i agree with Novise,
Gaining control of your dreams is a hard thing to do, but it is not lucid dreaming, just like daja'vu is not lucid dreaming. but i dont know the
correct name of this, You might think it is, but it is not they are very different. i hope i dont dash all your hopes of lucid dreaming because
gaining control of a dream is just as wonderful and is a really important step towards lucid dreaming. i only correct you because if you run around
saying this is lucid dreaming, and others say "teach me more" before you know it, hardly anyone will understand the real meaning of lucid dreaming.
but again taking control of your dreams is harder to do then lucid dreaming, but its the first step towards it, you cannot even catch a lucid dream if
you forget most of your normal dreams. I am no longer able to do this, and i would LOVE to read stories of people who are controling their dream.
but please you must share your dreams with us!!
another thing is dont believe everything you read about lucid dreaming, like reading the bibles of the world, read with caution and understand nothing
is 100% right in a book.
lucid dreaming is dreaming in an awake relaxed state, its the same state you will have an outer body experience in. I know because i have had a
couple, but they scared the hell out of me, and i dont really want any more OBE, but i LOVE Lucid dreams.
My first lucid dream was of my cat. Her name was "snobby" so from her name you can guess what kind of a cat she was, she was a big B$Tc# and i
hardly ever got to pet her. One day i was laying next to her and petting her on the bed, it was a rare occasion, i was resting on my stomach looking
at her and i started to feel so relaxed and tired. Suddenly I saw a flash of a dreaming state where i was sitting on a bench next to a girl my age
and that girl had brown hair and she just looked at me, it was 100% Snobby, i was sitting next to my cat in human form on a bench in a dreaming state,
but she didnt say anything, and I suddenly snapped right out of it. Just then snobby gave me the softest love bite to my hand i ever had, she never
gave me a love bite in her life, and i discovered a connection to her that was very amazing.. amazying!!
now that was only my cat, so it was just a lucid dream, i could say it was real obe, but i could have just as easily drifted asleep with out knowing
and it was just a dream. but i swear i was awake, THAT is how you know its a lucid dream, you have to argue with yourself or others weather you were
really awake or asleep. i would tell you more to give you more examples, but im saving them for when i get my 20 posts ^_^
Lucid dreams are only a few seconds, sometimes they are so fast the information is missed, It flashed so fast past your minds eye you completely
missed it. everyone has them but most people just are unaware of them and miss them. part of that awareness is receiving all of the information that
flashes in your minds eye or even parts of it remembered is good. the more info you receive, the longer the dream but its not about control or
gaining control, its about being open.
You will never forget your very first lucid dream, just like you will never-forget the first time you gained control of a dream. and you will never
forget your first daja'vu or your first OBE
but its all the same wonderful feelings, i know my first lucid dream i wanted to go back and see Snobby again so badly, a few seconds was just not
long enough. but it just enough to receive a message.
edit on 7-3-2011 by Vlena because: (no reason given)