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Good Evening, I have been lucid dreaming as long as I can remember. This started as nothing more than waking myself up from nightmares as a toddler. When I was 18 (I’m 21 now), I began practicing it further. I have become more skilled at it and can change an outcome of my dream by either changing what happened that moment, changing the dream all together, or going back to an earlier part of the dream and doing something different so that the outcome changes.
Last night I was not able to change a part of my dream. I went back three times to try and change this and it did not work. This has happened plenty of times in the first year since I began actively practicing lucid dreaming. However, now I am very confident in my lucid dreaming. I know I can control a situation and I always do in a lucid dream.
Glad to hear of your lucid dream skills. I want to encourage you to read my first book— since it has ideas that will help you advance as a lucid dreamer, and perhaps see it more broadly. So if you would, think about this: When you fly through a wall in your lucid dream, and then see a new landscape (with a pink house, a tricycle, and a teddy bear), who created that? You just flew through the wall—did you ‘control’ that too?
Or when you talk to a dream figure, and it says something surprising, how can that happen, if you ‘control’ the lucid dream? And if you “went back three times to try and change this and it did not work,” does it suggest that perhaps you do not control everything? And how do we explain the lucid dream suddenly coming to an end, if we control it?
I bring this up to say that we lucid dreamers influence things and relate to things, but do not control everything. It seems better to think of lucid dreaming as “more aware relating” to the events in the lucid dream, because then we work with the dream more thoughtfully and more successfully. In my book, I tell how this can be liberating—and even enable you to relate to your larger awareness by asking it questions.