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Lucid dreaming is like a very intense form of daydreaming. Your mind supplies the plot, and the brain turns it into "reality" in the dreams. When you lucid dream you also KNOW you're in a dream. It is pretty easy to wake up or change the plot when you know you're dreaming. For example when I realize I'm in a dream, and something scary is about to happen, I tell myself I am able to change the nightmare that I'm having into something less terrifying.

There was a period of time when I lucid dreamed daily. I don't recommend it, when you wake up you feel like you haven't slept at all because your brain was so active.
Posted 3/6/12
... I don't think I want to try that~ it sounds cool but risky o_o
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melancholy-hill wrote:

I want to try it, but I'm kind of scared, too. -_- So, if I open my eyes..I'll see sounds and hear colors? Or what? I'll get high, pretty much?


you'll probably get the most intense and frightening nightmare you can possibly have, that's what happened to me a few years back at this point your body is in the state of sleep paralysis and your mind is wide awake and open to any kind of stimulus you, if start to panic even a little and your imagination will run wild.

what happened to me was I was on my bed, couldn't move an inch, the room looked the same just dark. then at the foot of my bed rose a shadowy figure, it slowly crept up to me, when it was right on top of my it reached out its hand and slowly went inside my chest while i just stared at it unable to do a thing. I could feel that cold hand slowly wrap its way around my heart as it was about to crush it I woke up in a cold sweat clutching my chest.

anyways lucid dreaming kicks ass, you can have the most pleasurable, enjoyable, calming, fun, or ridiculous dreams you can think of, heck if you don't like the dream your in at the moment you can change it at will. with some focus you can summon weapons monkey's hot chicks anything you could want at that moment.
Posted 3/6/12 , edited 3/6/12

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melancholy-hill wrote:

I want to try it, but I'm kind of scared, too. -_- So, if I open my eyes..I'll see sounds and hear colors? Or what? I'll get high, pretty much?


you'll probably get the most intense and frightening nightmare you can possibly have, that's what happened to me a few years back at this point your body is in the state of sleep paralysis and your mind is wide awake and open to any kind of stimulus you, if start to panic even a little and your imagination will run wild.

what happened to me was I was on my bed, couldn't move an inch, the room looked the same just dark. then at the foot of my bed rose a shadowy figure, it slowly crept up to me, when it was right on top of my it reached out its hand and slowly went inside my chest while i just stared at it unable to do a thing. I could feel that cold hand slowly wrap its way around my heart as it was about to crush it I woke up in a cold sweat clutching my chest.

anyways lucid dreaming kicks ass, you can have the most pleasurable, enjoyable, calming, fun, or ridiculous dreams you can think of, heck if you don't like the dream your in at the moment you can change it at will. with some focus you can summon weapons monkey's hot chicks anything you could want at that moment.


So you're saying that nightmare occurred because you opened your eyes when you shouldn't have? o_0 See, I'm scared because it's such an easy mistake to have happen. -_- But, if I do exactly what was suggested in the first post without any of those interruptions, ill have a lucid dream? And yeah, I hear a lot of great things about it when done correctly - my old psychology teacher is very much into them.

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melancholy-hill wrote:


munchthis wrote:


melancholy-hill wrote:

I want to try it, but I'm kind of scared, too. -_- So, if I open my eyes..I'll see sounds and hear colors? Or what? I'll get high, pretty much?


you'll probably get the most intense and frightening nightmare you can possibly have, that's what happened to me a few years back at this point your body is in the state of sleep paralysis and your mind is wide awake and open to any kind of stimulus you, if start to panic even a little and your imagination will run wild.

what happened to me was I was on my bed, couldn't move an inch, the room looked the same just dark. then at the foot of my bed rose a shadowy figure, it slowly crept up to me, when it was right on top of my it reached out its hand and slowly went inside my chest while i just stared at it unable to do a thing. I could feel that cold hand slowly wrap its way around my heart as it was about to crush it I woke up in a cold sweat clutching my chest.

anyways lucid dreaming kicks ass, you can have the most pleasurable, enjoyable, calming, fun, or ridiculous dreams you can think of, heck if you don't like the dream your in at the moment you can change it at will. with some focus you can summon weapons monkey's hot chicks anything you could want at that moment.


So you're saying that nightmare occurred because you opened your eyes when you shouldn't have? o_0 See, I'm scared because it's such an easy mistake to have happen. -_- But, if I do exactly what was suggested in the first post without any of those interruptions, ill have a lucid dream? And yeah, I hear a lot of great things about it when done correctly - my old psychology teacher is very much into them.



honestly all I knew at that moment was that my mind was wide awake I didn't know if my eyes were open or not, I've never tried to force a lucid dream since mine usually happen every so often. I can't say for sure whether following those steps cause one but I don't see any harm in trying, if you're afraid that you might open your eyes and experience something like myself then you should probably have someone watch you while you sleep to wake you up before anything happens.
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its so much easier than all that I have a Lucid dream just about everynight when im not soul walking/ having out of body experiences
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munchthis wrote:


melancholy-hill wrote:


munchthis wrote:


melancholy-hill wrote:

I want to try it, but I'm kind of scared, too. -_- So, if I open my eyes..I'll see sounds and hear colors? Or what? I'll get high, pretty much?


you'll probably get the most intense and frightening nightmare you can possibly have, that's what happened to me a few years back at this point your body is in the state of sleep paralysis and your mind is wide awake and open to any kind of stimulus you, if start to panic even a little and your imagination will run wild.

what happened to me was I was on my bed, couldn't move an inch, the room looked the same just dark. then at the foot of my bed rose a shadowy figure, it slowly crept up to me, when it was right on top of my it reached out its hand and slowly went inside my chest while i just stared at it unable to do a thing. I could feel that cold hand slowly wrap its way around my heart as it was about to crush it I woke up in a cold sweat clutching my chest.

anyways lucid dreaming kicks ass, you can have the most pleasurable, enjoyable, calming, fun, or ridiculous dreams you can think of, heck if you don't like the dream your in at the moment you can change it at will. with some focus you can summon weapons monkey's hot chicks anything you could want at that moment.


So you're saying that nightmare occurred because you opened your eyes when you shouldn't have? o_0 See, I'm scared because it's such an easy mistake to have happen. -_- But, if I do exactly what was suggested in the first post without any of those interruptions, ill have a lucid dream? And yeah, I hear a lot of great things about it when done correctly - my old psychology teacher is very much into them.



honestly all I knew at that moment was that my mind was wide awake I didn't know if my eyes were open or not, I've never tried to force a lucid dream since mine usually happen every so often. I can't say for sure whether following those steps cause one but I don't see any harm in trying, if you're afraid that you might open your eyes and experience something like myself then you should probably have someone watch you while you sleep to wake you up before anything happens.


Thanks! I'll either have someone around or set my alarm to go off at a certain time if I ever do decide to try this. I appreciate it.

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if i tried, i'd fall asleep.
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i can stay awake for hours with my eyes open and body moving but the second my eyelids shut, i'm going to fall asleep.
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Posted 3/6/12

melancholy-hill wrote:

So you're saying that nightmare occurred because you opened your eyes when you shouldn't have? o_0 See, I'm scared because it's such an easy mistake to have happen. -_- But, if I do exactly what was suggested in the first post without any of those interruptions, ill have a lucid dream? And yeah, I hear a lot of great things about it when done correctly - my old psychology teacher is very much into them.



Lucid dreaming doesn't really cause sleep paralysis because it's "done wrong" or anything. You can have sleep paralysis whether or not you've had lucid dreams or tried to have lucid dreams. It can be pretty terrifying. The first time I had sleep paralysis, it scared the crap out of me, because I thought was attacked by a demon or something. I "woke up" to something I couldn't see that was somehow putting pressure on my chest and seemed to be leaning over me. Of course I was actually still just sleeping and dreaming the creature. I've had a number of times since then where I've woken up, but couldn't get up, or got up but something seemed very wrong only to realize I was still asleep. Sometimes it is taken several iterations before I could actually wake up. But after the first time I experienced it, it was just an annoyance, since I knew what was going on.
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Posted 3/9/12 , edited 3/9/12

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melancholy-hill wrote:

So you're saying that nightmare occurred because you opened your eyes when you shouldn't have? o_0 See, I'm scared because it's such an easy mistake to have happen. -_- But, if I do exactly what was suggested in the first post without any of those interruptions, ill have a lucid dream? And yeah, I hear a lot of great things about it when done correctly - my old psychology teacher is very much into them.



Lucid dreaming doesn't really cause sleep paralysis because it's "done wrong" or anything. You can have sleep paralysis whether or not you've had lucid dreams or tried to have lucid dreams. It can be pretty terrifying. The first time I had sleep paralysis, it scared the crap out of me, because I thought was attacked by a demon or something. I "woke up" to something I couldn't see that was somehow putting pressure on my chest and seemed to be leaning over me. Of course I was actually still just sleeping and dreaming the creature. I've had a number of times since then where I've woken up, but couldn't get up, or got up but something seemed very wrong only to realize I was still asleep. Sometimes it is taken several iterations before I could actually wake up. But after the first time I experienced it, it was just an annoyance, since I knew what was going on.


I've experienced the exact same thing. Kind of like being stuck between dreaming and awake. I would wake up but be totally paralyzed. It's as if I had to will myself to wake up like it was some sort of struggle. Very frightening experience but it hasn't happened for a while.
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Posted 3/9/12
I remember lucid dreaming before I kind of woke up before hand just randomly and when I started to fall back to sleep I started thinking and my mind started going to random places not staying in one place at a time but I was thinking what's going on then I thought I'm in a dream then I began waking I thought I mustn't think that way so I randomly started thinking about mazes then there I was in a maze like cave I was like alright but it didn't last very long after what felt like 10 minutes I got woken up by the alarm anyway I'm not sure if its lucid dreaming or not but the purpose of the story was its possible to lucid dream or very close to it even if its a random occurrence.
Posted 3/9/12
Im doing it at the moment. )))
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Posted 3/14/12
Uhh..that sounds strange/interesting lol I've lucid dreamed before I just got kinda lazy with....."mastering"....
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I started lucid dreaming when I was about 15 and I still enjoy doing it.
The more you do it the easier it gets. Then when you get good at it you will be able to control the entire dreamscape.
It can become adictive.
Posted 3/14/12
It was about me and a can.
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