So, I’ve been interested in lucidity and dreaming in general since Wednesday (today’s Saturday). I just joined this site after experiencing my first intentional lucid dream last night. A long time ago, I had one or two LDs, but I didn’t know what they were and didn’t really care. I didn’t have much control back then.
In my dream, I was walking through a Greek temple. I turned a corner and saw a little old man standing there. I’ve seen him in a non-lucid dream before. I knew he was about to say something to me, and that when he said it, I would become lucid. He said whatever it was (wish I could remember it ) and I instantly realized this was a dream. I was overjoyed, but I tried not to get too excited. I don’t want the dream to fade, I reminded myself, and just like that, my vision began to go gray. I stumbled out of the temple and tried spinning. The dream didn’t dissolve, but I was still surrounded by a flat gray. So I made an apple appear in my hand and I scrutinized it closely. The hand that held the apple was ghostly and pale, but the apple itself was quite vivid–similar to a digital painting I started a few weeks ago. I focused intensely on it until the dream faded away.
What’s interesting about that LD was that I didn’t use any special techniques when I was going to sleep (except willpower). I’ve been doing RCs during the day, but I didn’t need to do one in the dream. I just knew when the man said his sentence that this was a dream. I didn’t even need to think about it.
I can’t wait for the next one! I hope my dream recall improves before then, though. I’m keeping a dream journal, which does help.