When lucid dreaming you are asleep while awake (According to this http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/534536_143716755753937_100003468414347_167138_389243945_n.jpg ) So my questions is how do you get awake when you are asleep while awake or are you just stuck there till you die how does that really work?
Re: Lucid dreaming
By: Vanitys_Fire Moderator / Knowledgeable Mar 28, 2012
Post # 2
Lucid dreaming is more like coming to the realization that you are dreaming as you sleep and dreaming; coming to a conscious awareness of dreaming. Through this conscious awareness, one can take control of their dream and alter them to however they see fit it should be. This is not a practice that is deemed easily accomplished. It may take a lot of practice before successfully achieving lucidity. And when you first do there is a chance you may get excited one way or another and wake your self. If you are relatively experienced in this practice, you could turn your lucidic dream into an astral projection. Waking from a lucidic dream can be no different than how you normally wake. Or you can force your self to wake.
I also wanted to ask this, since Lucid dreaming seems to me is a very intersting subject. I wanted to know can lucid dreams be or feel very real like from every thing, from the taste, smell, touch, sight etc. I heard that lucid dreams feel that way or is that more of astral planes?
Tanner 'lucid' dreaming merely means that when you are asleep in some of your 'dreams' you 'know' your dreaming, nothing more. Once you know your dreaming you can 'alter' the dream experience yourself 'rather' then let the dream do it. This does not mean that you will 'not' wake up. You will wake up as usual from any sound or someone shaking you.
dreamwolf ; Lucid dreams as stated are just as real as your other dreams. More so because you yourself can alter the dream as I said above. You can fly for instance. Something that can 'also' be done on the 'astral' tho that world is 'not' subject to your whims as there are 'other' beings on the astral. They are NOT the same thing. In a dream you are within the world of your own head. On the astral your on a plane of existence that others also occupy..
I know that lucid dreams are very realistic, but do they have to be in color? I've had dreams that were very vivid and where I could tell I was dreaming, but most were black and white, even though I mostly dream in color.Is that normal?