Lucid Dreaming. How Can You Tell if You’re Dreaming or Not?

It’s it real? Is it a dream? You just can’t tell if you’re dreaming or not but I have a trick to share with you that will help you out. I saw an article on Facebook this morning and decided that it would be the perfect topic for today’s story. Lucid Dreaming.


Lucid Dreaming is a huge topic and entertaining to read how people define it. Just a FYI, if you find a website that tells you to take certain pills or vitamins to lucid dream, click away, it’s crap. You don’t need any pills to get you dreaming. The best way is to just think it via a quick meditation before you go to sleep. Either it’s going to happen or it’s not, you can’t force it only think it along.

I’ve been a lucid dreamer for most of my life oh and I’ll be 53 in July so that’s a lot of dreaming. The cool part of this type of dreaming, for those of you who have not yet experienced them, is that they are so. very. real. that you cannot tell if you’re dreaming or not. This will be scary or it will be really cool. For me, most of these rides have been scary to say the least. You can read about one of my dreams here.

Some of the dreams where weird things happen and you find yourself flying, yes you know instantly it’s a dream. However, I know that there are some dreams that I just cannot tell the difference between the dream or reality. But – I do have a tip to help out.

A phone. I cannot dial a phone in a dream. The numbers just can’t get in sequence and the phone never connects. So, even as recently as earlier this year, I had a really bad dream and I reached for my cell phone to call 911 – [note: even in my dream I knew I was in trouble and needed to dial for help] and it just didn’t work. I dialed over and over again until the switch came on and I  realized I was in a lucid dream. Once I realized I was dreaming, I woke up. This is HUGE. You need to find your “safe word” so to speak. It took me many years to realize this but with a lifetime of LD ahead of me, I can rest easy now. I’ll never travel without a phone.

One of the most frightening parts of a LD is paralysis. This will happen either in the start or as you come out of your dream. You will not be able to move at one point and its ‘s terrifying as hell and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it other than just ride it out. So breath because the only thing you’ll be able to move is your lungs and your eyes. Did I say this was scary? You’ve been warned.

These dreams can develop into time travel dreams and I’ll talk about that in another post but it’s a really cool and extremely rare assurance. I had several time travel dreams and like any dream, some were scary and some were amazing. You cannot preset your dream sequence BUT you can try by thinking about certain topics before you drift off to sleep. For me, I can ether think it or it just happens.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Lucid Dreaming. Not many people do this so if you find someone who has a lot of experience as a lucid dreamer, pick their brains.

4 thoughts on “Lucid Dreaming. How Can You Tell if You’re Dreaming or Not?

    • It’s hard sometimes but the dreams that you can control or just being aware that you’re dreaming are more than likely a lucid dream. Next time, take control in your dream and change or do something. Keep in mind, you can’t get hurt because it’s just a dream.

  1. Fun isn’t it? I have total control over these lucid dreams. I can make decisions; live in the dream; feel it and watch it at the same time. That is what AA Jophiel calls it; “living in the dream.” I can do this for extended periods of time. From what I understand that is real; this is not.

    • Well that’s how you know it’s a Lucid Dream, when you have control and KNOW it’s a dream. It just gets scary when you’re having a dream and it’s so real that you don’t know you’re dreaming.

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