Dear Ursula Voss, PhD,1 Romain Holzmann, Dr,2 Inka Tuin, MD,3 and J. Allan Hobson, MD4 :
I am astonished by your description in your article regarding lucid dreaming Lucid Dreaming: A State of Consciousness with Features of Both Waking and Non-Lucid Dreaming because it was exactly what I was looking for to learn. I wanted to learn the process of lucid dreaming and what the side effects or what it could cause to happen to a person.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is "Subjects often succeed in becoming lucid when they tell themselves, before going to sleep, to recognize that they are dreaming by noticing the bizarre events of the dream". I think this is astonishing because how can you force yourself to be aware when your dreaming if your suppose to be sleeping. Then this brings up the question what is your mind doing when your asleep.
Another sentence that shocked me was "Because lucidity can be self-induced, it constitutes not only an opportunity to study the brain basis of conscious states but also demonstrates how a voluntary intervention can change those states." This stood out for me because it shows how by being aware when your dreaming can reveal subcontious issues you may have or it could possibly reveal something about yourself.
Your article reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was dreaming and I mostly aware of what was going on. Except I just believe I am remembering it but I was not really aware. It didnt seem like it was a lucid dream yet at the same time the dream was extremely clear.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I would like to learn more about this topic of Lucid dreaming. I would like to learn to lucid dream on a daily basis to reveal things about myself that I dont already know