Have you ever experienced being half-asleep, half-dreaming and knowing that you are dreaming? I have, and it's very cool. I don't know why I can't do it all the time but sometimes I can and when I do, I do whatever I want in the dream.

One time I dreamt I was in school. I knew I was dreaming and decided to act all ninja-like. I scaled and jumped against walls, tumbled, and all that karate fancy things.

Just a thought.