I've been lucid dreaming for about a year now and for the past year I've experienced, on average, at least three lucid dreams per week. However, recently something's changed and I'm unable to Lucid Dream anymore. It all started one night when I was in a Lucid Dream. I was in a mansion and all of the sudden the feel of the dream changed and someone walked into the room. It was a man that was dressed all in black and he simply said, "I can't allow you to come back here anymore."
I instantly woke up and didn't think anything of it. I just thought that somehow I had slipped out of being lucid. However, every time I've become lucid since that dream he's been there and instantly kills me and says that I'm not welcome there anymore.
I'm sure it's just a mental block I'm having or something, but has anyone else experienced this? It's frustrating and kind of creepy at the same time.
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Let that sink deeply in your mind. You created the barriers therefore you can break them. There are no barriers but the idea of them in your mind. Make the induction of a lucid dream fun. Remember how your past experiences were brought about. This helps too. Make induction fun and be confident that it will happen and that nothing will get in the way. If it doesn't, be content that you are making the necessary steps. One of the things that is mentioned in Michael Raduga's School of Out-of-Body Travel
is that a practitioner should never allow a dream character to dictate what he/she should or should not do. Remember, you have the control. If it doesn't seem like you have control at the moment, you have the potential. Ask yourself if there is a part of you that fears that state. Is there a part of you that is afraid of lucid dreaming being detrimental to your health? Perhaps watching Insidious
might have helped your subconscious to concoct a scenario like that...
Try programming. Don't obsess over the idea of having a lucid dream, but rather, remind yourself throughout the day that you would like to have one because it is fun. Don't do it constantly, every once in a while and definitely before bed time or before the time of induction. Have it as a desire in the back of your mind but not as a conscious obsession. Perhaps this is where that dream character is coming from...the part of you that may think that you need a break or that you shouldn't try so often...the part of you that may feel you need some control and not be addicted to lucid dreaming. I hope this makes sense and I sincerely hope it helps.
By the way, there is no shortage of techniques for entering, deepening, maintaing and managing
the phase (OOBE/AP/LD) in Michael Raduga's practical guidebook.