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      Red face Managing Expectations for Enhanced Dream Control

      Hello Dreamers

      I know Expectation is important for Dream Control. Often my expectations are based off of a habitual thought process (ex. This reality check wont work because I must be awake, or I wont fly because I can't fly). My question is how do I manage my expectations so that I expect what I want to expect rather than expecting what I'm used to expecting?


      Expectation seems to be an instantaneous and intuitive thing for me. I either do or dont expect something and I seem to, ironically, have no 'control' over it. How do I start gaining control over my expectations.


      If you have a similar issue or have any thoughts on the idea I would love to hear your input

      Ciao!

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      I've found it useful to imagine while dreaming what I want to happen while waiting for the thing I'm imagining to manifest itself. When you're imagining something, you're not thinking what isn't possible.

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      If you can gather enough self-awareness, Wisher, and are able to completely remember that you are in a dream and nothing you are experiencing is real, defeating (or, better yet, ignoring) your waking-life expectations should not be a problem.

      For example, if while lucid you fully know that you are not actually flying but simply changing your perspective of the world you've created, and that there are no laws of physics to challenge that change, then flight will not be a problem because all waking-life expectations about flying will be meaningless... those intuitive expectations will not even enter the picture. That knowledge, though, only comes with much practice and development of your self-awareness.

      In other words, if you know your waking-life expectaions are meaningless in a dream, control is much easier.
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      Damn, it always comes back to self awareness. My laziest feature.
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