Have you ever seen yourself in a dream? This could be either of these aspects: seeing yourself in a mirror, window, or glass; seeing yourself as another person looking on.
Growing up, I remember having a lot of dreams where I would see myself in a dream. As far as I can remember, none of them were lucid, but I can still play back dreams I had when I was in elementary school like a movie I watched yesterday.
Specifically, in one particular dream, I was a mermaid. In the beginning, I was the mermaid (for the record I was a "land-mermaid" in which I had a tail and such, but I was walking on land), talking with two mermaid friends while walking down a sidewalk. Somewhere along the way, I switched to then, being a fourth person. I could see myself, looking exactly as I did at that time in real life, and the two original mermaid friends. It was weird because 1) we were coming out of a gas tank on the side of the car, genie style with our tails inside the tank (I am not sure if I can give any more of a visual expression, other than imagine Genie from Aladdin and remember how he was big at the waist and above, but got smaller like a tornado at the lower body and into his lamp...) and 2) I remember thinking in the dream that I was seeing myself. It wasn't like I was actually someone else seeing me as another person; instead it was me seeing myself... It was crazy...
The night before last I also had a dream where I saw myself in a rear-view mirror. It wasn't the first time I have seen my reflection in a dream. Usually I look really distorted or not like myself. Nothing was different in this dream; I looked different in many ways and I realized it in the dream, but unfortunately it didn't lead to lucidity.
So... have you ever experienced either of these two situations while dreaming? If so, were you able to develop lucidity?
I usually see myself in dreams, or should I say watch myself. Sometimes in the dream I am in my body looking out like normal and then it shifts and I get the full view. I don't think that I have seen a reflection of myself but I will look for it. Honestly, probably like 45% of my dreams are lucid. I usually start changing things or choose to continue it near the end of my dream cycle. I remember dreams from growing up too. They were intense enough to leave a lasting impresssion. I also have dreams that reoccur, or somewhat reoccur. Like for instance, I dream of certain homes or apartments that I used to live in. I know that it symbolizes certain emotions or letting things go. This one apt always came up and I would always return to shift through or go through things that were left in the attic. It got to the point where I would return and there was no longer anything to go through. It was great. Then there was a secret doorway that connected myself to a neighboring apt. That too was symbolic of the fact that my neighbor led me to my husband and the path I am now on. We are still friends and he definitaly effected my life in a positive way. Sometimes I plant in the garden in front of the apt too.. I have not dreamed of the apt for some time but I am sure it will come up again. I have never been religious but there is a really intense dream that I had when I was 4 or 5 that I could relay detail by detail. I have a lot of dream activity and have some pretty crazy dreams every night. The other night I was kidnapped to London and can still taste the stinky cheese I was served. I also always dream in color. Do most others dream in color?? Do other people use their senses in dreams, taste, touch, smell, and if so, what were they? I find dream activity very interesting!! Have a great day!!
Yes, I have this happen a lot.
In many dreams I tend to float above myself and watch as if watching a movie play out, where I can direct how things go, change the direction when I feel the desire to (in those lucid moments).
I will also spend time switching views between being in my body and being above or in front. I take the liberty to move about where I want to view the dream.
I don't remember ever looking at my reflection though. That's an interesting experience!
I've had dreams where the point of view is me watching myself, if that makes sense. I had one recently where I was watching myself then I went through a door and when I came out on the other side I was a man and I continued my dream that way.