For years now, I have been attempting to have a lucid dream. Usually, I start to notice I am dreaming and then the realization jolts me fully awake.
I have had a few dreams where I've recognized I was dreaming, but then I either wake up or lose the realization and fall into deeper sleep. Last
night, it finally happened!
I was tired, since I have been working a lot of on-call support, outside of my standard work hours, lately. I took care of an issue around 7 pm and
went to bed around 9:30 pm. My man was not feeling well, and he woke up in the middle of the night and went in to the sofa, where the air
conditioning is cooler. When he got up, that woke me up and then I tossed and turned for a couple of hours and had trouble falling back asleep. He
must have gotten up right around the end of one of my normal sleep cycles, because I felt fairly alert and thought it must be near the time the alarm
would go off.
I kept telling myself to go back to sleep, because I really need it since I can be paged any time for the on-call duty, but I had a hard time settling
down and falling asleep. I finally got up and looked at the clock just after 4:30 am and realized I had over an hour before the alarm was going to go
I finally drifted off and I was in a dream where my dogs were also in the dream... and so was my childhood dog, who passed away years ago. It dawned
on me that this had to be a dream, because he passed away when I was in college. I then recognized that I was in a dream, and I tried to look at my
hands, which I have been trying to do ever since reading "The Art of Dreaming".
This is where I usually wake up, but FINALLY it happened!!!! I was able to look at my hands without waking up, recognize that they were misshapen
(stumps for most of my fingers) and confirmed consciously that I was dreaming, at which point I was fully conscious, while still within the dream, for
the first time ever!!
I determined to fly and drifted right up to the ceiling as soon as I focused on it. It only lasted a minute or so and then I did wake up, but I
continued to drift off and then notice I was still dreaming, and start to float up again, for a series of maybe 5-6 times, all much shorter than the
initial episode. Then, the alarm went off and I woke up for the last time.
I am so glad it finally happened! I have been trying to see my hands for YEARS when I start to realize that I am dreaming. This is the first time it
happened and I was able to see my hands, recognize I was dreaming, and continue to dream and direct myself to fly. I started to have heavy vibrations
in between the episodes, but nothing else happened on that level, as far as I was aware. I am hoping I will be able to repeat this in the future, and
then maybe eventually I will be able to get so far as a full OOBE.
Thanks for reading... I was excited and had to share with my fellow ATSers!
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