Walking around in the dream world can be a scary place.
You could run into things you might not like and there’s a chance you’d be scared stiff.
Maybe it would make you feel better if you had a dream guide who went around with you and protected you from everything.
You’ll find out about that, plus why morphing into an animal can turn into your greatest lucid dream ever.
Today’s interview is with Annie and she has some amazing experiences to share with you. If you want to know where you can find her then check out miss-march-wanders.tumblr.com
What do you think is your favorite thing about lucid dreaming?
I can realistically explore my imagination and sub-conscience.
Do you mind telling us about any struggles you’ve had since you got started?
I can’t lucid dream at night on call, I am better at it during the day, or where there is light. Sometimes, very rarely, I’ll go deep into a lucid dream without a guide. For me this is very dangerous, without a guide I am at the mercy of all of my hidden fears and nightmares.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned from your time in the dream world?
That everything and everyone is interconnected (I know that sounds sappy, but it’s true)
Do you take anything from your lucid dreams and apply it to real life?
I don’t have any lessons…never mind I guess I have one; to let things be, but I’ve mostly taken paintings and writings from lucid dreams.
Is there a lucid dream you would consider your favorite?
When I was ten I dreamed I was an eagle (or hawk or raven, it was a while ago), I actually felt like the bird too. It was a very surreal experience.
What’s your favorite technique and why is it great?
I wake up in my dreams, and if I don’t feel like I’m deep enough in the dream to fully grasp it; I put my dream body to sleep and wake up in a deeper level of dreaming. I have a hard time staying in a lucid dream if I don’t have a buffer. I can’t seem to focus enough on the other techniques to be able to use them as quality lucid dream methods.
Do you have an ultimate lucid dream you’d like to have again?
I would like to experience being another animal again, that was pretty sweet!
What is the strangest land you’ve even wandered through in a lucid dream?
This one land was actually very recent, and it sticks out because it didn’t have a basis in the other lands that I was familiar with. It was very surreal; like a cross between Dali/Dr. Seuss, so it was very light hearted and kid friendly, but very warped. It was by far the strangest, even more so than the Mall in the swamp or the space station that orbited my wonderland. In the Dali-Seussland, I did have a guide, she said that I would “enjoy this land”, and I did!
If you could go back to the start would you do anything differently?
No, I am very happy with where things are in my dream world, and I wouldn’t have started lucid dreaming if it wasn’t for the eagle dream!
Do you have any words of encouragement for all of us?
It’s all in your head. Even astral projecting, you can still feel your physical body, if anything dangerous arises then return is instant. It would also be wise to have/create some sort of guide or imaginary dream friend that you trust. This figure always helps me navigate the dreamscape.
Hey Annie, thanks a lot for sharing your time and experiences with us.
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