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Overcoming a Nightmare Was the Start of Lucid Dreaming???

by Sarah Williams
(Alnwick, UK)

I am 20 and when I was about 12 I had bad nightmares quite a lot but there was a series of bad nightmares I had for a good couple of months. They used to be very bad, but into the last couple of weeks I started to get very agitated. I then started to expect the nightmare and wait for it to happen.

One of the nights I got so angry at myself for getting scared at the same thing over and over again I jumped on what was haunting me and pounded it to the ground. From then on I was able to control nightmares completely, turn them into dreams instead, rather than forcing myself awake. I then was able to do it all the time. It's brilliant, I often use it to improve my piano skills and driving Lamborghinis lol.

I have Lucid dreams every single night now, it actually makes you enjoy going to bed when you don't want to. It's horrible knowing while you're Lucid Dreaming and you can feel you're about to wake up...worst feeling ever.

If you are wanting to start Lucid dreaming I would suggest to overcome a nightmare first by expecting what's gonna happen? If the dream feels real then you probably can start to feel fear. If you start feeling scared and you know whats gonna happen try and think of something to change it. It might not work at first but I'm pretty sure after a few goes you will take control. Just do little bits at a time to build the length of control? Then just slowly think (add) more objects or people into the nightmares to distract your fear.

That's all a nightmare is. . .your own version of fear. Once you know your fear isn't real your brain is your oyster! Hope that works as it's worked a treat for me. :D

Oh the thing that haunted me in my nightmares for the two months constantly was a Ring Wraith off Lord of The Rings....Pretty damn scary...well it was!

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