While practicing lucid dreaming may still be viewed by the majority as entertainment or an element of self-development at best, lucid dreaming practice takes on a whole new meaning for the physically disabled. For them, lucid dreaming may be the only place where the handicaps of reality dissolve and disabled practitioners experience a range of possibility greater than that of the life experienced in reality.
A blind person will see again in lucid dreaming, even more clearly than seeing people do in reality. Someone who is paralyzed will be able walk, run, and also fly. A deaf person will hear the murmur of streams and the chirping of birds. For the disabled, lucid dreaming practice is a chance to discover new, incomparable worlds free of physical limitation.
Naturally, there are some nuances that must be understood. First, for example, if a person was born blind, then there is the question as to whether or not they would be able to see in lucid dreaming in the same way ordinary people see. However, this issue has not been fully studied, and blind people should simply carry out their own independent research. Second, some types of disabilities can negatively affect the practice of lucid dreaming states. For example, people who have gone blind have greater difficultly catching the intermediate state between sleep and wakefulness since, unlike seeing people, they may awaken without opening their eyes to the perception of sound. Third, psychological factors may play a pronounced negative role. Certain beliefs and attitudes that may present an obstacle.
Whatever the individual issues, this particular area of lucid dreaming applications requires additional study. It deserves significant attention because it is a valid tool for the rehabilitation of the disabled. It is workable, unique, and extremely surprising in terms of the experiences that it offers.