Four years ago, while sharing a motel room with a friend, I did something I rarely do [no not that]. I made the impetuous decision to both explain and demonstrate lucid dreaming. Well . . . I didn’t stop there. I took things slightly farther.

First, I explained as best I could what it’s like to be completely aware while both asleep, and in a state of dreaming. I can still remember the [oh yes] look on her face as I included such highlights as [always win the battles] and [wake my self up] if necessary.

As a child, I’d always believed everyone could control their dreams, changing, modifying, and resetting details along the way, particularly when things are attempting to twist and turn towards the nightmarishly undesirable. Apparently no . . . that’s not the case.

Shortly after our discussion, I fell asleep on my bed. Expecting company, my friend stayed up, watching and waiting for her visitor. As I watched the man walk down the sidewalk between buildings, I was able to discern both his appearance and what he was wearing. I believe I startled the woman, by sitting up and telling her that a man would be knocking on the door within ten seconds. If she wasn’t rattled then, I know she was when I decided to show off. Before the first knock came, I’d already given her a description of the man’s clothing.

Today, I know there’s a difference between showing off and needing to share something. Sometimes it’s helpful, sharing the uncomfortable in an effort to let it go, even if it’s only a small piece of a large puzzle.
Joseph Shanklin
February 22, 2020

7 thoughts on “My Thoughts This Morning [Lucid Lifetime]

      1. That’s a good thing! Most of mine just end up being silly dreams that could’ve been nightmares…one time I heard knocking in my dream coming from something weird, like the washing machine, and thought “that’s not right”, woke myself up. A friend was at the door.

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  1. Have you seen “Waking Life”? Excellent film, good cast. I’m still trying to learn how to control light in my sleep, if you can go to a light switch in your dream and flip it up or down and the light stays the same then you’re aware that you’re dreaming and you control what you’re doing, like flying. it’s weird as fuck but when you’re in the dream dimension you can not control light, and they say when you meet the dead ones there that you’re really meeting them, because you’re in their dimension. Waking Life, brilliant film. Go see.

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    1. For the past two months, I’ve been logging my dreams. Last night I had a double dream. I woke from a dream within a dream. And then woke myself up from that dream. That hasn’t happened to me for some time. The light switch is interesting though.

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