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    I Am the Wolf

    by , 12-09-2013 at 08:20 PM (1886 Views)
    Major rise in confidence during this dream! Got an animal transformation, Advanced TotM, and was getting there on a Task of the Year, too. Thanks to NewArtemis for the dream control suggestions!

    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #171: I Am the Wolf

    I have a false awakening that places me in my bed at home next to Wife. All of the lights are on and she's fiddling around with some papers in bed, something to do with my new business. "Oh good, you're awake," she says. I grumble about how unhappy I am that this is the case.

    "Sorry," she responds, "but we really need to work on this." I whine that it should be able to wait until the morning and that I was trying to have a lucid dream. She turns back to the papers, not bothering me any further. I'm a little worried that I was rude and have maybe pissed her off, but I decide to just take my chance while I can. I roll onto my side and begin my mantra of "The world is yours". I'm shocked to find that almost
    immediately I start a WILD transition. (Obviously just an in-dream WILD, but I didn't realize it at the time.)

    In the transition state, my dream hands are grasping at something rough that's rolling by beneath me. I grasp at it and start clawing my way along. A gravel surface comes into view. It seems like I'm floating while climbing a ladder made out of gravel that's been crudely mortared together. After a bit, the scene solidifies and the gravel becomes a path. There's one more odd little jump as gravity takes hold and now I'm walking along the path in a full-formed scene.

    It's dawn and I'm on a path that cuts through a park, not far from a street. Most of the DCs are dressed like it's chilly but it feels mild to me. I remember my intention to be extra confident in this dream and I start shouting my intentions at the passerby. "I can do anything I want! This is all mine!" I shout, interspersing lots of profanity and generally sounding like a total nutjob.

    I remember Task of the Month to turn into a white wolf, hide in the snow, and hunt down a meal. I still feel all crazy from my mantra and the insane confidence I had at the start of this dream. I shout in a booming voice that's not my own that "I AM THE WOLF!" Immediately my hands curl into white paws. I practice running a bit on all fours and it's not bad! I kind of get the sense that I'm sort of bent over like a loping hunchback / werewolf thing but hey, close enough!

    I go on a brief, profanity-laced tirade about how there's a bunch of snow to my right, and yep there it is. I hop my little wolf-feet into it and crouch down, looking to my left for some prey. Immediately I spy two potential targets: the closest is a large skunk and the other is an orange, semi-spherical alien thing with tentacles. The skunk's closer and the alien makes me a bit nervous, so I pounce on the skunk.

    My teeth rip into him and I tear a big chunk away. Fortunately none of this is bloody but the skunk stares at me in shock. The skunk meat tastes atrocious. It's like chewing on a fart. I can't remember whether I'm supposed to eat the whole animal so I take another bite. This time it's more gummy and tasteless at first but after a bit of chewing, nope, this bite's all farty-tasting too. I hope this is good enough because I've had enough of being a carnivore.

    I allow myself to change back into a human and walk further into the park. I come to three identical stone buildings with opaque green windows, standing side by side. I think of the Colosseum Task of the Year and shout that the building which leads to the Colosseum needs to light up. No immediate result, so another attempt, more yelly and with more profanity does the trick and the middle building's door lights up.

    I move through a series of three automatic glass doors where a steady stream of children is walking in the opposite direction. I say that the kids need to get out of the way and DC parents appear from out of nowhere to pull them to the side as I pass. I emerge in a restaurant area filled with DCs enjoying a meal. An Indian man in his early 40s is playing on a slot machine against the left wall and he turns to look at me with an expression of surprise.

    I push through the back door out into the early morning next to a crumbling sports arena. It's huge and looks a lot like the Colosseum apart from some weird details like the rebar that's sticking out of the top of it. I fly up toward the top and as a gust of wind carries me sideways away from where I want to be, I shout and mutter that "this is my world", and things get back on track.

    I come over the top of the stadium to see that inside it looks like a grassy version of the Circus Maximus! There's even a little chariot racing by itself around the track. I know I can make this work, so I fly down toward the field, shouting that down there will be someone for me to fight. Before I'm even halfway down, though,
    the dream ends.

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    1. Sibyline's Avatar
      Based on the house I was in, I would have been about 4 years old when I had my first accidental WILD. I was terrified, and woke up very quickly. I had been sitting on the couch listening to boring adult conversation in German, which I hardly understood at the time, and I got drowsy. Several times I was startled by a loud buzzing in my head, and asked my mother what it was, but she didn't know. My grandparents had given me a blue and yellow plastic train or car with an Easter egg attached to it that day, and I had eaten the egg and played with the car/train on the floor until I got bored with it. Suddenly I saw the car moving around by itself. I couldn't believe my eyes and looked up to see if my mother had seen it, but she and all the rest of the family had disappeared from the room. The shock woke me up, and everything was back to normal. I tried to tell my parents what had happened, but they didn't understand. I was very upset because they didn't believe what I had just seen with my own eyes.

      So, an accidental WILD/FA is what I would call it now, but back then I hadn't a clue. It wasn't my parents' fault. They had no idea. I didn't find out about lucid dreaming until much later. At the end of the 90's, I searched for the head buzzing thing on the internet, and found the term "sleep paralysis". I was happy to find that it was harmless.

      A few years later, I began to consider the link between the SP and the incidents where I was napping and felt trapped in my body while seeing hallucinations - yet being able to hear the conversation around me, and trying to wake myself or cry for help. That lead me to "false awakenings" and "lucid dreaming", and from reading about those, I gradually began to entertain the notion that lucid dreams could be enjoyable if I learned how to induce and control them at will.

      Because of my experiences, I have always talked openly about the topic with my kids. So to them, it's nothing weird, but just another cool skill to master.

      And yes, bemistaken and I used to talk a lot on here, and she had the same sort of story. I hope she comes back soon.
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    2. Sibyline's Avatar
      Sorry I hijacked your DJ there, wolfman!
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    3. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      What an experience for a 4-year-old! Yeah, we parents always do the best we can but an experience like that had to be completely outside of anything they'd even heard about. Especially experiences that are so strange and powerful that they've birthed mythology like the Succubus and alien abductions.

      Great story, thanks for sharing that background! Your daughter's lucky. You're doing it right!
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    4. NyxCC's Avatar
      Thanks for sharing that story Sibyline! It must have been quite an experience.

      Your kids are indeed lucky to have you as DGs!

      @ CL - you soon might be posting extra journal entries too. I was multitasking (very bad for focus but oh well modern times) while reading DV and browsing the latest edition of NG and had a very cute association. The young lucid dreamers.


      PS: I add the link to the pic because it's huge
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      Updated 02-01-2014 at 01:13 AM by NyxCC
    5. imazu's Avatar
      Oh.. my goodness this is wonderful haha. I love your profane screaming technique! Too bad it had to end up with a mouth full of fart.. lmao
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    6. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      @NyxCC - Ohhh my goodness, I can't believe that I missed this year and a half old comment! What a cute photo!

      @imazu - Ha ha, thanks imazu! I've occasionally used that profane screaming technique, and I have to say that I have pretty consistent success with it! I don't use a ton of profanity in waking life, so maybe that helps make it seem more like a special "word of power".

      Sometimes I say laughably stupid things when I'm employing in-dream profanity, but ah well, if it works for dream control, I'm happy!

      Too bad it had to end up with a mouth full of fart.. lmao
      LOL. Oh man I still haven't forgotten how nasty that thing tasted! May none of us ever experience a taste like that in waking life!
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    7. imazu's Avatar
      Ha ha, thanks imazu! I've occasionally used that profane screaming technique, and I have to say that I have pretty consistent success with it! I don't use a ton of profanity in waking life, so maybe that helps make it seem more like a special "word of power".
      That's awesome! Ha, I can't say the same for myself.. as far as NOT cursing irl, lol. I totally get that the rarity of use could make it more powerful! Maybe I should use flowery language, haha

      And yeah, about the fart taste, DEFFF wouldn't want that to enter the real world lol
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    8. NyxCC's Avatar
      Yay! Better late than never! Kudos to Imazu for posting here!
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    9. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      That's awesome! Ha, I can't say the same for myself.. as far as NOT cursing irl, lol. I totally get that the rarity of use could make it more powerful! Maybe I should use flowery language, haha
      Ha ha... maybe for you we need to get more creative. You'll need to use some swears that aren't in your day-to-day profanity toolbelt.

      I'm looking forward to your next LD where you exhibit incredible dream control by shouting:

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    10. imazu's Avatar
      Those are all wonderful!
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