Occasionally when I dream I have moments of “Hey I know this is a dream” but never do anything about it. It is a strange thing to experience and a bummer when you wake up and realize what just happened.
A good example is when something VERY bad is happening (That gut wrenching what have I done feeling) and while you are scared and confused you may say “It will all be okay though this is just a dream.” (I usually remember just thinking about it being a dream) And then you wake up knowing you were in a dream where you KNEW you were dreaming but did not become lucid.
The only way I have had proper luck in dealing with this issue is using MILD and saying something along the lines of “If I know I am dreaming I will become lucid” But it is becoming more and more of an issue for me to become lucid with this problem. The awareness is almost always there but the control and realization is not.
So how do all of you deal with this issue? What have you found to be a viable solution? Or what do you believe might be a possible issue/solution?