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Is It Really Possible To Be As Lucid As People Say In Dreams?

by Mark

I used to have dreams all the time where I knew what was going on and I knew it was a dream, but it always felt unclear and I wasn't in control. I want them dreams again and to get control of them.

Once I had a dream I was in a big room, like a cafeteria, and there were people standing around. A tiger came and chased me and I jumped away really high. There were tall white pillars and kept jumping on them to get away. Then I missed a pillar and I fell far to the floor. I felt butterflies in my stomach is i fell, I thought "this is a dream" and I stayed dreaming. I can wake myself up in night mares. Anyway I landed and felt a huge surge of relief because I felt no pain. I was okay.

Another night i was drifting in and out of sleep and kept hallucinating. Once i thought my friend was sitting next to me i was talking to him, but then he disappeared and everything went dark and silent and i tried talking to him. i was awake. Then again sleeping. then i thought i was in a rowboat, i was actually on a river rowing, but then everything went black and i was awake doing the rowing motions with my arms, sitting up. Then i was in a barn, a big one, and there was a fence in the middle. I suddenly had a gun from like a scifi game and the room poured full of good guys on
my side, and bad on the other. I knew it was a game, like a paint ball tournament. Well, I jumped around and shot bad guys and dodged lasers and had fun. Then my gun stopped working. I fiddled with it and it only started working when I physically said pshew, pshew, pshew in my dream. Then It broke again. Then I woke up holding my arms like I was holding a gun and was actually saying "pshew, pshew, pshew". It was morning.

Often times i wake up in the morning after a long good sleep. I was just having a good dream, when its like that and I don't wake up too much, I just go back to sleep and continue the dream.

I never flew. Or anything like that. If anything real scary starts to happen, or anything at the height of fun and happy, I wake up. Disappointed or relieved depending on what. I'm in high school and I want to lucid dream. I tried a couple nights now. The first night I did a technique where I just lie still. I suddenly woke and couldnt feel my body. Just a really dry mouth. The tequnique was that this would happen, then shut your eyes, sleep, and dream a lucid dream. I did this on instinct and waited a couple seconds. I opened my eyes again, then shut, then open. Soon I felt wide awake. I just went to sleep normal. I want to know how to really lucid dream, and if is it really possible to be as lucid as people say?

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