I'm never in control of my dreams even if I realize I'm dreaming.
Yeah, I don't want to go higher, I want to be able to put my feet down on the ground if something happens.
@DR13: It's no guarantee, but Serena is not far off; being aware without the knack or a lot of practice is tough, and often wakes you right up.
One old trick is to set your alarm for roughly 5 hours after you go to sleep. Wake up, but don't do anything, and rapidly try to go back to sleep while focusing on your awareness. sleep cycles come more rapidly, and last for less time the longer you've been sleeping, so you can jump back into REM pretty quickly, maintaining awareness all the while.
One thing... it can be disturbing, because on the way you WILL experience hypnogogic hallucination, but then it can be fun too. If you find yourself waking in the dream, try changing the scenary or just spinning about in a circle. I haven't the faintest as to why, but it often works.
Lucid dreaming is a waste of time. Takes a lot of time and effort keeping a dream journal and stuff like MILD, WBTB.
You can't have a cake and eat it too.
It all sounds so delusional, unrealistic, and solipsistic! Keeping memories of a dream world. Being a God for some time? Not to mention the constant RC's that have to be done (during the day) in order to maintain this "God status". :uhh: No thanks.You don't have to keep a journal to lucid dream. I think people write down their dreams because they were so awesome that they want to keep the memory forever. At least that's why I write the occasional one down...
WBTM, MILD, and WILD are techniques that help you lucid dream and they cost you MAYBE 20 minutes of your day. In exchange for being a GOD for a couple of hours, it's a small price to pay...
It all sounds so delusional, unrealistic, and solipsistic! Keeping memories of a dream world. Being a God for some time? Not to mention the constant RC's that have to be done (during the day) in order to maintain this "God status". :uhh: No thanks.