Lucid Dreaming – Why are people afraid of this?
Published on Sunday, July 8th, 2012 at 12:49 pm and is filed under Dream Interpretation
What scares us in lucid dreams?
Lucid dreaming is able to see literally every sane person. Then why so few of us are “lucid dreamers”? Why, when someone talks about his experience in managing dreaming, they are looking at him as a crank or worse, as the mentally ill? The fact is that, first, about lucid dreaming in general and about their ability a few know, and secondly, there are the lucky ones who have experienced lucid dreams without even knowing what it is, they usually do not tell anyone about their experiences because of fear of being branded as lunatics. Oh yeah, I forgot, there is the “third” – people who once lived through lucid dreams, fear and often do not develop into a dreamlike power. Why do people give up trying to go in the world of lucid dreaming? What are the reasons?
1. Sleep paralysis.
This phenomenon of sleep paralysis occurs in a phase of REM-sleep (in a phase of rapid movements of the eyeballs). In this state, all muscles are blocked except the heart, respiratory and eye ones. Why did the first two groups of muscles are not paralyzed, I think, is clear, otherwise death occurred in a dream. Eye muscles are moving, as the movements of the eyes can not cause any harm. If the phase-REM sleep paralysis would not be, then we would sleep during such erratic movements made by the whole body, as in epilepsy or convulsions, thereby causing harm to ourselves and inconvenience to others. When we sleep soundly, sleep paralysis occurs and goes unnoticed, but in lucid dreams, we clearly perceive it. Dear readers, perhaps, with each of you this happened: you’re dreaming , you want to wake up, you make a huge effort of will trying to open your eyes, trying to move as if to throw off the shackles, with some understanding that this is a dream? If the situation seems familiar, then you already have some idea of sleep paralysis.
2. Fear not wake up.
To trace the roots of this fear, let’s look at some of the theory of lucid dreams. According to the theory of V. Zeland (Transurfing theory), while lucid dreaming, soul departs from the body and travels in space. All space Zealand introduced as a “field – the space of options.” It is divided into sectors: realized and unrealized. Imagine that the space of options is a chess board. So, the white cells – implemented by the sector, that is what has ever been or is now in the world. Black cells – unsold space sector options, that is what hasn’t happened, what might happen in the world. Zeland suggests that, if during lucid dreaming a soul gets to the “white cell sector,” that is in the implemented options, a person will die or sleep, or materialize in another dimension, in other words, goes missing.
According to another theory, during lucid dreams nothing flies of the body, and a dream to order is the product of the brain, consciousness itself, that is, we can see what we ourselves write out in our own head. Then, respectively, in general there is no danger to not wake up.
According to the theory of C. Castaneda and his followers, in a lucid dream our energy field travels through uncharted worlds, and, consequently, the risk of not waking up in this case is reduced to zero.
There are several theories according to which under lucid dreaming our subtle energy bodies are separated from the material, physical body travel through the vast expanses of the universe. Here, the risk of death or disappearance during sleep because of lucid dreaming is reduced to zero.
A correct theory is likely to not exist, but if you do not allow the probability of death in a lucid dream, it will not happen, that is, everything will be according to your expectations. At the very least, I have never heard of one case.
3. Fear of psychological dependence.
If you are a mentally healthy person with more or less stable nervous system, if your life is not like a waking hell, it is unlikely you will want to never go out of conscious sleep. Moreover, it is very difficult and requires great skill to stay there all night. Rumor has it that lucid dreaming is much chic any computer game, and they say, even stronger than any drug. Since I do not dabble in games, and drugs-God forbid, except to say that lucid dreaming is a million times safer chemicals and all psychoactive drugs escape from reality. Moreover, they help to make a reality brighter, but not go away from reality.
4. Fear not to sleep.
This aspect is also specified. Again, that this fear is not founded, because at the time of lucid dreaming, your brain just rests, and if in a dream you were carrying bricks and worked up a sweat, then you wake up fresh and cheerful, in high spirits and with tremendous amount of energy.