of thinking of it in terms of ‘Is Lucid Dreaming a sin’ I would suggest you think of it in terms of ‘how can I use Lucid Dreaming to have more intimate experiences with my religion, solidify my beliefs and understand my mind better?’.

How to get started with lucid dreaming

If you’re looking for ways to get started, it’s very easy! We’ve covered the fact that it’s not really a sin, (in our opinion, and in the opinion of many other Christians) so if you’re ready to learn how to do it, here’s how:


  • Start writing your dreams down every morning, even if you don’t remember them at first
  • Do reality checks throughout the day, and always question whether or not you’re dreaming or awake
  • Perform a lucid dreaming technique like the WILD or WBTB
  • Go through our beginners guide to lucid dreaming, it will save you LOTS of time and teach you exactly how to get started, right now


What triggers lucid dreams?

A sleep researcher named Keith Hearne discovered that lucid dreaming happens during REM sleep. REM sleep does not paralyze the eyes, but it does immobilize the majority of the body’s muscles. You’re half awake and half asleep.

Is Daydreaming A Sin?

Just like lucid dreaming, daydreaming is not inherently bad. The Bible, creeds, and catechisms all mention nothing about it. It may be a sin if you use it to indulge in evil thoughts.

Why Do I Have Bad Dreams After Praying?

The only explanation for this is that you are in a very honest and vulnerable state during and after prayer that your deepest fears and past wounds or traumas are surfacing in your dreams. They’re usually also an indicator of some inner part of you that’s seeking healing.


So, is lucid dreaming a sin?

Lucid dreaming is getting more and more popular but some people have their doubts.

Religious people are scared that although lucid dreaming seems cool, they’re afraid that they’ll get minus points from heaven because of it.

But that’s really not the case and there are various religious opinions to back this up. 

There is nothing intrinsically wrong with lucid dreaming. What matters most spiritually about lucid dreams is how you approach them. Depending on how you perceive it, experiencing a Lucid dream may be either a sin or a blessing.

If you use lucid dreaming to forward your personal agenda away from the divine, you will fall into sin. You should never use lucid dreams for divination. 

This can expose you to the influence and danger of untrustworthy spirits. While you’re dreaming, you need to trust the universe that created your mind.

Alternatively, you can use lucid dreaming to bring you closer to the divine and strengthen your faith. 

You can use it as a tool and it depends on you how you’re gonna do that.

It has the ability to let you work on fears in your mind, in real time.

You can improve your confidence, and become a better person. It’s the ultimate form of personal development, and you can also use it to understand complicated concepts better.

Now you’ve learned that lucid dreaming is not a sin. What is your opinion on this? I’m curious so let me know in the comments!