This is a discussion on "Dreams" in the Chit Chat forum.
If your previous try at learning lucid dreaming didn't bear any fruit, it could just have been not quite the right technique- or maybe you weren't ready at that point. May be worth another try using different methods.
Last edited by Kit; 7-22-12 at 12:35 AM.
I don't have nearly the frequency or control that I would like, but as soon as I realize I'm having a lucid dream, all I want to do is fly. I'm like "OMG! Here I am! Yowza!!! Hurry up and fly before you wake up!!!!" LOL.
Inception is really a terrible movie from a dreamer's point of view.
When I realize that I am dreaming most of the times I just wake up, but in some occasions I have managed to stay in the dream and gain some degree of control over things...
In one of my lucid dreams I found a freaking beautiful castle in the middle of a forest, and then I started to fly all around it while I watched the intense light of daybreak coming to my eyes across the trees.
The colours are something so beautiful, something that we cannot see in waking life, and you can find places so incredible that lucid dreaming is a little scary because you may wish to stay there and do not come back!!
If you want to learn to do this, the first step is to start your Dreams Journal =)
I have odd dreams all the time; most of which I don't write down since I can't imagine a way of incorporating them into a serious story (like riding on a school bus with William Shatner and a bunch of huskies heading to Alaska for the Iditerod)
Those I do write down though I complete as fully as possible so I could potentially use them IN a story or as the basis of a story (I have had a few of either type)
One of these dreams was the following:
*I was standing on a lifeless and barren plain with strangely striated mountains and hills on the horizon. I was wearing a light pressurized suit with a helmet and gloves and my hand clutched a strange tubular device that emitted subsonic sound. Growing domes were visible off in the distance; and like often happens in a dream, I knew what crops were grown within and also that they housed the colony's livestock. When I pushed the button, the ground begin to rumble and I felt the ground shifting beneath my feet. At first it was just a rumbling in the bedrock, but soon the loose dirt began moving in a whirlpool pattern thirty feet across and I had to move as a creature emerged from beneath me. It was a worm whose mouth was just as wide as the hole it had just made and was nearly 90 feet long when fully sated, and I knew it had eaten the rock and that it's "waste" would be plain soil and the undigestible minerals.
I knew the creatures had been found in deep space in what was assumed was an asteroid belt; but in reality was the remnants of the planet they'd eaten to the point of it's destruction. They'd been bred over two centuries to survive in any climate and are perfect for terraforming new planets and mining them, limiting the needs for machines (only to collect the ore and minerals).*
That was one concept that is slowly becoming something.
It's interesting that you lot are having many vivid dreams too. I often have them as well but I still don't understand what they might mean.
Last night, I dreamed that a very dangerous chemical substance was being manufactured in my old high school with students still being taught there. I was one of the students but at the same time someone told me to push a button related to the chemical manufacturing process. At first, the dials went black and I got worried but thought it had stopped itself. The people in charge of that got upset over it but they managed to get it back to working mode. I was glad that my action hadn't done any serious damage.
Afterwards I was standing in line with many others so I could go to the toilett. Standing in this tight line got me worried again so and finally decided that I'd rather not go to the toilet because I wanted an escape route.
As soon as I was out, an alarm was going off and many people fled the school. I was with another girl who might have been another member of this forum, but I don't remember this part clearly anymore. We tried to get away as quickly as possible because the gas would kill anyone nearby if it got released. Then we started discussing how far it might spread and the other person thought I was wrong first, but in the end, she believed me. After this we stood in front of a street which was so full of cars we couldn't cross it. This was where I woke up.
I'm often dreaming entire stories and they aren't real nightmares even though they might seem like it from the description. They're acutally quite interesting and might be from similar sources as my day time stories.
The worst nightmares I've had so far involved my younger sister being brutally executed. I've dreamed this a few times and I really don't know why. It made me feel quite ashamed even though I couldn't influence it of course.
My most common nightmare involve myself drinking water and realising that it was poisoned afterwards. I've been dreaming that many, many times and from a very early age. Still I don't know what it's supposed to tell me. After waking up, it usually takes a while till I dare to drink anything again.
Sometimes, I'm having pleasant dreams where things I wish for happen and I'm quite sad about waking up.
I love to dream. They are always vivid and sometimes I lucid dream. It is fun to walk or fly around my dream world knowing that it is a dream because I can create things. Sometimes, I write entire stories in my dream, and music, too. I solve problems in my dreams. I create new worlds, new creatures (one features in my book) and I shape-shift a lot - normally into something that can fly or run fast.
Something else I do is 'dream' whilst awake (so not true dreaming). Before I fall asleep, I vividly see things, but I am still awake and I can move/hear things. It's very strange. Sometimes it's so vivid it is as though I am in the place I am seeing and that place is not a memory. Very strange - they are sometimes what I would imagine astral projection to be like, but I am sure it is the amazing ability of the human mind to create such scenes. I do not take drugs in case anybody is wondering. -Chuckle-