14 days after learning about lucid dreaming, I have finally had a tiny glimpse into the world of lucid dreams!
I was an all-star basketball player in my college, and we had our first game of the season. I was super nervous because I have never played basketball on a real school team, but I told myself to believe in my skills. The game was super vivid and fun to play in, and we ended up winning the game.
After the game an older man came up to me, dressed in a black suit. He congratulated me on a game, and then asked me if I knew anyone by the name of Dimitri, or some Russian name. I said no and kind of laughed, but he didn't find it funny. He then said "We know about your brother, and what he did." Suddenly I realized that somehow he though my brother (that I don't have IWL) and I were the Boston Massachusetts bombers, and I panicked. I assured him he was confused and he told me that in five minutes an FBI squad was going to search my room.
I ran back to my room and was freaking out. I knew I was innocent but it was still terrifying. I began to hear dogs savagely barking, and I knew they were coming after me. I left my room and stood in the hall, thinking about what I should do. Can I fight them? What skills do I have? This is crazy... Like a... I then realized that this was so crazy that I must be dreaming!
I looked at my hands to find my fingers all rubbery, with green oozing slime on my palms.
I suddenly realize that its a dream and my vision becomes electrified as I zoom into my dreamself. The hallway I am in snaps into vivid detail and color and my heart EXPLODES with excitement. The wall is divided in half horizontally, the top half white and the bottom half a nice floral green. Light is filtering in from some window and I can feel the clarity and warmth. The walls are chipped and textured, incredibly vivid. I remember that getting too excited will make me lose it, so I stare at the floor and try to focus on it - but I expect to lose it and therefore I do...
I woke up right after and looked at the clock - 6AM on the dot. I smiled to myself, replayed it in my head a few times, then went back to sleep.
ok i wasnt lucid at first, but my mind slowly gave in. i started to get control, and i asked: "am i dreaming?" so i jumped, and i started to float. i was like HOLY SHIT, WHAT THE FUCK DUDE. i tried rubbing my hands together to remain stable, but it didnt work. i couldnt spin i didnt know how to get back on the ground
i also trued the FUS RO DAH of skyrim, but it didnt work.
This is my first lucid (and dream journal) in months.
Unfortunately, my dream recall is terrible. However, this is what I can recall.
Non Lucid: I was watching people in third person, is that makes sense, I was just panning around them, as they talked. It was a woman, and a man. She put her arm around him, and told him she would guide him to where they needed to be.
I wake up. I attempt to DEILD.
I succeed. I'm back in the dream I just had, I'm ecstatic! I fly for the first time in months, it feels great having the wind blow through me. Unfortunately, the dream gets really disjointed from here, I switch around into people's bodies, and do a whole heap of shit. It was strange, because I was lucid, but the dream itself would jump from place to place. I recall being someone else, and summoning some chocolate cake to eat. It was dry, but somewhat tasty. Then a monster came bursting through the forest, so I flew up onto the roof of a high school. I did eventually find my way back into my body, right in my own backyard. I attempted to teleport with my dog, into the sun room, but he ran away so I gave chase. We end up at the corner of my house, where my parents asked me to find a "Biscuit pot" which I obviously had trouble with.
From here, I lost my lucidity, but stayed in the dream. I proceeded to join a group of teenagers who were searching for a ciggerete they had discarded.
I focused a lot on dream stabilization, and reality checks.
The great thing was, my lucid lasted AGES. Likely a decent five - ten minutes.
If I had my recall up to scratch, it would have been a far better experience. However, I'm extremely pleased with myself, it's a great return.
Black - Narrative/Thoughts
25th September 2012 - 22:00
The one night I got confidence to attempt to lucid dream (after reading and researching for a month every day at work) was after a very long weekend with my friends drinking from Friday through to Sunday evening. That Monday I was shattered and I came home from work and went straight to sleep at 18:30. I haven’t had recall of my dreams for the past couple of weeks, and I put this down to my irregular sleeping hours.
However, this night, I had a very vivid dream but I was not lucid. I was able to recall points in the dream that happened when I awoke abruptly at 9:30. I was very groggy and I thought I was in a state of sleep paralysis… so in my dreamy like mind, I thought it would be best to try WILD. I lay there dead still and closed my eyes but I can’t remember what I thought of as it all happened so quickly, it felt like a couple of seconds. The outside ambiance noises (the computer being on in my room) suddenly faded away and I started to hear a loud but VERY quick “woosh” sound, I really can’t describe it as I was half asleep and it felt like it happened so quickly.
After this woosh sound came it felt like I was being fast forwarded in a DVD and the dreamscape just appeared from a little dot in front of my eyes and it grew larger and larger in front of me. But it is so hard to explain, it was like it just appeared in front of me and it was all so very quick from the sound that I heard.
I somehow remember thinking to myself that, this experience was very weird and I needed to check if I was dreaming… I looked at my hands (which I have been practicing as my reality check for almost a month now) and I looked down and saw that my hands were very fuzzy and not focused, like if you were to have poor vision and not wear your glasses (I don’t wear glasses, but I presume this is what it would be like). But this was not all, on my left hand, my middle finger seemed to mould into my index finger and it looked very weird, creating four fingers (or 3 fingers, one thumb!)
After this reality check somehow I became so enlightened and I said I am in a dream! I instantly got shivers down my spine, It was weird it wasn’t fully vivid, I saw it was all wispy and wavy; I can’t explain it, like a ghost realm. I knew I was dreaming but I was also cautious. I peered up to see a door. I’ve never seen it before, but I knew that my friend Rich was behind it. As I walked through the door, there he was, sitting in his dark room, he did not look happy. As I went to speak to him and tell him that I was a in a dream, I felt a big rush of excitement and fear, when I spoke to him, it came out as a whisper, in a very croaky voice… but this did not deter him from hearing me, and he said “you can’t be in a dream, are you ok?”
I replied, but this time I did not move my mouth, I was communicating through some sort of telekinesis; and he understood me! I said that “I am dreaming, I can show you, I can fly”.
And with that I jumped in the air, but I felt very weak and not in control fully (the dream felt very fuzzy thinking about it) and I merely stayed in the air for a couple of seconds, before returning to the ground). But this was enough for Rich and he finally accepted that he was in a dream.
Suddenly my friend Brooker comes in and says that I am asleep in my bed, so how am I standing here. I got freaked out by this, but I kept my cool and I said that I was dreaming, and I can show him. He didn’t believe me so I said I can show you. So I did, I made a commandment to fold him up into a brick shape and fly through the glass. And he did, he folded up individually into a small brick shape and then I moved him back and forth through the big gothic windows, with a movement of my hand. I did this four times and smashed four windows.
When I stopped, he got out of his brick shape and he was delighted and he believed I was dreaming. I heard a knock of the door and it shook me. I went to the broken windows and peered down to see who made the knock. It was dark and there were a lot of unknown people just looking up and staring at me. I then commanded to show the person who knocked on my door, but nothing happened.
Frustrated, and without anticipation, I went down the stairs, as I went down the stairs I saw the broken glass I had smashed in the hallway, and three people standing there, staring at me as I walked down. I don’t remember walking past these people then I came against another door. Which somehow I knew my friend Tony was behind there.
Walking into the room, Tony was there and someone random was holding a mirror. I think this was because I don’t want to see a mirror in my dream, as I have been reading about “horror” lucid dreams from mirrors – but not surprisingly, as it was in my subconscious, it came through.
I remember the mirror being 3D and I had to climb over it, not looking in the mirror, I climbed over it but then all of a sudden it went 2d again, and was against the wall. I know in my dream I didn’t want to look in it, so I avoided it. But something compelled me to look in it, so in my dream I looked at my hands to ensure I was in a dream again and nothing could hurt me (I didn’t really consciously do this, my dream just made me do it, and then I thought “ok I’m dreaming”).
My hands still looked fuzzy and the middle finger was joined with the index. I gave in and looked in the mirror. As I looked in I just looked very fuzzy, like how my hands were when I did my reality check. I was smiling and my head was very liquidy. I looked the same; just had longer scruffy hair and I had lots of spots on my chin.
As I looked longer in the mirror, I knew I would start looking for something scary (because I do this in real life, I am curious) and this worried me, so I forced myself to look away. As I was forcing myself to look away I felt my eyes darting around the mirror trying to find something, and I hear a feint rumbling noise in the distance, so I quickly looked away and there was a person right beside me.
He seemed like he had a quite scary face (but I don’t really remember because I think I was coming out of my dream, or losing lucidity). I think he grabbed my shoulders and I said I was dreaming and then all of a sudden I abruptly wake up and have total vision of my ceiling in my room, like my eyes have been awake the whole time.
So I decided I was gonna just stop for a bit and work on Dream Recall but as far as I can see I accidentally pulled of one of the better techniques I know. Went to sleep, wrote down in my dream journal then stayed up for about an 1 1/2, got a bit tired, and went to sleep on accident. However.... During that little morning nap, something AMAZING happened. Here it is... My first controlled lucid.
EDIT: This wasn't very vivid as it seemed, that might be out of bad luck or because I was a little off-timed on the technique even though it was accidental. Everything seemed a bit semi-lucid but it was perfectly controllable. It was mostly silent, that might be why I think so, I dunno...
I was playing the laptop at my desk and suddenly remembered to close my nose and do a reality check. So I did it. I could breathe! I looked at my hands and they began to feel sort of asleep and my fingers were outstretched or shortened and mangled and tangled together a bit. Never wanna see THAT again. They seemed to go back to normal within 2 minutes though. I got up and remembered to stabilize. I rubbed things, touched, smelled, listened. I had my headphones in so I thought I could change the gameplay show of some mmorpg that I was listening to into screaming. Unfortunately, it worked... lol... I walked through the house and imagined that there would be a jetpack around the next corner. One of my family members walked by but I just ignored. I went around another one thinking the same thing. Same for the next corner. The first corner was the one next to the dining room entrance and going from the hallway from my room to the dining room. The next was back that way except that time I tried seeing it in a small bag next to the couch. I don't know where this bag had come from but I remember it being black and like a backpack or traveler's bag. The couch that I sleep on seemed to be closer to the wall and my sister's kitchen toyset was turned so that it almost filled the gap between the couch and the wall. The top to one of my aunt's blue bins of clothes was held up between those two things. The jetpack wasn't in there and this was obviously because I didn't truly BELIEVE it. I walked over to the window that normally looked out at the wall where some wheat-looking plants hung over and you could see the neighbor's house's roof. But instead there was that but infront of the houses was nice looking trees and green fields. I looked up into the sky and remembered the idea of shouting colors to change it. Luckily, it did this on it's own. Even atmospheric views onto Earth FROM Earth. Or was I even on Earth? I woke up right about there.
Updated 07-24-2012 at 12:09 AM by 56259
Don't remember much except changing from one scene to another were I was part of a ground war and towards the end I stopped and screamed "Noooooo!" as I screamed I went into third person moving away from my self towards the sky then seemed to see my self within a book; the cover flew closed and a cup of coffee fell over the entire book just before I woke up.
Updated 07-08-2012 at 07:15 PM by 56025
I was in a foggy, snowy environment. I believe there were mountains in the distance but the fog was so dense that I couldn't be sure. Out of the fog a white fox came pacing towards me. I got the feeling the fox knew me and that I knew it, it continued to pace towards me without unlocking its gaze from me. I become suspicious of my environment and perform a reality check by looking at my hands. I had an extra finger! The dream dissolves, becoming more and more foggy, before I seemingly awake.
Although, I hadn't awoken. I was laying in bed but still something felt very odd, I checked the time twice, and the time had changed. I checked my hands to make sure and I now had 7 fingers. I realised I was still dreaming and got excited, the dream faded again and I actually awoke.
I was still in a daze, unsure of what happened, but I attempted going back to sleep. I was laying in my bed with eyes closed when all of a sudden my body just felt weightless, like a feather. I gradually opened my eyes and checked my hands, I again had 7 fingers and knew I was dreaming, but I checked the clock to make sure, it was changing times.
I lifted myself from bed, kind of unsteadily and was shocked by how realistic my room felt, yet it was still kind of dreamy. There were slight differences to real life though, I noticed something pulled out from under my bed, and the drawer in my desk was open.
I decide I want to try flying, I walk up to my wall/window and imagine myself phasing through it, I put my hand on it and it just slips through the wall. I edge the rest of my body through and it feels like my entire body is being squashed as I pass through, it was a really strange sensation. As I reach the outside world, my weightless body floats down into the garden.
I am again in awe at how realistic the dream is, I could feel the grass between my toes and the cool air. I assume it was early morning as the dream was dimly lit, I want extra light so I try to brighten the dream but it only gets washed out and blinding, so I tone it back down.
I then try to fly, I leap up into the air but I am unable to sustain the flight, and instead simply leap over the back fence into a small garden, nothing but grass surrounded by fence. I try to leap into the air again, only this time I shoot right up, flying higher and higher and eventually into the clouds. I can see all the houses and gardens below me and I am beginning to see the curvature of the Earth.
I begin flying, it was a surreal feeling. I am in a superman pose although I notice I am quite bad at turning. I move my legs and just about manage to perform a turn. As I'm flying by this building, I attempt to smash the windows in it with telekinetic powers, but fail.
I come across this zoo-like area, there's only one cage with animals in it and they were polar bears. They are fighting it out. I wonder why the zoo is closed, but notice a sign that mentioned it was Saturday but that the theme park was still open.
I fly down a bit more and see queues of people and roller-coasters, all tightly packed together. I fly up into the inner-workings of the roller-coasters, a small dimly lit box where all the roller-coaster tracks passed through. I am almost hit by the coasters several times, and make sure I can pass through the roller-coaster tracks like I did with my wall so I know I am not going to be hit.
I cannot find a way out of this room, but notice in the distance a group of kids swinging down on ropes and watching the coasters zoom by. I hover up to them and grab onto one of their ropes as they pull me up.
I begin to lose lucidity, I walk down a flight of stairs and become lost in this house. I ask a woman if she knew the way out, but she seemed to be kind of lost too, there were lots of false doorways with nothing but brick walls behind them. Eventually we go down this tiny flight of stairs and have to duck under a low roof with a tiny door at the end.
Things blur here and I lose a lot of vividness and all my lucidity.
I find myself in town. I am an earth-bender and somebody else is a fire-bender. We decide to combine out elements to make a lava-element. It gets out of control and lava is spewing up from the ground and lava golems are rising out and attacking.
I try to control it by restricting my earth element but fail. I go get the fire-bender back, who was just driving away in his fancy car. I get in the driver's seat of his car and drive it back down to where the chaos is happening, smashing his car into another parked outside a store, and then we stop the lava.
I realise in the intensity of performing lava abilities that my earth-bending has become much more powerful, I am able to move people underground, effectively teleporting them, just by surrounding them in earth. Everyone is fascinated with my new power and we do a bunch of experimenting with it, before I wake up.
Holy crap, I just had my first lucid dream!!!!
I focused on this dreamk for a good 45 minutes or so, and I managed to recall plenty of information. I'm still going to consider this a dream fragment though. I was barely lucid during this dream. In fact, I wasn't even lucid enough to remember the "more lucidity" dream command.
It turns out I did a reality check in a dream. I tried to stabilize the dream, but it didn't work at all. The only thing I thought to do was fly. I would've done a LOT more, but I was barely even lucid at all.
I flew for a short while, but I mostly focused on "Swimming in mid-air". I swam through the air as if it was water. This was really cool, and it was the most vivid part of the dream.
I never did anything other than flying, sadly.
I was only slightly lucid. In fact, so slightly that I still wonder if it was actually a lucid dream or not. I don't really care. This was my first taste of lucid dreaming, and I'm just speechless!
This happened last night when I was trying a new method of attaining lucidity. I'll post it here when I find it. http://www.dreamviews.com/f12/activa...cidity-130989/
(I also remember talking to a DC at one point. That's three goals completed in one lucid dream!)
Updated 04-26-2012 at 09:50 AM by 54449
I've done it! I had my first lucid, albeit an extremely brief one. At least, I'm pretty sure I was lucid; I had been drinking a lot that night and my recall was close to non-existant - I'm surprised I actually remembered anything. Here's how it went down:
Wherever I am [where I was and what I was doing have completely escaped my memory] I suddenly ask myself if I'm dreaming [the countless reality checks have paid off!]. At that moment I think I already knew the answer, but I look at my digital clock and do the nose-pinch reality check just to make sure.
As soon as I realise I could breathe through a pinched nose I get an incredible euphoric experience from my excitement, which unfortunately causes me to wake up before I could even think about stabilising. Oh well, I consider it progress!
Despite being very short-lived, it's really given me hope that my efforts are paying off. Here's to many more!
Updated 04-15-2012 at 12:49 PM by 52203
NON-DREAM · NOTES · DREAM · LUCID ·
I have just moved to a new town, where my family and I have moved into a drab, grey apartment. I went next door to visit the neighbors, and to offer to babysit to earn some pocket money.
For some reason, I realised I was dreaming (Light switch failure?) and suddenly the world around me burst into colour, green paint lining the room and cyan skies above. Everything was so vibrant and vivid. I spin around to increase clarity as the scene changes and I jump out the window.
I attempt to fly, but fail and freefall to the ground. I land with little impact, by an abandoned warehouse by a lime green field and try to materialise a broom. One appears, but I cannot fly.
I give up and head out across the fields into town. I see hordes of civilians rushing somewhere, and I want to find out why so I run with superspeed to catch up. I gain tunnel vision and everyone else around me are blurs in slow motion. I join the crowd and run ahead to the front where a little brunette girl names pandora is dancing, skipping and selling her charms as the villagers follow behind her. I'm not too impressed and I hold out my hand with the intent to create some charms. Suddenly I feel as if weighted objects are tumbling out of my hand and into my hand, as long, lime and rose green tubes charms appear in my hand, almost jumbled masses before they form into charms.
I try to create something else, but black liquid oil pours into my hands and a bystander claims that it is liquid chakra.
I am in a comfy, rustic log cabin with a roaring fire and musky green sofas. Some of my friends are there. I tell Skye that she is dreaming andshe looks shocked, mutters "oh crap" and fades away. Kyra doesn't believe me, even after I grow an extra arm and can see myself in the third person, almost ghostly.
I grow bored and soon find the world fading so i spin and walk into a grey room with machinery. Wake.
Me and about five other people are in front of a medium sized tree in my grandma's front yard. Then I randomly say this is a DREAM!!! I then look at a leaf on the tree and actually see the pollen on the leaf. I run half way to the back yard and remember to try a spell. I didn't even know what the spell was supposed to do but it failed. Then I run around the house and somebody who I don't even really talk to comes around the corner and starts screaming in the distance for my dream guide but then I woke up. It was awesome
(Note: for this post and future posts, I will only be posting lucid dreams here. (Too time consuming otherwise)
Identification: (No. 8) I can't drive
Time Recorded: 7:30, Date not recorded (presumably 09-2010)
Character(s): Mariella R.
Method(s): WBTB used before dream at 5:50. MILD Visualisation
Lucid: Yes (DILD)
I am sick and spending most of the day in bed. I am watching T.V in bed, Grandma comes in with a computer. On the screen is one of my old illustrations scans of a nautiloid mollusk. She tells me that she thinks my illustration is ''very good''.
Later I decide I am going to drive to the hospital. I am in the back-seat of the car and the car is driving itself using the G.P.S for direction. After a while I notice the car started to be following a car infront of me, so I work out that that car must be going to the hospitol also. I climb into the front seat and take control of the steering wheel, I think it would be good practice for driving for when I get my driving licence. I keep following the car infront of me until we arrive at a gate that was partially opened. The car infront of me is slightly smaller and is able to scrape through, I realize my car is too big, so I am about to open the door so I can get out of the car and open the gate wider. The car rolls forwards and smashed the gate down. I quickly drive away and look behind me in the car. There is a policeman who is yelling ''we need to close down the road''.
At this moment I realise that I cannot drive, and therefore I must be dreaming!
Updated 02-17-2012 at 08:28 PM by 52698
So this was probably one of my first Lucids, and I've only recently found it again. Here it goes;
I wound up in the middle of my house's backyard, a big open area of grass, hardly any obstacles. Very big, and very flat. It was daytime.
I haven't seen the few trees in this yard so healthy looking for a long time.
I paused, and pondered the maple tree across from me a bit further.
That's because, I thought, it is winter.
So this is a dream, then. Great! I should fly. I've never flown before, I wonder what it will be like.
I remembered the brief spark of lucidity I had about a month ago in one of my dreams. I was indoors and I tried to fly by smashing a hole in the ceiling. I hurt myself so much I woke up with a headache.
So I should be more careful this time.
When I fly, I thought, I will feel the wind brushing against me. I will hear the air resistance. I will see my surroundings as I am above them. I will smell and taste clean air. The climate will be a warm with a breeze. I fully believed myself, then I began focusing less on what I want it to feel like, and more on doing it. I was walking the perimeter of the fence, scanning for an open are to start flying. I found it momentarily. It was a somewhat narrow space between the side of my fence and the side of my white, crumbling shed. Narrow, but all I needed was forward room. I have never flown before, it was just instinct. I ran swiftly forward, arms sharp behind me in a 30 degree angle, as though cutting through air. As I ran I thought;
Gravity does not exist in dreams. Not this one. Not in my dreams. I will not allow physics to restrain me, that would be for fail noobs, and since I'm a pr0 h4x0R I have full control over my dreams, especially with my temporarily acquired cocky gamer attitude. And I will make myself fly.
I said this with full confidence and determination, especially after the last lucid dream. That one with me smashing my skull against the ceiling in attempt to fly. At this, I looked up. No ceiling. Perfect. One thing I might add; while I was thinking, my dream seemed to slow down. When I started focusing on flying, it was at correct speed again. Weird.
I jumped, and I had my first successful flight. Sure enough, I felt what I expected to feel. I flew to the three fourths the height of my pecan tree. I flew above my puny one-floor house, and faced the street. Now I wanted to fly over the street. At the intersection of the street I live on, I saw a large pile of dirt. A random thought came to mind;
It's a good thing I'm laying in bed.
Then the weird parts happen. The dream starts to destabilize, then the pile of dirt started to... talk to me. It communicated using telepathy.
"You are not in bed, child, you are really here. I waking life."
Sleepwalking? Perhaps. Better safe than sorry, I thought. Then I purposefully awakened myself. I lay in bed. About six 'o' clock. No crossroads. That mean pile of dirt lied to me. I facepalmed myself for allowing myself to wake myself up, but I had a joyful feeling nevertheless.
I was running through doors, with a small kid, around 7. Coming out from Hogwarts to someone's 'normal' livingroom. I tried several times to get out, but many of the doors were locked. I started panicking and was about to have a panic-attack when I just stopped, and realized I was dreaming. I just calmly walked out a door that was once locked and started exploring a street, the small kid still by my side. I must have got over-excited because the dream just faded into another one.
DREAM NONDREAM LUCID
Just a side note; I had basically taken a break from lucid dreaming via WILDs, but had been practicing ADA, and this is just proof that it works wonders. That and that being chased by cops is a dream sign.
My dream started out in late after noon, with me walking down a large hill towards an abandoned set of buildings. I had intel that there was a group of dealers selling weed in the abandoned Wendy's, so I had gone to investigate. When I got there I was searched by a large group of angry black men, before I was put in a line to wait for my weed. But I got bored and left. So I headed out and towards an abandoned Chucky Cheese. I got there and talked to one of the ladies and knew they were selling weed, so I went back to check out their sales, when I turned to one of the ladies in this next room to warn her there was a cop coming. As soon as he was in the room I ran for one of the side exits. As soon as I got outside, I heard sirens and ran for it. It was at this moment I realize I was dreaming, and said so. So I stopped running. One of my parent's friends from church was using an ATM, and waved at me, so I attempted to use Kamehameha, but that didn't do anything, so I walked along. I tried jumping several times, but gravity seemed way too high and it hurt to jump, so I wandered in to an opening in one of the walls and found my self at Hogwarts, where my friend Julia said, "Don't get eaten by the trees." I nodded and smiled at her, then looked towards the sky. The amount of stars visible was out standing and I was in awe at the amount I could see. I thought at the sky, "I wish for lightning in my hand." Lightning streaked across the sky in space, and then down into my hand. Every time I opened my fist, I'd let out a thunder bolt. I let a few fly in rapid secession, and then saw many statues of Zeus, because I felt like him and started thinking of him. I then shot Zeus in the forehead and then turned around, but I woke up.
Updated 07-19-2011 at 05:12 PM by 47602