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Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
reply to post by tempest501
Ive heard that these swirling colors are the ambient space of the astral, of which you perceive with your minds eye rather than the physical eyes, so it makes sense to me that if you focus on it, if you can see, youll at least get somewhere into a dream.
But like you, Ive never woke up into a dream either. No matter how outrageous the dream is relative to "normal" reality, it all seems perfectly normal while actually in the dream. I suspect that has something to do with "being grounded" in this reality. If you are highly grounded, youll have mundane dreams and definitely recognize when something is amiss. If you are not, like I suspect that I am not, just about any reconfiguration of reality can seem perfectly normal, so recognizing theres something "wrong" will never really happen.
Those question/affirmations have never worked a lick for me. "Am I dreaming?", "Am I dreaming?"... of course Im dreaming!, I think to myself, so theyre not really to useful if the answer is always yes! Come to think of it, maybe I should keep trying those affirmations and when I finally think "no, Im not dreaming!", Ill know something is amiss and Ill finally "wake up" into a dream
If you take naps, those are a great time to try a WILD, because the nap is usually short, and youre not tired enough to conk out for 10 hours straight.
If you dont take naps... now might be a good and fun time to start!edit on 1-5-2011 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nonnez
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.
Yes, that is what I am saying. Every dream I remember . . . I have a certain measure of control of what I do or the direction the dream takes. I am, more often than not, aware that I am dreaming. When I was younger I used to have nightmares often. Back then, I had made a concerted effort to combat the manifestations "there" to the point that I was finally able to take control, to become powerful, and to directly counter/attack the negative-aspect/entity of my dreams but I did not always win. Sometimes I had to wake myself up.
Originally posted by jessieg
It is kind of hard to explain it unless you have done it, but it is all about relaxing and observing what is happening and allowing it to happen while not struggling too hard to make it all happen. Your body already knows how to fall asleep and you just sort of have to allow it to do its thing while also trying to stay conscious.