Twilight to Dusk

United States
April 8, 2009 8:03pm CST
There is an old saying "It is always darkest before dawn", and it seems this way with our dreamland hours. During this part our time is when we can learn to lucid dream, and at times enter into those deeper states of meditation without truly sleeping. In this case, I want to focus on lucid dreaming, and the things connected at this in-between stage. We've all done it, even if we weren't aware. We are sitting comfortably in our garden and begin to doze, but somehow have the full world in our mind that we believe we are awake. We've had those moments when in the middle of a very good dream that we hear a child crying that we cannot locate, or hear an annoying deafening alarm that we cannot seem to find a way to turn off in the dreamworld. We wake to the sound of our child crying out for us, or the alarm forcing us into reality. We've all experienced those lucid dreams in which we suddenly make ourself fly, overcome an obstacle, or do something that makes us now an active part of our dream world, rather then the observer. I've had my share of both, and some repetetive. I've had experiences in which I run through the same scenario in my home until I finally at last wake up. I've had dreams where something odd was making a crying sound, something that shouldn't be, only to awake to my daughter crying for a diaper change and bottle. I've also had those dreams in which I figure out I'm dreaming and force myself to fly. I always find those dreams the most interesting. Just the other night I had a dream in which I was attacked by a rather large monster looking guy (ok, a cross between Meatloaf and Jack Black-but that says enough lol), when I suddenly became aware of the dream I used what I had learned in martial arts that week within my dream. Have you experienced these twilight to dusk experiences? Have you experienced a lucid dream? Do you have good techniques you'd like to share to help others learn to lucid dream? Namaste-Anora
2 responses
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
11 Apr 09
I have experienced a lucid dream just a few weeks. It was the first lucid dream I have ever had and it was a wild experience. I have not had one since so I can not say what factors brought it on. The dream was totally out of the blue and I don't think it reached it's full potential. It was a strange experience indeed, knowing I could control the dream and the fact that I was aware that I was dreaming. It is definitely something I want to do again and I have been reading up on it. I do hope others have some techniques to share in the discussion.
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• United States
14 Apr 09
Thanks for taking the time to respond. Sorry it took me so long to respond back. I hope that others will come to this thread as well and give some pointers, because even though I'm been working with it for a few years, I'm not an adept at it. I've read a few articles here and there. I do use a dream journal though to keep track of dreams to help me find recurrent themes and so forth. Namaste-Anora
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
11 Apr 09
Hi Anora! I dream all time. As soon as my head hits the pillow until I wake up in the morning it seems. I really don't have any techniques because I don't seem to have much control over them. I just kind of go with the flow..lol. I have forced myself awake though when things got a little out of hand.
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• United States
14 Apr 09
Jen- Thanks for the response. Yeah, sometimes I have those dreams that I have absolutely no control over, and just carry me away. They are like a good romance book! There those though that I've experienced which seem to be recurrent and that I need to take control over, so I've been working for a few years now on practicing becoming lucid so that I could follow out scenarios, be aware of what is there, etc. They generally seem to occur with dreams that are "bad" dreams that normally I'd wake from in a panic. Namaste-Anora