So aint this a kicker; I had a dream last night that I thought about lucid dreaming. I tried to spin around in the dream because I’ve heard it can keep it going longer. But its almost like it was just a dream, nothing was up to me, I had no control over anything. Was I dreaming about being able to lucid dream without actually realizing I was sleeping? Thats my only reasonable answer and it makes me quite upset that I was able to think about it but unable to successfully control anything. Anyone have any input on this? Maybe what I should do next time or how I can enter a lucid state easier?
I’ve discovered in my limited experience of lucid dreaming that our thoughts (which constitute our dreams) immediately manifest themselves, which is why nightmares rarely turn out well.
I recall speaking with my grandmother about lucid dreaming among other things and one night while dreaming I became lucid. My first thought upon realizing I was lucid was to tell my grandmother. Instantaneously my grandmother appeared before me and I told her with excitement that I was lucid dreaming even though it didn’t really dawn on me that she was just another aspect of the dream.
It could be quite possible that you were dreaming about being lucid, I know it sounds absurd but its really no different than waking up to another dream.
There are quite a few methods to lucid dream, the easiest I’ve found are triggers. Throughout the day pinch yourself or attempt to adjust lighting (because apparently you can’t control lighting in dreams) by training yourself to question your state of mind the chances of you doing this while dreaming will increase and thus when the light switch doesn’t turn off the lights you can assume you are dreaming.
Another helpful tool is to keep a dream journal, since most dreams we forget in the first five or ten minutes upon waking. It is best to write them down if you wake up after having one in the dead of night and when you rise in the morning.
When you do become lucid attempt to maintain self control over your excitement as the experience at least for me tends to make me feel foggy headed. Also try not to give into the dream by losing yourself in it like most of us do despite the seemingly obvious flaws this reality presents to us, like all our teeth just falling out for no reason (a common dream among many).
Aside from that I would recommend you avoid mirrors, last time I was lucid and looked into one I was not only not myself but the image started changing and morphing thus frightening me enough for me to lose control. I wasn’t actively trying to change my image, it was just one of those thoughts in the back of my mind “what if something bad happens when I look into this mirror.. etc.”
Sorry for the long reply but thus far that is what I have to contribute, along with this link http://www.wikihow.com/Lucid-Dream
Best of luck to you
@stealf This has happened to me, too! Several times. I didn’t actually have control over the dream, I just thought that I did. Another instance, I did actually have control of the dream, but I attempted to change something and it quickly slipped back into a regular dream. I haven’t had much luck with lucid dreams, but I haven’t given up yet. It just takes practice and patience. Good luck :)
I had this dream a few days ago. It was like my body was vibrating and I knew that I was about to leave my body, but I was trying to stay ‘inside’ and didn’t want to go lucid/astral. Really weird. I didn’t even remember I had that dream until half way through the next day.