HAGART wrote:We all know the classic five senses, but there are others.
We also have a sense of proprioception, and a sense of balance (what is up and what is down?). Or even if you take a deep breath you can feel it in your chest without looking, or hearing it. (And it's not the same as tactile touch). So there are more than just 5 and some senses are internal and bodily. (Sense of hunger too!)
We have a sense of body when awake, but we are so accustomed to it, we don't even give it a second thought. We are so use to this human body we don't even realize it half the time.
In a dream state, our senses go a little haywire compared to our waking state. We all know that when we think of the classic 5 senses, but what about those other bodily senses? They go haywire too. Those senses of the body are an illusion in our minds too, but make life and dreams seem more 'real'.
In dreams, we don't need a body, and can even toy with it, and manipulate it too, I am sure. (I've never done that and it seems advanced, but yet, 'advanced' is just a mental block on my part. I should consider everything easy and I will have more success).
One last thing:
When I walk down a street in a lucid dream, I hardly ever see my body below me peripherally as I walk. I don't see my torso or arms swinging the way I do in waking life. Then again, in waking life, although I see it peripherally, I tend to ignore it. Perhaps that is why I don't see it in dreams. Whatever I notice when awake all day will come easily when I am in a dream. So that also means that mentally sensing your body in bed before you sleep should induce more of a sense of body in the dream. That may seem obvious, and I think some other techniques like SSILD mention that. (It's one of the senses along with hearing what's around you and seeing whatever may be there despite eyes closed). Sometimes it takes a while to click for me, but I think it just did. I'll test that too and other techniques to 'solidify the realism' of the dream too, in the mean time, as I continue checking cards.
Having a strong sense of body in a lucid dream, although it may just be an illusion of the mind, makes them so much more fun and realistic of an adventure. Otherwise, you are in the other extreme and in 'the void' as Peter calls it, but that is also fun once you get over the fact that you don't need a sense of body in reference to anything else. I'm mostly in the middle of the extremes, and I'm just a floating POV (point of view) that can move freely. All 3 are important to understand though. I like having a 'dream body' and should work on that more, and even become acquainted more with 'the void' too and get to know that too.
Has anyone seen the crazy science show with Morgan Freeman? Seems like it'd be a popular show with our crowd. But more importantly! One of the episodes of this show(I believe it's called through the wormhole?) the topic is all about our senses, and more importantly the possible existence of a 6th sense! Yes we have the common 5 senses, but what about the sixth sense? I believe we all have a 6th sense, we just aren't to accustomed to using it. You stop using one sense, and the others heighten right?
I'm mostly rambleing off topic though, your post just really struck me because I believe the sixth sense is a very real sense just as touch, or taste, and so on.
So it seems we have many senses!
And if you'd like to hear the intro where Morgan Freeman introduces the topic of a sixth sense, it's at the beginning of this song!
Right after the Morgan freeman sample, the song starts with a line saying "Dreaming of things two eyes could never see"
In which he is referring to using the "third eye" chakra to heighten his sixth sense to the point where his dreams become lucid.
Now did you ever think youd hear good rap about lucid dreaming?;) I sure didnt![ Post made via iPhone ]