Surprised by lucid dreams this morning

April 7, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised by a long series of semi-lucid dreams this morning. I went to bed last night expecting nothing, because I certainly haven’t done anything “right” lately, except maybe getting a little more sleep. The dreams this morning were both funny and long, and included my wife, J, and D from work, and even the guy that built our house.

The last dream was funny, because in the physical world I had to go to the bathroom, and somehow this brought back a memory of a discussion last week with D about literal “pissing contests” that men have. Well, this morning in my dream I decided to back up from the toilet about six feet and let ‘er rip, and right about this time the dream became lucid. Then a woman walked in as I was doing this, and the scene just became very funny to me.

Getting back to the lucid dreaming … my only guess is that the time off from work and the extra sleep helped. I took off last Friday, all weekend, and again yesterday, going back to work this morning. I also went to bed at 8:30 last night, trying to make sure my brain was as ready as it could be for today’s work.

My work lately has been tedious and stressful, so I took the days off to try to regroup a little bit. The time off didn’t do much for work, but as I’ve written here before, proper rest is what you need to first get to lucid dreams and then out of body experiences.

I’m not complaining at all, just surprised, especially after drinking that bottle of champagne over the weekend. ;)

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