Don’t feel bad about your techniques with flying, my friend. We all have our own style. Superman had his fists forward, aquaman had swimming, spiderman shot webs, and batman… well he just used his gadgets.
Flying high in a lucid dream can be scary and difficult if you haven’t gotten use to flying and moving throughout a dream. I remember when I was young, I would practice every lucid dream flying. For me it was really hard to stop or to make sharp turns. I had to learn them all slowly and push the boundaries of what I thought was possible one step at a time. It took me a good deal of time to master not only controlling the movement of my flight but to master myself and my focus. Here’s my advice: next time you are having difficulties flying (or the atmosphere feels thick like water) bring your awareness back to you. Forget the “outside” world for a moment and remind yourself that you’re in a dream… that everything around you is a projection of YOU… that the space you find yourself in right now can be bent and molded by your intention. A thought here has instant effects. Think of a six legged horse, and turn around… you’re sure to find it. Therefore, use your mind to focus on flying fast or high, whatever you desire. In fact, you don’t need to fly anywhere since with a simple thought or intention you can bring (or be brought to) whatever world or scenario imaginable.
Take a breath of dream air, empty your mind, and open your heart.
And please please enjoy the wind against your face while you’re flying.
Title: Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
Artist: Puccini/Luciano Pavarotti
Album: Opera Compilation
None shall sleep
Soul Station (Blue Note 1960).