A few months ago I had a sem-lucid experience. I’m not sure exactly what happened and I’m hoping an expert oneironaught could point it out to me.
I dreamt I was at a friend’s house for a barbeque, knocking back a few stubbies - nothing out of the ordinary. I felt like a smoke and reached to get my pipe out of my coat, and it wasn’t there. I thought ‘That’s odd, I never forget to take my pipe with me. I must be dreaming’. From realising I was dreaming I started to think about this opportunity to experience the control of lucidity, which I’ve always wanted to try. I began by conjuring up my pipe, which worked. I started puffing away, then noticed that everything had gone dark. I was in complete emptiness. Darkness spilled away in all directions (except for a concrete floor). For some reason I was a dim light source. I thought then that I was in a ‘blank’ dreamscape, just waiting for my imagination to begin creating. An idea suddenly came to me ‘If I drop out of lucidity and back into normal dreaming, will it hurt?’. At that moment I heard a rushing sound and felt constricted - and the dream ended (although I’m sure I slept for quite some time afterwards). The ease in which I snapped out of a lucid state convinced me I wasn’t quite ‘there’ yet.
Can anybody tell me what this means, or what sort of state I was actually in? Is it possible to dream about lucid dreaming without actually lucid dreaming?