The Lucid Dreamer

Lucid Dreaming Experiences and Discussion

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2 hours ago, seeking_brilliance said:

Why don't we set a dream goal for the week, and then report back with our results? 

For example, the first one could be : "I become lucid and talk to the first dream character I see. I ask them what they think of me" .... Or "what did they have for breakfast?" 

I like to use questions that force the dream characters to come up with creative answers.   But of course there's many dream goals we could try, like finding a dream guide, or summoning a treaty treat, or flying to the moon.  Any thoughts? 

Sounds like a plan to me, bro. I’ve done plenty of the talking to people experiments, I kinda want to try something a little more extravagant this time.  I’ve not tried flying to the moon yet; something like that sounds cool. Could also try moving objects telekinesis style.  

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I thought you meant to make highlight reel.

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14 minutes ago, tedens said:

I thought you meant to make highlight reel.

No I meant lucid dreaming is more fun first hand, as opposed to hearing about it second hand. 

I think you might have misunderstood her comment, my guy. :P

 

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One thing that is certain that it works in getting lucid dreams is practicing mindfulness.

I did not have such typical long and controled lucid dreams as you/@The Lucid Dreamer . But the first time in my life I entered a dream I had long ago, which I didn't remember at all. It was like a quick reminder to me of this dream without the physical elapse of time. It impressed me. That was maybe a year ago but already with act.org.

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@The Lucid Dreamer

Sorry for the delay, Chase :)….I have a lot going on today. I think I will not be able to write here about my spiritual journey in details because we are in the topic of dreams, plus too many private things, I do not feel comfortable to share it with everybody. But I will tell you this, I have started to ponder about life meaning at the age of 11. I remember my first books were around the topic “life after death” by Raymond Moody, NLP, UFO, poltergeist, channeling (Kryon), and many others. I will not be able to name them all. Alan Watts, Osho, Makarshi, Maharaj, Tolle, Spira, Ouspensky, Gurdjieff, Robert Adams, McKenna, Audobindo appeared later on in life. Science with the quantum mechanics, neuroplasticity, wave-partical duality, Plank, Loius de Broglie, Neils Bohr haha:D, read a little bit about their theories,  watched some movies about this topic. Was fascinated so much that for some period in my life I lived with a great passion to understand reality and how it worked:x. I was thinking about Enlightenment 24/7, meditating as well. Had heated debates with some people and family as well9_9, still do, sometimes with my mom. Friends? Never talk about this with other people anymore. Only here on this forum.:( Books? Yeah, I could read three books at a time and it would not be enough. I had that crazy passion for knowledge and Truth . Anyway, I will not expend here because it would mean to violate the guidelines of this forum:(.

About dreams: once I had a dream looking at my face in the mirror too. Actually this triggered the understanding that I was in my dream, because I had a different face. I was trying to get a closer look and was amazed how tricky everything in the dream was. I just had a different face features, it was not me at all. My lucid dreams are not long. Do you remember what Castaneda recommended to do in your lucid dreaming? I wonder if you read his books? Looking at your hands.

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4 hours ago, The Lucid Dreamer said:

I also had very deep insights about the relative nature of reality and that there could be no such thing as objective absolute measurement of anything.

I am re-reading everything you posted here and I wish you could expand more on this statement. Because I'm literally thinking about it every day. Man, I have so many questions, I am not sure if I can express here everything in a correct way, due to the linguistic limitations. 


"All that we know is limited, something we don't - is infinite"

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@The Lucid Dreamer Oh yes, and one more question! Do you have this strange feeling when intuition comes in handy. Let's say something should happen, do you have this feeling inside that you gravitate towards one outcome than the other? I do not know how to explain... when something big is going to happen, in a good way, do you have this feeling that something "great" is coming and you are anticipating it. (I know I am deviating from topic, I am sorry for this :$ ) people sometimes compare this feeling with being in love. Imagine you are in love, that kind of feeling. Like you are surfing on the wave in the ocean. It is kinda that feeling that uplift you. So..... back to the intuition, could you predict events in your life in this manner? I could. A month before the great event happened in my life I had this feeling of an emotional lift. I knew something was going to happen, I could sense it. 

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@The Lucid Dreamer I woke up in lucid dreams flying a few times. Those are fun. Doesn't last long though. My concentration is not developed enough to ponder existentially in the lucid dreams. 


Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

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@The Lucid Dreamer why don't you start a separate thread, and every post will update the dream goal for the week?  Maybe throughout the week we can vote on the next one. I think it would be fun for everyone to be doing the same dream goal, but sharing their unique, infinitely different experiences.  Maybe for the whole week we keep attempting the same goal to see if we get different results. 


My Imagination is a Monastery and I am its Monk- John Keats

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yesterday i had a lucid dream axperience.I had took 30ug of 1p-lsd and hearing solfeggio harmonics frequencies delta for lucid dreaming and it was really vivid it was so vivid i remember everything and everyone the lucid dreaming frequencies where playing by accident and i discover it when i woke up.I knew i were in dream and i was not that afraid .Basically i knew this was not reall, the people reactions and the whole structure where like a dream.

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Does anyone feel that the boundary between vivid imagination and lucid dreaming is very thin?


“Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools.” — Proverb

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@The Lucid Dreamer Big fan of the topic of dreaming and sleep.

Sleep paralysis can be used as a gateway for lucid dreaming if you keep your eyes closed and try to imagine a situation you want to move to and then try moving your body to it. But sleep paralysis can be pretty scary, so it's a brash method. It's just something I learned from the numerous times I tried to escape sleep paralysis.

Another interesting feature of dreams is that you are unable to have inner dialogue. This is something I never really thought about and it kind of blew me away, wondering if this is the case for everyone. It seems that inner dialogue might manifest itself as actual voices in the dream? Not sure. It seems that way in the case of sleep paralysis.

Also, your morals and sense of self can be completely skewed in the dreams. I have had dreams where I was running around slicing people up with a knife while thinking nothing of it and actually enjoying myself.

Also the memories and things you experienced during the day often have an influence on what you dream about, but sometimes the thing you dream about is completely irrelevant and out of the ordinary. I've had dreams of blood and gore and I saw absolutely nothing of the sort in real life near that time, it really caught me off guard.

In sleep paralysis, which is technically a lucid dream, there are shared phenomenon around the world of certain creatures that can be seen. One of these is referred to as "shadow people", It is basically a shadow in the shape of a human. There is also this intense malevolent feeling of dread that can be felt, but I'm not sure if that is just me being scared. Sleep paralysis seems very similar to a psychedelic trip.

I also had an experience in sleep paralysis which refers back to the idea of inner dialogue manifesting itself as an actual voice. I was trying to keep myself calm during the sleep paralysis, and kept repeating to myself in my head "nothing, nothing, nothing" to try and get myself to think about nothing and clear my mind. As I was saying this, a stranger's voice appeared and started repeating exactly that, "nothing, nothing, nothing" exactly as i was doing in my head all in real time. Then the voice multiplied and it started drowning itself out, creating this echo effect to the voice. Then everything faded to black.

A theory I came up with is that the monsters we see in sleep paralysis are manifestations of our own fear. We see scary shadow people because we are scared of the dark in the moment, so we see monsters made of darkness.

For some reason, I am able to have inner monologue during sleep paralysis. Probably because it is so close to the waking state.

I think dreams in general are your subconscious's way of communicating with you.

If you want to decipher your dream, pay attention to the feelings and emotions it brings out of you and how you relate to it. Try to intellectualize what happened to you in the dream in words and how it made you feel. It is possible to decipher them even if they are seemingly nonsensical. I had a dream that I was eating raw meat and I looked it up and apparently it was common and it actually had a meaning that applied to me.

Even if you are in a non-lucid dream, whatever emotion or idea you conjure up seems to manifest itself. If you think a monster is gonna appear behind you in a dream, a monster will most definitely appear. 

I have learned to escape any scary dream. You simply need to close your eyes and curl up into a ball, then imagine positive thoughts. I am able to do this even in non-lucid dreams for some reason, maybe out of instinct.

I don't try to contemplate much during these experiences because of fear since most of my lucid experiences have been during sleep paralysis. Most I've done during a lucid dream is asking someone in a dream "Do you know you're in a dream?" to which they responded "No". I also had this scary lucid dream where there were monsters everywhere and they kept telling me that I would be stuck in the dream forever.  I've gotten most of my knowledge from non-lucid dreams, they are straightforward and seemingly created for you.

Honestly though, asking people in dreams for answers seems like a pretty awesome idea. Now I just have to learn how to become lucid without sleep paralysis.

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 "If you showed a caveman our technology, he would think it was magic. And if you showed a modern man magic, he would think it was technology." - Outlast (video game)

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@tedens I wouldn't recommend trying to create sleep paralysis, but it typically happens with stress and awkward sleep schedules.

When I would come home from school I would pass out at 6pm from exhaustion then wake up at 12am. Then I would fall asleep again at around 3-4am. This sleep schedule induced sleep paralysis for me about 80% of the time.

It is also more likely to happen if you sleep with your body facing upwards.


 "If you showed a caveman our technology, he would think it was magic. And if you showed a modern man magic, he would think it was technology." - Outlast (video game)

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@Derek White I kinda understand what you mean:). In lucid dream the world as almost as real as this one, for me, anyway. I would say that reality is a bit different, more like introverted, lol. Everything converges on you and gives you the opportunity to be very mindful. Probably, because we discuss this topic I had an interesting dream last night but it did not trigger the notion that I was dreaming. I had a dream that I was in the car with two young men. They were siblings. One of them purposely started a car and let it go on a high speed from the cliff, I was on the backseat. My thought was: I am not going to die because I am the main hero in this life-movie and others do not exist. I was waiting for some power to stop the car. And it happened. LOL. Maybe because everybody says on this forum that death, in fact, is imaginary.  Usually, such thoughts trigger me to realize I am sleeping. But it was not the case this time :( 

Another time I had a very interesting lucid dream being in the mountains and trying to fathom the fabric of snow. I was crumpling it in my hand. I noticed that the fabric of that snow was very viscous. I will expand about it later. 

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@tedens You need to study your sleep first, and catch that time properly to wake up during the REM. It's freaky, I would not even recommend doing it.

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@Osaid Btw, if this happens pretty often it might be an alarm that you have an underlying health issues. 

When I was twenty I was working on the cruise liners, we never had sleep there. Because at night you party, during the day you work and explore different ports and cities. I could stay without a proper sleep for entire six month. I slept literally two, three to four hours a day. However, I did not have a paralysis even once.

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On 26.03.2020 at 3:40 AM, tedens said:

One thing that is certain that it works in getting lucid dreams is practicing mindfulness.

I did not have such typical long and controled lucid dreams as you/@The Lucid Dreamer . But the first time in my life I entered a dream I had long ago, which I didn't remember at all. It was like a quick reminder to me of this dream without the physical elapse of time. It impressed me. That was maybe a year ago but already with act.org.

But the second situation took place a few days ago also during meditation. This vision was short-lived and concerned a real place (my neighborhood). It was also accompanied by the feeling that this situation had already taken place but at the same time the strong feeling of the present moment was as if this moment existed forever. I really was amazed and I don't know what to think about it. It's like two moments in one. The intense feelings of these two situations give the impression that they exist "forever" / are written somewhere /.

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