Opening one’s eyes after falling asleep can mean different things to different people. For most, it means awakening to reality. For a few rare individuals, it could mean awakening to a dream; a lucid experience limited only by imagination, but still belonging to the world we know as reality. But when a dream is reality, how does one tell the difference?
Stepping from a dream into the Dreaming Reality can be a bit of a shock, and believing that one can influence reality while dreaming can be very difficult. However, these are issues any Dreamer must overcome in order to learn to protect himself from the Shadows, and from the dangers inherent in his own dreams and nightmares.