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    12th September 2012 - 21st Lucid Dream [I'm in spppaacceeeeeeee]

    by , 09-12-2012 at 02:48 PM (1215 Views)
    Italic Text = Personal Thoughts
    Normal Text = Non-Lucid Segment
    Light Purple Text = Partially Lucid Segment
    Purple Text = Lucid Segment

    I was hanging out with my mum and we decided to go and get some pizza for dinner. We headed upstairs in our house, which had apparently turned into a floor dedicated to restaurants and fast-food joints. We head into my parents' bedroom which was now a pizza place called "mama's pizza" or something. They had a deal where if you got 3 toppings on your pizza you got a second pizza for free. We asked for a menu and I seemed to be unfolding the thing for ages, it was ridiculously long once it had all been unfolded. I found the pizza section and they had the most bizarre toppings. We decided to go with pepperoni, plum and onion. We were debating the apricots instead of the onion, but chose against it.

    We waited for a while and finally our food was ready, although, instead of pizza they had served us up gigantic salmon fillets with our chosen toppings on. We decided to just walk out without paying and go to another pizza place.

    Across the hall in my brother's bedroom (which was supposedly Pizza Hut) we wonder why it's just a bedroom when it had a huge "Pizza Hut" sign on the door. We walk out and go into my bedroom, labelled as Domino's Pizza, and the same issue occurs.

    I become lucid randomly and, as always when I become lucid, I do the most random things to stabilise. I start grabbing onto portions of my mother's hair and stroking my fingers through it. When I'm satisfied with the level of stabilisation I head over to the wall I always use to phase through in my lucid dreams. I remember the Advanced Task of the Month and will myself to go there, but when I walk up to the wall I just smack my face into it. I keep trying to push myself through, but nothing happens.

    I give up on this goal for now because I didn't want to waste the lucidity. I go downstairs and in the living room I decide to try conjuring up an energy ball in my hands. Nothing really happens at first, I'm holding my hands with a small ball shape space in the middle and specks of ambient light are shining out of it as I try to conjure the energy ball. I move on to trying to do a "Kamehameha Wave" from the Dragonball series. I pull my hands back and it works right away, an orb or blue light starts growing in size in my hands and but when I release it, a beam of light is just projected in the direction I point with no destructive force. I try again multiple times with varying degrees of success, when I notice how stunning the outside world looks.

    It almost looks like it's snowing, although it's far too dark for that. I assume it's ash, like what you get after a volcano erupts. Somebody had placed a huge cover over my Dad's car, but the rest of the street was completely barren, not a car or person in sight.

    I was going to phase through the window to get outside, but I remember the failed attempt with the wall so I decide to just punch the window, breaking it. Initially there's a huge fist hole in the glass and slowly it begins shattering into tiny pieces, soon spreading to all other panes of glass in the window. It's fascinating to watch as it crumbles apart.

    I climb up through the window and head outside. It's no longer snowing ash and most of what settled on the ground seems to have disappeared. The next portion is somewhat blurry and I think I briefly lost lucidity. I was using a wall as if it was a keyboard and typing to a friend, saying something along the lines of "Isn't it awesome how I'm sending you this message from inside a lucid dream?!"

    Afterwards, my lucidity fully returns and I walk out into the middle of the street performing reality checks to stabilise. There's a zombie behind me wrapped up in chains and slightly in front of it I notice a truck with cages stacked on it slowly making its way down the street. Up the front of the truck was another zombie in one of these cages and then I notice even more similar cages lined up down the street in front of everyone's houses.

    I fly up in the air, deciding to ignore the distraction and remembering my goal to fly into space. I fly higher and higher until I get to a point where the scenery in the distance just kind of "cuts off", as if it's a chunk of Google Maps which is taking a while to load. I turn around and ignore it, continuing to fly up. I'm at the highest I've ever been while flying and I can see the curvature of the world now.

    I notice how awesome the sky looks, there's lots of dark clouds interlaced with white ones and a deep blue sky. Over in the distance I notice a thunderstorm starting, so I hurry and fly up through the clouds before it makes its way over to me.

    Upon reaching the atmosphere I'm astounded by the awesome appearance of the sun as it shimmers over the Earth's surface. The clouds had cleared now and it's almost cartoon-like how detailed I can see the Earth's land from this high up. I turn around, briefly blinded by looking directly at the sun, until I find the moon.

    I fly towards it leaving the Earth behind. When I reach it I'm shocked at how small my subconscious had chosen to depict it, it was so small I could see a pretty sharp curvature after landing on the moon's surface. I look towards the Earth and notice again how unrealistically small it is, my subconscious had depicted it as so far away from the moon. Regardless, I'm amazed at how everything looks. From here I can see the other planets in our solar system in the distance and the sun glimmering over the Earth.

    At this point I'm reminded of the video game "Portal", and just that thought is enough to trigger a schema and an orange portal is formed on the moon's surface, right in front of me. I'm pleased with my first ever portal creation, albeit somewhat small. I stick my head through it and see what looks like a lab with DCs discussing something on the other side of the room. I pull back out of the portal and try to make it bigger without much luck, so I just try squeezing through.

    I end up being sucked in and I'm now standing upright in this lab, portal closed behind me. I quickly discover that what the DCs were talking about was a self-destruct sequence for this room. Myself and two others were left behind in here and we were rapidly trying to find a way out. The hatch the other DCs used to escape had been sealed and upon trying to open a new portal it doesn't lead anywhere as the previous portal exit had closed.

    I tell one of the DCs with me, a tall man with dark hair, to grab onto my hand and squeeze it. I use his squeezing as an anchor onto the dream world so that I can close my eyes and use lucid powers to find a way out of here. He grabs hold of my hand but starts questioning me as to what I'm doing. I tell him to shut up as I can't concentrate and, finally, I close my eyes and focus on the squeezing sensation from his hand.

    Soon I get a "vision" of sorts in the darkness. I see a ventilation shaft that we can escape through. I explain this to them and we rush towards it, slipping down through the tight gap.

    We appear on the other side and the scene transition has made me lose lucidity, which I'm frustrated over because I would have been able to complete the Basic Task of the Month.

    We seem to be in an engine room, but I soon discover that we've simply become incredibly small, or we're just on a huge circuit board. There are transistors, a CPU and huge wires which look like vines. Everything in here is running at extreme temperatures so we have to avoid touching any of them, otherwise we'd turn into roast human.

    The others leave me behind and I struggle to make my way through without touching anything. I briefly scrape against a small white box and feel the heat scorch my arm. I cringe and move on, making my way to this ladder and burning myself multiple times in the journey.

    We all climb the ladder together and I wake up.

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    Updated 09-12-2012 at 02:51 PM by 54730

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    1. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      More great stuff in here than I can even comment on! You were a busy dude. Do you have a sense for how long this dream lasted?

      I like that your moon was so small. What a neat little surprise. It reminds me of "The Little Prince" and his tiny planet.

      That moment where you produced a working portal may have been very important. When you tame that ability, you are really going to be cooking with gas!
    2. RareCola's Avatar
      It was a pretty long dream. I was asleep for an hour and the dream itself felt like it lasted about 20 minutes maybe.

      Yea, I tend to have so much more dream control in these DILDs/MILDs than I do in my DEILDs, which sucks, because my DEILDs are so much more vivid. Haven't had a DEILD in just over 2 months though.
    3. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      So you have less control in DEILDs. Huh. Now that is interesting. Have you ever speculated as to why that might be?

      Usually I'd expect the higher level of vividness / clarity that you seem to experience in DEILDs to help your control. I wonder if, as you may be implying, it's simply the fact that you are now two months more experienced than you were the last time you DEILDed. Two months of solid practice is liable to build a lot of dream control skill that just wasn't there before.
    4. RareCola's Avatar
      Heh, I don't know, maybe. I somewhat feel like the lack of control in DEILDs is down to the fact that it is so realistic. I can feel everything, from gravity to the cool air and beyond. It could just be that I've never reallyyyy tried to dream control when I've done DEILDs because I'm always so blown away by the beyond-realistic, sensory-overloading experience.
    5. Batch's Avatar
      I can't comment on the methods of dreaming used, but as to the dream, itself, yes ... some very cool and interesting stuff. I would enjoy having this dream, if my mind would give it to me. Great, interesting stuff. I liked the bit with the portal. I've got to get to the point of creating portals in my dreams!
    6. Micael's Avatar
      That is awesome, I'm such a chicken when it comes to flying up to high altitudes even though it comes easy to me. I guess that's one of the fear that can be worked on dreaming. Kudos
    7. OpheliaBlue's Avatar
      Really epic LD Jason. You accomplished so much stuff in it! I love how you got to go to the moon and see the other planets. The portal thing was great, and what a good idea using that man's hand to anchor you so you could close your eyes and envision a way out.

      I laughed when your parents' bedroom room was appropriately named "Mama's Pizza" How fitting.