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    How do you awaken from them? I've been lucid dreaming for a while now and even though I am able to do certain things because of the awareness I have that I'm dreaming, I can't seem to wake up at will. Any other lucid dreamers with advice?
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    Is that kind of like that sleep paralysis thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Is that kind of like that sleep paralysis thing?
    No, it's when you're dreaming and you're aware that you're dreaming and because you're aware, you can guide yourself through the dream, create any kind of (dream)world that you want to, rather than just lying there dreaming with no control over what happens. But at some point you might want to wake up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clueless View Post
    No, it's when you're dreaming and you're aware that you're dreaming and because you're aware, you can guide yourself through the dream, create any kind of (dream)world that you want to, rather than just lying there dreaming with no control over what happens. But at some point you might want to wake up.
    Wow I have never had that before. I've heard people tell me about having this sort of thing, though. I imagine that it would be fairly difficult to force yourself to wake up in that circumstance.
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    I have very vivid, lifelike dreams with some frequency (almost any time I get more than 8 hours of sleep or so). As to lucidity, it's more rare, but there are times when I know I am dreaming while in the dream state, and it seems that I behave in ways that I cannot/will not while awake. Interesting, to say the least.
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    Why do you want to wake up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Why do you want to wake up?
    What is the point of subconsciousness without consciousness, and vice versa?
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    Giving myself motivation to wake up usually works. I tell myself waking up will allow a good dream to become reality.

    This is somewhat true actually, because I perceive it as reality while dreaming, and if I wake up, I will have that memory.

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    I've had some pretty vivid dreams where I've had some control. The control was more in forcing sense into things, though, rather than a whole lot of control...

    and I couldn't wake myself up. It's pretty scary. *watches thread for advice*
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    Advice: Make yourself do something that will startle you into waking up, basically convert your lucid dream to a nightmare at will lol, sounds bad but i'm sure it will work.

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