This is the main reason I joined this site, ive been seriously researching lucid dreams for about a year and a half give or take, ive classified levels of lucidity, used different methods for gaining a lucid dream and investigated the IN-BETWEEN state, the phase between the sleeping dream and the waking dream. Ive realized the grand potential of dreaming. Of course there is much more to be done, knowing that just get me more excited!
Not long ago I had an out of the ordinary experience, after experiencing different kinds of lucidity, dreams which feel real and other that feel MORE than real, having hallucination and others I came across something new.
I felt I should reach out to see if anyone else experienced this. The experience itself is of the nature of the dream and not its content, it is hard to describe but I did my best, if anyone reading this can relate please let me know, if you are in need of clarifications or have your own opinions to add please go ahead.
I have a small group with two others where I share my lucids, im going to past from there clarifying as much as I can, since im doing this youll also get the entertaining chance of getting to see me obtaining self-conclusions as I write down the dream ^^
I was using a sleep yoga technique for this one which you do before going to bed and when waking in the middle of the night, its purpose is to draw awareness into the dream, keep awareness present.
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third night - using sleep yoga tech
a completely new experience regarding dreams! did sleep yoga tech and fell asleep. woke up in the middle of the night and as the tech goes, i did it again. something completely amazing happened ! all this time it was about becoming lucid, and while this is definitely a part of it, it was nothing i never really thought of. this is hard to explain, through the tech i became asleep but completely awake. if becoming lucid in a dream requires one to be dreaming but conscious then id say i was conscious but dreaming, it might be that state i believe which Bashar talks about, being always awake and always dreaming, as his people are, or at least a glimpse of it (thats the idea that came to me at the time) later i thought this could also be that state of being aware of the unconscious blackout stage which sleep yoga talks about. if you are in a dream and you know that youre awake = youre lucid dreaming if you are completely awake in the physical but you know you are dreaming = ?
i was completely awake in bed but had this definite feeling of the dream. i can only describe it as CLARITY, being clear.
wait theres more!
i laid there in that new unique feeling and went on dreaming. again i wouldnt know if to say i was lucid, in a way it feels like a different phenomenon, but i was conscious, i was but i was flowing with the dream. Mostly the overall feeling was that this whole dream felt clear. i could feel things very well, and see very good unlike when your lucidity is low, even though it was a bit low since i didnt fly off there. i even got to eat, first it was white rice, feeling every individual one of them, than some spaghetti with meat or was it chicken? While eating them i was astonished how real they felt, i was aware that my body did not need them, it didnt make me heavy as if i have a digestion system in my body. This made me think about the idea of not eating. i knew it was a dream and so i understood eating is meaningless, i wonder if this is the kind of feeling you get when you completely understand the dream within physical reality (the waking dream). And over all there was this unique feeling of clarity in the air. it was quite amazing. it was effortless but i could really see what’s going on, for example, you know how in dreams character disappear all of a sudden? you don’t realize it, only after you wake up and think back to the story line of the dream that you say “ohh wait, i think he might gone somewhere and there was someone else instead” or “he went somewhere i was alone” so i was with someone there and the character completely disappeared in front of my eyes, i was THERE i saw it happen i was conscious of it.
And another dream after that! still with that unique feeling.
there was a small car crash with fire and someone even blew her nose in a tissue and a friend of mine smeared it on my face xD oh yes, felt extremely realistic, i did the same on his face while he was driving so were even lol. And now that i think about it there was even another short dream after that one.
so what is this?
first of all i just want to say that im not going into the details of the dreams because they are basically just normal dreams it was this overall feeling that im trying to explain, but really i dont think i can, I believe it can only be completely understood by experiencing it. but while writing all this down i have come up with a way to explain it better. i saw everything much clearer and so this feeling of clarity, in other words my awareness was way high in the sky it slipped in the dream from that in between state i was in, but wait, usually we tie awareness to lucidity and consciousness, the more you are conscious the more you understand you are in a dream and thus gain more lucidity. as it is true that in the first dream i had some lucidity in hand, the other two were lucidity free, it was pretty much that high clarity stage, the dream was going on as it would as if i have no lucidity, i didnt actively choose anything or was aware it was a dream, the only difference was that overwhelming amount of clarity, i was aware of every little detail in the dream, WHILE i was in it, it didnt jump from one place to another blacking out parts of it, it was very fluid and full.
This brings to a dual path.
The formula is wrong, high awareness does not equal more consciousness, the two are separate. you become lucid by heightening your conscious state, yet awareness is a completely different variable on its own, when you have more awareness (clarity) it gives you the ability to perceive that much amount of details. Clarity and awareness are different words for the same phenomenon.
The formula is right. More awareness means more consciousness and vice versa, they are tied and intertwined together. Clarity is another phenomenon of its own…
The second one feels wrong while the first feels incomplete. Maybe bringing up the word clarity (even though its the best word i find to describe the sensation) brings about confusion.
Maybe we should ask the following questions instead:
can one have high awareness without having the same amount of lucidity at hand? Well, obviously after tonight’s discovery, that is possible = YES
can one become highly lucid without having an equally amount of awareness at hand? i would say NO, the more lucid you become the greater your awareness is. But wait, how can you be sure? Perhaps you are with high lucidity at hand but do not recognize it of yet since your awareness did not come about, this would mean they are two separate things.
We measure lucidity by the amount of action we can take when figuring out it is a dream and by the removal of the “fog” of unawareness. So conscious and awareness, or should we really measure it as WILL and AWARENESS which are the makeup of the CONSCIOUS being/state?
So what do you think?
There are two phenomenon, the first which happened when I was completely awake yet felt an incredible feeling of being in the dream, a kind of reverse lucidity. The second phenomenon was the one that followed into my dreams. Anyone who’s been through different levels of lucidity would know that as you up your lucidity there is this kind of “fog” that clears up, details become clearer as you make your way to feeling how real a dream can become.
The way people actually see in a normal every night dream (a none lucid low consciousness dream) can be compared to in some way to the way you see when your drunk, everything hazy, a bit unclear? This is the best example I can give for people who did not experience this.
It is when you explore different levels of lucidity that you find that out, when you get to objectively observe the dream. That being said you can say that every person normally have this fog vision in their dreams they just don’t know anything else so they don’t mind it, as you get lucid you have something as a comparison.
That is why I usually tied awareness with lucidity but in that experience my whole dream was amazingly clear in such a way that im not sure if to use the word awareness or clarity, and I was not lucid at all in some of them!
Ill stop here before I keep repeating what I already wrote.