Are You Dreaming? Test It Now! (although If You're Dreaming Then I Have a Real Crisis On My Hands)

 

Things to do when the world seems a little crazy, or even slightly crazy. Lucid dreaming has changed my perspective ever since I stumbled across it years ago, these days I naturally click whenever reality seems a little inconsistent.

For those of you that think there is any weight in Quantum Theory, a world where perception is crucial to perceived reality (Oxymoron is it not?) then you would be interested in the true reality of perception and belief. For what reality is more based on your beliefs then the one you create in your dreams?

 

If you are dreaming, and you do these things, you are likely to realize that you are dreaming, what you do then is your choice…

 

1)       Hold your nostrils closed and attempt to breath through them. If you are in the real world, you will not exhale through closed nostrils-so quickly look like you were only scratching. In the dream world you will feel a regular exhalation pass through your seemingly closed fingers…only they are not your fingers at all…they’re your dream fingers, and dream fingers cannot hold shut a physical nose. So, if you can breath through seemingly closed airways, you are dreaming, Calm down, tell yourself you will remember this when you wake up, and start exploring.

 

2)       Look at your watch, note the time, look away, look back at your watch and compare time. Has it changed dramatically, is there a few new buttons or some interesting additions to the watch you remember? If the time is consistent, and your watch appears normal, then you are awake…But: If your watch is unusual in appearance (Sometimes looking like a mini-computer or complex machine on the wrist, or with extra hands and numbers on analogue) or the time changes dramatically when you look and look again, you are dreaming, Calm down,  tell yourself you will remember this when you wake up, and start exploring.

 

3)       Read something, look away, read again. Has the composition shifted into a completely different arrangement of words, try reading a line, then the line after, and see if the words seem to re-write themselves in your peripheral. The Human brain does not have enough random memory to keep the whole environment completely consistent, so you will find that any text you read…be it signs, books, magazines (Definitely look at a magazine if you get a chance) will change every time you try to read them. If the text is constant, your in the real world. If the text changes, you are dreaming, Calm down, tell yourself you will remember this when you wake up, and start exploring.

 

4)       Poke your finger through your palm, does it pass through? Try counting your fingers without looking at them, how many? As many as you expect? Try pushing hard into a wall, do your hands pass into the wall as if it were soft and gooey? If not, you’re in real world, if so you are dreaming, Calm down, tell yourself you will remember this when you wake up, and start exploring.

 

5)       Think about how you got to where you are right this moment. Dreams are short episodes with a beginning prior to which there is no memory. If you are in Afghanistan, but you live in small town America, then you are likely to be dreaming (Unless you are in the army). If you are in an old house, somewhere you have not been for a long time, in a strange situation…and if you cannot recall how you came to be in this place, then do a proper check to ensure you are not suffering temporary short term memory loss, and then if you’re dreaming, calm down,  tell yourself you will remember this when you wake up, and start exploring.

 

Those are the reality checks I use to test my surroundings whenever things seem a little wacky, with practice, you will be doing these a few times a day until eventually you do the test in your dream. That’s all it takes to secure the best virtual reality you can get for free, anyone can Lucid Dream with practice. Join me in the dream-realm.

smebro smebro
22-25, M
Jul 9, 2007