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Old 02-20-2011, 06:13 PM
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Often when asleep, I am completely aware that I am living a dream. I know the dream environment, I have been here before. I want to go to another place that I don't know so well, very aware of it being a dream location too. I can remember when I had a dream located here the last time, this and that happened. All this while dreaming, yet, not becoming lucid.

This happens very often, and in fact, I'm often glad that it doesn't go lucid because I'd start to teleport around and kill the plot.

I was talking to my dad this morning about dreams and everything, and when he pointed out that we spend 1/3 of our lives asleep, suddenly it all made sense. It's perfectly normal to ignore the fact that you're seeing a dream. We dream so much that it's a very normal situation.

Dreams can also change the way you think in minutes (or seconds). There's at least one thing I know I have started to accept after a dream involving it. Probably many more, but I just don't remember the dreams.
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Often when asleep, I am completely aware that I am living a dream. I know the dream environment, I have been here before. I want to go to another place that I don't know so well, very aware of it being a dream location too. I can remember when I had a dream located here the last time, this and that happened. All this while dreaming, yet, not becoming lucid.

This happens very often, and in fact, I'm often glad that it doesn't go lucid because I'd start to teleport around and kill the plot.
I get that a lot when I dream, but I would rather become lucid because when I dream there is rarely a plot, just me walking around with a bunch of crazy stuff going on.

Here is an interesting thought, since most people that dream can't get to the lucid state and don't try, do they live their lives more conformal compared to someone that tries to change the way their dreams progress?
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Dreams themselves may not have any inherent meaning, but they are still a product of the mind and a person's memories, and I think can be important in how people reflect on experiences, themselves and the future. There has to be a reason so many people here dream of Avatar
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:12 PM
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Here is an interesting thought, since most people that dream can't get to the lucid state and don't try, do they live their lives more conformal compared to someone that tries to change the way their dreams progress?
Hmm. Everyone do control their dreams at some level. But maybe the ability to do anything in dreams does give some kind of confidence.
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Here is an interesting thought, since most people that dream can't get to the lucid state and don't try, do they live their lives more conformal compared to someone that tries to change the way their dreams progress?
Do I?
I find it extremely hard to do so, or even to remember my dreams on bad weeks.
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Do I?
I find it extremely hard to do so, or even to remember my dreams on bad weeks.
I'm not saying anyone does live their live differently because of the way they dream.

So many things can affect our day to day lives, can the way we perceive our dreams at night change our actions, even in the smallest amount? That's kinda what I was getting at.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:34 AM
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Dreams are indeed an unusual creature. A piece I read about dreaming a long time ago said that dreams can be a look into our subconscious secret desires or unfulfilled tasks that we would like to do but are unable to. Dreams can show what we want subconsciously but can't actually have. If that's the case then to a certain degree, dreams are just a big mind **** but I reckon they can also have the ability to make you think about things in a different light and help solve problems. I know that i've had a couple of dreams that make no sense then later on, somethings happened, i've remembered them and suddenly it makes more sense.

Ultimately thought to say that dreams are just a random collection of images and don't necessarily meaning anything isn't entirely correct.
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Dreams are a very big part of my life. Dreams allow me to escape to a new place, with new people, or without, living a different story. My life is good, sure, but dreams allow those which are in my mind to be actually possible, actually real.

Then there are those dreams that stay with you. Example i dreamed the other night I was on an island, in the water, with more people around me just playing and messing around in the water. Nearby our boat which took us there was waiting for us. The island was remote, but hundreds of miles away from anything. There was a girl, noticeable, who i loved. She I knew loved me as well. We both go underwater, and when we surface, everyone was gone... just us two. From there, we hold each other and ect. But that morning I woke up, in the midst of that, left alone on an island with the girl I loved, free, alone... now my mind was running with the feelings, the emotions... I could feel her physical touch, her loving feelings and actions... I sat in the shower in the morning for about ten minutes just pondering why I was feeling the way I was about the dream, I kept thinking about it... i've had a few of these dreams and will make them into vocal songs (eventually hehe)

I used to practice lucid dreaming, and want to get back into it.

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something that I will cherish close to my heart forever
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:49 AM
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I've learned a lot about myself through my dreams. I probable spend more 2/3 of my life dreaming. At night and day dreaming. Why just be limited to dreaming at night?
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My dreams often involve things that have happened during the day. No wonder why a well slept night makes it easier to learn new skills and remember new things. It's like post-processing everything during the night. IMO having to wake up early is a constitutive hindrance for students and many workers. (It is for me )
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I've learned a lot about myself through my dreams. I probable spend more 2/3 of my life dreaming. At night and day dreaming. Why just be limited to dreaming at night?
This is me. I'm always dreaming.

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I have been practicing lucid dreaming since last spring and now I usually have them on a one to two week basis. They are some of the most interesting and fun things that i've ever experienced. About 5 or so that i've had so far completely blew my mind. They lasted at least 10 minutes (in the dream) and I had full control over what I was doing; flying around everywhere, feeling the wind blowing in my face and trees rubbing against me as I flew past them, I even threw a truck down a road once.

One of my favorite things in my dreams is the sky. Usually in a clear lucid for me it looks like it has High Dynamic Range or something. I love Cirrus and Cumulus clouds so much.

Question: I'm sure everyone knows how you never know whenever a dream starts, but often you know exactly when they end. Do you remember the exact moment your life in this world "started"? I don't.
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[...]I'm sure everyone knows how you never know whenever a dream starts[...]
Wake initiated lucid dreams The moment you fall into the dream is very exciting because it's hard to tell when it happens. First you have to create the world, then just believe that you really are there, it may work and you can walk freely, but if it fails, you'll twitch around the bed lol
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Wake initiated lucid dreams The moment you fall into the dream is very exciting because it's hard to tell when it happens. First you have to create the world, then just believe that you really are there, it may work and you can walk freely, but if it fails, you'll twitch around the bed lol
Wow, you can WILD? I find WILD pretty difficult. I've been trying but I always either fall asleep or stay half awake and don't fall asleep. I want to get a isocronic brainwave entrainment MP3 this summer that I've heard makes it a lot easier.
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I rarely have vivid dreams. I usually awake feeling as if I haven't dreamed at all. But every once in a long time, there are spans of a few days in which I dream vividly again. I often reflect on a lot of weighty issues during the day. When I do not have the opportunity to reflect (as a result of being very busy or rushed), I start dreaming again at night.
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