Is it Possible to do Anything in Dreams?
Because most of us have never tested the limits of our will on the dream-scape, it can easily be imagined that once lucid in a dream, you can do anything you want to. Well, this does not turn out to be completely true. Because something like what is described in Revonsuo's Threat Simulation Theory of dreaming is going on while we dream, even when lucid the hard-wired content and thematic elements of the dream system continue to operate. We know that misfortunes and failures are more common in dreams than are good fortune, and it should not be surprising that our initial attempts at controlling our own behaviors and the environment around us is met with some frustration in lucid dreams. In time, you can learn how to stabilize a lucid dream and how to fly, use telekinesis, phase through "matter" and all sorts of incredible things. But can you get a light switch to work properly? Your flying may be clumsy at first. Your lucidity may fade easily. But keep trying, whatever it is you attempt to achieve with lucidity. Someone once said that it was impossible to say your own name in a dream. And then someone tried it and found it to be very difficult, but possible. Then I tried to say my name, and after a few seconds of struggle I could do it. So I had a friend try this. For him, easy, first time. Nothing to it. Expectations affect our ability to succeed at dream experiments. It may take some time to get used to your new-found powers once you achieve lucidity.