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    False Awakening

    1. August 16th, 2010

      by , 08-16-2010 at 05:56 PM
      At first the night seemed to be a bust. I woke up around 4AM and didn't recall much. Little did I know the night would turn out to be awesome! I went to sleep thinking of the imagery of trees and forests, still trying to incubate the dream for our classes' first task. As far as incubating dreams go, I'm not doing so well. but as far as turning lucid goes..

      After I woke up at 4AM I decided to try to WILD. I was at the same point I normally get to, my heart was beating loudly, my eyes were flickering fast-- and then bam, interrupted again.

      I decided to just go to sleep. I ended up having a dream where Alyssa, her dad and I were watching TV and there was nothing on. This was clearly daily residue from my activities of the day. I was so concentrated on trying to find the CNN channel, but her dad informed me that it was a hard channel to find, and only showed up sometimes. I also remember seeing a selection of 6 PSP ads, selecting one, and the group of us laughing because the ad was exactly 1 second in length.

      I woke up. 6 AM or so. The next dream I would have would be key to obtaining my lucidity, however I didn't recall it until after the second dream. However, for the simplicity of following the dreams..

      I was in my room at my Dad's smoking a Joint with my friend Mo. I don't know why, but I remember I had a keyboard with a keyboard on it. That is, a musical keyboard with a QWERTY keyboard on it. I ended up throwing it under my bed and my bed frame hit some keys. It was then that I realized the keyboard was playing music from my collection. It was entirely bizarre. I remember hitting specific keys, it would play a random song from a specific band assigned to that key. It was then that the doorbell rang. As usual, I ignored it because I wasn't expecting anyone. It persisted. I went out into the hall only to see my old friend Josh breaking into my house and bringing 6-7 people in with him. One of the people had started walking up the stairs with a bong and I remember freaking out saying he couldn't smoke pot upstairs (though I failed to realize I just was) and he had to go downstairs if he wanted to do that. They eventually all gathered around the kitchen table and I threatened to call the police. I dialed #11 by mistake and they all laughed. Upon dialing 911, there was no response, only several beeps that confused me. This clued me in to the strangeness of the scenario.

      It was then I had a false awakening.

      I looked at my hands. What the hell was wrong with them?! I'm dreaming. Things were kind of fuzzy. I decided I should try and stabilize the dream. I looked around trying to take in details. I picked up an ornament to the left of me and felt it. The hard stone was so realistic. I started shouting out that I wanted to see my dream guide, but nothing happened. Alyssa ended up walking downstairs. At first, I was having trouble moving. I still need to work on controlling my dream body better, I have issues with turning my head. After that was fixed, I looked at Alyssa and she told me "You complete me!". I didn't reply. I said lets go for a walk. "why not," she said "seems like a good thing to do while dreaming". As we were walking towards the door outside I said "I'm not going to put on shoes, I don't need them, I can summon fireballs!". "That's a good reason to not wear shoes.". When we got outside, it really clicked. I could summon fireballs. And I did such. I shot off 2 or 3 small fireballs from each hand one after another. It was this action that made me think if I could shoot a fireball, why not bring it a step further and try and shoot a hadouken? I shouted "When I go around this corner, I want to see Dhalsim!". I was intent on playing street fighter for real in my dream. Sadly, I had a FA. when I opened my eyes, I saw an intense image of bright light; it was Jesus playing guitar, but he was shining like a reflection and looked like church stained glass! It was almost cliche, but the guitar sounded amazing. I realized I was laying down and I needed to try and stabilize the dream again. I picked up the rock once more and rubbed it on my cheek, and then I licked it. It tasted just like a rock would. Plain and earthy. I wanted to experiment more with taste, so of course, I said "when I look under the bed, I'll find a plate of nachoes!" no sooner than when I grabbed the plate, Alyssa jumped on the bed in real life, causing me to wake up for real. I scrambled to write everything down in my DJ.

      After the Lucid I fell asleep again, recalling the first dream I already had. I had a FA and told Alyssa I remembered how my lucid started, and she informed me she already knew. This confused me since I had just woken up and there was no way she would know. I looked out the window and the world looked strange.. by the time I realized I was dreaming, I was already opening my eyes. I kicked myself for not becoming lucid again, but was still happy with the previous experience.

      Looking forward to more Lucids in the future!

      Updated 10-14-2010 at 05:38 AM by 34689

      lucid , false awakening , dream fragment
    2. August 12th, 2010

      by , 08-12-2010 at 06:25 PM
      As per class 2, prior to sleeping I spent most of my time imagining a forest. I pictured myself touching the bark of an old oak tree, feeling it a little, then shooting up through the branches and leaves into a vast expanse of trees. The forest forms an infinite valley of greenery, and I fly around it.

      sadly, this didn't play out the was I envisioned, but the night was a success regardless!

      I only recall few fragments from my first dream. I was being transported all over the world. All I remember is that the Worlds' climate was in danger, and I ended up in Australia. There was a giant yellow sign depicting all of the atrocities Australia was doing, and it was claiming they were using a fourth of the worlds resources.

      I woke up early again. Probably about 6 AM again. Our cat was clawing at my backpack. Soon after I moved it, I decided to try to WILD, and realizing Alyssa's dad would be up for work soon, I decided I should use headphones to cancel out any sound. I listened to my binural beats track. About 1 hour after trying to sleep while relaxing, my eyes started flickering intensely and I felt my heart beating incredibly loud. This happened on my last time trying to WILD, but last time it was accompanied with visuals. I don't remember any clear visuals with this attempt, except at one point I was positive I was seeing blurry silhouettes of people. My left shoulder and right thigh started to feel weird, so I decided to snap out of it and just go to sleep normally. The whole time I was trying to WILD I was concentrating on the image of a forest.

      The last dream I remember, I was in some sort of mansion of sorts. Filled with several different people. I remember the architecture of the building made no sense. I can't give any real specific examples, but there were only certain ways to get to certain rooms, hallways weren't really present. I recall having a FA into a room of the mansion that looked similar to the room in waking life that I was currently sleeping in. I thought it was a strange dream. Then I'm not sure what tipped me off, but something didn't feel right. I looked at my hand, but didn't see anything. I was positive it felt like I lifted my hand up, but I could only see my thumb. I put it back down, and tried my other hand. Again, I saw nothing. I came to the conclusion I was dreaming, and became lucid. I remember looking around the room, trying to take it what I could. I looked down at Alyssa and had the thought of waking her to talk to myself, but she was breathing in a strange way so I decided against it. I took a few steps towards an air hockey table that didn't exist in the waking world, and felt a vibration coming from my cellphone in my pocket. I went to grab it and answer it, but as I did, I woke up.

      It wasn't the most amazing lucid, but it certainly beats my last record of becoming lucid and the dream exploding to white. Looking forward to my next lucid--hopefully to complete the task of the week!

      Updated 10-14-2010 at 05:39 AM by 34689

      lucid , non-lucid , false awakening
    3. August 11th, 2010

      by , 08-11-2010 at 08:47 PM
      Well, much better dream recall than the past few nights. I was startled awake around 6AM from Alyssa's cats going crazy--sadly I was too busy trying to contain the cats and quickly forgot all dreams that had just occurred. I tried to WILD afterwards because it seemed to be a convenient time, but was hard pressed since the cats were still going crazy and Alyssa's dad started getting ready for work..the constant audible distractions made it hard. I gave up on WILDing and decided to just go back to sleep.

      I don't remember precisely how many times, but in my dream I was having false awakening after false awakening, all in the same location that I was currently at. Eventually I sat up and Alyssa did as well, her father was concerned if she needed any money. At first she said she was fine but then seemed fixated on the fact that she would need money so she could go to 'the Boons' (usually the term is used in reference to the middle of nowhere, but in this case I somehow knew it was an event titled 'the Boons' for some reason.) I had another false awakening and remember looking in the backyard and seeing our cat hanging from a tree-- it was tied to a metal screw plugged into the ground and it was wearing a body harness, it was perfectly fine, but just hanging from the tree. it was very odd!

      that's as much as I can really recall.

      Missed Dream Signs:
      -Several false awakenings in a row

      Updated 10-14-2010 at 05:39 AM by 34689

      non-lucid , false awakening