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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject: Accidental WILD dreaming !?!?! HELP... Reply with quote

It's my first time posting on this site and my first lucid dream and I'm kinda new, anyway heres my story. I woke up this morning because of my parents fighting over something stupid.... and I tried to go back to bed. I fell asleep but it was weird, I could still hear my parents. Then I noticed that I was in a dream and told myself I was sleeping. I got this like tingling sensation everywhere. Starting from my toes all the way to my head, and it was intense... so I started to do the stabalizing trick with rubbing your hands but I woke up. Is this what it feels like when you tell yourself you're asleep? And did I accidentally do the WILD technique? Did I even have a lucid dream? Shocked Anyway it would be really helpful if you guys give some feedback Very Happy Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: Accidental Lucid Dream Reply with quote

I began trying to do this (as well as Astral Projection) 10 years ago, when I was about 14. I then had a sleep paralysis experience, in which I was able to open my eyes in a sleep state and actually feel that I could not move my body. This wigged me out so bad that I didn't think about it again... until recently.

I've had a personal spiritual awakening as a result of being a recovering alcoholic, so I have been more involved with prayer and meditation. I've been more serious about meditation for about the last 6 months, especially since I've been having moderate bouts of insomnia from getting off of Klonopin that I've been prescribed since about 14, as well. It has caused some sleep disturbances or just the inability to go to sleep, so a friend suggested I try some meditation CDs to listen to. (I've been listening to "The Secret Universal Mind Meditation" and it's great, check it out, if you're interested.)

Oddly enough, this suggestion made me remember that I used meditation CDs when I was 14 because I suffered from insomnia and found it the only way to get some rest. That's when the paralysis thing happend... I saw Vanilla Sky, was aware of the word 'lucid' for once and knew the concept I saw in the movie had to be somewhat possible. Silly, I know, but it was a start. A friend gave me a book on dreams and their interpretations, which really now, I believe there isn't any concrete outline on what dreams mean for everybody. It is a personal experience. I had the desire at that time to not only recall my dreams better, but be able to interpret them. I began keeping what some call a "Dream Journal." This, to me, was just a pen and notebook on my nightstand, so when I woke up to roll over or whatever while sleeping, I would immediately remember to write down what I had been dreaming so I could remember. I guess this practice never went away. I stopped keeping a Dream Journal after a while, but from then on out, I was almost always able to recall my dreams.

Now, back to present day, at 24, I often talk about my dreams with my girlfriend. Mostly because they are funny or whatever... I don't really read much into it. However, she mentioned the other night that she never remembered her dreams and I began talking about the Dream Journal I used to keep, which was the only way, now, that I am able to remember my dreams-- that simple curiosity of my teenage dreams and the willingness to write them down, unknowingly trained myself to remember without use of the journal. I don't know if I am wording this very well. Hopefully, you understand.

I guess talking about my Dream Journal the other night before going to sleep somehow jogged that old memory, subconsciously, of the goal of my teenage sleep years: to be able to lucid dream or astral project. I slept all night long, woke up in the morning with more time to spare to sleep, so I began to go back to sleep. (Keep in mind, I have not even thought about lucid dreaming, astral projection... nothing! I totally forgot that I used to aim for this.)

I fell back asleep and noticed I was in a dream. That's the "I'm dreaming" realization you were wondering about. I have been able to do this for a long time (probably from keeping the dream journal), but I never knew this really had any real use to me, other than if I'm having a bad dream or something I can realize in my dream that I am, in fact, dreaming and make myself get out of there, which is just essentially waking up, rolling over, and going back to sleep. I noticed the other night, before this experience I am about to tell you about occurred, that I had this same experience in a bad dream. I realized I was dreaming, but instead of me taking that chance to evacuate, wake up, and go back to sleep to escape from the 'bad' dream, in hopes of a 'better' one, I noticed I was able to stay in my dream and observe it, knowing that it really didn't affect me. Honestly, I don't remember 'making the choice' to stay, but I was able to, and that's what's important here.

So, back on track again, the other night after talking about my dream journal, went to sleep, woke up, then went back to sleep, I noticed I slipped into a sexual lucid dream. Not just a lucid dream. A sexual one. Without any thought whatsoever, I was able to quickly manipulate the characters in my dream and act out sexually. I woke up once, realized briefly what had happened, in a sleep haze that was maybe seconds long, then went back asleep again, quickly aware that I could do that again. I did. The second time, I woke up as I was having an orgasm and I could hear a strange, repetitive noise, that after awakening, did not match what was in the lucid dream, nor reality. I have no idea where that sound was coming from or what it was. For a second, upon awakening, I thought maybe I had been talking in my sleep or something. I don't think so. (I have since read that this is part of lucid dreaming. If you haven't already, see the Wikipedia page for Lucid Dreams)

I'm pretty sure the tingling sensation you felt was your right brain switching to left (or is it vice-versa?), as one goes to sleep and you happened to be somewhat aware as you were entering sleep. I recall having that similar sensation, like, by reading it, I know what you're talking about. Frankly, I don't know what that is, but I can vouch that I have experienced it as well, but not as a part of a lucid dream.

You also ask "is this what it FEELS like when you tell yourself you're asleep?"

It doesn't "feel" like anything when you tell yourself you're asleep because that all you're doing is telling yourself. For example, say to yourself right now, in your head, "I'm dreaming." .......That's it! That's the same thing that happens in the dream.

Since having this experience I have Googled it to see if anyone else has had any 'accidental' experiences and apparently this happens (but be careful what you read b/c some people don't know what the hell a lucid dream is and are fabricating things they are saying because they so desperately want to believe they were lucid dreaming). I read somewhere saying that when you are focused on it the most it doesn't happen. This is probably somewhat true. One can't really *try* to do it. All you can really do is train your mind, like exercising it's functionality. I was trying hard to lucid dream when I was 14 and nothing ever happened. Until, however, like I mentioned, I had the experience as I had progressed a little in meditational practices by using the CDs to sleep to. Maybe the awareness of lucid dreaming and astral projection in combination with being able to reach a somewhat meditative state made it possible to even have the sleep paralysis incident (which is part of it). Seems to make a difference, since now at 24, I happen to be practicing light (by "light" I mean I'm not too disciplined in this area) meditation during the day, or before taking a nap/going to sleep, then of course I currently listen to The Secret Universal Mind Meditation as I am going to sleep and it's set to repeat over and over, until I get up in the morning and shut it off. I have been listening to that same meditation for the past 3-4 months, every single night.

Like I said, if you're interested in that type of thing, definitely check it out. It sure has caught me by surprise (to say the least) to have these things I was interested in TEN years ago come back out of virtually nowhere and I'm excited to seek further. Again, I hope this was understandable. There was a lot of personal experience/prior knowledge that had to be covered.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental WILD dreaming !?!?! HELP... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys that really helped!!! I'll post again if I have another one soon Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:49 am    Post subject: Re: Accidental Lucid Dream Reply with quote

celerygeneral99 wrote:
I began trying to do this (as well as Astral Projection) 10 years ago, when I was about 14. I then had a sleep paralysis experience, in which I was able to open my eyes in a sleep state and actually feel that I could not move my body. This wigged me out so bad that I didn't think about it again... until recently.

I've had a personal spiritual awakening as a result of being a recovering alcoholic, so I have been more involved with prayer and meditation. I've been more serious about meditation for about the last 6 months, especially since I've been having moderate bouts of insomnia from getting off of Klonopin that I've been prescribed since about 14, as well. It has caused some sleep disturbances or just the inability to go to sleep, so a friend suggested I try some meditation CDs to listen to. (I've been listening to "The Secret Universal Mind Meditation" and it's great, check it out, if you're interested.)

Oddly enough, this suggestion made me remember that I used meditation CDs when I was 14 because I suffered from insomnia and found it the only way to get some rest. That's when the paralysis thing happend... I saw Vanilla Sky, was aware of the word 'lucid' for once and knew the concept I saw in the movie had to be somewhat possible. Silly, I know, but it was a start. A friend gave me a book on dreams and their interpretations, which really now, I believe there isn't any concrete outline on what dreams mean for everybody. It is a personal experience. I had the desire at that time to not only recall my dreams better, but be able to interpret them. I began keeping what some call a "Dream Journal." This, to me, was just a pen and notebook on my nightstand, so when I woke up to roll over or whatever while sleeping, I would immediately remember to write down what I had been dreaming so I could remember. I guess this practice never went away. I stopped keeping a Dream Journal after a while, but from then on out, I was almost always able to recall my dreams.

Now, back to present day, at 24, I often talk about my dreams with my girlfriend. Mostly because they are funny or whatever... I don't really read much into it. However, she mentioned the other night that she never remembered her dreams and I began talking about the Dream Journal I used to keep, which was the only way, now, that I am able to remember my dreams-- that simple curiosity of my teenage dreams and the willingness to write them down, unknowingly trained myself to remember without use of the journal. I don't know if I am wording this very well. Hopefully, you understand.

I guess talking about my Dream Journal the other night before going to sleep somehow jogged that old memory, subconsciously, of the goal of my teenage sleep years: to be able to lucid dream or astral project. I slept all night long, woke up in the morning with more time to spare to sleep, so I began to go back to sleep. (Keep in mind, I have not even thought about lucid dreaming, astral projection... nothing! I totally forgot that I used to aim for this.)

I fell back asleep and noticed I was in a dream. That's the "I'm dreaming" realization you were wondering about. I have been able to do this for a long time (probably from keeping the dream journal), but I never knew this really had any real use to me, other than if I'm having a bad dream or something I can realize in my dream that I am, in fact, dreaming and make myself get out of there, which is just essentially waking up, rolling over, and going back to sleep. I noticed the other night, before this experience I am about to tell you about occurred, that I had this same experience in a bad dream. I realized I was dreaming, but instead of me taking that chance to evacuate, wake up, and go back to sleep to escape from the 'bad' dream, in hopes of a 'better' one, I noticed I was able to stay in my dream and observe it, knowing that it really didn't affect me. Honestly, I don't remember 'making the choice' to stay, but I was able to, and that's what's important here.

So, back on track again, the other night after talking about my dream journal, went to sleep, woke up, then went back to sleep, I noticed I slipped into a sexual lucid dream. Not just a lucid dream. A sexual one. Without any thought whatsoever, I was able to quickly manipulate the characters in my dream and act out sexually. I woke up once, realized briefly what had happened, in a sleep haze that was maybe seconds long, then went back asleep again, quickly aware that I could do that again. I did. The second time, I woke up as I was having an orgasm and I could hear a strange, repetitive noise, that after awakening, did not match what was in the lucid dream, nor reality. I have no idea where that sound was coming from or what it was. For a second, upon awakening, I thought maybe I had been talking in my sleep or something. I don't think so. (I have since read that this is part of lucid dreaming. If you haven't already, see the Wikipedia page for Lucid Dreams)

I'm pretty sure the tingling sensation you felt was your right brain switching to left (or is it vice-versa?), as one goes to sleep and you happened to be somewhat aware as you were entering sleep. I recall having that similar sensation, like, by reading it, I know what you're talking about. Frankly, I don't know what that is, but I can vouch that I have experienced it as well, but not as a part of a lucid dream.

You also ask "is this what it FEELS like when you tell yourself you're asleep?"

It doesn't "feel" like anything when you tell yourself you're asleep because that all you're doing is telling yourself. For example, say to yourself right now, in your head, "I'm dreaming." .......That's it! That's the same thing that happens in the dream.

Since having this experience I have Googled it to see if anyone else has had any 'accidental' experiences and apparently this happens (but be careful what you read b/c some people don't know what the hell a lucid dream is and are fabricating things they are saying because they so desperately want to believe they were lucid dreaming). I read somewhere saying that when you are focused on it the most it doesn't happen. This is probably somewhat true. One can't really *try* to do it. All you can really do is train your mind, like exercising it's functionality. I was trying hard to lucid dream when I was 14 and nothing ever happened. Until, however, like I mentioned, I had the experience as I had progressed a little in meditational practices by using the CDs to sleep to. Maybe the awareness of lucid dreaming and astral projection in combination with being able to reach a somewhat meditative state made it possible to even have the sleep paralysis incident (which is part of it). Seems to make a difference, since now at 24, I happen to be practicing light (by "light" I mean I'm not too disciplined in this area) meditation during the day, or before taking a nap/going to sleep, then of course I currently listen to The Secret Universal Mind Meditation as I am going to sleep and it's set to repeat over and over, until I get up in the morning and shut it off. I have been listening to that same meditation for the past 3-4 months, every single night.

Like I said, if you're interested in that type of thing, definitely check it out. It sure has caught me by surprise (to say the least) to have these things I was interested in TEN years ago come back out of virtually nowhere and I'm excited to seek further. Again, I hope this was understandable. There was a lot of personal experience/prior knowledge that had to be covered.


Sorry for the short answer... I really wanted to get back to you but the day I posted the answer I was really busy and didn't have time until now to actually thank you Smile ... Anyway I'm 14 and I think I'll be pretty fine with sleep paralysis Laughing I'm not keeping up with the MILD technique as much because of school and those things but over the summer I've commited myself to do it and a little bit of Parkour Razz Ummm... You actually really inspired me to do it! At first I couldn't get it and I was having lot of trouble but the advice you gave me is awesome, I'm really new to this and I want to get into it to escape my actual life (for some reasons) and i think I could really get the hang of it... do you have any tips for me and if it`s no problem for you I`d like to keep in touch with you if I need anything Question Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Accidental Lucid Dream Reply with quote

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Sorry for the short answer... I really wanted to get back to you but the day I posted the answer I was really busy and didn't have time until now to actually thank you Smile ... Anyway I'm 14 and I think I'll be pretty fine with sleep paralysis Laughing I'm not keeping up with the MILD technique as much because of school and those things but over the summer I've commited myself to do it and a little bit of Parkour Razz Ummm... You actually really inspired me to do it! At first I couldn't get it and I was having lot of trouble but the advice you gave me is awesome, I'm really new to this and I want to get into it to escape my actual life (for some reasons) and i think I could really get the hang of it... do you have any tips for me and if it`s no problem for you I`d like to keep in touch with you if I need anything Question Thanks!


Dude! Same as me Very Happy i wanna lucid dream so i can move on from parkour to free running, like flips and tricks, cause in real life i simply have no place to practice. Wish me luck :]
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:32 am    Post subject: Re: Accidental Lucid Dream Reply with quote

IrbidProdigy wrote:
Dude! Same as me Very Happy i wanna lucid dream so i can move on from parkour to free running, like flips and tricks, cause in real life i simply have no place to practice. Wish me luck :]


Yeah.. I'll post anything I get up on the dream journals Smile
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