Originally Posted by Squatchit
I see - thanks for explaining.
There are a number of things you could try out. These methods will depend on your level of lucidity and ability to stay within the dream whilst retaining a high lucid state. You can change the environment. One way that works for me is to put my hands in a prayer pose up towards my face, thumbs near nose. Then I close my eyes, place intent for a new environment of my choice (imagine whatever you wish) and then, holding that thought in mind, slowly move your hands away from each other, as if pushing the old environment away to make way for the new one. You can now open your eyes and peek through your hands as they are moving to see if you've been successful. Of course, you'll want to make sure that your person is also in the new place.
Another technique is to draw an imaginary circle with your finger in the space in front of you. Make it large, as if creating your own portal. Then step through it whilst placing intent to be in your new place.
If you are exploring your personal dreamscapes, then these techniques should be successful. You have to believe you can do it and focus, focus, focus!
You can practise this on a smaller scale, by attempting to manifest an object from thin air. Try and get an apple to appear in your hand. This will build up your confidence and reinforce belief that control is possible.
The first technique you described is actually conscious astral projection with your third eye. I know that because I do that everyday as a prayer/meditation to keep my inner space and energy field clear while I'm awake.
I think I'm going to probably try the second technique too because it reminds me of dr. strange's ability set. Everything that character's archetype does is more real than anybody would think. Haha so thanks!