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      All day long, whether I'm working or doing whatever, I'm oblivious to my surroundings and I unconsciously day dream entire full fledged scenarios and conversations between the "dream" characters in which I play the roles of each of the characters. As it's happening occasionally become aware of the fact that I'm think-talking to myself as different personalities and usually this results in the scenario stopping (although occasionally I passively observe what I'm otherwise unconsciously doing), and then within two or three minutes a new scenario with different personalities and conversations starts up.

      I know it's not uncommon or weird to day dream, but when I used to day dream I didn't actually have a conversation with myself as separate personas. Instead, I used to just be doing things and going places and stuff. I'm not really sure when the unconscious role playing really started but it's got me curious as to what's going on below the surface that's resulted in this change.
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      -When I was a kid I use to have the urge to touch the wall again after I bumped into it or if I touched something with my hand by mistake. Kind of like a small form of ocd.I challenged myself to break the habit in a month and I eventually did though.

      -I like people's posts and comments a lot which I know is strange to some but when the thought of me liking it comes up...I cant help but like it.^^"

      -I also edit my posts after posting at times because I feel like what I wrote could be written in a better manner, is unconsciously repetitive or I might feel embarrassed but what was said.

      -When I was...I think 12, for a small period of time I wanted to be a ghost hunter but those ghost shows ended up scaring me so much I had to stop myself from watching. It wasnt easy though cause I would get curious again over time.

      -This isnt a good habit, I have to stop myself many times but I feel relaxed when I bend my ear.Kind of like how in dog yoga they bend the dog's floppy ear softly to relax them. I use to do that to my dog max. So did my old best friend. The weird thing is my dog would do like a purring relaxed sound. I cant really explain it but he wasn't growling aggressively.

      -I always imagine myself in a nice relaxing place before bed.

      -I hear calming music that sounds like my head voice when i become anxious.

      -When I eat apples that are not too sweet and not sour I feel like throwing up. Very greasy foods make me feel nauseous too.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DawnEye11 View Post
      -When I was a kid I use to have the urge to touch the wall again after I bumped into it or if I touched something with my hand by mistake. Kind of like a small form of ocd.I challenged myself to break the habit in a month and I eventually did though
      This reminds me of how I used to randomly feel compelled to repeat certain words I'd just said quietly under my breath as a kid because I believed a witch would come and get me if I didn't, and from what I remember I'd never been told anything like this or had heard the idea before, it simply arose of its own accord iirc.
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      I hold my breath when walking past smokers, the smell is just too bad.
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      Quote Originally Posted by snoop View Post
      This reminds me of how I used to randomly feel compelled to repeat certain words I'd just said quietly under my breath as a kid because I believed a witch would come and get me if I didn't, and from what I remember I'd never been told anything like this or had heard the idea before, it simply arose of its own accord iirc.
      Hehe That's a cute way to keep the witches away. It also sounds like a thing that would be in Harry Potter.^ w ^ I'm curious to know where our young brains get these ideas too though. Their pretty random.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Saizaphod View Post
      I hold my breath when walking past smokers, the smell is just too bad.
      Speaking of which I have never ever even tasted a cigar. I even got offered one in a non-lucid dream and I refused. HOWEVER, I have tasted cannabis once.( I know I'm such a badass now lol)
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      I like to wash my teeth on my bed.
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      Sometimes when I visualize something with a lot of moving pieces or action, I start to quickly twist my hands back and forth in a sporadic pattern. Not entirely sure why I do it, but I feel like it helps the visualization. I'm self-conscious about this and suppress the urge to do it, if I'm around people.

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      If I took the time to think a bit, I could probably come up with quite a few things. First off, I only like the powder of nacho cheese flavored Doritos, so whenever I have them, I lick the powder off and toss the chip. Honestly, to my family, my deep interest in lucid dreaming is something that they find weird. I once told my dad about my most amazing flying experience in an LD and how incredible it felt, and he just looked at me with this "WTF" kind of face. Ha!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Letaali View Post
      Sometimes when I visualize something with a lot of moving pieces or action, I start to quickly twist my hands back and forth in a sporadic pattern. Not entirely sure why I do it, but I feel like it helps the visualization. I'm self-conscious about this and suppress the urge to do it, if I'm around people.
      I wonder if your mind caused your body to start doing it automatically because the repetitive motion helps stabilize the imagery and the scenario or otherwise helps keep you focused on it. Reminds me of when people kick their legs or repeat other movements because it calms them down inside and stopping usually results in feeling a need to start doing it again or maybe they feel more anxious if they don't. The movement here would work the same way essentially by calming you down or otherwise helping maintain a specific mindstate by preventing thoughts that interfere with the visualization process.

      I'm pretty sure there have also been studies done on the effects of dancing (repeating certain movements in a rhythmic fashion) on creating, reinforcing, or maintaining certain mindstates or altered states of consciousness, now that I think about it. I'll post back or edit this post with anything I find about that, gonna search it on google.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Letaali View Post
      Sometimes when I visualize something with a lot of moving pieces or action, I start to quickly twist my hands back and forth in a sporadic pattern. Not entirely sure why I do it, but I feel like it helps the visualization. I'm self-conscious about this and suppress the urge to do it, if I'm around people.
      I wonder if your mind caused your body to start doing it automatically because the repetitive motion helps stabilize the imagery and the scenario or otherwise helps keep you focused on it. Reminds me of when people kick their legs or repeat other movements because it calms them down inside and stopping usually results in feeling a need to start doing it again or maybe they feel more anxious if they don't. The movement here would work the same way essentially by calming you down or otherwise helping maintain a specific mindstate by preventing thoughts that interfere with the visualization process.

      I'm pretty sure there have also been studies done on the effects of dancing (repeating certain movements in a rhythmic fashion) on creating, reinforcing, or maintaining certain mindstates or altered states of consciousness, now that I think about it. Any movement that involves rhythm and is repeated for some length of time is supposed to be able to perform this kind of function, IIRC. I'll post back or edit this post with anything I find about that, gonna search it on google.
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      Quote Originally Posted by snoop View Post
      I wonder if your mind caused your body to start doing it automatically because the repetitive motion helps stabilize the imagery and the scenario or otherwise helps keep you focused on it.
      Since you're interested, I felt like giving more details about it. If I want to visualize something that's fast/powerful/complicated movement etc. I feel the need to move my hands. If I don't, my visualization is static, just still images. It's easier to get into it and "see" the action in my mind when I move my hands. Sometimes I do the hand movement when I'm excited about something, so I don't always have to visualize stuff.

      I also did this in one dream. I was fighting a monster that was growing so big it filled an ocean and healed from any wound I inflicted. I wanted to imagine every single cell in that monster burning and turning into ash at the same time, so there would be nothing to heal. I flew up and focused on this. In that moment, I saw myself in two places: In the air above the monster and floating in a black void doing the hand motion I do in waking life. I was dreaming about doing the hand motion to focus on the visualization of billions of cells burning.

      So clearly this is very deeply rooted in my mind, I do it in my sleep!

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      I like to pee in the dark at night.

      ... what? The sudden bright light hurts my eyes.

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      I observe everything. From a fly cleaning it's wings, to the way the leaf blows from its limb...I observe- that is apparently unusual- weird.
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