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Lucid Dreaming

#1

Have any of you ever experienced lucid dreaming? I’ve been lucid dreaming and waking up from the dream with sleep paralysis nearly every night, Tonight was a little different because after I realized I was in a dream and I couldn’t get out of it I tried everything and couldn’t pull myself out, I was stuck in the dream for nearly an hour and after awhile I began to believe that I’d died in my sleep, Has anyone else ever experienced this?

#2

I wake up in lucid dreams all the time.
I haven’t had an experience as long as yours though.
I have woken up in paralysis a couple of times.

Usually when I lucid dream and wake up I am trying to solve some kind of problem or I am in a negative situation with a group of people.

Once I can realize that I am awake, I usually can say f this and get out of the dream.
I become frustrated with the situation and release myself.
Other times I realize that I am just doing something weird in bed and stop it.

It is possible to free yourself from the dreams once you realize it’s not real.
I guess I just have a lot of practice.

#3

Normally it’s extremely easy, I can usually wake up from them just by losing concentration within the lucid dream, I was in my house but it was day instead of night and there was a huge fire burning in the fire pit outside and I was looking out the window at it and one of my family members told me that there’s a good reason for that fire burning then I was suddenly outside looking at it, That’s when I realized I was in a dream and I couldn’t get out of it, I went back in the house but after I entered I was in a different location in the home and there was no door behind me, I started yelling I need to wake up and slapping myself in the face and couldn’t get out of it. I started controlling the dream and levitating and talking in deeper voices like I always do and eventually went into my room and tried to fall asleep thinking that would pull me out of it, I couldn’t fall asleep and I couldn’t wake up, I started yelling, “AM I DEAD”, “I CANT WAKE UP I NEED TO WAKE UP”, I Remember going downstairs again after all that and don’t even remember now the exact point where I’d awoken. Definitely one of the worst situations I’ve ever been in.

#4

Glad you made it through.
Try not to let it bother you.
Sometimes if I dwell on a dream I had, I will end up back in the same situation.
So, it’s best to just let it go.

#5

Yeah I’ve been lucid dreaming since I was a young child. My lucidity rate interestingly dropped drastically after developing PTSD but has increased slowly over the years since. I’d say maybe 50-60% of my dreams are lucid now. I have all kinds of amazing powers in them. At times in my life where I was badly depressed I’d always hate that I couldn’t live in my dreams and that I felt so handicapped here compared to them.

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