One of the first things people like to do in a lucid dream is go flying.
As a kid, it’s something you dreamed of. Even now, do you wish you could take to the air like a superman?
Well now you can. Did you ever think it would be possible in your lifetime? To think, it was always possible and you didn’t even know.
You can’t beat the feeling of floating up from the ground as the houses become smaller and smaller. Suddenly you’re soaring through the sky, wind in your hair as everything passes you by.
Does it feel real?
In a word: YES. It feels very real. It’s exactly as you’d imagine if you could fly to the clouds right now. It’s hard to put into words if you haven’t experienced it. All you need to know is you will soon feel like superman.
It’s not without its problems
You will run into problems at some point. Even if you’ve been flying for a while there are still things that go wrong. It won’t will last forever, but it can be a little annoying during the current dream.
I want to share some of my problems. Maybe you’ve experienced them too. If you haven’t flown yet, at least you’ll know what kind of things to expect so you don’t worry about them while you’re 10,000ft in the air.
Getting thrown about like a rag doll
You’ll be flying through the sky minding your own business when suddenly you getting thrown about. It feels like some giant invincible hand has grabbed hold of you and threw you like a rag doll.
It starts getting annoying when your trying to go somewhere and you keep getting knocked off course. There’s no knowing where you’ll end up. Luckily, I haven’t been thrown towards the ground yet.
Forced in a certain direction
This one’s really annoying and lasted a whole dream once. I kept getting blown a tiny bit to the left. No matter what happened I could not turn right.
I ended up trying a sneaky little trick going around in a big anti-clockwise circle. Nope, it still didn’t work. Luckily this has only happened a few times.
One time I wanted to fly and looked up towards the sky. It looked like a hurricane up there. I didn’t even try. I knew it wasn’t going to be a pleasant experience.
Looking back I now know I could have changed it. Told to wind to stop or something, but I didn’t. I was too busy trying to fight the dream instead of reasoning with it.
Not being able to gain altitude
This one’s common for beginners. No matter how hard you try it’s impossible to fly above a certain height. I usually end up bobbling up and down at roughly the height of a garden fence.
Why does this happen?
It must be a mental thing. Something in our head causing a block. The only thing you can do is try to clear your head and think positively.
Nothing like this happens to me much anymore. The longer you spend in the dream world the more natural flying feels. It may start to feel natural but it never gets boring. Flying is still one of the most exciting things for me.
I’m afraid of heights so I always get a rush from being in the sky. I never want that to change.