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.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


The most interesting thing just happened to me.

I had come home from work, and I was very tired; so I decided to stretch out on the couch and take a short nap.

I had a brief dream just before being awakened. It was actually more like a false awakening. I thought I had been awoken by my wife. She was standing in the entry to the living room holding a sheet of paper. She excitedly told me that our house had won second place in the neighborhood holiday decorating contest. She was surprised because the decorations were not very elaborate at all. I congratulated her, and pondered the moment.

Then I woke up for real. I find my wife standing in the the entryway holding a white sheet of paper. She tells me that our house had won second place in the neighborhood holiday decorating contest. I congratulate her, although I am puzzled... I ask "Didn't you tell me that once already?" She tells me no, they had just left the front door, and I had been asleep the whole time.

Being an individual who tends to stand on logic, I immediately begin to form explanations. The only one that holds water is deja vu. But it was not deja vu in the classic sense of "Hey, didn't this happen before..." or "wasn't I here some time before?" without any real memory of the exact event or time frame. This was a very vivid recollection of just moments before. I true memory, and I was clearly aware of the dream having just happened. It undoubtedly stood far apart from deja vu.

I then thought, well maybe I heard my wife talking to the people at the door in my sleep, and translated it into a dream. I realized though, that the dream mirrored reality exactly. Every detail of the dream was exactly as it happened, and appeared, only minutes later. Not to mention, I cant hear that part of the house from where I was laying.

Anyhow, I don't really know what to make of it, but I am positive it happened as I described. I think I would much rather have lucid dreams than premonitions... On a side note, I have constantly been glancing at the paper my wife was holding to ensure I didn't make the whole thing up. Heh.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Lucid Block...

Well, I figured I had better post the traditional "I'm not dead after all" entry, as it has been about two months since an update.

I have had decent dream recall over the past month or so, with dreams including scrambling up completely vertical, sodden, vine draped pathways while singing loudly, and another involving a new job as a bio-environmental engineer taking soil samples near a helicopter crash site... My ability to lucid dream, however, has been in recluse. It is beginning to stress me out.

I am the type of person who needs to have mastery over something before I can move on, or go more in depth. Lucid dreaming is a strange beast. It is nearly impossible for some people to tame. Regardless of how much effort you put into incubating your dreams, you are still left with almost pure chance to work with...

I assume that if I could master the WILD technique, then I would not have to deal with chance at all; but I have given serious time and effort to the method for an entire year now, and aside from my very first night, I have had no success with it at all. I cannot keep my mind from wandering to save my life. I pride myself on self discipline and self control, but this eludes me to no end. How frustrating.

Anyhow, wish me luck in the near future... I think December 26th is my one year anniversary of discovering LDs. That small step has opened my eyes to a myriad of other schools of thought. Thank you lucid dreaming; and thanks to the guy who was brave enough to publicly mention the term within earshot, effectively opening up new paths in my life.

Happy holidays.