Perhaps we’ve heard the notion that it is only NOW and now is all it will ever be.
This makes the schism between 2 realities (dream and awake [though sleep can be considered one too]) very interesting…
for instance, today I know, fully, assuredly, I was in “Alaska” overlooking a nature scene, I decided to fly, my flying abilities were a bit weak and unsteady, I then imagined a jetpack was on me and that I flew up up up up but then tree branches were in danger of running into me and my mom wanted me to come back down.
While this happened I knew the branches were just illusory and it didn’t matter if I was recklessly in danger of “hitting” them because of my abrupt upward “ascent”
this is irrelevant because right now I’m typing on a message board. It makes me wonder, was I really lucid?
It seems like now to me the best way to approach lucidity is only if I carry an intention into my dreams from the waking world, such as “find a ruby in a trash can” … otherwise its like i’m using dream powers but letting my subconscious create the entire dream reality for me, and i’ll just interact with the dreams it gives me however I want.
Something about more conscious “me” activity needed in planning for the dreams, and less “whatever” surrendering to “you” [the subconscious] and then just using lucid powers.
What I’m trying to say is a bit tricky though, it is just ultimately a feeling such as, yes I was just dreaming… I was also just doing yoga, but… how do I know?
I’ve been in dreams and asked myself “how do i know that i am really lucid asking myself I am dreaming”
I think maybe I need to make a bit more progress in direct WILDing to get a very stronger sense of NOW and HERE while lucid…
does anyone know what I mean?
the two different realities are so seemingly incompatible, it is strange to be conscious in both of them.