posted on Jan, 30 2015 @ 12:45 PM
Sometimes when I am dreaming I get lucky and I try to wake up, and I wake up somewhere besides my bed at home. This false awakening allows me to lucid
dream - to know that I am dreaming while being in crystal clear dreamscapes. Since it is based on luck, it is a bit annoying (I also can't wake up
when this happens, because if I try, I wake up somewhere else again lol).
I haven't figured out how to trigger lucid dreams yet, although I do own some lucid dreaming tapes by HemiSync (I think) that help you trigger them.
I could try those out sometime.
What I have been working on while dreaming is my technique. You see, when I lucid dream, I have to lock into my surroundings or else they can start to
fade. The more locked into my surroundings I get, the more clear and detailed they become.
One thing I discovered was that I have to make sure they are consistent, and that means not loading too much at once - too much is up to the ability
of the dreamer. I have been dreaming about walking through a house, for example, and when I return to a room I was in before, it is different. That
kind of thing ends up losing synchronicity with the dream.
So last night, I was working on increasing the detail in my dreaming. I locked into my surroundings by paying attention to them. I made sure they were
consistent by looking back and forth and seeing the same thing. The consistency did not always work.
The easiest sense to work on is sight. Hearing things is definitely harder for me. This is especially true when it comes to interacting with people
while exploring. Running into someone in high-definition and keeping them there without losing them is hard enough, but having them speak is harder
This could be because they are saying things from my subconscious while I am consciously aware of what I am doing - in other words, the other person
in the dream is "self-aware" but still being supported by my brain. Sound involves hearing words from other people, which means they are speaking.
Sounds like random forest noises or cats aren't so hard.
Even harder than sound is the sense of touch. I practiced taking a drink from someone a few times last night in order to feel my hand touching theirs
and their drink. Taste and smell are very rare for me, although I was able to taste the drink this time.
In essence, I spent a lot of time last night practicing improving my dreaming detail and technique. It started out with reading. I was using a
projector, and there was text on the screen, so it had to stay there long enough for me to read it. I read it a few times to make sure it didn't
start shifting what it said on me when I went back to reading something earlier in the text, which it did do. (if it did, I was losing touch with the
dreamworld, if only a bit).
Then I started watching some streaming videos on the projector and I discovered that I could travel through the projector into another part of the
world, which was interesting. Usually, I have to fly to get places, and that involves loading large chunks of data - it would be hard to go somewhere
else in the world, I think.