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Old April 14th, 2012 (12:27 PM). Edited April 14th, 2012 by Alice.
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Haha, well all of those definitely could apply to what's happening irl right now. Especially the army and possum.


I just had a really weird one last night... sort of disturbing tbh.

I wasn't in the dream at all, which is odd, because I'm normally the main character. I more or less forget the first half, but it was about a little boy (like 7 or 8) who was like... the chosen one to save everyone, and went into a dungeon to face some evil of some sort, but he was completely unprepared, and knew he would die, even though his family thought he was going to be just fine. The dungeon looked like a giant solid black beetle (like, 500x bigger than their house giant.) and once he went inside the beetle started to move, and he was thrown about the hallways, being stabbed, eaten, burned... literally every bad feeling you could possibly imagine, but he never died. In fact, his body never fell apart at all. It always stayed whole, and that torment lasted for what seemed like forever. Essentially, he went to hell. Or at least, I think that's what happened. He knew this was going to happen from the very beginning of the dream though, and had completely resigned himself to his fate, and never showed any pain or emotion of any kind. Also, I felt no fear throughout the entire dream, although I was really sad.
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Old April 14th, 2012 (09:22 PM).
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Oou, I've had those dreams before. Being a witness or spectator to something strange/horrible. Yeah, those were always some of the more stranger ones to me. I think because normally I have at least a line of thinking for doing whatever it is I'm doing when it's me. But with someone else it kinda screws with you.

Sometimes I get the ones that transition from first to second person and back again. Like I'm starring in a play, and I'm every actor.

Anyone ever have reoccurring dreams?
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Old April 15th, 2012 (11:59 AM).
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Yeah, when I was much younger, I had several dreams that wolves had taken over my school. One time the school was completely flooded at the same time. lol

I also had a nightmare almost every night for several years about spiders, which I think is why I'm afraid of them. In several of them they were giant, or could fly, or had some other weird abilities.
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Old April 18th, 2012 (06:43 PM).
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Oou, I bet the spiders were crazy if you were seeing that as a kid!

I've had a few, but they didnt come until I was a teenager. The most intense was for like, 2 years I kept dreaming I was dying in a nuke blast. Like, I knew/could see it coming, then it hit, and I could actually feel my body disintegrate. I was convinced that I was either gonna die in one, or maybe I had in another life.

The flying dream. Thoughts?
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Old April 18th, 2012 (10:19 PM).
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I've lucid dreamed a couple of times, it's pretty awesome. But most of the time I end up waking up pretty quickly, which I hate.
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Old April 19th, 2012 (03:35 AM).
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What's lucid dreaming and how's it done, lol? I've heard of it before but I'm completely clueless.
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Old April 19th, 2012 (09:13 AM).
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It basically just means that you're aware that you're dreaming, and are able to control the dream. As for how it's done... that's a good question, lol. I've been trying for a long time.
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Old April 19th, 2012 (08:16 PM).
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Quote originally posted by QuilavaKing:
It basically just means that you're aware that you're dreaming, and are able to control the dream. As for how it's done... that's a good question, lol. I've been trying for a long time.
It's not that hard really,

what you need to do is keep a dream journal, and constantly do reality checks when you're awake. The dream journal is supposed to be the most important, but I didn't even use one (a little iffy on keeping a journal because I share a room).

The dream journal is to assist in remembering dreams, and thus allowing you to see patterns in your dreams (for example, a particular person or object is always there), and from there you can link that you are dreaming. If you have a smart phone there are a couple of apps that can act as one, which is pretty cool.

Reality Checks are great, and they're basically the only thing I used. They are things that are different in dreams (for whatever reason), and from them alone you can deduce you're dreaming. Things like:
  • Flipping a light switch - lights usually delay for a few seconds, or flicker, or do something not normal, which is a big clue for realizing you're dreaming.
  • Looking in a mirror - in dreams, your reflection is usually disfigured, or different.
  • Trying to breathe with your hand blocking your nose - this is the easiest way to check. If you're dreaming and you press your nostrils together so they're shut and you can still breathe through them - you're dreaming.
Those are key, remember them. Also, constantly ask yourself 'Am I dreaming?' when you're awake, and perform reality checks too. This makes you more inclined to repeat those actions when you're actually sleeping.


Then, when you finally do get into a dream and realize: "Holy crap! I'm dreaming!", you have to maintain the state, and not shock yourself awake.
When you do realize you're dreaming, and you will something to happen, you'll probably see white. It's the transition into what you want to happen (well, it is for me anyway. I'm not sure if that's different from person to person, but I thought I'd tell you anyway).

To stop yourself from waking up as soon as you realize you're asleep, try:
  • Falling backwards
  • Spinning in a circle
  • Rubbing your hands together
All those things are said to help you maintain your dream state, but I have no idea why. Possibly something to with prolonging the REM sleep state.


Once you get past all that, you have to start small. The first time I tried lucid dreaming I immediately tried to fabricate a person and I woke up from the strain. The next time, I dreamt I was flying, then gradually in that dream I dived, and then made a whole world of people (I think I was lucky). Anyway, the point is to start small. Try flying to the beach the first time you're lucid. After that, step it up and think of people, objects, or places.


I hope that helps a little, any more questions I'll gladly and help
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Old April 19th, 2012 (09:42 PM).
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I've actually always naturally done reality checks like that... not to see if I'm dreaming, but just in general. Also, I've never actually kept a journal, but I focus really hard on my dreams, and try to remember as much as possible. I've realized I was dreaming a few times, but always shock myself awake like you said.

Oh and for reoccurring dreams again... I have a lot where I think I've woken up, and go about my day as usual, but I'm actually still asleep, and that can happen like 5 times in one dream, before I wake up for real. lol

Usually that's the kind of dream where I actually realize I'm dreaming in the dream, and then I'm so fed up with it that I wake myself up as fast as possible. lol
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Most of my dreams aren't lucid to me. As strange and unrealistic as they may be, I usually believe that the events taking place are truly happening, without any other regard to the credibility of the situation. I usually wake up less than a second after I break into the lucid stage. I've never really tried to bend the dream into my favor, either. By that, I mean imagining other things and creating a temporary world out of it. Does anyone have any knowledge on this, and if so, would the body be capable of actually controlling these dreams?
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Old April 22nd, 2012 (05:12 PM).
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I had a weird dream last night.

I remember clearly that I was sitting on my bed. I was compulsively putting my hand to my mouth repeatedly.

At first, I ate some sort of dirt. I coated my mouth with it, and then moved on to the next thing. I started eating leaves, and then cake, and then croutons.

Then I spit it all out, and then started eating sugar. Then I woke up.


I have no idea what it means
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Old April 22nd, 2012 (07:12 PM). Edited April 22nd, 2012 by -Grayscale-.
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I'm a lucid dreamer. Back when I was really little, I'd have countless terrible dreams, all of which ended up sticking in my mind and keeping me up all night. Soon enough I got to the point where I learned how to wake up myself if I was scared, and then eventually twist around dreams to where if something bad is about to happen I can prevent it or just change events into something I prefer. The only thing I can't really do is dream of anything I want. Usually just shape whatever I've got in the picture. I honestly thought everyone could do that...

Usually if I'm having a bad nightmare I squeeze my eyes together hard in the dream and wake up, if that helps anyone. Not sure if you can really teach someone how to control their dreams though lol, so not sure what advice to give there. Just comes naturally.

Quote originally posted by NeoPsychedelia:
Most of my dreams aren't lucid to me. As strange and unrealistic as they may be, I usually believe that the events taking place are truly happening, without any other regard to the credibility of the situation. I usually wake up less than a second after I break into the lucid stage. I've never really tried to bend the dream into my favor, either. By that, I mean imagining other things and creating a temporary world out of it. Does anyone have any knowledge on this, and if so, would the body be capable of actually controlling these dreams?
Last night, I dreamed about a world apocalypse. Some huge black monster thing was about to eat me or something, and I ended up in a movie theater because that seemed more fun than dying. Ate some popcorn, talked with a neighborhood friend, went back home and fell on my bed to wake up. Is that the kind of control you're suggesting?

When I dream I automatically know everything isn't real(even if I wish it was). The only time that isn't true is when I'm only half asleep, and I'm dreaming about me walking out of my bed in the mornings. :'D
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I'm a lucid dreamer too! :D Or, I've been doing lucid dreaming for two years now, and I can have them almost at purpose. But not always... Its very fun
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i don't dream a lot but always see weird dreams most of times i wake up either feeling sad or don't remember a scence of it.

Dreams..in my religion..dreams have meanings..and yes,sometimes it's a message..nightmares are made by the devil show us bad things..dreams might pointing for something or warning from something coming....i know that if you dreamed that you're losing any of your teeth one of your family members might die soon...and etc..

i myself..think that my dreams have no meaning because it's silly sometimes lol
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Oh oh oh. Lucid dreaming. :3

I don't lucid dream often, but I do occasionally. I've noticed I have more lucid dreams when I'm tired, or my mind is completely blank. I was first inspired to learn about lucid dreaming when I first watched Inception. I did some research, and it took me a while, but I had my first lucid dream, then my second, then my third, and so on and so forth.

But unlike what some of the posters said above, instead of "flicking light switches" and etc. for reality checks, I create things out of nowhere. Usually, I drop watermelons or youghurt from the sky. Though in a lucid state, I can only last for about ten minutes. It kinda kills the fun in the middle of flying over mountains and suddenly being enveloped by blackness, then waking up. Well. Better than having a terrifying uncontrollable dream.
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I dream alot. Usually a Nightmare... -.- and sometimes its just random. Like a week ago I dreamed that I was being chased by Pedobear -.-
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Old May 13th, 2012 (05:16 PM). Edited May 13th, 2012 by The Void.
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Quote originally posted by droomph:
I had a weird dream last night.

I remember clearly that I was sitting on my bed. I was compulsively putting my hand to my mouth repeatedly.

At first, I ate some sort of dirt. I coated my mouth with it, and then moved on to the next thing. I started eating leaves, and then cake, and then croutons.

Then I spit it all out, and then started eating sugar. Then I woke up.


I have no idea what it means
Uh... maybe you're a hungry person with a sweet tooth? o_o''

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Anyway, I rarely get any nightmares lol... but I think I remember somehow being chased by a Wild Pokemon... if that's counted as a nightmare xD

Anyway on the topic of lucid dreaming, I have yet to do it, but thanks for the post anyway Impo lol. Might save me from nightmares-- if I ever have one. Although I've been aware that my dreams were dreams once, probably because my mind was subconsciously doing a reality check.

Also, I just read an article about false awakening where the dreamer wakes up in his dream and even lucid dreamers believe they're really awake and no longer in a dream. During this state, he does his usual morning rituals (go to the shower, brush teeth, etc.) then "falls back asleep." It's a scary thought, as it can happen more than once, and I'd never want it to happen to me, but I'd definitely like to know your opinions on this. Has anyone experienced this before?

Also, has anyone here sleepwalked before? I'm sure I have, as I've done it down the stairs, to the toilet, and back up again lol...

Okay this whole thing's making me sleepy. I feel like catching a Musharna from the Dreamyard now lol. kthxbai

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I've usually have false awakenings after a lucid dream, and have sleepwalked several times. I test if I can drop a watermelon from the sky. If not, it's real.
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I had a dream where I had a term paper due in a day that I hadn't started yet. So I try to fire up my word processor and my computer gives me this message:

"I'm sorry, Tyler. I'm afraid I can't do that."

Scariest dream I had in a while.
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My dreams are honestly horrible, at least the ones I remember. Therefore I pretty much hate when I have dreams.
They are either very horrible and scary situations or just things that will never happen that make me incredibly sad. I wish there was a way to just not dream at all.
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Old May 14th, 2012 (08:36 PM).
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Lately I haven't had any dreams I can solidly recall which is strange for me, I usually have quite vivid dreams...at least I haven't had realistic nightmares...I tend to have lucid versions of them...
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My dreams are honestly horrible, at least the ones I remember. Therefore I pretty much hate when I have dreams.
They are either very horrible and scary situations or just things that will never happen that make me incredibly sad. I wish there was a way to just not dream at all.
The more unusual/horrifying a dream is, the longer you're going to remember it, which really sucks. I can't remember any of my good dreams, even though I have so many as opposed to bad ones.

I don't know if there's a way to make yourself not dream anything, honestly. It seems impossible, but maybe...?

Try swapping pillows or mattresses to get rid of those nightmares. It always stinks to get those multiple times in a row.
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Also, I just read an article about false awakening where the dreamer wakes up in his dream and even lucid dreamers believe they're really awake and no longer in a dream. During this state, he does his usual morning rituals (go to the shower, brush teeth, etc.) then "falls back asleep." It's a scary thought, as it can happen more than once, and I'd never want it to happen to me, but I'd definitely like to know your opinions on this. Has anyone experienced this before?

Also, has anyone here sleepwalked before? I'm sure I have, as I've done it down the stairs, to the toilet, and back up again lol...
Done both.

False awakening: I had a nightmare with that once. It was like a nightmare within a nightmare; I "woke up" after a nightmare and thought "if I can just see my mom I'll be less scared". I then went outside and saw my mom...who proceeded to attack me. Then I really woke up and I was so scared that I just sat in my bed and cried for like an hour lol.

Sleepwalking: I used to do that all the time, not so much anymore though. I also sleeptalk, have conversations with people, and get really mad when they can't understand me, hahaha.
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Welp. I've researched almost everything about Lucid Dreaming, including its negative effects and how a mistake (ex: opening your eyes while dreaming) could give you a nightmarish image or something >.>

Crap, I'm scared to sleep now. ._.
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