I agree with you on grounding, and protection...
That is pretty much what my "lucid vision" is like. It is crazy! Like I am looking into another world.
One time I wached a diamons ring with beautiful brilliance spinning around and around as if it were literally in my third eye. Then cartoons played out, and then the tunnel vision opened up to another world where I could control the "reality".
My lower chakras must have been active because I said, "OK, there will be a naked lady around this corner, if I am lucid dreaming" and there was. BUT it was a headless hermaphrodite!
Oh what fun!