If you follow this blog you would know that I’ve been trying to lucid dream again (in a somewhat half-assed manner). I was hoping that just by trying to remember my dreams, I might eventually trigger the lucid state. Couldn’t be bothered with a journal or any other recommended technique. So you’ll be happy to know that a lucid dream was had last night, and here it is:
I’m walking down long corridors in huge school building, on a tour led by a teacher, with primary school children around me. We keep going back to earlier corridors of the school, the corridors getting more subterranean and dim as we go. We reach a hall with 976 AD written on it and I’m feeling a little surprised that an Australian school goes back that far. So we enter a big hall, like a church, and the children (they’re a bit malevolent actually) all point to a picture at the end of the hall with my name written on it. It’s me as something between a saint and a cleaner and I note it has my death date on it (I’m sensing the children are enjoying the thought of my fear at this). Only it says 1994 and I’m a little suspicious. Then I notice that my date of birth says 1980, and that’s also wrong. I fling my arms out (I’m not kidding here) and say, joyfully, ‘I’m having a lucid dream!’
Immediately the children (in a circle around me) and the teacher all fall down like puppets with their strings cut. I’m startled but not to be put off. I go up to the teacher (lying there as if she’s fainted) and say, ‘What’s this dream about?’ No answer. I look over a parapet and see another huge hall below with another teacher sitting at a long table of students. I want to go down and question him and I consider flying but I’m too nervous to step off the edge, even though I know it’s a dream. The students and teacher that fell have recovered and are crowding around me, not wanting me to go down. I say, ‘Maybe I could throw some children down to break my fall,’ and they all look unsettled. I say, ‘I’m only joking!’ (lol)
And then I woke up.
The funny thing that I notice about lucid dreaming is that dream characters often seem less than helpful. Perhaps I’m hiding something from myself…
An earlier post with a link to tips on lucid dreaming, including counting-related clues that you’re dreaming: https://opheliasfiction.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/a-lucid-dream/