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ViperX
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The BIG "Was this a LD?" Topic
PostPosted: Sun 08 Aug, 2004  Reply with quote

<mod>Since there are lots of questions about whether or not a dream was a LD, it's best to make a BIG Topic about it. Please post your dreams here if you have any questions about their nature</mod>

Sorry to make another one of these topics... but I'm confused....

Last night, I tried the hardest I have ever to get an LD, I read about it constantly on this site for hours, and on other sites, and did loads of RC's.
I remembered 4 dreams last night smile But im not sure if one of them was an LD or not.

At 7.40 I'd just woke up from having some boring dream, and I was still really tired and sort of still asleep so I tried to remember the dream I'd just had and then I started falling asleep again, but this time I was thinking about trying to have an LD as I fell asleep.
I went straight into a dream, I was in my room, and I just decided to do an RC for some reason, I looked at my hands and had like, 6 or 7 fingers, and I thought "hey, this is a dream" and then I tried to fly, by jumping in the air, but it didnt work, but I could jump higher than I could in real life, and It was like, low gravity....
But my friend appeared and kept distracting me, he kept talking about video games and making me forget it was a dream, even though I wasnt listening to him.. lol But I kept reminding myself.
I dont remember much of it now, but when I woke up it didnt feel like I'd done all the stuff, it felt just like a normal dream, maybe it was another False LD? I dont know, because this time it was different, so, if this was an LD, it didnt seem so realistic.....


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Aug, 2004  Reply with quote

It sounds like you might've had a lucid moment.. You were definitely lucid if you knew that it was a dream at one point. It's possible to lose lucidity though during a dream. You were probably at a pretty low level of lucidity, which might have been why it seemed "normal". But as long as you knew you were dreaming, you were lucid.

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Aug, 2004  Reply with quote

In your dream you were definatly lucid, becuase being lucid in a dream is defined as: knowing your dreaming while in a dream.

It probably didn't feel like an LD becuase like daysong said you were probably at a low level of lucidity.


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Aug, 2004  Reply with quote

last night i had my first LD. it started out by me fighting a rival at school, when i started winning he ran away. i chased him and someone told me to stop beating people up. when i told him who i was fighting, he just said 'oh, ok' then i walked into a park and for no reason i just think to myself, 'hey, im dreaming' then i start flying instantly. everything goes blurry for a sec, so i start rubbing my hands and i spin around abit. then i start doing normal dream stuff. i completly forgot about the whole lucidity thing. i just walked down the street with this guy, on his arm he had something tatooed about being lucid. i asked him if he was a real person dreaming too, or f he was a random impulse from my brain. i was lucid for about 30-40 seconds, but overall the whole dream was 5 minutes.

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004  Reply with quote

Um.... I think I had a lucid dream (if I did, it'd be the first). Anyways, so I'd like to check with everyone.

First, I was having a dream. I don't remember much of it, except I was in a pink room. But then I started to wake up, but halfway there (I was still partly in that dream. Like in that stage where I'm not fully awake, but I'm not fully asleep yet either), I remembered that I could try to lucid dream, so I tried to force myself back into that pink room. I tried to spin around slowly, to produce another dream. As I was doing so, I felt a heavy weight on me (I think it was sleep paralysis). Then I felt like I was getting sucked into a vortex of sort (everything was black at the time), and I heard sounds like "whoosh" and such. After a while, it stopped, and I felt as if I was floating a few inches away from my body, but still lying on my back. Everything was still black, but then a red face appeared, like the devil, or something. But I tried not to get scared, and turn the face into a smilie face. Then everything went black again, but I still had the out-of-my-body feeling, but I wasn't going anywhere. I was just floating a few inches away from my body. I tried to imagine myself in a room, but I was scared that I'd get trapped in the room, so I went back to the blackness. THen slowly, I felt myself wake up, so I just decided to stop that there.

So there! Does that sound like a lucid dream?


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2004  Reply with quote

Jay_Walker, congrats on your LD. Maybe try to keep reminding yourself that you are lucid next time. As you go through the dream say things like "increase lucidity" or "I am lucid."

wow Lybi, that is very impressive. It sounds like you are describing a WILD experience, or an OBE. Only you can decide on which it was, but it was one of the two. I've read people say "If you have to ask if it was a LD or OBE, it was most likely an LD"
So I say yes, it was a lucid dream! Congrats! colgate


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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug, 2004  Reply with quote

I had a Lucid dream last night.
I was lying in bed (in the dream) and for some reason just decided I was dreaming... so I was like "wow.. this is a dream" I tried to get up, but it was really hard to move, and my vision of my room was waving around, as if I was underwater or something, and all blurry.
So I managed to get up and then decided to see how realistic the dream was, I did a load of stuff inside first but I totally cant remember what I did.... then I went outside, and I remember feeling the heat of the sun, after that I think I lost lucidity because I remember only fragments of what happened.
Next thing I can remeber is I think I was lucid again, and I went inside and found a mirror, I was going to try the teleporting to other places through mirrors thing.
It was cool going through it, but when I got through I was just in a totally black place and there was nothing there except blackness.
I woke up, and lay in bed thinking about how the dream didnt seem so realistic when I thought back on it. But I wasnt actually awake, I was still in the dream... lol...
because then I woke up for real, and was totally confused for a while.....

The only thing is, my lucid dreams arent good, because after I wake up, they just feel like normal dreams.
sadblauw
It feels like just any other dream now, and like it wasnt me doing all the stuff in the dream, which is why I am never sure if its an LD or not....

If this is what all LD's are like, its making me think maybe its not worth the effort, im just hoping that they get more real.....


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug, 2004  Reply with quote

It is the same for me. Last night I had a dream were I looked at my hands and the things in my dream. The dream I had after that, wich was not lucid at all seems more vivid then the other one. I think this is because I used a lot of my dreaming atention to look at my hands and stuff, but I think the more I do this, the more dreaming atention I will have and the more vivid the dreams will become.

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Sep, 2004  Reply with quote

Arg, I'm dreadfully confused. I ddn't go to school today due to sickness so I mainly slept. That's not important. Anyway, I had a dream where it was just black and I was thinking I would have a lucid dream. Then it showed me on a beach and suddenly I thought "this is a dream! I must be lucid!" and so I thought since I was on the beach, I would do what I've always wanted to do in a lucid dream, be a mermaid. So when I tried. It just went to another dream. When I woke up, it just seemed like another dream and didn't feel lucid at all. So, was I actually lucid? And how is it supposed to feel after waking up?

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Sep, 2004  Reply with quote

It sounds like you may have had a False Awakening. Next time you "wake up" from a LD, perform a RC to make sure you're really awake.

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Sep, 2004  Reply with quote

I didn't wake up right after that happened. It just went on to another dream. I was recalling the possible lucid dream when I had completely woken up and didn't go back to sleep.

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Sep, 2004  Reply with quote

That's a rather common experience. It mostly happened because you weren't lucid enough, so after a while you lose awareness and become non lucid again. Because you recognized you were dreaming, I'd say you were lucid indeed, though it was probably low or medium level. The next time you become lucid, repeat to yourself regularly that it's all a dream. Stay aware of this, and you have less chance to end up back non lucid.

Good luck! colgate


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Sep, 2004  Reply with quote

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When I woke up, it just seemed like another dream and didn't feel lucid at all... And how is it supposed to feel after waking up?


What seemed like another dream? Was it actually a dream?

It isn't "supposed" to feel like anything. We are not the masterful weavers of your sleep experience, determining the every detail of your encounters... you are!

Generally it feels like normal, then I remember about the dream, and I get a bit of an excitement rush.


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004  Reply with quote

I'm really only interested in the theory and was never planning on actually having an LD. So I never kept a DD or tried to remember my dreams. So I will need help on deciding whether this one was or not.

I'm getting ready to go to a new school called the Ursuline which is in Essex and its like the afternoon, I think to my self - I live in Northern Ireland why should I go to this school ah this must be a dream I can do whateva i8 like. I'm in a garden at that point (everything fizzles out after i think bout it bing a dream) and I see a bicycle. I get a cool idea to do what they did in ET. I get on it and start cycling really fast n i start to fly but I only get like 3 meters above the ground - but it was really cool (i had to keep remindin myself that its a dream. I go inside and theres a coffee table and I see this sheet of paper on it. I decide to try using magic. I hold my hands near it and it starts to rise - I show off about it to my mum and then I go back. Then I try to morph something - i decide a fairy cake - first thing in my head. It wouldn't work at first but then I tell myself its possible, cup my hands and produce a really tiny one which annoyed me.
Then I tried to morph Johnny Depp - wudnt work so I transported myself to the 'set' of POTC in the middle of a fight scene and got stabbed by a pirate and woke up....

THERE!

is it one?


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Sep, 2004  Reply with quote

sure sounds lilke one to me!
Congrats! colgate


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