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    Reconciliation Hour

    by , 04-24-2013 at 01:04 PM (659 Views)
    This was a very long dream / lucid dream series, going on for at least 45 minutes to an hour. I lost lucidity early on and regained it, so the first part of the dream is extremely scrambled. Also, a little background on one portion: I recently found out that Wife thinks lucid dreaming is more or less a waste of time. I was disappointed by this and concerned about what her DC might be like in future dream appearances.

    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #88: Reconciliation Hour

    I'm in a lucid dream where I'm in a current of strong running water. I'm taking things easy, reminding myself to be more patient in life. I have a false awakening into a completely rearranged version of my house, downstairs. I hunt around for my dream journal... there it is, on the counter! I reach for it and as I grab it, my friend The Schwartz walks up and asks, "Hey, whatcha doing?"

    "Hang on, [The Schwartz], I've gotta get these dreams written down. My dream memory is good for like 3 seconds. If I think about anything else, it'll all go away." I feel my dream memories leaking out of my ears. (Figuratively.) He looks a little hurt and I remember that the message of the dream I just finished was to be more patient. "Sorry, man. I know I'm not as patient as I should be sometimes. My dream was about getting better at that. You were even in it."
    (I assume this is true but no longer have any memory of it.)

    I crouch down by a coffee table and get ready to write. Just then a full-sized poodle noses aggressively toward me. "Hey puppy," I say, reaching out to pet it. The dog turns away, totally snubbing me, circles around behind me, and then bites me hard on the butt. Another dog, a German shepherd joins the poodle and behind them I see my real two dogs (Siberian Huskies) lying on the carpet, panting.

    "[Wife]!!" I wail, going into the kitchen. "Why do we have four freaking dogs in this house now? Wasn't two bad enough?"

    Wife is in the kitchen cooking huge pans of a strange, purplish, bubbling yogurt conconction with her mom. "Oh, those belong to sissy and [brother-in-law Muppet]. We're just taking care of them." I grumble at this but sit down to journal. All but the last 2 pages of the DJ are filled, and the last entry is really hard to read. It says something about 139 pounds, but everything else is blurry and shifty. I demand proof that I'm not dreaming and
    become lucid.

    "Hey, [Wife]," I say. "I'm having a lucid dream."

    "Cool!" she responds. "Why don't we go to the park?" And then we're someplace else, holding hands and walking outside along a broad, grassy path with a great number of other people. We trudge past a flooded parking lot and the steel-toed boots I'm apparently wearing are soaked through. I'm annoyed at first, then remember that I can just fix it -- I do.

    After walking for a long while, we get to a playground. The playground is a sort of cross between a playground and a petting zoo because all sorts of little animals like sheep and pigs are playing on the equipment as well, mingling with the kids. Our two kids (who weren't in the scene before) streak past us and join in the playing. My oldest son E sort of sits on another boy and I cringe, worrying that there might be some sort of confrontation. All is well, though, and everyone plays happily.

    We do this for a while and then wander various paths in the park, the kids coming and going. There's an indoor scene as well where our son E gets to take a class and writes on the blackboard (something he can't do all that well IWL yet.)

    Eventually we return home and put E to bed, except he's sleeping in a crib for some reason now. I'm happy, the way I feel after a great day out with the family. I keep looking at my hands as we put him to bed, reminding myself that I'm dreaming. Each time I do, I seem to grow an extra finger. The extra fingers even work pretty well although it seems to take extra special effort to move the "new" fingers vs. the old ones. By the end, my right hand has nine fingers.

    As we leave his room, I show my freaky alien-looking hand to Wife and she laughs, saying, "That's awesome." I laugh too, peeling the extra fingers off like a glove and tossing it into the corner of a room where it lands with a rubbery thump. The fingers transform into a brightly-colored kerchief.

    I say, "You know, I wish you felt differently about lucid dreaming."
    (IWL, Wife expressed that she thinks lucid dreaming is pretty much a waste of time.)

    "I love that you have these dreams," she says, smiling.

    I'm confused. "But you pretty much told me that this was a waste of time." She looks away, her smile fading. Then it hits me how caught up I am in confusing fantasy and reality, even while lucid. "Sorry. I forgot. Here and now."

    She smiles again and turns to leave the room. I check her out as she's walking away. "Not gonna happen..." she says, without turning around, and bounds out of the room. I follow as the dream fades...

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    Updated 04-24-2013 at 01:38 PM by 57387

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    Comments

    1. Xanous's Avatar
      So what? No super powers? No flying? No teleporting to TOTY? Nothing but extra fingers and changing clothes?

      You just enjoyed your family and picked up on a lesson to be patient. That alone makes this dream awesome! Congrats on the super long lucid extra special lucid! I know you've been struggling and you deserved this.
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    2. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Ha ha, thanks my man! Yeah, it was amazing how strong the currents of the dream plot felt to me. I was happy to let it take me along. I had to really focus on the fact that it was a dream so that I didn't lose my lucidity. Even though there was lots of surreal content, the DCs were so lifelike that it drew me in.

      And you're right, I've been wrestling with a dry spell or two this month as well as some of the issues that were brought up (and hopefully resolved) during this dream. And I think the dry spell is just a memory now... this dream and the previous one (with the diamond) have got my confidence rocketing back up again. I woke up feeling very satisfied and centered after this dream.

      I told Wife about this one and she thinks that we need to open up a business that's like that hybrid playground/petting zoo thing.

      BTW I am right in the middle of replying to your PM... just had a lot on my plate and didn't get to wrap it up yet! Tonight is G night and I'm at a crossroads as to my precise approach... so I'll be seeking your counsel.
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    3. PennyRoyal's Avatar
      That first lucid sounds pretty cool, were you just going along with the dream plot to get to that point? Sounds like there was some kind of underlying message in that or something.

      I think it's pretty cool that you spent your Lucid just hanging out with your family. I've spent so much time wanting to do the impossible and have adventures I never considered just.. doing something 'normal' then and there.

      Congrats on those Lucids man. What dry spell?
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    4. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      That first lucid sounds pretty cool, were you just going along with the dream plot to get to that point? Sounds like there was some kind of underlying message in that or something.
      It's shameful, but I don't remember how I became lucid in that first part, how I wound up in the water, or where the water was. I have a fear gnawing at the back of my mind that it was the top of Angel Falls (for Task of the Year) but that's too agonizing to take seriously.

      I think it's pretty cool that you spent your Lucid just hanging out with your family. I've spent so much time wanting to do the impossible and have adventures I never considered just.. doing something 'normal' then and there.
      I'm the same way in LDs, and probably always will be. Once I know I'm lucid I'm like a little kid and I just want to run, fly, explore, and generally mess with absolutely everything around me.

      Leading up to this LD I'd had some anxiety that Wife's DC was going to get all weird now that I knew how frivolous and unappealing she finds lucid dreaming. I stuck close to her and the kids for this one in large part because I wanted to see what things would be like... and it felt good to see that everything was still fine.

      Congrats on those Lucids man. What dry spell?
      Thanks! And yes, exactly. I may not have a PennyRoyal-level April, but it can still be a pretty darn good month. =D
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      Updated 04-24-2013 at 05:42 PM by CanisLucidus
    5. PennyRoyal's Avatar
      It's shameful, but I don't remember how I became lucid in that first part, how I wound up in the water, or where the water was. I have a fear gnawing at the back of my mind that it was the top of Angel Falls (for Task of the Year) but that's too agonizing to take seriously.
      Ughh, I know that feeling. One of the more intense and vivid lucids I can recall, I have no idea how it started. I just remember trying to make a guy explode with my mind - I can't even remember why I wanted to lol.

      Thanks! And yes, exactly. I may not have a PennyRoyal-leve April, but it can still be a pretty darn good month. =D
      Lol, well.. we all get lucky from time to time I suppose. I really think wanting to dominate that competition is what did it for me, when it ended my hot streak seemed to as well - but I'm still determined to pump out some DILDs before the month is over.
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    6. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Ughh, I know that feeling. One of the more intense and vivid lucids I can recall, I have no idea how it started. I just remember trying to make a guy explode with my mind - I can't even remember why I wanted to lol.
      LOL. I remember the one where you were trying to make the guy explode using nothing but the power of your mind. I'm glad you reminded me of that one. And the support's appreciated... this was by far the most LD content that I've ever (knowingly) lost. I think the problem for me was that I went non-lucid for a while, then had another really long period of lucidity during which I didn't get to reflect on or think about what had come before. I think that allowed much of it to fade away.

      I guess the moral of the story is to not get fooled by false awakenings!

      Lol, well.. we all get lucky from time to time I suppose. I really think wanting to dominate that competition is what did it for me, when it ended my hot streak seemed to as well - but I'm still determined to pump out some DILDs before the month is over.
      That's really cool. Intent is a huge part of the puzzle and if competition fuels the fire for you, ride that for all it's worth!
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