• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




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    1. monsa199a's Avatar
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      Hey McDake! , great to read again about your experiences! fishing-flying experiences! I'm back in flight, here and there..
    2. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      so a partial blackout by the electricity?
      perhaps a circuit breaker?
    3. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      I really like this dream idea of the transformation flower, and that it might also be potentially dangerous or unpredictable in some way. Interesting dream overall.
    4. Blue_Opossum's Avatar
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      Updated and improved with readability software.
    5. monsa199a's Avatar
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      Welcome back! and thanks for sharing your experience...This life could be a long journey and I guess until all of our dreams cease, we shall be free...
    6. monsa199a's Avatar
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      good recall
    7. Occipitalred's Avatar
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      Interesting question!
      I took a day to go through my DJ to be able to give you a good answer but I am no wiser than I was yesterday.
      The baseline lucidity could be a part of it. I can absolutely see it in my reactions to anything dangerous or life-threatening in dreams - basically, I don't feel fear in my dreams. At most, I am concerned. But I don't think it is the answer to the anxiety issues.

      I have two possible explanations:
      1) I don't dream much about anything relevant to my WL. The social situations in my dreams are different from social situations in my WL. Typically, I would be in a location I don't know, with people I don't know but who are obviously my friends and we are comfortable with each other. Or I am with my high school classmates or with people related to my late teens and early twenties. Doing hobby activities I did at that time which I haven't done for 10 years.
      The usual mundane social activities like ordering food, buying something in a shop, or asking for directions happen in my dreams but are never important.
      When I get to some kind of conflict, it is usually with some authority - a policeman, soldier or something similar - and these usually end up with me running or hiding.
      And then I have many dreams which are not realistic at all - like a western duel, detective story, fighting in a medieval-like war or being in a school for magic. And these are my favourites and the most confident.
      As a kid, I worked a lot with the idea that dreams are for me to experience adventure stories I read in my books and I still have this approach to dreams. Sometimes, there even can be a role-playing aspect to them (baseline lucidity?).
      2) The kind of thinking and ruminating that hinders me in WL (thinking about all IFs, replaying the possible dialogue or situation in my head again and again) maybe isn't possible in a non-lucid dream. I don't think I've ever had these thinking patterns in dreams. Dream thinking is too simple for that. I need to go lucid to even consider reactions of DCs to whatever I am doing (and then, if it is lower lucidity, I can get closer to my wake-like me, or if it is high lucidity, I just ignore the DCs).
      Also, I don't really expect consequences in dreams (so no "what will people think" or "what if she doesn't like that") - this could be a part of it or it could go back to that baseline lucidity.

      I do have some anxiety-based dreams but they center around the fear of failure (failure shattering my picture of myself, other people are irrelevant to this). Trying to do something and not being able to, failing at something, not being able to be somewhere on time and similar scenarios.
      Insteresting!

      Don't you think the police/authority are the more anxious dreams. Like "id" dreams. Dreams where you subconsciously think a behavior might be misperceived as a "faux pas." The authority manifests as a response to the "shouldn't be doing that" feeling? That's my interpretation for this theme in my dreams.

      I like that you have that confident attitude in dreams! Exaggerated threats in dreams often remind me that I am dreaming but I still very much often have a first fear response to abnormality. I think one of my first reaction when something is weird is to spot the hazards. For example this week, I was exploring the dreamscape and ended up in water. Immediately I worried about what might be underwater and low and behold: sharks. Then, I was exploring this abandoned house and I found one of my clothes items. I thought "why would my clothes be here?" and low and behold: there was a plot to steal my identity. I give a lot of credit to these anxiety or fear theme dreams but I think it's really simply that when I am weirded out, I consider the worse case scenario. Since I'm dreaming, I think this search for red flags is irrelevant so, I hope I can nurture more of an attitude like you, seeing dreams as a place to have adventure fantasies, rather than whatever I am doing haha. Like The Neverending Story.
    8. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      I thought the clickbait-ish title was ok actually, since it was certainly true within the dream's context.

      Certainly an interesting false memory to have, which seems to have been beneficial in terms of how you look at your dream will. Dream memory can be such an odd little thing, even with lucidity.
    9. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      a bit of both?
      ok, fair enough.
    10. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      is John Blacksmith someone you know personally?
      is he known locally or internationally?
    11. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      aussimusician, I would say it was a bit of both, because it felt too casual to be a proper service, and too organised to be a generic social gathering, though in my mind a service does fit into the context of "social gathering" anyway. My recall of that dream fragment isn't great anymore anyway.

      That's interesting monsa199a, I'm not sure I ever had a visit in my dreams to an actual church I've been in, not even ones that I visited often with my family when I was younger. Most of the time, dream churches are agglomerations of several different styles or specific bits I've seen in churches over the years. And yes, your assumption was correct about the pipe maker. I don't know where the number came from exactly and I'm not sure how it might relate to waking reality in terms of actual statistics, but the general ratio was probably based off my own impressions of how much money certain churches have to spare (versus how little others have to spare).
    12. monsa199a's Avatar
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      nice fragments... I often dream visiting my old church, perhaps because since I started lucid dreaming I stopped going to church. So I guess since is in a church, and hearing about the mind blowing statistics; when you talked about pipe maker, do you mean an organ pipe maker?
    13. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      so it was a church service, and not a social gathering?
    14. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      I've been to many churches of different denominations, both for services and not.

      Can't quite say about the cordoning off, but in the dream it felt a bit like those uncommon times when I've gone somewhere and they're either closing up or still preparing as I get there.
    15. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      so the church you go to, is it like that of hillsong, another pentecostal or is it a different "denomination" ?

      and what was the go with cordoning off an area of the church?
    16. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      Hm, no. I don't think it was exactly like any church I've been to for a service and it was more of a mix of several different church styles, ones I typically like actually.
    17. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      DD, is the church, the church you attend?
    18. IndigoRose's Avatar
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      About your dreams, that's interesting. Are there any dreams in which you have the "social anxiety' traits of your waking self and if so, how do they differ from the most common confident dreams? Otherwise, what do you think is different between your waking life and dreams to explain this discrepancy? Is it a baseline lucidity, you think? I always find it surprising how different people's dreaming experiences are. Because I am no more or less confident in my dreams than waking life, I'd say.
      Interesting question!
      I took a day to go through my DJ to be able to give you a good answer but I am no wiser than I was yesterday.
      The baseline lucidity could be a part of it. I can absolutely see it in my reactions to anything dangerous or life-threatening in dreams - basically, I don't feel fear in my dreams. At most, I am concerned. But I don't think it is the answer to the anxiety issues.

      I have two possible explanations:
      1) I don't dream much about anything relevant to my WL. The social situations in my dreams are different from social situations in my WL. Typically, I would be in a location I don't know, with people I don't know but who are obviously my friends and we are comfortable with each other. Or I am with my high school classmates or with people related to my late teens and early twenties. Doing hobby activities I did at that time which I haven't done for 10 years.
      The usual mundane social activities like ordering food, buying something in a shop, or asking for directions happen in my dreams but are never important.
      When I get to some kind of conflict, it is usually with some authority - a policeman, soldier or something similar - and these usually end up with me running or hiding.
      And then I have many dreams which are not realistic at all - like a western duel, detective story, fighting in a medieval-like war or being in a school for magic. And these are my favourites and the most confident.
      As a kid, I worked a lot with the idea that dreams are for me to experience adventure stories I read in my books and I still have this approach to dreams. Sometimes, there even can be a role-playing aspect to them (baseline lucidity?).
      2) The kind of thinking and ruminating that hinders me in WL (thinking about all IFs, replaying the possible dialogue or situation in my head again and again) maybe isn't possible in a non-lucid dream. I don't think I've ever had these thinking patterns in dreams. Dream thinking is too simple for that. I need to go lucid to even consider reactions of DCs to whatever I am doing (and then, if it is lower lucidity, I can get closer to my wake-like me, or if it is high lucidity, I just ignore the DCs).
      Also, I don't really expect consequences in dreams (so no "what will people think" or "what if she doesn't like that") - this could be a part of it or it could go back to that baseline lucidity.

      I do have some anxiety-based dreams but they center around the fear of failure (failure shattering my picture of myself, other people are irrelevant to this). Trying to do something and not being able to, failing at something, not being able to be somewhere on time and similar scenarios.
    19. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      what is the art site ?
      do have any art on the site?
    20. Cornflower's Avatar
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      Oh, I meant to say: Did you feel like the house seemed simultaneously massive and microscopic in the dream. Totally a stupid grammar mistake on my part.. I'm Sorry. You probably don't have to anwser that.

      It felt really big espically when I was in the villa "room"
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