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    4-11-13 Dream Journal and Basic Task II of the Month!

    by , 04-11-2013 at 05:39 PM (387 Views)
    Technique: I went to bed at 12:30 and woke up at 7. Then I went back to bed until 9

    At 3 I tried a WBTB, I left the alarm on with a ten minute snooze to see if this would help me, since I have been falling asleep to quickly when I WBTB. While the attempt was a failure, I did enjoy the experience and I think that the short break from trying to WILD that I took was good.

    Results: Color Code: RL/Comments - Non Lucid - LUCID!

    Dream One: I am in my living room watching the Lion King with my parents (who hate cartoons, or anything animated). My first dog Katy is there, and even though she is a major dream sign for me since she died a couple of years ago, whenever I see her I am just so content that I don't bother questioning to see if I am in a dream

    Dream Transition:

    I am sitting at a small table next to the family room with my sister A.G eating some toast. I look into the family room and notice that my parents are still watching the Lion King? For the first time in a dream I start to question my reality, and I realize I am dreaming! Yay ADA!

    I can feel that I am getting WAY to excited! I am going to wake myself up! I have so many dream goals flying through my head, but I know I need to stabilize!

    I try to stabilize the dream by engaging my senses, since I am holding a piece of toast I decide to take a bite. Even though the toast does not look burnt it has a very dry and... burnt flavor. I decide that this toast needs some serious butter action, but I might not have enough time to butter the toast! Keep stabilizing!

    I take another bite of the toast really focusing on what it tastes and feels like to try and engage my senses and stabilize the dream. This time the toast is much better... score one for dream control... I got some butter! I am not quite sure how to describe what it tasted like this time except to say that it tasted just like toast with butter should. It was very tasty.

    Despite my efforts the dream fades at this point.

    Dream Transition: ?

    I don't wake all the way up. This is very strange, I am in some kind of deep blackness.

    I realize that I may be able to DEILD and so I try to remain still and see what happens.

    My HI quickly rises in intensity and I start to focus on one really bright light, it quickly starts to change into a table, and then BAM I am back at the table with toast in my hand again! SO COOL!

    I start to try and stabilize again by eating the toast... we are back to plain burnt toast.

    Whatever, I want to go and tell my parents that I am dreaming! Go Lucid Dreaming!

    On my way to the living room where my parents are still watching the Lion King my sister A.G asks if I can put the ice cream back in the fridge for her.

    I Lo
    ok at her and I must have engaged the dream to deeply or something because at this point I loose most of my lucidity and am just a DC in my own dreams again!

    I spend the rest of the dream trying to fit the ice cream into the freezer. But it won't fit because the freezer is to full. The dream fades.

    Analysis: So Cool! I want to talk about the transition that I experienced some more so that I can learn from it and hopefully it will lead to some successful WILDs.

    It started as just really strong HI. I have had this before but I never got to the place where there was "one" really strong light that I could focus on. Maybe it was because I had such a strong memory of the place I wanted to go back to?

    Once the light had transformed into a table I just kept focusing on it. I was afraid that I was focusing to much and that I would wake myself up, but I didn't want to miss the opportunity so I kept intently "looking at it".

    The actual transition was very quick, BAM I was in the dream. I want to note that at this point I was not aware of my RL body at all, I could not feel myself lying in bed.

    Man it was just so cool! I hope this is the beginning many lucids to come.
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    1. OpheliaBlue's Avatar
      Congrats! You know, quite often in my lucids, a DC version of a friend or family member will engage me too much, causing me to lose lucidity. It's a trap! We must not let them ruin the fun!!
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    2. Sangfoot's Avatar
      Haha I will have to be more aware of this in the future! Maybe if I practiced ignoring my family in RL that would help
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    3. OpheliaBlue's Avatar
      There ya go!

      My son in my LDs causes me to lose focus sometimes, so I try to turn it around by engaging HIM instead of the other way around. For example, last month's TOTM was to break something. I opted for some wine glasses in the kitchen since I was already there. My son appeared in the dream with a wound on his knee, but I refused to let it mess up the lucidity. So I just reminded myself that real life Chris was just fine, and then I gave DC Chris some wine glasses too and we both threw them at the wall. I don't remember him complaining about the injury again in the dream.