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    The Raccoon

    by , 08-17-2013 at 10:34 PM (641 Views)
    The power was out at our house for the afternoon and overnight, so I had no excuse not to go to bed on time. Discipline at last! This is the first of a pair of lucids from last night.

    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #132: The Raccoon

    I'm sitting at our breakfast table with Wife, my two kids "E" and "R", my mom, and my dad. R's in his booster seat and positioned close to the back door (which is made of glass.) A huge raccoon walks up to the back door, gets onto his hind legs and starts pawing at the glass. "I think he likes [R]!" remarks Dad.

    I wonder whether I should be concerned that we have 3-foot raccoons wandering through our back yard. After pondering this for a moment, I decide that this is a little strange and use the nose pinch reality check,
    breathing clearly and immediately becoming lucid.

    Immediately I want to head outside, so I phase through the glass into the yard. Everything looks more or less like waking life. My goal is to get to the Great Barrier Reef for Task of the Year and I think about using the pool as a transition point. The plan: fall backward into the water, imagine that I'm actually in the ocean, then turn around. Hopefully then I actually am in the ocean.

    I walk up to the edge of the pool, turn around so that my back is to the pool, and fall backward into the water. I go under briefly but quickly surface. I imagine that I'm on the edge of a huge ocean, but when I turn around, I still just see the other side of the pool. I swim around for a while, wondering what to try next. I'm getting ready to try to imagine an ocean behind me again but before I can, I wind up in the void.

    From the void, I probe at my dream body but after only a couple of seconds I experience a shuddering sensation and hear a crackle like electricity. It reminds me of a violent WILD transition. Almost immediately a new scene forms -- a tan, smoothly curved, dumbbell-shaped object spinning by itself in the void. I want to reach out to it but I don't seem to have a dream body. I can shift my perspective, though, and I "move" closer to the tan dumbbell. It seems to be lit by some unseen light source behind me. I spend a few more seconds here before
    the dream ends.

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    Comments

    1. Highlander's Avatar
      3ft Raccoon's - sounds like a Menthol induced dream as I had 4ft high Pigeons in one of mine after a bout!
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    2. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      3ft Raccoon's - sounds like a Menthol induced dream as I had 4ft high Pigeons in one of mine after a bout!
      Ha! I remember that one now that you mention it... 4 foot penguins... You know, I had a DC's head turn into the head of a penguin a few dreams back now that you mention it!

      No menthol for this set of dreams, actually! We had a power outage so we started getting sleep really early in the evening, then the kids let us sleep in. (Power still off in the morning, argh!)
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    3. NyxCC's Avatar
      Congrats on the power cut....ummmm, I mean lds!

      A huge raccoon walks up to the back door, gets onto his hind legs and starts pawing at the glass. "I think he likes [R]!" remarks Dad.

      I wonder whether I should be concerned that we have 3-foot raccoons wandering through our back yard. After pondering this for a moment, I decide that this is a little strange and use the nose pinch reality check, breathing clearly and immediately becoming lucid.
      Good thing you RCed, who knows what the 3-foot invasion would have done to the house. It's almost as if they did it on purpose too, they had to get noticed!

      Immediately I want to head outside, so I phase through the glass into the yard. Everything looks more or less like waking life. My goal is to get to the Great Barrier Reef for Task of the Year and I think about using the pool as a transition point. The plan: fall backward into the water, imagine that I'm actually in the ocean, then turn around. Hopefully then I actually am in the ocean.
      Hmmm, I still think that the back fall is a good idea to do this but since you already have water, I also have another suggestion. Maybe expand your pool a bit and fill it with sand and corrals at the bottom, look at them and forget about the pool until the surroundings change? Then maybe look for the turtle to be your guide. What do you think about this as an alternative just-in-case option?

      That last void experience sounds quite interesting too!
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    4. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Hmmm, I still think that the back fall is a good idea to do this but since you already have water, I also have another suggestion. Maybe expand your pool a bit and fill it with sand and corrals at the bottom, look at them and forget about the pool until the surroundings change? Then maybe look for the turtle to be your guide. What do you think about this as an alternative just-in-case option?

      That last void experience sounds quite interesting too!
      Thanks! That is a great idea right there. I probably wouldn't even need to expand the pool beforehand if I filled in a bunch of sand and corral, got really close, and started imagining the rest! I may even want to start with the turtle since he was such a tricky little dude last time.

      Thanks for the idea there, Nyx! I hadn't done any pre-planning on "what if" for how to handle a pool but since my house is a reasonably common beginning spot for dreams, it pays to have a good plan! The same strategy could apply to whatever lake, river, or puddle I find to dive into as well.
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    5. NyxCC's Avatar
      Thanks for the idea there, Nyx! I hadn't done any pre-planning on "what if" for how to handle a pool but since my house is a reasonably common beginning spot for dreams, it pays to have a good plan! The same strategy could apply to whatever lake, river, or puddle I find to dive into as well.
      No probs! "What if" plans are the hardest! If only we could think as clearly in dreams and act on our plans accordingly...just imagine the results. Maybe one day?
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