Turning a Nightmare into a Lucid Dream
I was having a dream in the kitchen of the house I grew up in. Suddenly, the dream shifted and I found myself outside the house. I saw my mother off in the distance and wanted to ask her a question, but before I could do that I grew fangs. I thought this was strange. Then eerie music began playing from the sky. I could sense this dream was turning into a nightmare and I wanted nothing to do with it. It was in that moment that I realized I was dreaming. I thought to myself, “it’s just a dream!” The music stopped playing and I was walking toward the driveway and while I was walking I tried to perform a reality check where I would put my hand through my other hand, but I was experiencing some effort so I abandoned that test. I told myself it was just a dream, so that I wouldn’t suddenly forget and slip back into a regular dream or a nightmare. I walked behind the house and performed a nose reality check. This is where you close your nostrils and try breathing. Well I did exactly that and I could feel the “air” flowing through. It confirmed I was dreaming, however, I must have gotten excited about doing a new reality check in a dream and woke myself up.
This was the first time that I turned a nightmare into a lucid dream and it was also the first time I did the nose reality check in a dream. This is progress. I want to share what I did yesterday that I believe helped me have this lucid dream:
- Performing different types of reality checks numerous times throughout the day
- Setting the intention to have a lucid dream numerous time throughout the day
- Drinking tea with valerian in it about 1.5 hours prior to falling asleep
- Talking about lucid dreaming with others
- Running Earth & Cosmic energies in meditation prior to going to sleep.
For more information about running earth & cosmic energies check out this youtube video I created: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5nGIKNP02M
Of course having a few lucid dreams in the recent past and being consistent with dream journaling are big factors as well. I’m starting to sense a shift in my practice and I feel as though I may start having lucid dreams slightly more consistently. I don’t mean every week, although that would be wonderful, but every few weeks instead of once a month. We shall see what happens…
Find Your Freedom,
5.9.19 | UTAH
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