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Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 26 May 2013 07:34
by SarahDank
I have written a previous topic about being stuck in dreams. But not being stuck in Lucid dreams.

I have only recently been having this problem and I am quite confused about it.
I mean.. How can that even happen, right? You're meant to be Lucid and be able to control your surroundings..

Have you ever been lucid dreaming and gotten 'stuck'?
Eg: Tried to wake up and not been able to?
Tried to fo somewhere and have not been about to?

With me it's waking up.
It's happened about 3 times now. And believe me its been bloody scary.
I'll tell myself or slap myself in the face to wake up. But I just keep dreaming. Waking up, but then realizing im not awake at all!

Has anyone else had this problem?

Re: Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 27 May 2013 09:18
by SarahDank

Re: Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 28 May 2013 13:50
by LCDAnthony
No I can't say I have. I don't really know how to fix that because I always go about knowing I can't be stuck. Maybe its a mental thing?

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Re: Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 30 May 2013 06:15
by SarahDank
Yeah I'm going to say it's that.
It's just frustrating because I have not been able to lucid dream to my full extent since it started.

Re: Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 31 May 2013 04:08
Yea, I've been stuck before, but it is rare.
It tends to happen when I am in a deep sleep, early in the night. Not an early morning, last-dream-of-the night, which tend to be lighter and is when I am most frequently lucid. Most of the time I want to prolong my dreams for as long as possible. But one time, in a deep sleep, it got a bit scary and I wanted to wake up, but there was nothing I could do. I tried jumping off a tall building to hit the ground because that usually wakes me up, but it didn't. I fell flat on my face, got up, dusted myself off and I was still dreaming!

Or if I do wake up, it is just a false awakening and I get 3-5 in a row!

But if you mean being stuck in a certain place in a dream, I've had that too. Only twice that I recall, I was fully lucid and the dream was vivid, but I was in a small room and there was no way out. I tried opening a blind to a window and it was boarded up with wood. Behind the wood was solid cement. I just couldn't get out!

Re: Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 31 May 2013 10:42
by Teraku
I have never been stuck. Maybe it's because I never want to end a lucid dream early, but I dunno.

Re: Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 01 Jun 2013 01:09
by taniaaust1
The most common form of being stuck in a dream state from a lucid dream, would be with false awakening (but with FA you then arent lucid dreaming no more as you arent usuallly aware that its a FA)

Re: Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 01 Jun 2013 22:29
by Teraku
I always do my standard reality checks as soon as I wake up. I've had one FA so far, I did a reality check, and became lucid again.

Re: Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 02 Jun 2013 00:54
by DreamerMan99
I think being stuck in a lucid dream is ruining it for yourself.
If you know your dreaming, instead of trying to escape them, just enjoy it! Go fly to space or something.
If your false awakenings are what you are getting stuck in, become lucid in them, too. Just do a reality check as soon as you wake up every morning.
Also, im sure feeling stuck is a phycological thing. Just remember you are in control. No need to scare yourself.

Re: Being STUCK in LUCID dreams?

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 03:23
by Jack Reacher
Yup, in fact this very idea has brought back loads of memories of when I used to lucid dream frequently, I kinda wanna try get back into it again.

When I got stuck it was during an early morning session where I had had a few lucid dreams before. I then had a very long lucid dream and I kinda just got bored. After getting bored walking around in a lucid dream I decided I wanted to wake up, but simply couldn't. I remember being calm about it and a little frustrated. I imagined a gun around the corner in a sink, I tried to kill myself simply because i thought it would wake me up (a habit you really don't want to carry over...), but when i went to aim the gun at my head, I sorta picked up the gun in FPS mode as if it were a video game. And in video games you cant turn the gun on yourself... so I kinda walked around with a gun in FPS mode. It was strange.

Thats all I can remember about that though.