Hey guys! Thought I’d share my first lucid dream experience since it was pretty difficult for me to accomplish (I’ve been trying for like 6 months off and on)
Anyways, the dream was a re-occuring one, kind of a nightmare I guess. I’m in a city that doesn’t really exist, it’s beautiful though. And there’s this huge library building for scholars and some celebrities. In the dream it always happens the same way, I walk up to the door, open it for a man walking behind me, he’s rather odd looking, hard to see his face. Then I enter and go down some stairs and take a left into the big room full of books to start studying or working or something, but then I hear gunshots and the man I let in and a bunch of other guys who have a mask on like he does start shooting everyone in there.
But this time, when I reached the bottom of the stairs it just clicked: I’m dreaming. I’m not sure why, probably just how familiar the dream was. So I decided to go right instead. When I did I found a vacant room to hide in since I knew what was going to happen. I saw the masked men and the man I let in walk past the room and starting to draw their guns. I wanted to stop them but I didn’t know how, but then I knew it was my dream, and I made a gun appear in my hands.
I went out and caught them all off-guard and killed them, then I made it outside and the city was falling apart, almost like an Inception kind of thing where the dream was collapsing, it even started raining but the rain was black. Some car came to my rescue and in it was this woman who said
"You finally did it, you don’t need me anymore."
And that was it.
Hahaha thats crazy and cool! Its a challenge for me to get that creative control you had. The only time i actually gained some good control was when i got to walk down some stairs away from some shop in some snowy russian city, it was so clear and vivid.
joshua that is so great that you managed to gain control of the situation and then the woman who came and told you that, it is like something out of matrix,
i also had a lucid dream last nite
i was with my son at a sort of dance thing outside at nite, and when it was time to go i couldnt find him. i called him on his phone and instead of him not awnsering i forced the outcome, he awnsered, i said here is where i am, meet me, and it all worked out.
perhaps not so exciting my dream, but it is an anxiety scenario in my mind. i think most of the times we need lucid dreams are to save us in anxiety situations, or to face some kind of fear. i hope it means we are gaining control over our waking life too.
really hoping this happens to me some time soon! i’ve been trying for a while with different methods, none of them consistent though – dream log seems to work pretty well for me – think i’ll begin recording my dreams again. :)
one thing that works really well is this
you have to be super tired, then you go to bed and lay on your back. you are about to fall off to sleep so you want to turn over onto your side, but you may not. you must stay frozen on your back. this will keep you awake enuf to have a small lucid dream. tell youself at that point, i am dreaming, i am dreaming, and look at your hand in the dream. its worth a try, it worked for me last nite.
these are awesome! and yeah I was also trying for a while with no progress and stopped keeping a dream log and stopped putting a mark on my hand and looking at it while awake so I would do that in my dream. I’m going to start doing those again but really I think what did it was the fact that it was a re-occuring dream AND I woke up much earlier than normal that morning, yet I decided to stay awake and work on some homework, after about 2 hours of being up i was still tired and laid back down and that’s when it happened. Usually naps are the BEST chance to have a lucid dream!