(Original post by shaunadamjones)
I believe myself to be a lucid dreamer, I've roughly written what i experience and how i developed it and what its like(shown below)
Lucid dreaming – my Experience
Ever since I was a young child I had very bad nightmares, I used to fear going to sleep at nights. I had a general fear about everything and anything. Before I went to sleep id conger up fears, such as there’s something under my bed or lurking in the dark. I’d go to sleep in complete fear. Till the day my father gave me the best advice he could he said “If you wish for something in your dream, you’ll get it”. I was 9 when I received this advice, it sunk in and I used it well.
A few nights passed, and then one night I had a dream, in which I realised it was not reality as we know it. I started to notice things that were not possible in real life, Such as dinosaurs and monsters. I then realised I was in a dream, I awoke immediately, Panicking and scared.
Throughout that day I was thinking of a way to get out of a dream if need be. I came up with a Dorothy style way of getting back “home”, I said to myself if I ever need to escape from a dream, Just blink. I attempted this method while in a dream it didn’t work right away. I attempted this multiple times until one time I decided if I blink 3 times, It would be better so that’s what I did and I woke up. I had developed a new beginning to understanding and manipulating my dreams.
This method worked for a number of years, in which I escaped fears and was no longer scared of sleeping.
I one day decided when I was around 13 that running away from my fears is not always a good thing, I started to work on a different technique in which Id make things appear, disappear and manipulate the current situations I was in within a dream. I looked something’s up on the internet about sleep, one website said “many dreams are a reflection of the previous day and this influences some of the dreams” So with that knowledge I walked around that day closing my eyes and saying to myself I wish I had a car to get away. Two weeks passed with me doing this around 1-5 times a day, around 1 week later I had another dream.
I later found out this was a lucid dream, I was getting chased by a man. I stopped closed my eyes and said “I wish for a car” when I opened my eyes to my surprise there was a car, I woke up suddenly. I started to notice as I had more lucid dreams, I began to stay in them longer. This is when I discovered I could now manipulate my dreams. I wished for a whole lot of different things such as guns, weapons, and the ability to fly and even to become a giant. I have been experimenting with this till almost now in which I am still trying to stay in the dream for longer periods of time. It’s almost like spawning something on GTA.