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    1. Returning from another hiatus; Details and short dream journal inside

      by , 04-16-2015 at 01:43 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      Hey Dream Views! So I've gone on yet another hiatus from lucid dreaming and the site, but I am back at it once again. I'm attempting to do a mixture of ADA and DEILDing this time around(and DEILDs are a bitch!), and I'm really hoping for some success. To make things short with why I've been jumping on and off, I will simply say that I'm going through a very hectic time in my life; I'm on the final stretch of senior year, and there is a lot I have on my shoulders right now. I have not had a lucid dream in a couple months, and I blame it on my stress and lack of effort, but mainly the stress. I could still pull one per month without trying(I've been practicing lucid dreaming for five years, so I assume they come naturally every once in while now).

      However, last night things turned around. I found some new desire to return to one of my favorite hobbies after having a long discussion with a friend about lucid dreaming. I forget how it came up, but she didn't know much about it, and I gave her "the rundown." She is now wanting to explore the great world of lucid dreaming, and after our discussion I had the biggest nostalgia rush I've had in awhile. This inspired me to fully return to this practice, and have some good fun for old time's sake. I had a short discussion with a fellow lucid dreamer also on hiatus today who feels the same way now that our mutual friend is trying to come into this.

      Nonetheless, there will be some bridges to cross. My stress level is over 9000 right now, and I have also been losing a lot of sleep. Over the past month I've slowly been trying to DEILD, but with no success. I'm determined to try harder now however, and I've also taken up an old method I used called All-Day Awareness(ADA). And as I'm about to do in this same entry, I will try my hardest to log my dream recall to my best ability. Sadly, my recall is less than desired too, but patience will hopefully win this battle. Bottom line, I'm back and ready to give this another go.

      TL;DR I'm back.

      Now for the actual dreams I recall from last night:

      Entry 1

      There isn't much to say here, just some notes. I recall being in some sort of public building with some friends, and then there was a tornado warning issued. We took shelter, and sadly that's about all I remember.

      Entry 2

      Not too much here either. I recall being in Florida, and it is the end of my spring break(dreaming about the end of spring break was almost as sad as it actually ending). My friend Matt volunteers to drive me home, as long as I agree to make a pit stop at some fast food restaurant(that doesn't exist IRL). I agree, and as we're packing up, our friends begin setting up to have a drag race of some sort. All of them pull up one at a time, coming around a dirt road at really high speeds to show off before the race. My friend even ended up hijacking a school bus for the race! Just as things are setting up for the race, my memory cuts off. Not sure if it was the end of the dream, or if I just forgot the end.
    2. Singing at Work; Point and Click Teleportation

      by , 11-20-2014 at 03:24 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      Had my first lucid in nearly a month! Pretty happy about that, and I actually remembered a larger chunk of the dream!

      Dreamt I was at work doing my usual thing like I do in real life(I work as a stock person at a grocery store). I checked around the store in my sections to see what needed filled, and for the most part, everything needed some work(side note: I hate dreaming about being at work). So I went down the dairy isle of the store and checked out the milk. It was nearly empty, so I made sure to prioritize that. The dream was surprisingly accurate with the way the store looks in real life. As I "ventured" down the dairy isle I noticed my friend who also works there in real life trying to decide on what to buy. She was on break and browsing over the meat(even though it was the dairy isle). I tried suggesting items to her, as well as an old lady who was in the isle. After awhile I gave up and left the isle. I then came across a white table in the middle of the store with a bunch of people sitting around it. I know some of them, but the others were just random DCs. For some reason, they all wanted me to sing a song, but I wasn't all for it. I explained to them that I was working and I didn't want to get fired, but they didn't care. One girl who I know came up behind me slapped my butt(yeah that's not weird). Feeling very uncomfortable, I gave my consent and decided to sing, but I didn't know what to sing. Suddenly, music began playing from nowhere, and it was instrumental. So I made up lyrics on the spot and sang. That's all I remember from that dream.

      I awoke and the time was a few minutes before 5am. Only an hour left to sleep. I go to sleep and enter another dream.

      I don't recall the events leading up to this point, but I dream I'm on the side of a freeway. I don't recall how I got here, but here I am. It doesn't take me long, and I realize that I'm dreaming. I decide I wanna fly off somewhere, so I ascend into the air and fly away. I pick up speed and fly at Mach speeds. I stop momentarily, and I stare off towards something in the distance. I decide to do a little trick and see if it'll work. I point at the thing off in the distance, and I press thumb down like my hand is a pretend gun. I then spin around once, and to my surprise, I'm at the thing. The thing turns out to be a lovely house, and so I enter. I look around for awhile, but I end up awaking soon after.
    3. Another Lucid Fragment

      by , 10-27-2014 at 11:44 PM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      Hi DreamViews people! I think it's finally all coming together now! The lack of recall, the lack of lucids, all-day tiredness, random dozing off...I've self-diagnosed myself with narcolepsy. I've done some online studying and all signs are pointing towards that. Basically what narcolepsy does is it starts the REM cycle at the start of sleep rather than in the later hours of the night. This is definitely a huge factor in my lack of recall and lucids, and so I finally understand why I haven't been very successful. All that aside however, I had my third lucid this month last night. Seems like a little extra effort is doing wonders. I don't recall much other than walking around and doing the backwards falling method to make the dream clearer. It worked, but I don't recall too much from the dream.
    4. Another Lucid Fragment

      by , 10-27-2014 at 12:42 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      First thing's first: Yay! Two lucids within a week of each other!

      So I dreamt I was wandering around an urban area by myself. I had just come from somewhere in some buidling(I forget what I was there for). I began walking towards the road, when I spotted my friend. She waved at me and smiled as she walked towards a blue car waiting for her. She got into the nice-looking car and shut the door. I then randomly became lucid, and I felt like doing something with her. I approached the car as it began to drive away very slowly, and I grabbed onto the spoiler of the car. I pulled back, and the car came to a stop and slid to the right. The girl got out, and we walked together for a bit, but my intentions with her were thrawrted as I awoke.
    5. Lucid Side Notes

      by , 10-22-2014 at 02:02 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      Had my first lucid in a long time two nights ago. I don't recall very much, other than it was night time outside when I became lucid. I then flew around for a bit, and I decided to change the time of day. I used the "force" if you will, to pull the sun into view, and it became day. The weird part was that when I turned around it was still nighttime behind me, but it was day on the other side. That's all I remember.
    6. More Broken Recall and Brief Lucid

      by , 10-01-2014 at 03:41 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      Well my recall has still been pretty broken recently which sucks. I've also realized I've lost a lot of motivation to post DJ entries because of this. However I am going to try and post entries daily again if possible. It's hard to balance school, work and a social life as is...so solitary time is my first sacrifice which means less internet and video games, both of which I love a lot. But hopefully things will improve soon.

      But anyway, all I can remember is having a very brief lucid last night and abruptly waking up from it. I've had a suckish trend of waking up about 20-30 minutes before my alarm every morning and I hate it. So hopefully that will stop, but at least I had a lucid! I hope next time it'll be longer and I'll remember a lot more!
    7. Another Shorter Lucid(Side Notes)

      by , 09-13-2014 at 02:14 PM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      This morning I had a lucid but it was very vivid and I wasn't of the greatest level of lucidity either. The only part I recall from being lucid was being in a public restroom with a younger Asian woman. There were other events prior but I can't recall them that well. It had something to do with being in a store, and I think I was looking for bread for some reason.
    8. Lucid Fragment

      by , 08-31-2014 at 08:47 PM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      I had a very short lucid last night. All I can remember of it is becoming lucid, doing a clarity technique and then exploring around the house I was in.
    9. Very Short Lucid Side Notes

      by , 08-23-2014 at 03:25 PM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      Okay so two nights ago I a very short lucid dream. I all recall is becoming lucid, trying to do something, having a false awakening, and then becoming lucid again, and then having another false awakening and then waking up. I think I'm only going to count this as one lucid dream, because I never actually woke up.
    10. A Mix of Short Dreams

      by , 07-07-2014 at 03:16 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      I had a couple dreams which I can only recall a small amount of from last night. All of them were pretty interesting to me though.

      ~Dream 1~

      I dream I'm at the store with my friends. We are there quite briefly, before going to a baseball game at a very muddy baseball field. We are playing and having a great time together. However things quickly take a change for the worst when we are suddenly attacked. Several gunmen start a Shootout at the baseball field, and my friends and I are the first to respond. We all pull out pistols and return fire. There is a long battle in the muddy field, and the gunmen lose all of their men after a short while. I recall shooting at least two of them in all of the chaos. That's all I recall from that dream.

      ~Dream 2~

      My second dream involved me being in a house. It was my own house in the dream; an awesome two story home with a lot of space. The dream was clearly in the future, probably about ten years. In the dream I am married in the dream, but I have no recall of my wife's appearance. I also had a young boy in the dream. The majority of time was spent with me and my wife playing with our son in his room. My son, whose appearance is a blur as well, was around 5 years old, and he was a very bad listener. My wife was very nice, but she seemed to be wearing the pants in the relationship for sure. I would suggest something, then she'd immediately turn down the idea and suggest something different. I would then agree to her ideas and go through with them. It was very odd. I hope in the future my real wife won't be like this, and I hope my child is obedient. I also recall people stopping by the house later on, but that's the last part I recall.

      ~Dream 3~

      I dream I awake in my friends' apartment early in the morning. Another guys' night has ended, so it's time for everyone to get up and clean the apartment as a kindness for the college guys letting us stay here. We all get up and begin cleaning stuff. I plug in a massive industrial vacuum, and I begin sweeping. Another friend of my mind starts vacuuming, and I get mad at him for trying to steal my job. So we comprise, and he sticks to vacuuming hard to reach places, and I'll do the rest.

      I was then awoken, and it was time to clean the college guys' apartment in real life now. Funny coincide of a dream.
    11. Very Short Lucid Side Notes

      by , 07-07-2014 at 02:50 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      I finally broke my dry spell a few nights ago, sadly I barely any of my dream. The only part I recall is doing a reality check by looking at my hands. My left hand was very disfigured, and I became lucid. I sadly don't remember anything else after that...but hey, I broke a near two month long dry spell!
    12. Two Short Lucids and Old TOTM

      by , 05-03-2014 at 02:38 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      Hey DV. I had two lucids in a single night a few days ago, I've just been to busy to post about them. I can't recall much from them, but I will say I'm glad because I had four lucids in one month, which is three more than I usually have. But all I can remember is flying in the first dream, and in the second dream I remember pulling an April Fools joke for the TOTM. I'm hoping my recall will get better, as well as my ability to stay asleep longer for longer lucids.
    13. Another Short Lucid...But it's only been a few days since my last lucid!

      by , 04-28-2014 at 03:17 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      This was another broken sort of recall. I can't remember a whole lot before I got lucid, but I still managed to do so, so I'm happy!

      I dream I'm in a house, and this house's interior is actually quite large. It looks like it could quite easily hold nearly two-hundred people. There is a large "ball room" for lack of better term, and there are tables and people all over partying and having a good time. My friends are dancing and partaking in a very odd game, which involves you driving a cart across a track and then smashing into a wall(yeah I'm as confused as you are).

      Rather than partake in that, I leave the room and go out into the hall. There're many rooms all around the area, so I decide to investigate. I look around for awhile, until I walk into a bedroom where my three or four friends are sitting around. The only two I know were there for sure were my friends Jason and Robert. The other two were possibly my friends Zaine and Brad. Anyway, they were looking at Magic: The Gathering cards together, and as I acknowledge them I realize am dreaming. I now leave the room and explore the house until I
      awake. Unfortunate, but it was still quite the short gap between lucids for me in awhile.
    14. Dryspell Broken/Lacking Recall/Side Notes/Update

      by , 04-24-2014 at 11:07 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      Hello DV! Finally broke my dryspell, which lasted 29 days. My last lucid dream was on March 25, so it's been awhile, but I finally broke it last night. Sadly, most of the dream is lost in my subconscious now, but I can recall a few things at least, both lucid and non-lucid.

      I recall being in some sort of store of something with my friends and classmates. I also recall driving out of a gas station parking lot, and two guys cut me off in their car, but then allowed me to drive out into the interesection(sorry lol the parts I remember weren't too interesting).

      Lucidly I recall the time shortly after becoming lucid. I fell backwards once to make the clarity of the dream better, and it worked quite well. Not too long after that the dream almost felt like real waking life. My ADA was kicking in to the maximum, so the details in the environment around me were staggeringly realistic. Not only was the area detailed down to each speck of dust, but my body also felt very lively and at work like it would feel in real life. I've noticed that normally the body just feels empty in dreams to me, and this is probably the same for other people too. Bottom line, I'm very happy with the results of the ADA method.

      Now onto a few updates:
      I'm finishing up this year of school, and so the end of the year stress is starting kick in. I have to constantly worry about my grades, and the mounds of work my teachers are giving me. This has been affecting my dream recall quite horribly, because I've been quite stressed out. I noticed that once this school settled in my LD count from the summer went out the window, and I've been having dryspells for the whole school year. I've been practicing All Day Awareness(ADA) since June, and it's continuing to prove useful in capturing the detail of my dreams, but it's harder to practice in the day time when it's never the first thing on my mind, especially in school.

      Recently, just this week in fact, I've been thinking about returning to the DEILD method, considering I tend to wake up unintentionally at least once a night, sometimes twice, or even three times. It's a very hard method to get started with, because it requires you to not move or open your eyes when you awake, so it's been difficult to have my mind immediately have a twitch reaction to not do so when I awake. I almost had it last night though, so I could've had two lucids! So hopefully I can pull that together soon, and hopefully when summer returns I can get back to having weekly to biweekly lucids again.
    15. Short But Weak Lucid

      by , 03-26-2014 at 03:36 AM (INeverWakeUp's Super Dream Journal)
      I didn't really have any special parts to my dream, but I did become lucid at one point, but I didn't do anything afterwards really other than fly. Sorry, I'll try to be more exciting in the future. It's just been a real struggle getting back into frequent lucid dreaming due to the stress of school. Over the summer I was almost back in business, but then school came along. So hopefully, I'll get back into the swing of things soon. This was my second lucid in two nights, so I'm pretty happy actually!
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