And it happened again.
To give you an overview: I'm still dream journalling, doing reality checks/questioning quite frequently, I try to meditate on a regular basis (but not enough to be honest), and I try to have some mindful moments every day. Still taking DMAE and choline.
What's new: I started working out (at least 3 time per week)... I also use a sleep-mask every now and then.
On Sunday I worked out in the afternoon, went to bed fairly early. I had a rush of motivation, and I set my alarm to wake up after 6 hours in order to attempt some WBTB/MILD thingy.... I was wearing the mask, too.
9th Lucid Dream on April 16th, 2018
I woke up with my alarm and wrote down the dream I just had, which took me about 20 minutes, went to the bathroom and got back to bed.
There I was first of all relaxing my muscles, then visualizing the scenes and details from the dream before.
Then I did something stupid - I changed my mind and wanted to get a WILD - so kept myself awake being in sleep paralysis and meditating/observing hypnagogia... but I was trying too hard even though I told myself to not pressure myself.
(I should have known. Most of my WILDs happened uninentionally, and the one time I succeeded on purpose I didn't really give a damn if it worked or not - and that's why it worked.)
Finally, I gave up on trying, changed my position several times and finally fell asleep.
I was dreaming normally first, until I got to following dream scene:
I am in the living room, watching my real life cat named Bazi sleeping in the armchair, as he usually does. He's not alone. There's another quite similar cat entangled with him, as if they are cuddling. I'm thinking: "Oh, we got a friend for Bazi, great." Suddenly Bazi wakes up and is not amused about the other one - he starts hissing and fighting it aggressively. The other cat is clearly intimidated and backing off. Its fur is slowly turning blue. I'm trying to think about how to get the cats to like each other - and suddenly I'm walking through a bright huge building with big windows and white walls. Quite minimalistic. It's like I'm looking for help there to solve the problem when it occurs to me that -
"Oh, wait a second... that other cat turned blue. There's no such thing as blue cats. This cannot be real. This is a dream!"
When realizing, my movements get slowed down, like in slow-motion and I'm feeling a little dizzy and overwhelmed. I quickly recollect myself though, while walking around aimlessly, trying to think of what to do.
First I start exploring my surroundings a little, I touch the wall, look out of the big window (it was a little blurry out there). But I soon I get bored with that and decide to jump down the staircase - just like that. I did, and I was sailing down very slowly.
I'm again at the top of some stairs which are leading down into a huge, bright entrance hall. Some DC's are walking upstairs, one looking like one of my co-workers and I feel a little shy about talking to them. I'm walking downstairs, still wondering what to do next. The entrance hall reminds of a hotel, and there is something like a reception/information check-point in the middle of it. "Alright", I think, "I can ask for help there". As I approach I remember one thing I always wanted to try in a lucid dream: horseback riding. So I have a plan. There's one DC still getting information from the receptionist and then it's my turn.
I look at the dude behind the counter... he's middle-aged with dark grey hair and a very serious expression on his face. He wears a black apron over a white shirt.
I say: "Hello..."
He says: "You have to be aware that this is a dream, not reality" (so dead-serious... hehe)
I reply: "I am aware of that. I'd like to go horseback riding."
Not a split-second later I find myself floating on my back through some kind of greyish void.
I think: "This isn't quite what I wanted. I gotta change something"
And I manage to get into a vertical position - which results in myself sitting on a horse that is galloping like crazy down a road in my home place. I look down and see that it's actually quite a small pony, with chestnut colored fur, and my legs are almost sliding on the ground. I get to slow down the pace a little and literally feel the typical gallop rhythm through my body and I adapt to the movement easily.
(I did horseback riding as a kid, and it's far away from being that easy, but it felt quite authentic anyway)
I ride like two times around a barn.
At some point I fall out of lucidity and keep dreaming other crazy stuff. All of this took maybe about 5-10 minutes (at least it felt like that) and I think it's the longest lucid dream I've had so far.
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on 01 Jun 2018 10:30, edited 3 times in total.
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