A few days ago, for the first time in many months, I had a lucid dream! I'd almost forgot just how awesome they are, and it felt very satisfying to have on after all this time. I haven't really felt motivated to practise LD'ing for a long time now, but I just might pick it up again, now that I have time. Anyway, let me just describe the dream in short.
I find myself in Kyoto, getting on the bus at my usual stop, just outside the dorm. It is a sunny day. When I get on the bus, I see one of my friends sitting in the back. I sit down next to her and we talk for a while. The bus is on the way to campus. Suddenly, I realise that I have to be at the train station, which is in the other direction, in half an hour to catch my ride to Nagoya. Given that I am riding the bus to the university, however, this is virtually impossible. At this realisation, I panic and shout "Oh no!" again and again...
And that's when it hits me. This situation is completely improbable. There is no way I would be so careless as to forget an appointment to go to Nagoya. I somehow feel this in my gut, and make the conclusion that it has to be a dream. Everything seems to snap into focus, and I turn to my friend and tell her that it's alright; I am not going to miss my bus, since this is just a dream. She seems understanding.
I get off the bus at the next stop, and to little surprise see that I am in fact in Nagoya, still on a sunny day, and with quite a rise in temperature. Not being one for sweating like a pig, I stretch my arms out behind me and have my coat pull itself off and float away. Comfortable in my hoodie and t-shirt, I then decide to lose the knit hat I'm wearing, too. I look up into the sky and see a group of white doves fluttering in the sky. As I take off my hat, I knead it in my hands and toss it into the air. It sprouts wings and becomes a black bird that flies away swiftly.
Now, I am excited to take to the skies too, but as I crouch down, preparing to leap into the air, I close my eyes for a bit too long and lose focus. I have a false awakening where I am back in my bed in the dorm, excited to write my dream down in my journal, and then I wake up for real.
For a completely random lucid dream that came after such a long dry spell, this was pretty cool. I think I'm going to practise lucid dreaming a bit more from now on, see if I have any more neat adventures.
If you want to read more about Lucid Dreaming, check out some of the older posts in my blog! There's a few tips and advice for the aspiring dreamer, as well as a few entries from my dream journal. Enjoy!
Until next time, everyone, have a good day!