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    Map of the World

    by , 08-07-2013 at 08:46 PM (977 Views)
    An insane chain of eight DILDs, DEILDs and false awakenings from this morning. Completely crazy! I apologize for the length, but it was a ton of dreaming. I gave the dreams headings to hopefully make the breaks clear. What a ride!

    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #129: Map of the World

    Choline
    I'm standing in the kitchen with Wife as she holds our two-year-old son "R" in her arms. She asks me when I was planning to take my choline bitartrate. When I tell her that I've already taken it, R starts to wail pathetically.

    "How could you take your choline without letting him watch?" she says, annoyed at my apparent thoughtlessness. "You know that he loves that!"

    I'm stammering out some excuse when
    it occurs to me that this has to be a dream. My vision goes a bit crazy and I go more or less blind. I fumble my way around the kitchen, feeling my way from the countertop to the breakfast table and sit down heavily in a chair.

    "Are you okay?" asks Wife. I really think that I'm dreaming but I feel uneasy enough that I nose pinch and blow through. Suddenly, my vision is dominated by a huge still-frame close-up of my own unshaven face shouting something. Other than that, I'm still blind. "Are you okay?" she asks, more insistently this time.


    Highlander
    I have a false awakening back in bed, still suspicious that I'm dreaming. Wife snuggles closer to me and I hit the nose pinch, blowing right through again.

    Wife rolls on top of me and sits up. I feel excited about where things seem to be going but rather than doing anything amorous she starts saying strange stuff about the Highlander series of movies: "Did you know that Michael let us borrow Highlander I through XV? I didn't even know there were fifteen. He and [female name] love those movies."


    The Full Xanous
    Another false awakening back in bed, and I roll out immediately. My vision is very blurry and the whole dream scene feels wobbly to me. I think that I need to get myself anchored in and I remember my intention to try the technique of "making out with the dream scene", suggested (jokingly) by DarkMatters and put into practice by Xanous. I'd promised to try to test this so I could talk about it on a future podcast.

    I move around to Wife's side of the bed. I briefly that I can test this method by just making out with Wife instead, but I realize that I'm just telling myself that as an excuse to get frisky with her. Instead I attack the corner of the mattress, totally making out with it. The sheets feel like t-shirt material against my tongue. After a moment, all sensation disappears, and
    I'm awake, my mouth kind of moving around. (In waking life, I believe. Pretty embarrassing. )

    22:48
    I DEILD into a bedroom scene and roll out. The computer monitor on the nearby desk is on, which it rarely is. The computer is showing the old Windows XP "Bliss" background with the grassy hill. The computer's clock reads "22:48".

    I want to get out of the house, so I try to dive through the window. It feels oddly gummy, though, and I wind up with my torso stuck through the window. On the other side I just see blackness. I decide to back out, imagine a new scene, and try again. I'm about to make another run at it when I sort of fall back into...


    Amazon
    A false awakening where I'm lounging on a window seat in a sunlit room. A group of three women are standing nearby, laughing and chatting over stories about their kids. I nose pinch reality check (blowing through) and get up from the couch. As I stand up to my full height, I notice that one of the women is really tall (probably about six feet even) and very fit. As I walk nearby, she turns to look at me -- long brown hair, probably mid-30s, and very good-looking.

    She starts walking toward me and it occurs to me that if I don't get away, the dream's probably ending in this room. As she joins me by the window, my quick internal deliberation ends in a verdict of "worth it". After about 20 seconds of making out,
    I wake up.

    The King of the Colosseum
    I quickly DEILD into a scene where I'm standing in my bedroom. It's very dark, so I let the void overtake me and start rubbing my hands together. I get onto my hands and knees and feel the floor, imagining sand between my fingers, thinking that the Colosseum is all around me. After a while, I can see the sand, and then the stone walls of a huge chamber. It's not the Colosseum I see, though, but more like a huge throne room with no ceiling. It's close, but just not quite right.

    At the other end of the room, a cartoon king sits on his throne. He's a slimy-looking Jafar lookalike dressed in flowing red robes, and I think that he'll make the perfect opponent for Europe Task of the Year (the Colosseum battle.) As soon as I decide this, he lunges from his throne and charges toward me, a scimitar in his hand.

    As he closes the distance, I decide to summon NewArtemis to help with the fight. "Jafar" is moving too fast, though, and he's practically on top of me before I can even start the summoning. Not even close, I'm on my own. I try to swing a sword at him, but in spite of my expectations, my hand is empty. My movement seems to surprise him, though, and as he stands there unsure of how to react, I grab his hair with my left hand and strike him hard on the side of the neck with the edge of my right hand.

    His head pops cleanly off in my left hand. There's no gore involved, and the injury doesn't seem to slow him down much. The head spouts a series of angry curses at me before suddenly changing into the head of penguin. This shocks me into...


    Map of the World
    Another false awakening in my bedroom. I decide to get out of the house the direct way this time, running out of the master bedroom, vaulting over the baby gates as I move down the stairs (both gates higher than in waking life), and phasing through the back door into the yard. It's early morning now, and the pool has overflowed into the now-swampy back yard. Random objects like boxes and beach balls float in its waters. Floodlights are strung up in the trees all around me, shining brightly down on the yard.

    I marvel at these changes before hopping over the fence. Rather than the neighbor's yard, I find myself in a construction site near a pile of steel girders. I try to fly, but I can't seem to get off of the ground. I walk for a while, moving past a cage composed of chainlink fencing where they're holding some kind of Little League practice. As I pass by, the kids and parents keep trying to talk to me about baseball, but I ignore them, trying to stay focused on the Colosseum.

    As I walk further on, I somehow end up on a ledge on the side of a building, high above the city, with nowhere to go. I try to fly again, and this time it's easy. I shoot upward to an incredible height, moving all the way past the clouds, higher and higher until I can see the world laid out under me like a map. Some of the continents are even labeled in flowing calligraphy. I pick a spot below me, deciding it's the Colosseum, and fly downward. I'm shocked, though, when I land after flying only a few feet downward. Now I'm standing on an enormous stone floating through space. The "world" has disappeared entirely, and I'm walking on a painted mural of the Earth.

    With nowhere to go, I suddenly remember the success that bemistaken just had with closing her eyes and mentally teleporting. I close my eyes, imagining the Colosseum. Without meaning to, I think of the possibility that I'll wake up when I open my eyes. I'm really worried about this, and I start hurrying. This flows into...


    Commercial Break
    A false awakening in what looks like an office kitchen. It's the early morning and Wife is here with me eating a bowl of cereal and watching a small, staticky television set. On it, two Russian men are arguing about photo editing software.

    "Sorry if I woke you," she says. "I knew you'd want to see this!"

    "I wish you'd let me sleep," I whine. "I was having a lucid dream."

    "Oh really?" she says. "It sounded like something erotic was happening."

    I think of saying something like "I only made out a little with a six-foot-tall woman" but this doesn't seem like much of a defense. So I just say, "Well, that's embarrassing."

    "Ew," she says, wrinkling her nose and going back to her television program. I finally
    nose pinch, realizing that the teleport didn't wake me up at all! All of this was expectation. I get excited thinking about this, and the dream falls apart, finally ending this crazy chain of dreams...

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    Comments

    1. fogelbise's Avatar
      Nice chaining!! I am working towards this hopefully! Most I had was two.
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    2. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Nice chaining!! I am working towards this hopefully! Most I had was two.
      Thanks, fogelbise! It's not something that comes to me every time, but I think last night was the Night of False Awakenings. DEILD took me a lot of time and effort to improve at, but the work definitely pays off.

      It sounds like you're already doing well with it! I had to practice it a ton (and I still have lots of holes in my DEILD game) but the practice pays off.
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    3. Highlander's Avatar
      Congrats CL on the amount of LD's. Quite impressive recall too.

      "Did you know that Michael let us borrow Highlander I through XV? I didn't even know there were fifteen. He and [female name] love those movies."
      Sorry I got in the way there!

      That sounds a bit uncanny that cameo of mine.
      By any chance do you remember any of the female name mentioned in the brackets? (If it's personal then only the first letter of the Christian name would help.)
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    4. bemistaken's Avatar
      Wow!!! :bravo: CL, you did your thing last night! That is exactly what happens to me when I end up back in my body after a WILD, I can stay still and bounce right back out. Great job man and keep up the great work !
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    5. NyxCC's Avatar
      There we go again! Congrats? No wait…

      Congrats!!!!

      I apologize for the length, but it was a ton of dreaming. I gave the dreams headings to hopefully make the breaks clear. What a ride!
      Lol, I love the series! Excellent job on DEILDing and on keeping that awareness during all the FAs!

      my quick internal deliberation ends in a verdict of "worth it
      Yeah, I know those terrible verdicts, lol! The follow up was very funny too! Good thing it was still a dream.

      The head spouts a series of angry curses at me before suddenly changing into the head of penguin.
      This is hilarious! Nothing beats beheading bad DCs and turning them into cute animals!

      Also - well done on almost getting to the Colosseum and completing the fighting part of the task despite initially not having time to react to the aggressive DC.

      I love that map of the world dream too! I’ve had some similar experiences and find them very fascinating!

      Great dreaming CL!
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    6. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Highlander
      Congrats CL on the amount of LD's. Quite impressive recall too.

      Sorry I got in the way there!

      That sounds a bit uncanny that cameo of mine.
      By any chance do you remember any of the female name mentioned in the brackets? (If it's personal then only the first letter of the Christian name would help.)
      Thanks, Highlander! Yeah, it's funny because I never thought of your handle as being connected with the movies, but it makes sense. Surely this must have been a reference to you. There can be only one, after all, right?

      Your name isn't Michael is it?? The female name was something like "Sarah". I'm almost certain it started with an "S", but I just don't recall precisely what it was. That's why I bracketed it out. I had no idea which "Michael" Wife was referring to there. Couldn't make anything out of that whole exchange!

      Wow!!! :bravo: CL, you did your thing last night! That is exactly what happens to me when I end up back in my body after a WILD, I can stay still and bounce right back out. Great job man and keep up the great work !
      Thanks bemistaken! =) That's awesome that you can do this kind of thing so naturally. It's really rare for me but man is it cool!
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    7. Highlander's Avatar
      There can be only one, after all, right?
      As long as I don't lose my head!

      Your name isn't Michael is it?? The female name was something like "Sarah". I'm almost certain it started with an "S", but I just don't recall precisely what it was. That's why I bracketed it out. I had no idea which "Michael" Wife was referring to there. Couldn't make anything out of that whole exchange!
      No, my name is Rob. Michael doesn't have a connection with me. I was intrigued just in case the female name had any connection, sorry it doesn't however.
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    8. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Lol, I love the series! Excellent job on DEILDing and on keeping that awareness during all the FAs!
      Thanks! I've felt a bit dopey and unaware in some recent NLDs so I was glad that it came back to me in this series.

      Yeah, I know those terrible verdicts, lol! The follow up was very funny too! Good thing it was still a dream.
      Ha ha, yeah I was really glad that part was a dream. I think that's part of what got me lucid there at the end. I just really wanted it to be a dream because I was feeling really embarrassed.

      Also - well done on almost getting to the Colosseum and completing the fighting part of the task despite initially not having time to react to the aggressive DC.

      I love that map of the world dream too! Iíve had some similar experiences and find them very fascinating!
      Thanks! After the fight it really dawned on me that I couldn't possibly count this as the Task of the Year. While it was going on I kept thinking it would fix itself somehow and become the right setup, but I was way too busy with the combat to make the right kind of changes. It's okay, though, I learned a lot on this one.

      The map part was crazy because I just had no idea that perspective shift was coming. I've done the high altitude teleport thing before with good results but this time I got a bit of a curve ball. That's the way the game goes!
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    9. Xanous's Avatar
      My favorite was the penguin head! Why can't I get funny surprises like that. All I get is a womans shoe! Too bad the make-out didn't help! Maybe next time!
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    10. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      My favorite was the penguin head! Why can't I get funny surprises like that. All I get is a womans shoe!
      LOL. As a member of your Dream Journal audience, I appreciated the woman's shoe part. Hilarious!

      Too bad the make-out didn't help! Maybe next time!
      Perhaps I just got too excited, ha ha... I felt proud of myself for trying. Now that you've retired from doing The Full Xanous I didn't want it to become a lost art.
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    11. Iokheira's Avatar
      Nicely done! Practice makes perfect, right? Crazy dreams too. I especially liked the perspective shift with the map, reminded me of a hands-on museum I went to when I was younger. They had steel girders overlooking the city, very very high up. It actually made me kind of sick, but the picture was only about eight inches down. Very strange feeling.
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    12. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Nicely done! Practice makes perfect, right? Crazy dreams too. I especially liked the perspective shift with the map, reminded me of a hands-on museum I went to when I was younger. They had steel girders overlooking the city, very very high up. It actually made me kind of sick, but the picture was only about eight inches down. Very strange feeling.
      Thanks, Art! And yeah, these dreams were pretty nuts. It was all I could to even keep up with what was happening.

      Hey, that perspective experiment from the museum sounds awesome! I think that illustrates why in-dream "illusions" like this can work too. I mean, if the waking mind can be on some level fooled by an optical illusion like the ne in the museum, the dreaming mind can surely play the same trick on itself. In dreams, perception becomes reality, though, and what a strange experience that was.
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    13. Xanous's Avatar
      Perhaps I just got too excited, ha ha... I felt proud of myself for trying. Now that you've retired from doing The Full Xanous I didn't want it to become a lost art.
      After last night I think I've moved on. HA!

      LOL. As a member of your Dream Journal audience, I appreciated the woman's shoe part. Hilarious!
      Yeah I get some pretty good surprises but it's usually not so funny to me!
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