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      how real does a lucid dream feel?

      hello all

      there is a question that has been knawing at the back of my mind for a couple of months.

      how real does a lucid dream feel, compared to real life. i find my regular dreams very detached, not real, not vivid.

      is there a link between how real a dream feels, and how vivid it is?

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      Hi,

      A LD feels very real i.e. waking life real, hence the reason so many of us are fascinated by them because we can do extraordinary things in such a "real" world. Imagine walking out of your door now and being able to take-off and fly. It's like that.

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      Mine haven't been that real but I'll take your word for it.

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      interesting.

      so have these been WILD's or DILD's?

      and do you recon it is has somthing to do with the 5 senses?

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      I've had 2 WILDS and 5 DILDS and for me the WILDS were incredibly vivid and more real than life - in one I was in a brown gym, which in real life would have been pretty bland and boring, but in my dream the brown colours were marvelous. In my DILDS it was harder for me to remember everything in details, but I still got some pretty vivid scenery. I think it comes down to recall in my case, but I would say that a lucid dream is incredible lifelike.

      Actually in my first WILD I didn't even try to fly because I didn't want to try while people were around me. I actually was just as scared of doing something out of the regular as I am in real life.

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      Its one of those things we can talk to you about and say how vivid and realistic it is, but really you HAVE to have a solid lucid yourself and be your own judge. Its AMAZING.

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      Not sure if this helps, but I tried explaining to my best friend what a low,high, and fading LD looked like to give him some idea of the awesome power of the mind. So I just did a few tweaks to a photo I found on the net and showed them to him. Here they are, not sure if it's what everyone sees, but close to mine. Low first, then Full then Fading LD
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      Quote Originally Posted by Elkfazer View Post
      Not sure if this helps, but I tried explaining to my best friend what a low,high, and fading LD looked like to give him some idea of the awesome power of the mind. So I just did a few tweaks to a photo I found on the net and showed them to him. Here they are, not sure if it's what everyone sees, but close to mine. Low first, then Full then Fading LD
      Very nice.

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      I only had one LD, and it was only for a split second. But, the feeling was incredible. I dont know if anyone else get this when they realize they're dreaming, but I felt like I was being pulled into my dream, and entering a completely different body (my dream body)

      It was so incredibly real....it was amazing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hisnameistyler View Post
      I only had one LD, and it was only for a split second. But, the feeling was incredible. I dont know if anyone else get this when they realize they're dreaming, but I felt like I was being pulled into my dream, and entering a completely different body (my dream body)

      It was so incredibly real....it was amazing.
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      Hey, better then mine =P

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      At first, I couldn't believe how dreams can be realistic. I mean, they're just dreams, right? But then I had my first WILD. Maaaan such an experience. It was soo realistic, so lifelike, even more realistic than real life itself.

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      Exactly, what yellowlight said.

      I was talking to a friend about this, and what I felt sums it up is that vivid LD's don't feel real just because they feel too real to be real. It feels like waking life, but far more vibrant, at least for me.

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      My first real LD was total sensory overload. I had a summer breeze hitting me in the face with the scent of a field of hay and insects flying everywhere with rolling, forrested hills all around and sunshine all over.

      It helps to remember that what you see in waking life is actually your brains interpretation of your senses. In a dream state your brain just switches from your senses to using chunks of your memory and experiences instead.

      It's easy to get the impression from doing visualization excersises that it's hard for the brain to work out imagery like this but the truth is it does it 24x7 anyway and it's very very good at it. When we try to visualize we just have to go through the layers of stuff we've built into our thinking (logic, language etc)

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      wow.

      thanks for the replies

      i ask because i have had one DILD, it lasted 10 seconds, it was an FA, and everything was very vibrant/electric. but it was very dull and hazey, and was some what of a dissapointment.

      but you have all re-afirmed my faith, thank you all so much

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      Quote Originally Posted by pond weed View Post
      wow.

      thanks for the replies

      i ask because i have had one DILD, it lasted 10 seconds, it was an FA, and everything was very vibrant/electric. but it was very dull and hazey, and was some what of a dissapointment.

      but you have all re-afirmed my faith, thank you all so much
      No problem! Hopefully you have a good, quality DILD soon! .....As I

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      It's very surreal for me.

      It's like real life, but you can do whatever you like!

      If I stop and take it in, sometimes it's MORE real then real life. Like, I precieve everything. It's really neat (Only managed it 3 times... hard to keep it super-vivid).
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      Like Tuna I find that if I stop to see whats going on, it seems real.
      Had a lucid recently where I sat down, looked at the grass, touched it, smelled it, listened to the wind and felt the breeze on my face.

      Later on the dream, when I was flying about and such, it took on the standard "feel" of normal dreams.
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      I have only had four lucid dreams and last night my lucid dream felt as real as real life. it was so real that I was in disbelief that my own mind was actually generating it. I did constant reality checks to make sure I wasn't awake. the coolest experience of my life. worth every moment and penny of the persuit!
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      My Lucid dreams are very realistic at some parts of the dream but less in others.
      For example, if there is a lot of commotion the dream is less vived.

      However, my last LD was amazing! It was so real that I was not even sure if I was really dreaming. I had to ask a dream character to confirm it for me.

      So i guess it varies.

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      I guess in most people's minds, realistic is synonymous with vivid.

      My most realistic/vivid LD was a WILD. All my dream senses were authentic. Except for smell, which was absent. And while my sense of touch seemed authentic, it was toned down. If it had been a real experience, I should have been dying of frostbite and hypothermia, and in a lot of pain, instead of just feeling sensations of coolness.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Elkfazer View Post
      Not sure if this helps, but I tried explaining to my best friend what a low,high, and fading LD looked like to give him some idea of the awesome power of the mind. So I just did a few tweaks to a photo I found on the net and showed them to him. Here they are, not sure if it's what everyone sees, but close to mine. Low first, then Full then Fading LD
      Great analogy

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      I think we arent 100 &#37; lucid when we are awake so its feaseble, I guess if we try to be more lucid in waking life we will also be more lucid in dreams, its all probably related to awareness or something.

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