Svenshinhan, if you do start having nightmares again and are about to use that technique, try to turn it into a habit to do an RC right before. Just an idea.
I’ve been having nightmares every night for a couple weeks now, but before this started I hadn’t had a nightmare in months. Last night’s was short, but I was still scared when I woke up and decided to get up and distract myself for a couple hours before I went back to bed just to be sure I wouldn’t re-enter the dream. (I’m kind of kicking myself now for not going back right away and trying to become lucid instead!)
In the dream, I left my room and it was pitch black in the hallway (as it always is in the middle of the night). I walked to my bathroom to get something-- I don’t remember what I needed, I just knew at the time that there was something I should grab in there-- and just as I was reaching to pick the object up a huge freaking demon-zombie-ghost hand thing slapped down on top of mine. It was MASSIVE and really warm, but it wasn’t connected to a body. I grabbed whatever it was off of the counter in there and ran back into the hallway. I heard something behind me, like footsteps or something, and then ‘it’ laughed. I was confused and it was way too dark in the hallway for me to see where I was going so I kind of just gave up. I just stopped moving, and fell to the ground. (accepts defeat ) Then I woke up.
Weird dream, but not nearly as bad as the ones I’ve been having. I’ll post back here if I have another one tonight… which I hopefully won’t!
Anybody have tips on how to avoid nightmares? I can never seem to get lucid in mine anymore.