my first one… (SUBMISSION)
I would like to share my first lucid dream i had way back in 2001.
I woke in the morning, stayed up for about 15 minutes and went back to sleep.
In my dream, I was walking down an avenue in the capital of my country with someone unidentified.There was a big demonstration going on with firemen everywhere, some people i know faced up before me, saying hello.
I then realized that the situation displayed before me (the avenue, a big manifestation, some faces of known people) were all experiences of the week before, situations i encountered, people i met.
The person with me then told me, see this is not real, these are just memories.
Having read Castaneda’s books in the years before, i thought, what about focussing on my hands (his pattern to induce lucid dreaming), and .. bang .. i was looking at my hands..
As a reaction i was panicking and i found myself in absolute whiteness with a strong heartbeat unable to wake up… until i forced myself to “stay up” in bed..
Thank you so much, Claude, for submitting your first lucid dream. Sometimes becoming lucid is as simple as looking at your hands. And then when it happens, everything clicks together. Experiencing lucidity for the first time can be really intense, but it’s important to remain calm. It’s the first step in being able to truly explore your dreams.