Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:20 am Post subject: Eyes opening during lucid dream
So from what i understand your body is paralyzed when you lucid dream but yesterday i was in a lucid dream and my eyes kept opening like i was waking up. Of course i can't be a 100% sure it wasn't just part of the dream but it felt real. So is it possible to temporarily open your eyes while lucid and still continue dreaming?
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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:04 am Post subject:
It would be my guess that it was not your real eyes that were opening. It could have been a new dream, or let's face it dreams are just that strange! It may have been what is considered a "False Awakening" where you only think you have woken up.
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Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:41 pm Post subject:
Not necessarily. I had a lucid a long time ago(one of my firsts) where I was falling through the air, and my real eyes opened when I tried to take in all of my surroundings. I had a strange dual-reality moment in which I was staring at my closet in a dark room and at the same time feeling the breeze on my face as I fell towards the sunlight landscape. Search "skydiving" under my username.
I'm pretty sure its possible to be in a lucid dream state and momentarily open your physical eyes. Even open-eye visual hallucinations can happen I think. Sleep paralysis is never 100% effective. Sometimes your muscles will still make little jerks. Its difficult to say whether you opened your physical or "dream" eyes though.
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