Thanks for the interesting feedback.
HAGART wrote:I've never used a cell phone in my lucid dreams, but isn't it strange how trying to use just the phone cover made you feel socially awkward and stupid around the other people? Even though you were lucid and they didn't care anyway. I get that feeling a lot in lucid dreams, because it is so ingrained in my psyche not to make a fool of myself in public even though I know it is a dream it is hard to get past that idea.
It's kind of hard to be in this situation that you become convinced is real and then you become lucid and have to just snap into this mode that "it's only a dream". Especially when it's a recurring theme like "getting home" as you said and you become locked into the normal responses including panic. After becoming lucid, I always look around at everything and evaluate my surroundings, thinking to myself, "O.K. I'm in a dream, but this is so damn real
I somehow need to at least take it seriously. Seems to be a matter of simple respect if nothing else. From my limited experience, this also seems to be important to keeping things going, stable and just like waking life which is the best part about lucid dreams for me. I can say, O.K. this is a dream and it's my playground, can do whatver I want, etc. but then things start to break down and become less real at least at this point. So if I jump off a cliff, I still want to feel the real life things like falling, air rushing by, cold, fear, etc. to get the whole experience. If you do something that isn't normal for waking life, then you set up this internal conflict and you have to be ready to come up with a new reality. So for example: My cell phone cover could have worked as a cell phone, but I lacked the "faith" and wasn't able to alter my reality frame. I haven't got there yet with my abilities, but working on it. Hopefully that makes sense.
HAGART wrote:Then it spoke random words without any sentence structure.... They are weird like that. (must have something to do with the language processing part of our brain, but that's another topic
This happened to me on my last LD. I asked a DC if he remembers his dreams and he gave these 3 very distinct categories which made sense. And then a few seconds later the thought "What the hell was he talking about?!!" It kind of reminds of those illusive thoughts that happen right before HI starts, especially when you first go to bed. They make sense, but you can't get them back or they are confusing.