Right - no limits in an LD. Unlimit your mind and you unlimit the possibilities you can experience waking or dreaming. If you think “I can’t do that” you’ll prove yourself right every time, guaranteed. Think positively and expansively and you may find that you are able to experience way more than you thought you could.
Really interesting point. It does make some sense that your body already knows what it would be like for any of your senses to be fired up. Perhaps LD can get closer to RL experiences, even if you haven’t done something before, or if its not actually physically possible.
I can definitively answer YES. There are some very specific limits. If you have not experienced something in real life before, and it’s not something that you can logically guess what it would feel like(like a drug, for instance) then you mind will just do random crap.
I had a dream where I imbibed a whole bottle of whiskey. When the effects hit, very, very weird thing happened. My head itched, peoples faces turned into the texture of a starry night sky. This was during an unintentional lucid dream, and I remained lucid throughout. I wanted to try alcohol, instead, I just got weirdness. Similar things have also happened in non-lucid dreams.
That’s not really a limit, per se. What happens in those cases is your mind will process any information that it knows about the subject and make its best guess. Essentially, it’s a clever simulation based on things you might have heard before. Does that mean it can’t be as enjoyable or fun? No. I can even say in my case, using sex as an example, it correctly guessed what it would feel like long before I ever actually did it. The same thing happened with me on intoxication. Different, yes. Limited, no.
wow. this forum is awesome. very inspirational and helpful
Really? I heard somewhere that dreams end when you feel a sensation you’ve never felt before, thats why you wake up when you die? Or something like that XD
I guess its different for LDs?
I think it all depends on what you believe in.
I for instance believe in a universal subconscious/mind. Maybe you might not know what making love feels like, but your subconscious would because it is linked to everyone else, and carries the memories of everyone. There will be differences because of the way people experience the same thing differently, but I guess you can get the gist. It also depends on how lucid you are and how self aware.
That is why you can ask the dream something you don’t know the answer to, someone else will.
The only thing you can’t do is nothing.
Wait, you can do that too.
wow good to know this was a question on my mind as well ty
i think an interesting question in this line of thought would be: if there were limits, where would they come from?
i haven’t given it a great deal of thought, but i can’t come up with any realistic limitation. ‘time travel’ ‘transformation’ ‘intoxication’ in the dream world are all possible as far as i know, and i think that’s an important take home point.
i guess one limitation would be carry-over to reality and in what sorts of ways the dream/lucid dream world and ‘reality’ are linked.
lol, here’s a limit for you: try reading the same sentence 5 times in a row without it changing. i can’t do it… but that’s pretty much the only limit. lol.
just found this in a pretty awesome post from lord antares:
Another thing you should remember:
There are no limits.
If you search for limits, you will find limits.
i had a teacher in a religion class talk about an eastern religion i don’t exactly remember…i want to say buddhism, maybe zen…he would say ‘drop it like a moldy piece of wood’ or something like that.
i keep having problems with being unable to go fly through ceilings. I think that’s my own personal limitation due to unbelief that i can pass through solid objects though… other people don’t have this problem.
I think the only limit is your imagination!
And with imagination everything is possible!
For example: if you have problems going through a wall, it’s because you imagine it’s solid. Imagine it’s an illusion and you can go through or it’s a big modeling clay or jelly. The limits are only the limits you imagine. Imagine that you have no limits and everything is possible (takes practice of course. ).
Im not sure because there are some thing which not depend about our imagination.
I mean in a lucid dream I think it’s not possible to meet other “real” people.
And in a lucid dream can we have access to our memory ?
yeah, of course you can have access to your memory. There may or may not be a limit on just how much of your memory, but you can at least access it to an extent. and like somebody else said, there are certain limitations which are out of your control in a dream. there is really no limit to what you can do yourself, but there are limits on other factors in your dream. like when you ask a dream character a question, it is pretty impossible to know or control what they will say. i would consider that a limit… Like when you tell DCs that you’re in an LD, the majority of the time they look at you like you’re crazy or tell you that you’re out of your mind. even though you know and believe that you’re dreaming, other parts of your mind seem to disagree. So i would say that one definate limit is the disability to control every part of your mind at once in a dream. certain DCs will say unpredictable things, and events will occur that are out of your control.
Sorry, I don’t quiet get what you want to say!
Could please go into more detail!
Sorry (for my english) I wanted to mean that :
I think In lucid dream we can’t control everything, because I’m not sure if it’s possible to access to our memory. (But trophycase said that is possible and is really great if we can have access to our memory.) And as for me I think it’s not possible to meet other people in our dream. I mean not DC but real people. For example Im in lucid dream and you too, and I think it’s not possible thank’s to lucid dream to speak with real you. So for me it’s a limit.
But as said trophycase there are many factor and we can’t compare our self and other factor.
I hope i was clear ^^¨¨¨
Well, maybe I should’ve put “everything” under quotation marks, but that’s what I’ve meant!