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    "Dream Difficulties"

    by , 11-08-2014 at 05:56 PM (435 Views)
    Wake from an NLD. I lie still and wait to DEILD. Body begins to roll to the side, which signals beginning of REM sleep. I roll off of the mat and fall through space. Eyes flicker open somewhat, and I can see stars in a black sky. I accidentally open my WL eyes, though, because I can suddenly see light streaming in from beneath my sleep mask. I close them and wait for my "dream eyes" to open on their own. They do, and I see I am flying swiftly over a dark, deep purple ocean. The stars are still out. I can feel the wind on my face. Ahead of me, on the horizon, a white number one appears.

    Memory is fuzzy here. Certain I did not lose consciousness, but unsure of how narrative unfolded entirely. I land down in the water, and there is some sort of game being played by a bunch of DCs. I try to persuade one of them that she is strong enough to lift me up and throw me out of the water. She says she is not. "Oh come on," I say. "Look at those triceps!" She laughs and tries to throw me. She just sort of pushed me out of the water. She says she can't. "But really," I say, "You can." I'm trying to get the dream to bend to my will a bit! She tries again (and throws me a bit higher) and reiterates that she can't do it.

    I mess around for a bit more (can't remember what I was doing--interacting with DCs, asking questions and what not, and I specifically remember rubbing my hands to stabilize--and then it occurs to me to complete the tasks of the month. I think about what the tasks are, and remember the leaf task. I am in a back yard. I begin thinking I will materialize the leaves by pretending they are on the other side of a wooden fence. I say, "You're around this fence!" and run around the fence. I briefly see the outline of what looks like a pile of leaves, but then that pops out of existence. I try two more times, and nothing happens at all.

    I run around for a bit, thinking I might find a pile of leaves somewhere. Nope. I then think to call for help on my phone, and pull it out of my pocket. I figure it will take too long to punch in the numbers though and toss it away. Instead, I head inside to get help from a DC.

    Near me is a blond girl. She attempted to assist me earlier in the dream, but I rebuffed her because DCs are too unreliable. I now ask her if she knows where any leaves are. We go inside the house, and she nods and points to some storage boxes. One of them is black and I open it up. Inside there are only Christmas lights. "These are just Christmas lights," I say, and then get annoyed. This always happens. DCs always trick me and waste my time. I run out of the house. The DC runs after me, trying to get me to come back. I ignore her. Looking around, I see a bunch of leaves lying around on the grass. I think I might be able to rake them up, but then pull an Ophelia and scoop some up in my arms. Some of them are crackly, but others are rotten and gross. I make a very small pile. I look at it and decide I'm not jumping in that.

    I try to think of the other basic. Oh yeah, tell a kid they are dreaming. I am on a path in the woods, and a jogger is coming towards me. She is a kid, maybe like a high school student, but I check just to be sure:

    "How old are you?" I ask.

    She stops running and faces me. "16."

    "You're dreaming!" I say.

    "If you don't shut up, I'm going to hit you," she says.

    I back off, and she continues jogging.

    I continue on the path until I find a small cabin/mobile home (don't ask) in the woods. Inside are some DCs. More conversation that I can't remember. However, I hear voices up inside a treehouse-like loft. They are discussing someone messing up their abilities to dream. I ascend the wooden ladder up, and see two people I know semi-well from WL. However, I understand that they are DCs and not their real selves. They are crouched over a dream journal. When they see me enter the room, the girl (it's a girl and a guy) moves to cover up the DJ so I can't read it.

    "It's just me," I say. "The dreamer." They are smiling now in a mocking way. I sort of lose it here, and demand to know "why you guys (meaning DCs in general) always tease me?"

    "Because we can," the girl responds.

    "But lots of dreamers get help from their DCs. They teach them fun things like how to fly. You guys always try to trick me."

    The girl now laughs and says, "You can't even fly."

    I get mad and grab the guy in my fist. He instantly turns into a small, faceless rag doll. The transition was seamless and sort of shocked me. The girl disappeared altogether. I fling the doll down on the ground and leave.

    Back in the house, I remember the advanced task--cut off your hand and serve it up for Thanksgiving dinner. I look around and see a half-eaten plate of food: there is some cornbread there and some other stuff I don't remember. I realize that if I hadn't scared the DCs away I could have served them my hand. I leave and begin running back to the first house (where I tried to complete the leaf task.

    Once inside the original kitchen, I approach the block of knives. They all appear to be light, serrated blades, and I am not keen on sawing through my wrist. I am hoping for a cleaver, and find a small one, but it is not heavy enough. I finally settle on a knife that probably does not exist in WL, but resembles a butcher knife. I RC to make sure I am dreaming. I then (to be honest, fearing the pain) test the knife by slicing into my index finger. I don't feel anything, and think maybe I missed (lol). However, a line appear on my finger, and I start bleeding. The dream quickly fades and
    I wake up.
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    Updated 11-08-2014 at 10:13 PM by 69552

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    1. Verre's Avatar
      Looking around, I see a bunch of leaves lying around on the grass. I think I might be able to rake them up, but then pull an Ophelia and scoop some up in my arms. Some of them are crackly, but others are rotten and gross. I make a very small pile. I look at it and decide I'm not jumping in that.
      Wait a minute... aren't you the one who came up with the infamous toilet TOTM a month or two ago? You're willing to jump into a toilet but get squeamish looking at a pile of slightly soggy leaves?
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    2. ThreeCat's Avatar
      Ha, not only willing, but climbed into two different toilets. Never could flush myself though . This was more disdain than disgust: "that pile of leaves is beneath me" or something like that
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    3. NyxCC's Avatar
      Wow! This entry is absolutely hilarious! Your DCs seem to have a life of their own and very stubborn on top of that too! You probably were quite pissed off from everything they said, but reading all those replies was really funny.

      And let me tell you, there is something about those leaves. I thought that's the easiest task ever, but the piles just keep disappearing. Happened to me a few times too.

      At any rate, congrats on the successful totm completion and also on catching the dream so early on, which made for a super long nice ld.
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    4. ThreeCat's Avatar
      Thanks for the comment, Nyx. Glad you got a laugh out of it! I was really frustrated in the dream with the third group of DCs ( the ones who made fun of me). It's given me a lot to think about, though, and I feel it has shown me some weaknesses in my practice--which is good.

      Sorry to hear about your troubles with the leaves! I'm going to give it another go, I think. I saw some paper bags in the street with leaves in them today, so maybe I can incubate those tonight! Also thinking about some expanding tricks--moving hands apart--and multiplying leaves already there. Good luck!
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    5. NyxCC's Avatar
      Also thinking about some expanding tricks--moving hands apart--and multiplying leaves already there. Good luck!
      That sounds cool! I just remembered one can take advantage of mind's multiplication effect, something of a dream bug that I call the "one to many effect" if I remember correctly my own labelling. Basically, have a look at a single object and think about it. Sometimes the thought would manifest, producing a copy or many copies. This has happened with a number of animals for example or cups, or whatever that one is looking at. Again, it's usually a bug, but if we can work it to our advantage, then why not?

      Thanks and good luck to you too!
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    6. ThreeCat's Avatar
      Basically, have a look at a single object and think about it. Sometimes the thought would manifest, producing a copy or many copies.
      Nyx, this is a really cool idea. I'm trying this ASAP. Thanks!
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