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    1. Kidnapping & Illness

      by , 06-13-2022 at 08:41 PM
      I was at my bayside home with the animals and dogs, running through the grass and over the dirt driveway. I looked up over the hills, past the trees, and noticed that the blue sky had a red patch in it.

      It was growing. Something was coming.

      I told everyone to go inside as it spread. We called in the animals and family rushed up the spiraling staircase into the upper story of the house. The sky quickly darkened, blotting out the sun.

      I suspected it could be environmental, or the aliens encountered from a previous dream I had the same night (same location).

      I told everyone to stay away from the windows and hide. There was a bright light outside, like searchlights. Everyone found hiding places behind furniture and in closets, but there was barely any time.

      After a moment though, I decided to stop hiding. This was my home, they were probably looking for me and I didn’t want my family hurt. I got up from behind the bed and walked to the front door to stand in the doorway under the searchlights. “What do you want?” I asked.

      “You.” they told me, and grabbed me. Multiple people shoved me into the back of a van and locked it shut. There were bars separating me from the driver and front passenger seat.

      As I inspected the front of the van, I saw that there was a woman in the passenger seat with smooth black hair, tan skin. I asked what she wanted as the driver started driving. “Money. A lot of it.” she said in a cold manner without looking at me. They were taking me somewhere to get money.

      “Okay.” I said and then reached forward through the bars. I spawned money from my hands, manifesting it in wads of $100s right into her lap.

      She was stunned, not expecting to be showered with money, and even doubted what she just saw. I just asked “Is that enough?” as she counted it.

      “No…” she said and proceeded to tell me it would cover multiple medical procedures.

      She was dying. Her whole body was falling apart and she couldn’t afford the operations. I nodded and gave her more money, though I paused after a bit, feeling like if was pretty early in morning.

      My body couldn’t keep sleeping forever and was more than ready to wake up, but I wanted to stay a bit longer. “What’s your name?” I asked.

      “Why?” she questioned with suspicion. They had just kidnapped me. She assumed I planned to retaliate if I knew her identity.

      “It’s just that… I have to go soon.” I told her with honesty. Time was running out. “To me, this is a dream and I might wake up.”

      Upon saying this, she looked horrified. She had just seen a person spawn money out of their hands, and was now being told her existence was just a dream?

      “You’re still real,” I reassured her. I didn’t want her to be scared. That’s not why I was telling her this. “…No, this is all real. But from my perspective, it’s my dream. That’s just the nature of reality… I’ll wake up soon, and I want to remember your name so I can help you.” I explained as much as I could. I guess I don’t really need her name, but it makes things easier.

      “Ether. It’s Ether.” she told me after hesitation, a name pronounced like aether… like the celestial aether, I thought as I took a moment to commit her name to memory.

      I wondered if it was easier to memorize things from inside dreams compared with waking. Beats me, though.

      She then suddenly told me that the money was enough and she didn’t want anymore. She was horrified and distressed by what I told her.

      “How about I give you a new body instead?” I offered, knowing it wasn’t about the money. Even with all these expensive operations, she might not make it.

      She was shocked and in awe that I could do that, but she just witnessed me sprout money out of nowhere, so nodded.

      I smiled. “Let’s start with your hair. What kind of hair have you always wanted?”

      “Curls?” she said and I waved my hands over her hair, changing the shape and structure so that it curled naturally. She turned around so I could get to every spot. This also made it frizzy. “Yeah, that’s the bane of curly hair! It gets all frizzy.” I laughed and she looked it over in amazement with a laugh, too.

      “Oh my god…” she said as she ran a hand through her new curls, looking at them in the van’s mirror.

      I wanted to do more for her in that moment, but I couldn’t sleep anymore and woke up. It was 10:40 AM and I went to bed at around midnight. Also, my last WBTB was around 9 AM.
      Categories
      lucid , memorable
    2. Deliberate False Awakening Experiments with V-WILD

      by , 05-30-2022 at 03:19 AM
      I saw someone needed help with V-WILD this morning, so I tried messing with the technique it to see if I could find a way to help them and also played around with false awakenings.

      V-WILD (to my understanding) is WILD but with a visual anchor.

      So I did V-WILD at 7 AM. Rather than choosing a visual, I watched the inside of my eyelids until a visual started to form (like cloudgazing). Unlike cloudgazing, the visual became more vivid as I progressed through WILD.
      The dream formed into the same bedroom I fell asleep in, and could’ve been a false awakening if I didn't know it was a dream.

      I experimented trying to speak in real life signifant other from the dream, since I've been wanting to experiment more with that lately. I did it once before and have been fascinated by the idea of controlling waking body while asleep ever since.

      My SO was asleep IRL so the experiment wouldn't have worked. I figured that would happen, am thinking of using a recorder next time.

      After that, I climbed out the window in my dream room. Thought to myself: "I wonder if I should make anything I really want to do more often be right next to the dreamed version of my house—this is a good way to develop PRs with more fun stuff in them."—but couldn’t think of anything I really wanted. Can always incubate this while awake.

      I noticed how a lot of things were different in my dream neighborhood like lighting and rearranged buildings. I could change them and make a replica, but don’t really need to. I kind of like having the dream versions of RL locations to be different, makes the dream state easier to distinguish.

      I then tested out waking myself up in a way where it’s more dream body instead of waking body sensation to help me get a feel for the difference. If I wake myself up for real, then that could help me pinpoint waking sensation. If dream wake-up, that's dreamed sensation.
      idk I was coming up with this on the spot, so it may not be a great idea for an experiment.

      So I woke up back in my bedroom.
      I assumed this was either a dream or I woke myself for real. I suspected dream, but wasn't totally sure. Tested reality check with finger through palm and it didn’t work. My hands were so solid and realistic! I was pretty sure it was a dream anyway though, so I plugged my nose and breathed. It worked.
      Dream.

      I practiced the false awakenings a few times and was able to tell I was in a dream more and more every time I did it.

      All the while, the dreamed version of my significant other was there watching this nonsense! I told her it was a dream, and she acted mock-concerned, half-heartedly gasping with poorly acted worry.
      I responded to her playfully "Yeah, I know if you were the real one, you would be rightly concerned about me thinking everything is a dream, but since we both know it’s a dream, you’re fine~"

      I eventually woke myself up for real when it felt it had been an hour because I had to get ready for a thing. Was about 8AM.

      Updated 05-30-2022 at 03:33 AM by 99032

      Tags: awakening, false, wild
      Categories
      lucid , false awakening , memorable , side notes
    3. Bringing Dream Characters Out of Dream

      by , 05-28-2022 at 11:21 PM
      Example of bringing a dream character out of a lucid dream into waking hallucination.
      This is one of my older dreams I titled 'The End' that was memorable enough to post here.

      ---

      At the end of the universe, everything was being engulfed by a white void. It dissolved buildings and entire mountain ranges into dust, encroaching from all sides as it narrowed in on the remains of one of the last cities.
      I watched the void tear through the earth, leaving behind fragmented strips of road—like something out of a Dr. Seus book.
      There were bits of road and houses scattered into floating islands, and some mountains in the distance still being slowly dissolved.

      I wandered around (flying) searching for people, wondering if there were any survivors still around, and found a woman standing on the edge of one of the roads. I descended down onto the road and stood next to her.
      "This is the end, isn't?" she asked as she watched the mountains being eaten by the void.
      I told her yes.

      The white void was getting close now and I could feel its unsettling energy. I also felt like it was getting early in the morning (my body was ready to wake up naturally) and this dream was coming to an end. I didn't have much time left, so I told her. "I have to go now, though. Do you want to come with?"
      She seemed surprised and confused at first, but agreed. So I turned into my dragon and picked her up. We flew past the mountains towards the void. At the thresshold where the mountains ended and the void began, as soon as I touched it, I left the dream state.
      I woke up in my room and could see a shadowy figure standing at the end of my bed. I heard the woman's voice say "Thank you." and she faded out of my perception.

      Then I got out of bed and proceeded with my day.

      Updated 05-28-2022 at 11:26 PM by 99032

      Categories
      lucid , memorable
    4. Cursed Future Arthur

      by , 05-22-2022 at 06:53 PM
      Spent a lot of time in my PR home last night. It’s frozen in time and I love it.

      I then traveled to the future, before an apocalypse that was coming I noticed Arthur was still on the air. That kids show from the 90s was like the longest running TV show. So, I turned on an episode and… it was bad.
      It was unbelievably bad... Instead of having a round head, Arthur had like the chipmunk shaped head. Instead of human eyes, the characters all had animal eyes, but they were enlarged to fit the cartoon animal face.
      Picture large beady black orbs slightly jutting out of the face with flimsy tacked-on human eyebrows.
      But they had human mouths…. And teeth.
      It was hyper realistic, but 2D not 3D. You could see every hair, but smooth areas like the teeth had no detail.

      Back to business though. I waited through the apocalypse, which wiped out most of humanity. The few people still surviving didn’t know what happened, which is why I was there. I told them what caused the world to end—so that history can be recorded. I warned them to remember and pass it along so their descendants don’t make the same mistakes generations down the line.
    5. Ethan & Aliens

      by , 05-13-2022 at 11:01 PM
      Followed a human biologist named Ethan to an alien planet. Him and a group of other human researchers set up a dwelling and studied the wildlife. There was a slothlike creature that he was creating a 3-D model of (they were recording a lot of different animals and plants). Felt like I spent at least an hour in this dream. They brought a dog with them and whenever I went near the dog, I started levitating. I wondered if this was because it was a dream, or if this was part of the plot and there was something about the dog. At some point I asked the group. Suddenly all of them looked at me demonically and I got scared and either woke up or got a false awakening (don't remember).

      Felt like I broke the immersion and spooked myself. It was a fun dream though so I decided to go back into it. Either with WILD or DILD, or if I never truly woke up, I don't remember.

      I reappeared in a futuristic version of Earth and knew that many years have passed, but Ethan was around here somewhere.

      Everything was tightly controlled and monitored. All of civilization lived in a dome-in community to protect it from whatever was outside. You literally weren’t allowed to communicate without a device listening and tracking, either. The government kept tabs on everything.

      After messing around with my phone a bit, I decided it wasn’t worth it. I didn't want the government tracking my messages. I adventured through the city and looked for Ethan in person. Eventually found him in a truck parked in an alleyway. I told him I could turn into a dragon and fly, and break him out, but he didn’t want to accept the offer. He seemed worried about the government catching him. Turns out they were indeed listening and following me. They already knew.

      So I turned into my dragon and grabbed him. Either took the whole truck with him inside or just him, don't remember. I flew out of the building. Outside, there was a shore and what looked like endless ocean.

      I started flying over the water in a random direction until I saw some land in the distance. I thought we were making it out, but then I realized they had cows on a boat heading in that direction.

      We were flying straight for a slaughterhouse
      I realized in that moment that there was nothing out here. I could feel it, knew what was around us. I knew what caused civilization to be trapped inside a dome. The whole world head been reduced to this one island and section of ocean. Beyond that, there was nothing but a white void—like the glitched outer bounds of a video game. Of course, this isn't a video game, it's just how my dream worlds work when they collapse.

      I was still being followed and they were laughing their butts off at the fact I was going straight for the slaughterhouse.
      Deciding I didn't want anything to do with the void, I didn't even want to look at it, I turned back around and was captured closer to shore, still in dragon form.

      Around this time, I thought about gravity in dreams, and the fact that I wasn’t feeling it. There's a certain weightlessness to it. Was thinking about the lucid dreamer named Hukif. I was already lucid, though.

      I then had a false awakening (kind of? I might've been lucid for it though). I journaled this dream inside the dream and then woke up for real at 5:09 AM. Went to the bathroom IRL.

      I went back to sleep and re-entered the dream again, back to being caught. They dragged me onto shore and into the dome. I was brought into a dark room and saw that the government officials were all monstrous aliens. I don’t think much happened but they brought me (still dragon) back inside and seemed like they weren’t sure what to do with me. They knew what I was though, that I created this dream world and they were living inside of it, so they knew that they couldn't keep me here forever.
      I wasn't really sure what else to do in this dream either.

      Eventually I woke up again to 7:00 alarm.

      Went back to sleep and had a different dream. I remember having a series of dreams and in between dream states.

      During one of the thinking states (not a storylike dream, but just laying there having thoughts), I took a moment to listen for my noise machine. I couldn't hear it, which is how I one way I usually determine whether I'm asleep. I can also feel my heartrate and temperature are different, and the weightlessness/any aches and pains from body are nonexistent.

      Eventually woke up at 8:51 AM and could hear the noise machine again.
    6. Disneyworld Magic Currency

      by , 05-06-2022 at 09:04 PM
      Dream journal from 05/04/2022

      Dreamed I went to Disneyworld and they required guests to roleplay just like the staff. Yup, this was just as annoying as it sounds.

      Part of the roleplay was you needed to exchange real money for Disney money with its own conversion rate that was overly, probably intentionally convoluted. This made it hard to tell the prices in things and the staff weren’t allowed to tell you the conversion because it ‘broke character.'

      I wanted to buy something that I couldn't tell if it was around $200 or something like $2,000 and the staff refused to help (and would remind you to stay in character if you asked).
    7. Cyclops River Battle

      by , 05-06-2022 at 09:00 PM
      Dream from 05/05/2022.

      Post apocalyptic setting with a battle between humanity and cyclops people.

      A family I was with evacuated their house. They shoved everything onto a deck that converted into a boat. I helped them pack and told them to go without me as I wanted to gather more things from inside the house.

      They used a local river to swiftly exit the area as cyclopses came and invaded the house where I was. Many other people were evacuating the same way.

      I turned into my dragon and caught up with the family, who were being attacked by a cyclopse in the water. The water was only waist deep to it. Other people were also being attacked. I breathed embers on it (I really need to incubate some new, actually useful abilities—my dragon is still bad at breathing fire).

      The cyclops pulled out a gun and started firing at me, which I dodged in the ait, flying in zigzags. I used the dragon’s tailblade to reflect sunlight into its eyes, blinding it temporarily so I could attack.

      It grabbed me though and I essentially lost the fight. It was about to eat me, but I decided I didn’t want to get eaten and stopped the dream for a moment. Time wasn't frozen, but everything chilled out for a moment and the cyclops waited for me to make a decision about what to do next.

      It was feeling early morning though so I woke up. It was about 7:40.
      Tags: battle, cyclops, river
      Categories
      lucid , memorable
    8. Giving Life to a Dream (4+ hours long)

      by , 04-25-2022 at 05:56 PM
      I only had one waking last night that I’m aware of. Normally I’m aware of all my wakings but every few weeks, usually when I’m especially tired, only slept 1-2 that I’m aware of (instead of the usual 4-6).

      ---

      First dream of the night was more thoughts than a dream. There was no story or dream, but I was thinking about genetics and imagining them as trees all linking up. I was just going through them in my mind. Not sure whether this is lucid or not. It was just thoughts, and I felt aware of that.

      Woke up from it. Wish I wrote down the time, but my guess is it was somewhere between 12 and 2 AM.

      Went back to bed and started what would feel like a continuous 4+ hour dream.

      I WILDed into a scene of white light. As the light faded, a dead forest came into view, full of burnt trees. There were humanoid monsters in the trees that bounded from limb to limb, hidden both by the trees and a thick ashy fog. They were white bodied with ghoulish smiling faces and thin skeletal frames, no muscle.

      They carried bows and fired deadly arros at anyone wandering past.

      I avoided the arrows and traveled the treacherous forest. As I went, leaves started to appear on the trees and the fog died down, as though slowly stepping out of an underworld. I reached a village where my dream SO (significant other) met me. The sun was going down so we bought a cabin, not wanting to be out after dark. It was well known amongst the villagers that you don't stay out after dark, or those creatures in the forest will kill you.

      The cabin was tiny, about 100 ft.² with stairs leading to a second tiny section. It was cozy, full of nice soft furniture. A bed and essentials was all one needed for survival. The most important thing was that it was protected from the creatures outside. It had good locks and was small enough to be hidden in the trees (reachable with a small ladder).

      There was a young man there who seemed to be an old friend, and he had nowhere to go. He needed somewhere to stay the night. He seemed suspiciously unstable and angry, but with the monsters outside, we couldn't leave him out there to die.

      After we agreed to let him stay, however, he pulled a knife on us, wanting to steal our home and belongings. I grabbed his arms and wrestled the knife from him, then stabbed him with it before he could do the same to us. We took off running, leaving him bleeding and cursing.

      We ran to the central village area, knowing my SO had friends here who we could stay with. I suspected the attacker would burn our house down and/or try to kill us in retaliation. We needed to avoid him, and the night monsters.

      When we arrived at the SO's friends' house, we knocked on the door. This was an apartment complex and each strucrally sound unit was bigger than our little cabin. When the door opened, we saw several of her friends in the house, lots of colorful lights, music. It sounded like they were having a party.

      We explained what happened and that we needed to stay somewhere for the night, but the group was suspicious of us and didn’t buy the story.

      This was a turning point where they had decided to end their friendship with my SO. We decided to go somewhere else. It was dark out by now. We went to the nearest hotel, but didn’t have any money left since we spent it all on that house that we couldn't currently risk going back to.

      We tried to sneak into an empty hotel room, but then realized the room wasn’t empty. Whoops! Before we could be caught, we slipped right back out into the halls.
      It wasn't a really nice hotel. Was pretty cheap and seemed to be falling apart. The whole place felt small and cramped, too.

      So we went into the bathroom, which was a multi stall bathroom and not the cleanest.

      The owner happened to be in the bathroom and yeah somehow I just knew that that was him. He was just washing his hands.

      My SO saw an opportunity though and suddenly got down and started cleaning a horrendous stain on the floor. I don't know what this was, but it was thick and green, like just straight inch-thick mold. It was nasty. Somehow I knew that the owner had been having trouble with the stain so I got down too and helped cleaned it. We actually started scrubbing it out, revealing very nice clean floor underneath.

      The owner noticed and was impressed. He asked about the cleaner. My SO then offered to clean more up in exchange for a night’s stay if there were somehow any extra rooms. The owner looked like he was considering the offer, but wasn't sure about it.

      So I got up, and offered my dragon. Don’t know where I pulled her out from, but suddenly I was holding my dragon out towards him. He was immediately on board.

      As the hotel owner took my dragon, my consciousness seemed to go with it. Next thing I knew, I was the dragon hanging off his shoulder as he carried it outside. I just stayed and enjoyed the breeze and village lights. I looked up and marveled at the moon. It was incredibly bright and the fog had cleared. Everything was much more colorful around the village.

      I looked back at the hotel owner when he wanted to see some fire breathing. Dragons breathe fire, right? Sure. I tilted my head up towards the sky and breathed some fire. Only a few embers came out because my dragon is a water dragon. Personally I was happy with it, but he seemed less impressed.

      I got the feeling that he knew what I was, which was much more than just a dragon. He seemed unhappy about it, though. I eventually lost interest in hanging on this guy’s shoulder and ran off into the forest to explore.

      There was a trail that spiraled down below the forest and village. Underneath was a whole other section of wilderness. It became apparent to me that this was the same planet/place I had been to in a previous dream, because there was a familiar ocean of fungus created by the forest.

      It resembled acid, or syrup, but was a healthy part of the environment. Spotted forest seals (no bigger than a large dog) swam in it and gathered onto one of the ledges near the fungus to lounge. Up the dirt trail was a pack of wolves near a large tree.

      I came back up to the surface area after a while, walking through the grass past an abandoned structure, still in dragon form. I stopped and thought something along the lines of:
      “I haven’t been thinking about the fact this is a dream the whole time. Does that mean I’m not lucid? No, of course I’m lucid. Just not thinking about it actively until now.”

      As I thought about the dream state, I noticed that everything stopped moving. The grass was frozen when I was pretty sure the breeze had been sweeping through it moments ago. Everything felt less alive in the dream. I was less engaged with it, and it stopped having that natural flow.

      I wondered if I was creating expectation to wake? I decided to turn my attention back to the dream and went back into the forest.

      I circled around and checked on everything. The seals, ledges, fungus, dirt trail, trees, wolves. Those night monsters were gone and everything was more vibrant and lush in the forest. Everything looked fine.

      Wondering what my dragon sounded like (it doesn’t make any noise typically), I tried making some vocalizations. What came out sounded like a weak, failed coyote howl.

      It was loud enough that it could be heard throughout the village in the distance, though. People recognized the sound and knew it was now safe to come out at night. The whole village was lit up even more now and people bustled around, knowing my dragon had scared the monsters away. Everything felt more alive.

      I woke up and it was 6:18 am

      Further Incubation
      Now that I'm awake, using the long PR dream from last night, I’m going to incubate some extra things. usually I do this by filling in gaps where previous dreams were’t specific.

      I'm going to think about the hotel owner. Aside from dragons being mythical creatures and presumably valuable, I don’t know why he wanted it. He wasn’t happy about seeing the dragon, but he was happy to own it.

      So I’m going to incubate the idea that monsters in the forest forcing people to stay inside created good business for his hotel. With desperate guests brings more money.

      He knew that the lucid guardian dragon would ward off those creatures, so he wanted to suppress it. He didn’t know how to do that, though.

      So maybe I'll encounter him again, or revisit this village in a future dream.

      Updated 06-15-2022 at 03:54 PM by 99032

      Tags: forest, monster
      Categories
      lucid , memorable , side notes
    9. Awake and asleep at the same time, and lucid and nonlucidat the same time (messing with boundaries).

      by , 04-16-2022 at 06:34 PM
      Imagine communicating with words to a waking person while you're asleep and aware of both states, or being able to move your waking bvody (not just eyesn or fingertips, but the whole body) without waking up?

      I've done both, with two vereified exeriences and several nonverified ones, and I want to become more proficient at this.

      So I've been practicing and trying to learn how to do this more reliably. Some birds can sleep with one eye open, presumably asleep but able to watch their waking surroundings at the same time in the open eye. Inspiting!

      My Unverified Experiences
      I've WILDed with my eyes open a before and watched my bedroom change. I'm not sure at what point the real bedroom became a dream and don't have any memory of closing my eyes.
      I also WILDed with eyes open in the car and watched out the window for about an hour, but asleep (my SO said I was snoring in waking reality). Music was playing. For me, it became distorted, but my SO told me (after I woke up) what song it was. So I'm not sure which or how much of my experiences were real or dream.

      My Verified Experiences
      - I asked my SO to wake me up once while lucid dreaming, because I was having trouble with it (normally I don't have trouble waking myself up from dreams, so this was rare). My SO actually did hear me ask for help in waking life, and woke me up.
      - My SO was tossing and turning, I assumed having a nightmare, so I rolled over and gave SO a pat. I was still asleep, but had partial awareness of waking reality (could hear the noise machine, but only quietly). I became curious about how asleep I actually was, wanted to verify, so I woke myself up fully, at which point the noise machine became full volume and I was still in the same position, with my hand on my SO's back.

      Last Night's Practice
      In my lucid dream last night, I decided to think about my waking body and move my waking hands and arms, to see if I could do it without waking up. I also opened one of my 'waking' eyes to see my bedroom, testing if I could become aware of external environment without waking
      I made two mistakes in judgement:
      1. I was not actually seeing or interacting with waking reality this time, it was just another (nonlucid) dream. Whoops. Could have been a false awakening if I actually 'woke up' at this point, but I did successfully stay in the lucid dream.
      2. I forgot I'm actually blind in one eye due to a congenital condition. so I have no conceptual idea what seeing out of two eyes is like. I assumed I was looking out of two eyes in the dream, like those birds, but the experience for me was the same as looking out of my only good eye. The scene switched back and forth between the lucid and nonlucid dream, but I was still only seeing out of the one eye.

      This wasn't exactly a success for what I'm trying to learn, but I'm not going to view it as a failure. It was good practice. Plus now I can tell people I was lucid and nonlucid at the same time, for real.

      Updated 04-16-2022 at 07:10 PM by 99032

      Categories
      lucid , non-lucid , false awakening , memorable , side notes
    10. First Dream/Hallucination/SP & Incubation Exercises

      by , 04-09-2022 at 08:00 PM
      I assume my first lucid dream was around age 9-10 years, but I can't remember.

      Here's a dream I remember having at around the age of 5-6, which involved bringing a dream monster into waking state and brief SP.

      I'm also going to go over some incubation exercises that will improve future dreams.


      - THE DREAAM -

      I was in a dimly lit building trying to avoid monsters around the corners that were looking for me. They weren’t particularly frightening, just unsettling enough that I wanted to move away from them.
      Then, I felt something tap my shoulder and woke up. paralyzed briefly (but not for long). Then something on that same shoulder blew in my ear.

      I assumed it was my step dad messing with me and said his name as I sat up, but heard him snoring, so it wasn’t him.
      Then I noticed it sitting in my lap. I often slept cross-legged as a kid. The monster from my dreams was sitting there staring at me with its vacant expression.

      It turned and levitated upward and into the corner where if disappeared into one of the milk crates we had stacked up there.


      - INCUBATION -

      After 20+ years of not thinking much about those monsters, I’ve decided to incubate appealing ideas about what they are. This allows for more dream control in future dreams (and also control over hallucinations and SP, which I'm prone to).

      Because this was the first dream I remember, my mind naturally assigns significance to it. So it's a good opportunity.

      So two concepts I'm incubating:
      1. The reason these monsters chased me is because they sensed my capacity for bringing dream entities into waking world. There’s an energy that I give off, a type of radiation that’s non-detectable because it has no electrical charge, kind of like neutrinos. Only some supernatural entities can perceive it.

      2. Those monsters looked like giant woolly caterpillars, being black with a brown band around the middle. Whenever I think of woolly caterpillars, I think of hunger and eating themes, so I’m going to say that they consume the above energy. They just wanted to eat my dream traveler radiation and are harmless.

      ^ Developing these concepts removes the mystery and fear elements from the hallucinated monster, making them definitively non-threatening. It also helps cement the idea into my mind that I have a definite super power in dream worlds, which fosters more control over dreams, hallucinates, and SP.

      That's it for now!
      Tags: monster
      Categories
      memorable , side notes
    11. Overcoming Sleep Paralysis (if you already have it)

      by , 04-05-2022 at 07:22 PM
      After some careful consideration, I've decided to put my experiences of SP out there. It may be controversial and not a simple fix, but I hope this will be helpful to people who experience it.

      I had SP for over 20 years. The first remembered one happened around age 5-6 and it wasn’t particularly scary, but I had typical nightmare demon ones later.
      I sought treatment from psychiatrists and other professionals for underlying issues, but continued to have SP even after the treatment and recovery from mental issues. I eventually got rid of SP using dream control, incubation, and other tools learned from the LD community (you guys are a life saver!).

      I'm not professional. This is not medical advise. If you have a condition or medical issue, seek professional help. You may need treatment of underlying conditions.

      So if you have SP already or are scared of getting it some day, good news ahead! Read on and I’ll explain how it can be dealt with, and turned into a not-problem.

      Some misunderstandings seems to arise from confusion between hypnagogia and sleep paralysis, but these are two different states. The key difference is that you aren’t paralyzed for hypnagogia.
      There's also a difference between waking sleep paralysis, and having dreams about sleep paralysis. You can dream that it happened, but this isn't the same thing as having it when waking.

      If you're having dreams about SP though, the stuff below should still be helpful.

      So here's what you can do to deal with SP:
      - Know that it isn't real. All sensations are created by your mind. I've changed sensations in the moment, causing uncomfortable sensations or even the paralysis itself to fade away. It's controllable with your mind.
      - Know that you have control over your mind, and these hallucinations. I've used dream control and expectation to have friendly SP characters.
      - Practice relaxation with body and mind. You can use meditation, or just think about being comfy and wanting to LD.
      - Go to sleep from SP. This is an opportunity for WILD. You can enter an LD from SP.
      - View SP as an opportunity to do whatever you want.
      - Incubate ahead of time and plan your future experiences and intentions to have positive ones. I spent some time training my mind before bed to practice these things and get into the mindset, changing the way I previously viewed SP.
      - You can also practice SP in dreams. I summoned an SP demon in a lucid dream and turned it into a positive experience with incubation and dream control. We had a nice time.
      - Practice going to sleep inside LDs, and the results you want to get. I trained myself to use falling asleep as a teleportation method. Any time I go to sleep in an LD, I can teleport to another dream scene. I use this for both SP and LD nightmares, or even just mildly unplerasant LD situations.

      There's also another trick to getting out of SP, which I see a ton of people on Facebook, Redit, and elsewhere using—and that is to wake yourself up from SP with some kind of sudden movement. I did this consistently for years and it used to be my solution, but I've since discovered the items above are even more consistent and effective, so this is just another option. You can also yell or call out for help (and yes it can be heard by real people, if you sleep next to someone). I called for help and my SO woke me up from one before.
      But the list above is more thorough. Combining all these things, I haven't had any bad SP experiences in ages. I still get some bizarre experiences, but they tend to be exciting and positive.

      Good luck everyone and have fun!

      Updated 04-05-2022 at 07:29 PM by 99032

      Categories
      memorable , side notes
    12. Robot Attack and Blind Driver

      by , 04-04-2022 at 03:31 PM
      Dreams from 04/01/2022

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      I was in a house showing some DCs that everything was my dream. i could turn a plush cat into a real cat as a demonstration. The plush cat got up and started walking around after I willed it into life, morphing into a realistic cat as it went. I could talk to him, too. I don't remember the DCs reaction.

      There was fire outside though, so I walked out to look. Smoke billowed up into the sky and everyone was running in the same direction. The city was under attack. Robots were being used as weapons, shooting civilians as they ran.
      Somehow, I knew that these robots were just automations and our enemy was watching from somewhere else.

      I turned into my dragon and shielded DCs from gunfire as they safely ran past. Then I attacked, rising into the air and breathing a green beam at the machine. I don't know what this breath ability was but it seemed to slow down the machine.

      I was hit me a few times too, though. Didn't hurt, but I was slightly stunned each time. It then started scanning me, which forced me onto the ground, and I was completely paralyzed by the scanner (not SP, just in dream). I realized that it knew what I was (the creator of this dream) and was scanning me for information. It was getting closer too. I was about to get caught. I decided to flee by relaxing and going to sleep on the ground, which teleported me to another location (no longer paralyzed).
      Note: This came from longterm practice of going to sleep from sleep paralysis and entering LDs that way, or going to sleep in dreams to change things.

      I reappeared in some other part of the city that hadn't been destroyed yet. Me and a lucid dreaming buddy, Skyfall (who is blind), wanted to leave and he wanted to drive. He insisred that we were only going in a straight line, simple route, so it should be fine for a blind guy to drive.
      I agreed. Figured alright whatever, it's a dream anyway. So as he drove the car, it immediately veered off the road and i was like "Yeah, that’s what happens."
      So I helped drive the dream car with my mind, using telekenisis to keep it on the road while he steered. He did most of the driving work, i just kept it from veering.

      Woke up naturally in morning afterwards.

      Updated 04-04-2022 at 04:41 PM by 99032

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      memorable , lucid
    13. Lucid Guardian (PR since 1999-2000)

      by , 02-17-2022 at 03:46 AM
      I see lots of enthusiasm for persistent reams and thought I’d share mine! It started around 1999-2000 (not sure which year). My PR seems to be part of the reason I have nightly lucidity even without practice.

      The root of it is traveling between 'worlds/dimensions' in dreams (idk what you'd call these? universes? realities?). The idea is that there's a multiverse in our minds that is formed by our own consciousness, like a sub-universe. All of the physics in our sub-universes are perceived by the conscious entities that live in it, so to them, it's 'real' just like the universe is real to us.

      Anyway, this gives me full control over pretty much everything and I spend most of my time traveling, overseeing things, and interacting with DCs (often without them knowing who/what I am).

      There's also a multiverse in this. A lot of alternate universe exist alongside each other due to being made of different kinds of particles/physics/physical laws that don't interact and are imperceivable to each other.

      Besides just the regular natives, there's also some that can travel through this multiverse and I encounter them once in a while.

      Note I'm not trying to be scientifically accurate with this. It just makes dream life more fun.

      Disclaimer: This is just dreams, there is no such thing as 'sub-universes' and I am in no way implying that this is to be taken as real. The PR is strictly intended to be enjoyed in the moment, like watching a movie or playing a game. You know it's not real, but you can be more emotionally invested when it has an element of 'believability'.
      Tags: persistent, realm
      Categories
      lucid , memorable
    14. First DJ, 20+ Years of Lucid Dreaming

      by , 02-13-2022 at 03:57 AM
      Been meaning to start a journal here! Hello everyone.
      I've been lucid dreaming since about 1999-2000 (somewhere around then). Last year or so was my first time learning about the lucid dreaming communicaty. Very exciting! It's nice to see there are many others who are into something I've enjoyed for so long. I especially enjoy my 'persistent realm' (didn't know other people had these, or that there was a word for it until recently).

      Anyway, I shall jump right in with one of my recent lucid dreams! Dated 02/10/2022.

      DC = dream character.

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      A DC wanted to borrow my phone to use eBay. As she got started, I saw she used her own account and asked her why. “Why didn’t you use my account?”

      She said “I don’t know” and seemed like she wanted to avoid the question.

      I asked her, “don’t you know my password?”

      She looked scared and shook her head no furiously.

      I told her, “Go ahead and tell me, I think you know it. What’s my password?”

      I figured this would be an interesting experiment.

      She shakily told me my password. It was correct, except one or two letters off. But she started breaking down and crying.

      I told her she did good and asked her what was wrong.

      She cried and told me it was horrifying, that she’s not her own person, that I’m inside of her brain like some kind of parasite.

      I sat down and told her “Nooo no no no. Look, you’re a part of me, that’s normal. I’m also a part of a collective, the human race. We’re all just a part of something.”

      She was really freaked out though, my attempts to comfort her didn’t work, and she ran off.

      I looked over at another DC who was standing there having seen the whole thing. I asked “Those parts of my password she got wrong… she knew them, didn’t she?”

      They nodded and said yes… She had purposely given part of the password incorrectly, because it scared her that she knew it.

      I went outside and continued with other less interesting things and eventually woke up.

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      I haven't kept track of most of my dreams over the years, usually only the ones that seem noteworthy. That's it for this first entry!