I haven't posted in a while, been working a lot on learning how to Astral project and get lucid in dreams more easily.
As the weekend just past I went lucid in a dream and did my usual interacting with the other entities in that state when all of a sudden my housemate entered from across the room.
We had a chat, and at this point I must have lost some lucidity, I was asking him if he was aware he was in a dream state and he said no, so in the dream I frightened him to wake up and attempted to wake myself up. Which happened, kind of. What happened was, I thought I had awoken but I hadn't, so I am no longer lucid and we are having a chat about the profundity of what just happened.
Occasionally whilst lucid dreaming or astral projecting I run into someone I know during my waking consciousness who is not asleep at the same time as me (as I am located in a different time zone from most of my family and lifelong friends). So for another example, I am lucid dreaming and walking in a park and experiencing the surroundings, feeling the grass on my bare feet and just looking around smiling and feeling ecstatic at being in this state, then I will run into my mother (who would be awake in the UK at the time I am asleep as I am in Australia). Does this mean that I am not really lucid dreaming at all? I am wondering from the more experienced 'travelers' here what this means? Am I in a different state of consciousness and not actually astral travelling at all?
I know I have a lot of work to do on myself, I still find it hard to maintain true lucidity for more than a few minutes but I'd appreciate anyone's advice/opinions as this is confusing me.