We are so used to seeing our reality as it is and believing it. Not questioning it, and just accepting it as true. So much so that when it happens in our dreams and all sorts of things are going crazy, we just keep on accepting it and dealing with it the best we can.
I can’t say off the top of my head if the craziest things that have ever happened to me have been in dreams or reality.
I guess it’s fair to say, that both provide a lot of excitement, whether it be positive or negative for us.
I used to try lucid dreaming and part of that training is to always question your reality. You have to do a few things in order to understand if you are in a dream or if you are awake. In dreams you can’t read digital clocks, or fine print very well, you can’t switch lights on and off. It’s weird, but it’s true. I have tried to switch lights on and of in dreams repeatedly, and you can’t do it. (Try it!)
The thing is to be able to try it you have to do it all the time. In your waking life and in your dreaming life. Do it when you are awake so much so that it engrains into you, like a habit, or trait. And then you can realize when you are dreaming, and become conscious in your dream.
Now, that doesn’t guarantee that you will remember what you do from that point on, or that you won’t get so excited about being conscious in your dream, that you actually wake yourself up, but it’s a good start. And from there you just practice, and you write. You keep a journal next to your bed, and you write it down as soon as you wake up from the dream. Some people even set a timer or alarm, to wake them up. I think the optimal time is