posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 02:28 AM
I tend to fall under two categories: A) lucid dreaming as an observer. Akin to watching a movie with full awareness, senses, etc... B) lucid dreaming
as having some/complete control over what's going on. I have more "A" lucid dreams than "B". My trigger would have to be normal events
happening not quite like they should. Rather, let's say I was driving to work and all of a sudden my car turned in to an elephant. Weird out of the
ordinary stuff like walking around the mall only to have the entire downtown area turn in to a war zone. I honestly don't remember having any
control over what was going on, but I can say for certain my mind picked it up and swung in to full gear!
I find it odd because I dream in perfect color every single night, with senses probably half of the time. Smells, temperature, taste, etc... It's
quite freaky! There have been some bad dreams I've "watched" where I was all "WAKE UP NOW!" over and over until I came to rolling around in a
cold sweat! One dream I recall getting blasted in the face by a friend and seriously tasting blood before waking up. I'm not sure how common
experiencing senses are in dreaming but I've always heard it's quite rare.
There are two lucid dreams that jolted me to awareness inside of my dreams. The first I can't remember much but I know I was in a store, sort of
like Walmart, and turned around to see a forest of pink flowered trees and a bridge going deeper in. That was more of a WTF moment, but it was odd
because there were boots and dog tags thrown up in the trees and I'm a little scarred by how emotional I became. I woke up in the same state of
sobbing and just utter heartbreak from the situation. The second I was in your typical "zombie slasher" dream and slammed through a door and locked
it shut, turned around and dropped to the ground (exhaustion). Out of nowhere it became "real", everything was very clear, I could smell the death
on the air, etc. It was a long hallway with a lot of discarded junk strewn about (chairs, desks, paper, clothes) and a door on the other end. Right
when I "came to" a girl ran through the other door, slammed it shut, turned around and saw me. Looked around for a second and asked, "Who are you?
Where am I?!" And I woke up >.>!
So, I'm not sure I have a trigger to really create or mess with my own dreams. I do however have heightened awareness about myself and maybe it's
just second nature to what's going on? I can say I've never once had a boring dream