Lucid Dreaming - The ability to control your dreams.

@DarkCJ (26)
October 9, 2007 8:16pm CST
A lucid dream is where the person is aware that they are dreaming while it is in progress. People often have conscious control over their dream once they have realised they are dreaming. Its something stupid like 23 years of our lifes is spent sleeping. Well if you learn to lucid dream you can turn them years into something alot more exciting. Often people start flying or turn themselfs into animal. Its an amazing experience as you can actualy feel your body because you are conscious. I have done it once, I was laying in my bed listening to music that increases the chance of a lucid dream occuring when all of a sudden i was sitting at my pc desk. At first it seemed normal and i continued to look for music to listen to. I then looked down at my hands and realised something was different. I instantly woke up in amazement of having my first lucid dream. I cant explain to you all how real it feels. Search lucid dreaming on google and you will find loads of resourceful websites to help you get started. Also please feel free to share your lucid dream experiences here and what you think of lucid dreaming overall.
3 responses
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
10 Oct 07
The whole lucid dreaming thing mystifies me. I don't know if my mother controls her dreams, but she has mentioned being aware that she was dreaming and waking herself up when a dream gets to be too frightening. Me, I always think the dream is real, no matter how crazy it is, until I actually wake up. I always ask her how in the world can she know she's dreaming, so it's interesting to find out that other people do it. Even though it makes nightmares more frightening, I kind of like not knowing I'm dreaming. My dreams are crazy enough without trying to control them, and it lets me really get into the craziness if I'm not aware that it's fake. And, my subconscious provides me with enough material that I don't need more excitement.
• United States
3 Mar 08
Fortunately I have regular crazy dreams also but none of my lucid dreams were ever frightening. When you realize it's a dream alls you can think about is what do I want to do and by the time i figure it out int he dream I wake up. (I read that you wake up because you believe it is real and your heart beats so fast it takes you out of your sleep)
@mykaylala (214)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I remember my first lucid dream, It was crazy. In the dream I was at work and had to go to the bathroom so I went in the bathroom and there was a bunch of other people in there, I remember feeling strange like I could actually control what I did. So I reached out and pushed one of the girls in the bathroom for who know what reason, lol. She didn't react in a way that one would have if they just got shoved by a stranger. I then realized I was dreaming and ran out the bathroom and started doing crazy stuff that I knew i would get fired for (after all ti was just a dream) I got to excited when I realized I could do anything and woke up. I was mad I woke up I tried so hard to have more after that I read how to actually get a lucid dream and ended up having 2 more after that and haven't had one since! It's a very wonderful experience to be able to control your dreams!
• Singapore
10 Oct 07
I have experienced lucid dream before. Sometimes the dream is so real that you really think that it is indeed real. What I would do is to pinch myself in the dream. If it doesn't hurt, it is definitely a dream. Thus, I would be able to control my dreams.