So lately I've been recording the contents of my dreams, or whatever I remember, in the hopes that I'll eventually see patterns emerging within my dreams and I'll go lucid, or control events as they happen.
I remember a couple times in dreams when I died, I became an omnipotent god and gained complete creative control of everything in the dream for just a few seconds (compared to the rest of the dream's duration as dreams in themselves last only a few short seconds) before awakening.
Yes, the dreams in which I'm dying, I become God. Like that stupid song but the other way.
Recently I had a dream where I was aware I was dreaming, but I was dreading waking up because I had to do some project the day after. In the dream, I was in my house, and I was watching some old Austrian WWI propaganda films (one was black-and-white, the other was a cartoon allegory involving Pinocchio). I didn't want to go downstairs because I'd wake up and have to do the work, but I went anyway because I was bored. So at this point I'd awoken from a dream within this dream, and it seemed real, probably because I was lacking oxygen, but I soon realized this was also a dream state. Realizing this, I tried to focus and make Sandy Cheeks appear in front of me -- but I couldn't. I couldn't change the reality of a dream-state of which I was aware. I could visualize how Sandy would look -- in fact, I think I might have created her on a lower dream state than the one I was in -- but I couldn't create a "physical" form of her in my "conscious" level of dream-reality.
I'm wondering if there's any reason for this, what might be stopping me, and if you have any input or similar experiences.