The other night, I had a dream that I was in math class with some friends. (I graduated about a month ago). So anyways, I’ve known about LD’s for a few years now, but I don’t make much of an effort to induce them on my own (if they happen, they happen- and they have a handful of times).
Anyway though, so I’m in this dream and a girl in the class walks up to the chalkboard and writes the message “You are dreaming.” At that point I reached lucidity, but it was pretty short-lived and I awoke soon after.
But, it felt odd that a DC explicitly told me I was dreaming, felt unusual. Is it?
I always like to think that there is a conscious me (the sentient being typing before you), and a subconscious me (one in charge of the background processes and natural things). In dreams, considering the fact that more often than not I am non-lucid, I like to think that it is that subconscious component that is regulating my dreams (trying its best to make the dream as realistic as possible, so that I don’t attain lucidity), whereas the conscious me is just experiencing the dream; playing out the story written by the subconscious if you will. So… why would my subconscious tell me that I was dreaming? It wasn’t voluntary- I wasn’t thinking about lucidity or anything before she wrote the message on the board (and likely wouldn’t have become aware if not for it). So… what gives?
Moved from QFL to General Lucidness, topic title changed from “question…” to “Anyone had a DC tell them they’re dreaming?” for clarity.