Hey Mike, good question, I've read a lot of people have issues with this and I'm sure the answer was to start of small, maybe try swimming through the air or jumping higher and higher then just don't bother coming back down?
Personally, in the few Lucid Dreams I've had, I've flown in most as I've never thought of much else to do and I've just jumped out of high up windows or risen from the ground, haven't had my brain conjuring up fear. I used to fly parameters so possibly I don't have as much fear of flying but I doubt that makes much of a difference.
Thanks I’ll give it a try
I'm sure Daniel will have some good suggestions but I think the swimming thing is used by a lot of people to start with as it's a more familiar movement whereas flying isn't exactly normal for humans! When I was learning to fly a lot of guys just did short 'hops' until they got their confidence, me, I don't have the common sense I was born with so I just took off and kept going up! :)
In addition to this advice, try reframing the situation. The two ways I can think of to do this are to give yourself an external aid to fly - ideally something that interests you. If you're a Marvel fan, try summoning an Iron Man suit or Falcon's wings. Adjust that based on your interests. And the other approach is to stop trying to think of flying as something insurmountable - tell yourself that of course you can fly. Maybe watch videos of Superman flying, or somebody gliding or wing-suit footage. Tell yourself that just like these people, you can easily fly too. I think if you see people gliding through the air, even if they're not actually "flying", it makes the idea of flying seem more believable to you.
Just had my first lucid dream last night! I attempted to fly by jumping off of a small hill and only managed to land on the top of my stomach. I asked my subconscious how to fly and a voice in my head said to pan upwards as if my point of view was a camera. It didn't really help much. It is all based on expectation and takes time and belief to happen.
I will have a go but in the dream the neighbour was showing me how to dream I said take me up and prove it then o woke up 😩 but all good suggestions Thankyou
I wouldn't be much of a help, I always was able to fly and I never knew why or how it all started
I have found that looking at something in the distance and imagining/willing myself to it like a tractor beam gives me more distance and speed, otherwise I catch the wind and glide like a kite or superjump.
A lot of it seems based on what you expect and believe will happen. Once you are convinced you are lucid jump off something really high, you know that you are in your mind and your body is in bed so you can't be hurt, see what happens, I found it is a great way to smash through mental blocks, though you have to be really lucid about where you are, ie in a dream, and what that imples, otherwise it may just distort and reinforce a mental block.
Thanks guys for all the advice
Well done Joel on your first lucid dream
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