What happened in your dream, if you had it? Did you have a lucid dream?
Most Helpful Girl
I used to have lucid dreams all the time. Those were the dreams in which I could fly. I would suddenly realize that I had control, and I would spend the entire dream leaping over cities and flying around islands, creating the most surreal and beautiful worlds.
And sometimes they were nightmares. I'd know it was a dream, but nothing would wake me up and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't stop the bad things from happening.
I haven't had lucid dreams in ages, though. I wish I knew how to get them back, despite the occasional nightmare.1
Most Helpful Guy
Very first one I had as a kid. I was having a nightmare. I was in an underground labyrinth being chased by monsters all around me. And right as the monsters surrounded me and I thought I was dead I realized I was dreaming. It was like I just became aware.
I snapped my fingers and made the monsters disappear. Reaffirming that this was my dream and I was in control. Lol it was crazy. I was still asleep and in my dream but so excited at what was happening.
In my dream I "cut" open time and space and made a portal to a new world in my dream then walked through. On the other side of the portal was an island, when I randomly decided I wanted to go in space. I snapped my fingers again and made a space ship appear. I hopped inside and took off to the stars. Traveling just outside earth's atmosphere I could see everything. But somewhere during my space flight I forgot I was dreaming and I "fell" back into how I normally am in a dream. Just an observer. But it was a positive dream from that point on.
I've only had a handful of dreams I took complete control over like that and they were always nightmares. I think it has to do with the strength of the emotions that arise during a nightmare that sparks my fight or flight response and that's what helped me to become aware. I found that just knowing you can control your dreams makes it easier to do. My dad had told me it was possible on the first night I did it. I was so excited the next day to tell my dad everything. I was like 11 or 120