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Originally posted by Drucifer
I lucid dream and I can do it at will 90% of the time I wake up then go back to bed again. This happens often as I get up to bring my girlfriend to work then come back home and sleep for another hour or two, at least 4x a week.
It's almost immediate after I fall back asleep and can last anywhere from 30 seconds to who knows....time kinda goes away in dreams, but it's very easy for me to 'slip' into it. I realize I'm dreaming and keep myself calm.
The hardest part when I was younger was keeping calm when I realized I was dreaming. I would get so excited I'd wake myself up. It's always been a positive feeling during them and after a few years of flying around and playing huge concerts (I'm a musician), I started to focus more. It's been probably 20-23 years that I've been able to do it, now that I think about it.
I started practicing music in the dreams. I've been playing guitar/singing in bands for 15 years and would practice singing/playing at the same time, which can be tricky depending on what you're doing. But the practice in the dreams sped up my ability to do it in the real world. There's been a few particular pieces that seemed absolutely impossible in the real world but once I broke them down in a lucid dream, it became second nature rather quickly.
From my experience, lucid dreams are something to be utilized, it's been a tool for me. And entertainment as well. For me, it's a form of meditation and a place where I can focus my ideas.
As for the OP and the question, I've always been highly independent but have let life take me where it leads. There has been an amazing string of synchronicity throughout my life and I do not believe in coincidence, so I believe letting life lead the way is the way to go for me. That said, if there were something in my life I wanted to change, one of the first places I would start is a lucid dream.
edit on 14-5-2013 by Drucifer because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MasterBadger
When I was younger in my teens I had lucid dreams. At the time I did not realize what was happening, I thought it was normal. But looking back I wish I would have done more with it. I haven't had one for probably 10 plus years. I would like to get back into it. Anyone have any tips?