Yes it can take awhile. I've never read about lucid dreaming so I'm not sure what the best way to learn it is, but I've told others when you are in bed ready to fall asleep, say to yourself "I will know that I am dreaming in my dreams tonight". Repeat it a few times. It may take weeks, or even longer, but eventually you should become aware while you are dreaming that it's a dream. You won't be able to control anything without more practice, but just being aware that you are having a dream is a big accomplishment. It takes persistence and dedication to say that each night but for the short amount of time saying an affirmation takes it is well worth it. Being able to control your dreams is amazing. You can make your own fantasies/movies. This has therapeutic value as well. You can give yourself fantasies to increase your self confidence, reduce fears, quit smoking, etc. I always wanted to create a class to teach these techniques but never had the time
Edited by Ladydi, 24 May 2019 - 08:27 AM.