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      Question Flying troubleshooting. Or just dream control in general.

      I haven't been too lucky with either LDing dream control lately. It seems to me the more aware I am in a dream or the more vivid it is, the less dream control I seem to have.

      There are a number of occasions where DCs will actively halt me in dream control. And when I try to get them to go away (Or in a previous dream trying to shoot energy blasts from my fingertips), nothing happens.

      I'm brought back to the first time I ever flew in a dream. It was a brief lapse in non-lucidity and I shot straight up through the roof. Five minutes later I managed to regain my lucidity, but then got caught up in the happenings of the dream and its fairly lackluster plot. Excuse me for going on a tangent but I have yet to have a dream interesting enough to warrant giving up control; I just don't see the point in that.

      Can anybody give some advice on how to combat this? Is me just talking about it and making it a problem feeding the problem itself?
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      One thing I find improves dream control is to abandon any idea of mechanical work as neccessary to bring about an effect. The power comes from your mind.

      Applied to flying this means: don't flap your arms, don't jump, etc. Just set the intention to get to a point in the sky and then just levitate with your mind doing the work. Want to accellerate? No need to tighten up your muscles and try to push a propulsion jet out your ass. Just go faster...

      It's all mind...You don't have to use your muscles for anything really... Practicing this helps you realize how dream control works, which in turn gives you better dream control.

      Another important benefit is that it teaches you to relax your body. Straining your muscles too much in the dream will often wake you up. I learned this while I was learning to swim through the earth pokemon-style. I got stuck and strained my body to move forward, next thing, I'm awake in bed..

      So say you want to waterbend, something I enjoy quite a lot... so relaxing, and also pretty to look at... Maybe you could try to first learn to do it while standing completely still, and then add the kung fu moves once you have it down... Because lets be real, it's way cooler with kung fu.
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      Do you feel calm upon lucidity? Or are you anxious to make things happen, worried you'll run out of time? The calmer and more assured you are of your state the easier it can be to use expectation to see the changes you want. With more LD's this will become your default state as you become more confident of your abilities, but setting intentions beforehand will help too. Before going to sleep visualise youself becoming lucid and flying whichever way seems natural to you. After a number of times doing this you will eventually become lucid and fly just as you visualised.
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      Sorry for the late reply. I was planning to reply yesterday but got caught up in errands and such.

      Do you feel calm upon lucidity? Or are you anxious to make things happen, worried you'll run out of time? The calmer and more assured you are of your state the easier it can be to use expectation to see the changes you want. With more LD's this will become your default state as you become more confident of your abilities, but setting intentions beforehand will help too.
      Exactly. I don't get LDs often and even though I'm capable enough to not wake myself up through sheer anxiousness (They usually end up lasting 20+ minutes), waking up is still a primary fear of mine in the dreamscape. I can't even do WILDs due to just how anxious I can get. I guess it can only get better with experience.

      Before going to sleep visualise youself becoming lucid and flying whichever way seems natural to you. After a number of times doing this you will eventually become lucid and fly just as you visualised.
      I'll keep that in mind, thanks.



      One thing I find improves dream control is to abandon any idea of mechanical work as neccessary to bring about an effect. The power comes from your mind.

      Applied to flying this means: don't flap your arms, don't jump, etc. Just set the intention to get to a point in the sky and then just levitate with your mind doing the work. Want to accellerate? No need to tighten up your muscles and try to push a propulsion jet out your ass. Just go faster...

      It's all mind...You don't have to use your muscles for anything really... Practicing this helps you realize how dream control works, which in turn gives you better dream control.
      Huh... Never really thought about it in that sense. In reality I am really not that confident in my dream control; call it a self-fulfilling prophecy, but that's how it has been for the longest time now. I think it would be more reasonable to assume that my subconscious can warp the dream on my command rather than the other way around--me warping the dream on my own. I'll try this approach next time I LD.
      Live life as if you're describing a really vivid dream. With that, I hope, lucid dreaming will come naturally.

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