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    First lucid dream - walking around

    by , 05-02-2022 at 05:35 PM (162 Views)
    I was in my house, a weird mixture between my old house and my new house. If I remember correctly, I was observing a wooden crate, either that or making a sandwich. I make an offhanded comment about lucidity, so I decide to check. 6 fingers? I checked the other hand and it has 7, like it just kept having fingers when I thought I got to the end of it during my counting."I'm dreaming." I say to myself in shock and joy as finally I have a reality check that happened during a dream. But, I kept my cool the whole time, and never got openly excited which might end it early.
    I left whatever I was doing, and started walking around the house. I see a weird man in a black cloak appear from around a corner or something. I can really only see his beard. I pay no attention to him, but he seems friendly. I start to walk upstairs, towards my room, when he asks me a question. "Hey, is there anything in my beard?" (He said something very similar to this, but I don't remember exactly.)
    He's kinda far away, so I think of this as a good time to try a lucid ability. I reach into my pockets and pull out a magnifying glass from thin air, letting me see the guy's beard in more detail. I told him it was clean and got back to my business. I turned around and started walking to the outside of the house. "I'm gonna go out and bike," I say to him. "Hopefully I'll find fairies, or whatever other cool magic." (I'm not exactly sure why I said fairies specifically, but I really just wanted to go out biking and see what what's out there, stuff that couldn't exist in real life.)
    He chuckles a bit, and says okay, choosing to join me. I don't really care, so I let him follow me without saying anything. I walk outside using the front door, and come around to the garage. It was closed, so I flipped open the garage door keypad. This part worried me, because the keycode has always been the same in both houses, but I've heard light switches are weird, and reading doesn't work due to that part of your brain being off. I decided to look away and just try doing it from muscle memory. Surprisingly, the garage door opened. I looked at the keypad and the buttons from the lock pattern were lit up in green, obviously not what I pressed, nor the real code. I was just glad it worked. I came inside, along with the cloaked man. He gets a little excited seeing the few bikes around the otherwise completely empty garage. I, however, do not see my bike anywhere.
    I walk back inside, and grab my backpack which sat on the floor next to the large glass balcony door. I put it on the kitchen island, back-strap side down. I open it up and take the last few things from my already pretty empty backpack. A few pieces of junk or pencils or whatever, and also a small flatscreen TV which I leave face down on the island.


    The TV, which I put into this backpack in a past dream!! None of the cables nor the remote it originally came with. (In real life, the TV is being used in my sister's room, with cables.)
    (Maybe the garage door opened not because of the right pattern, but because I was hoping and confident that it would open? That is how dreams operate after all...)

    **In a later dream that night... (Not lucid)** I was exactly where I was where this lucid dream just ended. By the balcony door, looking at the dining room. This time however, the wooden crate from before (maybe) was on the table, and my sister was there, sitting down.
    "What do you think it is, <my name>?" She says to me. I guess that it's an animal, and she laughs.
    "We're saving it for when Dad comes home in a few days." She says.
    "Well, no animal can live in this tiny box without any food or water for 3 days. It has to be something dry." I respond.

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    1. AtomicChocolate's Avatar
      Reflection: This was my 1st dream so I didn't really have any tactics in mind. In fact, it happened completely random, no WBTB! So I just kinda wandered around a bit untill I got the idea to leave, but it seems like my mind didn't exactly want me to. Maybe I should have thought to myself "my bike will be in the garage" instead of just hoping - dreams operate differently than real life after all, so my bike probably would have appeared there if I did so. At least I got that magnifying glass to appear. Fake it till you make it I suppose.

      The continuity between past and future dreams are interesting. I wonder if this will be a recurring location, which makes sense. A mix between my old town and new town, both of which have shaped and are shaping my subconscious. I can't wait to explore it in the future!
    2. MadMonkey's Avatar
      Congrats on your first lucid! It's cool that you were in a mix of your old and new houses! I hope you have many lucids there!
    3. RelicWraith's Avatar
      Congratulations on your first LD! I must say, I'm quite impressed. You kept your composure, and made good use of what you had.

      One thing I'd like to respond to:
      I walk outside using the front door, and come around to the garage. It was closed, so I flipped open the garage door keypad. This part worried me, because the keycode has always been the same in both houses, but I've heard light switches are weird, and reading doesn't work due to that part of your brain being off. I decided to look away and just try doing it from muscle memory. Surprisingly, the garage door opened. I looked at the keypad and the buttons from the lock pattern were lit up in green, obviously not what I pressed, nor the real code. I was just glad it worked.
      So, there's quite a lot to say about dreaming experiences, intent, expectations, and the suggestibility of the unconscious mind. You see, there's a lot of myths floating around about how dreams work as a generality. In particular, how words, and reading materials, switches, and electronic displays and such behave erratically (if they work at all). Thing is, they're just exactly that: myths. By anecdote, and from that of others, I can say that's not true at all. Off the top of my head, I recall reading plenty other dreams where electronics didn't behave differently than would be expected in real life, while I myself remember LD experiences where I could read things word-for-word with perfect clarity.

      If there's a takeaway here, be careful not to let some random myth you read on the internet shape your expectations. Explore and enjoy your dreaming mind on your own terms.
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    4. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by RelicWraith
      So, there's quite a lot to say about dreaming experiences, intent, expectations, and the suggestibility of the unconscious mind. You see, there's a lot of myths floating around about how dreams work as a generality. In particular, how words, and reading materials, switches, and electronic displays and such behave erratically (if they work at all). Thing is, they're just exactly that: myths. By anecdote, and from that of others, I can say that's not true at all. Off the top of my head, I recall reading plenty other dreams where electronics didn't behave differently than would be expected in real life, while I myself remember LD experiences where I could read things word-for-word with perfect clarity.

      If there's a takeaway here, be careful not to let some random myth you read on the internet shape your expectations. Explore and enjoy your dreaming mind on your own terms.
      This exactly. I just responded to another post on the forum a few minutes ago exactly on this line of thought. It's like when LaBerge was testing out what others had been assuming, that one couldn't say their name out loud in a dream or it would collapse, and of course having no such expectations himself, no such thing happened to him, and then people were able to realise and understand just how powerful expectations can be whilst dreaming.

      I've also read text just fine several times in dreams. Sometimes the text changes, but that's like literally any other dream detail, be it a hand or a landscape.
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