Saturday, February 28, 2015

Missing The Ground

Whether you're in control of your dream or not, lucid or dreaming passively, flight is still an amazing phenomenon. Everybody flies differently, and no method is any better or worse than the others.

Like A Bird...
Flap your wings or your ears to leave the ground. Some may sprout wings, some may transform into a bird, some may just wave their arms about.

Like A Plane...
Just spread your arms and go. Lift off, using your feet and arms to steer, and hands as spoilers. Depending on the level of technology in your dream, you might also be wearing a jet pack. Some people may need to get a running start, for others, just jumping may be sufficient.

Like A Fish...
In the dream world, air may behave like a fluid, and even when it doesn't, you can still swim through it. Go ahead and start paddling, there’s no one here to laugh, and if you are being watched, you might find your sort of flying is a common technique in this world.

Like A-laddin...
Sorry, bad joke; the things I do to try and keep a common theme. Just shake your head and move on. Magic may not be something you believe in, but remember, in the dream-world, anything is possible. From flying carpets to seven-league boots, and even animal familiars who will pick you up with their claws (frightening if everything stays a life-like size), you can fly through using a magical tool.

With a Harness and Saddle (or Bareback) on the Back of A...
Pegasi? Dragon? Roc? Your best friend who happens to have wings? Just be careful doing that last one “bareback,” those with dirty minds might interpret it as something else.

With Your Mind
This is my favorite. Just float. Lift yourself higher into the air mentally and up you go. Sometimes it helps to simultaneous imagine yourself looking down on the world as if your were ten feet tall and imagine yourself your actual height, though maybe that’s just too much work and unnecessary at that.

You can find my experiences with flight in dreams on DreamCollectier.

Have your own way of leaving the ground (without conventional methods of riding an airplane or hang gliding)? I’d love to hear about them. Comment away!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

After You've Woken Up

I've seen no conclusive evidence for reasoning why some people can easily remember their dreams and why others find it very difficult. I know that, very early in my dream studies, I found places stating that you can only remember a dream if you wake in the middle of it, but I've discovered through practice that's simply not true. While it's more difficult for me to remember dreams that I have not woken in the middle of, I can still occasionally get distinct and indistinct shapes, flavors, scents, and feelings from previous dreams. I have found that those dreams that I wake in the middle of are far more vivid than those that go uninterrupted, but that's not to say I have no recollection of them.

It is with all such discoveries of the dreaming experience that we must take carefully into consideration before accepting it as fact. The dream world is still too far beyond the reach of our sciences (though drawing closer every day) to actually be completely science.

Everybody has their own perceptions, experiences, and practices that very often will contradict what others have found that they themselves are capable of. I have done, and will continue to do, my very best in leaving aspects of the dreaming experience open to other options. I can only describe what I have learned through my own journeys in the hopes that you will make a journey of your own, and share it so that we all may benefit.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

On Forgetting The Elephant

Hypothetically it's possible, but unlikely: forgetting reality or losing sight of it, becoming so addicted to dreaming that reality is cast by the wayside, or that the dreaming world starts to become confused with the waking one.

Hypothetically possible, but unlikely.

It's very easy to find yourself preferring the dream world over the waking one, and the dream world is by nature more vivid than the waking world, once you train yourself to remember and see all of the details. That takes a lot of experience and training and practice, and with all that practice, you do learn control and better ways to differentiate between the waking and dreaming worlds.

Anyone who argues that Jared (yes, I'm bringing him back up again after all this time) lost track of the difference of reality and dream when he fired those shots is hiding from his possible insanity and delusions. If he was as practiced at dreaming as he claimed, he would be able to tell the difference.

Reality is a really big elephant, and it's not easy to forget.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

LD In The Media: Honda HR-V

There's a flood of misconceptions about dreaming and lucid dreaming that are often perpetuated by mass media, but not always. Sometimes they just get lucky, and sometimes they do their homework. I don't know which holds true for Honda Australia, but my highly critical eye finds no faults with their advertisement.

Reading about lucid dreaming before bedtime is none other than Waking-Induced Lucid Dreaming, and a common enough strategy for beginners.

While many new to the dream-scene might find their car displays nonsensical or non-functional, it doesn't hold true for everyone. The same goes for clockfaces, the printed word in books, even license plates.

Also, layered dreams are not fictional. While rare and often degrees more difficult to control, it is perfectly reasonable and possible. We haven't gotten to that topic yet on here, but I can promise you that it's coming.

Honda Australia gets the DreamC Seal of Approval, which is more than I can say for Inception.