Lucid dream, Follow Me, family across a divide
In the closest thing I've had to an OBE in a while, later tonight I need to make a number of updates to my other websites, so I decided to take an afternoon nap. When I laid down, I decided to listen to one of the Monroe recordings I have, and I listened to it until I fell asleep.
When I woke up, the recording had ended, but I didn't feel like getting up, so I just laid there, and eventually drifted back to sleep. Somewhere during this sleep, I entered a lucid dream, and found myself laying on something like a couch, in some area where it seemed like people might be around me. I could tell that an OBE wanted to start, but the people around me concerned me. Who were they, and why were they here?
I was disoriented, and couldn't figure out where I was, so I tried to think about where I live, and after a few moments I remembered my previous apartment, and as I thought about the layout of that apartment, I thought it was foolish, there couldn't possibly be anyone near me. I relaxed some, but still felt like people were around me, but I could tell I wasn't going to have an OBE.
I thought about just waking up, but then very quietly, I heard the words of a song, "Follow me" (perhaps the old Genesis song?), and then that song went away, and I started to again quietly hear the lyrics to the song, "Feeling Too Damn Good".
That song also went away, and I was suddenly laying somewhere else. As I looked to my right, I could see my sisters and other family members across some sort of divide, and when they saw me look in their direction, they all began waving. As I recognized them, I waved back. And then I woke up.
Several parts of this dream sequence are interesting to me. The disorientation, and feeling like I lived in Louisville show how the brain/mind often works in the dream state. Some times facts are as lucid as can be, and other times you're disoriented like this.
I had forgotten about the afternoon nap trick to get into the OBE state. The basic pattern is what I described above: Take a nap, wake up, but don't get up, try to go back to sleep. That often works for me.
The quiet songs were interesting. I have no idea what they were about. It never ceases to amaze me that the brain/mind can generate music like this.
Seeing my family members across a "divide" was interesting, and I hope this has to do with one of my sisters traveling to Arizona to visit with my other sister. The other alternative that comes to mind is that last week I did some damage to my body, my right hip and stomach area, and the pain isn't going away, so going to a doctor or the ER (if it gets worse) has been on my mind. (I haven't written about this yet here because I was hoping it would just go away.)