Lucid Dreams - Being able to control actions while dreaming

United States
May 17, 2007 5:37am CST
I remember very few of my dreams, however in the dreams I remember I am often able to realize I'm dreaming and direct the actions of the dream. I used to wake up almost immediatly after becoming aware that I was dreaming, but after years of experiancing this I have been able to stay in the dream longer. It was about a year ago that I discovered that this is called lucid dreaming and can actually be taught and used to help with reoccuring nightmares. Since reading that I have noticed that I can take control of unpleasant dreams and prevent them from becoming nightmares which might explain why I haven't had a nightmare in years. I am curious to know how common this is. My brother has been able to stop unpleasant dreams, but he immediately wakes up, where as I can fly from the scene and into a enviroment I shape and continue dreaming.
2 responses
• United States
17 May 07
I can't do that but I've always been jealous of people who can do that. I always wake up and wonder why I didn't do certain things in my dreams.
• United States
17 May 07
this site (http://lucidity.com/EWLD6.txt) has some advice on how to stay in the dream. I "spin" or fall and move to a new scene, but another technique is to focus on an object in the current dream.
• United States
18 May 07
I never even come to the realization that I am dreaming until after I wake up. cool website!
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
17 May 07
I was able to do it for a couple of years but then I just started waking up again, it's cool to do though since you go beyond the limitations of Earth completely.