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    1. Snowflakes in Norway

      by , 08-11-2021 at 10:19 PM
      Snowflakes in Norway
      13/07/20
      -Lucid #9 - DILD

      Iím walking down a wide path, it looks like a back alley of some sort and has fences either side. Iím with my wife and talking to her about Lucid dreaming. I ask her if sheís ever had one. She thinks for a moment and then says ďyeah I think I haveĒ. ďYeah most of us have had a spontaneous one at some pointĒ I explain.

      We keep walking and then, as Iím talking I start to wonder if this is a dream? Iím not sure why but something feels odd about the scene and where I am. ďWait, Is this a dream?Ē I stop and say with an amused and doubting smile. My wife looks at me amused and I feel silly even considering it but I decide to check. I look at my hands and stretch and curl my fingers. They look real and there is no reason to doubt them. I look around for more clues. Everything about the world looks 100% real and Iím pretty sure Iím awake.

      ďIs this a dream?Ē I ask again and chuckle awkwardly as Iím really not sure and she probably thinks Iím mental right now. Though it feels a little silly I do the finger palm check and start stabbing my palm with my finger. It doesnít go through but a very slight sponginess on my skin makes me question things again. ďNahĒ I say and wag my finger, not wanting to be fooled. ďIím sure this is a dream?Ē I then see a metal post which has some text on it. I decide to do the text change reality check. I concentrate on a word, look away and then back again. I wasnít expecting anything from this but as I look back the word has indeed changed!!! It hits me, I am dreaming! I canít believe it and never before have I felt so sure things were real and now Iíve proven it Iím still in disbelief.

      In excitement I clap my hands together and say ďRight!Ē, as if I canít wait to get stuck in and have fun but as I do a worry passes over my mind and I see again how real everything is. I then wonder what if Iím mistaken and this isnít a dream? It could mean I do something dangerous or regrettable in real life. I decide I need to do the Check again so there is no doubt. I look back at the same text and away again. As before the text changes to gibberish. I do it one last time to be safe and the text changes again and even glitches and looks to be sliding off the post. There is no doubt now this is a dream and Iím amazed!

      Iím not sure if the dream jumps here or if Iíve forgotten a section but the next thing I know Iím in a crowded gift shop. I remember I want to try flying so I need to get outside. I see an emergency exit which people are leaving through. I hurry out the door but as I leave I look back and see my wife is walking on, oblivious to the fact I have ditched her. I know sheís a dream character but still I feel a little bad.

      I leave and arrive outside next to the big building I was just in which is layered in shiny black metal. I look ahead and itís right on the shore of a giant frozen lake and beyond are large snowy mountains. The sun is just setting behind them, creating a beautiful orange glow which lights the mountains and shimmers on the frozen lake. I walk up to the lake and Iím in awe along with other spectating tourists. Itís so beautiful and Iím sure Iím in Norway. I really want to take a photo but I know it would be pointless in a dream.

      I then look around some more and see huge snowy mountains to the side as well, shrouded in dark cloud. I remember my mission to fly and look up at the night sky and the black cloud and wonder if I can do it? I then see hundreds of large, snowflakes falling from the sky, which gently flutter to the ground. One hits me on the head and I feel a cold wetness as it melts. Iím a bit annoyed the dream has manifested these obstacles and so I look up to the dark sky and say ďSnowflakes stop!Ē For a moment I think itís worked as they ease off but then a second wave appears from the blackness above and start falling. I donít know what to do about it and then the dream ends.

      Analysis:
      I started off talking about dreaming so my mind must have been focused on it. It took me a while to convince myself it was a dream but it was nice that I stuck to my suspicion and didnít give up. Once again the palm reality check was unreliable but I decided to try the text change RC which I noticed worked in another lucid dream. It worked again this time and is definitely my most effective reality check. It was funny how I had to double check, thatís how real and genuine it felt. I was so convinced and it taught me just how real dreams can feel. It was a nice location I found myself in and I remembered my dream goal but sadly the dream then worked against me and those damn snow flakes just wouldnít stop. I then woke up and itís hard to know why. It was so abrupt it may be just that the REM period had ended. Either way it was a cool experience even if I didnít get to achieve my flying goal.

      Waking Notes:

      Stability: High
      Control: Low
      Clarity: High
      Awareness: High
      Length: Low

      Trigger: Talking about dreaming
      Reality check: Finger palm & Text change
      Length: 5 minutes (approx.)
      Goals: None
      Techniques: WBTB, MILD
      Time: 2:30am
      Lucid count: 9

      Updated 08-11-2021 at 10:26 PM by 97764

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    2. Bleached Hair/ DEILD attempt

      by , 07-15-2021 at 05:14 PM
      Bleached hair
      11/07/20
      -DEILD attempt

      Iím upstairs with my wife. The house is in total darkness but I can make out her hair has changed colour and has gone a bleach blonde and looks oily and curly. I canít believe whatís happened and I assume something must have gone wrong with her hair dye. ďIím sorry to tell you this but somethings happened to your hairĒ I say. She gets up and walks to the bathroom.

      I suddenly feel odd, as though this isnít real but it all looks and feels so real? I then go to turn on the bathroom light for her but no light comes on only a faint flicker? I think thatís odd and I suddenly feel uncomfortable in the darkness with no light. Itís then my wife turns and jumps on me, grabbing me like sheís some possessed creature.

      This scares me and the struggle jolts me out of the dream and into the dark void. Iím now fully aware Iíve just exited a dream. All is black and I know I can get back into the dream if I try. ďDive, dive, diveĒ I repeat to myself. This was a mantra I had heard on dreamviews when attempting a WILD. It was all I could think of on the spot. I start to feel that pulling and falling sensation as if the darkness is pulling me into another dream but then I hear the sounds of the waking world and suddenly feel my body in bed. I am awake.

      Analysis: Another nightmare scenario and again it took place in my house around my bedroom which is where they tend to occur. Funny thing is this time I wasnít even sleeping in my house! Again as in other similar nightmares it all took place in the dark and the light switches didnít work. A common nightmare trait and probably a fear that stems from childhood. It seems to be this that triggers some of my nightmares. Itís as if as soon as the light switch doesnít work I decide something scary is happening and the dream morphs to fit that fear. In this case my wife turned possessed and attacked me which knocked me out of the dream and into the void but at the same time made me aware I was dreaming! I was almost lucid in the dream as well. I noticed something was off at the start but I was taken in by how realistic it all was. When I ended up in the void though I was lucid and able to think clearly enough to try get into another dream but the attempt sadly failed. Maybe I was too awake at that point.

      Updated 08-02-2021 at 07:59 PM by 97764

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    3. VIP lucid dreamer

      by , 07-13-2021 at 06:47 PM
      VIP lucid dreamer
      05/07/20
      Lucid# 8 - DILD

      Iím stood in an English looking farm area surrounded by a few stone cottages and beyond, fences and green fields. Suddenly I see three Orcs stood in front of me!? All are still and staring in a creepy way as if theyíre ghosts. Iím startled by the image and itís then I think, ďWait? Am I in a dream?Ē Iím not sure for a moment and I go to do a hand reality check but my hand is caught in my sleeve. I tug and pull desperate to get it free. As I struggle though it all becomes obvious this is a dream and I no longer need the reality check.

      I try to remain calm and not wake myself. I look away from the orcs and to my farm surroundings. It all looks so real. I look at my hands and then touch my nose and I feel I still have one. I then get moving and watch my feet as I walk toward a fence and a big red tractor. I listen and I can hear a chainsaw in the distance sawing into wood. I then smell the earthy scent of grass and mud. All my senses are working. I touch the tractor and feel how real it is. I touch the fence and other things as well and the dream seems to be very stable. I then see the grass below my feet and decide to eat some just to engage my taste sense. I pick up a few bristles and put them in my mouth. I half expect them to taste nice as I had heard eating in dreams always tastes amazing. It just tastes like grass though. Itís bland, planty and dissolves in my mouth.

      I look around some more and wonder what I should do now. I see a grassy path leading away from the farm. I decide to follow it and as I do I see my dog appear in front of me. I start walking down the path and see lambs and sheep as well. They are baaíing as I walk by and seem scared of me. My dog then runs toward them and scares them more. Itís then a big sheep is running at me baaíing loud. I think itís attacking and defending its young. I panic and move out of the way but Iím mistaken and it just runs past me. I turn to see if my dog is following me but she is chasing the sheep in the opposite direction. I mean to go after her but then I notice sheís no longer black and has a grey coat? Iím reminded thatís not really my dog so I leave her and keep walking.

      Iím just heading under some trees when I remember I wanted to attempt to fly! I instantly jump in the air and hope to float but it does nothing and I land back on the ground. I get annoyed with myself as I know I did it wrong. I need to focus and believe! I think to try the superman pose which I heard can work but Iím under trees and I wonít be able to get past them. Iím then distracted by the scenery in front of me. The path leads to a large structure, a temple with pale yellow walls. Itís sat on the side of a large green lake with shores lined with trees at the other side. ďWhoa, coolĒ I say. Itís beautiful and I run over to it and go under a large, rounded archway. It all looks Indian/ Taj Mahal in design and leads to a small, open room. To my left are big square pools filled with a shallow water. Theyíre there for decoration but I go over and dip my hand in the cool water and bring it to my face. I think about drinking it but I worry it may be unclean so I just wash my face with it instead.

      I note again how everything feels so real and every where I look the world around me is in lifelike detail. I then see a large metal door leading inside the temple. I see a key in the door and pull the key. The door swings open and I enter a large room with high ceilings which at first looks like a giant museum and is more modern then I was expecting. I look around and first see the walls are lined with colourful art work going all the way around the top of the room. Iím amazed and canít believe what Iím seeing. Realistic art work of various styles is visible in great detail in a dream. I then see a simplistic, abstract image of the Virgin Mary in a blue hood and recognise the image though Iím not sure where from. I stare at it and it looks so familiar. I wonder if Iíve seen it in another art gallery?

      Just then a man walks up to me. He is tall and looks to be of Middle Eastern ethnicity. He is wearing a black suit and though he comes up to me in a polite and friendly manner I realise Iím probably somewhere I shouldnít be. I feel out of place here and it feels like a 5 star hotel that I could never afford. ďCan I help you?Ē He asks politely but I know heís here to get rid of me. Itís then I remember I am in control and this is my dream. ďYes show me to my suite!Ē I say playing along like Iím some powerful VIP guest. ďOn the top floorĒ I add, maybe because I want a view or maybe some height to try to attempt to fly again? The trick seems to work and he obliges immediately and shows me to an elevator. More people then surround me to help and serve. ďWould you like a cup of tea when you get to your roomĒ? asks a man. Iím not sure if Iíll have time given my limited time in the dream but I say ďooo yes pleaseĒ now wondering what a dream tea tastes like. ďOh and a tray of little cakes as well if you have anyĒ I say now feeling greedy and wanting to try different things. ďYou wonít want themĒ explains a member of staff as if hinting theyíre not very nice.

      Im escorted into the large elevator and as I walk in Iím now with at least 4 other staff who are guiding me and treating my like royalty. I notice one has a large tray of fruit and grapes for me. I enter the lift and wait. The staff are all staring at me as if waiting for instruction. ďCome on make it goĒ I snap as theyíre wasting time. A lady with frizzy blonde hair jumps forward and presses the disabled help button on the lift which apparently will get it moving? The doors shut and the elevator gets on its way. I quickly go to the tray of fruit and find a big juicy green grape which is cold and wet. I pick it off the bunch and all I can think now is ďplease donít wake up again!Ē I put the grape in my mouth, bite and taste it. It does taste really good. Like a grape but much sweeter and the flavour much stronger. ďMmmĒ I say delighted I finally got to try a dream grape! I then lean back against the elevator wall and feel around a bit more to make sure Iím staying connected with the dream. I see a red post box on the wall and read some text on it. It says something odd like ďred postĒ. I look away and look back to see if it changes and when I do it now says ďteam ltdfgĒ or some gibberish. Iím amazed how it changed so easily and hope I can remember this when I wake up.

      I look back at the staff in the lift and see the lady is now naked accept covered up by dungarees!Ē Why are you naked?Ē I ask but when I look down I find Iím naked as well! I look back at the woman but she is now Keanu Reeves! ďWhat happened to you!?Ē I say puzzled. I then realise Iíve been in this lift for ages and get a little annoyed. ďCome on speed it upĒ I tell the staff. I look and realise the lift doors are open slightly? One of the staff, a tall guy with a red bell boy hat on shuts the doors with his hands whilst smiling awkwardly at me. Itís as if the whole elevator is fake and Iíve just realised and now theyíre trying to cover it up. Annoyed, I walk to the doors and the man opens them fully for me. I see a long hotel corridor ahead and as I step out, everything goes black. The dream ends. I am left in the void for a moment and know Iím about to wake up. I think about trying to DEILD but again Iím worried I wonít have time and may forget this dream so I donít push it and wake up instead.

      Analysis:
      So this is by far my longest and most stable lucid Iíve had! I canít remember the start of the dream just the moment I realised I was dreaming which makes me wonder was it almost a WILD only I noticed shortly after the dream began. I remember how clear everything was and how stable. I could freely walk around and think for myself and I think doing some ADA and engaging my senses within the dream really helped prolong and stabilise it at the start. I really saw how forever changing things are in dreams as well, like my dog turning grey, the text on the post box changing, the people becoming naked and so on. You really canít take your eyes off anything and you have to stay focused. I also tried to fly which was my main dream goal but it failed, I sort of didnít do it with any commitment or belief though and I knew I needed to concentrate harder. Then came the hotel section, this is when things got really interesting. First off the art work on the wall. How did my brain produce it all in so much detail! I wish I had inspected more of the paintings. Maybe it was all original artwork created by subconscious! Then came the dream characters. I was able to manipulate them and get them to treat me like some VIP guest. On reflection I came across like a bit of a snob to them but I was just playing along with the dream and it was a lot of fun. I also saw how dream characters can be lifelike but also robotic and unable to act without commands. Theyíre almost like a crude AI and simulate humans but arenít fully formed people. I got to try my grape which I was delighted about. The dream came to a quick end after that which was a shame as I really wanted to see my room and what else the dream had to show me. Still I canít complain the entire dream felt like it was maybe 10 - 15 minutes long? Iím not 100% but it felt a good amount of time and I hope I can have more lucids of this length and quality.

      Waking Notes:

      Stability: High
      Control: High
      Clarity: High
      Awareness: High
      Length: High

      Trigger: Dream oddity
      Reality check: None
      Length: 10 - 15 minutes (approx.)
      Goals: Try dream grape, Manipulate DCs
      Techniques: WBTB, MILD
      Time: 6:40am
      Lucid count: 8
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    4. The stop watch experiment

      by , 07-09-2021 at 06:56 PM
      The stop watch experiment
      29/06/20
      Lucid# 7 - DILD

      Iím in a strange bed in a room full of other sleeping people. I get up and exit into what appears to be a hotel corridor. I then turn around and Iím surprised to find my old best friend and his wife standing behind me. I follow them into their hotel room and when I look back at my friend I see heís shrunk to the size of a child and this startles me. ďWait am I dreaming!Ē I think with disbelief.

      I put my hand up in a halt gesture as if telling everyone to stop talking and donít come near me. I then lift a finger and try to push it through my palm. My finger hits my palm and doesnít go through but it does seem sort of spongy. I do it again and get the same result. I donít give up though as Iím convinced this is a dream. On my 3rd attempt my finger indents my skin a little and feels sticky like Iíve just stuck it in chewing gum. I pull it out and a string of my sticky Palm comes stretching out stuck to my finger. ďItís a dream!Ē I conclude.

      I waste no time and know I have to quickly stabilise the dream. I rub my hands together and yell ďstabilise!Ē Then I remember my stabilisation experiment I was thinking about before bed. The idea was to find a way of tricking my mind into keeping me in the dream longer. So I came up with the idea of wearing a stop watch and setting the time. ďIím wearing a watchĒ I say and look at my wrist but there is no watch. I feel a little silly thinking this will work but I try again. I look away and say it again and this time a watch has appeared on my wrist! Itís quite a big bulky, grey watch made of rubber with a digital face. I then grab the spinning wheel around the edge and turn it with a Ďclick, click, clickí and as I do the numbers on the screen change. Iím trying to find the time I want to stay in the dream but the numbers come up in a random, incoherent order which makes it difficult. ďThese numbers are all over the placeĒ I say. Finally I find 10:00 minutes and begin the timer now telling the dream I want to be here for at least 10 minutes.

      I then walk around the room as if I own the place. I ask my friends wife if me and my friend can talk alone. She complies and leaves the room. I stand in front of my friend now, who has returned to normal size and jump at him and shove him playfully. ďHello!Ē I yell in excitement and he smiles and appears a bit startled. ďItís great to see you!Ē Iíve been waiting for a while to have a lucid dream with my old friend (he moved away many years ago). I remind myself I shouldnít get too excited though and try to calm down.

      I canít actually recall what happens next but I think Iím exploring the room and feeling the furniture as I come across a grey sofa and suddenly remember I wanted to try flying. I canít really fly properly indoors so I decide I should start simple and try hover. I feel like I need something to jump off so I aim to stand on the sofa and jump off. Iím not sure what happens then but my friend grabs me or I bump into him and it knocks my vision and my eyes fog up and go dark. I panic knowing the dream is going to crumble so I try justify the darkness to my brain and say ďOh no I have mud in my eyes!Ē I start pretending and wiping my eyes hoping the dark patches will disappear like Iím rubbing the mud away. It doesnít work as Iíd hoped and only gets worse.

      In a last desperate attempt to stay in the dream I spin in circles hoping I can spin into a new dream. My vision has become completely black though and for a moment I feel like Iím spinning in a dark void but then my body is gone as well and I think Iíve woken up. I realise my eyes are still closed and I should attempt a DEILD but my mind begins to wander and I worry it will take too long and I have to get up soon. So with regret I give up and wake up and recall my dream.

      Analysis:
      It was one of my dream goals to hang out with my old best friend again and he appeared all on his own so it was probably on my mind. Then he turned really small and my lucid brain spotted the oddity straight away. It was good to see my memory was working at full capacity as well and I was able to carry out a planned experiment which was to manifest the watch that was meant to tell my brain that I couldnít wake up until the timer was up. I definitely wasnít in the dream for 10 minutes so it didnít work. I suppose I should have known. details like numbers and text are known to change all the time in dreams and the watch was nonsensical as I should have expected. It was interesting to try though. Then there was the rubbing the mud from my eyes. That too didnít work as Iíd hoped and it seems you canít always trick the dream in this way. Iíve learnt a lot and was a good experience all round.

      Waking Notes:

      Stability: Medium
      Control: Medium
      Clarity: Medium
      Awareness: High
      Length: Low

      Trigger: Dream oddity
      Reality check: Finger palm
      Length: 3 minutes (approx.)
      Goals: Meet up with my friend & try watch experiment
      Techniques: WBTB, MILD
      Time: 6:30am
      Lucid count: 7
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    5. Meeting with the dream guide

      by , 07-04-2021 at 02:32 PM
      The guiding lights
      25/06/20
      Lucid# 5 - DILD

      Iím walking along a large, open courtyard surrounded by grass. There are people all around and walking past me. I then notice a woman who catches my eye. Iím not sure if itís her that makes me become lucid but the next thing I remember Iím aware Iím dreaming.
      Things feel a little unstable though and I worry I will wake up so I decide to take it slow and look around to make sure it really is a dream.

      The scene has turned to night now and Iím on the grass. I look left and right and admire the detail and realism of the grass. I then see small lights dotted in two lines in front of me like a runway. Itís clear I am to follow them and I start moving towards them. Things feel eerily quiet now, all the people have disappeared and once again I feel that sensation that something powerful is present and guiding me. I look to the dark sky and yell ďUnconsciousness?!Ē Playing with the idea that he is behind this. He doesnít respond and the dream begins to fade, fade, fade and goes grey. ďDamn Iíve lost itĒ I think to myself and expect to wake up but I donítÖ (To be continued)

      Waking Notes:

      Stability: Low
      Control: Low
      Clarity: Medium
      Awareness: Medium
      Length: Low

      Trigger: Spontaneous
      Reality check: None
      Length: 1 minute (approx.)
      Goals: none
      Techniques: WBTB
      Time: 6 - 7am
      Lucid count: 5

      Meeting with the dream guide
      25/06/20
      Lucid #6 - DEILD/ WILD

      Everything goes black and Iím left consciously aware in a dark void. I know Iím still asleep and begin to hear a strange electronic sound? ďzwoo, zwoo, zwooĒ it goes in iterations like a muffled, vibrating machine. I feel like itís the sound of my mind buffering and even see a swirling circle in the distance like a Mac loading symbol. There is a moment of fear as I wonder if Iím trapped here but I remain calm and know a dream is coming. Sure enough I begin to feel that rushing sensation I felt last time. ďHere we go!Ē I tell myself with excitement. I then feel my consciousness sucked downwards, really fast like Iím been pulled into a black hole and I hear a loud, screeching sound as if Iím a jet flying. ďWhooooa!Ē I yell but not in fear but in exhilaration at the sensation. I then see ghost like shapes forming and swirling in front of me and know the dream is about to form.

      I start to picture where I want to go and what I want to do. I remember I wanted to fly through the clouds like the birds I saw last night. I wonder if I could embody a bird as well but then consider that may be too advanced. I begin to see the clouds forming below me with a pink, sunset light. I reach out and try to imagine what the clouds would feel like to make it solidify. I think itís working but then things become fuzzy and instead of flying through the clouds I appear in an old wooden house that seems devoid of furniture. I have a body again and have entered a dream.

      I move through the empty room and come out on top of some old creaky wooden stairs. I remember I was trying to speak to my unconsciousness in my last dream and look up for the sky but of course there is no sky only the ceiling. I see a window to the right and know I need to get outside and talk to the sky like I had done before. I may not have much time so I hurry down the stairs hoping to find a way out of the house. the room below is similar, the walls are wooden and the room looks abandoned and decaying.

      Iím then distracted as I remember one of my dream goals. To speak to a dream guide. I turn to the wall and say to myself with great excitement, ďWhen I turn around I will see my dream guideĒ I say this twice and hope it works. Iím a little nervous to turn around though and hope I havenít manifested something scary. I turn around and to my delight a man is stood there smiling at the other end of the room. It worked! I try to focus and wonder if he looks like the wise old master I pictured he would. He doesnít, not at all. He is a 30 something year old man with a hard face and a shaved head. He is wearing a white vest and jeans and looks a bit like a thug. ďYou!?Ē I say now feeling like I recognise the man from an earlier dream. ďYeahĒ he says with an accent, possibly Brooklyn? I walk up to him in disbelief and Iím a little disappointed and wonder if this is just a random dream character super imposed as a guide. I ask him anyway what I wanted to ask ďHow do I get better at lucid dreaming?Ē He smiles and looks away with a shake of his head as if he gets asked that all the time and itís a pointless question. ďLook, you donít need to ring that bell anymoreĒ he says in his pally yet gruff, tough guy voice. I donít know quite what he means but take it as heís saying I donít need to ask anymore as I already know the answer.

      We walk together into another room to the left. It has the same decaying interior and wooden walls but some furniture is scattered about and a fire place is at the front of the room and a window to my left. ďWhat do you mean?Ē I ask him again. He shrugs and canít seem to find a way to explain it to me. ďI donít know, you just donít need to do that anymoreĒ he says just as vague. ďYes but what do you mean?Ē I ask hoping he will be clearer, he just smiles.

      I then register there is loud music playing in the room and other people are around me. I look to my right and see two people dancing in a silly way. One is on a unicycle and has a big umbrella and a top hat. ďDonít look at them, theyíre trying to distract youĒ the guide says. I quickly turn back to him thinking the dream is trying to snap me out of lucidity. I remember my mission and now crouch down and grab a small wooden stool and place it in front of me and begin to feel the smooth polished top. I knod at the guide as if saying ďI got yaĒ and know I have to keep interacting with the dream physically for it to stay stable.

      Im ready to listen to him again and notice another man has joined us as well. Another guide perhaps? I canít remember getting a good look at him. Theyíre both here to advise me but Iím distracted and start feeling a thick carpet below me. I rub my hand through it and can feel every thick clump of carpet rub against my fingers. Itís all so real but I notice there is some sort of frame disrupting my vision slightly. I think it may be my glasses and so I take them off. It was glasses and I hold my pair in my hand. Everything is now even clearer and I admire how real it all is. It feels so stable as well as if I could stay here for hours.

      I then remember I wanted to try dream food and decide to manifest something. I close my hand and look away, I shut my eyes and say ďwhen I look back at my hand I will see a piece of cheeseĒ. I open my eyes but now my vision has blurred as if thereís mud in my eyes. I realise itís because I shut my eyes and feel stupid now for doing so. I look at my hand and thereís no cheese either! I look away again and repeat the same but keep my eyes open this time. I look back and thereís still no cheese. My dream guides look at each other and snigger as if saying ďNewbie!Ē The dream then fades and ends.

      I awake again in darkness and wonder if another dream is coming. I can hear the electronic noise again in my ears, ďzwoo, zwoo, zwooĒ and think I must be dreaming still. I try to move my fingers to find out if Iím awake and I manage to move them and now open my eyes. I appear to be awake in bed but I can still hear the noise? I wonder if this is a realistic false awakening but then I realise the noise is coming from my bedside fan and as I focus on the sound it fades into a regular fan whirling sound. I am awake.

      Analysis:
      wowza! So a DILD and a DEILD! I think the first lucid may have been spontaneous but was rather short. Those lights were interesting. They were similar to the arrow I once saw in another Lucid but this time I followed it. Again I played with the idea that my unconsciousness was there and leading me somewhere.

      When the dream faded I thought Iíd blown it but then came the void. That was maybe the most interesting part. As it turned out the weird noise I was hearing was just the fan by the side of my bed but at the time it felt like I was hearing some noise from deep within my mind. Of course it wasnít but it helped me stay aware as an anchor and lead me into a seamless DEILD. Once again I was sucked into the dream. Itís a strange sensation as if been pulled at light speed into another dimension. I then stayed completely aware and tried to form a dream of my choice. I was watching a flock of birds fly over my house before bed and came up with the idea of embodying a bird and flying through the clouds so I tried to make that happen and I feel I was close but then it all changed and I was in that random wooden house. I can remember the space so well as if it is a real location I have visited.

      I was happy to remember to ask for a dream guide and it worked, I got one! He wasnít at all what I was expecting but it was fun and surreal to meet him. I recognised him and was sure he was in a previous dream earlier on in the night that I donít remember now. He seemed so real and had a personality but like all dream characters was vague and spoke in riddles as well. ďYou donít have to ring that bell anymoreĒ I didnít understand this at the time but it seemed like a figure of speech. I think he was trying to tell me you donít need to know how to get better at lucid dreaming, you know how, youíre doing it! I guess it was quite encouraging and the answer I needed upon waking.

      Then there was that moment with the distracting dancers. He told me not to look at them. He was giving me real advice and it was as if he knew this dream world well and was helping me. It Was very surreal. The moment I took my glasses off was amazing as well. The clarity and vividness was unbelievable! Then I ruined it by trying the food thing and shutting my eyes! That was the moment I killed the dream and it all disappeared quickly after that. It Was a shame and Iím yet to try dream food! What a great experience though. I really need to master these DEILDs.

      Waking Notes:

      Stability: High
      Control: Medium
      Clarity: High
      Awareness: High
      Length: Medium

      Trigger: Dream exit
      Reality check: None
      Length: 3-5 minutes (approx.)
      Goals: Summon a dream guide
      Techniques: DEILD, Sound Anchor
      Time: 6 - 7:30am
      Lucid count: 6

      Updated 07-04-2021 at 05:52 PM by 97764

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    6. Saying goodbye to my friend

      by , 06-23-2021 at 03:33 PM
      Saying goodbye to my friend
      23/06/20
      -Vivid - Semi lucid

      Im with my old best friend from my teen years and we walk up my current street and to my house as if weíve been out for a while like old times and the evening is just coming to an end. As we always did we start talking outside my house and not wanting to say goodbye because weíre having such a good chat. I then look up at my daughters window and see my wife is there putting her to bed. I know we canít talk much longer or weíll wake her up. We talk a bit longer though and I bring up Lucid dreaming. I canít remember what we say but I discover my friend is also into it. After a bit I grow somewhat suspicious of something but Iím not sure what? Itís then he says something to me like ďYou need to think about it and next time ask me the right questionĒ. I look at him confused and feel like he knows something I donít and is trying to give me a clue. ďWait, is this a dream?Ē I say and feel amused because we were just talking about it. It feels so real though, I know itís real but I decide to check anyway. ďDo you ever do reality checks?Ē I ask him and ready my hands but he doesnít reply. I begin my new routine of hand reality checks and first notice my wedding ring is gone which is odd. ĎOh I must have taken it offí I decide. I then open and close my hand. Nothing happens. I count my fingers, there are 5. I count again, I count 6? Thinking I must have miscounted I count again. I count 6 again. I try again and be more careful and this time there is 5, so thatís all clear. I then flip my hand up and down multiple times but there is no change. I then put my hand down and bring it back up again and as I open it I canít open all my fingers all the way as if theyíre broken. ďThatís what would usually happen in a dream!Ē I chuckle thinking itís a funny coincidence. I then do the finger palm but it doesnít go through.

      Analysis: A very vivid dream, itís quite vague now when I recall it but at the time it felt so real and I woke up in disbelief that it hadnít actually happened. It was just like I was in the street with my friend chatting like old times. I miss it and was nice to experience it again. Then there was the reality check. It was weird, I realised something was off but it wasnít till my friend said that odd sentence that I thought wait a minute? I still wasnít convinced though as it all felt so genuine. I recalled my new 5 hand reality check practice perfectly but it didnít work. Even though some of the checks showed evidence I was dreaming I didnít take any notice of it and carried on as if it was totally normal? Iím really not sure why I couldnít convince myself? Maybe I donít expect them to work in waking life so I donít in dreams either?
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    7. Quick Eat the grape!

      by , 06-22-2021 at 09:12 PM
      Quick Eat the grape!
      20/06/20
      Lucid# 4 - DILD

      Iím at a counter, I think itís a pharmacist though it could be a food counter as Iím eating something. Iím standing and waiting and over hear a lady behind the counter talking with a customer. ďYou have to be awareĒ she says ďyes you have to be awareĒ. I note what she says seems a little odd and then it clicks! ďAware! Be aware! Iím dreaming!Ē Just like that I have become lucid and it startles me almost. I look around to see if I really am in a dream but I donít need convincing I just know I am. Then I feel a little distant and fuzzy and know the dream is fading. ďStabiliseĒ! I say aloud and it seems to work for a few seconds but then the feeling comes back and I feel a trembling in my body. I rub my hands together and things become settled again. I rush now to become more connected with my environment and start by feeling a plastic barrier next to me and feel the smooth plastic and the flat, wooden top it has. I keep moving and think ďso cool! Iím doing this again!Ē but also remember not to get too excited. Then I remember Iím eating something and start chewing. Itís already mushed up in my mouth and Iím not sure what it is. Maybe pizza? I then remember dream food is supposed to taste amazing. This tastes good but nothing special. I then see a bowl of grapes on a stand and think I have to eat something new. I hurry to chew and swallow the food in my mouth and then pick a nice juicy black grape from the bunch but as I do, the fuzzy feeling comes back and the image starts to fade. ďNo, no, no!Ē I think but itís too late and the dream ends.

      Analysis: A lucid! It was short which is a shame. I really struggled keeping the dream stable. Maybe excitement got the better of me? The realisation was a amazing though. I didnít even need to reality check I just realised as the women repeated ďawareĒ just like I did in my mantra during my WBTB. It must have seeped into the dream and makes me wonder whether it was close to being a WILD? It sort of startled me and I was like ďoh yeah! Of course!Ē Maybe thatís why the dream felt so unstable and the shock nearly woke me. I didnít have time to focus on any dream goals I just tried to keep it going. So annoying that I never got to taste the grape! What did it taste like!!! I need to try it again in another dream.

      Waking Notes:

      Stability: Low
      Control: Medium
      Clarity: Medium
      Awareness: High
      Length: Low

      Trigger: DC repeating my mantra
      RC: NA
      Length: 30 seconds approx.
      Goals: none
      Techniques: WBTB/ MILD
      Time: 6 - 7am
      Lucid count: 4
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    8. In the slow long grass

      by , 06-14-2021 at 07:35 PM
      In the slow long grass
      16/06/20
      Lucid# 3 - DILD

      Iím making my way hastily from a large building with papers screwed up in my hands. I havenít had time to fold them or put them in my bag. Thereís no time, I feel like I have to be quick and get the papers home before I am stopped. I feel as if at any moment some secret, shady organisation is going track me down and stop me as if this is all a big conspiracy. I now start running down a wide flight of concrete stairs and weave in and out of crowds. I quicken my pace and hope it doesnít draw too much attention. Itís then when I reach the bottom I arrive in a large courtyard almost like the front of my old high school but full of long flowing grass which blows around and looks like grassy waves. everything has become dreamlike and it is now in slow motion with a slight de saturated and grey tinge to everything. I know Iím in a dream but I donít quite comprehend what that means. I run into the grass but Iím only able to move in slow, jerky movements as if Iím wading through water and every step is twice as hard as if a force is constantly pushing on me. ďFeel the grassĒ I tell myself and do so. It feels so real as I run it through my fingers. I look around and notice how real everything else feels as well. it feels like waking life. I look up at the sky and I canít believe all this is actually in my head. Im everything I can see. I am one with it all. I then notice a large arrow in the grass made out of rocks. I wonder if it has been put there for me to follow? It feels almost like itís a video game and the arrow is a side quest. ďAnother timeĒ I decide and carry on towards the exit to the courtyard in front. I turn back and look and now the front of the arrow is broken and I wonder if I had misread the sign. I make my way painfully slow to the front gates and the exit. I see a big slope to the left leading down to a river. ďlistenĒ I tell myself and listen to the sound of the river.
      After I have lost lucidity and Iím in a room laid on a floor, I have the papers. I then feel an odd sensation in my mouth, I feel with my tongue and Iím missing a tooth! I can feel the gap and gum underneath, it feels saw and tender but I think itís normal.


      Analysis:
      Iím not sure why I was running away but it felt like I was escaping and people would be looking for me. Then it just transitioned seamlessly into a lucid moment. I remember the slow movements and the effort it took to move forward. Iíve had this sensation before whilst trying to run in dreams as if Iím trying to move but itís as if Iím half frozen. Then I seemed to be telling myself to do ADA. I felt the grass, listened to the river and looked at how real everything was. The flowing wave like grass came from a real video I saw on Facebook before bed but I barely looked at it for longer then 5 seconds. The arrow was also interesting and I wonder now what would have happened if I had followed it? Maybe the dream wanted to show me something? I didnít really have much conscious control though and I wish I had done a reality check, it probably would have stabilised the dream more and made me in control. Instead I sort of slipped back into a normal dream at the end.

      Waking Notes:

      Stability: Medium
      Control: Medium
      Clarity: Medium
      Awareness: Low
      Length: Low

      Trigger: Spontaneous
      RC: NA
      Length: 1 minute approx.
      Goals: none
      Techniques: WBTB
      Time: 6 - 6:30am
      Lucid count: 3

      Updated 06-23-2021 at 03:36 PM by 97764

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    9. The Pregnant Man

      by , 01-04-2021 at 09:37 PM
      The Pregnant man
      11/06/20
      -vivid - semi lucid

      Iím sat on a sofa in a living room among a few other people. Just then the door opens and in walks one of my old friends who is male. Iím shocked to see him (I havenít seen him in years) and notice he is holding his belly and has a round bump sticking out? Heís pregnant! I canít believe it and now wonder if he has always been a woman and I never knew? ďYour pregnant, how!?Ē I say in disbelief. ďHips syndromeĒ I think he says and I see he has child baring hips as well. ďDonít ask!Ē he chuckled. Itís all really really weird and I suddenly doubt everything. I chuckle to myself in shock. ďThis is a dream right?Ē I say. ďThis has to be a dream?!Ē He just looks at me and doesnít answer. ďIt has to be!Ē I look around and at the sofa Iím on, itís my parents sofa with all their big cushions and looks so real. I then look at him and ask ďseriously tell me honestly, am I dreaming?Ē He doesnít answer and just looks at me with a pleasant smile. I then look at my hand and see how real it looks. Thereís my wedding ring. I close my hand and try to make my ring disappear, which is my chosen reality check. As I open my hand though the ring remains. I do another quick one and the ring doesnít budge. I conclude this is real. After I put my hands on his bump and it feels really warm and I can feel a sort of hot stomach ache in my own belly as if the baby is inside me. ďWhoa I can feel it, like really feel it!Ē I say with amazement.

      Analysis:
      So close to lucidity here. I heard a story about a pregnant man who was formally a woman on the radio yesterday so that came from that and I guess my old friend was just a character inserted to play the part. I canít believe that moment I almost became lucid though! It happened! I questioned my reality and it was triggered by the weirdness of the situation but the reality check failed! I had heard this could happen so time to mix it up and get some new checks going. I havenít been doing them frequently so was this was a good wake up call that I need to practice more otherwise they wonít work. So annoying, I was semi lucid and remember how real it all felt at the time and how vivid that moment was.
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    10. First Contact with Unconscious

      by , 01-03-2021 at 05:04 PM
      First Contact with Unconscious
      02/06/20
      -Lucid #2 - WILD

      My 6am alarm wakes me up and I cant recall any dreams. I feel Frustrated by this and worry as well that I wont be able to fall back asleep.

      Suddenly I awake in my bed as if from a dream but my eyes remain closed and I canít recall a dream? I must have fallen asleep I assume and now my consciousness has switched back on though I donít feel fully awake. I notice everything feels hazy and dark behind my eyes, almost unstable. Instantly I know I am on that brink between awake and sleep and it feels almost hallucinatory. I then begin to focus behind my closed eyes just experimenting to see if I can do a WILD. Within a few seconds the darkness starts to feel like itís vibrating! I can still feel my body and want to know if I am in sleep paralysis so I think about moving my finger to find out but I stop, not wanting to wake myself up. The vibrating feeling intensifies and I start to hear crackling in my ears as if a loud radio is being tuned up and down next to my head. Itís really surreal and I feel a little scared and I worry Iím going to experience something frightening. I decide I want to stop and wake up but suddenly I hear a braver version of myself tell me to ďrelax, donít panic and just look ahead and think about where you want to go in your lucid dreamĒ. It comforts me and gives me the courage I need to continue. I look ahead and can now make out a very vague grey circle in the distance. I imagine itís the moon and I wonder if I can go into space and experience one of my dream goals. I instantly re-consider thinking that would be way too extreme for my first WILD experience. The feeling escalates and now I feel as if Iím been sucked through a dark portal and a moment later I find myself in a dark street rushing at speed down a narrow path. It takes me a moment to understand whats going on but then it clicks, I have just entered a dream! The transition was so seamless I didnít even notice it. I am now fully awake and lucid and appear to be riding a bike at speed down a narrow path. I look around and Iím in a quiet, English village at night, lit only by street lights. It looks like my old neighbourhood from my childhood and the street is somewhat familiar but looks a little different. Itís completely deserted and Iím the only one there. I get really excited and laugh to myself in triumph and disbelief at whatís just happened. I did my first WILD and awoken lucid in a a hyper realistic world! I remind myself not to get over excited otherwise I may wake up and begin rubbing my hands together to stabilise the dream as I had learnt. I then remember what I came here to do. I wanted to have a conversation with my unconscious mind. To do this I remember other dreamers said you shout questions at the sky. But the street Iím on is too narrow and the sky obscured by houses. I know I need to go somewhere more open and so I say to myself ďwhen I go around this next corner there will be an open spaceĒ. I carry on down the deserted road and as I turn the corner on my bike I see a wider path and beyond a large round culdesac waiting for me with a direct view to the sky. Itís perfect. I rub my hands together again to stabilise and notice I can ride the bike with no hands? I look down and Iím surprised to see Iím not riding a bike at all, Iím just sat in mid air floating down the street as if sat on an invisible bike! As I reach the culdesac I come to a stop. I pretend Iím still riding a bike and hold the handles and pull the breaks to stop. It works and I dismount. I now make my way to the round open space in front of me and clap my hands and yell ďStabilise!Ē I had heard that can help too as I really donít want to lose lucidity here. I then decide to increase my awareness and begin touching things which Im also told should help. I make my way over to a house to my left and I feel the conifer bush thatís there. It feels completely real and my mind is blown by this. I then touch the bricks and feel their rough texture. Finally I run my hand along a cube shaped letter box which is wet and I can feel the cold water. I scoop some up and let it trickle across my hand and spill through my fingers. ďThis is real!Ē I say to myself in wonder. Once more I have to tell myself to relax and not get too excited. I then stand in awe for a moment and look around and canít believe that this is all going on in my head right now. I picture myself sleeping in my bed whilst all this is vividly happening in front of my eyes. Itís completely surreal and I hope thinking about it doesnít wake me up. I keep walking and reach the culdesac and step out onto the open road as if it is a large stage just for me. ďUnconsciousness!Ē I yell to the dark sky hoping it is listening. ďItís me!Ē I yell as loud as I can and my voice seems to project louder as if on a microphone. There is a calm and eerie silence and no response. I look to the sky and see dark blue clouds above and behind what appears to be faint glowing blue grid lines as if itís all some kind of computer simulation. Little trickles of electricity shoot across each grid line and hiss, crackle and buzz like electrical circuits. It feels like I am within a powerful and magical place, my own brain perhaps and though my unconsciousness hasnít responded I can feel itís there hiding and watching me. ďIíve come to speak with you!Ē I yell out again. ďWill you speak to me!?Ē There is another pause and It appears I may be wrong and nothing is there. Suddenly a deep sounding and wise voice speaks back from the sky and sounds a little like Leonard Nimoy. ďYes. AtlasĒ it says as a flash of blue light appears behind a cloud showing me where he is hiding. ďAtlas?!Ē I shout back and wonder maybe if thatís his name? I am then distracted by some people stood behind a house window, they arenít looking at me but I worry maybe Iím making an idiot out of myself standing in the middle of the neighbourhood yelling. Itís then I remember this is a dream and I shouldnít feel embarrassed. ďWeíre all under AtlasĒ the voice says. I am confused and donít understand his odd words. ďOk...Ē? Is all I can think to respond and during my confusion the dream fades. I wake up...

      Analysis: Thereís lots to analyse here but Iíll try be brief. The WILD really did come out of nowhere, I must have half woke up from a dream. It was really weird, it was almost like my dream woke me up and said here you go hereís the door now just figure out how to get in. I was fully conscious with full waking memory during it and remembered all the steps perfectly and they worked perfectly. It was unbelievable. There was a moment when I felt too scared to continue. The experience felt so bizarre and I worried it was only going to get weirder but it didnít it became somehow peaceful and exciting. I willed myself to continue and I succeeded. The dream setting was familiar and looked like an alternate version of my hometown and was maybe a nice comfortable and calm place to have my first WILD experience since I chickened out of floating through space. I was oddly riding a bike? Or not a bike! I donít ride bikes in waking life so I think It could have been my minds way of interpreting the fast flowing movement that came with entering the dream. Itís definitely the most vivid experience Iíve had. Everything was so stable and felt so real! My memory was working excellently as well and I remembered to stabilise and go after my dream goal to speak to my unconsciousness. It was an amazing scene when I tried to speak to him. So eerie and silent and I could feel something powerful was lurking behind those clouds. The electricity flowing through the sky felt like a representation of my brain neurones and made it feel like I was in some amazing space within my own head. Then there was him. That voice, so powerful and wise yet somewhat nervous to speak with me. I really felt it was just me and him, a one on one first meeting. I really didnít understand what he was telling me but the words were intriguing. If it hadnít have perplexed me so much I may have been able to stay lucid longer. Now Iím an atheist and not a big believer in spiritual signs nor the idea that there is some unconscious mind thatís communicating with me in my dreams but it is fun to imagine that it could be something more.
      I spoke to myself in the mirror before bed and made my intent to speak with my unconsciousness as if he was a person in my head. It appeared he heard my call and awoke me from my sleep and provided the gateway to meet him in the form of a WILD. I then spoke to him as I had intended and it was almost like I was in a darkened area of my brain, which he had allowed me to enter. He then spoke to me hidden and powerful like a God. I even think Iíve met him before in another dream years ago when I was a child. He spoke in cryptic wording and spoke of Atlas who in Greek mythology was the Titan who held up the celestial heavens. ďWe are all under AtlasĒ he said. Did he mean we are all under the heavens? Was it his way of describing something beyond this real world? You could interpret our meeting as something really profound until you start looking at the experience with a more critical eye. Letís be honest. I went there with the intention of speaking to him so my mind was most likely making it all up as I went along as itís what I expected. Itís probably why he made no sense and took so long to respond. He was also exactly how I imagined a powerful subconscious God would appear and seemed a little too perfect along with the setting. Then there was the Atlas comments. Did I just miss hear him say something else and then the dream just went along with the whole Atlas thing? I may not believe that there is some sentient being visiting me in my dreams but it is still a vivid conversation with my own mind and that in itself is incredible!

      Waking Notes:

      Stability: High
      Control: High
      Clarity: High
      Awareness: High
      Length: Medium

      Trigger: Awoke from a dream
      RC: NA
      Length: 4 mins approx.
      Goals: To speak with my unconscious mind
      Techniques: DEILD/ WILD
      Time: 6 - 6:30am
      Lucid count: 2

      - Heavy emphasis on ADA & RCs in the evening
      -Slep through the night with Low recall
      -Woke from a 6am alarm

      Updated 06-23-2021 at 03:40 PM by 97764

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    11. The Jack Nicholson horror film

      by , 12-10-2020 at 06:57 PM
      The Jack Nicholson horror film
      26/05/20
      -Vivid - NLD

      Iím in my living room at night with my wife when suddenly an unknown and paranormal force begins to knock us about the room. Itís terrifying and this force is invisible. Iím even thrown and flipped over onto my stomach. I become half paralysed and all I can do is reach out to my wife with my hand and move my lips slightly. Thinking this is the end I try to say ďI love youĒ to her but all that comes out is a faint whispering breath.
      Suddenly Iím back on my feet and trying to unlock the front door so we can both escape. Luckily we get out before it attacks again. After a moment outside we go back in the house as we believe weíll be safer inside as the evil force has got out as well. I begin locking the porch door in a panic and tell my wife to check itís definitely locked. I then lock the front door but it doesnít work and opens again! I try again and it locks the second time. We know something is outside and wanting to get in and feel afraid and helpless. I quickly run to the living room realising the window might be open and It is! I hurry to shut it and an evil looking man who is a scarier version of Jack Nicholson from the shinning is there and grabs the window at the same time as me. I pull as hard as I can and get the upper hand, closing and locking the window. The man then looks through the window with a crazy, grin on his face. ďHereís Johnny!Ē He says almost mocking me as he pretends to be Jack Nicholson. I hurry away and find my wife in the hallway. I say ďWeíll be fine if all the windows are shutĒ. She asks ďwhat are we going to do if he smashes a window?Ē Disheartened but trying to brave I say ďIf he does, you get the baby and sneak out the back and get as far away as possible and call the police. I will... I will do what I canĒ. I feel upset saying that but my braveness feels heroic and sacrificial which gives me a sense of pride. She looks at me with pure love for saying that. ďIn fact call the police nowĒ I say realising that would be smart. I go upstairs and check the window in the Babies room. Itís closed but I look through the blinds and see if I can see the man. He must be still at the window downstairs and I canít see him from this angle. I then go to the kitchen. Jade is cooking and chopping onions as if nothings wrong! I then realise the kitchen window is open! ďThe window!Ē I say but my wife doesnít seem bothered. ďIíd rather him get in then have the window shut whilst Iím doing thisĒ. she says. I run to the window and try to shut it but the man is there and this time gets the upper hand and gets through. I am scared and react by grabbing an electric toothbrush and stabbing him in the eye with it. I then turn it on which creates a big bloody eye socket as it vibrates. I say something like ďCan you help me!Ē To my wife but she doesnít. ďI donít like horror filmsĒ she says and just like that the terror of the dream melts away and I suddenly think weíve paid to have this experience as if renting a movie!? My wife isnít bothered by it so it all stops suddenly. Jack Nicholson still with the toothbrush in his eye leaves and pulls off a fence panel in my garden. He looks back at us and knows heís defeated. ďWrong house anyway, I was looking for Mr. Bruntons!Ē He says as if telling us itís time for him to move on to his next victims. We smile and watch him go through the fence. The ordeal is over.

      Analysis: Wow I loved this dream! It was my first official nightmare since I started my journal but it was so vivid with a mostly coherent plot and I remember it so well and that fear was so real! Again there are some major recurring themes. The evil attacker/ intruder theme again along with this bizarre not been able to lock doors problem? I think this must stem from me locking the doors every night before bed? Still itís the 3rd time this has happened and needs noting as a serious dream sign. It was a mostly scary dream but was funny how it fizzled away into silliness at the end. The most interesting part however was the beginning. That invisible force, throwing me around, pinning me down and making me unable to move or talk?! It had similarities to how people describe sleep paralysis and I wonder if it was some lesser form of it only within a dream setting and not my bed room? Itís not the first time Iíve experienced this either and may have been my transition from waking to dream as it took place in my house? Interesting though very frightening at times.
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    12. Rabid dogs in Tokyo

      by , 12-07-2020 at 08:59 PM
      Rabid Dogs in Tokyo
      Vivid - NLD
      20/05/20

      Iím with a friend walking down a back alley towards a road. The setting is hot brown and dusty and reminds me of Spain. A vicious looking stray dog begins barking at me and comes running over not aggressively but defensively. I quickly jump on a nearby dumpster in fear and now more dogs have appeared all around me. Realising I canít stay up here forever I get down and carry on cautiously. Now there are loads of big stray dogs coming over and surrounding me. I start to regret coming this way but itís too late. They are all following me at my heels and barking and growling. I smile nervously but I am scared theyíre going to attack and bite me at any minute. There must be ten dogs now! I keep my arms in the air protecting my fingers and making sure they can see Iím not a threat. I keep walking slowly and donít run as it may provoke them. The pack is now circling me as I move forward and I keep an eye on each dog. I see one in front of me growling viciously. Itís teeth are out and snarling and it has one white eye. Itís quite scary but I remain calm and keep walking.

      Later I arrive at a bus stop with my friends and the dogs are gone. We are in Tokyo and the rest of the people at the stop are Japanese. I see a Japanese man crossing the road in a suit, he is hurrying toward us and suddenly falls back on his bum in the middle of the road. He is in pain and canít move. Itís then bystanders point out in a panic that a bus is coming straight for him! I look and see a bus is coming but itís not quite here yet. I believe I can make it in time and since nobody else is helping I dash forward onto the road and grab the mans hand. I hear the bus horn sound and know it wonít stop but I have enough time to get him and donít panic. I pull him up quickly and together we stumble onto the pavement and the bus goes by. The man is panting and relieved. Nobody seems to react to what I did but I feel like a hero.

      Later we are in a tightly packed Gondola train. I look through the window and see weíre going higher and higher and now above some of the skyscrapers. Itís Tokyo at night and itís quiet and eerie and the city below looks futuristic like Blade runner and made up of cold blue metal skyscrapers. I can really see the size of the city from this view point and notice the train system is all above the sky scrapers. Its amazing.

      Analysis:
      After a recent dog bite nightmares about dog attacks have been common though they usually involve the real dog that bit me. He wasnít here this time and maybe why I wasnít as terrified as usual. The second half had some nice travel type scenarios which were fun. Futuristic Tokyo Felt extraordinary to see and it was nice to feel like a hero at the end.

      Updated 12-08-2020 at 06:51 PM by 97764

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    13. Hello New York! - (My first lucid)

      by , 12-06-2020 at 10:42 PM
      Hello New York!
      19/05/20
      Lucid #1 - (DILD)


      Iím stood on a busy city street and it has a New York vibe about it. I see one of my childhood friends and see he is a paper boy. He has finished his round and collects his cash from a man only all he receives is a postcard. He is angry and rightly so. Iím shocked he did all that work for nothing! He walks away and is now in front of me. I go after him but as I leave I realise my foot is caught on a random one strap over the shoulder bag which is now looped around my ankle. I call out his name but trip and stumble clumsily over the bag as I walk forward. I am then out in the city street and appear to have a bunch of friends with me. I am still tripping over the bag which I canít shake off my foot. I stick my leg up and try to shake it off and say ďBloody hell!Ē In a rather comical way. I then stumble and catch myself on a spherical stone on top of a wall. It shakes me and now I look at my surroundings and see a massive city square bustling with people. I look up and see towering skyscrapers, neon signs and a large blue universal studios globe hanging at the centre. It looks as if Iím in Times Square? ďNew York?Ē I say perplexed surprised to be here. It is in that moment I turn to my friends, still holding the stone sphere, with the bag around my leg and I realise how bizzare all this is. ďIím dreaming arenít I?Ē I ask as if I need confirmation from them. I hear their laughs and they all think Iím been silly but Iím not. It all feels odd. I look around again and the whole city looks real and it feels as if Iím really here. I doubt I am dreaming for a moment and then remember the reality check! I look at my hand and see my wedding ring. I close my hand and know if I open it and the ring is gone I am dreaming. It all looks so real though that I doubt it will work. As I open my hand Iím shocked to see the front of my ring has vanished and the ring finger canít open fully and remains bent and crooked as if glitched. I feel an overwhelming sense of amazement and begin to laugh with shock and joy. I throw my arms up and yell ďwaaaa-haaaaay!Ē Iím over joyed that Iím finally having a lucid dream! I remember if I get too excited I may wake up so I quickly rub my hands together to stabilise the dream as I had learnt. I then decide I need to start moving or I risk waking up. So I set off and begin walking with a skip in my step and letting out a shaky breath of air as I try to calm my excitement. The setting has now changed to night time without my realising and I walk down the busy open square probably with a huge grin on my face. ďHello New York!Ē I say taking it all in. I then see a yellow taxi cab and inside I see a friend and her baby smiling back at me. ďOh itís you! Hello!Ē I yell and wave at them finding the oddity hilarious and equally amazing. I donít know quite what to do with myself and randomly decide I want to skid around on some ice for some reason since thereís so much space. Only there is no ice? I donít see this as a problem and put my hands out and effortlessly begin spraying ice from my finger tips which seem to stiffen and tingle as I do. I am amazed and a little in disbelief that it worked and how easy it was and watch it hiss out of my fingers and hit the floor. It sticks and begins to spread and twinkles with a frosty sparkle. I hear the friends I was with in the back ground talking. One asks ďDo you think Iím dreaming too?Ē ďYeah probablyĒ another replies. Now my ice is done and I go to skid but itís already vanishing and not slippy enough to skid on. So I use my hands again and this time cover the patch in water first then add the ice after hoping it will freeze it. It works and now we have a large ice patch to skid on. I jump in triumph and hope I may stay in the air levitating as I do but instead gravity brings my feet back to the ground. It didnít work but I think oh well one thing at a time. I then skid across the ice effortlessly and beckon my friends to do the same. They do and I see them now. I donít really recognise them but one looks like the bully character from a series Iím watching. I am so giddy and tell them to keep going. ďskid!Ē They do but they donít seem to be having any fun and only doing it because I say so. This disappoints me a little and then. I wake up.

      Analysis:
      So this was my first lucid dream after beginning practice. It took me 9 days to accomplish and to this date is still one of the best Iíve had. It started with me noticing the oddness of the bag that wouldnít leave my ankle followed by the realisation that I was in New York even though I donít live there and never actually been either. It was a strange feeling as everything felt so real so how could I be dreaming. Thankfully a successful RC confirmed it and I was jumping for joy but managed not to wake myself up at the same time thankfully. For my first real lucid I had surprisingly good dream control and was able to use ice powers expertly and even used my imagination to solve a problem by freezing water to make it slippy. It was very stable and I felt fully awake within the dream and was an amazing first glimpse at what could be achieved.

      Waking Notes:

      Stability: High
      Control: High
      Clarity: High
      Awareness: High
      Length: Low

      Trigger: Noticing Dream oddity
      RC: Successful hand check
      Length: 3 mins approx.
      Goals: To become lucid
      Techniques: WBTB, MILD, RCs, ADA,
      Time: 6 - 6:30am
      Lucid count: 1

      - Heavy emphasis on ADA & RCs in the evening
      -Slep through the night with Low recall
      -Woke from a 6am alarm

      Updated 06-23-2021 at 03:45 PM by 97764

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    14. The Road to myself - NLD 14/05/20

      by , 09-26-2020 at 11:16 AM
      The Road to myself
      - Vague

      I am stood on the main road in my village at night. Itís eerily quiet and completely deserted. I stand in the middle of the road and feel excited I have the whole space all to myself and want to do or act something out and canít wait to have fun. Just then a van pulls up with headlights on. I get nervous and think he may be here to cause me harm. Feeling vulnerable I hurry home, dashing a little as I do to get away faster. As I walk up my street I see a hospital worker heading to his car and know it must be early morning.

      Analysis: The very first moment I felt a hint of lucidity. I couldnít recall what I wanted to do on that road but Iím sure this was me wanting to experiment with a lucid dream though I hadnít fully become lucid at that moment. It soon turned into a scary scenario though with the threatening and mysterious van showing up.

      Updated 10-01-2020 at 12:51 AM by 97764

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    15. The Universe in my head - Dream Journal Higlights

      by , 09-23-2020 at 07:41 PM
      This is a Highlight real of my Dream Journal. Iíve selected the dreams both NLD and lucid that I have found the most fascinating, exciting and even terrifying! Itís a journey into the universe inside my head. I hope to update regularly as I progress on my Lucid journey.
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