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Author Topic: OBE or extremely realistic lucid dream?  (Read 1587 times)
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« on: January 04, 2015, 01:26:24 »

Hey everyone, I'm back again with another question. I think I might have finally done it, even if it only lasted a mere twenty seconds! However, I'm having a bit of trouble discerning between whether or not I actually did succeed in leaving my body, or if I just experienced an extremely realistic lucid dream. Let me give you the details.

I had an alarm set for 2:30 am, because this time frame seems to work the best for me when I'm trying to AP. I had my headphones plugged into my phone and was listening to a relaxing video, but forgot to remove them and ended up not hearing my alarm go off, despite all the reminders I gave myself to take them out. I woke up at about 4:30, and realized that I had probably missed my chance, but I decided that because I was already up I would try anyways. I was lying on my side (My usual sleeping position) when my mind began to wander, and I found myself in a dream in which I was staring at my reflection in a pool of water. Behind me there was another pool filled with what appeared to be lava. For some reason I felt compelled to stick my head into the water, and crouched down to do so, when I fell in. Suddenly I felt as if I had woken up and my body was floating in water. I very slowly rotated to my left and fell off the side of my bed, thinking that my physical body had hit the floor. Everything was dark, so I decided not to look back at my bed and instead crawled to my bedroom door, and sat for a moment. Then, a split second later I was lying in bed, staring up at my nightstand and feeling extremely confused. Hadn't I just been sitting by my door? It took me about two minutes to figure out what had happened, and I came to the conclusion that I had either finally had an OBE, or experienced a very realistic lucid dream.

Could anyone possibly assist me in solving this mystery? I could probably give you more details if what I have written above isn't enough. Thank you so much in advance, and I am very grateful for how helpful everyone on this site had been!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 06:47:39 »

If it was that real you were convinced at being by the door then it has the hallmarks of being a false awakening. These are projections and they're that real you can get very confused by them. They can last for some time too. I walked a mile in one and realised things went pear shaped when I was running at 40mph after a bus. I woke up in bed again and was astounded by the experience. You'll get many of these over time and they still catch you out.
You did it, welcome to the other side.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 06:47:39 »

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 08:06:53 »

Yay, I finally did it! Thanks for clearing things up for me. Even if it felt extremely short I'm glad it happened. I'm going to try again tonight, hopefully my alarm goes off at the proper time!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 15:23:27 »

Since everything you experience is 'real' in a way, there is no such thing as an UN-realistic lucid dream.  wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 07:39:22 »

In my humble opinion, a truly conscious OOBE is such an intense and mind-blowing experience that the veracity of the experience itself will/can never leave you wondering whether it was real or not.
So I'm going with 'Lucid Dream' for $300.

I personally don't see the point of people relating their dreams play by play, given the fact that if the dreams contain ANY significance whatsoever within them, the only person capable of unraveling their meaning would be the dreamer him/herself. Sure, certain generalizations about dream symbology can be made, but the personal variables are so vast as to render the attempt of having outsiders try to interpret other people's dreams completely useless.
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