#5 LD this morning.
I realize that I am not doing the nose plug breath RC enough during the day because that's not how I realized lucidity in the dream. I jumped and was expecting to fly, but didn't so I kept jumping and then just went higher and higher until I grabbed a ceiling beam or outside power line. It could be that this was the message that my unconscious wanted to send me was that I had to put some physical effort into reaching my "higher power."
Or it could be that I was just not practicing my RC enough during the day. I did have the thought that I really should stop and make that tea, but again there was so many people, so much action, so much chaos and busyness in the midst of the LD that I forgot the tasks I wanted to do. I was lucid, but allowing the dream to just carry me away.
More details are in the written journal. Other characters: toddlers, toddler Tasia, neighbors, children of old friends, repairman
I am interested in dreams of clarity or clear advice for the physical world. So I will take this snippet as something like that. It felt like it at the time.
For some back story, it was the full moon a day ago, I had made an inner transformation and decision to take back some personal authority and responsibility for my own choices rather than seeking validation or confirmation from outside sources. I had done some energy healing just barely before going to bed and removed some trapped emotions.
I will copy what I wrote down right after the dream:
Its an inner technology. Imagine there is an invention where the wood siding on a house is repaired and filled-in from the bottom up. So in your imagination picture old, worn-out siding dissolving at the same time a new slat is filling in. Instant self-repair. And this is metaphorical for what happens as the energy system repairs itself and then gives the body that new template.
When I was visualizing this repair in the dream, the amount I could see was about a 3 foot long piece of the siding and just 1-2 slats up the side of the house.
Now during the day, it seems much less magical, but at the time I was writing down the dream it seemed really incredibly important and powerful.
I tell the whole story in my handwritten journal so I won't recount it all here. But the big picture was that teenagers were causing mischief around the house. I was hiding from them, and had the thought that this might be a dream. I did the RC, realized it was a dream and then for some reason wanted to continue the storyline a bit, but just change how I was participating. I wanted to fly, of course. I just love flying in LD.
So I flew around sabotaging more marauding teens and men. The lands morphed from my parent's neighborhood to Mexico or India. I had some of them chase me, fire weapons at me and then I found and recovered my baby that I had been searching for earlier in the dream. Then I became mentally exhausted when I got back to the house and didn't want to face more mischievous teens, so I decided to just wake up and end the dream.
I did have the thought to stop and do one of the tasks of the month, like make some tea, but that just seemed so opposite to what was already happening in the dream, I just let myself get caught up in the storyline.
I had another opportunity to go back to bed after getting people out the door in the morning at about 7:30. So I thought I would see if I could get a LD experience. I used a repeated mantra and imagined as much as possible the scene of the last dream.
The dream I entered had nothing to do with the previous one, and it took awhile before I realized and said to myself, “this is a dream, I’m lucid dreaming!!” And after a bit of action, the dream became non-lucid again, before I woke up again. The sleep period was at least 90 min, so a full sleep cycle. I’m not sure if I went right into dreaming or not.
The details are handwritten so I will not give a full account.
I was in a school basement corridor and returning down a hall where I had a little apt in one of the rooms. I was carrying a load of stuff. I don't remember why, but the thought popped into my head that this was a dream and I am lucid dreaming!
I immediately remembered the next task I was working on, of examining my surroundings more closely. I slid down the wall and sat down. I guess I put all the stuff I was carrying down too. I felt the floor. It was that normal floor coverings of schools I grew up in. It was white/gray small checkered pattern.
I looked up at the ceiling and it was acoustical tiles. The corridor was well-lit and bright, but I don't remember any lights on the ceiling. The walls were a cream or white color. The lockers were a light gray color. No one else was in the corridor but me. After being mindful of the place, I wanted to try flying again so I stood up and jumped. But no, the dream would not accommodate me. I could not fly. I continued walking around the school and shortly after this met up with some family but then I think the dream became non-lucid.
#2 LD this morning.
Since I didn't have anywhere to go after sending everyone out the door in the morning,
I decided to try a WBTB and MILD. It worked.
Again I do not remember what triggered me to do a RC. I was in my own house, in the kitchen I think. I plugged my nose and could still breath in easily. So that was it. I was dreaming, and knew it. The next tasks I have for myself were to study my surroundings more carefully, so I looked around with mindfulness and woke up.
This would be a beginner task of the month - fail.
So apparently its harder to look around mindfully than it is to do something active like flying.
I stayed there to see if WBTB would work again. And it did. For sure I was in the kitchen looking out the window and my DH was there with me. I did the RC and told him, "hey, we are dreaming!"
So a beginner TOTM success!
And did the RC again to show him. I did not want to abandon him and go try flying again, so I suggested that we try sex in the Astral Plane.
I have the whole dream written down on paper so no details here.