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      Lightbulb Struggling with level of control... Just had a theory...

      Hey guys, haven't been active on here in quite a while. Life has been crazy and I've been super busy. I moved to Austin, TX last April and since then have been struggling more than ever with my lucid dreaming. =( Actually, just dreaming in general lol my recall hasn't been so great and overall my dreams have a hazy, not-so-clear feeling to them.
      And then when I do become lucid, I have a difficult time controlling and staying lucid. I feel like I finally made some progress, in a way, with my last LD the day before yesterday.

      I was in a situation where I was fighting off co-workers who had been turned into vampire/werewolf hybrids (lol) and was trying to make a flame-thrower just appear, and when that wouldn't work I was trying to just find a better weapon in a locker (I've always had trouble just making things materialize out nowhere but usually could pull things into my dreams by opening doors or drawers, etc). I guess I realized in the dream that I didn't fully believe I could do it since I've barely been able to lucid dream lately, I'm losing faith in myself and I sensed that even in the dream. So, just a moment ago a theory arose.

      Besides the fact that I'm losing faith in myself when it comes to my dreams, I also feel it in every day life (things have been a bit difficult, but we won't get into all of that right now). I'm sure my waking feelings probably affect my ability to lucid dream. I don't feel like I have good control over my life, so it makes sense that I can't take control of my dreams either. Anyone else feel this way?

      So, my theory is that perhaps the solar plexus chakra plays a big part in the ability to lucid dream? I've heard before that it has to do with self esteem and confidence, your personal power, yadda yadda. I guess when it comes down to it, a lot of people have a subconscious belief that they can't take complete control of their dreams, I can see from my experiences that at this point in my life that must surely be the case with me. What if this stems from an unbalanced solar plexus chakra?

      Insight? Thoughts? Opinions? Would love to hear back from you guys. =] Especially from people who know more about chakras, that's a subject I'm interested in but don't know a whole lot about.

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      I only know a little about chakras. I believe lucid dreaming is usually discussed along with the third eye chakra, which is associated with clarity and insight. And the throat chakra, which is associated with filtering nourishment from poison. Lucid dreaming is a type of nourishment because it brings wisdom.

      Still I think your self-evaluation is correct. What's hurting your lucid dreaming isn't to do with awareness or clarity. It's physical and mental stress from waking life. Judging by the imagery in your dream, I'd guess it might be related to your work or coworkers? There are many ways to cope with stress. I personally like journaling. When you say you are losing faith in yourself it makes me think that you're giving too much focus to negative things and not enough the positive. Just as you described: "unbalanced." And I can see how that would mostly affect the content and control of your dreams more so than achieving lucidity. I think journaling is a good way to release that negativity just by putting it on paper and getting it out so it's not swirling in your head. And then cultivating positivity by practicing thankfulness and compassion for yourself and others.
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      Quote Originally Posted by sisyphus View Post
      I only know a little about chakras. I believe lucid dreaming is usually discussed along with the third eye chakra, which is associated with clarity and insight. And the throat chakra, which is associated with filtering nourishment from poison. Lucid dreaming is a type of nourishment because it brings wisdom.

      Still I think your self-evaluation is correct. What's hurting your lucid dreaming isn't to do with awareness or clarity. It's physical and mental stress from waking life. Judging by the imagery in your dream, I'd guess it might be related to your work or coworkers? There are many ways to cope with stress. I personally like journaling. When you say you are losing faith in yourself it makes me think that you're giving too much focus to negative things and not enough the positive. Just as you described: "unbalanced." And I can see how that would mostly affect the content and control of your dreams more so than achieving lucidity. I think journaling is a good way to release that negativity just by putting it on paper and getting it out so it's not swirling in your head. And then cultivating positivity by practicing thankfulness and compassion for yourself and others.
      Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I knew of the third eye and recently heard of the throat chakra affecting lucid dreaming. The nourishment thing makes sense. Also doesn't the throat chakra have to do with expression and creativity? I know it relates to communication, which also makes sense because you are "communicating" with your subconscious (and sometimes guides/angels/etc). So I would think the solar plexus could pertain to some other people also, I'm sure many people have issues with feeling out of control/powerless and with believing in themselves and whatnot. And if you have deep rooted beliefs like that, of course it would affect your dreams and probably the ability to become/stay lucid.

      I definitely agree with you about giving too much focus to the negative. Sadly I haven't been quite as good about staying positive lately. I should try to get back into the habit of writing out things to be thankful for everyday. One of my goals for this year is to write more and be better about keeping up with my journals. I feel like I never have time lately though (mostly since I've been working so much lol). I figured that could be part of the reason my co-workers were vampires in the dream, because I often feel like work is sucking up all of my time and energy!

      Definitely appreciate your input. It was nice to get a little reminder/nudge to shift my focus. =]

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      So. Last night I set up my Dream Board with a new crystal grid/tried a new method with different sorts of stones that relate to the solar plexus and personal power/taking control of life and things like that.
      I actually had three or four lucid dreams this morning! Had better control than usual and made progress with my dream goals, as well as finally getting legitimate answers and help from dream characters for the first time EVER.
      Unfortunately, I stupidly thought I'd for sure remember the answers they gave me and fell back asleep without recording my dreams. >_< Shame on me. But I'm super excited that I finally made some progress!

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