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#2 - suffering
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Why does this scare me
#3 to #2 - chrislee [OP]
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Because you could be severely traumatized if you were to lucid dream a nightmare...
#5 to #3 - knifeyoass
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(07/11/2013) [-]
why did you get thumbed down? You're right. If a lucid dream goes wrong, you will be mentally scarred for life. Lucid dreaming is you going into a part of your brain you're not supposed to. My friend realized he was lucid dreaming so he woke up but was in sleep paralysis. And being in that state is scary. I don't mean, "Oh crap i can't move". I mean "OH **** I CAN'T MOVE AND SHADOWY FIGURES ARE COMING AT ME." you cant move so you just have to sit there, feeling like you're sinking in to darkness.
#46 to #5 - dirtydollar
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(07/12/2013) [-]
I have felt that before.


One night, i woke up to go to the restroom, no biggie. As i walked out of the restroom and out of the hallway,
i turned around to look at the hallway door, to see if it was closed. It was. But that isnt the thing im getting to. When i looked at the TV stand right next to the door, there was a small shadowy figure of a girl.

The next night, when i woke up to go to the restroom, i couldnt move for about 2 minutes, all while feeling like i was being pricked by needles.

Scary **** man.
#28 to #5 - popcornisland
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Just reading that gave me shivers.
#16 to #5 - dddShadowWolfbbb
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Actually, some therapists use lucid dreaming as way to combat night terrors. The idea of lucid dreaming is you are able to control the dream yourself. People with night terrors can find lucid dreaming helpful because they can control what it is that is scaring them.
#6 to #5 - chaoscustoms
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Personally been there. I was having some sort of chain nightmare (picked up where it left off the night before) I was walking through some ancient desert ruins and I would look around and see these shadowy figures. Every time I stopped and looked around they would get closer and closer. Eventually I stopped at a fountain that was still working to rest and refill my canteen and that's when they attacked me. I was slowly consumed by darkness. When I woke up I couldn't move and had trouble breathing. I haven't been able to lucid dream again.
#7 to #6 - knifeyoass
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Consider yourself lucky. a friend of a friends brother had to go to psychotherapy because he couldn't sleep because of the thing that haunts his dreams.
#9 to #7 - chaoscustoms
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Before that happened I would see beautiful landscapes and travel with a wolf like creature, I want to dream like that again.
#24 to #9 - vepevellu
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Pretty much what berrylicious said. Another thing you can try is that once you are in the lucid dream, get into a movie theater or in front of a tv. Then picture the wolf dream as a movie and focus on a detail. At some point you find yourself in that dream again.
#21 to #9 - BerryLicious
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(07/11/2013) [-]
You can bro. It just takes practice. Praying won't achieve anything.

If you want to have that dream again, think about it every night before you go to sleep. Remember the colours, the sounds, how your wolf looked, how his fur felt. Get on your knees (in your mind) and give him or her a hug. feel their breath and their fur
imagine the sun on your face, and imagine walking with them

Think about things like this each night, tell yourself a bedtime story if you will. You'll start dreaming about it again
#10 to #9 - knifeyoass
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(07/11/2013) [-]
maybe you can, maybe you can't. But, I don't know if you're Christian or not, but try praying.
#11 to #10 - chaoscustoms
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(07/11/2013) [-]
I do follow the teachings of Christ, and I have seen prayer do some amazing things so it's worth a try.
#12 to #11 - knifeyoass
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(07/11/2013) [-]
it works for me. I wish you good luck.
#13 to #12 - chaoscustoms
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Thanks, I'm logging off, I have to be up early to get to work. Was good talking to you.
#51 to #3 - jackknife
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(07/12/2013) [-]
Last night I actually lucid dreamed in a nightmare, at least it was kind of a nightmare, and then I became aware it was a dream and from then on out controlled it. However results probably vary, especially when sleep paralysis becomes a factor when attempting to lucid dream.
#49 to #3 - captainrax
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(07/12/2013) [-]
I had a Lucid dream as a Nightmare once when i was 10, its the most scareist thing i remember,
so heres the dream, i was just normaly walking through this open patch in a very dense forest up a hill, all of the sudden the sky turned dark an cloudy, then i hear a ROAR an i quickly look behind to see a Giant troll, (kinda like from Lotr, even tho i havendt seen it at the time) an it just started chasing me up the hill, an as i was running up the hill i could fell my entire body just pulseing like i was about to burst apart, an then out of no where boulders was rolling down the hill towards me, so i leaped to one of my sides (cant really remember) an feel into this tiny dirt hole an got my foot stuck, at wich point the giant troll had cought up to me an was holding a giant tree over his head about to just slam me into nothing'ness. an right as it was about to hit me i woke up, i wasnt crying but i was panicing to the point where i got out of bed an just said up agiasnt my bunk bed that i was shareing with my big brother (who was still asleep) in complete darkness, i think i just sat there for aleast half an hour, just keeping my eyes closed waiting for something to happen... nothing happend that entire time i sat there, an then i just went back to bed.
so yeah, up until this day i have dreams almost every night, an ive only had 2 other lucid dreams (1 of em wasnt a nightmare.. thankfully). hope it was worth a read.
#35 to #3 - serotonin
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(07/11/2013) [-]
I figured out few times that I was having nightmare. Once I just forced my self to wake up. Other time I ran up the building wall and just kind of walked away form the nightmare/thing that was trying to get me.
I figured out few times that I was having nightmare. Once I just forced my self to wake up. Other time I ran up the building wall and just kind of walked away form the nightmare/thing that was trying to get me.
#27 to #3 - italianrambo
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Or worse, wake up in a lucid dream and into sleep paralysis where your darkest and deepest fears manifest themselves in the room around you and you cant do a goddamn thing about it
#41 to #27 - Mojake
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Don't talk about that ****. **** it has happened to me twice. The latest time a demon was sat on my chest while it laughed at me and I couldn't breathe... Woke up screaming my girlfriend's name.
#42 to #41 - italianrambo
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Yea i know the feeling man. Happened to me two or three times so far now. Worst was when I woke up to a bunch of demonic shadows in my room all staring at me and laughing manically. After what seemed like eternity of terror, I jumped out of bed, ran through the shadows into the kitchen (my bedroom door was off the kitchen) and I stood there for like 5 minutes, because I was fully awake by then.....and I didnt know what i had dreamed or what was real
#14 - anon
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(07/11/2013) [-]
NEVER LOOK INTO A MIRROR IN A DREAM!!!

NEVER NEVER NEVER
#31 to #14 - anon
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(07/11/2013) [-]
I've done it before, truthfully. It doesn't show you anything out of the ordinary, it shows you what you expect to see, it shows you what you truly think of yourself.
#33 to #31 - redstonealchemist
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(07/11/2013) [-]
i looked into the mirror in the real world and i saw my dream version of me, god i was hot
#34 to #14 - redstonealchemist
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(07/11/2013) [-]
the first lucid dream i had in years; i 'woke' up in my bed and my bedroom was swamped with mirrors of all shapes and sizes and a really hot woman asked me if i wanted to make love. i instantly knew it was a dream and when i tried to sit up, i woke up, goddamn it.
also rehabilitated 'demons' sometimes visit me. when i say the name of a spirit (whether it's real or psychological doesn't matter) i 'feel' their presence. sometimes i swear i'm mildly insane. hearing voices, feeling thigns that aren't there...
#60 to #34 - cresel
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(07/12/2013) [-]
hot women wants to bang yep im dreaming
#61 to #60 - redstonealchemist
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(07/12/2013) [-]
i dunno, i must have been dreaming earlier then because i actually went outside (and the temp was around 30 celcius!!) and after 3 dates + 2 days of hanging out, we got physical. i only used my hands, but she wanted more. i had to hold back since the heat affects sperm production.
apparently my hands are magical
#56 to #14 - DeathKnight
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(07/12/2013) [-]
not as bad while on shrooms or something. Mirror+shrooms, never again
#62 to #14 - redstonealchemist
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(02/08/2014) [-]
when i look into a mirror or window in a dream i always see ghosts or demons and it freaks the **** out of me and i lose motor controls and all sorts of crazy **** happens and then i wake up and refuse to look at or walk past areflective surface until it's daytime. i will only ever get this dream just after 3am and it will always wake me up just before 3:30
also sorry for necroing
#47 to #14 - dirtydollar
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(07/12/2013) [-]
Anon has a point.

In one of my most recurring nightmares, i'd go into my restroom, which has a mirror on the door. In the dream, i'd go in, look at the mirror, and see disconfigured shadows of people, and when i look away, the entire room would be a mirror.

I usually wake up as soon as i turned around, but i have seen what it looks like behind me a couple of times, the only difference with these shadows are that they are larger and there are more of them, along with a low humming
#15 to #14 - dddShadowWolfbbb
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(07/11/2013) [-]
It's supposed to be that you see yourself as you believe you are isn't it? I can't imagine that would be very nice if low self-esteem is what you suffer from...
#17 to #15 - Phantomage
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(07/11/2013) [-]
you know, a few weeks ago i looked into a mirror in my dream, the reflection was some type of demon that looked somewhat like me, i didn't look for too long because it started calling my name in some hell bent voice, afterwords i woke up. needless to say, the experience was horrifying. i never really have liked mirrors...
#43 to #15 - ritafoxyy
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(07/12/2013) [-]
I have low self esteem and I've looked into a mirror in my dreams before, I saw nothing. Didn't know it supposedly shows what you think of yourself but I guess it fits
#1 - yourcomputer
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(07/11/2013) [-]
that light bulb is summoning a demon!
#38 - robertolee
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(07/11/2013) [-]
I've only lucid dreamed a few times, I was breathing underwater then I forgot how to breathe normally, I ended up stopping breathing while asleep and woke up quite violently gasping for air.
#57 to #38 - TrickyTehDj
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(07/12/2013) [-]
Sometimes I wake up because someone in my dream tells me to open a door or use something, and i move my hand in real life only to find there is nothing there.
#19 - hellmodd
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(07/11/2013) [-]
The guy who wrote this is a ******* psycho.
"Reality check: Look in a mirror" Lol ***** do you even?
inb4 demons and your lucid dream immediately turns into a nightmare.
#23 to #19 - vepevellu
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Looking in a mirror shows you your self-image. If you internally loath yourself you might see some scary stuff. But most people will just see a weird version of themselves. Bigger ears, noses, etc.
#37 to #23 - hellmodd
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Well thanks to FJ for -4 thumbs? It's known you shouldn't look at mirrors while lucid dreaming, also I stated that because when I first looked into one my dream immidiately converted in the worst nightmare I've ever had, never again.
#18 - mads
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Doens't controling your dream kind of ruin the point of having it.
#44 to #18 - killerliquid
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(07/12/2013) [-]
no
#26 - icameheretotroll ONLINE
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(07/11/2013) [-]
I lucid dream very often, but I end up accidentally imagining the most terrifying creatures ever, Then they either devour me or I wake up terrified
#20 - BerryLicious
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(07/11/2013) [-]
FINALLY someone who knows the basics of lucid dreaming! None of this "lie still for hours" ********.

By the way, one of the easiest (and most fun) Lucid dreaming checks is the flying one. Here's how you do it.
Start off running, then jump. Keep running. Jump a bit higher, then keep running. Keep jumping higher each time until you don't come down. The important thing is to FEEL the weight of your body being pulled down to the ground get less and less with each jump.

Source: I've been lucid dreaming for years now. It's like playing a video game in my sleep whenever I want.
#58 to #20 - TrickyTehDj
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(07/12/2013) [-]
i once had a dream there was a white figure and whenever i looked away it stole away one of the people in the house with me

when i was the last person left, i realized it was a dream and tried to wake myself up, but then a small fat child who looked like he was in a cult handed me rotten milk and told me to drink it whenever i wanted to contact his "agency"
#22 to #20 - vepevellu
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Awesome, another fellow dreamer. For me flying was difficult, but I did this thing where i bend over and start doing this weird hopping thing. Also it should be mentioned that you need to practice doing things, you can't just do everything what you please just like that. Been lucid for about two years now. Any cool stuff you can recommend?
Awesome, another fellow dreamer. For me flying was difficult, but I did this thing where i bend over and start doing this weird hopping thing. Also it should be mentioned that you need to practice doing things, you can't just do everything what you please just like that. Been lucid for about two years now. Any cool stuff you can recommend?
#25 to #22 - BerryLicious
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(07/11/2013) [-]
Oh absolutely, I agree practice makes perfect.

I really enjoy going through creepy mansions, and I'm playing this game. I have a partner (usually Link from LoZ, but hell, I love that guy) and we have these lazer pistols, and we're against loads of other teams and we have to shoot the other teams without being shot ourselves, and we have secret hidey holes and stuff

I also enjoy swimming underwater and breathing, flying, and other **** like that
#32 to #25 - redstonealchemist
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(07/11/2013) [-]
if i could freely control my dreams, i'd be flying through space with my real life girlfriend and because when i'm asleep my imagination is crazy as ****, we'd probably get up all sorts of antics that are connected, but only distantly like how pepsi and coke are kinda similar, but not quite, for example: i have mental problems, i should see a doctor and they always get it wrong. doctor makes me think of doctor who, which makes me think of sontarans and how one in particular has mammary glands and is obsessed with grenades, these two make me think of war-hardened women and that makes me think of the amazon women, who both remind me of my aunt and the giant alien women on futurama who announced fry and the other men must die by SnuSnu.
next, my aunt and the giant women both love to play sports, some sports are added to the olympics and inversely some olympic events become sports, such as running, which i'm not good at because i have weak lungs. i need to see a doctor about my weak lungs.
******* logic man, who does it work?
#39 - blakhawk
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(07/11/2013) [-]
I've had semi-lucid dreams where I can control myself but not the environment.
#8 - mcdonaldsman
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(07/11/2013) [-]
damn i used to be able to conrol my dreams an what i did in them it would be awesome and then just one whole week i didnt have a dream at all and then after that i never could control them again  im gonna go to bed now and try and do some ****.
damn i used to be able to conrol my dreams an what i did in them it would be awesome and then just one whole week i didnt have a dream at all and then after that i never could control them again im gonna go to bed now and try and do some ****.