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myouh
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

there are two things that still frighten me a little about Lucid Dreaming...
I would like to know what you think about them.

First, is it possible to have a frightening LD, in wich you know you are dreaming, but still can't control the dream, can't avoid thinking about bad things, that will consequently start appearing? have anyone of you experienced such a thing?

maybe your answer will be "just quit the dream, since you know you're just dreamin", this will lead to my second question...

do you experience sleep paralysis after a Lucid Dream...
1) if the dreams fades out by itself.
2) if you chose to abrubtly get ou of the dream and wake.
3) or never.

(I have a read somewhere that having a Lucid Dream increases the chances of experiencing a SP just after it ends)


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Personally, I┤ve never experienced anything of the like. I can┤t remember any LD scaring me even though my amount of control isn┤t usually the best and as for SP: Hm... I think it partly occurs when I┤m WILDing but I┤ve never had a moment where I experienced it as threatening.
So, might be different individually of course but I┤d say just don┤t give the frightening stuff too much thought. smile


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

I have felt fear in a LD. Can really only remember one time. But it's no big deal, you shouldn't worry.
They say that you are more likely to experience SP if you practise lucid dreaming. I think that's true, because you are practising awareness, and it is actually called "awareness during sleep paralysis". I have personally experienced things where I might have been paralysed after waking up, but I didn't try to move, and there was nothing unpleasant about it.
So you shouldn't worry about this at all really. If something scary happens, it is only a scare. Maybe you'll think it's a fun thrill! Also, you'll have a story to tell.


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

I think of frightening things all the time within LDs and sometimes they manifest. The thing is to keep cool and be prepared with creativity as your weapon to keep you out of the scary stuff... and if you do end up having a nightmare... well, sith happens and hopefully it'll fade with time. neutral

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

I've never been scared in an LD, the worst one was I was being chased by the government or something, but I dont think I was scared.

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

If something scary is in a dream, you probably know it can't hurt you. Unless your afraid it actually will hurt but not in RL and so you DO feel pain.....if you expect it, still, it can't hurt YOU. Think it won't/can't hurt you, it won't.(weird example of pain will be fit in spoiler)

Majority of this doesn't have to do with pain...and they had a harder time since they weren't lucid. It won't hurt for you if you are lucid. Not unless you believe it will hurt/want and believe it will hurt.

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SP is nothing. I sort of enjoyed my first experience. draait Don't worry



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PostPosted: Sun 27 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

I only remember one LD (Well, it started out as lucid) that was frightening because i thought i was trapped in the dream and couldn't wake myself up. If my lucidity had been stronger, my thinking wouldn't have been so muddled and then i would have felt completely safe.

Generally I find ND's much scarier because you're not aware of what's happening and dreams do like to exagerate fear.

I've hardly ever had SP. One or two times it was very scary but since reading loads about it and trying to deliberately induce SP, the experience got easier to cope with. So i really think it's something you should persevere with.


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PostPosted: Fri 09 May, 2008  Reply with quote

in my experience, scary occurances in LD's are less scary than normal nightmares. this is because i am able to take the attitude, "oh for goodness sake. it's only a dream." and just 'walk out' of the situation. or say i'm having a bad dream where i'm say balanced on a really high up place, and afraid to fall, i'll just jump off, and most likely end up having an FA. :O)

i have sleep paralysis probably almost every time i get to lie-in... and it's never a problem. i'm never able to become lucid during my sleep paralysis though, they tend to be brief and frustrating, but not scary or anything.


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PostPosted: Sun 11 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Things that scare you in Lucid dreams DO occur. But you've just got to relax, they can't hurt you... I know its difficult to explain as it must terrify you at the time but; the more you KNOW that it can't hurt you, the more relaxed you'll become.

Also, I lucid dream almost every night; I have NEVER experienced Sleep Paralysis...


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PostPosted: Sun 11 May, 2008  Reply with quote

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First, is it possible to have a frightening LD, in wich you know you are dreaming, but still can't control the dream, can't avoid thinking about bad things, that will consequently start appearing? have anyone of you experienced such a thing


There have been many times in which this has happened to me on low level lucid dreams, once you realise its a dream fully, you can embrace your fear and concour it and i tell you what, it is one of the most special things you can do inside a ld. You will, most of the time, receive a special gift, let it be music, a wonderful dream sence, love of your life etc etc anything you can imagine, i have had some wonderful random experinces.Even though it can be scary, it can also be one of your most rewarding lucid dreams.

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do you experience sleep paralysis after a Lucid Dream...
1) if the dreams fades out by itself.
2) if you chose to abrubtly get ou of the dream and wake.
3) or never.


1 & 2

but it doesnt last long and once you realise how to get out of it it can last as little as a few seconds. Its nothing to be scared of infact, if you are stressed up and high strung like me it is going to be an awesome experience, you will be relaxed!

If you learn to like SP, which wont take long, you will find lucid dreaming a lot eaiser through WILD, and also if you wake up and feel SP you can use it as a gate way back into LD.

Good Luck

Rich



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