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      Stability Issues.

      For a while I've been having dreams about a DC. Some of them were lucid, but I couldn't control them.

      Last night, however, it was different. I had a dream about going back to school (which happens this Tuesday in reality) though I wasn't in a school. Well at least, it started in a school, and then morphed into the house of my DC, with her in it. Me, her, and her friend were sort of just chilling, and then there was something involving me looking around the house for my headphones, and a glass of orange juice.

      Once said objects were attained, a male who I hadn't seen before in the dream, do not recognize, said something about my headphones and his guitar/amp. I asked him if he had a 1/4 inch adapter, he said yes, and we went into the basement of the house, and he set his stuff up. The DC and her friend were gone, though there was another blonde girl with another guitar.

      The male asked me if I wanted to play something, I said yes, and then HE began to play the song that I just thought of playing in my head, dust in the wind. I then realized it was a dream, and began ascending rapidly. I closed my eyes, imagined where I was in my bed, and then awoke. I opened my eyes, felt the sleep paralysis JUST leaving my body, checked my clock and fingers, and knew I was back.

      Just to be sure I got up to go to the washroom and looked in the mirror (I have the standard mirrors-are-disturbing thing in dreams) and it looked like me.

      Why did I instantly leave the dream?

      PS, I woke up at the normal time I wake up.

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      Im guessing because you imagined you were in your bed?
      Just a note, you were lucid in this dream right?

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      Only at the very end, when the guitarist started playing the very song I was thinking.

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      Its because you started thinking about where you were in bed as well as closing your eyes. Closing your eyes makes some people open their real eyes when they reopen the dream ones but some people just keep dreaming, which is something I want to be able to do, but it has something to do with losing the visual sensations of the dream which destabilizes you from it.

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      When you stabilize a dream, you want to make your brain focus completely on the dream experience, while ignoring the body in real life. This is why many stabilization techniques have you concentrate on the sensations occurring in the dream (rubbing hands, spinning, looking around, touching nearby objects, ect.) If you can occupy your brain with the dream experience, you won't start thinking about your real life sensations (pillow on face, laying down). This will help you stay in the dream.

      There have been times where I have realized I'm dreaming, and I can still feel which side my real body is laying on. When I focus on this sensation, my brain is focusing on my real body and I wake up. And when people close their eyes, it matches what their real body is sensing so the brain just wakes you up....or so my theory goes.

      Moral of the story: if you become lucid, try one of the many classic stabilization techniques. Don't think about your real position in the bed. And if you suddenly start to think about/feel your real body, ignore it and focus on the in-dream sensations by stabilizing. Oh, and don't close your eyes ( this guy has the right idea)
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      I didn't close my eyes or feel myself in my bed before I started waking up. I have never had a lucid dream in which I could feel myself on my bed, this being no exception. I just realized I was dreaming, then started shooting upward and everything was blurry, so touching objects and looking around would not have helped, I believe.

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