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14-10-2006, 11:15   #16
 
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Was this a lucid (or nearly lucid) dream?

A few weeks ago, I awoke to what I presumed was sleep paralysis. I couldn't move a muscle . Suddenly the air around the room started swirling in vortices that I could see and there was a whooshing air sound. I'd experienced sleep paralysis before but not dreamlike ehallucinations so it was quite scary but I was strangely calm and kept saying to myself... "this is just sleep paraylsis it will be over in a minute... now if I could only move my arm enough to tuen on the lamp it would be ok". I kept trying to move though my limbs felt like lead but I eventually managed to drag one arm vey slowly out of the bed.. all the while the swirly air thing was still going on. I managed to get to the lamp switch but it wouldn't work so my next plan was to get out of bed and get to the door because once I got to some light it would all be ok and the hallucinations would go. Still leadlike I managed to drag my body and slowly trudge towards the door. This took ages and there was still scary air which now had faces in it. When I reached the door I raised my leaden arm to move the curtain away from the door.... ??? curtain... why was there a curtain covering the door? Then I realised it was all a dream. Then I woke up.

What do you think? Sort of lucid?
I do find this fascinating I have to say. I must make a point of practising the reality checks.

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Success . . . maybe

Satrday mornings I have literally nothing I have to do, so I sleep in as long as possible. This morning I vaguely remember looking at the clock then I falling asleep. I can't really remember details but somehow I got to the point of thinking "This is a dream". After that I tried the nose reality check I mentioned in a previous post and it worked. Instead of seeing my nose, I saw a blurry line at the very corner of my eye. I started thinking "this is a dream" and I heard some weird rumbling, head kinda spinning. I was worried I "broke the dream". Didn't get to do anything before I woke up though. I also remember reading something on my computer, scrolling down then scrolling back up. It was still about the same stuff (can't remember what that stuff was) but the sentence was completely different. My dream recall has been pretty crap. I've been trying to write them down but since I've had to start getting up early for classes I haven't had time, the last one I wrote down was on the first of october. So, I haven't remembered my dreams too well. Not sure really when the computer reading bit happened in relation to the nose seeing.
It's also possible that after reading this thread yesterday (then going onto ld4all for the first time in a while) I just had a dream about reality checks.
Still, progress.

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Had a dream last night, loads of things going on in it, and as usual this one person was in it, because of this person in it I realised I was dreaming. I didn't do the reality test but I remember seeing this figure (as can never see his face) and deciding that I have to find out who this person is, so I wiped out everything else in my dream and stood face to hood to this guy, it was really quite weird but very cool, something like the matrix style when I approched him, sliding not walking if you get what I mean, it felt quite powerful. Everything else was gone in the dream except me and this guy but when I told him to pull down the hood I woke up, I am guessing I got too excited about the prospect of taking control, but I am hoping this is a start to a real lucid dream.
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how do people fly in their dreams??

I've been a lucid dreamer for about 9 or 10 years now. I can make anything else happen in a dream but give myself the ability to fly. In fairness, I've only tried flying a few times. It never works, though. Is it in response to a fear or something? I love flying in airplanes and I find the sky intriguing so it's not an aversion to be in the sky... Anyone know anything about how to get yourself flying in dreams?
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18-10-2006, 21:21   #20
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Anyone know anything about how to get yourself flying in dreams?
In my experience its the first thing I do if I get control. I just start jumping and I can jump really high and far. Other times I've just started flying. One time I took as bow (as in bow and arrow) and put it across my back and it turned into a pair of angel style wings and I flew around my neighbourhood. That one was especially cool.
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18-10-2006, 23:54   #21
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Welcome to the forum Cabria

I'd be the same as Zillah, it's usually the first thing I do and usually without much thought or attention.

Similar to the bow: in my first lucid dream (which was only about a year ago) after I started to fly I reached into my pocket, took out a piece of cloth which became a cape and fastened it around my neck like superman Good fun.
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Has anyone achieved this yet? I know I have had dreams where I know I was dreaming but had no control over any part of the dream.

Would be interesting to here how other people have tried and succeded or failed?
Had a small bit of success lucid dreams of late after trying for ages.During the first one I had I realised I was dreaming I woke myself up !. The next one I had I've realised I was was dreaming but was unable to do anything.The very last one I've had I became aware but was only able to go places within the context of my dream at will i.e I was at home but only able to go different rooms in the house. The only bit of dream recall I have been doing was replaying my dreams in my head the next day I havent been bothered to write down the details but might start now.(tomorrow morning even )
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I used to be really good at controlling my dreams when i was younger. I still can do it sometimes but not so often. It always begins with an awareness of whats going on as a dream and then basic statement 'This is my dream and i can do what i want'. Then i can, which is always a laugh..
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I find this happens (involuntaraily) to me just before going into a deep sleep or when I'm waking up from one and snoozing. I like to snooze, a lot.
I havent *tried* to control them much but I do amuse myself regularly by pushing them in one direction or other. I cant recall every flying in one though. They seem like very intense daydreams (which I do a lot too!). Quite Walter Mitty-esque.

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25-01-2007, 17:34   #25
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I find snoozing (rather than full-on sleeping) is great for dreams alright.. whether it's just before sleep or just after you wake up and decide to give yourself an extra hour.

Must see about writing a bit more of this 'guide' anyway.. sort of let that slip to say the least. Though I've been having some interesting dreams lately, so I'll have a think about it.
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Hey can you tell me if this is in the right direction of Lucid dreaming?

I was dreaming the other night about my CAO form and looking through it there seemed to be about 10 times as much to fill out as I thought. Then I thought to myself "oh God, this better be a f**king dream" and then I woke up.

Anything on the way to Lucid dreaming?
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i've had a few lucid dreams in the past couple of months.. I never bring myself out of the normal dream though, and there's nothing I can remember that jumps out at me and reminds me I'm dreaming. The first time this happened to me, I was dreaming I was walking home from dublin to carlow.. suddenly the world felt very very strange so I pointed at a car and thought *flip over* and the car flipped over very very slowly, and everything else just continued as normal. so I had a fair idea then that I was dreaming, either that or I was God.

So now whenever I'm dreaming and I get the idea that things aren't quite right, I point at something and think *levitate* or somesuch, and if it does I'm pretty confident I'm lucid dreaming. Problem is I can never get it to last.. only a few minutes each time so far and then I wake up. But it's a good start I hope, gona start the dream journal one of these days.

does anyone else notice that lucid dreaming feels kind of.. sluggish? touch, sounds and sights are all kind of muted for me.. more so than regular dreams. And I have to keep control of my thoughts so I don't think "this is a dream" too often as I'll just wake up then. Just require a bit more mental discipline? or will thise resolve itself with time and a few more lucid dreams.
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if it does I'm pretty confident I'm lucid dreaming. Problem is I can never get it to last.. only a few minutes each time so far and then I wake up. But it's a good start I hope
Sounds like it. Haven't had a lucid dream (that I've remembered) in ages but often the realisation causes me to wake up alright.. almost as if it's the final check -- like I'm waking up just to see if I really was dreaming. Bit of a catch 22. I think as you become more used to it you'll have more confidence to say to yourself "yes, I am dreaming - and no, I don't need to wake up to prove it".

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does anyone else notice that lucid dreaming feels kind of.. sluggish? touch, sounds and sights are all kind of muted for me.. more so than regular dreams.
I've noticed the sluggishness, maybe now that you've mentioned it, but the sights and sounds are usually very heightened for me in lucid dreams compared to normal ones.

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And I have to keep control of my thoughts so I don't think "this is a dream" too often as I'll just wake up then. Just require a bit more mental discipline? or will thise resolve itself with time and a few more lucid dreams.
I'm not sure it's a 'discipline', but more time and experience, sure.
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please tell me if this is a lucid dream...

I have had several very realistic dreams of sex, where i feel someone behind me holding me, etc etc.... and i wake up and go back to sleep and the sex is still happening. Obviously it's quite a nice 'dream' but sometimes it freaks me out, because I think it could be a 'spirit' or something. so I make myself wake up and it it keeps happening i will try and keep awake until it stops.

I really dont mind having these dreams but if there is anything paranormal happening i would be a bit concerned
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I just bought the book by Stephen leBerge today so Ill try and keep u guys posted as to how I get on with it. Im your new guinea pig!!! Hope this works!!
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