lol yes, you can feel pain. i was going to an example of that one time when this guy drove his course sword through my upper back/neck area all the way down my spin and i felt it all very vividly, but you guys have some great examples!
Letaali your dreams are hilarious xD sounds great!
people, you really shouldnt take pain as such a negative thing, especially you ALSOsinceborn, it is an experience that exists to give you something, knowledge about yourself.
the reason some feel it in dreams and some not is because of who they are and their own state of mind in the dream. the dream reflects to you instantaneously your own state of mind, this is similar to those kind of dreams you have when you say to yourself while in the dream “ohh i hope a witch wouldnt turn up and appear in front of me!” and seconds later, what do you find? ohh here is a scary witch appearing in your face.
along with this, your own emotional state from waking life is slipping into your dream life constantly, so this is also something you should pay attention in your dreams, your own state of mind, instead of looking at it as something bad, understand that is a portion of yourself, an unconscious side if you will, taking your attention to a particular issue you need to resolve by shooting all that pain so you will finally listen.
ALSOsinceborn, in your case especially, if you constantly experience pain in your dreams this only mean there is a great underling issue you need to look into. please, even if its hard, the idea is not to be afraid of the pain and run away from it, this might just cause you of more excruciating pain experiences, which actually could be the very reason you keep experiencing more and more pain, instead - confront the pain! confront the situation.
i often find when you confront a fearful situation in dreams you become lucid, it is as if you get a treat for good behavior.
another way to to approach this is the following. since waking life experiences, emotions, states of being, “slip” into the dream state, by acting on things that you are afraid of in real life you actually bring about that state of dealing with fear, and in time you find yourself instinctively confronting your fears in a none lucid dream, you create a thought pattern which is still active in the dream state.
before you know it, fear is FUN, pain is COOL, and you start to look for nightmares.
so, instead of seeing this as something to fear might show up, see it as something to look forward to in a process to help yourself in … lets say… an alternative way of healing (;
btw, this also answers you i believe - Cyelle, when it comes to emotional pain.
now, as for pain in LUCID dreams, NOW this is far more easy. while unconscious you might not get you have a choice in the matter, but while lucid, true you can experience pain but all it takes to change it is your choice or state of mind. if you find yourself unable to change it it is only because you are not willing to believe you can, find out why you feel that way and all of a sudden its no problem.
also if youre lucid and find yourself having a problem with feeling pain, you might want to reexamine your lucidity level, never underestimate how high your lucidity can rise. this is just a thought, i havent tried it myself but it makes perfect sense. try upping your lucidity if in this situation, when you find yourself MUCH MORE aware you might just realize how silly you were for not understanding feeling pain is your choice, for actually thinking you have no control of the matter. when lucid dreams become beyond real, thats where the fun begins.
i think ill post an article about this
you also raise an interesting subject dB_FTS (Dragon Ball!@@!) which raise the question about the potential of lucid dreams, i think ill also post something about this so we wont go to far out of subject here.