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10/4/06

Lucid Dreaming

"What dreaming does is give us the fluidity to enter into other worlds by destroying our sense of knowing this world...Dreaming is a journey of unthinkable dimensions, a journey that, after making us perceive everything we can humanly perceive,makes the assemblage point jump outside the human domain and perceive the inconceivable." - Carlos Castenada

A lucid dream is a dream in which the dreamer is fully aware of the fact that he or she is dreaming. With practice, you can induce lucid dreams and maintain your lucidity for extended periods. Anything you can do while awake you can do in a lucid dream.

When you have a lucid dream, that’s when the magic happens. Anything can happen, then. You can fly like a bird, you can talk to a long-lost loved one, you can tell your boss to take this job and shove it, you can travel to beautiful lands in the blink of an eye, and you can make elephants appear...the possibilities are endless. Lucid dreams are very vivid...it is impossible to fully explain how powerful and REAL lucid dreams seem, until you actually experience one. Then it is a dream you will never likely forget!

11 Comments:

At 2:33 PM, Blogger Roy Rictor said...

Lucid dreams offer a perfect time for an OOBE. Love it!
RR

 
At 5:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love your blog....very interesting to read through. i'm pretty new to this...so if there was another way I should have contacted you...I apologize.
I'm having dreams lately...where I know exactly what is happening in my physical surroundings...both visual and auditory. I try to yell for someone to wake me up..but everyone tells me it looked as though I was sleeping soundly...is this a lucid dream that I just haven't learned how to control? Any advice on how to make them stop or where I can research this?
thanks....elizabeth (elizabeth_christine_1981@yahoo.com)

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger Spirita said...

Elizabeth, your dreams are not lucid dreams. It looks like you are having nightmares. Nightmares are a subcategory of dreams. The distinction of a nightmare is its frightening and/or emotional content. You tend to wake up in fear in the midst of a nightmare. Because of its frightening nature, you tend to remember your nightmares and the vivid details. They have a bigger impact upon your waking mind and its images stay with you throughout the day. One reason for nightmares may be a way of our unconscious to get our attention about a situation or problem that you have been avoiding. It is time to take notice and confront a problem or situation. In general, stress, trauma, fears, insecurities, feelings of inadequacy, health problems, marital issues, etc may all be reasons for having nightmares. Having nightmares are normal, but a high frequency of nightmares can be a sign of being overwhelmed and excessive stress which should be dealt with. Nightmares can be an important resource for self-knowledge and emotional discovery.

 
At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had a few good lucid dreams.
One in particular was very beautiful.
I was on a white, white beach. I walked towards the clear blue water and dove in, becoming a mermaid.
Whenever I resurfaced, I was in a different, exotic, and beautiful place.
It was fun.

 
At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had such lucid dreams. Most of the time as you have explained I have been able to separate myself from my body and float above it and staring back at myself as I sleep. I try to float straight up floating through object such as my house and through trees. And when I get very high I tend to get a little excited and then break away from it and wake up. The funny part is, I can feel myself landing on my bed. Almost like a jerking feeling and with a refreshing feeling.

-Anonymous

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Spirita said...

Anonymous, that's a wonderful experience...

 
At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t understand why I am able to do it or why I am having these dreams. They are not as frequent as before. I have had these dreams at least a dozen times. Do you know what they mean? Are they an out of body experience?
Also, I have noticed that there is a tether attached to me and my sleeping body. I want to describe it more like a fine thin string.

-Anonymous

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger Spirita said...

Anonymous, lucid dreams are strange phenomenon and they signify your increased awareness. Being able to have a lucid dream is a huge achievement and a sign of a flexible mind. The string you were describing usually represents the connections you have with other people or situations. It could also represent your attempts to secure something or keep something together, such as a business or relationship.

 
At 2:47 AM, Anonymous tinka said...

spirita, i beg to disagree. i read a lot of books regarding dreams and astral travelling, such as beelzebub's, and the fine thin string that anonymous is describing is the chord/connection that our souls have with our physical body. and having lucid dreams are a stepping stone to astral travelling; and astral travelling means that you go anywhere you want to but you travel only with your soul, leaving your physical body behind. what anonymous is describing, the part where he is floating, is an indication that his soul has separated from his physical body.

but there's no need to be afraid pf the separation of the soul and physical body, because it is usually normal and like i said, there's a chord which connects us to our physical body.

 
At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spirita, have you ever had a lucid/telepathic dream? if so can you tell me how i can have these more offen. have shared my knolege of dreams with my best friend and only him, i once made a write out of a dream where we met in a forest and had a convorsation, i gave it to him and we both had the dream. i came to first and realized it was a dream, i told him and we where able to have a nice talk and go for a walk in the forest. but ever sence it didnt happen again and i need tips to make it happen, thanks

 
At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

Dear Spirita,
I am a 15 year old boy and I haven't had any dreams whatsoever in the past two years or so, let alone have had a lucid one. I would really love to experience another dream. Do you know of any ways to provoke a Dream? I would really appreciate the information.

 

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