This is my very first entry on livejournal. you guys can't see it, but im feeling kinda nervous now.
haha, the first entry is always the most prestigious, isn't it? i have been racking my poor overused brain on what can i put here, in my livejournal, as my very first post.
Wanted to upload music reviews, but i was too lazy to get started. wanted to dig through old poems but its so emo... so many options but only one post.
But alas, i have decided the content for my blog post. what could be better than my very first lucid dream account? i know you guys must be wondering what it is all about, so read on to find out :D
lucid dream (LD) is when a person is able to control what happens in his or her own dream. its actually fun. imagine, you can be filthy rich and you can go out with your idols, hold hands with them and even get them to kiss you in those dreams. i know, "in your dreams" isn't exactly a good thing but... just but... i rather it happen in my dreams than not happening at all. right? right? RIGHT?
I hope i did sparked off a little of your interest towards LD :D when my friend told me i was all excited to try it out. there are instructions to follow to ensure a smooth passage to lucid dreaming. http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/lucid-dreaming-techniques.html
Anyway, i would not say im born with the talent of LD since i have only LD once (since the time i was aware of it), but i can will myself to a dream easily. anyway, the instructions says to watch the videos and to listen to some mp3 that keeps your mind awake. but being the lazy me, i did not do any of the following even though i had wanted to LD. In fact, i had not even plan on wanting to LD until the morning itself. and i jus did it, the WILD method, which means willing my body to sleep while my brain stays awake so i can lucid dream.
Here is my experience (it was quite some time ago, probably 5 days so the details are getting fuzzy but i will write as much as i could):
I slept the night before and woke up naturally the next morning, almost 6 hours later. I was feeling quite sluggish then, and it was holiday so i have some spare time to laze around in my bed, so with this, i decided that im going to LD (ps. LD works better if ur tired). So i tried to go into sleep paralysis mode, where i totally cant move my body at all to let it sleep while my head must stay awake. while this is happening, i chanted to myself that "i will be awake when im dreaming" (not the right phrase to use. alternatively, you can let an mp3 do it for you but i don use it cos i wont be able to sleep listening to ppl telling me that i can be awake in my dream). so somehow, i did manage to achieve sleep paralysis and i got into the "crossover" period. most people feel earthquake like vibrations as they transcend to the dream world but there are some who experiences bright lights. for me, i tried to chant myself into believing that "there is and earth quake soon". i think it kind of work because i kind of felt vibration but the magnitude is a bit too small for my liking so i thought i failed. HAHAHAHAH. then i decided to think of bright lights. so i thought "i can see bright lights. im in the dream world". and yeah, bright light works better for me. because i saw a door appear and when i open the door, very very bright light poured into me bit by bit. and then... TADA IN MY LD WORLD ALREADY.
ok, so once i went into my LD world, all i saw was dark pitch black. im in somewhere, probably a lift, probably my own room (more likely). i remember that it keeps flickering because i had not focused on it enough so i tried to calm myself down and recollect my thoughts so i can focus properly. ok so once that was done, i immediately recalled that my friend went to the lift. somehow, i tried to focus on getting the lift to appear but when it appeared it was not the one from my building. so i was kind of disappointed.
then i wanted to go home and tell my mom and dad about it so i focused again. this time when i reached home, i went to tell my mom and dad about my ld. i said "mom, dad i lucid dream leh". but my mom and dad were discussing some work stuff then my mom and dad just say "aiya, don't disturb me lah" so i walked away. hahahaha.
so after that i decided to try to fly but failed. i remember flailing my arms trying to fly but i just keep jumping and jumping and flapping my hands but i just could not be lifted up. i was jumping higher than usual, tho. haha
Ok after flying failed, i tried to meet my idol kame. so i focused on going to tokyo streets. i concentrated quite a bit on it and it appeared. it looked strangely familiar but i convinced myself in my dreams that i was in tokyo streets and im going to meet my kame. it is at here that my dream start to flicker and i had to concentrate harder. i remembered walking down the streets and after some time when i still havent meet kame, i have this naggy feeling telling me this is not tokyo streets. i was damn sad. so i closed my eyes and pictured again. when i open my eyes, i was back in the same place. i tried again and this time, i still reach the same place. i walked some more but i kind of know i won't meet kame anymore. and finally, before i woke up, it finally dawned on me that the place was chinatown. no wonder it had looked so familiar.
As you can see, im still an amateur in controlling all my dreams. hahaha but im working towards being able to ld properly. hahaha.
It was so much of a fun. u guys shud try it too and tell me how it turned out.
For the best results, please just follow the instructions on the link provided. i dunno why, probably its because i am mostly lucky, i can mostly tell when i am in a dream or not in a dream. like mostly, i will dream and somehow figure out that it was all a dream. so i had some headstart already. also, i also willed myself into dreaming dreams before. somehow, i think i have some experience about this topic before i even know about it. so yupp.
LD attempt: 1
I did a DILD too. DILD is dream induced, that means you caught yourself dreaming and u can thereafter control your dream. this requires immense luck and it happened once to me. i don't remember much about it anymore though. all i know is that i was having a normal dream about me doing something in the water when i went under to dive. somehow i was able to breathe in the water and that was weird. so i knew i was dreaming. immediately, i tried to concentrate on it but my concentration broke because of some external noise. so this is a failed attempt.
haha. i will try it again.
ok that about sums up this lengthy post. till the next time i chanced upon something interesting, this is yiwen signing off.