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      Unhappy Missing Dream Characters

      I haven't had many, but in all the lucid dreams I've had, any and all dream characters vanish upon becoming lucid. If I'm standing in a large crowd, then the crowd disappears. I can't summon them or keep them there while lucid, despite the different techniques I've tried!

      I must say, I'm getting rather lonely in my dreams! Has anyone had a similar issue? Any suggestions to resolve this problem I've been having? I'm sure it's just a lack of dream control, but any opinion is appreciated!
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      Hmmm. Maybe this has happened a few times so you now expect it, which is why it keeps happening. Try finding a door / window or look round a corner, and expect to see, or say 'I will now see..' and then think of something that involves lots of people! A party? A parade? A shopping center?
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      There is a subtle range of control in LDs that involves how much free will you give your subconcious. If this is all new to you, your brain is probably concerned that something has hone wrong. LDing can freak the brain out at first. If your brain is feeling shocked you may have the 'deer in the head lights' effect going on. You become lucid and your brain goes "stop everything! What the heck is going on?'

      If I am right then what you need to do is not try to summon DCs at all. Instead, just hang out lucid for a minute and tell your subconcious "this a great new thing we are learning, I made this happen, so lets relax and you can have some fun.'

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      I found out by accident, how to trick my mind into doing things in LDs. Once I said "look, how everything is detailed" and in that instance the whole dreamscape turned into high definition. Maybe you can try something similar "look at all the DCs walking on the sidewalk". Hope this helps

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      Another thing you can try is asking particular people to come out, one by one. Once in a dream I made a person appear just by asking them to show themselves, and if you were to do that on a larger scale you could probably get a good crowd going. Dreams often rely on the context you set for them; if you were to say, "There's a big party tonight, the guests should start showing up any minute now." and believed it to be true, chances are people would start walking in the door.
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      The same thing has been happening to me off and on for years! Dream characters would disappear when I became lucid. Or sometimes they would transform into an inanimate object. For years I ignored this, I would try to continue the dream adventure with the object. But in the end, it simply felt like I was talking to myself.

      Finally a dream revealed to me why this happens.

      I was back in high school dreaming with all members of my colorguard, we were back together again as a team and I was so damn happy. I was lucid and I wanted nothing more but to be with them. Excited, I started to fly to show my friends that this a dream. I grab one of my teammates and start to fly with her. But when I look down at my hand she had turned into an inanimate object. I looked at the room, so did everyone else.

      I run down the hallway and meet up with the rest of my team. I prove to them that this is a dream by flying. By the looks of their eyes I can tell they finally understand that this is a dream. But they understood something I didn't.

      They asked me "If this is a dream, and you are the dreamer, what does that make us?"

      I'm hesistant to say the answer. They look at me with anxious eyes, waiting to hear my answer. I choke and finally spit "youre the part of me that will never forget you".

      They celebrated with my answer! It didn't matter if in real life we didn't get along, right now we were together and happy. And like that, they all dropped to the floor as inanimate objects.

      I finally understood two things. One. Dream characters never disappeared when I became lucid. No, they re-merged back into me. Its as if by becomming ME again they help me become lucid. Lucidity requires you to be a whole person and all that jazz.

      And two. I finally realized I'm alone in every dream I have ever dreamt. That every dream character whose company I enjoyed, that every dream character I ever spoke to, was me and always and only me. The lonely nature of dreams hit me like a ton of bricks. I flew away but that lonliness stuck with me and my dream became a black void.

      A dream isnt some video game where you can run around and do what ever the hell you want as so many dream control threads seem to suggest. You are in the landscape of yourself. If you want to control the dream, then you need to understand yourself first.

      After having this dream I was afraid I would be always be lonely in lucid dreams. But....that hasnt actually been the case!! Sure, DCs still disappear on me even in mid-sentance. And sure, nothing I do can bring them back because they have already merged into me. But even after all that----I still have lucid dreams that are filled with characters and ones that I can have lucid conversations with.

      I dont have any techniques to offer you how to have lively dreams again. Instead I think you need to dive deeper and uncover your reason why DCs disappear as you become lucid. Because that's not a control issue.

      Try talking to DCs every chance you get before they can disappear on you. And if you find yourself lucid with no one to talk to - then talk to the dream. The dreamscape is your subconscious after all, its alive! Keep pressuring the dream, keep asking why everyone has disappeared, or state firmly your desire to have characters knowing full well they are a part of you---- your dream will answer you.

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      I know you probably really want DC's in your dream but in my opinion they are usually a big pain in the arse. I can never convince them they are in my dream so i just gave up on them. They never do what you say

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      I had a lucid dream for the first time recently. Sure enough I had the same experience. I don't know hat to do about it. Sorry but atleast you know you are not the only one.

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      Quote Originally Posted by juroara View Post
      You are in the landscape of yourself.
      What a perfect, eloquent way to describe the dream environment!

      "You're the part of me that will never forget you" is wonderful too. You have a way with words!
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      This thread is 4.5 years old, so I am closing it. Feel free to start a new thread with this theme if you wish. Happy dreaming.
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