Hi to all,
I thought that I would be posting this a little further down the line as it has only been about a week since I started to seriously try to have lucid dreams. As a way of furthering my spiritual connection and knowledge and as away to find my true niche in life I have been using guided meditation to help with several things. First of all was to lift my vibration. This would help me to stay positive, happy and grateful at a very trying time of my life. The second was lucid dreaming. A way of exploring my consciousness and as a learning curve toward the third of my goals, Astral projection.
Am I Awake?
Yesterday I woke up around 5:30am and as usual when my son went back to sleep an hour and a half later I also went for a nap. I spent the hour and a half questioning if I was awake to get into the habit and to encourage me to automatically ask the question when dreaming. I had read that I should do this at regular intervals all day everyday for the desired effect. I kept forgetting, lol. But about an hour or so before I go to sleep each night I would remember and then begin doing it. I have a few favorite guided meditations that I have found on you tube that I play on my iPod when going to sleep. I started with this great one ~
When I returned to bed for my nap I fell asleep to an astral projection meditation and hadn’t expected anything to happen. I had started with the astral projection meditations, but realized after some contemplation, research and a chat with Gemini that it would be more beneficial to start with lucid dreaming first. I expected it to be harder but I guess I still have a ways to go yet. The next part is straight out of my dream journal which is also recommended for those wishing to lucidly dream.
“I was sitting with a man talking about lucid dreaming. I knew that he could lucid dream and wanted his advice. I told him that I was also trying to astral project. He asked me if I really wanted to do that, I told him yes, I thought it would be easier. He told me this was my dream, I told him no that I couldn’t lucid dream yet that it was his lucid dream. I pointed to a bunch of weird carnival type characters. They were all wearing pink and parading toward us dancing. I told him I didn’t create them, that this couldn’t be my dream. He again argued and told me to ‘look’. I looked down at a type of can in my hands. It had a photo of one of the carnival characters on it. I told him that if this was my creation then it would be blue not pink. He told me that it was. When I looked down at it again it was turning from pink to blue. I didn’t want to be wrong so I tried to stop it from changing colour.”
The dream then changed and without going into too much detail it turned into a nightmare where my family died. When I realized they were dead again I questioned if maybe it was a dream but again refused to believe it. I think this was my subconscious mind trying to shock me into believing that I really was dreaming. Giving me a reason to want it to be a dream.
When I woke I remembered the dreams and I wrote them down in my dream journal. At first I thought this had been a colossal failure. I had come so close to realizing that it was a dream and even when my own subconscious told me I was dreaming I still wouldn’t believe it. What was wrong with me I’d finally got what I wanted and I refused it. But being so close I thought I would Google it as I thought others may have experienced similar things and wanted to know where they went from here.
It was then I found the term Pre-Lucid Dreams. I didn’t know this but a lot of the time those trying to have lucid dreams will have dreams that are close to lucid dreams but are not lucid dreams before they actually succeed at having a lucid dream. I am now training myself to do a pinch test when I question if I am awake, even if I am sure that I am. I am also telling myself that no matter what I believe if there is no pain I am definitely dreaming to sink deeper into the dream and go lucid. Hopefully next time I won’t be in denial. I would love to hear from anyone who has had lucid dreams or is trying to have lucid dreams. Drop a comment. Until next time.
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