Most of the people I interacted with seemed to be reacting to me while I just stayed in my own element.
I would occasionally run into someone that could pull me out of my element and have me seeking approval from them the way I saw people looking for my approval. All of this was very obv and overt to me. This also disappeared in terms of the intensity to which I experienced it.
This is big, to be aware of this and watch it happen around you.
The deeper into it I went the more subtle any pain got and it would shift into this subtle pleasure, like something that catches you off guard at first in a surprising way but then as you put your full attention on it you realize you enjoy it.
At first, you are not used to it... Time tempers your reaction, depending on how you choose to react.
All those pleasurable sensations came back but they are much more subtle. It's just like going into my pain deeper. I see a woman and I feel the energy inside me shift. Before I would have described it as uncomfortable or fear/pain. Now I just feel it as a shift inside me that happens and accept it for what it is and then it pretty quickly moves into subtle feelings of pleasure in my body. I can tell we both feel the same thing by the way we're responding to each other without even saying anything.
To me, this is as you become more aware and 'allow' it to happen, rather than going against it or forcing it.. Once you release into it, it becomes something you can experience.
It's been my experience that when we are transcending our emotional conditioning that we feel the experience intensified so that when it happens again we just feel a subtle form of it and recognize it for what it is and immediately let go and go back into our natural state of peace.
I would add that it is part of getting used to something new and calibrating to it.
Most enlightening and enjoyable post Luciddream