RedKryptonite wrote:May I ask what kind of skills you managed to develop with lucid dreaming? This is actually another reason why I got into lucid dreaming. to help with learning any future skill I wish to learn. Right now,I plan to use it to help me lose fat/weight once I become good enough to induce lucid dreams on at least a semi-regular basis (I sort of can now,at least 2 or more lucid dreams per week. but I'm still working to get more skilled.). I can resist the temptation to pig out when I know I can do so in my dreams.
The very first skills I learned in real life when I first learned how to lucid dream were socializing skills and learning how to communicate, which at the age I was at, I was struggling horribly with. Because I learned how to lucid dream at such a young age, I also had fewer phobias and anxieties, only developing anxiety if it looked like something could really hurt me in real life (like when I got attacked by bullies in middle school, I developed anxiety around others and I only ended up becoming terrified of spiders as a kid when I found out after getting bitten I was allergic to them).
Most often, what I use my lucid dreams for is coming up with ideas for my multimedia designs. I am hoping one day to create a virtual reality where people who cannot lucid dream can enter and do anything they want without any consequences, much like a lucid dream. Even in the video game world, it could be made possible for a person to do the things they could do in a lucid dream, and I am hoping to create that virtual reality one day. Lucide is the name of my mascot, the dey on the end means my mascot has no assigned gender. The reason is lucide is somewhat based on the concept of the multimedia/dream character, which a character doesn't have an assigned gender until the designer/audience decides on that. I will let the gender decision be based on the player's personal preference, just like it would be if they were having a lucid dream about the character and they got to decide that one for themselves. All of these ideas I have for the video game, I came up with in my lucid dreams themselves, I am always coming up with different ideas for my multimedia designs in my lucid dreams, but most get rejected, simply because I cannot use all of them due to it being a time-consuming industry.
Losing weight through lucid dreaming is easy, typically what I do to lose weight is diet and exercise really hard in real life (usually around 1,000 cals a day, avoiding desserts and fats, eating certain food groups, and having a very regular and hardcore exercise program [100 pushups, sit ups, lunges and 1/2 week of martial arts is what I usually do] is recommended). In the lucid dream, eat whatever I want, telling myself cheating in a lucid dream doesn't count. Because I can take a break from the hard diet in the lucid dream, this helps me lose the weight faster. The key is knowing the lucid dream isn't real, and eating the food in a lucid dream is no more than eating air.
I have a question for you. So what makes you think lucid dreaming is dangerous? There was only one official time I was in any real danger in a lucid dream, and this was when I went into shock and stopped breathing in real life, losing consciousness, and then waking up in lucid dreamland. While I felt full of energy in the lucid dream, I knew if I didn't heal myself, it was going to be "Game Over", and I had a time limit to heal myself as well. Despite the fact that lucid dream I had was dangerous, I have never forgotten it, because there are things I don't like talking about that I never forget from that lucid dream.