Originally Posted by TeamSelig
Google lucid dreaming.
I've read some stuff on ways to practice this. Supposedly if you work at it, you can eventually be able to control them.
I can't remember exactly but it was something like, throughout the night - anytime you wake up, roll over and write down what happened. Then read over it in the morning. Also always think to test yourself in your dreams, such as repeatedly look at a clock. If it changes each time, you are dreaming. Once you realize you are dreaming, you can do whatever.
I never did try the journal thing, but concentrating on remember dreams seemed to work a little bit. IDK if I really believe it, kinda seems like voodoo to me.
I looked that up and opinions seem to be all over the place, but it seems that's what happened to me, although without any real effort. It seems there are a lot of people actively trying to do this and using all manner of recall exercises and reality checks to achieve it, and in my case it just happened. It was definitely different, having that level of awareness, and the dream inside a dream thing was a bit odd.
I also came across some opinions by a few Christians claiming the whole thing is occult and opens one up to demonic influence, but I'm not sure I buy that angle either. I'm a Christian and I don't see anything inherently evil with what happened. It was simply a greater sense of awareness if you will. I guess I could have used the freedom that comes from that awareness to indulge in any manner of sin, but just about anything can be used for good or bad purposes.
With the way I remember dreams and the vividness of most of them, I'm surprised this hasn't happened more often, but maybe it's kind of rare. It was definitely unique.