ThePower wrote:Hi Rebecca!
I had my first Lucid dream tonight (Kind of) what happened was that in my dream I partially felt myself in the real world and my dream movements were hindered by it (I felt my arms by my side and that I was laying down, only I felt it in the dream) so in my dream my mind was weird-ed out by that and when I tried to lift up my arms I couldn't. after some strain and kind of shifting between both bodies (it was a weird experience) I managed to be able to lift up my arms in the dream and when I looked at them they were almost see through and I couldn't focus on them. This triggered my mind to think hey! i'm dreaming! but that thought lasted only a few seconds and the only thing left in my head was the thought that I could do whatever I wanted (The correlation between dreaming and doing what I wanted in the dream must have carried over)but nothing was clear or vivid it was all foggy. I think that means I was only partially lucid. Anyways, I looked out a window and it was a blizzard and I wanted it to be a tropical landscape with an ocean outside so I turned around and looked back at the window and suddenly it was a tropic landscape with a nice beach and a huge ocean! I decided to fly out the window (because I could do what I wanted) but I couldn't I just stood there but then I thought about the window breaking so I could fly through it and suddenly it cracked open and when I looked out at the sky suddenly I was flying upwards and towards it! but as I was flying I felt my normal (sleeping) body starting to almost take over (my arms were stuck again) it took some effort but I managed to focus back onto my flying dream self but everything after that is extra fuzzy and I had no control over any of the rest of the dream (I think I just went back to normal dreaming) but (and I'm sorry for rambling about my dream like that) but I've read a lot of your articles and liked all the advice you had for beginners and I was really just wondering how to be able to not have everything be all fuzzy and more clear (I know you've said rubbing your hands together can help but that didn't come to mind while I was dreaming, I don't think I was completely conscious during the dream but I don't know how to fix that.) but I was also wondering how to not become overly conscious so that I wake up and go into my normal body (I think that's what was happening when I felt my actual body in the dream)
Cool dream, especially for your first LD
You need to practice increasing your lucidity, and thereby the intensity of the dream:
Make it a very solid intention to perform those actions immediately after becoming lucid and doing your reality check. It will soon become a well-ingrained routine, if you keep thinking about it while awake, and imagining doing it during your meditation/MILD practice.
I also think you will lose sense of your sleeping body as you become more immersed in your lucid dream. Move your dream body about and relate to that. Don't think of your body in bed. If you get stuck, ask the dream for help! Such as "give me full lucidity!" or "let me feel my dream body 100%" This is just a way of solidifying your intention and getting what you want out of your dream.