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Originally posted by ExPostFacto
I had something similar last night. I don't know what lucid dreaming is, and have never had an OBE, and can't astral project. But in recent months I have had visions of things, some while asleep and some before sleep, and aha type moments when I awake from sleep. These dreams or visions are so real, and yet do not conform with any reality in this plain of existence.
Last night, what you describe rings true. As I'm drifting off to sleep, I let myself go. It's like a movie screen with super vivid crystal clear colors unlike I've ever seen in real life. This dream last night was of the earth. The skys were the deepest and brightest blue, the oceans where crystal clear blue/emerald green, the clouds looked like white cotton balls. The color of the trees silvery green that reflected light beautifully. The beach sand was the color of gold. In the dream I thought this is what it will look like soon. It was an amazing feeling of peace as I sat on picnic benches with others that seemed to be familiar yet weren't. Fruit trees grew everywhere and if you were hungry you would just grab a fruit. There was no labor in this dream, just people relaxing in peace.
Originally posted by bsbray11
reply to post by michaelhernsin
Sounds like it to me.
I got enough into lucid dreaming at one point that I was able to see what it was like, tried to do impossible things and found that my subconscious was STILL trying to resist my ability to do them even though I was dreaming. That was a big eye-opener to me. I will definitely return to this practice when I feel more prepared though.
When I was in high school I used to sleep through one class entirely, and had some experiences similar to what you are describing, but my clearest lucid dreams came at night when I was able to actually wake up from inside some of my already-occurring dreams by making a habit of recording them every morning when I woke up (which helps you remember them much much better, and eventually REALIZE when you are dreaming), and I would constantly raise awareness during the day to see if I was dreaming or not at any given point in time. You have to REALLY check, not just go through the motions, if you ever want to wake up in your dreams (as checking will become 2nd nature if you do it often enough throughout the day).
I remember I was once in a dream where something bizarre happened, and I stopped, and asked myself, "Am I dreaming?" After thinking about it for a second, I concluded that it WASN'T dreaming, and carried on until I woke up. Trippy and frustrating.
Lucid dreams really are amazing though. Kudos on your accomplishment, you are walking right through the door.
[edit on 17-7-2009 by bsbray11]
Originally posted by OmegaPoint
reply to post by ExPostFacto
Excellent! Very nice. Sounds like you dreamt of the new heaven and new earth. I don't know why I need to say this, but thank for, you dreaming that.
Originally posted by EyesWideShut
I lucid dream once in a blue but I can't get myself to do it purposely , Sometimes when I'm in a dream and I realize I'm dreaming to prove it to myself I'll do something I can't in reality and it wakes me up. For example last year i had a dream I was by myself somewhere out in a field and I was sitting under a tree that had no leaves. I started thinking "where am I & where is everyone else" once I pondered that I realized I was dreaming and thought to myself... "If I'm dreaming I want to fly" I Jumped up and Blasted into the air like a rocket. I don't know if it was the feeling of acceleration or the fact that my ego knew that I couldn't really do that but I woke up almost immediately.
When I woke up I thought to myself , the next time this happens I'm going to make a mental note , but not do anything crazy to see if I could enjoy it for a while. about 4 months later I became lucid in a dream , It was as if the people I was around knew me for ages and we were close friends , the problem was I had no Idea who these people were. I understood that I was dreaming but remembered not to do anything that I couldn't do normally while awake. This lasted for what felt like 5 minutes when I couldn't resist anymore and I said "ok , we're going to fly again"... I decided the best was was for the roof of my house to open up. so the roof flipped open like it was on a hinge and once again I blasted into the air... once I got up there " the house looked like the size of a dime... I got scarred because i didn't know how to get down and I woke up again. It's been frustrating but I'm trying