So I woke up around 7 A.M. this morning. However, I was happy to wake up. I had successfully been aware I was dreaming and played around in my dream. If you’d like to also, read on. Splandiferous, I know.
So a couple days ago, I heard there was something about Lucid Dreaming going on around Tumblr. I have always been fascinated by the thought of controlling your dreams, and have attempted various times with various things…and failed almost every time. Granted, I have experienced Lucid Dreaming, but it was very brief and not that exciting.
Then I read this. I tried it a couple days ago, and it started working almost off the bat. The first night I started, within 15 or so minutes (I was extremely tired), I had mild hallucinations (smoke, figures) but I simply couldn’t take the itches that you get. You have to resist any urge to move your body. Super important. Opening your eyes a couple seconds won’t completely ruin it, but I would keep them as closed as possible.
At first I had thought I failed, I remember opening my eyes very abruptly. However, when I woke up, I realized I had seen myself do this, therefore it had been part of my already ongoing dream. Back to the dream. There was some type of Spring Break thing going on, people dancing having a good time, brought to me most likely from the Family Guy (I like the old episodes) episode I had just watched. Everything was going fine, and then, someone casually mentioned my name. I turned around to a little girl and began questioning heavily. ”How do you know my name?!, Who told you my name? I haven’t told anyone here my name!” That’s when I realized that I was dreaming. This is why everyone knew who I was even though I’d never told them, they were my subconscious. That induced lucid dreaming.
I started being happy that I had done this, but immediately everything turned dark. It was like my mind was trying to punish me for figuring it out. I didn’t let that stop me. I jumped from place to place with such speed and agility that was just awesome. It was like I was Goku, pre-instant transmission. I tried to make things out of my dream but it didn’t work. I think I asked for Carmen Electra, not even sure why, I haven’t seen her in ages, but I just wanted to see if I could make something appear. After I failed at that, my mind started taking over again. However, I took some advice from the How To. I found the nearest light switch and kept trying to turn the light on. Nothing. The switch did nothing. This induced complete control over my dream again for a bit. After a while, I was unable to do much, but I did remain aware I was dreaming.
For example, my uncle gave me money in my dream, 10 bucks. I deduced that I would now have 15 dollars. Why? Because I have 5 in my wallet in real life. Also, my aunt told me in my dream that she owed me 2 dollars very specifically. And she does in real life. There were other instances that were exactly connected to my real life, not just vaguely like dreams tend to do. Towards the end, I had realized all I had done, and excitedly woke up super early.
And if that sounds boring, trust me, while you’re living it, it’s awesome.
I suggest giving it a try. Remember these things:
- Do This When You Are Just Totally Tired And Sleepy
- Keep Your Arms To Your Side
- Try to Keep Eyes Close As Much As Possible
- Resist Urges To Move! Resist!
- Do Not Fall For Those Annoying Itches!! It’s Your Mind Trying To See If You’re Sleeping! Resist the Itch!
- Once You’re Asleep, Question Everything. Remember What You Had Been Doing Earlier, etc.