taniaaust1 wrote:Yes, its very possible to feel pain in the same way as you would in real life, in a dream where someone is fully lucidIn a lucid (or regular) dream, what you expect to happen, will actually happen.
That is so true. One can also have ones real life normal "instinctual" thoughts come into lucid dreaming which may cause one issues even if one is fully aware one is dreaming at the time.
I wont try flying any more in LDs as one time when I tried that, I threw myself in the air (from standing position..thinking "fly" and expecting to fly but I guess my waking instinct when I felt myself falling, may of been to think of hitting the ground even thou i wasnt aware I'd thought it. I found myself slamming (belly flopping) into the concrete I'd been standing on before my attempt to fly.
This REALLY REALLY HURT.. i was in agony (felt like I broke ribs) as that had happened (felt the same as if I'd done something like that in real life and not bothered to put my hands out to save my fall). That's enough to put anyone off of trying to fly in a LD, its made me paranoid due to the pain one is capable of feeling in a LD (ive since flown in a LD but did it safely sitting in a chair!! flying chair). (Fortunately the pain did soon leave but it was such a shock too).
Makes me wonder if one could die in a LD, what would I have experienced if I'd jumped off a tall building in my LD instead of trying to take off from the ground?.. (I know one can do that in a normal dream no issues but if one did it in a LD could that be dangerous??? would it be easier to give oneself a heart attack due to the waking consciousness being present???)
R99 wrote: i thought u r an expert on this dream exploration. dont make me think i was wrong. looking forward to ur response. i wont let u scare our fellow young dreamers. i bet u can even shot in ur head with a shot gun(results-no head) in the dream and u will surely wake up unharmed.
I have a similar view for you(taniaaust1) as R99's( of u being an expert), and maybe that's a reason you feel pain. Because in a dream you are as conscious as waking life and one feels pain in waking life and therefore you think and believe about pain in dreams and therefore experience pain.