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    Too much dopamine

    by , 08-23-2013 at 01:20 AM (844 Views)
    Total sleep time: 8 hrs

    Pre bed: nada

    Dream quality and recall: average vividness, deep sleep and challenging recall

    Comment: there was an increase in emotions during daytime, which is evident in the dream as well.

    Early fragment: some story about dreaming and accounting for lds

    Dream: I am waiting for the train, then get on it. A friend of mine is supposed to sit next to me but goes in the other carriage instead. I am taking my shoes off, white socks. The guy next to me is already asleep. Then the perspective changes and I see four of them - friends dining together (without me). I become enraged and show them the finger. They raise their glasses and so do I. My shirt now has wine stain that I try to clean with a cloth, but the cloth is dirty so it gets worse. Then I remember that I can use bread and ham to clean it, just like my dad did. I also take a bite out of my "detergent".

    Fragment: A girl from my class is attracted to me and is kissing me. Later the class meets and I have some concerns about her kissing me in front of others. (I don't even like her irl)

    WBTB (+had some anxiety thoughts initially)

    Mini-ld: I have a FA at home with the person I was thinking about in the beginning of the WBTB. He irritates me and I become angry shouting at him. I realize this is a dream (I read something about karma and emotions during dreams yesterday). My anger vanishes and I make a remark about this. I go on to leave the building. Unfortunately, I don't remember if I phased or how I got outside, just that I was trying to fly down. So I am on a balcony or window and want to fly down the way the girl does in the end of Crouching tiger Hidden dragon, slowly. I succeed in controlling the speed of the flying till I reach the ground, then I go up again. I think I woke up soon after that.

    No notes, went back to sleep.

    Mini-ld fragment: I am in an unfamiliar room and there is a man in front of me and suddenly I shout at him my anxiety thoughts. Again, I realize this is a dream, I am quite happy I was able to catch this again. I apologize, the man smiles. Unfortunately, I can't recall anything else, the dream ends with the void. I shortly try to summon Angel Falls, but the position which I am imagining myself is making me feel uncomfortable. The images fade away.

    Mini-ld: I am on the street but feel like my dream control is not working very well because everybody is walking towards me daringly. A dog charges at me and I start some sort of thought/control manipulation to stop it, but in the end grab it and put it on my shoulder/head and neutralize it. Three female DCs are bothering me, I have no idea what they want. I remember I can escape from them by flying, so I fly just a bit above them. However, they can still reach me and I am coming down against my will. I only know one other way to deal with them and ask them if this is what they want. They say yes and I rip one of the girls' clothes off. I wake up before any censure is necessary.

    Fragment: Thus guy I know is giving an interview for the newspaper

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    Updated 08-23-2013 at 02:03 AM by 61764

    lucid , non-lucid , false awakening , dream fragment


    1. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Congratulations, Nyx... 3 LDs! Great beginning for the comp! Enjoy the like million billion points you'll get from this series.

      I am impressed by how good of a handle you have on emotion both as a dreamsign and also as an element of the dream that can be tamed and controlled. Sometimes lingering emotions from the non-lucid portion can be a little hard to shake off but you had no trouble with this. And 2 out of 3 dreams were about recognizing that you were in thrall of some emotional experience and breaking into lucidity. That is very useful stuff... a very "dream yoga" type of approach.

      Impressive work as always!
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    2. NyxCC's Avatar
      Thanks CL! That's so nice of you to say!

      Well, I have been feeling overly emotional lately and now I'm on the lookout of how my mood swings affect my dreams. Reading dream yoga was very helpful. That's the Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, the better of the two books on the topic I have started reading. I am still in the beginning but it does give you lots of food for thought. Looking forward to checking out the practices in greater detail and eventually implementing some stuff from there.
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    3. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      I agree, that's a great book! Well, I didn't really read the Sleep Yoga part, as it seemed a bit too advanced for me, but the Dream Yoga portion seemed very applicable to LD practice and waking life. Very well applied here on your part!
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    4. Highlander's Avatar

      I only know one other way to deal with them and ask them if this is what they want. They say yes and I rip one of the girls' clothes off.
      Obviously a crime involving the Fashion Police!
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    5. NyxCC's Avatar

      Lol, obviously!
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