Hello people !
I’m Tenoch (real name Noé), 19, from France. I found about lucid dreaming per chance, really, since I read about it on : stevepavlina.com/ a great site from a great guy. In fact it… completely astonished me. I never thought this could even be possible.
And, though, I had a lucid dream once. A long time ago. A simple dream, really, except that at a point, I became aware of being in a dream, and could even willingly move my arm. In fact it’s all I had done at this time : moving my arm back and forth, absolutely baffled and amazed by this totally unexpected thing.
I was so deeply moved that it took a week for me to get back to normal state, absolutely certain of having reached a new step in self knowledge and introsepction…
And then I more or less forgot about it, got back to real life. I don’t even remember if it was before or after I had a dream journal. I had read Freud’s works about dream interpretation, and thought it would be fun to analyze some of them. That’s what I done for a few months. Then, I suppose I got bored, or to busy to go on, but I was definitely fascinated by the complexity and the beauty of this everyday thing that is the dream.
Then, a long time has passed, and I stumbled upon this website, with this guy talking about “lucid dreaming”. Then Wikipedia, and then this website, and a few others. In fact, I can’t imagine now how it is possible that I never tried to find out about this wierd dream I had. Maybe at that time the Internet was not so widespread, or something. It never came to my mind that I could try to search other people who had this kind of experience.
And now in a few hours I discover that it is a “skill” that everyone can master. I’m… so happy ! It’s like magic. I can’t even understand why poeple don’t know more about it !
Actually, for a while, I didn’t believe it. I wondered whether it wasn’t some kind of new age mystical rubbish like it is so easy to find out there on the web. It looked like those websites full of “ancient runes” and “magical words” that are, of course, not efficient at all…
But then I found those articles and links in Wikipedia, and, most of all, all these people here on the forums. It just can’t be some conspiracy made to make me sad when I discover that, in fact, there is no such thing as Father Christmas.
So there I am. I read my old dream journal again, and I realised that I remember almost all of them. Each simple description brings back the original images and feelings. I can’t stop being impressed. I started a brand new dream journal now, after all these years. I can remember always one or two dreams per night, so I feel rather confident.
I’ll start all the explained techniques very soon. Maybe after one week of simply filling the journal. I want to take my time. I mean, this thing is so big… I still can’t believe it. I’m almost wondering if it’s not a dream