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    The Curtain of Reality

    by , 10-18-2015 at 01:25 PM (917 Views)
    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #2??: The Curtain of Reality

    I’m walking through a darkened hallway in some kind of restaurant with my friend RF. There’s an enormous guy coming down the hallway in the opposite direction, tall, Hispanic, athletic-looking, and probably close to 300 pounds, built like a linebacker. He seems to be coming right for me, so I squeeze myself over to the side wall so that I don’t get flattened. Something about this feels dreamlike, and I become lucid.

    I walk further down the hallway toward a door, but before I walk through, the scene changes into a semi-darkness like the void. I rub my hands together and keep walking forward, preparing for the next dream scene. From out of the darkness, a voice says, “Oh, that’s the guy who thinks he’s a wolf.”

    For some reason I take this as an affront to my lucidity and I shout back, “I am the motherfucking wolf!” :canislucidus:

    The voice falls silent and now I can make out repeated patterns in my field of vision, though it’s not at all clear what the patterns represent. I reach toward them and they respond to me touch, moving like cloth. I go into a long monologue about how “I’m peeling back the curtain of reality” and try to push these shapes aside to see what’s beyond.

    Finally the “curtain” parts and I’m in semi-darkness, seated in a huge, ornate movie theater. The seats are filled with people, animals, and even unfamiliar alien creatures. They’re all staring drowsily at the screen, fascinated by what’s playing out there.

    I can make out shapes and action on the screen, but don’t study it too closely since I’m fascinated by everything else I’m seeing. I feel like all of these beings (myself included) are gathered here to dream. I narrate to myself, “That’s what dreams are…”

    As I look around, I notice that every moviegoer has a little icon above their head which indicates what kind of food they’re eating. One tall, insectile alien has an icon representing Hot Tamales candy bouncing over its head. Not long after noticing this,
    I wake up.

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    1. MeohMyoh's Avatar
      so your the ?!*! wolf huh...ive always wanted a wolf...i tryed dream incubation of two wolves one black one white , they live in my astral temple...i sometimes worry that there not being fed when i dont go there for a while...silly huh
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    2. Xanous's Avatar
      Dude! This is such a cool dream. I like the voice in the darkness and your reply felt empowering as I read it. The strang mix of creatures in the theater must have been awesome to see. Congrats on the LD its been awhile since I got to read one.
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    3. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      so your the ?!*! wolf huh...ive always wanted a wolf...i tryed dream incubation of two wolves one black one white , they live in my astral temple...i sometimes worry that there not being fed when i dont go there for a while...silly huh
      Don't worry; I'm sure that they're still there doing fine! If you go check on them in the next lucid, they'll be happy to see you!

      Quote Originally Posted by Xanous
      Dude! This is such a cool dream. I like the voice in the darkness and your reply felt empowering as I read it. The strang mix of creatures in the theater must have been awesome to see. Congrats on the LD its been awhile since I got to read one.
      Thanks, man! It was empowering, for sure. Even though I've had a number of lucids that I haven't gotten around to posting yet, my lucidity has been irregular, and it's been many days since my last one. This had me feeling very protective of my lucidity, so I was glad that I stuck up for myself.

      Yeah, the theater was a scene that really stuck with me. The idea of all those other dreamers out there, human and non-human alike was really cool to me.

      Hey, maybe somewhere in the universe's sextillion stars, some green-skinned lifeform was just waking up from a startlingly similar dream...
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    4. ~Dreamer~'s Avatar
      I absolutely love all the dialogue in this dream, especially the confident exclamation about your identity! :canislucidus:
      Your idea to see what was behind the curtain was a really great way to give your dreaming mind the chance to provide something interesting without you actively creating it. I'm glad you got to take in all the awesome imagery with the strange creatures!
      Congrats on the lucid! I know this dream happened pretty early in the night too, which is a good reminder that LDs are still possible even when you have an early start the next day.
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    5. Xanous's Avatar
      Hey, maybe somewhere in the universe's sextillion stars, some green-skinned lifeform was just waking up from a startlingly similar dream...
      I want to believe!
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    6. Bubble's Avatar
      I cracked up at "I am the motherfucking wolf!"
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    7. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      I absolutely love all the dialogue in this dream, especially the confident exclamation about your identity! :canislucidus:
      Your idea to see what was behind the curtain was a really great way to give your dreaming mind the chance to provide something interesting without you actively creating it. I'm glad you got to take in all the awesome imagery with the strange creatures!
      Congrats on the lucid! I know this dream happened pretty early in the night too, which is a good reminder that LDs are still possible even when you have an early start the next day.
      Thanks! I really enjoy the dialogue as well. I've been trying to remind myself how powerful it is to narrate my way through dreams, how empowering it feels to describe what I see and what I want using words. I find that it's great for focusing the mind on what I want and shaping the story to what I want.

      Not to mention it lets me continuously reminding myself that I'm dreaming!

      It's not something that I always remember to do, but it's a habit that I wouldn't mind becoming part of virtually every LD.

      Yeah, like you said, an early night lucid is always a very encouraging thing, especially for me. (Since I have so many of my lucids as a result of WBTB... there's something liberating about having LDs when conditions aren't "just so".) Thank you as always for the encouragement... I'm hoping for another one of those early in the night LDs tonight! =)