I've always had extended periods of awareness and less awareness of dreaming. At the moment, I'm in an awareness period. The dreams seem a little different in the sense that they seem like a methodical recreation of normal life. It feels like there are very brief pauses in the creation process as if leprechaun brain electricians are checking out the rewiring job. I'm aware of dreaming for extended periods as opposed to closer to waking. Dreams seem longer and more developed. I'm sort of outside my body in that I know I'm sleeping and dreaming. I can even force myself to sleep longer if I want the dream to keep going.
Anyone else have dream pattern changes? I should play around with some of the dream seeding concepts and see what I can learn from those leprechauns.