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      Dream Phobia?

      I have encountered an... issue which I am having trouble solving.

      2 months ago I had a dream of partial lucidity that simply... terrified me. I do not remember the details of the dream only that it was important to wake up as fast as humanly possible.


      Since that night, I have been unable to remember ANY dreams, let alone become lucid. The few that I do are fragmented and blotchy.

      In addition, I seem to have acquired an aversion to mirrors. I'm they unnerve me now, in a way that I can't explain. I can't sleep unless I cover the mirror in my room with a blanket. I've only had this reaction since that dream, never before.

      And despite the fact that I really, really REALLY would like to lucid dream again, I can't even remember anything to get back on the wagon.

      I'm not sure what to do.


      As I understand it this forum is for discussing unusual dream phenomena. I was wondering if any of you have an idea as to why this has happened, and how to recover from my... "ailment".
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      So.. what was the dream about? If it's not too personal maybe we can explain to you what it could have meant.

      I don't think i can ever really understand ur fear tho. I mean why would you cover up a mirror in waking life? Are you a vampire without a shadow? Is it gonna attack you ?
      The fact that your lucidity and dream recall has dropped is pretty unsettling indeed. But i heared that if ur dream recall is bad u might just not be ready to face those dreams yet. Maybe you have to understand ur previous dream first.

      This is coming from a dream newbie, hope it helped.

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      That's the issue. I can't remember what it was. The only thing I remember is if I didn't wake up immediately, I wouldn't ever wake up again.

      As for the mirror.... I don't know. I just know there's something... very wrong with it. It's not my reflection, but everything in it. I don't know why they frighten me, I've never had this issue before. I can't even bear to be in my bathroom for more than 10 minutes at a time.


      And I WANT to face my dreams. I just can't remember them anymore.


      But thank you for replying, I really appreciate the help. Honestly.
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      Ok, I think I can give you some advice as I had an experience of aversion to mirrors that a witch spirit was inducing. It went as far as magnetizing my mind to distort my appearance. What I can suggest is taking a shower then stare at yourself in the mirror. Look into your eyes and say "I can see my soul, and damn I look wonderful. I am the only one here and this is simply a reflection of myself. The mirror doesn't matter to me as I am spiritually present. Archangels please bless and purify my experience of the mirror." You should feel better.

      FOR lucid dreaming use your dream journal every morning and when you go to sleep meditate. Strain the front of your mind until you feel pressure in the center and focus on your breathing, stay focused as far as you can into sleep while you think about your goals of lucid dreaming. This works for me without fail.
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      Strain the front of your mind until you feel pressure in the center
      Hope you don't mind me saying that sounds really bad :/

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      But seriously, by 'strain the front of your mind', what do you mean? To me it sounds painful and dangerous but I may be misunderstanding you.

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      push your shoulders up, flex your gut, and feel projective focus channeled in your mind
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      Mm, I figured you might say that. Still I suppose there's no helping it, have to face the mirrors huh?


      I really appreciate the help you've been giving me. I'll give it a shot!
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      Tried to face a mirror yesterday. I stared into it for about 5 minutes, WAY longer than I have been able to. I fear I may be becoming paranoid, though, cause I could have sworn I saw something out of the corner of my eye (before I covered it again and vacated the room in sheer panic).



      Interestingly enough though, I remembered some of my dreams from last night.... with a little more detail than I have been since the start of my... affliction. Perhaps you're right about facing the mirror?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Darkborne View Post
      2 months ago I had a dream of partial lucidity that simply... terrified me....In addition, I seem to have acquired an aversion to mirrors.
      I've had some experiences with mirrors, but not enough to suppose that I understand anything that would be helpful. Brainstorming, here's a couple of ideas:

      1. You saw something, such your own inevitable death, reflected in some kind of psychic mirror. It isn't actually dangerous, but it seems dangerous due to the wrongness of your perspective.

      2. You experienced something that is actually dangerous, where a mirror is used to represent something that is not you as being part of yourself. Mistaking it as yourself, and treating it as such, it poisons and destroys you.

      Maybe these two possibilities aren't entirely contradictory.

      In another thread, 'dreamdimensions' suggested that when looking deeply into oneself, one must look with love, or else everything gets twisted around into something that's not helpful or informative at all. That seems right to me, and relevant here.

      You might also consider being open to the possibility that whatever you're doing for the sake of lucid dreaming isn't actually good for you. I'm not saying that its not good for you, just that its worth being open to the possibility that its not. I don't think that spiritual growth is inherently productive of stress and ill psychological health. Depending on where you started from of course.

      Here are three dreams I have had that have some relation to what you experienced:

      1. I see falling mirrors, and I feel remorse. It feels like human sacrifice, and the mirrors are souls, or windows into another realm.

      2. I am a demon. I use sound like a weapon, not so much to do harm, but to protect myself, the way a cat hisses when it feels threatened. This sound would likely be experienced as a psychic attack by someone dreaming. Using it I can cause some physical effects, such as burning out an electrical component in a computer, or even killing someone who is already in a weakened state due to disease or prolonged drug use. When I see myself it a mirror, I have a human appearance, but am distorted, sideways and thin.

      3. I am in a western city that appears to represent L.A., and am afraid to go to the place in my mind where I usually go to 'bathe'. This dream was the night before the second lethal train wreck in the San Fernando valley, in 2008. The train wreck nearby in 2005 was one of my first dream premonitions. This 'water' that go to in my mind, and feel that I need, seems to be a sort of collective psychic atmosphere which seems to be polluted somehow. Understanding this and how to deal with this has been a recurring theme since then.

      I hope that helps. Thanks to 'dreamdimensions' for the other point I mentioned, if you
      are reading this - that's possibly the most personally useful point I've read on this site. Its not within my nature to fill my mind with benevolence before thinking about something - I proceed from whatever springs from my heart, rather than covering it up with something else. But of course I've got some latitude to change the song of my heart, and to the extent that I don't, at least being more aware of its nature and effects is helpful.

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