One thing I really like to talk about with fellow oneironauts is their dreams. ALL dreams, not just the lucid ones! Because even regular dreams are something amazing. Besides, talking about the non-lucid ones can help us find our dream signs, which in turn should help us have more lucid dreams. So I thought that this thread could be a place where we share our dreams, both lucid and non-lucid. I'll go first, but I would loooove for other people to chime in! In my own dream reports, I will include my dream signs. Dream #1:Sometimes, I'm very very prone to dream seeds. I got a fitness tracker for my birthday – which also has an option for sleep analysis that I do not blindly trust. But I'll compare my notes to it for a while; it'll be interesting to see similarities and differences.
Anyway: the first night I wore it, I had the following dream:
I'm in some kind of futuristic sleep lab, waiting for my appointment. There are two huge computers: one of them records and analyses sleep in great detail, the other induces guaranteed lucid dreams. [ dream sign: dreaming about sleep and LD ] This takes an insane amount of preparation and computing power, which is why people can not run the necessary programs on their home computers.
But it is common for dreamers to book time in one of these specialized sleep labs. Lucid dreaming has become one of the most popular hobbies, because the world is not a good place to live anymore – the city I can see from the window is bleak and decrepit, with signs of rather recent destruction.
Labs like this one have popped up everywhere, though not all of them are legit and safe. I have only booked sleep analysis to help me with my lucid dreaming practise, not one of the "have a lucid dream tonight" sessions – but there has been some kind of mixup and they are all set up for the LD special. They assure me that I don't need to pay more, because it was their mistake, and I'm curious.
Scene change. [ any break in dream continuity is a dream sign for me ] I don't know what happened. Am I in a dream, or have I left the lap and gone outside, after all? It looks like I am on the street that I saw through the window. Suddenly, there are gunshots, and people run past, laughing wildly, before jumping into the air and flying away. Oh. Is this some sort of war game? I think it is shared dreaming. [ I blame Inception. ] Suddenly I'm afraid. What if there are real consequences of what's happening here?
Change of dream conditions: I suddenly know that the world is at war, only the war is completely fought in the dream world. Oh God, I'm not safe here! I jump into the air and fly away, hoping not to get shot down – it's working, it's working, I'm not getting...