• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




    Results 1 to 9 of 9
    Like Tree1Likes
    • 1 Post By JoannaB

    Thread: Had a dream that I was lucid dreaming but was I actually?

    1. #1
      Lurker
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      LD Count
      1
      Gender
      Location
      Melbourne
      Posts
      4
      Likes
      0

      Had a dream that I was lucid dreaming but was I actually?

      I had a weird dream in which I did a reality check - holding my nose while trying to breath, and I was holding it tightly but still able to breath! So obviously it was a dream, yet although I on some level understood the significance of this, I don't remember actually thinking OMG this is a dream! However I did say to myself, in the dream, 'If this is a dream then I should try to fly'. I think I either climbed up on a building or just jumped (I don't remember everything) and flew for a moment, and felt the sensation of a slight fall but then being caught on the wind or whatever - which was cool.....the only thing is, I didn't have full awareness, or a full knowledge that I was dreaming...I can't even confidently say I was aware that I was dreaming - its like I was dreaming about lucid dreaming...so annoying cause I've been doing reality checks here and there and thinking about lucid dreaming a lot.

      Anyone ever experienced something like this?

    2. #2
      Member Achievements:
      Tagger First Class Veteran Second Class 1000 Hall Points

      Join Date
      Feb 2013
      LD Count
      0 :(
      Gender
      Posts
      35
      Likes
      3
      What you had is called a false lucid dream, your brain was thinking about lucid dreaming but you were not consciouness that you were dreaming
      that might be a huge jump to start getting LDs.

    3. #3
      Dreamer Achievements:
      Tagger First Class Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal 5000 Hall Points Referrer Bronze Veteran Second Class
      JoannaB's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 2013
      LD Count
      2017:1, pre:13+
      Gender
      Location
      Virginia
      Posts
      3,024
      Likes
      2155
      DJ Entries
      449
      Personally I think you could count this either way: either as a non lucid dream about lucid dreaming or as a lucid dream with minimal awareness. If I were you I would tell myself that it was a lucid dream, pat myself on the back, and tell myself "More of this but with more awareness next time." it may not be quite right, but with lucid dreaming positive reinforcement is a good way to help one's psyche move along, and obviously you are either almost there or just barely there, so either way your psyche deserves a pat on the back.
      Checker666 likes this.

    4. #4
      Member Earthatic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2012
      Posts
      97
      Likes
      46
      If you had a dream about dreaming, were you actually dreaming within the dream?

      It's a weird paradox, so I'm not sure if it counts or not!

    5. #5
      Dream Guide Achievements:
      5000 Hall Points Populated Wall Referrer Bronze Tagger First Class Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal Veteran First Class
      NyxCC's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      LD Count
      -190
      Posts
      3,052
      Likes
      5263
      DJ Entries
      202
      Unfortunately it looks like it is not an Ld, but the good news is you are close to having a lucid, because RCs have gotten to your subcon. I have never performed a RC procedure in a dream but my recent constant thinking about wilding has made it to my subcon. I was trying to Wild few nights ago with no success, so I ended up dreaming about WILD and having a FA instead, and in the end got a DILD. So keep up with the RCs I am sure you will have a breakthrough and LD soon
      Last edited by NyxCC; 03-29-2013 at 04:55 AM.

    6. #6
      Dragon Scionox's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2012
      LD Count
      297
      Gender
      Location
      My lair
      Posts
      2,140
      Likes
      1395
      DJ Entries
      597
      I agree with JoannaB, confusion happens but all in all it's a step closer towards better lucid dreams.
      I have a question though, do you put emotions into reality check when practicing it in waking life and do you expect it to work? If you don't, try to, like "Wow, i might be dreaming right now" or something along that while expecting reality check to actually work.

    7. #7
      Lurker
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      LD Count
      1
      Gender
      Location
      Melbourne
      Posts
      4
      Likes
      0
      I try to do reality checks when I have some sort of emotion or when I am somewhere that pops up in my dreams some times - like at work...which when I think about it now probably isn't the most effective way...I guess I need to start seriously asking myself if I'm dreaming - which when I think about it, was the problem with the RC I did in my dream - I did the RC but that alone didn't mean anything, it was an action, but the result didn't wake me up - the fact that I could breath with my nose blocked was just another weird thing in a line of weird things (including killer spiders the size of cats that where apparently so powerful that they could break through doors etc)...

      I do see it as a positive experience though, and whats interesting, and what I just remember now, is that in the part where I was flying, there was a moment where I fell and I thought 'NO you can do anything in you dream, don't let your brain stuff this up!' so I'm excited that I had some LD ques - even if they where not part of a real LD, I can look at this as my brain playing a LD so that maybe next time, I can become lucid in a dream without it waking me up (which happened once - I was lucid for like a minute but then woke up )

    8. #8
      Lurker
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      LD Count
      1
      Gender
      Location
      Melbourne
      Posts
      4
      Likes
      0
      I had a dream, about having a lucid dream but I was never actually lucid... I was not dreaming in the dream, I was just acting lucid in a dream that was not lucid....does that make any more sense lol?

    9. #9
      Member Achievements:
      Created Dream Journal Tagger First Class Made lots of Friends on DV Veteran First Class 5000 Hall Points
      Box77's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2008
      LD Count
      In DV +216
      Gender
      Location
      Out of a Nightmare
      Posts
      926
      Likes
      1071
      DJ Entries
      62
      Perhaps it could help you to have an idea: http://www.dreamviews.com/general-lu...-lucidity.html

    Similar Threads

    1. Low-Level Lucid Dream, Or Simply DREAMING of Lucid Dreaming?
      By littledreamer in forum Attaining Lucidity
      Replies: 9
      Last Post: 12-17-2013, 06:33 PM
    2. Replies: 3
      Last Post: 05-21-2012, 08:42 PM
    3. Replies: 13
      Last Post: 03-25-2012, 05:46 AM
    4. Dreaming about dreaming, and being lucid in that dream?
      By rzel in forum General Lucid Discussion
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 11-10-2010, 07:00 AM
    5. Replies: 16
      Last Post: 10-06-2010, 05:08 PM

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •