Would you think I was crazy (don’t answer that) if I said you’ve never had a lucid dream before?
What if it was true? What if you thought you had one, or lots, but you didn’t?
Some people don’t need to worry, but others might have to wait a little longer for their first one.
Do you want to find out which group you’re in?
Q – What is a lucid dream?
Answer – A dream in which you know you are dreaming.
Q – What’s wrong with this?
Answer – It sets low expectations.
Q – What should you want a lucid dream to be?
Answer – A dream in which you know you are dreaming, but it’s perfectly vivid and you feel like your exact self, awake, and ready to do anything.
You don’t have high expectations
1 – When people have slight control and can choose what to do, they wake up thinking they were lucid even though they were not and I hear this all the time.
2 – When people wake up inside a blurry dream they are happy with this and imagine it to be lucid dreaming (which it technically is, for all the sticklers out there).
3 – When people think they are lucid but feel the need to question their reality, they think they were lucid even though they weren’t really sure.
Is that what you call lucidity?
I hope it’s not because I want you to have high standards. I don’t want you to be satisfied until you are awake, it’s perfectly vivid and you can do anything you want.
If you settle for second best you will never reach great heights. Don’t ruin your expectations by saying you had a lucid dream unless it was perfect, because if it wasn’t it can always be better.
Turning a door into a wall
I’ll give you a few examples where I’ve thought I was lucid, but I wasn’t really, or at least not properly. Here are a few times I’ve messed up flying, but there is lots more.
I woke up somewhere in my old neighborhood and felt pretty lucid. I did a quick reality check just to make sure. It was the digital watch technique and it failed. The first and only time it’s ever happened and I thought that technique was invincible.
Even though I couldn’t read the watch I thought it could still be a dream, so I turned around and tried to walk through a brick wall. It turned into a door and I thought I must be awake.
A dead leg and a doctor’s surgery
I was playing soccer and became lucid. One of my legs became numb and I dropped to the floor. I sat trying to use Jedi mind tricks to make my leg normal again, but it wasn’t working.
I decided to look for a dream physiotherapist, so I got up and started hopping to the car park. I jumped in a random car and told someone to take me there. When we were half way up the road the car started going crazy. I looked down and there were pedals on my side and my numb leg was pressing them and making the car zigzag across the road.
When I reached the health center some stupid stuff happened outside, but I went inside afterwards and suddenly felt as if it was real life. I had to push my finger through a glass window to confirm my lucidity, even after everything that had happened.
Does having a dead leg for the entire dream + having to do a reality check after about 20 minutes mean that was a lucid dream? Not the kind I was hoping for.
Never settle for second best
From now on you want amazing lucid dreams. Don’t think you’ve had one until you’ve seen a replica of the real world.
Will you lose motivation if you don’t count the bad ones? Well class them as two different things:
- Average lucid dream = lucid
- Amazing lucid dream = *LUCID*
And don’t stop working hard until you experience your first *LUCID*.
Over to you
Do you think you’ve had a Class A lucid dream before, or was it more like a Class D?
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