Hi everyone! Sleep well? You know what it's time for!
Last time, I gave you the advice to make a lucid "To Do" list. Today, I'm going to start talking about stuff you can do when already lucid. If you haven't had any lucid dreams yet, I hope this will motivate you a little. Let's get started!
One of the most common things people do in their lucid dreams is to fly. After all, it's something most people have always wanted to do, but given that we are human, it's just not possible in real life. Dreams, however, are a whole different game, and flying is not only possible, but it is actually fairly easy. Not to mention, it is awesome!
To begin with, you need to get up into the air. Depending on where you are in the dream, this may already be the case. In one LD I had, for example, I was standing in a room on the second floor, and only had to jump out the window to get airborne. The thought of flying through the air may be off-putting for some, especially if you have a fear of heights. This is where your power of will comes into play. As is the case with all endeavours in dreams, your will to do something, and more importantly your conviction that you will do it, determine if you can do it or not. If you believe you can fly, you can. (No R.Kelly reference intended.)
With your intention firm in your mind, it's time to take off. There are a number of ways to do this. If you, like I was, are already in a high place, just jump out into the air and soar! You might fall at first, (I know I did.) but don't be afraid. You can do it! If you're on the ground, then look up to the sky and focus... then leap into the air and fly! This has worked for me, to quite amazing levels. I actually jumped high enough to enter a cloud the first time I tried. You could also try to use tools to help you. Why not create a launch pad or a catapult or something to help send you flying? Use your imagination and find a way that you like.
Once you're in the air, things should be pretty simple. If you have trouble getting anywhere, try some different techniques. I like to adopt a cool pose while flying, (If you've ever watched Dragonball Z you kinda get the idea.) and fly at fairly high speeds, doing some rolls and loops if I want to. You can also try flapping your arms, although from what I hear it can be slightly slower. Still, anything that works is good. You can also use tools while in the air. If you have trouble flying on your own, a jet pack or a pair of mechanical wings might do the trick. Or you could just turn into a bird and bridge the species gap directly! Anything goes, dear reader, anything goes.
In the end, it's all about conviction and will, like all other dream-related things. If you are convinced that you can fly, you can do it. I'm sure if you have had a few LD's already, you probably figured out a way to fly on your own. To those who still haven't gotten up in the air yet, maybe these tips can be of help to you.
I wish you happy flying! Until next time, sweet dreams!