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    1. 2022-08-09 impossibly narrow shower, naked at the theater/competition

      by , 08-09-2022 at 06:42 AM
      + In a large group of guys in a shower room. There is one shower with a curtain which is occupied, and there's a line waiting for this one, and there's an open shower stall without a curtain right next to it on the right, I think why not, so I start to take a shower (?)

      At some point I'm looking at a REALLY narrow shower stall. Full height but about only a head's width. I'm really confused by this. I'm looking at it and trying to figure out how even to get inside, and once inside, to do anything like turn around, it looks impossible

      + At a large event in a theater with lots of people [DS], they're calling people/groups up to the stage to receive their awards, I realize I'm naked [DS], and decide I'd better get dressed fast before they call me/my group up to the stage. I'm frantically looking around for my underwear but can't find it. There is underwear of all kinds strewn around the floor, I start to look for pairs that will work but aren't mine necessarily.

      + [forgotten scenes -- vehicles? Fights? Canons? Tanks?]

      +[f] in a dark room [DS] watching (kids?) play on toy cars, they move via slippery sliding pads that slide over the floor, and the vehicle remains in place on the pads.
    2. 2022-08-08 mid and late morning dreams: donuts, car & naked guy, security, bts, ST

      by , 08-09-2022 at 06:32 AM
      Bedtime: 23:00
      meditation/calming 22:30-23:00 sitting in chair next to bed with mask on

      saw a lot of dreamlets while sitting in the chair relaxing

      woke around 05:00 with recall, delved and recovered more, but pretty wired awake. Took out earplugs so as to hear alarm. Mind wandering until about 06:00, decided to get serious about relaxation, put in earplugs because wife was noisy, wrapped t-shirt around head and then sleep mask on top, since it also covers the ears it helps keep it quiet. it's also more comfortable because the shirt is cotton and while the mask is silk the cushion inside is synthetic I'm sure.

      Mind still really jumpy. Can't settle on a meditation or visualization. Need to plan one ahead of time.

      Settled on Breathing relaxation, really focused on letting all tension go. Body scan from feet up to arms with relaxation, then began the yoga nidra track sequence, but stopping at each point to move awareness there and REALLY relax it with an inhale longer exhale. Didn't make it through the left side before falling asleep! Did a few half-assed SSILD cycles before that, too.

      + in bed, see Suz. Bunt.

      + sharing 3 concentric stacked huge donuts with the hugely fat woman

      final waking OOB 07:40

      + DJ MEO #1 2022-08-08 on mac notes
      Three scenes:
      - sitting outside back against building looking out over open field to sidewalk beyond, woman to my left? Brief ST?
      - woman invites me to priest's house, say I have other business, "yeah we all do", think maybe it's a good idea to go there.
      - meet a young blonde woman in a store (I know her?), she doesn't want to come with me and says so, I promise that "she goes first" and she agrees, she
      has a large triangular piece of foil-wrapped cheese with her, we're trying to decide if we should just shoplift it or pay for it, decide to pay, I hand her money to the
      cashier and return the change to her. I see a $5 note left on the check-out counter under the cash register drawer next to a yellow piece of (monopoly money?), and ask if that
      is ours as well. I'm in my sister's room with the girl on a twin bed on wheels in the middle of the room, I think we should move to the less-mobile beds on the walls of the room, she falls off to the left, laughs and says "I'm naked!" I answer "that's the idea!" and pull her up and engage with her <ahem>, she seems very sensitive but likes it, she says "that's better than before where you were just getting saliva all over me!". I look up and notice the open window is looking out on a busy city street with people standing there, I don't want them to look in [DS], go to close the blinds, notice a door right there leading in to the room from the outside and think my sister and brother in law could come home and catch us at any moment. I also notice an entrance to a mall/office building right there as well, I think we should move to my old room where we'll have privacy. I go back to the girl and I see that she is now dressed in a fancy red dress, I say "No, no, no!" (I don't want the ST to be over), she says "I bought this for <the later event?>," I see the price tag, I see "13,...." and think "Oh my god it cost $13,000?!?!?" I look again and think no, that's just 13 in <local currency>", wake up.
    3. How to Induce Dreamless States

      by , 08-09-2022 at 12:14 AM
      There's a state of sleep in which you can be aware without perceptions (neither physical or mental). No imagery, sight, sound, or touch. No perception-based thoughts. Just pure existence in the moment.

      I got into doing this by accident when using intention for dream recall. So here's what I did, for those who want to try for themselves:

      Set your intention to be aware at the ends of dreams. These can be in between dream cycles, when you wake up naturally in the night, or waking up in the morning.
      Placing intention on awareness at this time is key. This allows you to be aware between the dream and waking states.
      We naturally switch states at this time (going from sleep to waking), so you have a moment of change and heightened awareness going from one state to the next. It's a gentle shift you can influence. Instead of making that full switch, you choose to stay asleep, allowing the dream to have ended without waking life beginning. You'll stay in the in-between moment. It's uneventful, but in a good way—very calm and quiet.


      Updated 11-30-2022 at 12:55 AM by 99032