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Waking up from a dream, but still dreaming.

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posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 07:31 PM
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Last night, I had a very strange dream. The actual subject of the dream was weird enough ( basically a 25 foot tall jack-o-lantern headed being that could read my mind), but that's not what really had me rattled when I finally woke up. You see, in my dream, I "woke up" and went to work and told my co-workers about this disturbing dream I had. But, that was still part of the dream.

When I actually woke up for real, the entire thing really gave me a feeling of being out of sorts. Most of my day today I had trouble concentrating on much. My thoughts just kept going back to this. I have never had a dream within a dream like that, and frankly, I didn't like it!

I know a lot of people have freaky dreams, but the circumstances of this feel different.

Anybody have a similar dream, or any insight as to what it might possibly mean?




posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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That's called a false awakening. Some people use those to lucid dream. But don't worry, they're pretty normal.



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: bringmecoffee

I had a dream where I "thought" I had woken up. I exited my bedroom, walked down the hall and upon looking in my sister's bedroom, saw a skeleton playing with a small train set. Thinking I was awake, I awoke nearly traumatized.

Its strange when it happens and reminds us of the line blurred between our dreams and reality. If you lived to be 75, you would average 25 years of sleep and if one does not take advantage of their mind's playground, they will be lesser for it.


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posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 07:45 PM
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I experience those a lot. Usually in nightmares and three awakenings deep. As Lukdab mentioned, I sometimes lucid dream, but by the time I am able to make a decision, it's usually holy sh $t this isn't real, i got to get out of this...wake up, wake up.... and I come to. I've had them where I even bite my thumb to try and determine if I'm still dreaming... my lamp not turning on is usually the indicator that I'm still in the dream and then I spend the rest of it trying to awake.



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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I just did some research on that, and it fits pretty nicely. What had me stumped was the fact that I realized while still dreaming just how odd the first part of the dream was ( you know, the pumpkin headed mind reader!!) and had such cognitive ability to discuss it with others....while still in the dream. It wasn't like the false awakenings where I woke up, did morning things and then woke up for real. The part of me explaining the dream at work was like a cut scene, not so much like I woke up, got ready for work and went in. The false awakening is the closest explanation I have though. a reply to: LukeDAP



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: bringmecoffee
Anybody have a similar dream, or any insight as to what it might possibly mean?


It means what we perceive as physical reality is starting to become undone or fluid like. As the acceleration process becomes more and more evident, more people will experience heightened feelings, emotions and lucid dreams more often.

The dreams they start merging into our daily lives and eventually become your new reality of life.

This might very well be signs of the end of the "Physical" world as we know it, and the beginning of the 5th Dimensional reality.

This has been said, by many ancient civilizations, to be about the right time of the ascension process. Nothing to be afraid of, it is what is.

Peace
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posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: NeedUserID

I'm really not wanting to go to sleep tonight! This was a first for me.



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: InnerPeace2012

Interesting that you describe it that way. The blur of reality. When I left for work this morning, I still wasn't fully convinced I was really awake, and I almost expected the pumpkin guy to peer over the top of my house. It got to me that much.
This sounds stupid probably. Strange....



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: bringmecoffee

The first time was incredibly unnerving for me. Then I found it usually only happens to me when I'm overly tired. The one thing I try and keep in mind is that - each time is an opportunity to lucid dream. It makes me less scared it will happen and almost hopeful that it does. I so desperately want to make a decision in a dream out of curiosity and not fear.



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:16 PM
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Are you a lucid dreamer?

I am and this is frequent with my dreams.

Normally ill get up shower, brush teeth, etc. only to wake up.



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:19 PM
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I've only had one of these types of dreams.. When I was around 10, I woke up like any other morning. The bedroom was completely lit with morning sunlight. I sat up to put my socks on and proceeded to put my shoes on and tie them up. I mean there was not a single thing out of place, as vivid as any other morning. I had no indication that I was dreaming until a short witch popped into what I thought was my reality. Stood right there in front of me in my brightly lit bedroom on the rug and screamed/laughed at me. The next thing I know I woke up instantly but was freaked that maybe I was still dreaming. My room was exactly like it was in my dream. Brightly lit like every other morning. This was way different to me than awakening in a dream and realizing you are dreaming and manipulating your dream. This happens frequently.
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posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: bringmecoffee

These are False Awakenings. They are very common (however they can be pretty amazing experiences). During false awakenings, the logic center of our brains (which is normally deactivated while dreaming normally, but activated during lucid dreams) is more active, so these "near-awake" dreams generally feel much more different. They aren't strange or unusual (on a large scale), but can be quite jarring.

Your subconscious mind is gearing up for an actual wake up, but you are still asleep, so, you get the illusion of actually waking up. Often times, this engages your conscious mind as well (bringing you to a semi-lucid state), where your logical mind starts to work, noticing that something feels "strange" or even "dream-like", instead of just blindly wandering through the dream experience normally.

Learn to play with this idea. Try to INDUCE a false awakening, when you go to sleep. Think about waking up. Think about what you're going to do when you wake up. Etc. Then, if you find yourself having a false awakening (and you know it's a dream), realize that you are still dreaming. Stay calm, and experiment with controlling the dream (try flying, moving objects with your mind, etc). This is how you get into exploring lucid dreaming and learning dream control.


Source:
I've been a lucid dreaming mentor and staff member at www.dreamviews.com for over 10 years. If anyone is looking to learn how to control their dreams and explore the phenomenon of lucid dreaming, feel free to ask me any questions!



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:27 PM
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Thank you! I've never been able to actually control it. I want to so badly though! A song comes to mind...queensryche, silent lucidity 😊

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posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: Oneiros247

Whoa! I used to post on DV a lot and I was planning on going back to my dream journal there starting on September 1st!

Small, online world!



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: NeedUserID

My pleasure.



originally posted by: LukeDAP
a reply to: Oneiros247

Whoa! I used to post on DV a lot and I was planning on going back to my dream journal there starting on September 1st!

Small, online world!


It certainly is!


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posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: NeedUserID

Thanks for sharing Silent Lucidity. A favorite of mine. I never knew who performed it - for some reason I thought it was Alan Parsons Project. Shows what I know!



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 09:17 PM
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I remember this one nightmare I had one time. I had been experimenting with Astral Projection techniques for quite a few years and had never had anything like this occur -

In my dream I knew I was dreaming and was controlling everything pretty well. Then there were these two menacing people who appeared and I knew they wanted to hurt me badly. The problem is I feel pain in my dreams, I feel it as if it were real.

These entities were just scary- following me around, taunting me and telling me that I can't wake up. I'm utterly terrified at this stage, trying to get away. They can hear what I'm thinking to myself in the dream and are responding to it. Anyway, I managed to 'escape' and leave the dream - thinking I had awoken in my bed. I rolled over and looked at the doorway and there they were- staring and laughing at me, mocking me for believing I had woken up.

I remember just being so terrified and attempting to wake myself up so many times. I ended up really waking up after what felt like an eternity. Even though my partner was asleep in the bed next to me, I was petrified to fall asleep again.

Never had a dream like that again - hopefully never do. Although in a lucid dream I had last night I was in an elevator and it was plummeting to the ground and I remember thinking to myself 'OH MY GOD WAKE UP NOW OR YOU ARE GOING TO FEEL THIS ENTIRE EXPERIENCE'. Not fun. Very interesting but not fun.

Anyone else experience something like that? Not being able to wake up in a lucid state and being mocked by what I can only describe as malicious entities?



posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: bringmecoffee

I get those kinds of dreams alot. The settings may differ, but its always an entity trying to get into your mind, then you think you wake up, but its just another dream.

I believe these are demons trying to tempt us or find our weaknesses. When we realize that they are messing with us, they put us in another dream/simulation to make us think that they are gone, but they are still hiding there, reading your mind while you are unaware.

It happened to me last thursday. It was reading my mind and driving me mad. It was the worst torture I've endured thus far. So I remembered Psalm 23 and recited what I could remember of it:

"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He lays me down in green pastures. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me."

That calmed me down in my dream and soothed my soul, but made the demon react violently. But no matter how hard it bit and clawed at me, it could not hurt me. Then I woke up for real...or at least I think I did, unless I'm still dreaming, lol.

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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: samuel1990

My earlier dreams were like that. The same entity or feeling was always present the moment I would realize I was dreaming. It would take the form of those I trusted, mother, friend.. but the feeling or energy of that person was always this 'thing'. That is usually when I'd try and wake up and awake to find it there again...and again.. until I actually awoke. Things changed when I finally challenged it yelling 'you can't hurt me this is my dream' it laughed I was still scared but I never encountered it again.

I still have lucid nightmares but that thing/entity/feeling is no longer present. I sometimes wish I could encounter it again with courage. I'm starting to wonder if it was my subconscious chasing me out of a lucid state I had no business being in.
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: bringmecoffee

I know how you feel...have experienced this type of dreams before


What it means I`m not quite sure...when it first happened to me I remember I woke up covered in sweat and on the floor. When still dreaming I woke up, looked around the bedroom and placed my feet on the ground to stand up from a bed. At the moment I lifted my body, ground opened and I was falling into unknown until I woke up but in reality still dreaming. I did the same thing putting my feet on the ground wanted to stand up, only to start falling again....It repeated several times before I actually woke up on the ground and my shirt was like I had been running a marathon
I won`t ever forget this dream. I was so intense and real...but I still haven`t figured it out what it all meant.
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