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    The Void/TheBlackness (or a black cat?) [lUCID]

    by , 10-24-2015 at 06:42 AM (412 Views)
    Another lucid last night. Went in and out of full and semi lucidity, but maintained a thread of awareness throughout.

    I became lucid while looking in a mirror in a hallway. That is a common thing for me. Mirrors always induce lucidity. They're one of the absolutely fool-proof things for me. The mirror turned out to be in the hallway of one of my home bases, so I started off with the advantage that I was already at least partially anchored. I don't really remember, I think the mirror was near the door to the outside, because I believe that's the door that I opened later on. I should have paid more attention.

    Anyway, I immediately tested my suspicion that I was dreaming by attempting to push my arm through the surface of the mirror. There was slight resistance on the surface, and then my arm sank in. The mirror looked like quicksilver as I pushed my arm through it.

    Satisfied with the knowledge that I was dreaming, I spent a while playing with my appearance and examining myself in the mirror. I eventually managed to turn myself into more of a caricature of myself than my actual appearance, which I found very entertaining. While I was playing around with my eyes - moving them around, changing the size and shape, etc - I could hear my brother's voice narrating in the background that he at least liked this current character design better than the last (implying that he really didn't like either). I waved it off and kept playing around.

    I was really satisfied by my handiwork because I had trouble with this before. I then spent a little bit more time dressing myself up as a sort of elven-looking sorcerer. Just as fun as cosplay, and several hundred dollars cheaper!

    After spending some time tweaking my heroic cloak/cape thing (I settled on something asymmetrical and held up on one side by a nice brooch that I own in real life), I decided to meet up with some friends at a tavern.

    I opened the door to go outside, and The Blackness happened. Some people call it The Void. Instead of the outdoors or the tavern that I wanted, everything beyond the door was pitch black. I stepped through the door into The Blackness, hoping it would dissipate. Instead, it enveloped me, and everything went dark. I tried vividly imagining my hands and moving them around in front of me. I briefly saw them appear before they faded back into the darkness. Waving them around some more didn't make them reappear.

    I decided to try something I have never tried before. Instead of trying to make it go away, I would condense The Darkness into a form where it could no longer impede me.

    I held out my hands and tried drawing it into a form in my hands. It didn't work, possibly because I was unable to see my hands.

    I then put my hands behind my back and focused on trying to summon it that way. I felt fur and a small warm body. The Darkness disappeared as it was channeled into the form of a cat.

    I brought the cat around to the front. It was skinny, with soft shiny black fur and gold eyes. I petted it and set it on the ground, and it ran off.

    Now I could see, through the open door, not blackness but the brightly lit inside of the tavern. It had polished wooden floors and brightly burning candles and torches.

    I rushed to the booth everybody was sitting in and scooted in. The booths were tall, made of dark stained wood, and seats were made of leather. While we were waiting for our server, I lost the thread of lucidity and the dream faded.

    I don't really remember the rest of what I dreamed about that night.

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    I'm pleased that I finally solved a long-standing problem and completed a successful completely-controlled scene change. I've felt so stupid about struggling with these basic things after even several years and the ability to WILD with regular success. I'm looking forward to honing my skills further, as this has been a serious road-block for me.

    One thing I can say is that my ability to maintain dream stability and my thread of awareness has gotten SIGNIFICANTLY better.
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    Comments

    1. RelaxAndDream's Avatar
      Cool gratulations! nice to see that a cat came out by your efforts
      i lately start thinking about the void in lucid and then it appears and i wake up... dont know where this come from. sure i had this some times earlier but lately its starts to get a real mindproblem. lets see maybe i can dissolve it with some positiv thinking

      i like how you describe your dream. with an eye for the details i think i will read some other dreams of yours.
      cya
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    2. Bubble's Avatar
      Yeah... dream incubation is a double-edged sword. It can work really well for accomplishing your goals, but it also works for ANYTHING, even things we don't want to happen.

      I thought the cat was pretty funny, especially since it wasn't even surprised that it suddenly existed. It was incredibly nonchalant about the whole thing. It wasn't an outcome that I expected, like a dark ball of energy or something. I have a feeling that my dream world is going to be full of cats after a while... good thing I like cats.

      I didn't try talking to the cat, but maybe I will next time. I bet it will be an interesting conversation.