My mind plays tricks on me..
I've never really achieved full lucidity in my dreams, even though I do remember all my dreams.
I registered here about a month ago, so yeah I'm kind of new! :)
I've tried to make new habits when I'm fully awake (like taking reality checks) to make the habits cross into my dreams.
Talking about those "dream-signs", I have one in particular which is also mentioned in the guides.
I seem to loose my teeths, and I always believe I'm awake while doing so.
Last night I even took a reality check while dreaming (after I lost a tooth) by breathing while holding my nose closed.
I also prepared to not consentre with the breathing while doing the check.
I couldn't breathe, just great, I bought the dream as a reality.
(In my own honest opinion, my dreams are VERY realistic)
So for me, the breathing reality check habit didn't work, or at least it isn't fully reliable(?).
I do admit that the only true reality check I can use, is reading stuff from papers/magazines.
When dreaming, the words always change for every glims I look.
However, I'm wondering if I'll just accept this reality check aswell when I use it in a dream.
Could it occur that I will read the words just once, and then when I look upon them the next time,
(even though the words has changed) that I will accept it because as long as the subconcious mind shares memory with my awareness.
I didn't actually remember the words from the first time I looked at it, and neither did the subconcious mind.
So could the subconcious mind fill in the gaps with some possible words?
Think of it like this:
-I'm in a dream. I see a red car.
-Now I spin around, and see the car again. This time the car is a bigger car than it was originally, and with different shapes.
Maybe because the first time I saw the car, the car was only a car as in the word "car" - and didn't have any shape at all.
My mind told me that it was a car, so I accepted that fact.
But it's always at the moment I wake up, that I realize that the car was really just a caravan from the start.
This realization never happens while I'm dreaming, hence it's really hard to use my memory while dreaming.
It also happens with dream-characters. Through an entire dream my dream-characters can change up to 3-4 times.
I didn't understand that they changed appearances while I was dreaming, but I do realize what has happened when I wake up.
My awareness always agree with the subconcious mind while dreaming.
But I do not have much of those unrealistic physics stuff (it has happened).
However, they do make a lot of nonsense. But I never realize that untill I wake up.