Hello. Ive been going through a few major life decisions, and I remember reading somewhere on the internet that lucid dreaming could help me. Could help me figure out what I want to do.
I once had a LD when I was about 10 or 16 years old. It went something like this:
I was running from someone, who looks like he was some sorta soldier. Running, so terrified of him! Well, I was running through the place I used to live in when I was 6. Anyway, as I ran I noticed that there was nobody out on the streets, no cars, no nothing. I suddnely realized that this was all a dream. I was thinking that it was highly unlikely that there was NOBODY, NOTHING outside other than me and that soldier. The fear seemed to just disappear, as I turned to face the running man. He ran up to me, and grabbed my arm. After about five minutes of walking with him, we encountered a door. He opened it and threw me through the door. I suddenly began flying, and I felt so happy! So free! Suddenly, I felt as if someone was pulling me backward. I tried thinking it away, but it didnt help. I kept thinking, thinking that if this were a dream i could make it go away! I wasnt able to move any part of my body, as everything blurred away...I remember waking up, thinking that i had never felt such joy in my life.
I also had another one when I was seven. I dreamt that I was in a palace, as my dad came in. I was on a very high chair, and was very tall. Now, at the time, I was extremly mad at my dad for taking away my toys (dont ask). I remember sending him into the prison. The gaurds took him away, and I looked out the window. I remember seeing the moon, and then realizing I was dreaming. Well, i wasnt able to hold the dream long enough as I began getting very excited. I remember eveyrthing fading away, and then waking up.
Well, the following night, I dreamt that I was in a large spaceship, with aliens everywhere! They didnt seem to notice me, though. I was running around the ship, screaming to go to my house, when I looked at earth. I began crying, but then the moon came into my view. I suddenly realized i was in a dream (again). But, I got too excited and woke up.
Dont know if that helps. Anyway, ever since then, ive tried to have another lucid dream. I'm having trouble remembering the dream. Every night, I say to myself that when I see my hands in my dream, I will know that I am dreaming. And then, when I get into bed, i say "i will have a lucid dream". I usually dont remember the dream, and when I do I remember being able to tell that it wasnt right, but not quite getting at the "its a dream." part. I wasnt completly lucid. I can never get to the lucid part now! I need help remembering the dream and then getting into the lucid state. What do I do? Do I clear my mind before I go to sleep, do i sleep in a certain spot or position, or while listening to music? What do I do?