Years ago before I developed "Can't become lucid anymore syndrome" I had quite a bit of success by forcing myself to stay awake and using my imagination the best I could. This often induced hypnagogic imagery which I've always thought of as a kinda half a lucid dream. There were several times when I knew I was gonna become lucid cos the hynagogic imagery was SO good. It's amazing how it comes on easily sometimes and sometimes it's like it doesn't exist!
Anyway, there is one definite thing for sure. Imagination makes it easier to become lucid. I used to study the detail on beautiful landscape photo's so I could recreate them in my mind to make imagining that I was flying easier. (Phew! You wouldn't believe how long that took to put into words!)
Well, when I couldn't get lucid to save my life, I had a brainwave which I was convinced would work, but didn't. BUT... Nothing worked so I've decided to try it again over 10 years later!
I bought a great video (Yes a video!) called "Idaho: An Arial Tapestry" which was basically a plane or helicopter filming the scenery as it flew over it. My intention was to imagine it was me flying as if I was having a lucid dream. I thought that watching the video a lot would make it much easier to imagine flying in bed. (I need to get out more!) And it would induce more flying dreams cos of being on my mind a lot.
Finding arial footage years ago wasn't that easy but YOUTUBE is full of it!!! So I'm gonna have a good think of ways I could use it to good effect.
I've always liked the idea of watching aerial footage whilst trying to imagine I'm flying over it. Due to drones there is absolutely loads of beautiful great quality footage on YouTube, and I'm gonna try experimenting with it. Maybe watching a 5 minute clip just before I go to bed etc?
I think that if it induces a flying dream, this could help induce lucidity?
Knowing my luck, I'll be having a dream ABOUT watching aerial footage on YouTube!!!
What do you think???
Even when I've become lucid I've often still been affected by other people. I've been showing off etc. feeling good that nobody else could fly but me! And once my girlfriend (phew! That must've been a long time ago!) was shouting at me to come down. I ignored her at first but gave in and floated back down to the ground where I lost my lucidity and woke up!
In the past I've become lucid by imagining myself flying. I've probably failed a zillion times but it has worked on several occasions.
Keep flapping your arms about!
Possibly, I'm good a flying because as a kid I used to imagine flying a lot when I was on long car journeys. I would look out the window and imagine I was flying above the car then across the landscape. I particularly like fields of wheat and growing crops. Often, in my head, I would arrive home or the destination long before my Dad/Mum had finished driving. I was much much faster. I also knew all the fields round my house, quite accurately.
I do do a lot of really stupid stuff in dreams and instinctively misbehave. "Flapping" is just one example. I have know myself to poke people in dreams who seem to be sleep walking and laugh at them, cause they don't know they are sleeping. Kind of like your showing off. I don't seem to be able to control myself very well at all. Once I've found or come up with an idea, that's it. It's got to be tried. I'm very impatient, even more so in dreams. I agree though, that now, when I do manage to proper lucid fly, it's often very awesome.
Flying in some of my lucid dreams is one of the main means of transportation I use, as it's way more convenient than walking. Like Petal, in some of my lucid dreams, I have had some real world accuracy of places in some of my lucid dreams before when I have flown around to places, although I haven't had any trouble flying. I had a misfortune of once was accidentally flying right into a crime scene while it was happening in real life. That was probably just an unlucky incident. I've had plenty of lucky and unlucky things in my lucid dreams I am flying around like that anyways, luck is just part of the laws of math.
I've had other peculiar flying lucid dreams, and while I am not necessarily always bumping into scenes like that. There was that one incident I had, where I don't know what exactly I did wrong, but I got accused of truancy (until I showed them evidence on the camera of me sleeping in class).
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