btifuldreamer wrote: I walked away thinking this cannot be real, i must be dreaming so i looked at m palm and tried pressing my fingers through my hand, but they didn't go through so i actually thought that i was awake and i had actually just set my car on fire. I realized when i woke up i did a reality check, but it didn't work, and also, i haven't done reality checks since about 6 months ago?
That would be a sure sign that this check isnt a good one for you to be doing when it fails in that way. I'd suggest to even avoid it as part of other checking and try instead things which arent known to fail on you.
Also checks can fail if you already know its a dream but still choose to cast doubt (as the subconsciousness then can manifest according to that doubt) so if you know or really think something is a dream, I think its best not to reality check but carry on the experience as if its a dream (as you can be fairly sure it is). They will further prove they are dreams sooner or later anyway.