Herein, I will attempt to archive my experiences with my dreamscape. You will find this journal filled with both normal dreams and, God willing, lucid dreams as well. I am not yet well versed in attaining lucidity, but that is not to say that I have not experienced it. Lucid dreaming is very real. I, too, thought it was a crackpot idea when I first heard the notion of attaining consciousness within a dream. I am very thankful that it piqued my interest enough to give it a shot. If nothing else, I hope that this blog can act as a source of inspiration (or at least entertainment) to it's visitors.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


No dream recall last night, so I thought I would take the opportunity to talk about how frustrating it is to have so little control.

I might just be a little more flustered than usual, since I went from my first fully lucid dream a couple nights ago, to not remembering a single dream last night. What could be more frustrating? I wouldn't classify myself as a control freak, but to have almost NO control over how often, and how well I remember my dreams is irritating to say the least. I wake up and know that I just had a dream, but cannot even come up with a theme!

What if I have been having lucid dreams, one after the other, but have simply forgotten? Knowing that this is a real possibility is also frustrating.

I woke up after about five hours of sleep last night and performed the same activities as I did the night of my last real LD. I used the bathroom, got a small drink and lay back down to attempt a WILD. I remember NOTHING when I wake up in the morning. You would think that I would at least have some recall considering I had an entire LD and full recall last time. Then again, my wife was making more noise than usual last night. Maybe that has some influence, too.

There was one thing that I did differently, though: I ate a banana. I have heard that this is supposed to heighten awareness in dreams, but the last two times that I have tried it as an aid, my recall has been nil the following morning.

I think I might try a Ginkgo supplement, as it is supposed to help with memory. I am thinking about giving ear plugs a shot as well... I have a fitted pair from work. I will just have to tell my wife to kick me if I don't hear the alarm.

Must just be tough, trying to teach this old dog new tricks. Too bad I didn't hear about this while I was still a little more impressionable.

No comments: