All right, I used to be really into lucid dreaming, for about a month I really tried to obtain lucidity in dreams. Only recently has my interest been rekindled after watching a random video about it on howitworks.com. After watching the video I did some random googles and found myself here reading about all these great techniques like the finger tapping to keep brain awake while the body paralyzes itself and falls into sleep and the other technique of visualizing yourself other places. After a ton of reading I was fired up and for the next two nights I tried hard, RCs, telling myself I’d do it, etc.; all to no avail.
Finally, two nights ago I had my first lucid dream. The experience didn’t repeat itself the next night and I regret not writing about it in the journal I keep beside my bed. I promise myself to write them all down from now so that I can easily remember what they’re like and be reminded of the commonly occurring elements to help me notice I’m dreaming.
Anyway, I remember thinking in my head about opening my eyes and when I opened them I knew in my head that it was me commanding myself to open them in what was a dream I guess. Immediately I noticed colors and the image and scene I was looking at (from a first person perspective looking at the ground) was focused and it felt like I was awake but I knew, I can’t explain how, I was dreaming. I even said to myself, I’m dreaming!. I think I became overly excited because immediately I started trying to do things. Of course being a hot-blooded male at the age of 20, I went sexual and immediately tried to create a sexual experience but it was really weird and didn’t work at all, I couldn’t visualize it at all and soon gave up. All of this is hazy in my memory so bear with me, I then walked toward a wall and thought, “All right, I need to focus before I walk through this wall so that I can change where I am, if I mess this up I’m screwed.” For some reason I thought I needed to walk through the wall to change my scenery and for some reason I thought I’d be screwed if I didn’t do this. I think at this point I was beginning to lose control of the lucidity.
Basically, I just figured I’d tell you all how the dream went and hopefully get some encouraging feedback, suggestions and insights into my experience. I am in a whole new state of mind, eager to try to achieve lucidity again and I could use all the advice I can get.
Thanks in advance!