I've found that I'm able to de­cide what hap­pens in my dreams. Is this un­usual?

JANE ED­MUNDS, WIM­BLE­DON, LON­DON

Spirit and Destiny - - Your Journey -

Be­ing aBLe to make con­scious choices whilst dream­ing is called ‘lu­cid’ dream­ing and it usu­ally re­quires some train­ing or prac­tice. It’s a won­der­ful skill to have. Most peo­ple don’t even re­alise when they are dream­ing, and what hap­pens in their dreams is en­tirely ar­bi­trary. You seem to be able to nat­u­rally con­trol what hap­pens in your dreams, which means, yes, you are special be­cause it is a rare gift.

When some­one has this abil­ity they can choose to dream about en­joy­able and en­light­en­ing sit­u­a­tions. If you want to have a lu­cid dream, med­i­tate just be­fore you go to sleep. Set your in­ten­tion to ex­pe­ri­ence some­thing nice in your dream, such as fly­ing over a beau­ti­ful land­scape or be­ing re­united with a loved one. If you wake dur­ing the night, im­me­di­ately med­i­tate on creat­ing a happy or pos­i­tive scene or meet­ing and you’ll con­tinue that as a lu­cid dream when you fall back to sleep. Prac­tice makes per­fect!

Be­ing able to con­trol your dreams is a special tal­ent

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