Around 7am, the sound of a podcast seemed to wake me up. I lay in bed seemingly awake, but in the trance-like state of mind awake/body asleep. I lay there listening to the podcast which was about astral projection
Studying our thoughts and selves in a dream can help us understand our waking selves. Learning to control and manipulate our dreams when lucid can help us become more lucid while awake and learn to better control our own psyche and perspectives.
After having different kinds of experiences with dreaming, lucid dreaming, astral projection, hypnosis, potential sleep paralysis, meditation, and whatever else, I’m beginning to wonder what is the connection between them.
I’ve begun to notice one of the signs for me that I’m slipping into this in between state is a fuzzy feeling. Where I feel I’m beginning to achieve the separation of physical and astral self…
I still feel like I wish I had more of a life purpose and would like some direction if possible. I thought maybe I could meditate on this is in the dream. I also think it would be kool to be an ant and experience the world through being one
Whether dreams reflect our current situation, give insight into the past or future, or can be key in overcoming fears and obstacles, I’d also argue the dream world can teach us a lot about the waking world.
I’m curious about how other people dream, 1st person, 3rd person, etc. And what makes a person dream a certain way?
Success at last with initiating an OBE and engaging the dream space. Definitely top 5 most incredible dream like experiences.
A bit later, I felt myself waking up from a dream. Wait, what? I thought I had gotten up? I guess I had a false awakening, but I don’t remember any of my dreams. Apparently, during the alleged sleep paralysis I was asleep on some level. If I had been thinking about it, I probably could have had an out of body experience
Dreams and reality seemed to be existing simultaneously. In my dream I was all contorted and confused. I didn’t know where I was or what was happening. Everything was dark, but I had a sense of my body and surroundings. I felt the sweat dripping off of me, but I didn’t register it as sweat. Each drop turned into a small block. The blocks began collecting around me.
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So if becoming lucid in a dream is to become fully aware of 2 realities happening simultaneously – what do we call this same level of awareness in waking reality?
I mean to say, we are in the dream, and not until we are aware of the 2 realities, do we have the power to fully explore our potential in the dream world.
What of the waking world?
I’ve been sleeping fantastically for the past 12 nights, which I guess is a good thing. But for the past 3 nights I haven’t been able to remember a single dream at any point during the night or morning. I had 4 lucid dreams in the span of 2 weeks, which was very exciting. Now it’s been 10 days since the last one…
Because I’m just getting back into lucid dreaming after a long hiatus, my first goal is to establish the habit of lucid dreaming. To work on maintaining longer lucidity and control. So first I have a few different experiments I’d like to try…
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I heard about the free app called dreamboard. It’s an app used to record your dreams voice to text. It can also be used to categorize dreams amongst other things. It was only rated a 4.1 on GooglePlay (I have an android). Another app, Awoken, was rated 4.5. I downloaded, and have been trying out, both…
I think any lucid dreamer would tell you the most important thing is keeping a dream journal. I believe this sets intention. It tells your dreams your interested. It puts your focus there and helps open up that world. The longer I continue to write down my dreams, the more I remember. The more detailed, the more vivid, and the more dream segments throughout the night…
Occasionally, life grabs me by the aura and demands silence form my mind. I am overcome with the need to be still. Silenced. Observe and just take it all in…
These are all opportunities to realize I’m dreaming.
Before going to bed I would remind myself to watch for these signs. Tell myself to remember, when something is odd know it’s a dream. Test it out by trying to fly…