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Different In-Dream Perspectives

Of all the commercially available publications with various theories and usually only highly erroneous concepts regarding dreams (relative to my own life, of course), I have not read that much on different in-dream perspectives of which there are many. If I were to go into all of them, it would take too many pages, but I will address some more common ones.

Some dreams have transitions from one perspective to another. A common one for me seems to be going from being fully in-body (with all the "realistic" weight, size orientation, and momentum) to seeing oneself just outside of oneself (usually from being seemingly disembodied and to the right of the visible self). This seems to be the reversal of going into a dream; that is, being fully conscious and then vaguely "seeing yourself" in thought prior to being fully "in" the setting in three-dimensions.

Obviously, my favorite perspective (in non-problematic scenarios) is being fully in-body other than when I am "too" lucid and am somewhat concerned about where my sleeping body is. In such cases, my breathing is usually automatically correct and not problematic although I do sometimes feel concern about my mouth possibly being covered (by a pillow or edge of the pillowcase) while in the full lucid state. The most common features of the highest lucidity are "cool" fire, water, and vivid "timelessness" in which the very atoms seem "slowed down" where you can almost sense their positions - similar to the nuances of a mirage (especially of the type ahead on the road during a hot day) but more complex. The two most common features in my dreams are fire and water - both usually generating feelings of bliss, but sometimes with different "behavior" than in reality.

The most common perspective when I was under four was being disembodied and floating and flying around, often "crashing" back into my body with a very clear focus of the momentum seeming like some sort of magnetic force. I believe that flying dreams being more common in toddlers in general is due to the real-life association with being carried around by an adult much of the time. Sometimes I have perceived myself as a flying "orb", though other times just a disembodied but fully aware presence that sweeps in and out of different locations.

Being disembodied does not always seem exactly like just being an observer. In that case, it seems you are at the scene but only "invisible" and otherwise shaped like your physical self. I have had dreams where some characters could see me and others could not. There is also the usual phasing in and out of different dream environments (for example so that mosquitoes cannot bite me), and I sometimes "flee" a potentially dangerous scenario in my "orb" form by rising up and out of "my" body, which oddly sometimes seems to be an unknown character that is not like me at all.

There are also various shape-shifting perspectives. My most common at one time was being a panther, but sometimes size-orientation is also implemented as I once "became sea foam" for what seemed like years in-dream (to hide from an enemy until he was too old to chase me any more). I have also become a house, a bus, and other unusual features in-dream, even a tree (sometimes willingly, sometimes not).

The various types of lucid dream entry are also a thing to consider. Sometimes I am in a state where certain fictional environmental features are blended in with the real location I am in, but each is equally discernible. In one of years ago, the actual wall (to the outside) vanished in-dream and I walked out of the house setting from there. As I have said, a lot of what happens in dreams is related to dream transitions themselves and without waking-life-related symbolism, something that seems to be lost on a lot of (supposed) "researchers" as well as "dream dictionary" scam artists, which is odd, because again, the dream itself indicates the transition rather directly (such as an elevator going up meaning you are waking up - at least it is one of my "triggers"). The wall disappearing was an indication of the dream itself unfolding and "freeing" my conscious focus - without any other "interpretation" (obscure interpretation being an overused habit, especially since many layers are often literally or visually precognitive, including as composites of otherwise unrelated foreshadowing, with no symbolism implied).

With more notes on the dream scenario itself making the transition from sleeping to wakefulness, such examples have often been discovered to be relative to the rising of the sun (or in some cases, when sunlight is more dominant in a room) - which makes a lot of sense from the cellular level. There are several hundred of these layers I have not fully looked at. It is probably not the rule, but does seem an intriguing type of stage; for example, as I have mentioned often before in my original journals as a child and young teen; a vampire bat into a large (and nonthreatening) moth, bones into plant roots, bones into plastic picnic forks, human remains into a mannikin, a lion into a (nonthreatening) dog, a pack of vicious dogs into only a poster put up over the doorway (with a cassette playing the barking audio), a coffin into a toy chest, an alien spacecraft into an airplane, a morgue with drawers for human remains into a post office wall with drawers, and on and on, every single one of these transitions being an indication of going from a more eerie concept to a more mundane focus, almost like going from the nature of darkness or unlikelihood into waking realization as the sun rises.

From being disembodied and flying around as an "orb", being "someone else" (quite rare for me in the long run), or being oneself but only as an observer, or physically flying around in-body, or otherwise being fully in-body and breathing (with all the momentum and weight that comes with real life), to creating the dream at the same time you are experiencing it (or sometimes in my case, "coasting" from a longer photo-projection meditation until I am so blissed out I can barely walk anyway), to being just outside oneself in experiencing the dream (usually in less-vivid non-lucid dreams), to many more states of perspective including various types of hypnagogia (which come at various speeds and depths), dreams cannot really be pigeonholed into one "thing" or just one type of "event" as many people seem to try to do (especially in having two or more dreams at the same time, which is less common). Some have meaning, some do not, and many are literal, and some with composites of where you will be in ten years or even fifty as I have discovered so often (but still without a real understanding of how it is possible other than time itself not being linear). Different types of dreams are as different from each other as particular parts of the body are from each other and every time someone begins a sentence with "dreams are" (including myself in my own writing) I cringe and instigate a facepalm; thus they must be approached in different ways each time. With all the research I have done in my own path, I still have far to go even though the biggest mysteries have been resolved and authenticated. There are likely many layers (even from age three or so) that still may unfold or have additional connections, though I tend to believe, as I have already "lived my life" so to speak, the stages and fixed continuous patterns are with less repercussions than when I was in early childhood.

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