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Originally posted by Silend
Ive had something like that, but i can't tell it to you guys, it's kinda embarrasing.
but i liked it.
guessedit on 1-5-2011 by Silend because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Pastamancer
reply to post by tempest501
It's most likely that because you're interfering in the natural way your mind rests, that you're getting less sleep or more confusing dreams due to it. I'm not saying lay off. It's just important from time to time NOT to lucid dream. The human mind is a nation unto itself and sometimes it just needs to settle down after a hard day and go over the gameplay footage to figure out where it went wrong or how it can improve its next game. Lucid Dreaming is a very valuable tool and one I wouldn't give up if I had the choice.
It's nice to have the ability to alter reality to give you the tools to work out a difficult problem you're facing in your real life. When dreaming you don't have the bandwidth consumption of your senses. Simply filtering and managing vision is extremely taxing to the mind.. hence why meditation is best done with the least amount of sensory influences possible.
My lucid dreams are part workshop, part action adventure movie, part psychotherapy with me both on the couch and in the chair..It's.. it's something different when you master the skill. You don't take your sleeptime for granted anymore, it becomes just as valuable as your waking hours as far as productivity. Sometimes more.
Over time you'll be able to relegate tasks to your subconscious to solve while you're asleep, leaving you to pursue whatever you like in your dreams. Many more things than that.. only limited by your imagination and pursuit of the skill.
Originally posted by arbiture
Originally posted by nonnez
Yes, it is possible. I do it all the time and it gets quite interesting at times. I really don't remember any dreams in which I cannot control the direction or even content of the dream to be honest, at least not since I was a kid.
OK, now you have my TOTAL attention. Are you saying if you are not having a lucid dream with at least some control over it's eddies and currents, you have NO memory of them? Don't freak, it may be very useful to explore this> Forgive me, tonight I am a broken record (for those who don't know the reference do a search for "Records, Music, LP's, Vinyl Records"), etc. When I say things like "I need more", I do... And I am quite fascinated.
Originally posted by Pastamancer
reply to post by nonnez
Some defense mechanisms include "hopping" from body to body in the dream, ditching the last husk once the thing chasing you catches your "scent". You may escape to someone nearby only to watch the previous person you were riding in suffer a horrible death. You walk inconspicuously on, letting the mind you're riding take control while you hide in the background and blend in, watching through their eyes.
Some would consider these not to be dreams. For me.. they were the training grounds. You only die once in the real world. Forgive the reference but.. Welcome to the Danger Room. There is no off button. All safety protocols are disabled. Survive if you can.