posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 10:04 AM
I had what I would call a self aware out of body dream the other day and was curious to see if some of the minds who are more well read on the topic
of lucid dreaming could share some information and help me make sense of what's going on, if this is a weird occurence or totally normal.
I was napping the other day, home by myself. After falling asleep, I "woke up" and sat on the edge of my bed. I was fully aware that I was still
asleep and turned to look at my sleeping body lying face down on the bed where I had left it. When I fell asleep I was on the far right side of the
bed, so upon waking in my dream and sitting up, I was sitting on top of my sleeping body. I suppose sitting on top isn't exactly correct. It was more
like sitting through my body as if it were a hologram or not really there.
Without realizing, and after studying myself for what seemed like some time, i was once again back to sleeping the black dreamless sleep i usually get
while exhausted but this time i was still fully aware that i was asleep. I was lying there, fully aware of my body position on the bed and aware of
the noises around me but dead asleep. I kept trying to wake up by opening my eyes and getting up, but felt totally paralyzed and unable to move. Never
had such an experience while dreaming, they usually make no sense and skip all over leaving me with fragments and cloudy remembrance upon waking. Both
the "out of body" part and subsequent sleep paralysis occurred during the same hour long nap.
This all left me kind of unsettled upon waking as I've never experienced anything remotely like this before. In the week that's passed I've had one
other strange dreaming experience but comparatively isn't as weird as this so ill just stop here. Is this a common occurence? The little knowledge I
have on the subject of lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis was gleaned through a quick google search after relaying the story to my wife so I am hoping
there are some with greater knowledge of these types of dreaming experiences out there in ATS land.