Don't shun the lucid dreaming!
A while back I trained myself to be able pretty much lucid dream every night. They're absolutely amazing. Doing anything you want, it's actually amazing experimenting and stuff, like for me, trying to make myself fly is incredibly hard to do, but with enough concentration I can get it, and like passing through objects like fences, and really feeling as if you're just passing straight through it. I still get them every once and a while and they're really really cool, last time I had one I found it really hard to even walk through walls and stuff.