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    Silent Lucidity

    by , 10-03-2014 at 04:13 PM (857 Views)
    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #243: Silent Lucidity

    Im hanging out with Dreamer in a carpeted den and were talking excitedly about how a group of us (Dreamer, Jenkees, anotherdreamer, and I) made audio recordings that make us sound like complete idiots. (This is a true waking life memory! I recorded myself using a special audio trick that Dreamer found which made me sound like a complete idiot. The others made their recordings overnight and Dreamer skyped me about this during WBTB.)

    Nearby theres a statue of a tall, naked, muscular woman striding forward while extending her arm toward the sky. The woman is wearing a basket across her lower back and there are three towel-like bundles in the basket. Dreamer tells me that these bundles are the idiot voice recordings and that theyll be ready soon. Dreamer and I lay on the carpeted floor maybe ten feet apart, facing each other and propped up on an elbow. We talk for a while about various things, mostly related to dreaming. I consider the idea that Im dreaming right now and yes,
    this is a dream!

    I tell Dreamer that all of this is a dream and she smiles, calmly agreeing. We talk a little about the voice recordings, and then I tell her that I cant remember my goals right now, but Im content to just chat for a while. She asks me why Im not wearing my SleepPhones to bed and I tell her that those are fleece and it still doesnt feel cold enough. I tell her, And you only know about the SleepPhones because this is a dream! (Meaning that she knows I'm not wearing them.) She laughs.

    I remember that I had a goal of facing a fear. Dreamer and I had recently discussed how were both very fearful about awkward silences with friends. I allow the conversation to pause. Dreamer seems to understand what Im doing and her eyes flick once nervously to the left before locking back on to mine for good. I feel a sharp flutter of panic at first and Im tempted to blah-blah-blah the moment away, but I resist it and maintain our eye contact. My hands knead the carpet to help keep the dream stable. After Im past the initial fear, my mantra Look for the dream returns to me. Dreamers mouth turns up in a half smile as my fear gives way to calm.

    After a while, I say, [Jenkees] must be here, right? I really want to meet him! Dreamer grins at this idea and agrees. We both stand up and I gesture toward the adjacent hallway, saying, Ah look, [Jenkees] is even here right now! A rather doughy, pasty guy who looks nothing like Jenkees walks through the door and joins us in the den.

    I notice that hes way too short. [Jenkees], youre supposed to be so much taller than this! The guy smiles sheepishly and starts shrinking even more until hes only waist height.

    Dreamer and I laugh at how badly Ive botched this summon. Sorry, [Jenkees], I say. Ill do better with this next time!

    Dreamer and I try to talk a bit more about dream goals, but it isnt long before
    the dream ends.

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    Updated 10-03-2014 at 07:20 PM by 57387

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    Comments

    1. KristaNicole07's Avatar
      Ha! I think both you and Jenkees just got trolled by your subconscious.
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    2. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Ha! I think both you and Jenkees just got trolled by your subconscious.
      Ha ha, I'm afraid you're right! I'm used to my subC having fun at my experience, but poor Jenkees is innocent! (And certainly not 3 feet tall!)
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    3. NyxCC's Avatar
      Cool dream! I liked how you decided to face your fear in the dream, one of the best applications for lding.

      One thing that I try to do, while being with people in general is to try to relax more bodily, you know sometimes when you are engaged in a conversation your body can be very tense. I try to relax my muscles and body similarly to those back to bed procedures and then I allow my attention to go the surroundings, very ADA like. So, you are gently examining some detail for a second and because you are so relaxed, it doesn't feel as if you are fighting to break the silence.
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    4. Jenkees's Avatar
      Nice to finally meet you Canis.
      What a cheeky DC version of me.
      Cool dream. Congrats on facing your fear!
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    5. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by NyxCC
      Cool dream! I liked how you decided to face your fear in the dream, one of the best applications for lding.

      One thing that I try to do, while being with people in general is to try to relax more bodily, you know sometimes when you are engaged in a conversation your body can be very tense. I try to relax my muscles and body similarly to those back to bed procedures and then I allow my attention to go the surroundings, very ADA like. So, you are gently examining some detail for a second and because you are so relaxed, it doesn't feel as if you are fighting to break the silence.
      Thanks, Nyx! I agree with you, lucid dreams are a nice, safe playground for exploring whatever scares you, and doing so in perfect safety. If I'd started crying from the awkwardness, for example, better that happen in a lucid dream rather than waking life!

      That's a great tip, Nyx, thank you! And it reminds me of something which I've noticed lately. Often during recent moments of social anxiety, I've found myself returning to my lucid dreaming mantra, which puts me in a more peaceful, less inwardly-focused / fretful frame of mind. It eases tension from the body very naturally, all of that unseen tension you mentioned.

      You are so right on comparing this to ADA! I appreciate the advice!

      Quote Originally Posted by Jenkees
      Nice to finally meet you Canis.
      What a cheeky DC version of me.
      Cool dream. Congrats on facing your fear!
      Jenkees!! Great meeting you too. Or meeting "sort-of you" at least, ha ha. I'll go for this again with a better summon at some point, but I still enjoyed the "short, cheeky Jenkees" result quite a bit!

      Many thanks, I enjoyed the experience! =)
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    6. NyxCC's Avatar
      That's a great tip, Nyx, thank you! And it reminds me of something which I've noticed lately. Often during recent moments of social anxiety, I've found myself returning to my lucid dreaming mantra, which puts me in a more peaceful, less inwardly-focused / fretful frame of mind. It eases tension from the body very naturally, all of that unseen tension you mentioned.
      Ah, that's a great example of using our ld and ld prep practices to help us in our daily life. Thanks for sharing.
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    7. Xanous's Avatar
      I understand that fear and how awkward it is but it cracks me up you confronted that in a dream. It seems this happens with certain people more than others. I'm usually grateful for someone that can be a chatterbox!

      This version of Jenkees was really funny too!
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    8. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      I understand that fear and how awkward it is but it cracks me up you confronted that in a dream. It seems this happens with certain people more than others. I'm usually grateful for someone that can be a chatterbox!
      Yeah, isn't it funny the stuff that comes to mind in the moment? I hadn't at all planned to face this fear in the dream, but when the recent discussion brought it to mind, it fused with what I remembered about the task, and there you go.

      This version of Jenkees was really funny too!
      He was pretty hilarious! I was way off, though, ha ha... surely I can do better next try!

      Heh, it's funny thinking back... if I recall correctly, you were the first DV member that I ever summoned back in the day!
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    9. Xanous's Avatar
      Yeah, isn't it funny the stuff that comes to mind in the moment? I hadn't at all planned to face this fear in the dream, but when the recent discussion brought it to mind, it fused with what I remembered about the task, and there you go.
      Yeah well thinking about stuff too much can be a bad idea so it's actually really cool you just went with it there.

      Heh, it's funny thinking back... if I recall correctly, you were the first DV member that I ever summoned back in the day!
      Was I really? Hmm. I feel so special now.
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    10. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Yeah, after I summoned you, you shrank down to a teeny tiny little man and had a robot voice, but it was still a decent first summon.
    11. Xanous's Avatar
      I need a link!
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    12. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Ah, found it! Here is my first Xanous summon and my first ever DV member summon!

      Losing My Grip - Dream Journals - Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views
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    13. Xanous's Avatar
      Ah yes how could I forget that one? Thanks for the reminder link.
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