Lucid dreaming is the experience of having a dream in which you are aware that you are dreaming. The dream can seem extremely vivid and feel like a real life experience. Because you are lucid during the dream you can actively participate in and manipulate the experiences in the dream environment. This can lead to powerful effects. As in role playing you can practice and rehearse real life events, visualize yourself rich and successful, see yourself winning the big game, getting that big promotion, virtually any experience you can imagine. And because the experience is so vivid in a lucid dream you mentally experience it as if you have lived through a life changing event. The lasting impression it makes upon your mind prepares you for the actual event, giving you greater power to actually achieve it.