4th Lucid Dream on February 3, 2018
This one is the reason why I'm feeling so giddy and exhilarated right now.
Today I woke up after having plenty of sleep and I wrote down my dream memories of the night. As it was still early I made a low-pressure decision to attempt WBTB and laid down again.Preparations
I focused on relaxing all muscle group first, which worked pretty well this time. Then I started falling asleep and saw these random dream scenes building up but before it was too late I managed to bring my awareness back. That happened several times back and forth... first almost falling into an unaware dream and bringing myself back again.
I started using mantras that I've heard of like "I am dreaming", "The next scene I will see is a dream".
At the same time I kept focusing on hypnogogia which immediately transformed itself into regular patterns (this time for instance tiny green and red dots on a black ground) I knew it was working... then the swooshing sound and the prickling feeling on my skin happened again (basically it feels like being dipped into foam
) and got pulled into the dream.The Lucid DreamI find myself standing in the blue arced doorway of a house and I take a step inside. I am aware that I'm dreaming and I can control my movements - but everything looks blurry. I immediately remember the trick and rub my hands together.
Everything gets so incredibly clear and sharp. I look around feeling amazed. I'm standing in the hallway of the house and the layout reminds me much of my workplace. The interior is very different though. I encounter a dream character, a blonde young boy which could be representing a patient I have. But I kinda push him away from me because at the moment i'm thinking: "This is a dream, not work. I don't have to do therapy - because now I can do whatever shit I want."
Then I start walking upstairs and I reach a platform or porch roof on the outside. It looks kinda messy and run down but also inviting to explore... there are some other DC's hanging and walking around there. I ignore them and enjoy the magnificent view. The house is placed in a sandy desert landscape but nearby there is a very bizarre looking city with houses that look like made of wire and other random materials. The sky is hazy and has a blueish/purplish tint.
A thought crosses my mind "So, I should be able to fly now". I am not really convinced though that it would work. But I try anyway and I jump from the platform. Nope, flying doesn't work yet but I discover I can slow myself down when falling - I'm sailing down elegantly. My next thought is: "If I can control my falling I can also control my jumping" and I jump slowly and elegantly back onto the platform.
There I see a door leading into the house and I enter it. The hallway behind it is dark but I can see light shining through another door and I go in there. It is a big bathroom. For some stupid unknown reason I start feeling horny and certain possibilities cross my mind but it seems like I can't control the dream that much yet. Then I wake up. (Well at least I thought so.)The False AwakeningI am bed again, seemingly awake. I even do a reality check (trying to push my fingers through my hand) which is negative, but I forget to do a second one in order to make sure. I am completely not surprised that the shelf next to my bed now contains a tiny fish tank with plastic fish in it. Well, one fish is actually alive and I'm wondering how he could have survived all the time because I don't remember ever feeding it.
Also, there's a behind glass painting of mermaids nearby which I think I have purchased on e-bay long ago from an emo girl. It's totally not suspicious to me that the painting is animated, that the characters in it can move.
Yes, I was completely convinced of being awake. And I tried to fall asleep again because I wanted to continue lucid dreaming. I didn't work of course. And then finally I woke up for real.