staciafuchsia wrote:thanks for this thread! Here's a question I wrote in my introduction thread a bit further down the page --
I've seen some mention on these boards of a "plan of action" as a way of confirming lucidity and maintaining it... i.e. if you're doing something you thought of while awake, you're definitely lucid, and as long as you're doing that thing you'll probably stay lucid. Right? How do you decide on an appropriate plan of action? And-- what do you do if you discover you can't enact it in your dream? I mean, I can do a lot more in my lucid dreams than I can when I'm awake, but I do feel my ideas of "reality" resisting my attempts to change things. For example, I can fly in my dreams, but in one of these lucid dreams, I tried to fly with my boyfriend on my back and was reduced to taking big hops instead because he was so heavy. Any advice on getting over these sorts of realism humps?
The whole "plan of action" thing is something that is used to just make the idea of lucid dreaming more of a concrete subject in your subconscious. It doesn't really matter what the plan of action is, just as long as you have one. As your the battle with your mind while you are experiencing lucid dreaming, this is a common problem people face (including me). The best thing I can tell you is it will come with time. Your conscious mind already has a preset idea of how things should be. It knows you can't fly in real life, so when you try to fly in a dream, it is going to get confused and try to keep you grounded because that is what it knows. Really, the only way to combat this depends on you. Just keep reminding yourself that this is YOUR dream inside of YOUR mind. You just have to really believe you can fly. Don't get discouraged after the first couple times. The more you practice, the better not only your flying will get, but your dream control also. So practice, practice, practice!!!