• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




    View RSS Feed

    * The Sandman's Dream Journal o/***

    Women in a Store

    by , 01-26-2013 at 04:33 PM (385 Views)
    Women in a Store

    I was in a dorm room, but I think it was also a restaurant. It was very crowded. I had a football in my hand, and I pretended like I was going to throw it. Then a pretty, long, straight, dark-haired waitress type held up her hands for me to throw it.

    I was happy to throw it. There were lots of people in front of her but I made a perfect throw over their hands and she caught it. Then she threw it back to me. I caught it, but so did someone else. I fought for sole possession of the ball, but couldn't get it. I told the girl that I did catch it though, meaning I didn't miss the ball.

    I was going down the street in a car that you propel with your feet like in the Flintstones...or something. I never saw the vehicle, but that's the best I can imagine it. The only thing is that I didn't propel it like Fred in the Flintstones. I moved it along more like a scooter or a bike, but it wasn't like that either. It was more awkward.

    Anyway, I passed a store with an open front. There was a man on a cell phone tossing a large, foamy, red football up in the air the way I toss a ball to myself when nobody is there to throw it to. I had passed him and stopped to check out the ball. I wanted it, but realized that it wasn't a quality ball, so I'd rather not have it at all.

    Then I payed more attention to the store. I saw jerseys hanging from the ceiling. The store was packed with hanging clothes, but that was just the opening to get people's attention.

    I decided to check it out, and once I started to go in, I was already in the store. It looked like Hobby Lobby the way the aisles and light looked.

    There were about 4 or 5 older ladies talking. One mentioned something about weather this was a dream. I thought about that myself and decided to RC. One of my fingers looked a little funny, but I had five fingers. This always happens to me, so I always count them until I have six, which I did.

    I walked up to one of the ladies and told her it was a dream alright, and started copping a feel. Her breasts were wrinkly, so I said, "Hold on." I wanted to be polite (to my DC ) and not let on that I wanted younger breasts. I left and found some people in a line waiting for service.

    There were three attractive ladies. I turned their faces to me for a better look and only one was really that attractive, so I took her out of line.

    I took her to a room with a table and lay her on it, then I started making out with her. It was a great kiss, but unfortunately it was the best part of the dream.

    I decided to take off her clothes. I looked down where her pants or dress would be and she was in some kind of plastic case. I lifted up these latches all along the case and opened the lid like a plastic, top loading file box, but there was just more plastic under the lid. I was pissed.

    I tried to take it off but was just wasting my time. I took my pants down instead and sat up near her face and made her give me a hummer, but that didn't last long. Someone peeked in the door and the DC didn't want to cooperate.

    Then a man and some lady came in. I didn't want to get in trouble, so I was going to kick their ass. I went up to the lady and said, "I'll get to you later." Then I went up to the guy, but then I was outside the room and didn't need to fight him; I was still in fight mode.

    I ran up to a table focusing on belief, jumped onto it, and jumped off it and started flying. I became heavy, but kept flying until I went up just a bit. I started fighting some short black guy, though it wasn't really fighting. It was more showing dominance. I asked, "How can you fight me when I can do this?" I was flying all around him, though I was so heavy, he could grab a-hold of me. Not my finest lucid hour, but it was still fun.

    Then I was outside. A lady came running up and screaming. Something was wrong with her little boy, so I lay her down and tried to make her give me a hummer. She didn't fight, but I didn't really get a hummer either.

    I did first consider helping the woman and her boy, but it was a dream, so I decided against it. I wonder if the dream would have been more interesting if I had helped her. Maybe next time.

    Anyway, now my friend J. F. is with me giving me advice on such occasions. I asked him if he'd been looking in on my dreams. He said, "I've been paying attention." The point was, he thought I shouldn't be making people give me hummers, or at least not when they are in need of help. I was offended that he would and could spy on my dreams, but I thought it was interesting also.

    I wondered how he did it. He said you take a diaphragm-and he held up some little something between his fingers. It had cartoony sparkly lines coming out from it like it was glowing. This scene repeated once or twice. I don't remember what he said he did with this "diaphragm."

    Anyway, it was time for us to fly off and help the lady. We all went in that direction, but the lady had to run. J.F. and I flew. I was still heavy, so we pulled me up a bit, though I saw him pull me up from third person as I was flying. He grabbed onto the flying person by a coat, probably a coat I've been thinking about lately.

    Then my dream ended.

    This dream was full of inspiration of what I've been thinking about lately, including inspiration from CanisLucidus. I should track my lucids inspired by intention after talking to my DV friends. There have already been several instances, mostly, if not all by MoJoe and MrDreamsX.




    CanisLucidus likes this.

    Submit "Women in a Store" to Digg Submit "Women in a Store" to del.icio.us Submit "Women in a Store" to StumbleUpon Submit "Women in a Store" to Google

    Comments

    1. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Congratulations on the LD, Sandman! I'm glad to hear that our LD talk helped in some small way to make you lucid here.

      What's particularly striking is that the way you became lucid wasn't just because you noticed weird stuff going on. Your dream content itself was filled with references to lucid dreaming, presumably from some kind of prep work / studying / reading / pre-bedtime screaming ritual? Did you do anything at bedtime or WBTB that you think pushed the dream in that direction? Because whatever this thing is, I'll need to try it.

      Also kind of interesting that this one started off with another football scene. Had you been tossing the football again that day or was it just on your mind?

      I didn't want to get in trouble, so I was going to kick their ass.
      LOL. I do love that dream logic.
    2. The Sandman's Avatar
      Congratulations on the LD, Sandman! I'm glad to hear that our LD talk helped in some small way to make you lucid here.
      Thanks Canis. This was the best lucid I've had in a long time. I went on a spurt of 10 second lucids and it was pissing me off. This was the longest I've had in a long time. I didn't get what I wanted, but being lucid is reward enough.

      What's particularly striking is that the way you became lucid wasn't just because you noticed weird stuff going on.
      This was the first time I've ever had a DC trigger a lucid like this. It was in large part luck.

      Your dream content itself was filled with references to lucid dreaming, presumably from some kind of prep work / studying / reading / pre-bedtime screaming ritual?
      Lol! It's funny you suspect a pre-bedtime ritual. I especially like the possibility of screaming. It seems very reasonable to me. On this night, I only closed my eyes and hoped to lucid. That works best when I fall asleep right away while I'm thinking about it--I guess.

      I would bet our discussion had something to do with it. As I mentioned, I often talk to DV friends about LD'ing and very soon after have some success. I think it helps that the person I communicate with has something in common with me.

      Did you do anything at bedtime or WBTB that you think pushed the dream in that direction? Because whatever this thing is, I'll need to try it.
      Typically, no. I have played games with VCR lights (or some other lights) that blink. I timed closing and opening my eyes so that the light would be on when I opened them, and I pretended as though I was throwing a fireball, which was the light. We play a game called "Lucidity Ball" to put attention to lucidity. Your ideas of rituals are the same thing. In fact, anything to be different so that the game doesn't become expected allows the stimulus to be new and have more of an impact. I don't do enough of these exercises.

      Also kind of interesting that this one started off with another football scene. Had you been tossing the football again that day or was it just on your mind?
      My boy and I play football every day unless something stops us.

      I didn't want to get in trouble, so I was going to kick their ass.
      LOL. I do love that dream logic.


      Thanks for your comments CanisLucidus. I've enjoyed our discussions.
      CanisLucidus likes this.
    3. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Lol! It's funny you suspect a pre-bedtime ritual. I especially like the possibility of screaming. It seems very reasonable to me. On this night, I only closed my eyes and hoped to lucid. That works best when I fall asleep right away while I'm thinking about it--I guess.
      Yeah, I read a post some time ago on DV where this guy said he would perform some old occult ritual before bed. He would apparently work himself into a frenzy and shout and scream that he was going to become lucid. LOL. Not such a great approach for a family man, I'd think, but I found it very amusing.

      I would bet our discussion had something to do with it. As I mentioned, I often talk to DV friends about LD'ing and very soon after have some success. I think it helps that the person I communicate with has something in common with me.
      Yeah, DV buddies are such a help. Sharing ideas and experiences is huge (and if you're me, stealing from other people's ideas and experiences, heh heh...)

      Typically, no. I have played games with VCR lights (or some other lights) that blink. I timed closing and opening my eyes so that the light would be on when I opened them, and I pretended as though I was throwing a fireball, which was the light. We play a game called "Lucidity Ball" to put attention to lucidity. Your ideas of rituals are the same thing. In fact, anything to be different so that the game doesn't become expected allows the stimulus to be new and have more of an impact. I don't do enough of these exercises.
      Huh, that's a cool idea! Anything that would engage visualization and imagination to that degree seems great.

      Who's "we" in this case? Is it you and the VCR or do you have someone in your family/inner circle that practices lucid dreaming as well?

      Thanks for your comments CanisLucidus. I've enjoyed our discussions.
      Same here! Congratulations again on the LD!
    4. The Sandman's Avatar
      Who's "we" in this case? Is it you and the VCR or do you have someone in your family/inner circle that practices lucid dreaming as well?
      It's my 7 year old boy. We throw the football all the time. We used to throw a rubber spike ball and call it Lucidity Ball. We would pretend that we were throwing a fireball. I never can throw fireballs in my lucids.

      I've talked to him about lucid dreaming and he has had one or two. I believe him. He talks to me about them in a way you would if you really had the dream. He does RC's in his lucids. He tells me he's not sure if he was lucid for one of them, but I'm convinced he knows what they are. I wish I had someone to tell me about LD's when I was 7.
      CanisLucidus likes this.
    5. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Amazing! My oldest is 3, but I love hearing him talk about his occasional dreams.

      It wouldn't surprise me in the least if your son is experiencing lucid dreams now that you've told him that such a thing exists and he knows what to look for. Kids tend to have much richer dream lives than adults. My dream life was far more vibrant naturally when I was a kid, and went almost dormant once I "grew up". It didn't liven up again until I started dream journaling last year.

      It's cool that the dream life can be reanimated after being ignored for so long. But it's even cooler that your son might not let his go ignored.
      The Sandman likes this.
    6. The Sandman's Avatar
      Agreed--my dreams were much richer when I was a kid. I created dreamscapes without effort. Today they are much more basic dreamscapes and story lines.

      As for my boy, I don't doubt at all that he has had at least one LD, and will continue, as you said, now that he knows about LD's...and as you say, a dream life can be reanimated. I think both have to do with "attention." It is a concept I have spoken of many times. The funny thing about "attention" and LDing is that most people don't give them any attention because they don't even know about them.

      In my first full year with DV, I had 17 LD's. In my second year, I have so far had 26 or 27. I hope with people like you and me around, the next generation of lucid dreamer's finds unparalleled success. Cognoscence of LDing is obviously vital, but this knowledge at such an early age when dreaming is easy is a real gift. Our kids are some of the lucky few.
      CanisLucidus likes this.
    7. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      As for my boy, I don't doubt at all that he has had at least one LD, and will continue, as you said, now that he knows about LD's...and as you say, a dream life can be reanimated. I think both have to do with "attention." It is a concept I have spoken of many times. The funny thing about "attention" and LDing is that most people don't give them any attention because they don't even know about them.
      I agree. Kids sort of naturally have that sense of attention and awareness of the present moment. We have to work hard to teach them to spend their time obsessing about the past, fretting about the future, and worrying about stuff they can't change.

      I once heard someone say that kids have "lantern vision" while adults have "tunnel vision". I think that sums up the difference in awareness/attention nicely.