Monday, March 19, 2007

My First Lucid Dream from October 13, 2000

Brian from Collective Consciousness asked about my first lucid dream. I had it on October 13, 2000. Here is the record from my dream journal:

I'm walking down a long hall. There are doors down both sides of the hall. I remember telling myself I must be dreaming, so I should do a reality check. I looked at my watch and the numbers looked funny. That's when I knew I was dreaming! At that point I became excited, but remember telling myself to remain calm, or I'd wake up. I knew I could do whatever I wanted! So I walked down the hall some more. I must have checked my watch three times! I wanted to go look in one of the rooms, but I must have been so excited I had a hard time telling what was in it. Then I woke up. [I've heard that if you try "spinning" around and around in your dream, you can keep dreaming without waking up, and it helps your dream come back to you if it begins to disappear. Didn't try that, though.]
At the time of having this dream, I was very much involved in college, so I didn't put a lot of effort into having more of these experiences, sadly. My focus was on studying and getting good grades. Now my focus is on seeing reality, or focusing my awareness to the real world which only encompasses the physical realm, which gives me leeway to explore dreams, lucid dreams and astral projection.


Brian said...

Thanks for the description, that's great. It must be such an amazing feeling when you are aware that you are in a dream and have complete control over your actions. It really blurs the lines between awake/dream states.

And I know how it feels when school takes up all your time, I'm doing my psychology degree now. It's brutal sometimes.

Thanks for the link I'll add one back to your site as well. I hope to see your progress

Puzzled Woeman said...

I've often wished I had gone for a psychology degree in addition to my math degree. In fact, just last month I was having those feelings, again!

It is an amazing feeling when you become lucid. It's so amazing that it brought me to excitement, which literally ended the dream. :(