posted on May, 25 2012 @ 09:51 AM
reply to post by curiousrb
I've been having Lucid dreams since I was 8 (I'm 33 now). I thought everyone was able to do this up until 3 years ago when my daughter told she was
afraid to go to bed because of her nightmares. I told her to just take control of her dreams so that she could change it to a happier one. She said
that was impossible, no one can control a dream, that's why they are dreams. My wife agreed with her. That's when I realized that not everyone knows
how to do it.
I've never did anything particular to obtain a Lucid dream state (so I thought). Then I came acrossed a study in the news that found that a high
percentage of people who were avid gamers in their early years, reported having Lucid Dreams. I realised how much sense this made (since I myself was
an avid gamer in my youth). In video games, you are the controller of the game. If you die, you either respawn at an early location or have extra
lives to continue the game. Also in games, the player usually have special powers that gives them more control over the game.
Just like when I would play Tetris for a few hours straight, when I went outside I would still see patterns in my mind of where to stick the blocks
around the world I am viewing. This also happens when playing chess. I would dream a patterns of moves for my pieces and even relate the strategies in
normal life experiences.
So my point is that, the mind is very good at being trained to recognize patterns and concepts then reapplying them again later in other situatuions.
The whole idea behind Lucid Dreaming is being able to recognize that you are dreaming, then change it's outcome because you realise you are the
controller of dream.
I hope that helps gives you some ideas on obtaining Lucid Dreams. Just remember that to train yourself it must be done subconciously. It's not a
concious decision, it must be done through pattern training so that thinking has no part in it.