Is something I’ve always been interested in, but have never been able to do. (Out of laziness to try maybe? I don’t know) My dad has always been really into it, and still refuses to share any of his experiences. Like when I asked him to tell me any of his ‘cool stories’, he flat out said no. They’re very special to him, and he says he’ll share once I have one too. Last night I was able to ‘wake up’ in my dream, and just when I had realized I had so much control, and could literally do anything, I got too excited/freaked out, and woke up. Bummer, but hey, that was lucid dream #1 so whatever. There’s always tonight.
I haven’t been able to fall asleep naturally for months, and I’m beginning to think its insomnia. Usually smoking pot helps get me to bed, but its getting pretty pricey, so I’ve been meditating before bed. Metta meditation, specifically, which is meditation in which you concentrate on powerful feelings of unconditional love and wishing well unto yourself and others. Not only does it help relax me, but leaves me with a warm fuzzy feeling that I just want to embrace the whole world and tell them I love them. Since I stopped smoking before bed, which usually makes me forget my dreams due to the less amount of REM sleep you receive after smoking marijuana, I haven’t had a dream I can remember for a long time. That is why I’ve decided to try out lucid dreaming. My dad just gave me a book by Carlos Castaneda on the subject, to help me out. So here I go I guess.
If anyone has any tips, it would be well appreciated. Stories and experiences and good as well. I enjoy other’s tales. :)