Today’s lucid dream spared me from what could have been a really undesirable dream experience. In the non lucid portion of the dream, I had become someones prisoner and they were not exactly the type of person I would want enslaving me. I had a great sense of being trapped, feeling helpless wanting to escape but not having any means which too. This person had terrible, horrible plans for me… it was a nightmare.
Thankfully, using ADA and MILD helped greatly as I sat in a room with my hands bound and decided to take that time to really think about the situation. I looked at the floor and focused myself which brought in that rewarding waking intellect that just pointed out the obvious. I was dreaming.
It was great because when I had the realization my captor came into the room and I just looked up at him, smiled and shifted the entire dream to something much more desirable. The whole room rotated swiftly and the walls and ground shifted until I was standing free and conscious.
I was so relieved and thankful to have the ability to become conscious and take control. Lucid dreaming has saved me so many times from what could be a nightmare I’ve lost count. Having trained myself to have extremely vivid sensory rich dreams, I feel everything including pain. Not only that, I value the quality of the dream content. A lesser dream which may be fear-based emotionally charged and an undesirable event can happen when not in lucid control. This unconscious dreaming makes one vulnerable and we can become a victim in our own dreams. Not this time.
After narrowly escaping something terrible, in the new dream and now lucid I just sat back relieved and happy that I was now in control. I was now able to enjoy being in a dream and the wonderful realism and setting was beautiful, pleasant and natural. There was a river and I thought it would be nice to float down it and just relax, enjoy dreaming.
I formed a raft and sat on it looking at the beautifully clear water, I could see water beetles and water striders skimming across the surface. Then this amazing gold water dragon swam under the raft, it followed in front of me for the entire time I was rafting and I just loved seeing this amazing fantasy creature looking as real as if it had evolved for millions of years. These are the treasures for me in dreaming, seeing things I can never witness with my waking eyes with a realism that equals my waking life.
The water beetles also were unique in that they had very reflective metallic coloring that changed and the water striders were also different and unique. I wanted a closer look so I reached in the water and scooped up a few striders. The strider had much thicker legs, and one latched onto my hand using this fish hook claw. It hurt, like I said I feel pain but as I knew I was dreaming, I was ok with it.
I tried to pull it off my hand which caused all the legs that hooked in to detach from it’s body. I had to remove the hooks which were very small less than a 1/8 of an inch fish hooks. I decided to leave the creatures alone and just admire them from afar.
The golden water dragon just kept swimming about a foot in front of me. It was probably down about 2 feed under the water and it’s scales reflecting light. I just laid down using my arms to rest my head and watched this dragon swim for a few minutes. As always, I was amazed at how incredible a gift dreaming is, how wonderful the worlds and creatures the subconscious can create.
The dream changed so that the river became a road, the dragon swimming under the pavement as the raft skidded to a halt. There was a woman who was ecstatic for finding this massive earthworm, she was saying, “I’ve never seen one this big, it’s incredible.”
I walked over to take a look and the earthworm was in her hands, it was at least 2″ thick in diameter and over three feet long. It moved and acted like a normal earthworm but the details, the texture in the skin was almost like a magnification to scale. It was cool seeing it move and coil around her hands like a snake. Just another visually interesting detail in the dream.
This blond lady came up to me and told me that she cheated on me with her ex boyfriend. I looked at her, she was younger than I was, her hair was cut in a bob. She was fairly attractive but I didn’t recognize her at all from my waking life. With the lack of waking memory I suddenly had a flood of dream memories that had a back story of the character as if recalling it from amnesia.
In the back story we were dating for a couple of years and her ex boyfriend had moved back to town. She started to see him again claiming it was just friendly until one point they reconnected and she slept with him. I could feel the emotion of betrayal and sadness from the memories on how it affected me. The dream of course is now creating drama, which I am keen on ignoring when lucid.
I looked at her and said, “Honey, you can sleep with who ever you want. It doesn’t bother me. I don’t even know you.”. This made her angry as if she wanted me to be hurt or sad by her reveal. She became quite nasty yelling nasty things about what she did with her ex. But I was dreaming and didn’t care.
The dream even drags in her ex as another dream character to create more drama. I also don’t recognize him from my waking life but certainly remember him in the dream memories. In the memories we were also friends and he felt betrayed when she got together with me and his intent to get back together with her was to make me feel the same.
He was telling me that her and my relationship was over. I would never see her again. I looked at him and said, “You can sleep with who ever you want, I don’t care. I don’t even know her.” and he too looked disappointed that I didn’t have a negative reaction.
The dream drama was becoming to boring, having failed as a distraction. I re-affirmed that I was dreaming and decided that I liked river rafting and shifted the dream back to a nice relaxing ride on the river and sure enough along came the golden dragon to guide the way. It was pure joy and bliss. I just maintained that focus until I had to wake up which sadly came much sooner than later.