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Lucid Dreaming/OBEs

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Lucid Dreaming/OBEs

Postby Moth » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:24 am

Anyone have any experience with this? If I meditate in bed and fall asleep sometimes I have the experience of being in my room, outside of my body. While I'm in this state I can move through the house, fly, float through walls, etc. It's pretty fun but it usually only lasts a few minutes, then I wake up.
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Postby Kenshou » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:45 am

Never had an "OBE" type experience, but I naturally get lucid dreams now and again, more commonly when I've been meditating more, it seems. I've found myself spontaneously meditating in dreams sometimes.

When I have lucid dreams, I often find myself jumping around in slow motion. Though I may be aware of the situation, for whatever reason I just don't consider doing anything else. Pretty silly.

And relatedly I do get sleep paralysis sometimes (), but much less lately. A pretty weird way to get up in the morning.

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Re: Lucid Dreaming/OBEs

Postby Moggalana » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:53 am

Hi Moth,

you might find this interesting: http://www.mengstupiditis.com/2009/05/m ... ongey.html

My own dreams often seem to be in a state of 'semi-lucidity', meaning that 'something' is watching the dream but not completely lucid about the fact that it's just a dream. There was, however, one dream where I became completely aware of the fact that I was just dreaming, and that feeling was accompanied by great joy and bliss. It was quite an interesting experience. I had some freedom of choice but could not control the dream state fully. For example, my dream body was able to walk through a glass door but got stuck while trying to walk through a concrete wall. I could jump into the air and hover a couple of meters above the ground but got pulled back when I was trying to really fly away.
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Re: Lucid Dreaming/OBEs

Postby effort » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:20 am

how about the feeling of falling after get paralyzed before fall asleep? you experiment that?

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Re: Lucid Dreaming/OBEs

Postby octathlon » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:36 pm

I used to have them every single night, for years. I got sick of it and finally managed to make it stop. The lucid dreams--"waking up" during a dream-- are OK (often truely blissful!) if you keep it going as a dream (if you look too closely the dream disappears and you are left in the state that people call OBE; if you get caught up in the dream it turns back into a normal non-lucid dream). What I really got sick of was every time as I would fall asleep, a part of my mind stayed "awake" and brought on the "OBE" state which I usually found very unpleasant.

Lately I have been wondering about something. [crazy alert] Since then (as far as I remember) I always have a song or tune running through my mind, all the time except when I am concentrating on something else like working, talking, reading, etc. If I am just sitting around, or taking a walk, it is there, and I have to deliberately concentrate on something else to turn it off. This drives me crazy. What I am wondering is, is this the way I managed to stop the "OBE" stuff? I wonder if this constant mental process is keeping that mental state at bay... Or could it be a form of OCD? Other than the mental jukebox I have no other issues of that kind [/crazy alert].

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Re: Lucid Dreaming/OBEs

Postby Zach1 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:13 pm

Lucid dreaming is relatively easy to do. Here's link if you don't already know how to become lucid http://www.dreamviews.com/section/induc ... niques-12/

From my experience it has been very insightful. Everyone dreams whats wrong with being aware in them?

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Re: Lucid Dreaming/OBEs

Postby 123ertyy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:36 am

Yeah i came across these OBE's and stuff but i have to say that its just a distraction for a meditator... I think you already know the bad side of this... (negative entities?) yes there are sometimes that you may also get hurt while OBE'ing... so just try to keep up with good work meditating, if you reach 4th jhana, you could just get rid of all the causes of life and eventually get in to Nirvana.

So just dont expect to have OBE's.... there are people who gets addicted to it and, it will lose some valuable time for you.

Again, Keep up the good work.
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