Do you dream in color? Are you lucid in your dreams? Are you able to actively dream while awake?
I have always dreamt in color while most people dream only in black and white. It is difficult for me to explain the vivid color of my dreams to those who are unable to comprehend the power of real color. Black and white provides history and distance while color is always hyper-real and blurs the line between the dream and awake states.
Nightmares in color are also terrifyingly inescapable. When you dream, are you lucid? Are you able to move in your dreams and interact with people and events? Or are you only a passerby? Are you only able to watch your dreams unfold before you?
Have you ever flown your body in your dreams? While you’re awake, have you ever started to dream outside your current reality? If you’re talking to someone, have you ever been able to also go outside and read a newspaper or start up a second conversation with the bartender across the street?
Some believe daydreaming or “spacing off” is lucid dreaming while awake — but lucid dreams are much more interactive than just dimming reality. Lucid dreaming while awake creates dual and triple realities and they all have meaning and consequence and sometimes our lucid dreams can get the best of us and create a never ending reality from which there is no escape.