[commment] I had a lot of problems with flying, when I was new to LDing. I’ve got way too much failed trys. Well, some people can do it naturally - but not everyone. Now I am more experienced in it, and a trought came across my mind- why wont I write a something, that will help people to learn to fly ?
Point of that is to write logical help for beginners that have flying problems.
It’s not long - it olny seems so.
As I’m writing it, I guess everyone here can get lucid in dream. So I’ll not concentrate on it. However, These are some useful links, If you cant get lucid in dream:
OK, so you are realizing that you are dreaming. What is thing you have to do now:
Step 0. Do not get overexcited. That will always ruin your hard effort to get lucid.
Step 1. Get REALLY lucid, so much as you olny can. More lucidicy in dreams means bigger chance of succeful flying. In most of low-lucid dreams you will have problems with flying, or even be unable to do so. The important thing is to understand that this all, everything around does not exists in reality. This all happens olny in your head. Everything around is creation of your subconscious. So you are the one, that can control it. Noone else. That’s thing that seems to most important. Here you have some useful tips:
Quotes has been taken from THAT topic
OK, so you are highly lucid ? Let’s proceed to next step:
Step 2. Say “It’s MY dream, I CAN control it !”
That one was not too hard ? I guess so. Now hardest thing:
Step 3a. Try to fly. You have loads of possible ways to do it. Here are most common ones:
•Superman style - feel power from your feets. It’s one of most common and easiest to flying fast techniqes.
•Just-fly - Well, it’s not much to say: This is your dream, so you just can fly. Dont think how, but just do it. Use willpower.
•Air Swimming - Air gets heavier, so you can swim in it.
•Spread arms - Spread arms and glide, like parachute or plane.
• Summon a Jetpack - Not very common, but easy - just say “There IS a jetpack behind me / in that cupboard/ in that box”. Then take it, and fly! Later you can stop feeling it, and fly by willpower.
Full list of flying techs is in THAT topic.
Just do it. If you are enough lucid (look step one), you will have no problems. There still is one ? You cannot take off ? Well, go to step 2.
If you are falling back to step 2 too much times, and you are too bored by that, go back to step 1. Then do thing like that
Step 3b. Shock therapy. Get into high place - it can be top of really building, Grand Canyon in your garden, or anything else. Then do step 2, and spread arms. Jump in it. If you are enoughly lucid, you will glide in it. While falling down, you can try every another techinque. You dont even have to see bottom of it. A very useful tip: Fog helps to extend falling time, basically allows to make it so long you want to. It covers down of place, so you cannot see it’s end.
With time you will master your flying skills. Flying will became one of naural ways to move. I hope it will help some people.