Hey everyone! So I've managed to achieve 5 lucid dreams so far since beginning this streaming & learning journey nearly a month ago now, which I am pretty excited about. However, during these periods of lucidity, I still had some residual "dream logic". I was definitely lucid and knew I was dreaming, but sometimes I would think things that didn't make much sense. For example, I would think some dream characters were real, like my family members were somehow in the dream with me. "Hey guys, this is a dream!" Or I would accept strange conditions or physics as they were, and not realize the true potential of the dream world.
During some of these dreams I had slightly more lucidity, and also more control, than others. Sometimes after becoming lucid, I just became aware but did absolutely nothing with that knowledge, I would still go along with the "plot" of the dream, whilst knowing I was dreaming (while still not realizing that I could just leave the scene and attempt other things) if that makes sense. Other times I did realize this, for example in my most recent lucid dream I immediately started flying around for about 30 seconds, but became distracted by a dream character (who I also thought was real) and we just kind of wandered and frolicked around, and occasionally I would have to re-convince myself I was dreaming to solidify the dream and my lucidity.
So I feel like during these particular cases I was not as "lucid as I COULD HAVE been", or was not as clear-minded as I am when I'm focused and in the moment in waking life. (I have been "more lucid" in dreams yeeeaars ago, but life got busy and I took a LD break, but am now starting this journey again!) Any tips for raising my "level of lucidity" for lack of a better term, be that during the dream itself, or in preparation in waking life? (I know "levels" or "layers" are arbitrary, and I like how Daniel described it in the stream the other day as more of a mish-mash as opposed to levels, or even opposed to a spectrum. This was just how I thought I'd articulate it). Thanks!