Darkness and Stress-- First Lucid Dream?

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Novella
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Darkness and Stress-- First Lucid Dream?

Postby Novella » 21 Feb 2018 02:36

Hello!

So I am very new to this, as in less than a week. I had a very odd experience last night, and I'm not sure what to make of it.

I had woken up about 6 hours after going to bed and was trying to use the MILD method. As I was laying there repeating my mantra, I heard a disembodied voice commanding me to stay absolutely still. I did and I think I fell asleep.

Some time later, I became aware of the fact I was asleep. I kept repeating to myself "I'm dreaming." Each time I thought it, I felt a powerful tingling sensation all over my body like pins and needles. I think I was lucid, but everything was black. The only thing I experienced for awhile was the tingling feeling.

Eventually, I managed to conjure up a dream scape (though it didn't last long.) Most things I have read about your first lucid dream describe it as euphoric and liberating, but I didn't feel that way. I felt stressed and a little panicked. In my short lived lucid dream (if that's what it was) I was a video game character and quickly died for no apparent reason, getting a jumbled dream-text "Game Over" screen.

What do you guys make of this? Do you think this was actually a lucid dream? What do you think the blackness was before I was able to conjure a dream scape?

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Re: Darkness and Stress-- First Lucid Dream?

Postby jasmine2 » 22 Feb 2018 03:55

Novella,
Here are some good resources regarding lucid and non-lucid dreams.

- Here at world-of-lucid-dreaming.com - On Home page - click on - "Articles"

- Book - "Lucid Dreaming: Gateway To The Inner Self" - by Robert Waggoner

- Website - Dream Studies Portal - dreamstudies.org

- Website - Jeremy Taylor/ Dreamwork: Articles About Dreaming - jeremytaylor.com
Sadly, Jeremy Taylor died last month. Over many decades, he provided insightful guidance for working with dreams through his books, dreamwork groups, seminars, and website.

Website - Lucid Dreaming Experience Magazine/ Past issues - dreaminglucid.com


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