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.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Mirrors and Dream Symbols

I find myself standing around a grille in a courtyard of sorts. I do not recognize the house. There is a black haired female cooking on the grille, and a few other people standing around.

Bored, I suddenly think something like "Boy, I could do anything I want right now if I was dreaming..." to myself. I decide to check my hand. It looks fine, but as I turn it over one of my fingers grows longer. Holy crap, I AM dreaming!

I decide to enter the house and see what is inside. As I enter the door, a stray thought runs through my mind. In waking life I had been thinking about the clarity of eye sight compared to that of dreams. Suddenly my vision is blurry, as if I had poor eyesight. I imagine that I am wearing glasses and the blurry vision changes to something akin to looking through a dirty window. I quickly grab the glasses off of my face. My eye sight is clear again.

I realize that I had just remembered something from my waking life, which I am not normally able to do. I look down at my hands which have six fingers now and start to repeat "Increase Lucidity". Things become sharper. My mind becomes clearer.

I decide that I should try and remember what I had planned to do the next time I was lucid. I remember that this months dream quest at LD4all is to ask a mirror to show me my deepest desire. I move towards the front of the house, and find that there are three full length mirrors in the entryway. I turn my back away from one of them, and tell myself that when I turn around I will see my desire. I tell myself a few times, and then turn around. I see nothing but the wall behind me in the mirror. Not even my own reflection. I try to decipher what this means, but eventually decide that it must not have worked. I move to the next mirror and try it again. Same result. In a last ditch effort, I find a door and will my desire to be behind it. I open the door, only to find an empty utility closet. I note the results and try to remember what else I want to try.

I remember an earlier quest that I had wanted to try that involves finding my dream symbol. I walk into another room (it looks like a large bathroom with a marble hot tub). I imagine that I will see my symbol when I turn around. I turn about towards a blank wall, and look straight ahead. There is nothing there, but as I continue to stare the outline of a star shape begins to show in the air; the type of star that you get when you draw it out on paper in that certain pattern. I muse to myself that this is a very boring dream symbol, and I am a little disappointed.

Having completed the second task, I wonder what to do next. I do not remember setting any other goals for this dream (in fact I have always wanted to ascend into space and look at the earth, but I have never actually set it as a goal for my next lucid dream), and decide that I will just go outside and fly around the local area.

I leave through the front door. I jump up intending to fly and catch a little more air than normal, but I do not begin to fly. I change my mindset and try again with no better results.

I remember reading in LaBerge's book that it sometimes helps to jump off of something. I look around for something high. There is a school across the street, and some sort of fancy temple peeking above the woods on the same side as me. I notice a picnic table a little ways down the road. I begin running towards the table, step up the side and jump off. I catch some air time, but then I begin to doubt myself and come back down.

I look for something higher. I begin to run up the slanted side of a two story retaining wall on the edge of the road. I reach the top and pick up speed intending to soar off as I jump.


One nice thing I want to note about this LD is that it took place during an afternoon nap that I decided to take after waking up with a slamming hangover headache. What a welcome reprieve! I woke up very refreshed with no sign of a headache.

I also want to mention another interesting dream that I had earlier this month. I dreamed of sitting around a table with a few other people. I was trying to teach them how to check their reality and realize that they are dreaming. I made one of them stand up and I pushed his chair in. Then I told him to sit down. He was immediately sitting in his chair again. I was just about to explain to him that he should have realized he was dreaming because he never had to actually pull his chair out to sit down in it, when the reality of the moment hit me. "Wait a second..." I thought, "that means I must be dreaming!"

I then promptly woke up.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

WL Block and Fun With Fingers

The first thing I can remember is flying. I was flying around, low in a sky bathed with orange.

Upon landing, I realize suddenly that I am dreaming. There is no trigger, I just kind of deduce the fact out of nowhere. I am calmer than usual, and the world seems much more permanent.

I Look around. There are two DCs with me whom I do not recognize. The ground is covered in lush grass, and there is a tall oak tree nearby, full of dense leaves. The grass ends suddenly after the tree, and plummets into a rock cliff that looks like it belongs on an Oregon coast. 50 or 60 feet beyond the cliff, a wall rises up again containing a huge drain pipe; water flowing from within. Everything is illuminated with an orange light from the sky, which is full of wispy clouds .

I purposely try and remember what it is that I planned to do the next time I became lucid. It is like grasping for nothing. I cannot remember any of my intentions. I give up after a few attempts at remembering.

I look down at my hands. My pinky is strangely short. Moving over near the tree, I continue to entertain myself. Looking away, and then back at my hands. Many interesting configurations occur. I really liked the hand that had six fingers and two thumbs, perfectly symmetrical around the palm.

I turn to the dream characters. They are standing near the cliff edge and looking over it solemnly. I tell them that I am dreaming. I expect them to tell me that I am wrong, because of what I have read on LD4all regarding these encounters. I don't know how I know what I have read on LD4all... Perhaps I can recall things when I'm not actually markedly trying. The male DC mumbles something that I cannot quite make out. I ask him what he said, and it turns out that he agrees with me, quite calmly.

I consider flying, but then decide against it as I have already experienced that earlier. I jump across the gap to the drain pipe.


I awaken for just a fraction of a second and then fall right back to a normal dream involving a port-o-potty that wont stop flushing black water, and some geeky guy who just randomly starts talking to me about Final Fantasy 12 (Lord knows why, as I haven't given the game any thought in months). I blame the short normal dream for stealing some of my earlier memories of the LD.