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Re: Dreams
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2020, 10:47:27 PM »

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Re: Dreams
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2020, 11:01:21 PM »

...But can you guys breathe underwater too? Hmm?  :smug:

No flying dreams, but definitely swimming way under the ocean waves at night with no breathing problems.  My absolute favorite dreams.
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Re: Dreams
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2020, 12:39:26 AM »

...But can you guys breathe underwater too? Hmm?  :smug:

No flying dreams, but definitely swimming way under the ocean waves at night with no breathing problems.  My absolute favorite dreams.
But you're a cat! Cat's don't like water except to drink although I heard they like root beer too but I can't verify that.

I don't think I've ever had any dreams about being underwater. Usually I'm flying or at least floating in the air. I used to be pretty good at lucid dreaming but not anymore. I don't know why that is. But when I could, I'd realize that I was dreaming and would fly, assuming I could get over the impossibility of it all.
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Re: Dreams
« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2020, 02:13:09 AM »
Has anyone ever flown under their own power in their dreams? It seems to be something that happens more often now in mine.

I have. The ability to fly in my dreams typically starts from a jumping motion and flying higher is propelled from my feet. It's weird how my dream self tries to rationalize it.

Anyway, last night's dream was a bit odd. I very commonly have dreams where I've missed a deadline in a college class. This one started out like that, but then got weird. I was in this classroom or something and was leaving, but it was really late, so it was dark outside and a bit creepy. Someone or something appeared and began chasing me around. Pretty sure the figure was a man, and he seems to have resembled a really bad man that was once in my life, but the dream didn't dwell on that detail.

Instead it turned a bit more supernatural feeling. Kind of like the jumping to fly motion I mentioned above, I was able to do something similar to jump over tall fences. I was in a neighborhood and so I was jumping over fences to peoples' yards to run away. Lol.

Considering it's physically impossible for me to run anymore, that's an interesting feeling in a dream.

Anyway, the figure was acting very supernatural itself, finding me everywhere I went, no matter how much it should not have been able to. The dream ended when I sheltered in a building that was library-like (but a room that didn't have books, like a conference room, hard to explain. I was not alone anymore, I was surrounded by people in this building, and they were aware of the figure and that it was dangerous, and were pushing tables and the like in front of doors and windows.

There was someone there I knew, but I've forgotten over the day who it was. Lol.

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The most interesting dream I've had lately was a couple of nights or so ago, though. It was a time travel dream, where I went back into my own past, back around high school. I was separate from my teenage self.

I've never had a dream like that one before. It's something I've always envisioned - going to the past (usually my high school self) and warning her to take better care of herself. So it was very odd to get it played so straight in a dream.

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Re: Dreams
« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2020, 02:53:01 AM »
I used to have time travel dreams a lot, usually in the distant past. One time I was a part of the resistance in WWII in France. I always seemed to have to help someone or a cause. That hasn't happened as of late.

I kind of understand about not being able to physically run anymore. I haven't tried as walking is sometimes strenuous enough. But in my dreams, oh I can run alright. I can jump too!
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Re: Dreams
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2020, 11:54:50 AM »
I used to be pretty good at lucid dreaming but not anymore. I don't know why that is.

I used to be able to do that too, back when I had a lot of nightmares.  I learned to turn them off or change them while still dreaming and eventually I stopped having nightmares, so no more lucid dreaming.
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Re: Dreams
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2020, 09:06:14 PM »
carlos castaneda had don juan directing him in lucid dreaming.

look for your hands, he said.


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Re: Dreams
« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2020, 02:30:13 AM »
That sounds familiar and I don't know why.  :???:
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Re: Dreams
« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2020, 05:20:12 PM »
lucid dreaming iz very hard to do, at least for me. becoming aware of yourself while in a dream state iz a weird experience


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Re: Dreams
« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2020, 09:34:16 PM »
lucid dreaming iz very hard to do, at least for me. becoming aware of yourself while in a dream state iz a weird experience

I didn't even know what I was doing had a name until after I'd been doing it for a while -- it just happened automatically.  Sometimes I wish I were still doing it so I could change a boring dream, but lucid dreaming no longer appears to be part of my subconscious skill set.  But considering how rarely I remember dreams anyway, it's not a big deal.
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Re: Dreams
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2020, 09:45:39 PM »
carlos castaneda had don juan directing him in lucid dreaming.

look for your hands, he said.

Too bad Castaneda's stories were just that and apparently little else. I read several of his books as a youngster, and though there are some things in them that I personally experienced, I think a large percentage of what he wrote is fantastical rubbish.
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Re: Dreams
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2020, 05:06:08 AM »
carlos castaneda had don juan directing him in lucid dreaming.

look for your hands, he said.

Too bad Castaneda's stories were just that and apparently little else. I read several of his books as a youngster, and though there are some things in them that I personally experienced, I think a large percentage of what he wrote is fantastical rubbish.

I agree. I went through the same process after friends nagged me to read some of his stuff, but even in my twenties it all sounded very pretentious to me.
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Re: Dreams
« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2020, 11:59:05 AM »
apparently the only parts that werent rubbish were what he got from the university library. he had some disciples that came to strange ends, one disappearing into the desert.

there are still a few people who claim to teach his methods who will let you attend their workshops for a huge outlay of money.


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Re: Dreams
« Reply #58 on: June 10, 2020, 02:21:26 PM »
For a short while there, a few months ago maybe - perhaps longer, I would realize I was in a dream and make use of it. It's not something I consciously did, it was just something I became aware of. It hasn't happened lately. I could have used it in last night's dream.

I dreamed that my son was my brother.  :o
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Re: Dreams
« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2020, 01:23:09 AM »

I dreamed that my son was my brother.  :o

Odd.  Is there a resemblance, either physical or psychological?
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