I was merely listening to my sister, who was talking about her startup. How the logo is supposed to represent the idea, and I was just about to give my opinion on it when I looked out the window and noticed the sky.
It was full of glowing blue crystals which were pulsing with life-like energy. Huh? Weird. I noticed Jia’s face; she was still talking -oblivious to her surroundings. I noticed the cup I was holding it was full of sparkling liquid with the colour varying from clear to midnight blue to blood red. Elixir then, I guessed. Fearing her reaction, I said to my sister as calmly as possible: ‘Do you know that we’re currently in the middle of my dream?’ she looked at me with confused expressions. Finally I couldn’t contain my excitement “We’re dreaming right now!” I said in awe but I couldn’t decipher her expressions.
What was a confused face morphed into a terrifying mass of smoke and bones, and the dream changed? Suddenly I found myself swinging in a golden light. I could see well beyond the horizons. There were no boundaries. It’s just like a dream! I stupidly thought. I swung higher and higher. There was no limit as to how high I swung. I jumped. Free-falling to no end in sight.
I felt infinite
And then I came back to reality. Like it never happened. But what I just experienced was exhilarating, to say the least.
This is what dreaming lucid feels like -it is when you realise you’re dreaming within a dream so when you do that, you’re able to wring magic out of the ordinary.
Although it’s difficult to manipulate dreams, it feels unreal to experience that, Kind of like finding yourself in a wonderland and gaining X-MXen abilities. You can fly, teleport yourself, gain super speed, meet people you cannot possibly do in real life. All you need is a wild imagination and a calm nerve as not to become too much excited about the dream.
Lucid dreaming helped me in hard times when I would have these recurring night terrors. I would freeze up and couldn’t do anything in them. Learning this perceived difference between reality and an illusion helped me face my fears and project what I learned to real life as well. And I believe that in addition to all the benefits and magic of lucid dreaming- people who have recurring nightmares can be helped the most.
Mad hatter in a seemingly strange wonderland.