I have felt hindered, obstructed, and discouraged in my lucid dreams as well. I was never good at inducing lucid dreams (they're pretty rare for me,
I've had a total of about 9) but when I do have them, I usually have decent control for a "beginner". I've had these types of problems before but one
dream sticks out in my mind that seems to relate to what you were saying, maybe we are on the same wavelength here. I've never thought of these
problems as physical interference though, I always assumed it was just my imagination getting a little out of whack. You could be onto something
though. I hope this isn't too longwinded, just trying to share and hopefully be of some help.
In this dream I had just accidentally learned how to fly. I entered the dream not where I wanted to be but on a road in the middle of nowhere that
stretched as far as I could see in both directions, so I decided to pick a direction and run superhumanly fast until I found something. Which worked
out great until I accidentally lifted off and started flying for the first time, freaked out a little because I thought I was going to uncontrollably
fly straight into space (lol) and finally found my control. I was having a grand ol' time looking down at everything when all the sudden I just ran
out of steam and started falling back to the earth, and I crash landed in what looked like an old west ghost town but with abandoned vehicles. As
soon as I hit the ground people started attacking me. I had to go into survival mode and summon my car with weapons and we proceeded to have a
I didn't want to fight, I wanted to explore and try things. It actually ruined the whole experience and caused the dream to end early -- everything
faded to grey and I "woke up" (still dreaming and lucid) in a room with a friend whom I was angrily complaining to about how everything in the dream
had gone horribly wrong -- the location problem, accidentally flying and crashing, being attacked, gun jamming, etc. I summoned a room full of
weapons behind a door and walked in examining everything and I picked out a few things stating that I was going to take these with me into every lucid
dream from then on "just in case". Which was a good idea but it doesn't seem to work that way as I usually enter the dream with nothing but the
clothes on my back, although I can usually manage to poof something into existence when I need it.
In short, I haven't really found a reliable way yet to counter these little lucid mishaps. But I do have some ideas about it:
#1: Play straight through it. Accept it for what it is, do what you have to do to end it, and go back to whatever you were intending to get done.
This admittedly isn't such a good option because that was my plan in the dream above, and it resulted in completely forgetting about what I was doing,
and ultimately leaving the dream early.
#2: Immediately leave the area. This might not be a viable option for you, but it helped me on one occasion. I basically told the interloper to go
screw himself, ignored what he was doing, and hopped off a building to go do something else.
#3: If you have good control over your lucid dreams, try to make the distractions simply disappear. A lot of times I have a hard time making things
appear or disappear within my vision, but I've had good luck doing it (with objects, not characters) around a corner, on the other side of a door,
behind my back, etc. Something to think about.
You mentioned that it's scary when you can't control the dream and end up getting chased -- it's like what happened to me here. In later dreams I
have started to realize that I don't necessarily have to react the way the dream is pushing me to react. Take this basic attitude with you: "I'm the
god of this dream, it will go as I say." It was that sort of thought that made me able to have much better control for example in my 5th and 6th
dreams as opposed to 2nd and 3rd. In one of my last lucid dreams before I went through a huge dry spell I had a situation kind of like the dream
above, I was about to be attacked by 4 people and I wasn't in the mood for it (getting attacked is always my interference). But I stopped and made a
conscious decision that if this was going to happen it was going to go my way -- I stretched out my hand and froze one guy into a solid block of ice
and caused another one to age rapidly from 20s to 90s and beyond, beard and all. The other two who were going to attack me decided to go bother
someone else after that.
Be creative, take control. Also, I second the recommendation to DreamViews. I used to post there when I was doing a better job of keeping track of
my dreams and having lucids, it's a great community.
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