i had a lucid dream as a child, after my bro told me that if you knew u were dreaming, u could control it. and u can imageing how that whent, POOF! I was in a white purgatory for about five seconds. Lately ive been trying again, with the intent to have the experience, and use it for help on some hard to solve life problems, but its not working. i got close a few months ago, to the point of (failed) reality checks, but since then, not even that much. I know meditation helps, and reality checks, and general awareness, all of wich i do. So i wad wondering if the fact i wish to use my dreams for help could be preventing the experience, and if there are any spells or practices besides what i mentioned to increase my chances. i have exelent recall, every night, usualy about three dreams. information and advice is GREATLY apreciated!