Levitating and being pulled in a lucid dream

April 13, 2013

Another night, another lucid dream where my dream body is being levitated and pulled somewhere.

In this dream I'm doing some things, working in a basement area, and then my body is pulled up and up, in a very definite direction. I'm pulled up to this area of wrought-iron fence. I can tell that my body wants to be pulled up and over this fence and into this direction, but I hold onto the fence in an effort to resist. At first I do resist, but then I decide what the heck, this doesn't feel evil, let's explore this. But then I realize I have to pee, so I say in my dream, "I really have to go to the bathroom. Let me do that, and I'll be right back." This was at 12:25am, about the same time as last night's extended lucid dream.

So I wake up, pee, go back to sleep, but sadly, I can't remember anything that happens until some other dreams start several hours later.

I don't know exactly why these things are happening so often right now, but if I had to guess, I'd say it's one of two things, or both. First, I'm working very hard, which is forcing me to concentrate very hard during the day. There isn't much "third-nen" activity during the day right now, it's just "doing".

Second, because I am working so hard, I'm also exhausted when I go to bed. As a result, these dreams are happening within the first 2-3 hours of sleep. Later in the morning, let's say after 5am, I'm just having "normal" dreams, but I've noticed that all of these other experiences are happening until around 3:30am or so.

(I'm also very tired during the day, so this also forces me to focus very hard on each action I take during the day, again with no third-nen thinking activity. If I had more time, I'd write about my theory of how being tired is used to achieve this result in a Zen Center, but alas, I must go now.)

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