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The BIG "Was this a LD?" topic - Part VIII

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fennecgirl
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jun, 2012  Reply with quote

Is it considered being lucid if I become aware that I am physically waking up? I'm not referring to waking up as a result of becoming lucid; I mean actually realizing "I'm waking up" while still in a dream. Rather than an awareness that I'm dreaming, it's an awareness that I'm lying in bed and waking up. I've had this happen to me twice, both under the same circumstances - waking up in the morning (when it's light, not before the sun's up), deciding to stay in bed for awhile, and dozing off again. This usually results in me remembering bizarre fragments of various dreams upon waking up, but I can recall two specific examples of becoming aware that I was physically waking up.

Both times, the dream became "stuck", in a sense, after realizing this, not frozen, but just... stuck. I'll get to that. The first time it happened was a few years ago. I was at a dance, and I was dancing with the guy I liked at the time. While I can't remember most of the dream anymore, I can still remember the waking up part. Now, when I say it became "stuck", I mean all that happened was the repetitive motion of us dancing - no talking, nothing else happening around us anymore. This happened around the same time as I became physically aware of my body. I mean, I knew I had full control over my physical body in bed if I chose to move. I knew I could open my eyes and wake up. It was like I was watching the dream all of a sudden. I tried desperately to keep my focus in the dream, but it was too late, and it started fading. Well, everything except for the two of us began fading, slowly at first, then quicker, so I made the decision to open my eyes and wake up, realizing that the dream was over by this point.

I had something similar happen this morning. It started out as HI, which I didn't pay much mind to, as I was already in a semi-conscious, drifting-in-and-out-of-sleep state at the time. Anyway, the details of most of the dream aren't important, but it basically ended where the helicopter I was in crash-landed. The dream got "stuck" this time when I was lying on the ground, under the wrecked helicopter, and nothing was happening around me. I thought, "Oh, the dream's over," and allowed myself to wake up. I didn't want to wake up, but I remembered how everything had faded last time I'd tried to resist waking up, so I knew I had no choice to simply accept that the dream had ended and I had to wake up.



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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jun, 2012  Reply with quote

i had a lucid awakening, i realized i was dreaming in my dream, but a second after i woke up sadblauw
anyone had the same
This is not off-topic i hope smile



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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul, 2012  Reply with quote

I remember that in my last dream I was driving a car and looked to the speedometer and first it was 40km/h and then when I looked it again it was somelike jumping from 80km/h to 95km/h.. I wonder if this works as same as the clocks? Could this be a sign that Im getting closer to LD?


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

its_jerry wrote:
i had a lucid awakening, i realized i was dreaming in my dream, but a second after i woke up sadblauw
anyone had the same
This is not off-topic i hope smile


Yeah, similar experience here. I said to myself 'I am dreaming' but the second I said it I woke up, before the awareness really kicked in.



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PostPosted: Mon 05 Nov, 2012  Reply with quote

When I was around 5 I had lots of nightmares. I became afraid of sleep and stayed up all night because of them. But, then my brain developed some kind of mechanism to find nightmares and awake me if I realized it was a nightmare.

Here's how it did this:
I would go to sleep, and when I started to dream everything was normal. But at the first sign of something bad, or scary, I would hear an extremely loud alarm sound that was extremely similar to my house alarm. This would cause me to wake up immediately and not have to go through the nightmare. This still happens to me occasionally in my dreams. But are these dreams considered LDs?


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Nov, 2012  Reply with quote

In my dream, I was in my bathroom and said outloud, 'Why can't I eat this chocolate? I'm dreaming' Was this a LD? And if not, how close am I to having one?

And also, I don't remember anything else of that dream, or doing a reality check.

There was no chocolate there anyway. lol. sadblauw


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Not sure if I was lucid.
PostPosted: Wed 01 May, 2013  Reply with quote

This is the dream from my dream journal, tell me what you think?

The dream started where I was invited to stay at a hotel with someone who appeared to be my gf from a very wealthy family. We where moving through the hotel which had marble floors. People in penguin suits (tuxes) started to appear trying to carry people luggage. There was a black guy following me but at a distance it seemed as if he was trying to catch up, i think he was trying to carry my luggage. I really wanted to carry my own luggage because i didn't want people to think i was snouty person. I had entered a new room that looked like a library. After i walked passed a couple of bookshelves , the guy caught up to me and took my luggage. I let him take the luggage but wasn't happy. So any way i was now part of a group in the room that had a feel of a college/school library, but it was actually supposed to be a new look (cloths shop). The sales rep who was giving us a tour and telling us about the products wasn't really too enthusiastic, telling us that essentially everything is crap.
Now the interesting part. The scene rolled on and now the group and i are sat around in a lobby. All of a sudden i have this sudden feeling of hindsight. I knew that everything was going to blow up. I never remember thinking that something was strange about this. I had no control of anything at the time. But my "dream self" seemed to be expressing an element of control. He seemed to know what he was doing, and he seemed to know that there was something up (in terms of this not being real). My character then decided that he'd tell everyone about their impending deaths with something along the lines of "run! Where going to explode". So as everyone ,without hesitation, started running, my Dream self seemed to have a plan. As we ran towards some stair i spread open my arms and slowly brought them together, left hand with the palm open, right hand with my index and middle finger pointed. Holy shit i was about to perform my first ever RC. Unfortunately i woke up before the two hands met, but i think its worth noting that i was fully expecting my hand to pass through my palm, and i think it would have if the dream carried on. I hadn't fully realised that i was in a dream but part of me had some sort of a hunch. I also believe that i was on the brink of lucidity as my hands got closer and closer. It was like a wooshing feeling, looked similar to the starship enterprise when it does that warp space thing.

I hadn't noticed anything weird but i found it strange that i spontaneously RC'ed. Also i think i was gaining lucidity before i had even performed an RC.

Anyway this is all very exiting for me as this is my first real experience. What do you guys think. Was I lucid/on the brink?



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PostPosted: Thu 02 May, 2013  Reply with quote

It's good since it shows that RCs and the thought of lucidity was in your dream.
You weren't lucid but it's possible if the dream had lasted longer that you would have gained some lucidity.



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PostPosted: Thu 02 May, 2013  Reply with quote

Yh its nice to se some progress, i was just wondering what the whooshing/swirling feeling was. Was it the start of a transition or something?


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PostPosted: Fri 03 May, 2013  Reply with quote

I never had any effects when doing the finger through palm RC. It's my favorite RC, it feels odd colgate
It's possible you were expecting an effect, so you experienced one smile



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PostPosted: Thu 30 May, 2013  Reply with quote

You're right on the brink. I often have those types of near-lucids before a long string of full-blown lucids.

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jun, 2013  Reply with quote

Last night i got a very numb or even paralized feeling and i ended up in a dream. In the dream i remembered that i tried to get into a dream/fall asleep. I then did a RC and my hand had 6 or 7 fingers :o. The thing that makes me wonder is that i hear that people with their first LD get really excited but my reaction in the dream was more like "wow, i'm indeed dreaming". In the dream i was in my own room and had zero-gravity. I tried to float towards my door to explore my house in a dream but a DC was holding onto my leg and trying to pull me back. He also had zero-gravity. I started fighting him but i was very slow and i tried to push him off etc. He blocked them and didn't even fight back. I pulled my hand behind my back and i said to myself. If i pull it against the DC his head there will be a gun in my hand. Sadly enough there was no gun and i ended up fighting the DC during the whole dream in my house. The last thing i remembered of the dream was that i was floating above the stairs going to the first floor ( i was on the second) and i was trying to kick the DC downstairs but also that didnt work. A perfect time waste in a LD or it was a F-LD. So my 2 questions are: 1. Was this a Fake LD or an actual LD. and number 2: Why was the DC blocking me from exploring.


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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2015  Reply with quote

Were this lucid dreams? I instantly thought it was fake when I woke up (for real) but when it happened it felt so real! The dream I mean.

Don't know what triggered it but I did a hand RC and I said I'm dreaming! Was excited but then false awakening.

Second one was me doing a hand RC. It worked and felt so nice. This is where it felt real (the dream). I walked around, spun, and touched things to stabilise it, but it felt like a cartoon (or digitally, sort of fast) when I touched things. I then false woke up.


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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan, 2015  Reply with quote

Yeah guys, it seems that real LD is clothe siiw

I remember one of the fisrt LD I had, it began by a false awakening, because I remembered that I had get back to bed in my daughter's room so she can get to sleep again.

I woke up in my dream, and I did several RC ; my hands had five fingers, I couldn't breath when I pinched my noise and when I jumped, I fell down. So I said ; "ok, this is not a dream."

Just the second after I noticed that my daughter's room had another wall that didn't exist in reality.....then I told myself ; "oh f***** if my RC don't work when I do it, it will be difficult ! " Then I started to walk around to talk to my husband who were next to the room, just to see how he could react in my dream ^^ ....but I realy woke up, in my daughter's room, she was still asleep and I felt frustrated, but it's the beginning,

we will succeed !!!! :D


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PostPosted: Sun 18 Dec, 2016  Reply with quote

Firstly, if I fail when I writing, please take it easy. My native language is not English. So, "Sorry for my bad English" :D

I was unable to lucid dream until last night...
I was in a place like a class in my dream. I didn't see any known face. The floor was marble... Suddenly I realised, I'm in a dream. I surprised but I was not too excited. I didn't do rc(I guess I forget it) I looked around and my view was some blurred. I was gonna try to turn around but I woke up. I can't remember that I really woke up or I woke up to another dream. But I guess, I said myself "This is a dream too..."
I don't remember what happened after this. (I didn't get a sleep paralysis). I just saw another dream but it was not a lucid dream.

So I'm wondering. Was it a lucid dream or my dream's scenario was "realising you're in a dream.".
Or there is something different?
Thanks. smile



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