Day 12, Letter L
[Saturday April 12th 2014]
LUCID DREAMING~ I have taken a lot of interest in learning about dreaming and reading the theories about why we dream. I believe that dreams are a window into the subconscious. I have had lucid dream experiences and out of body experiences that are indescribable. When my dreams seem active I try to keep a dream diary so I can remember what I have been dreaming about.
I have had 1 particular recurring dream since I was a child, at this point having the dream several times a year, since the age of about…maybe 9 or 10 years, when I am dreaming this dream I start realize that I am dreaming, it is all too familiar. I have been able to manipulate the dream, once I am aware that I am dreaming and it is an awesome experience from there! The dream always starts out in the upstairs of the old house I lived in, I start walking down the stairs towards the kitchen, I go to get something out of the large yellow fridge (which in my dream is larger than life) and it falls on top of me, causing me to fall into a pit of bright lights, then I jump awake from my sleep/dream. The got to be very annoying because I always felt that NEXT time I was going to STOP that fridge from waking me up!!! After becoming intrigued by an out body phenomenon that I experienced, I ended up stumbling upon some web forums about Lucid Dreaming and was given a book that helps people learn how to control their dreams. I found out that I had already been starting the lucid dreaming process… by remembering this exact dream while I am having it.
The first time I had a lucid dream:
It started as it always had, me walking down the stairs towards the kitchen, except this time I’m thinking, this is that DREAM, I know what happens next- so… I imagined (before walking into the kitchen) that instead of this big yellow refrigerator, it’s purple! Sure enough, the fridge was actually purple when I turned the corner into the kitchen- it still fall on me and I caused me to wake up. Eventually with enough practice, I’ve became good enough to prevent the fridge from falling on me in my taunting dream, I can venture out ofthe kitchen now and out into the backyard, which looks exactly as it did when I was a kid, the dream is in all in my control now as far as what I can do- the setting seems to be based on what is in my memory bank. It is a very peculiar phenomenon!
If you have experienced lucid dreaming or astral projection, I would love to hear your stories, I think it is so fascinating. I will blog about the Out of Body experience that I referred on the Letter O of this A-Z Challenge
Subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet. Start beginning Tuesday April First 2014 with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z. The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day on http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com