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What is a Lucid Dream

Share your own lucid dream experiences. Discuss tips and techniques on how to induce lucid dreams and how to control/manipulate your own dreams.

Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Dreamer1010200 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:00 am

A lucid dream is a dream that you know you are dreaming. :cupcake:
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Dreamer1803 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:40 am

Is it normal to always have lucid dreams?? I
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby jazelyn » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:17 am

HOW TO CONTROL YOUR LUCID DREAM

First, you need to remember your dreams and get into the habit of journalizing your dreams (keeping a notepad and pencil next to your bed would be great). Doing so will familiarize yourself with what kind of dreams you have, what feelings you have during your dreams, etc. Eventually, you learn to recognize what you are dreaming.

Throughout the day, ask yourself, "Am I dreaming?" when something strange or odd happens to you. Don't straight out say, "Of course I'm not!" Instead, look for clues. Look at a clock, look away, and then look at it again. In dreams, the time will be totally different than the first glance. Same thing with the text in a book. Once you learn to do this naturally in life, you will learn to do this in your dreams as well. You will be well on your way to lucidity.

Have a counting method. When laying in bed, count to your self like this: One, I am dreaming. Two, I am dreaming. Soon you'll be saying Fifty-two, I am dreaming, and you really will be dreaming.

Identify your dream signals. Know what objects, images, or actions are always in your dreams. For example, let's say an apple is always in your dreams. Before you go to sleep, tell yourself, "When I see an apple, I know I am dreaming."

Use your dream signs in your sleep. If something utterly impossible happens to you, then you should know that you're dreaming. That includes flying, walking through walls, seeing someone who is dead in real life.

Encourage lucid dreams, don't force them. Always be relaxed and patient.

As you improve, you'll be able to tell yourself just what you want in your dream. Before goiing to bed, tell what you want to dream and what area you want to explore.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby A. B. » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:17 am

Dreamer1803 wrote:Is it normal to always have lucid dreams??

Not at all, if you do then lucky you! Some people get them more than others, and someone earlier in this thread did say that their brother always had them.

jazelyn wrote:Have a counting method. When laying in bed, count to your self like this: One, I am dreaming. Two, I am dreaming. Soon you'll be saying Fifty-two, I am dreaming, and you really will be dreaming.

I don't think I've heard that before. I'll try that - it takes me so long to go to sleep that I can't use most of the "do this just before you go to sleep" tricks, because I don't know when that'll be!

Handy dreamsign: when you wake up, always check that you're in bed - lately I've found myself on the sofa, out in the garden, and in a bed made up halfway down the stairs (for heaven's sake!)
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Abe1998 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:34 pm

A lucid dream is basically a dream where you know you're dreaming, and can control what's happening. For example, I realize i'm in a dream, and i tell a station wagon to turn into a lamborghini, and it does. That's a lucid dream.
I'm not gullible. I was just double checking :infinity:
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby dkauffman7 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:29 am

I've been having increasingly vivid dreams. Dreams that are so real that all of my senses are engaged. Increasingly I can control what happens and interact with the people in my dreams and seemingly "control" the sequence. The only distinction between my dreams and what everyone seems to be calling lucid dreams is that I am NOTaware I am dreaming. During the dream, I'd swear that I'm wide awake. It's like I'm living a separate life inside of my dreams. They aren't like the symbolic type of dreams, it's like real life with real relationships. I'm looking for my information on this but don't seem to see it anywhere. I'm not really a person that is by nature into the cosmic nature of the universe. I'm an attorney by trade and typically look at things more analytically-- so this parallel universe/life thing is kind of freaking me out. By the way, dreams are 50-50 between great experiences and scary ones. Any help or insight appreciated.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby secretbear1 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:36 am

Here is tip that I am trying out on how to lucid dream.
Grab a pen and write "A" On your hand for "Awake"
I've heard if you see it regularly you will see it in your dreams too.
Therefore making your dream lucid (knowing that you are dreaming while you are dreaming)
Sweet dreams :sleep: :) :)
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Abe1998 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:53 am

I'll definitely have to try that
I'm not gullible. I was just double checking :infinity:
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby esayles98 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:36 pm

Rooftops wrote:My brother says that every time he has a dream he is aware he is dreaming and can control what is going on. He's not on medication or anything, so is that lucid? In fact is it even normal? (When he told me I thought it was a bit weird because I almost never have controllable dreams).

thats how i am and im worried because i rarely dream and last night i almost lost control of my dream...
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby mamasiis2blue » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:18 pm

[quote="Miki"]I've only had one lucid dream and everything I said that was going to happen... happened but in a different way. Like, I said a monster was going to come through my window, but a guy came in instead..... haha, it was actually kinda funny. :)[

I've always had clear dreams,real dreams,or lucid as you will.
I can remember my dreams almost to the point of not resting at times.But I always know when a dream is going to happen.Not the time and somewhat different.But as soon as it occurs I say theres my dream.And I never dream it again.
I do have flying dreams,outside undressed,being chased,can't use phone and pistol not firing when I need it.
But these are different type of dreams then my lucid dreams.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby MPGSAE » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:39 am

I never knew there was a name to my dreams. I've had lucid dreams my whole life, and often -- weekly even. What does it mean when someone gets them often? This mornings dream was so intense that I finally googled it and happened on this site. I could only control my dream when my life was in danger. Like causing the ground to shoot up vertical to keep enemies away. And now I think I've met my dream guide this morning. He pulled me into a cave for safety, it was pitch black so I couldn't see him. He was just a comforting voice in the darkness. For the rest of my dream his voice would send warning and wisdom when I was in danger. Was this my dream guide...? I do enjoy lucid dreaming often but sometimes they get so intense and realistic. Either way I feel better knowing I'm not the only one who has these dreams! I should have researched it years ago. Thx!
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A LUCID DREAM IS WHUT WE CEE WITH THE LETTER C

Postby lundayj2008 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:45 am

[quote][/quote] our c is whut you c to be and also pleas no that if you c whut in a diminension 11 dream world you should first see snow your number 1 state of lonelyes
Dreamers r belivers :omg :lol
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby rose313 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:58 am

I lucid dreamed almost nightly when I was little, but as I grew up it happened less and less often. Did this happen to anyone else? Anyone know why? I can wake myself up out of dreams anytime I want if I dont like them, so part of me must still know I am dreaming.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Abe1998 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:47 am

I don't know if this happened to me or not, but try to remember if you had any theories on how to lucid dream when you were younger. I heard if you write the letter "A" on your hand, and look at it during the day a lot, you can lucid dream by remembering that you had the "A" on your hand.
I'm not gullible. I was just double checking :infinity:
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby celestinecv » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:32 am

I had a dream a couple of weeks ago that has touched me deeply. Anyone. I was standing in line with some unknown people waiting on my turn when I got to the front it was a board of priest sitting around a table and advised me "My time has come" I was then guided by my deceased cousin and he was explaining how judgement was for me. At first there was so many bad things going on and I was truly frightened but my cousin assured me it was okay. As we continued walking we came to this pasture where all the people that I have encountered in my life that has past away was there greeting and assuring me everything was okay. I woke up feeling a sense of peace and serenity.

Since that time I have had several dreams night after night that involves people from my life that have past away all assuring me its okay. I am a police officer and currently out on personal illness for myself. I am being tested for lymph node cancer and am having seizures. I am wondering if these visits are guides to this life or the "other side". What would you say?
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Nausy » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:11 am

I think I see lucid dreams...now that I read your comments about what they exactlly are...I feel them as reality...I remember them and I can sometimes control them....sometimes though I am not sure if I am just a watcher...to explain this.. I mean there are times were i do not know if i see my other me being in a dream and like me the real me watching and control the story of the dream...there is also a particular house I see very often and an elderly man sitting on the balcony and smoking....I don't know if I have met my doppelganger or my spirit guide ...but I find your descriptions very interesting...
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby azzure » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:56 pm

I only had a few lucid dreams in my life, and they often shorts and unspectacular. Because, even though I could alter it to what I want, I could not think of anything of particular interest or further experimentation, in the end I just let my dreams to flow as it is and only intervene when things get out of hand. Just like watching movies.
My habits of writing dream journal helps me to examine objects in my dreams, but when I focus myself too much towards one of the objects, the other things in my dreams began to fade and loose its consistency. This is how my lucid dreams ends up most of the time, chaos. And then I got fed up and choose to wake up from the nonsense (and found myself still paralyzed in bed for a few minutes and started gasping for air because of the panic). I think my body is still asleep.

And, after reading this forum, I just realized that I never encountered any mirrors in my lucid dreams, I cannot see my own reflections where they supposed to be (e. bodies of water, windows), I don't think I was ready to confront my darker self. I also just realized that in most of my dreams lights has no source, the whole world is lit, just like that. Oh, also, I often encounter roadsigns, pamphlet, or anything with words in it, I cannot read it, but I know what it says. Funny things.
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Lucid Dreams

Postby CocoCraz123 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:55 pm

There are two meanings for lucid dremaing.
1. Lucid dreaming is kinda like hallucinating. You have to keep your eyes closed for half an hour, and don't move at all or don't let anything distract you for you to open your eyes.
2. Lucid dreaming is being aware of dreaming, but also you're kinda like controlling the dream. Flying, teleporting, summoning things, and being invisible are all examples of lucid dreaming powers.
Don't be afraid to dream. Dreaming is an important part of our lives.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby LoVeHoRsEs » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:11 pm

Can you get hurt in a lucid dream? I all ways dream of the same place, but I’m doing different things each time and I’m always a man and I’m some sort of spy and in some of my missions I get hurt, in one I was running and twisted my ankle and when I woke up my leg was killing me, and in another I was pinned down and given a sedative injection in my arm, when I passed out in my dream I woke up in real life to find my arm sore. And I remember these dreams like I lived them in real life; I have been having them for 12yrs now. So I guess my question is can you get hurt in a lucid dream?

ps. I learned how to draw realism in a dream, and woke up in the midle of the nite to spend 3hrs drawing the picture I had just learned to do.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby insanelydreamy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:01 am

SoSweet wrote:What is a Lucid Dream and how can I have one ?

how can i have one like what are the steps?
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Possumpie » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:28 pm

Im not a very good lucid dreamer, but most of my dreams are lucid.
When I have a lucid dream it has a tenancy to loop.

For example, I had a dream where I was in a car and it drove off the bridge and we all drowned.
Then the dream moved back to the moment the car fell off the bridge I began gaining control and tried getting out of the car.
Then it repeated again, this time I am able to kick out the back screen of the car
Then it repeats again, and I am able to pull my sister out as well and so on
Dreams. The reflection of our soul?

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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Karengonzalez » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:28 am

this is one awesom thread. thnx
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby xray92 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:59 pm

lucid dream is a dream which u can do anything u wanna do literaly. :excited:
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby missfunkkygirl » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:55 am

DreamGoddess996 wrote:
Under step one, it talks about How to Jump Into A Parallel Universe & Meet Your Doppelgänger. I suggest not trying to meat your Doppelgänger and here is an article from Wikipedia as to why.


Personally, I'd rather try to meet my dream guide (again) than try to meet my Doppelgänger.[/quote]

Lucid you crack me up man, ROFL. This is a very important thing to remember so sweet. Doppelganger=bad.

Who is your dream guide Lucid?[/quote]

My Doppelgänger must be having a bad life cause I dreamed that everyone was being mean to me even my mother! While I was dreaming I felt like I was really in that building that I was dreaming about. I really felt like they were being mean to me. Only it really wasn't me they were being mean to, it was my Doppelgänger that was trying to make me feel like that. Hmm? interesting!
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Stariebrit » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:12 pm

every lucid dream I have ever had something bad had been happening to me and I always tried to wake myself up, so I do not like these types of dreams
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby megan87 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:31 am

I've had only one Lucid dream in my life, but it didn't seem to last the entire dream.

I saw this topic and it made me curious to know more. I didn't know you could create them yourself.

So after reading a little bit, I decided to take a nap. I had been up for about 3 hours after getting my children ready for school.

I tried the tips the website gave me before I fell asleep, when I woke up I was quite surprised.

I hardly remember my dreams, so when I didn't remember what exactly I was dreaming about but knew I had dreamed something it was nothing new. Buuut.. I do vaugely remember in my dream at some point I told myself "I'm dreaming, I did it".

I'll definitely be trying this again..
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby BubblesSilverDreamer » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:53 pm


Thanks alot Lucid Dreamer, I am afraid to sleep, because NOW I AM SCARED THE BUTT OFF. I am a really good, little goody girl, WHAT IS MY DOPPELGANGER LIKE???? Damn, she will be like super evil, or something... I AM EXHAUSTED.. Anyway, lucid dreaming is fun, IF YOU KNOW HOW TO CONTROL IT!!!! :worry: :worry: :worry: :worry: :worry: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby MissionOO7 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:53 pm

how often can you have a lucid dream?
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Chero » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:12 pm

Guys & Gals,

I've been lucid dreaming for most of my life IF your definition of lucid dreaming is being able to take charge of your dreams and demand a different outcome than the one being presented. This is part of my race culture. We just do this. Lucid dreams are quests. It can't be a quest if you just let someone else take over and tell you what to do. You can get help and often do, if you are new and need the guidance. But don't for a moment relinquish your duty to resolve the dream to your desired outcome.

I have regular dreams, just like everyone else - sound and fury and full color. But once in a while the dream takes a direction I don't like. In steps Lucid. "Excuse me. This is MY dream and you don't get to freakin' mess it up. You can play this positive part or just leave the way you came."

The Bastige who appeared to be so overwhelming backs down and moves away or accepts the part I give him/her/it.

I have also done this type of dreaming when it was not my issue at stake. My cousin had a thing going with a man who was not good for her. In her dark hour, I found myself in her apartment. We talked. Then we built a fantastic barricade against her front door. Her choice, my help. When we talked two days later, she remembered and related the dream and told me about my coming to her apartment while she was asleep. It was her first remembered lucid dream. I stopped her speaking before she got too far and filled in details I couldn't have known except for being there - like the clothes she had folded on her dirty clothes hamper. Since then she has had many other lucid dreams and returned my help.

Lucid dreaming is not that big a deal. It is not about some ancient like Seth being out there to help (or freakin' possess) you. No way. Real lucid dreaming is about YOU taking charge of your life by denying the forces of doubt. Recognize the real enemy - your own fears - and make them take the hindmost or better yet add to the beauty of what you are dreaming for yourself.

Dreams are for real. Dreams carry us to the next level and help us pass boundaries we don't even challenge because we think they are real rather than imagined. Lucid dreaming is designed to let you recognize STUPID boundaries you have placed on yourself. Dream, Remember, and Kick those Ahole doubts into the dream in roles that forward what you want to have happen in your life.

It ain't hard. All you have to do is recognize YOU ARE in charge of your dreams. You can control not only what is in the "real" world but what happens in your dreams.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby DeviantSoul » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:54 pm

My first lucid dream experience was 2 nights ago, I didn't do anything i was halfway through my dream an I felt as if I was myself in the dream and controlling what I was doing in the most important part of my dream. I didn't do anything the lucid dreaming was an accident but it only occurred because in my opinion it was since I read so many of these lucid dream.i tried last night and didn't read anything but it didn't work
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby neilharbin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:04 pm

Is is a dream which you can see or you control by yourself?
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Timkitchen » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:35 pm

Lucid dream is one in which one is aware of having dream. One may know that he or she is dreaming. You may also have lucid dreams for that you have to do slight practice, you may follow the steps given below:
1:Firstly have a Notebook in which you have to write down what you want to see in dream, read this before going to sleep.
2:You should not watch any movie before sleeping otherwise you may have a dream about it.
3: After closing eyes think about your dream it will increase probability of having dream which you want to see.
4:Keep thinking "Am I awake, or I am dreaming?" This will help you tell the difference between the dreams and reality when you are asleep.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby DarkSnowDance » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:13 am

Well, now that I know what they are, I know I have those dreams often...Its tare that I dont, actually... :crying: Also, I usually wake up or it repeats right befre I die...
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby jrock2222 » Wed May 22, 2013 1:36 am

repeats before you die?
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Melki_sihou » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:50 pm

I am always aware that I am dreaming. I have three types of dreams. One type I call movie dreams. They are dreams that I have no control over (not that I want control). In these dreams, it would be like watching a movie. Everything is very detailed and really fascinating. So far, I've had 7 or 8 movie dreams. I never have a repeat on those dreams but remember very vividly.

The next type of dream I have is very rare... again I am aware it is a dream, but I have no control in them... I guess you would call it prophetic dreams. I'll have these dreams and the next day, they come to pass. There is a very real feeling that comes over me when I have these dreams, which is when I can recognize them. Sometimes they come in between the regular dreams.

That brings me to the final type of dreams. The regular dreams that I can control. I know I am dreaming and when I don't like what is going on... I sort of rewind my dream to let it play out in a different way... different choices. Something weird to me is that I rarely ever dream about real objects in my life. For instance... I dream about our house... but its never our real house. I dream about two different houses... I can see them both vividly in my mind and they both look completely different. I've never seen these houses before. One house is on a big lot full of oak trees. The house is a old plantation style house that is run down. This house is haunted... it is most haunted in my room. Thing float. Once I was pinned to my wall while sharp objects were thrown at me by the ghost... even though it is old and in need of repair, which we are in the process of doing, it is pretty in a way. The other house is on a stilts on a hill. At the bottom of the hill in the back yard, there is a river. There is a neighbor is short distance to its right. The house looks small on the outside, but once you go in, it seems a lot bigger. There are lots of rooms and lots of doors. The rooms are grandeur in its finest. Beautiful furniture (oddly enough... lots of beds), pristine painting and just really beautiful. I love my room. Its pristine white all around. The walls are bare and white. The bed is oak wood, but the bed clothes are white. The wall opposite the bed there are three full length windows with the view of the river. It just feels peaceful in there.

Perhaps because I never dream about objects in my waking life... I am aware it is a dream? Maybe? I don't know. I never thought of them as being lucid... just always how I dreamed.

I have met myself several times in a dream and never was it good. Either she is trying to kill me and take over my life, or she is trying to alter my life to make things hard. I find it is hard to control her... I guess because I see her as myself? I don't know.

Dream guide... how do you meet your dream guide. I don't know that I have... I suppose it is possible and I just don't know that he or she is my dream guide.

Eek! Sorry to write so much! Are these weird type dreams.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby eekhx » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:02 am

I've known a lucid dream to be one where you are aware that you are in a dream, usually i have acheived a lucid dream through comparing the dream to reality and realising that a partucular something would only occour in a dream. xx
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Forgotten Shadow » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:24 pm

I've only had about three lucid dreams in my lifetime; one where a shadow touched my shoulder, one where I made my friends disappear by telling them they were in a dream, and one where I was fighting someone. I decided to try getting into a lucid dream again. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it to work. I can never remember to do the reality check thing. I always fall asleep really fast after laying down, so I can't quite pull myself into a lucid dream. And I've been writing my dreams in my journal. That has done nothing but make my dreams more realistic. I notice more things in the dreams, but nothing seems to stand out that can suggest that they're dreams. When I try to use logic in my dreams, the dream comes up with a giant explanation of the reason for that plot hole in less than a second. It keeps fixing various detail mistakes with whole other stories. It doesn't stop until I accept its reasoning. How do I get out of that? How do I control my dreams when they keep working to hide the fact that they're dreams? I need to know how I can become aware that I'm dreaming. Please help.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby xray92 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:06 am

lucid dreamer wrote:Here is a long article from Wikipedia on what a lucid dream is.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream

and here is a long article on Wikihow on how to lucid dream. All the articles say basically the same thing so I'll just post this one. The article from Wikipedia also talks about how to lucid dream.
http://www.wikihow.com/Lucid-Dream[url][/url]

Under step one, it talks about How to Jump Into A Parallel Universe & Meet Your Doppelgänger. I suggest not trying to meat your Doppelgänger and here is an article from Wikipedia as to why.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppelg%C3%A4nger

Personally, I'd rather try to meet my dream guide (again) than try to meet my Doppelgänger.

UM wiki doesnt explain how to actually meet the doppelganger any other sources.
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Why do i have night terrors with sleeping medicine

Postby Faith2013 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:14 pm

why is it that all most all of the sleeping medicine I have ever tried seem to always give me nightmares not just any they are always violent nightmares. can anyone help with this :?:
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Siahara » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:36 am

I've never actually done any of these things. I have had dreams before where I know for certain that I am dreaming, and in some of them I have actually been able to feel myself lying in bed. All this sounds very interesting and I'll definitely be reading more about it, but one question I have right now, and if it has already been answered then I'm sorry, but what exactly is a spirit guide?
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Moee » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:42 am

I had a lucid dream before, but I was young and I didn't know about this stuff, how did I do it? I pinched my self everyday and if I didn't feel pain, I was dreaming, if you want to know more, pm me
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Sauron » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:38 am

Moee wrote:I had a lucid dream before, but I was young and I didn't know about this stuff, how did I do it? I pinched my self everyday and if I didn't feel pain, I was dreaming, if you want to know more, pm me

There are many ways to Lucid Dream.
For instance, I look at my hands in my dream and if there are blue insignias on them I know I'm dreaming.
You have to find one that suits you the best.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby The Cat Whisperer » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:20 pm

Pinching myself wouldn't work for me: I do feel pain in dreams.
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby Anon_xox » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:26 pm

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Re: What is a Lucid Dream - Perplexing Question

Postby TomFriend » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:42 am

How do you know you are dreaming a lucid dream?

I ask because I had a dream last night involving something rather strange but when I got to the end, I proclaimed out loud that I was lucid dreaming but then soon after that I woke up. In retrospect, I'm thinking that I probably did lucid dream for a while but then again I might have dreamt that thought and this question has had me bugged for the entire day. Can someone answer my dilemma for me?
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby The Cat Whisperer » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:54 am

The short answer is: You just know. You know because the frontal and frontolateral areas of your brain are active. These areas are not active when you have a nonlucid dream. :geek: Many people have dreamsigns: people, animals, or objects that often appear in their dreams and clue them in. I noticed that I often dreamed of a certain cat, so I made her my dreamsign. When you are awake, you can do reality checks: try to do things you could do only in a dream, such as pass your hand through solid objects. If that works, you know you are dreaming and become lucid. In a lucid dream, you can have both awareness that you are dreaming and control of the dream, or just awareness. It looks to me like you only had awareness. You can find out more here: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com. Caveat: If you go there, you may never come back here, because it's so fascinating. :lol:
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Re: What is a Lucid Dream

Postby TomFriend » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:44 am

The Cat Whisperer wrote:The short answer is: You just know. You know because the frontal and frontolateral areas of your brain are active. These areas are not active when you have a nonlucid dream. :geek: Many people have dreamsigns: people, animals, or objects that often appear in their dreams and clue them in. I noticed that I often dreamed of a certain cat, so I made her my dreamsign. When you are awake, you can do reality checks: try to do things you could do only in a dream, such as pass your hand through solid objects. If that works, you know you are dreaming and become lucid. In a lucid dream, you can have both awareness that you are dreaming and control of the dream, or just awareness. It looks to me like you only had awareness. You can find out more here: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com. Caveat: If you go there, you may never come back here, because it's so fascinating. :lol:


I'm not sure this might be the answer I was expecting. I mean, its one thing to know you are dreaming but its another to be fooled into thinking that thought and I can't really tell if the latter is possible i.e. maybe I wasn't lucid dreaming and my brain in its dream state is tricking me into believing that
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my field again and an icecream van

Postby kiello » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:20 am

Hi, not really sure if this is a lucid dream or not but here it goes. I was meditating while listening to some nlp music when suddenly I was on the field, the same field I seem to dream alot about. I knew in the back of my mind I was supposed to be meditating and that I had fallen asleep, so I quickly took in my surroundings. I was warm and the day was a typical autumn day. Then I looked to the entrance to the field and there was an icecream van driving in and parking, then I snapped out of it. Thing is I new I was dreaming even if it was very short....what do you think. :)
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my field again and an icecream van

Postby kiello » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:29 am

Hi, not really sure if this is a lucid dream or not but here it goes. I was meditating while listening to some nlp music when suddenly I was on the field, the same field I seem to dream alot about. I knew in the back of my mind I was supposed to be meditating and that I had fallen asleep, so I quickly took in my surroundings. I was warm and the day was a typical autumn day. Then I looked to the entrance to the field and there was an icecream van driving in and parking, then I snapped out of it. Thing is I new I was dreaming even if it was very short....what do you think. :)
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Finally not alone

Postby surfbird » Mon May 19, 2014 11:29 pm

I've been lucid dreaming off and on from when I was younger to now present. I've written down my dreams and recently got really interested in this dream bot project I heard on Coast to Coast AM and starting to write my dreams down again to seen if anything prophetic will come from them.

I may not have the crazy stories about creating dragons or materializing a weapon of mass destruction out of thin air, but I've had some pretty profound dreams. I suppose I am still a noobie though when it comes to controlling my dreams. Whereas I've wanted to visit places like Area 51 and see what really is going on there, I've started off small like traveling to the past to see where I grew up. I've also traveled to the moon, but I was stopped short by low level earth plane entities. I've learned to use special powers in my dreams to ward off negative entities in my travels.

One thing I haven't been able to master is how to wake up in my dreams. From time to time, I'll remember seeing these weird objects, like a surfboard in the desert, and I remember thinking; "what the heck is this doing here?", and later after I woke up, I was like; "ahha...that was me telling me to "wake up".

For you lucid dreamers out there, what are some exercises you do to wake up in your dreams more often? Also, I'd like to connect with some advanced lucid dreamers, I want to advance my skills.

Thanks,
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