• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




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    1. <span class='glow_FF4500'>HumbleDreamer</span>'s Avatar
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      Go for it!
    2. IndigoRose's Avatar
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      Thank you. It gives me the confidence to try TOTY soon I still have some personal goals to do but hopefully I'll get there.
    3. <span class='glow_FF4500'>HumbleDreamer</span>'s Avatar
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      Congrats on that!
    4. Draeger's Avatar
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      Is this image you find disturbing something you've seen before in waking life? Or is it something that has only appeared in dreaming, presumably also in some other recent dream based on the way you've worded this?
      It's always something else, but it always has that fear associated. Sometimes it's also attached to things I wouldn't usually find scary. It very likely has to do with a specific waking life experience.
    5. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      Is this image you find disturbing something you've seen before in waking life? Or is it something that has only appeared in dreaming, presumably also in some other recent dream based on the way you've worded this?
    6. IndigoRose's Avatar
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      I broke the dry spell today! Maybe complaining on the internet helped
      Anyway, it was long and I did a ton of things - two different spells, Jedi mind control, an attempt at flying, passing through a wall, eating food.
    7. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      IndigoRose, I understand that it can be annoying but try and not think too much of the dry spells you get, because they will happen for one reason or another over time, to be sure. Usually life getting in the way, sounds about right as that can certainly mess with recall and DJing patterns for me...
    8. IndigoRose's Avatar
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      @DarkestDarkness

      Thank you and I agree. After these two dreams, I was slightly frustrated about doing nothing in my LDs and staying too confined by the location (FA room). I made a goal to be much more active in future dreams but there haven't been many opportunities since.

      @Highlander

      It's a regular thing. I am an extreme night owl. I think I actually fit into the diagnosis of delayed sleep phase disorder, although it's more my husband pushing it. My perfect time would be falling asleep between 2 and 3 and getting up between 11 and 12. Falling asleep at 5 and getting up at 13-14 is a bit too much for me and could be a reason why I have problems sleeping after 12.
      I don't care about daylight or I am used to it, I don't know.
      I've always been a light sleeper, even when I had to get up early. I sleep quite deeply first 4-5 hours and then I switch into a light sleep. Sometimes I sleep well, sometimes it's more fragmented. I wake up easily and if I do too much or start thinking too much, it can take some time to fall asleep again.
      And I am self-employed, working from home, so I can get away with a schedule like this

      Thanks to both of you again, I am happy to see that someone reads it I will add two more entries soon, I hope.
      I am going through a dry spell at the moment, life is getting in, my sleep isn't the best, dream recall is fluctuating... I hope it will pass soon.
    9. Highlander's Avatar
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      I can relate to the sleepwalking and questioning reality parts especially. Those thoughts have gone through my head after being lucid on several occasions.

      I do have a question about the sleep schedule shown here though.

      I'm presuming after looking at the times quoted here that this isn't a regular thing, but more at an attempt at lucidity and/or a by product of insomnia?

      I tend to sleep roughly at a regular time, perhaps up to about 9 hours or so. However (apart from WBTB) I have noticed that the morning light wakes me up and interrupts my sleep somewhat.

      A cool, analytical and detailed journal entry though.
    10. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      I suppose even when lucid we make odd conclusions so I don't know if that was a factor in the choice, personally I would have tried going through the wall anyway regardless of the fingers through palm thing working or not. Sure, it might not work too, but it also might work.

      Obviously everyone is different, but my personal experience is that while expectation plays a role in outcome, for me it is quite often not the final factor in whether or not something will happen in a dream.

      I think I'm just challenging you to try going against the feeling that the expectation is set and has somehow pre-defined the outcome, if another such opportunity arises.
      Updated 05-04-2021 at 10:54 PM by DarkestDarkness (clarity)
    11. CaesarVD's Avatar
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      "during a nappy" Curse you SwiftKey lol

      I like that description, though. Keeping it!
    12. Draeger's Avatar
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      It's interesting, I wouldn't have personally associated it's physical (im)plausibility as necessarily relating to how realistic it may seem. To me, what seems real is more in the realm of feeling than of thought-out rationality. Plenty of things feel real to me but that doesn't mean they are plausible. That's why I don't often refer to waking life as "real" life anymore; I find that especially as my recall has improved over the years, my dream reality has all the things I need for me to consider it real, real enough for me certainly.

      And I like your description, it seems pretty detailed in how you recall it, certainly seems interesting as something I might like to try drawing myself some time. I'm curious, did you not feel like adding those details to the DJ because you could remember them well enough anyway or for some other reason?
      Due to how I think reality is, which is that I don't think that anything can be made sense of considering how we are part of the system, which is actually contradictory since it might just be that we can make sense of it despite that because it just is like that, I guess I would think of it the same way. But I'm not quite fond of being isolated, at least going by the way most people define reality as being. If going by scientific laws, one would be fully alone in a dream, and I don't like that. It just feels uncanny to be as alone and helpless as one is in a dream, which amplifies itself considering that dreams often include fears as well.

      I didn't write that into the DJ because it seems that, when a dream is vivid enough for me to remember it for a while, it automatically sort of amplifies the recall of the dream over the course of up to a few days. Like, I just remembered that the cubes had smaller fractal-like crevices as well.
    13. Koi's Avatar
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      So I'm curious, who is Dream Jamie to you?
    14. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      It's interesting, I wouldn't have personally associated it's physical (im)plausibility as necessarily relating to how realistic it may seem. To me, what seems real is more in the realm of feeling than of thought-out rationality. Plenty of things feel real to me but that doesn't mean they are plausible. That's why I don't often refer to waking life as "real" life anymore; I find that especially as my recall has improved over the years, my dream reality has all the things I need for me to consider it real, real enough for me certainly.

      And I like your description, it seems pretty detailed in how you recall it, certainly seems interesting as something I might like to try drawing myself some time. I'm curious, did you not feel like adding those details to the DJ because you could remember them well enough anyway or for some other reason?
    15. Draeger's Avatar
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      It would be interesting to see a drawing or something of how you saw this structure. Was it on its own in empty space or was it in a star system?
      It seemed to be classed as a star (apparently I just knew that, as if I read it), but since it was so zoomed in on this massive structure, I wasn't able to see if anything was orbiting it.

      Well, I can't draw. But I guess I can describe it. It was spherical, as every celestial object is, but from afar it seemed to have a rough surface. On closer look, it has billions of large crevices (so large that you can probably fit whatever tower you want between such a crevice). It was white, and lit lightly, although this didn't seem to come from the star and was just there. There were a lot of sort of angled, huge cubes in these crevices, just placed artistically spread out from one another. There also seemed to be many smaller crevices within the crevices, so it was sort of fractal-like in detail. These smaller crevices usually quickly declined in size and ended up so small that a human can't fit into it anymore just a few meters in. And that was basically all I saw. Oh, and another thing I knew as if I read it was that the mass is comparable with the stars Betelgeuse and VY Canis Majoris.

      So, it was definitely not what I would call realistic. Under such gravity, no structure would be able to hold any shape except spherical, and it would quickly heat up, even if just by friction, that it would very quickly turn into an active star.
    16. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      It would be interesting to see a drawing or something of how you saw this structure. Was it on its own in empty space or was it in a star system?
    17. Yumnش's Avatar
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      Yes lol I tend to get lucid naturally and can easily be distracted in the dream to where I'll lose it. I have to talk to myself often when lucid to prevent this.
    18. Summerlander's Avatar
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      It seems like a classic case of losing lucidity towards the end once you became too embroiled in the cop plot. Am I right?