Vanilla Sky -or- Lucid Dreams

Greg, 17

Mr. Hagen; Thank you for such a quick response. The lucid dreaming information you could send would be very helpful if possible!

As for a dream, I don't know how much you need to interpret but I often dream of something and what would normally be a simple task causes me to wake up. Here's what I mean, sometimes I'll dream about playing basketball, and everything is normal but then someone will throw the ball to me for a pass but instead of catching it, I think it hits me and I flinch and wake up. The same idea happens for any sport too, but I only play football for the school. So basically, I'll be dreaming about doing some every day task, but then at no paticular point, something that would normally be easy to do, physically "hits me" and I wake up. If you need something more than that, just let me know, thanks!

Mr Hagen's Reply; Lucid Dreaming -or- Visiting your Family Physician

Lucid dreaming is a popular topic of public interest. In film we can find many examples of lucid dreaming, films such as the Matrix, Vanilla Sky, Inception and Avatar. Star Trek Voyager featured a number of episodes, one in which aliens psychologically captured the crew and held them in a collective dream world, the other where a computer generated character would not allow anyone to leave the virtual reality simulation, threatening anyone who tried with death. Stephen LaBerge is one of the best authorities on lucid dreaming. You can also find other interpretations posted at the International Institute for Dream Research (IIDR) about lucid dreaming Consciousness Raising Industry and What is Hypereality?
Now to your dream; your motor functions in the dream (doing sports) appear uncoordinated. This is not a dream that I usually see. From a psychological perspective, it could mean fear of failure, however I believe that it might be prudent to get yourself checked out by your family physician to rule out any organic causes. Another dream sent to the IIDR The Living Dead deals with a sleep disorder called sleep paralysis.
Hope these thoughts are of help, if you need more just let me know. 

Mark H 

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