Only When It's Bad

I have only mastered lucid dreaming when the dreams are bad. And then only when the danger is physical, not emotional. When I have a dream about being chased by an axe murderer or whatnot, I can change the dream or even end it if I want. When the dream is more emotional, for example, someone close to me dies; I have no control over it. I read that we have more control over what we "feel" control over in life. So for me I am most vulnerable emotionally.

MNPowerForward MNPowerForward
18-21, M
2 Responses Mar 12, 2009

I'm exactly the opposite. When I lucid dream, it is only about bad stuff. However, if I am in some sort of physical danger in the dream, my awareness never kicks in. If it is a dream about my life spiraling out of control, the circumstances, such as my wife dying or losing my job start to not add up. One by one, my dream self starts dispelling those unfortunate circumstances by recalling reality. I'll say "wait, my wife never cheated" or "I've never been in this place" and then I'll consciously decide to wake up.

It is a very good thing to be able to change some dreams....