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    Oceanfront Property

    by , 08-15-2013 at 09:12 PM (665 Views)
    This was the second of two lucid dreams from last night. I'm excited about this new Great Barrier Reef teleport, even if it is very glitch at this point!

    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #131: Oceanfront Property

    I'm walking through a university when I encounter the same male twins from my previous dream. They're dressed just as before and again they stare wordlessly at me. I remember this from the previous dream and become lucid.

    "Who are you?" I ask them.

    The twin in glasses only says, "Be careful out there," and together they walk off down the path behind me.

    I immediately remember my intention to explore the Great Barrier Reef and leap up into the air to fly. I soar over a few buildings toward a shipping yard filled with shipping crates and huge cranes. I know that I have to be close to the ocean. Somehow the dream loses cohesiveness for a moment and I'm thrown into the void.

    Rubbing my hands together, I think of what my fastest way to the Great Barrier Reef will be. After giving my dream body a quick probe, I pinch my nose shut and flop backwards like I'm plunging into water. This works incredibly, and almost immediately I'm swimming through clear blue water again, similar to the prior dream. But as I look around, I see that I'm swimming through an underwater version of my bedroom!

    I swim out into the hallway, so surprised to be swimming through my house that I have no idea what to do. I keep colliding with random objects like boxes as I swim and I'm generally nervous about my navigation, so I decide to return to the master bedroom to phase through the window. Hopefully that'll be something like the open sea. I swim back to the window but when I get to the shutters I just bounce off of them. I'm having trouble believing that I can do it or imagining what it will feel like. I make another attempt at it, bounce off again, and worry that I'm going nowhere and that I'll just wake up. Inevitably, this leads me to
    a false awakening in a darkened version of our bedroom.

    Wife has a little "dream checklist" that she's trying to go over with me. "Did you get to the Great Barrier Reef?" she asks, poised to check something off.

    "No," I say, disappointed.

    She frowns. "Did you ask about the meaning of life?" she inquires hopefully. It goes on like this for a while,
    but I don't remember what else happens afterward.

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    Updated 08-15-2013 at 09:55 PM by 57387

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    Comments

    1. Highlander's Avatar
      Congrats on the lucid.
      Sounds amazing swimming round your house. I'd have looked for the stopcock!

      Interesting dreamsign seeing those twins again.
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    2. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Congrats on the lucid.
      Sounds amazing swimming round your house. I'd have looked for the stopcock!

      Interesting dreamsign seeing those twins again.
      Ha, that's brilliant! Never even occurred to me to try something like that, even after waking up and thinking about the dream. But yeah, why not just drain the pool? =)

      Twins have been a dreamsign for me in the past, although they've typically been female twins. These guys were certainly a help with this dream!
    3. NyxCC's Avatar
      I read this one just now. Man, that's kind of weird with the twins, but also very cool because they helped you become lucid!

      After giving my dream body a quick probe, I pinch my nose shut and flop backwards like I'm plunging into water. This works incredibly, and almost immediately I'm swimming through clear blue water again, similar to the prior dream.
      I think that may be a very effective and quick way to get to where you are supposed to. I happened to on the spot pick up a scene change tech that involved turning my back on whatever was there, and then back again. Sorry for the teaser, and more on it tomorrow as I still need to put my notes together. But yeah, it's somewhat similar although not as entertaining and resulted in a scene change (but not angel falls). Anyways, I am amazed at how well you made this glitch tech work. Come to think of it, you always get pretty good results no matter what kind of teleport you use. Do you think it is because you visualize the place before you get there, you expect to get there, or you think about getting there?

      I swim out into the hallway, so surprised to be swimming through my house that I have no idea what to do. I keep colliding with random objects like boxes as I swim and I'm generally nervous about my navigation, so I decide to return to the master bedroom to phase through the window.Hopefully that'll be something like the open sea.
      Lol! This is insane, but it is also kind of cool.You are thinking ocean, and the first thing that pops up is water everywhere. It can be so hard to be consistently creative throughout the entire dream, but good job you kept thinking of a way out to the sea.

      That part with wife and the checklist was very cute too!
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      Updated 08-17-2013 at 11:53 PM by NyxCC
    4. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      I read this one just now. Man, that's kind of weird with the twins, but also very cool because they helped you become lucid!

      I think that may be a very effective and quick way to get to where you are supposed to. I happened to on the spot pick up a scene change tech that involved turning my back on whatever was there, and then back again. Sorry for the teaser, and more on it tomorrow as I still need to put my notes together. But yeah, it's somewhat similar although not as entertaining and resulted in a scene change (but not angel falls). Anyways, I am amazed at how well you made this glitch tech work. Come to think of it, you always get pretty good results no matter what kind of teleport you use. Do you think it is because you visualize the place before you get there, you expect to get there, or you think about getting there?
      Oh yeah, you had some success with the "turn your back on it" scene change? Cool! That was my most effective passage to the Alamo as well. That's what I was going for here as well and even though it wasn't 100% of what I wanted, I'm happy with how efficiently it changed the scene into something "pretty good". Maybe when I refocus on the Colosseum task again, this is what I need to do. Turn around, imagine, turn around again, whoa. (Hopefully. )

      I'm looking forward to reading this one now that you've totally teased it. I keep wanting to ask you how similar your result was to Angel Falls but I'll quit trying to get sneak previews!

      Lol! This is insane, but it is also kind of cool.You are thinking ocean, and the first thing that pops up is water everywhere. It can be so hard to be consistently creative throughout the entire dream, but good job you kept thinking of a way out to the sea.

      That part with wife and the checklist was very cute too!
      Thanks! It was a cool blend of scenes. I was surprised that my house wound up being part of it but my guess is that I was headed for a false awakening at home (hopefully one I wouldn't have believed.) I never expected to get a blend like that. It's interesting watching the mind decide what it's going to settle on as the new scene. Simulated awakening? Splashdown in some body of water? Hmm, how about both... =)
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    5. NyxCC's Avatar
      Oh yeah, you had some success with the "turn your back on it" scene change? Cool! That was my most effective passage to the Alamo as well. That's what I was going for here as well and even though it wasn't 100% of what I wanted, I'm happy with how efficiently it changed the scene into something "pretty good". Maybe when I refocus on the Colosseum task again, this is what I need to do. Turn around, imagine, turn around again, whoa. (Hopefully. )
      Can you give me the link to that one? You know, I've been trying to deconstruct how this whole summoning/changing the scene works and learn the correct way to do it. I think I ought to organize some field experimentation to find which way is the most effective one. For example, try to think of sth, try to visualize sth, try to expect something. Hopefully, do all three in the same dream to compare results. From your best entries which of the three you feel has worked best?

      Thanks! It was a cool blend of scenes. I was surprised that my house wound up being part of it but my guess is that I was headed for a false awakening at home (hopefully one I wouldn't have believed.) I never expected to get a blend like that. It's interesting watching the mind decide what it's going to settle on as the new scene. Simulated awakening? Splashdown in some body of water? Hmm, how about both... =)
      That also reminds me of that first AF try of mine, the lotus pond, where I ended up seeing a lotus pond imposed on my room. It's interesting how the subcon can work with different layers of images/objects at the same time. That's something we must learn to take advantage of!
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    6. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Can you give me the link to that one? You know, I've been trying to deconstruct how this whole summoning/changing the scene works and learn the correct way to do it. I think I ought to organize some field experimentation to find which way is the most effective one. For example, try to think of sth, try to visualize sth, try to expect something. Hopefully, do all three in the same dream to compare results. From your best entries which of the three you feel has worked best?
      Sure, here's the link! Clash at the Alamo - Dream Journals - Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views

      I'd say that it is a combination of visualization and expectation. If I had to describe a waking life analogue, it'd be like if for some reason you needed to remember what was behind you in great detail before you turned to look at it. So I imagine the thing in great detail and make it a part of my mental map of the world that I expect to find when I turn around. That seemed to work pretty well, although what I got was not an exact copy, it was pretty close.

      That also reminds me of that first AF try of mine, the lotus pond, where I ended up seeing a lotus pond imposed on my room. It's interesting how the subcon can work with different layers of images/objects at the same time. That's something we must learn to take advantage of!
      Ohh right!! That is very similar indeed! I hadn't put those together but now that you've made the connection for me, I totally see that as well. That raises the suspicion that my subC swiped the idea from your dream, but I'm more inclined to believe that this is something that can just happen. I think that the dreaming brain can effortlessly mix and match different concepts as they pop up. Makes dreams fun!

      I'm glad you pointed that out!
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    7. NyxCC's Avatar
      Thanks for the link!

      I'd say that it is a combination of visualization and expectation. If I had to describe a waking life analogue, it'd be like if for some reason you needed to remember what was behind you in great detail before you turned to look at it. So I imagine the thing in great detail and make it a part of my mental map of the world that I expect to find when I turn around. That seemed to work pretty well, although what I got was not an exact copy, it was pretty close.
      That's a great description. *To self: visualization, expectation, visualization, expectation, it is there, there it is! *

      Ohh right!! That is very similar indeed! I hadn't put those together but now that you've made the connection for me, I totally see that as well. That raises the suspicion that my subC swiped the idea from your dream, but I'm more inclined to believe that this is something that can just happen. I think that the dreaming brain can effortlessly mix and match different concepts as they pop up. Makes dreams fun!
      While we know schema infections can occur, I think as you said that this is also something that just happens. Yes, the dreaming brain can be very creative, this is something I like and want to play with whenever I can remember to!
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