Originally posted by lemon lime I had no idea you could train yourself to have lucid dreams, I assumed they just happened or they didn't happen. When I was in my late twenties I learned how to take a really good power nap. It always lasted about twenty minutes and when I came out of it I felt great. Turns out I was doing what the transcendental meditation people do. When I described wha ...[text shortened]... and that it was just a myth. For me this was true, my thoughts were causing those headaches. 🙂
Yeah, they even have devices with an LED by your eye that will flash when it detects REM, so when you see this in your dream it is supposed to cue you that you are dreaming.
I still occasionally get migraines, I used to think it was something in my diet causing these, but after several years, I still haven't narrowed it down. I do have them far less frequently now though, so it's altogether possible they were caused by anxiety.
Originally posted by ChessPraxis Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but most of the time it's something WAY different. 😕
I disagree. Most of the time, it IS just a cigar.
My question about Freud is, did he ever think about his theory that dreams were caused by the libido and why he smoked so many cigars? I suppose that's why he said that "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar". Good, way to CYA there, Sigmund. (BTW, it was Kipling who said "but a good cigar is a smoke", sometimes people think Freud said that, too.)