I felt pain in dream

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 :woo:

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.

Nice post Awe. Thanks and welcome to the forum. I also wanted to update on my “dream-pain journey”. Recently I had a dream where a DC ran to me with a wound on her hand. Having injured my hands in various ways in waking life, my mind created the feeling of pain by combining memories. I could feel the pain she felt. Felt like a bee sting mixed with a bad papercut. I wasn’t injured myself in the dream so this isn’t exactly what I wanted to test. The pain wasn’t that intense either. I’ll post here again if I happen to be stabbed in a dream and feel something.

(This is off-topic but I find feeling things remotely pretty interesting. Previously I’ve tasted food when dream characters ate. I can also sense their emotions remotely sometimes. Once I was in the mind of a psychopath and heard his thoughts. They were pretty dark and I didn’t enjoy my stay.)

ohh very interesting!
i never got to feel how others feel in a dream, you are an interesting fellow.

thank you for the compliment, this place seems to be exactly what i need.

There seems to be some misunderstanding here, Awe, I definitely don’t have a negative view on pain in dreams. It was an issue years ago, but one I worked through in part thanks to what I described in my post and in part thanks to exactly the kind of Jungian perspective you’re describing. You should check out this post I made on the subject of emotional healing in dreams. I go out of my way to find things that challenge or frighten or hurt me, because those are the things that I’ve had the most wonderful, positive, insightful experiences with. You’re right that it can be hard sometimes, but you’re also right that it’s worth the trouble.

Also, I would suggest not interpreting someone elses dreams for them, especially unsolicited and with such authority. The experience of physical pain in dreams has never seemed like a reflection of any unsolved issue in particular - and this is coming from someone who has spent a lot of time trying to work with unsolved issues through dreams. Just seems to be the way I dream, nothing wrong with that. Though if it ever turns out I’m mistaken then I’ll remember this, eh?

well great, im happy you feel that way, no reason to get any negative feelings from dreams, even a negative experience can serve in a positive way.

dreams are very subjective, only the dreamer should interpret his own dreams, if at all. what i was pointing out is the way both waking and sleep realities “slip” into each other, very similar for example that one would dream about baseball after playing baseball the whole day, this is also true for emotional state, if you are very stressed in your waking life you usually will get a dream represented in that way, it can be very hazy and fast, feeling cornered, the overall feeling OF the dream will be affected by the emotional state that you carried with you while awake.
this can be true if a father is constantly worried about his children or a kid is constantly afraid of monsters from movies or being abused and so on.
im not pointing fingers, these are just examples, not saying that every dream is a result of this, but its worth looking into, not trying to interpret anything just giving you another way to look at this another tool, a way you can use dreams (;

I tried to feel pain in last night’s low level lucid dream when a monster conveniently tried to bite me. I offered her my hand, but he couldn’t even break the skin. Just chewed on my hand a bit. I could feel the teeth but it wasn’t that painful. Then I pushed a knife into my flesh, but that was even less painful. I didn’t even feel the knife.

my friend, it seems youre just not a natural Masochist

Just to add a stone, this night, in a very little LD, I was on a big scenic railway and before going, i was asking myself if I was going to feel the same sensation as a real one.

I was astonished to notice that i felt the same sensation than the day I tried the biggest scenic railway i’ve ever tried, with a bit of panic and wondering if my heart was going to stop. I was disapointed I was’nt lucid enought to do another tour :tongue:

I’ve never felt pain in normal dreams but I have in a few lucid ones. The pain isn’t as severe as it would be in reality but it still hurts a lot. The first time I experienced this I was astonished and dumbfounded, like “what the hell? I can feel pain in a lucid? what gives?”. Usually I would feel no pain whatsoever. Perhaps I was fearing that it might hurt, and this fear made it real. But then again, the first time I think was totally unexpected and I may have not been fearful at all.

If this can happen to people in normal dreams then I’m not entirely sure it just comes down to mindset. But what else could it be?

Everything is possible if you want it to be. You can feel pain, love, taste and all emotions in dreams if you expect to feel it. Some times you feel pain and strong emotions even when you not expect it (since a dreamer in my opinion not are the only one creating the dream). However you can expect to stop feeling the pain at any given time if you want.

I’ve experimented quite a bit with pain when lucid. Pain can tend to be the trigger that dissolves lucidity because I’m focussed on the pain. However, when I’m ‘ultra’ lucid, I notice that pain is actually not pain - it reminds me of a very fast vibration that feels like pain. I am then able to slow down the vibration (mentally) until it stops - and no more pain. It’s great when it works, but it does take quite a lot of concentration, focus and high level lucidity.

well put, It is exactly as you described for me too.

:smile: Glad to find someone who experiences the same.