Like 95% of the time when I'm dreaming it's like a lucid dream, I know its a dream and blah blah whatever. I can control what I'm doing and nothing else. But when I have my dreams I can actually feel them and they're so real that I doubt myself a lot both in dreams and reality, I'm constantly questioning "Am I dreaming or is this real?" And the dreams will give me real physical pain!? Once, a few years ago, a had a dream that I had fallen off of a very tall building and as soon as I hit the bottom I was screaming bloody murder because every single piece of my body hurt like I'd just been crushed. It hurt so bad that I couldn't move, I vomited on myself twice and I stayed out of school for two days because the pain was so bad that if I tried to move I would pass out and a lot of my limbs wouldn't move at all no matter how hard I tried. Another time, I had a dream that I was walking through the woods and a man grabbed me and he bit down on my neck really hard and when I woke up the spot where he had bitten me ached like in the actual shape of a bite mark. These dreams are very VERY scary and they're so real it's unbelievable. I can feel, touch, hear, see and smell everything that's going on and it's so bad that I can't even tell the difference any more. Just now, about 40 minutes ago, I think I woke up from what I'm assuming can only be a dream. But it was so real that I think it might have actually been real, like I really do. I was laying in bed and I heard rustling on the other side of the bed and I ignored it thinking it was probably my laptop charger sliding off the edge of the bed or something but then I heard a really low and dark and kind of like, raspy laugh right next to my ear and I freeze up. At this point I'm terrified and I'm closing my eyes really tight thinking to myself "oh god please let this not be real please don't let this happen go away go away go away" and after about a minute of doing that I loosen up a little because I think he's gone but then I feel hot, wet breathing on my neck and I tense up again and then it wraps it's arm around me and it's holding me really tight. His skin is warm and damp like he's sweating and he's so bony and disgusting and I could smell his breath and it smelled like rotten meat and i could feel him breathing and it made me so sick to my stomach that I threw up in my mouth multiple times. He's so close to me I can feel his chest rise and his sweat is making my shirt damp, I'm so scared I start screaming and I know that I'm really real life screaming because I can feel it coming out of my throat and I know I'm wide awake I'm screaming for my mom to please help me please come help me but she doesn't come because she's sleeping so I laid there crying for a good 20 minutes while this skinny sweaty dead smelling disgusting thing holds me close to him and breathes down my neck and I'm crying so loud and the only reason it stopped was because my dog opened my door and I guess it "woke me up" but I have wet spots on my shirt where his chest and arms were pressing against me and my throat is sore from screaming and my eyes are puffy from crying. I want to believe it's a dream but I'm scared it might not be? I know it sounds stupid but it's so real. All of my dreams are like this, why? Please can someone help me, I've been wondering this for years and no one can give me an answer, it's awful and it keeps me from doing things I need help! Please, please help me! These are scary and painful and everyone else blows me off like what I'm saying is a joke!
My question is in bold below. I started lucid dreaming to have a few very personal questions answered from the awareness behind the dream. I have been trying to do this since January 2013 and a couple of weeks ago I finally was able to speak to the awareness.
Shortly after realizing I was dreaming, I walked up a hill and shouted, “Lucid dreamscape!?” A voice boomed back, “Yes. What would you like?”
I started by saying, “Does…”
The voice cut me off and said, “Yes.”
“Does <insert the rest of my very personal question here>?” Again, I heard, “Yes.” I slowly began to wake up. The answer of yes to my question was the answer I was hoping to hear, but I did not think it was the case. That being said, I did mean to ask the question that I did. It kind of just came out of me. Personally I wanted other questions answered first. As of right now, I have no way of verifying the truth of the response.
I have not been able to have a profound lucid dream like this since, if only because school has been way more stressful than usual this term. My question is as follows: Even though I already thought the answer would have been no, is it possible that I was hearing only what I wanted to hear? Or does the awareness behind the dream only tell you the truth?
Thank you for any help you may provide,
Bluebishop, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
How can I better stabilize my dream and keep myself asleep while maintaining control?
Two days ago I first ever tried lucid dreaming via the MILD technique, it immadiately worked on the first night, over one yearI couldnt remind any dreams, back in the past I could remind every dream and as a child I also were able to lucid dream, I wanted to try it again, the first time I quickly became non-lucid out of excitement, but the next night I couldn't even remind one dream.... So I tried next one again... And again not even a normal dream stayed in my mind, I do around 50 reality checks per day, I try to meditate and I began to write a dream journal, in the evening I visualize my dream scene and an object that is meant to remind me of dreaming, often during the day I ask myself if I am dreaming and tell myself that I will have a lucid dream tonight, but somehow nothing happens anymore
I had trouble sleeping the last two nights because I wasn't really tired, I often woke up, tried to sleep but I only fell in a somehow light state of sleep...
Is it possible it has something to do that I go to school?
I really don't understand it so I ask for help
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I have been able to use and understand lucid dreams. I have created everything I can think of in a lucid dream to the point I cant think of anything else I can do or learn from. I started about 5 years ago to naturally go into non-lucid dreams and when it was interesting and different, I then become lucid. I have noticed however over the years my dreams becoming ever more sparse with fewer and fewer things in them. I was wondering what do I need to do in order for my dreams to become full of action again?
I just want to know what the hell is going on lol? I know what I'm experiencing is not lucid dreaming because I actually never get to a dream part, but its sure not like any of the joyous experiences anyone else claims they are having.
Which method/technique of lucid dreaming have you had the most success with?
Are you dreaming?
Sorry for the long reply its just been bothering me a lot and i have not a clue where to find the answer ;P
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