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Offline Jybian

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« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2004, 10:22:09 am »
I have had few lucid dreams, but I have rarely been able to control them, they where always showing me something or trying to get me a message. Also I have yet to get the hang of meditation it seems like it's just out of my reach and then i snap back to a full waking state, it's really annoying, ':dead:'
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« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2004, 12:16:01 pm »
I almost physically can't meditate. I'm not sure why, but during the daytime hours my brain will not rest for a single moment. Although, when I was a little thing, I used to have to meditate as I went to sleep in order to fall asleep. My brain would keep me awake. ^.^;

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« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2004, 12:28:54 pm »
Same here unless I focus with music and/or breathing techniques to calm my body and mind.
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« Reply #53 on: February 21, 2004, 08:28:53 pm »
I cant...meditate. I use to try to...but..it never seemed to work. Everyone always told me the same thing for how to do it..but that never worked. I also read something that said if you take certain types of medication, you might not be able to..so..i think that might have something to do with it..

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« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2004, 07:51:31 pm »
Quote (Drakalu @ Feb. 20 2004, 12:28 pm)
Same here unless I focus with music and/or breathing techniques to calm my body and mind.

I have the same problem. When i'm in a bout of insomnia I tend to suffer from what I call 'mental noise'. Basically my head is just buzzing with fragmented thoughts and bits of nonesense and i cant relax enough to sleep.

Nothing helps either.
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« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2004, 05:21:38 pm »
Quote (Ursan @ Feb. 26 2004, 7:51 pm)
Basically my head is just buzzing with fragmented thoughts and bits of nonesense and i cant relax enough to sleep.

Thats...just how it is for me, too.

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« Reply #56 on: March 07, 2004, 09:25:01 am »
I can practically always sleep, The random thoughts seem to actually help me with that.

I don't often remember my dreams though.
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« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2004, 07:56:52 am »
Likes Stephen Laberge's book and audio tape on Lucid dreaming. Theres a couple lucid dreaming & astral projection websites I've come across & liked too. Has found plushy animal 'toy' pals can be helpful with dream work too. >Hugs his lion plushy.
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« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2004, 07:39:07 pm »
Quote (Elscire @ Mar. 07 2004, 9:25 am)
I can practically always sleep, The random thoughts seem to actually help me with that.

I don't often remember my dreams though.

Arghh...you are lucky. I really wish i could sleep better...or the thoughts actually helped.

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« Reply #59 on: April 30, 2004, 07:01:37 pm »
Actually from reading this thread I've managed to have a couple of lucid dreams.

The first one stared out with me driving to Texas to go to a furry con(apparently the TFC was still on my mind), but it turned out that it totally sucked and there were only, like, 3 or 4 other furries there and it was in this old run-down camp-ground. Anyway I got bored and walked into this barn and there were my parents sitting and watching T.V..
It didn't make sence that I had drove all the way from my parent's house in Louisiana to the "con" in Texas and my parents were there, then I remembered this thread and concluded I was dreaming. Unfortunately for some stupid reason I felt like taking controle of my dream was somehow taboo, and therefore I didn't want to do it with my parents watching, so I didn't. I guess that comes from all the years back when I was still in the furry closet, or something.

Anyway, in the second one I was at work and everything kept going incredibly wrong and my boss was yelling at me. For no apparent reason I did a reality check(I don't even recall what type of reality check it was), and it turned out I was dreaming. At that point I ignored my boss and flew away, then I made the whole world around me transform into a different location, and I "created" this full anthro wolf female. *Ahem*...that could of been a very nice dream, but then she turned into a smoochie, then I took over the dream again and turned her back, but she kept turning back into a smoochie. I eventually got frustrated and let go controle of my dream, at which point I began dreaming of terribly mundane daily life, and I can't even much recall what I did after that.
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« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2004, 02:03:26 am »
mmmm...lucid dreaming...

some of us just have a gift for controling our dreams.

Just one side efect.  It's really hard to get up in the morning.

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« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2004, 02:33:43 pm »
'<img'>  I myself am a Lucid dreamer. Its fascinating how I can control the events of the dream and its characters. Doesn't always happen, but alot of the time it does.

Wish I could explain how to share the experiance so others could enjoy the aspect of Lucid dreaming. I'm sorry I can't.  ':cry:'

Not to sure what allows it to happen, but it is a wonderful experiance to have complete control of.  '<img'>
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« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2004, 03:50:05 am »
Wowww! That is supercool! Fantastic! I usually remmember my dreams, and I have tried to take control of my dreams before, but it was always for like..5 seconds :/ because i always say to myself (oh yeah, this is too good to be true) and wake up. Now with this guide, it will definately work. I dream almost every night, and have also had some cool SFX like an atomic blast for example '<img'>




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« Reply #63 on: May 12, 2004, 11:50:41 am »
I have had countless lucid dreams...some where I could fly....others where I was just normal....most all of them furry....I have never just snapped out of a lucid dream, I have had to take myself out through primary memory of where the first place I appeared in the dream......It becomes scary often when I cannot find that spot and the whole thing becomes a nightmare.....what happens throughout my day greatly affects my dreams and how happy or scary they become......they are like trips.........I could continue for pages about my dream experiences, but I am hungry...
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« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2004, 11:09:37 pm »
Not sure if this dream had anything to do with my new furry life but it was most odd. I dreamed of my grandad and he was disappointed in me for some reason, I dont remember anything more of the dream other than it distressed me he was upset with me.. I woke to find I had been crying in my sleep. Ive never cried in my sleep before.

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« Reply #65 on: September 20, 2005, 10:14:17 am »
Ah I love those, especially when you can "start-off" where you last left the dream, almost like you are in a little mini-series which was something I experienced before. Anyone else ever get that?

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« Reply #66 on: September 20, 2005, 04:15:30 pm »
I've had only one lucid dream, when I was still a kid. I was dreaming about a stupid teacher explaining something I didn't understand, and I got so annoyed I got up, interrupted her with something like "...and yada, yada, yada", and woke up. Then I fell back asleep, but I actually felt my eyelids close, and I had some fun with controlling my dream and such; but that dream wasn't really interesting, just fun.
A related experience (a semi-lucid dream, if you will): I remember seeing Disney's Little Mermaid as a kid, and having a nightmare about the sea witch afterwards. When I was around 14, I had the same nightmare again (without any reason), but I suddenly remembered the previous one, and wasn't scared anymore. I soon drifted off into a normal sleep.

I've been trying recently to have lucid dreams again recently, so far without luck. One of the reasons is, my normal consciousness shuts down too much. When I wake up, I have some lingering memories of the dream, but they soon disappear. And the last 5 minutes or so before falling asleep are always completely gone. (on a side note, I also noticed this the first time I had surgery. A friend of mine told me that he was conscious, then began seeing blurred before really being knocked out. With me, one moment I was chatting with the anaesthesist, next moment I woke up.)

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All those tactics to increase lucid dreaming seem to involve using some level of lucid dreaming. I mean, looking at a clock, looking away, and looking back at it (the symbol method). I can't get myself to do stuff like that in my dreams unless I'm having a lucid dream.


So this is a major problem for me too. Don't know how to bypass this though.

Another thing I'm very interested in is the (possible) connection between lucid dreaming and OBEs. I think one can lead to the other, or at least that the techniques used to obtain lucid dreaming can also be used to have an OBE. (in this respect, there's a very good work on OBEs you can find here - it's a basically a report from some ordinary guy who tries to have OBEs, and explains very clearly the techniques to have them)

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I almost physically can't meditate. I'm not sure why, but during the daytime hours my brain will not rest for a single moment.


I don't know if you've tried this, but it's worth a shot. Try to clear your mind. You will get mental noise, parts of your mind asking for attention. Listen to them, one at a time, and see what they're trying to tell you. It's usually some sort of problem they need an answer about. Try to solve it. You won't get your mind quiet the first time, because there's too many things to be solved. But if you do this for a while, less and less problems will come up. Alternatively, try to tell the "subminds" that you will deal with their problems later on, and to be quiet for the time being. I have a document somewhere that describes this technique in more detail, but can't remember for the moment where it is. If you like, I can look it up for you - searching my magickal library shouldn't take that long '<img'>

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« Reply #67 on: September 24, 2005, 11:19:42 pm »
Sightly off topic, but does anyone else dream in color? I heard once that people dream in black and white, but all my dreams have vivid colors I can recall.

Like sand on a beach, the bright, blue sky, yellow, glowing eyes, and red, flowing blood.
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« Reply #68 on: September 26, 2005, 02:45:46 am »
Quote (Vulpes Proeliator @ Sep. 24 2005, 11:19 pm)
Sightly off topic, but does anyone else dream in color? I heard once that people dream in black and white, but all my dreams have vivid colors I can recall.

Like sand on a beach, the bright, blue sky, yellow, glowing eyes, and red, flowing blood.

All the time and remember colors used... one time I saw a really odd but cool looking building. Made out of dark red bricks and blue and green titles in the roof. Everytime I draw it, it seems to be less like the origional though.

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« Reply #69 on: September 26, 2005, 05:57:06 am »
By the way, to anyone interested -> DreamViews There's everything you need to know to get started. Check out the forum too '<img'>

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« Reply #70 on: September 26, 2005, 11:47:36 am »
I have had a couple but I end up waking up almost immediately after I know I'm dreaming. The one I remember most was when I asked my parents what it was life to be characters in my dream (did anybody else see Waking Life?) but right as they started to answer I woke up. Typical.

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« Reply #71 on: September 30, 2005, 01:26:02 pm »
I've done this, only twice in my entire life.

Neither opportunity has given me enough time to decide to try to experience anything other than shouting
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Only, the second time, I didn't really say it in the dream...

It was an awkward situation, trying to figure out exactly what it was that you did at 0200, then trying to explain why the idea of lucid dreaming excites you to a tired adult with no grasp of the abstract.

I'm string to get to the point that I can do it again, hopefully for more than a few seconds before I wake up; if it happens, then I'll definitely be growing feathers.
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« Reply #72 on: October 01, 2005, 11:00:10 pm »
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Sightly off topic, but does anyone else dream in color?

I read somewhere that according to something official, nobody actually dreams in black-and-white naturally; that was just something that happened back during the days of black-and-white TVs.

But anyway... I have had times when I'm actually half-asleep (usually napping or too tired to get up Saturday morning) and I know I'm dreaming but then it feels like I'm not fully there, kinda like when TV's on but I'm reading something and only half paying attention to the TV.  It's hard to explain.
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« Reply #73 on: October 02, 2005, 09:18:21 am »
UPDATE!  (already)  Apparently this thread was in my mind last night.  But instead of giving me lucid dreams, I got a dream about lucid dreaming! '<img'> I just remember reading the phrase in several different places during the "day," one of which being in a "Rose Is Rose" comic strip (rather realistic, as there are many strips in that comic about the one character dreaming).

In the second dream there was a point where I remember thinking, "Hey, I know where that came from" (i.e. what RL scenario inspired me to dream it).  But now I realize my guess was something that never even happened, so that must have been part of the dream.  Ah well, I came close.

And I have now begun a dream journal.
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« Reply #74 on: October 04, 2005, 06:18:39 am »
I had a lucid dream, only once.
I wasn't even trying to have one though.

It was an amazing experience. If only I knew what caused me to enter the "aware" mode I would try try to make that happen again.