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When Lucid Dreams Turn Dark

Lucid Dreaming is when you are aware that you are dreaming. In this lucid state, you can control your dreams. Knowing the state you are in, enables you to play with reality within the dream structure and do otherwise impossible things. Usually it is a pleasant experience but sometimes, if your mind is so inclined, it can be a dark and frightening experience.

I don't know for sure why I had a series of lucid dreaming experiences last night from 1 a.m. until 5 a.m. I am unsure if it is a result of my post yesterday, "Dreaming the Dreamer's Dream." It could well be.

I have done some fantastic things as a lucid dreamer, including flying and shape-shifting which I mentioned yesterday. As I said, usually it is pleasant, though implausible, though I do believe in the flying and shape-shifting dreams.

If you are a lucid dreamer I'd love to hear about your experiences. If you have not done it but want to lucid dream, look for sign posts in the dream that tell you that it is not reality but a dream. Then, it is up to you how you manipulate those objects, happenings, activities or situations. Lucid dreaming is a great tool for artists and writers because it can lead you into becoming a visionary during waking hours. It can also lead to OBE's (out of body experiences), though that is a subject of controversy. Some people have to work at becoming a lucid dreamer, whereas for people like me, it has come naturally over the years.

Getting back to this morning, I was put into a horrible situation that seemed impossible to get out of. I think I returned to the dream again and again over the period of 4 hours because I wanted to overcome and triumph over the awful situation that I was in. It never happened. I was left this morning filling unfulfilled and uneasy, so I thought I would get it out by blogging about it. Hopefully, I won't return to that twisted world, which unfortunately, is an all to real situation for some, for it was a series of dreams about being plunged into the dark world of modern day slavery.

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  1. I lucid dream all the time! I often push my dream self to say or do certain things. And also I influence what others do in my dreams. I started lucid dreaming as a teenager and didn't even realize it. I used to say that I could change my dreams like a director for a movie. And that's exactly what it still feels like to this day.

  2. I get that director feeling a lot too! Just last night I had another lucid dream, one that seems to repeat itself again and again with different outcomes. It is interesting that you influence others in your dreams. I'm sure your blog is equally influential!


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