Ryan wrote:See to me that's a straight up lucid dream. You did a reality check and you realized you were dreaming! UNLESS you completely ignored that fact and didn't gain the awareness. Then it's a normal dream again.
This is the problem, you don't actually gain awareness, just dream about it like anything else you dream about. Believe it or not, I have dreams that I dream I gained awareness but didn't.
I wake up and it seems sort of like it was a lucid dream (had one again last night). But there really wasn't awareness, just a dream about the subject of lucid dreaming which had all the elements, but was a dream about it, not the actual thing. If I never had the real thing, I might think that was all there was.
It is a strange thing, don't get me wrong. And you do wake up confused. Although I know from the one I had last night that I am getting close to my next real one.
Ryan wrote:...if it's more collective and less individual/personal, you'll have less "control" because other consciousnesses are stabilizing the reality. I believe that's why this collective consciousness physical reality we're all experiencing right now is so stable and constant.
I'm glad there someone else who believes this besides me. I would call it "collective stability". The entire existence of this "reality" is dependant on most of us believing in it and reinforcing it's existence. If the entire human population collectively decided, we could turn this whole place into an empty void, or anything else we wanted