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101  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: August 07, 2017, 09:27:06
T-Man - how do you use the tracks? I'm curious, as I bought Wave I years ago and mostly listened to just track 2.

I'm concerned I'm going to be inundated with dozens of tracks to choose from and not know where to start or how long to give each one and so on.

What was/is your method of listening to them - and how often?

(Sorry for all the questions!)  grin
102  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: How To Do Things (Powers and Abilities) In Dream (/Astral) Worlds (/Realms) on: August 07, 2017, 09:21:13
Thanks for the extra thoughts Phalanx. Sounds like a lovely, sad, nostalgic sort of dream if that makes sense.

Did you find your 'home' or at least feel less alone these days?  smiley
103  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: August 07, 2017, 09:10:02
Thanks T-Man

As you say, too late for me...but having had a quick peek (wish I hadn't!), they do look a bit cheaper than TMI. I actually chose to go direct because I wanted TMI to have the full benefit of the cost. Also, I wanted the 'real deal' and was a bit wary of buying elsewhere, especially because of the outlay.

I'm sure they'll reap rewards over the coming years - I just have to get them to me first.  grin

BTW, I've been wondering...what does the T stand for in your username?  cheesy
104  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: August 06, 2017, 12:56:35
Quote from: Stillwater
This is how the governments and beauacracies slowly take over our lives, through quiet acts of acquiescence, lol.

You may very well be correct!  cheesy

After reading your reply I went off to do some household chores. Thinking some more about the coins, I suddenly 'got it' and burst out laughing.

A couple of weeks ago I took the plunge and ordered the rest of the Gateway Experience CDs from The Monroe Institute (so in a roundabout sort of way, the dream is projection-related). This was quite a commitment financially, but I had the money spare and so thought I'd treat myself. I live in the UK and the CDs are coming from America so there was extra P&P to pay, which was part of the total amount.

Anyway, on Friday I received a letter from Parcel Force who are charging me VAT and custom duty because it's coming from abroad. And it's not cheap. So I now have to pay extra which I thought had already been dealt with when I ordered the goods. I was a bit miffed to say the least.

Luckily it won't break the bank and I'll probably shoot an e-mail off to TMI to inform them to recalculate their P&P so others won't get stung.

The bus could very well be the journey of the CDs. It gets so far (this country) and then stops. To continue to get home (to me), I have to pay another bus fare.

You've got to love the way our dream minds work.  tongue
105  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: August 06, 2017, 10:02:52
I know why the gold figurines. I was reading a chapter in Otherwhere yesterday about souls being ingots of gold.

It never ceases to amaze me how much in a dream can be traced back to waking life. The gold figurines still could mean something to me and bleedthrough imagery shouldn't be dismissed just because they're bleedthroughs ... but the book is their origin. How anyone can interpret someone else's dream beats me. They are so personal.
106  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: August 06, 2017, 09:48:12
I'm with hubby and a group of friends and we've gone horse-racing. One loud-mouthed punter confidently tells us to back number 2. This ensures that I'm going to back any horse as long as it's not number 2. I back number 5.

Click out.

In London on the top deck of a bus, I'm travelling home with a group of friends. They are coming back to our house. We've been horse-racing. Hubby has already got off the bus with some of the group and I'm left with Charlie. It's dusk and we pass a brightly-lit Harrods. I wonder out loud why the others have already got off, seeing as we're nowhere near home yet. As we look out of the window, another shop display is showing a version of The Nutcracker and has full-size gold figurines in various poses. Delighted and child-like, I point these out to Charlie.

The bus comes to its terminal and we all have to get off. I thought it would take us back to Putney, but it must be the wrong bus. We get on another bus whose destination on the front is 'Ham' and I assume it will go to Ham via Putney. The bus fare is £1.16 and I look in my purse and take out a 20p piece, then rummage around for a pound coin. The bus conductor, a short happy chap, points to the small loose change (5ps and 1ps) and asks for them instead of the 20p. I hand over more than enough to cover 16p and he takes the lot. I begin to tell him there's too much there, then say, 'oh never mind, you can have it all' when I realise I don't really want to keep all those little bitty coins.


This was an earlier-night dream and seems to be fairly random. Two bleedthroughs are the nutcracker which popped up (as a kitchen item) in a game I was playing yesterday and I had ham sandwiches for lunch. I also typed a post here yesterday about always finding enough money in my pockets, so maybe that triggered the money exchange.

~~~ooo000ooo~~~

There are three long-stemmed flowers in a slim vase. The actual flower parts are delicate, two with four petals and one with three. The petals are shaped like elongated teardrops. Their colour is very faded pink. The flowers are responsive to movement. If I come close to them, they 'reach' out to touch me. I never let them touch me as I don't really know what they are.

I turn to my friend and tell her this kind of thing only happens in dreams. Then my lucidity brightens a little and I repeat that this is a dream.


It's interesting that I don't remember much else about this particular dream, even though it was later on in my dream cycle. I do know there was more - but I can't quite pull it all back here. Perhaps something will jog my memory during the day.

The flowers remind me of another dream I had years & years ago. This involved a futuristic contraption with 'antennas' that were responsive to movement. IIRC, it was as if the antennas were monitoring any vibrations/energy that came close to them. I didn't remember this during the flower dream - it's only come back to me now as I'm writing it down.
107  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: How To Do Things (Powers and Abilities) In Dream (/Astral) Worlds (/Realms) on: August 06, 2017, 09:23:16
Quote from: Phalanx
I might start a post or revive one about being stopped when it comes to flying as I want to carry that on a bit for some discussion, same goes for some of the being attacked when trying to do things.

*thumbs up* I'd join in the discussion.  smiley

Interesting experience regarding the Chinese language - any thoughts on that? I suppose it could be interpreted as a past life, or maybe a dream simulation that you've already passed so no need to be there any more. What do you think?

If you don't interpret your experiences, no worries - I love a good puzzle and am inclined to ask everyone what they think their dreams might mean!  grin
108  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: How To Do Things (Powers and Abilities) In Dream (/Astral) Worlds (/Realms) on: August 05, 2017, 15:06:10
That's a lot of questions!  shocked  tongue

It would take me a whole year to answer everything, so I'll just start slowly.

Self-defence. My preferred method is to become a hologram so that any attacks on my body simply go right through me. How do I become a hologram? By thinking it.

It really is that simple. I do need to be very lucid to carry this off though. As long as I keep the thought that I'm no longer physical (and therefore no longer solid) any weapons/fists/bullets meet no resistance when they reach me.

Then I simply smile or wave at the perpetrator. It's a peaceful, enjoyable and easy method.

Moving onto all-round vision, I've had this only once. I have no idea how I managed to do it - it simply came naturally to me. At the time, it seemed perfectly normal but is really very mind-boggling to think how it was done.

Quite a few of your other points come naturally and easy to me as long as I remain aware that I'm projecting/dreaming. After all, why wouldn't I be able to breathe underwater if I'm not solid and have no lungs? Same with going through walls/solid objects.

When it comes to myself, if I have a high level of lucidity I can do pretty much anything. However, when it comes to others (dream characters/astral beings/whatever you wish to label them), that's a different matter. Not only would I not want to experiment/mess with another being (even if they are only self-created), I like to remain polite, peaceful and show respect. After all, I'm only a visitor in their world.

I've been able to change environments and instantly manifests objects (I have the knack of always having money in my pockets - simply because I KNOW it will be there when I put my hand in) - but there are certain experiences where these abilities don't/won't work. I haven't managed to ascertain why not.

In a nutshell, a lot of it is based on mental thought. It's more than believing it's possible - it's knowing it's possible. There's a difference.

I still have a lot to learn and top of my current list is telepathy/non-verbal communication.
109  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: Questions About Roll Out Method on: August 05, 2017, 14:21:50
Quote from: SCHMUSTIN
As I heard the "CLICK". The first time my NP head seemed to fall out of my physical and I was stuck in my pillow LOL.

 grin That's funny. How are you getting on now? Not sure if you're still a visiting member, but thought I'd ask in case you are.  smiley

I never got any tell-tale clicks so I had to learn the hard way. For me, it was a case of doing it over & over until I familiarised myself with the correct state. Of course, this meant many failures and plenty of practice.

In order to avoid a total fail, you could slow down the process and rather than roll your whole body, try moving one hand very very slowly. If it moves and doesn't feel physical, bring it up to your face and look at it. 9 times out of 10 if it's your second/astral hand, then it won't look quite right. It could look obviously different, such as a glowing blue haze or it could look similar, but with an extra finger (one time I had rings on which I'd taken off before lying down). If you're still not sure, try the other hand/arm. Then to absolutely test it, push your right index finger into the palm of your left hand. If it goes through, then you're astral!

But even then, take it slowly. You may find you're only half-astral and can't get your legs out. One thing I found useful if this happened was to use my astral hands and rub any areas of my body that still felt physical. Mentally willing myself astral also worked.

For some of us, it doesn't come easily or naturally. Just like learning to play a musical instrument, it takes time, effort, patience, practice, practice, and then more practice.

110  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Astral Consciousness! / Re: How would you describe AP to someone who has never done it? on: August 05, 2017, 13:56:05
For me, sometimes it's as if I have a second, lighter physical body that fits snugly into my primary physical body. These times I have to clamber/squeeze myself out. Conciousness goes with the second body, although I'm still aware that I am also a sleeping first body too. I have had dual consciousness (actually it was three separate, but connected consciousnesses) which felt natural at the time - but is really quite impossible to explain. The three states of awareness were first my physical body, second my second/astral body floating very close to the physical and third my dream body.

When having an OBE and finding myself in a similar room to the one my physical body is in, it feels much like I'm physical, but there is a heightened sense of awareness, rather like becoming lucid in a dream. I don't feel as heavy and if I put my mind to floating, I automatically float upwards.

At first I had some problems with total separation - somewhere would feel 'stuck' and I'd have the top half of me astrally floating around, but waist down I was solid and stuck to the bed. I've also had it the other way round where my legs are floating upwards but I'm attached at the neck. Funny.  grin

The process of getting out of the first/physical body can be tricky, but with practice it is a simple case of mentally moving away. Rolling out I found to be the easiest and most natural when I first started.

It feels completely and totally real - and so incredibly unlike what Joe Public would term a dream.

Explaining it is one thing, but how the other person interprets it is another. I swear my OH thinks I'm 'merely' dreaming and I've pretty much stopped talking to him about it. Thank goodness there are forums like this one where I'm totally understood by other projectors.

 smiley
111  Metaphysics / Welcome to Metaphysics! / Re: Update on my fear test? on: August 05, 2017, 08:45:30
There are a lot of assumptions in your post Bloodshadow. Try not to lump us all together when talking about projectors and using the pronoun 'we'. These are your beliefs and should be stated thus.

This is an old thread and the OP hasn't been active here for a number of years.

I don't see anyone labelling anyone crazy - the replies strike me as caring rather than hypocritical.

 huh
112  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Stillwater's Dream Journal on: August 05, 2017, 08:24:22
That was some night.  shocked

Do you find with an adventurous night such as this, you feel tired the next day?

How about lucidity? There were plenty of triggers throughout the night, and to top it all a massive dragon!  grin
113  Astral Projection & Out of Body Experiences / Welcome to Out of Body Experiences! / Re: Music on: August 04, 2017, 09:16:37
It's OK.  smiley

You could try using it - I've had success with that before. What usually happens is the music starts playing on its own in my head and I mentally follow it, going deeper and deeper into relaxation.

114  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Stillwater's Dream Journal on: August 03, 2017, 09:42:57
How interesting - I'm not surprised my dream reminded you of yours, there are strange similarities in them both.

The main thing I love about reading your dreams is your attention to feeling. The way you describe the energy. There is little dialogue in your dreams - and I believe that's something I need to work on in mine. You seem to pick up on subtleties that I'm sure I miss by being so loud-mouthed and having a 'noisy' aura if you know what I mean.

I get a sense of calm when reading your dreams (apart from the dog/bull ones - they were striking by nature of the violence involved). Have you had any further thoughts on those particular ones? (Just curious).  smiley
115  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: August 03, 2017, 09:19:06
Morning Stillwater  smiley

Yes, it's a great Moby track. I did wonder whether the fan in the bedroom was blowing across my face at the time...

I've been enjoying reading your dream journal and think the images you add are really neat!

There's something quite satisfying about dream memories. I love thinking to myself 'I've been here before and I know that just around that corner is an Italian restaurant that makes the best pizza' - it sometimes jolts me to lucidity. Whilst buildings and environments are familiar, I rarely get the same dream characters twice (apart from those I know in waking life such as friends/family who pop up time & time again). I often wonder about that - whether I'm not able to hold an unfamiliar dream face in mind from one dream to the next (based on dreams being completely self-generated) or whether dream people (i.e. not self-generated) love to wear disguises.  grin

Dream recall is a funny thing too. I've just remembered the last part of the church dream. It has only now come back to me, even though when I awoke I had it in mind as it was the bit that caused me to awake.

I call out to Fitz to meet me further ahead and we leave the scene of the church. There is a gate to go through and as I do so, I get the impression that I'm being followed by lots of children who are drawing pictures made out of paper clips. To stop them catching me, I close the gate behind me. As I turn around to leave the scene, another solid brick-walled gate comes down a few feet ahead of me and I'm now trapped in a small space, maybe 10ft by 10ft. This immediately causes me to wake up.

Typing it up now, I wonder if I'd managed to leave one dream scenario without fulfilling the lesson (going to see if the boy was OK) and was stopped by those pesky Dream Operators from entering another environment because I'd failed in my duty.
116  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: August 03, 2017, 08:23:48
Lots of dreams, not a lot of total recall. Snippets.

Pig Beck Farm (daytime bleedthrough)

I'm with Fitz from Cracker (Robbie Coltrane) [this is something I'm currently re-watching, hence the reference to Beck above]. We are walking along and I recognise a church just up ahead on the right. I recognise it as a dream church, a church I've seen in a previous dream. I point it out to Fitz who has now moved away from me, down towards the left. In the dream, the position we are in seems natural, as if we are walking along a normal street. However, Fitz is 30ft or so to my left and below me by about 10ft, I'm in the middle, and the church is the same distance to my right, but 10ft above me. It's not suspended in the air...it's on solid ground but I don't bother to look closely at what it's sitting on.

The church is gothic in style but as I get closer, it's not the same as I remember. Either it's a different church or it's been modernised. There are two big panels of one-piece glass across the facade. As I look at these, I notice that everyone inside the church is looking out and down with shocked faces. I get the impression that someone (a boy springs to mind) has fallen out of the church and is dead or injured below on the ground. I'm reluctant to go over as I don't want to see the carnage.


~~~ooo000ooo~~~

I knew the church was a dream memory and not something from waking life. Even though I knew this at the time, it didn't make me lucid.

Dream memories are fascinating. I get them quite often, especially these last 10 years or so. I also revisit places more than once. There is a shoe shop I'm very familiar with; a holiday destination; numerous restaurants; a book shop and others.

It's my birthday and I'm having a pool party. Lots of people are there. In the distance I see cloud-shapes that turn into green dinosaurs - huge T-rex types but small as they are so far away. They get closer and I invite them to join the party, which they willingly agree to. It will take them some time to actually get to the pool and two of us have to go and open the gate, which will take about an hour to walk to. A friend and I decide to go. Some friends have brought a big box of new swimwear and, because it's my birthday, I get first choice. I get changed into a floral swimsuit with lacy neckline - which it seems would be everyone's first choice as it's so lovely.

Dinosaurs must be related to the cloud animals from my previous dream and linking them with mastodons. It's not my birthday anytime soon, but there is a key birthday next week for an ex-friend - not that I'm invited or anything. Probably just a load of dream silliness.

At one point during the morning I awoke with When It's Cold I'd Like To Die by Moby in my mind. Perhaps the water in the pool wasn't warm enough...  tongue
117  Astral Chat / Welcome to Astral Chat! / Re: Members Pictures on: August 01, 2017, 10:55:35
Riddle - you are a stunner! I particularly like the natural look.  smiley
118  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: August 01, 2017, 09:17:54
And only now, now that I've re-read it do I see the poignancy of 'You'll see'.

Rather than an enigmatic 'You'll find out' perhaps it's literal. You'll see.

USE YOUR EYES AND NOT YOUR MOUTH DUMBASS!!  cheesy
119  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: August 01, 2017, 09:16:37
A full night of learning with all dreams relating to each other and a theme running through each.

Two earlier dreams of being in a school bus on the way somewhere with my class. I wasn’t a child.

In the first dream, the bus driver was losing confidence in his driving and was concerned we wouldn’t make it. The road was narrow and more of a dirt track with small boulders in the way. Along the edge of the road I could see large trees wrapped in muslin laid on their sides waiting to be planted.

The bus driver sped up and was beginning a tricky ascent. There was another bus in front of us that made it over the hill safely, although it did leave ground briefly. Our bus driver knew we’d have to do the same. All of a sudden my perspective changed. I was no longer on the bus, but was now an observer watching the scene. The bus leapt up off the road and somersaulted in the air in slow motion. I heard in my head, ‘It’s your choice what to do next’. I understood it was our decision (the whole class) as to whether we remained in the bus or stayed where we were as observers.


~~~ooo000ooo~~~

When I became an observer, I wasn’t aware of any other people around me. It was as if I had to make the choice on behalf of the whole of us. I don’t recall the choice I made, or if I even made one.

The second dream is back on a school bus climbing a steep hill. K is one of the group and we are discussing how long we’ve been on the bus and that it would be a good idea for them to provide refreshments, especially as we are children [we aren’t]. The bus arrives at our destination at the top of the hill and we get out. It’s already 5.45pm and usually we leave work at 5.30pm, so we are already 15 minutes later than we would be if we were leaving the building! The inference is that it’s been a totally wasted journey. We go into work and S is packing her things away. I normally walk home with S and K, or sometimes just one of them. S leaves the office and waves at me from the corridor outside. I look at the clock and it’s just before 5pm. A few seconds later, I see K walk down the corridor outside who also waves at me. I look over at K who is sitting in the same office as me and say, ‘You’ve just walked by outside, but that must be 5 o’clock K.’ She smiles at me. At first I thought I’d be walking home on my own, but figure that the second K who is still in the office will be walking home with me.

Click out.

A group of us are sitting on a brick wall on the perimeter of an outdoor café. There are tables with umbrellas in front of us and a few people milling around. The group is the school group and K is sitting next to me, on the right. I look around and up into the sky. There are animal-shaped clouds and I point them out to everyone. They are huge and detailed next to ordinary white clouds. I see two giant sheep. I even go so far as to tell K that these clouds are not what you’d see in waking life – they are very real-looking animals rather than white blobs.

Lucidity creeps in. I keep very quiet about it and slowly look around again with fresh alert eyes. I remember my plan of finding a guide first and just as I’m about to look at the people with me, I recall that K is my guide and she’s sitting right next to me.

I turn to her and say quietly, ‘You’re my dream guide, aren’t you K?’ She slowly looks back at me, watches me for a couple of seconds and then says, ‘Yes’.

Inside I’m doing the loop-de-blinkin’-loop, but outside I remain calm and neutral.

Gesticulating to the dream environment in front of us I say, ‘What’s this all about then?’

‘We’ve been asking you a question which you haven’t answered for the last two nights’ she replies.

‘Well, now that I’m aware, ask me now and I’ll reply immediately,’ I respond. Simples!

She gets up and tells me she’ll just be in a minute and walks over to the entrance to the café. This doesn’t bother me, I’m happy to wait. I get up and start walking around between tables stomping my feet in big strides.

A short while later she comes back out and I explain that I’ve been stomping to keep me lucid. She talks but it’s too quiet and I can’t hear her.

‘Speak up,’ I say, ‘I can’t make out what you are saying.’

She then hunches down and becomes rabbit-like and starts nibbling on a feather.

I vaguely notice this, but I’m consumed with frustration that she won’t ask me the question, whatever it is.

Angrily I say very loudly, ‘Well, that’s not very f***** helpful, is it?’


~~~ooo000ooo~~~

And am immediately kicked out of the dream. No fizzling, no dissolving, just as if a light switch has been turned off.

I lay a while angry and totally frustrated – this is what happens every stinking time I try to get anywhere with guides/dream characters. It has been happening for years. This time, this one time I thought I’d cracked it. But no, she goes and turns into a stupid rabbit and chews a stupid feather…

Calming myself down I decided to try and work out what the question was. I thought about how non-communicative others are whenever this happens. How they don’t speak to me. I wondered if I’m too verbal and should be more subtle, using non-verbal communication. This felt right and seems to fit how dream communication happens. Perhaps I’m like a lumbering old dinosaur walking into a modern building shouting ‘Raaar raaaar raaaar’ at everyone and expecting to be understood – whilst they are sending beautiful telepathic messages to me that I’m missing because I’m too busy going ‘raaar raaar raaar’.

I thought about the feather. Why a feather? Had she gone inside because she needed time to plan the next move? Perhaps I was in a simulation where lucidity was not allowed and she didn’t know what to do next. Maybe her superiors were inside the café and would tell her what to do. But why a feather? A bit of brainstorming got me birds… the blue feather in Illusions by Richard Bach… flying … wings … was she winging it? Winging it! That popped up out of nowhere and made me smile (and feel a bit more smug about the whole thing).

As I drifted back to sleep I got a very brief image of a man about to have his tongue cut out. It wasn’t too graphic and didn’t jolt me back to full waking consciousness, but I got the message.

Why couldn’t she have just said ‘You’re too verbal’? Why all this rabbit nonsense? It’s ridiculously elaborate and mysteriously cryptic…but for what purpose? Sometimes it makes no sense to me at all and I think I’m on a fast track to nowhere.

Now I’ve written it up, the animal clouds could be my interpretation of those mastodons I read about in EV’s dream. After all, clouds are high up in the sky and they sure were interesting to look at.

~~~ooo000ooo~~~

I’m at a party. I know some of the people, but not many so am more of an outsider. There is a Gary Numan track playing, an old one, and it was written for one of the partygoers. I’m sitting with this person, she’s a friend and we are listening to the song as she reminisces via drawings/photos about her time with Gary.

All of a sudden, a woman appears in my mind. It’s like she tips over from behind me and is facing me upside down in my mind. I am aware the dream is still playing beyond my mind, but I can no longer see it. I understand and become lucid. I ‘get’ that her name is Katy-Louise.

‘I’ve got the message about being non-verbal. How do I do this?’ I ask this woman, who looks like a gymnast in a white leotard.

‘You’ll see’ she replies.

I’m about to ask something else then remember I’m supposed to be non-verbal so I simply watch her and look out for anything.

She starts slowly swinging left to right, like a pendulum and says, ‘You’ll see’ again.

I remain silent and watch alertly whereupon it fizzles slowly and I awake.


~~~ooo000ooo~~~

Only now, now I’m writing it down, do I see the poignancy of my friend reminiscing by using pictures, rather than words.

I think I’m going to have to take some duct tape with me when I’m dreaming to keep my gob shut!!
120  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: July 30, 2017, 10:05:38
Thanks EV - I'm aware I owe you a PM but I'm waiting until I've finished Otherwhere - which is totally brilliant, so much so that I don't want it to end!  grin

Love your idea of what the animals represent - I hadn't thought of that and I really should have considering my current reading material!  tongue

Oooooooooooh sirens....lovely.

Knowing that I'm focusing on the wrong thing when I'm awake is one thing, knowing during a dream is quite another. Something for me to work on in dreamland I reckon.

Now I'm off to read your dream...  smiley
121  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: July 29, 2017, 08:32:41
I'm on a fast train with a friend and we are on holiday in Australia. We are looking out of the window at the view. I see two kangaroos in a field - they are probably twice the size in both height and width as real-life kangaroos - and I point them out to my friend. I hear another passenger say, 'yeah, that's right' or something equally non-descript. The passenger is Australian.

Then in another field a giant ostrich hops past. This is even more exaggerated than a real-life version. It is at least 10ft tall and has two large stumpy legs like an elephant, but they are fluffy and its whole body is covered in fur like a humongous rabbit. It looks quite daft...but I recognise it as an ostrich.

In the next scene a gigantic snake appears. Like the others, it's grossly massive - around 60ft long and at least half the girth of the train we are travelling in. It has pretty symmetric patterns on its skin.


This may have been an attempt by the Dream Operators to get me lucid...alas it didn't work. It was earlier on in the dream cycle so they should have saved it for later. I know that Australia is known for having large fauna - but this was ridiculous!!  cheesy

~~~ooo000ooo~~~

Three of us live together - myself, Martyn Jacques (lead singer of The Tiger Lillies) and one other male, also a famous singer. The 'house' is a large static caravan and we are in the garden having fun.

The garden is on a steep slope downwards away from the house. We are all facing the house and doing backwards somersaults to the sound of Baggy Trousers by Madness. It's easier to lift off because of the slope. The somersaults are lazily slow, almost slow-motion.

We hear next-door talking and decide to surprise them by hiding just behind the fence and jumping up at them. As we do so, they do exactly the same to us. Both us and the neighbours are practical jokers and are always playing pranks on each other.

We make our way towards the house. The other two have gone in and next-door pops up again pretending to shoot me with a feather duster. I grab the offending 'gun' and take it indoors with me. I start to clean the top corners of the caravan, wiping away small cobwebs that I find.

Later I'm in a film/record shop. The third man I live with works there. I'm now with other friends. Dream awareness brightens. I'm trying to remember who this third man is. I know that I knew his name earlier on in the dream when we were in the garden listening to Baggy Trousers, but the dream has moved on and I've forgotten it. It now seems very important to remember his name - more so than any other aspect of the dream. I keep asking the friends I'm with to give me the name of the guy I live with, but [as is usual in my dreams] they avoid, distract and generally don't tell me without ever saying 'We're not telling' outright.

We are leaving the shop and I'm frustrated. On the way out, I notice a camera on the floor. Someone has dropped it on their way out. I stay behind, pick it up and take it to the shop owner (the guy I live with) in the hope that by doing this good deed, he'll tell me his name. I turn the camera on as I'm walking back to him. Two other people are currently with him asking about a film they want to see. He replies that he's seen a film called 'Sliding Nevada' and talks about it. The name of the film is suddenly very important for me to remember and I park it in my memory bank.

I look at the guy and he's familiar. I ask one of the people talking to him what his name is. They don't tell me. I plead with them, explaining that I've brought a camera back and it's just a name so that I can write it in my dream diary. They are not interested in any of my reasons. In desperation I turn to my housemate and say, 'What is your name? I don't fancy you or anything like that; I just want to know your name as I've forgotten. I want to make a note of it when I wake up in my dream diary.' He looks at me and then at the camera in my hand. I know he's not going to tell me.

I feel the dream start to fizzle and mentally call out, 'Please tell me'.


When I initially awoke in that still half-asleep state, I deemed this to be an Important Dream, probably becuase I got vaguely lucid towards the end. Now, writing it down, it seems bloody silly.  grin

It's strange how fixated I can get on names/titles etc when dreaming, as if they are the key to the whole dream. Perhaps this dream (and others like it where I'm not told whatever it is that I want to know) is telling me that these things are NOT important and not to focus so much on them. 

More singers. What's with singers? Singers sing, but they are also sewing machines. Are the dream singers sewing my dreams...? I'll give that one some thought, although perhaps it's just too cryptic to be of any use.
122  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: July 28, 2017, 15:46:57
I've gone with some friends to see a singer. She is appearing at the college we go to and so is only a short distance to travel.

The room comfortably seats about 200 people and is full. I'm sitting near the front with our group. My friend has brought her brother who I've never met before.

The singer turns up on stage and is chatting to the audience. She asks us what we'd like her to sing. No one replies so I pipe up, The Winner Takes It All by ABBA. It's the first thing that comes into my head and I reckon it's a good one to see how well she can sing.

She sings that song and then a couple of others. She's not very good, although my friends are really enjoying themselves, singing along & dancing. I look behind me and of the 200 people who were there, about 20 or so remain. It seems I'm not the only one who thinks she's rubbish.

She finishes a song and starts talking to the audience again - this time about politics. It's very boring and I start feeling short-changed and frustrated. My friend's brother is sitting next to me and we start chatting and get out a crossword to do together.

A few more minutes of political talk and I say very loudly, "Excuse me," which stops her in her tracks. In fact, the whole room hushes. "This is not what I came here to hear. I bought a ticket that said you were going to sing. You're supposed to entertain us musically."

There were a few murmurs of assent and the brother looks at me admirably.

Click out.

I'm now at home that same evening. The 'phone rings and it's my friend's brother. I say hello and wonder what he wants. He wants to meet for a date the next night at the gig at the college. I agree just to get him off the 'phone. Ideally, I wouldn't normally go into college the following day (which is a Wednesday), but now feel obliged as I've made arrangements to meet someone - someone whose name I can't even recall.

Click out.

It's the following evening and I've turned up at the gig quite reluctantly. The guy is there with my friends and I go over to meet them. He looks pleased to see me but all I can do is try to keep with the group as I honestly can't remember his name.


This was one of those boring dreams that went on far too long - 2 days to be exact!  shocked

The level of stability and consistency were prominent features - as were my actions in that I acted/reacted as I would in waking life. I can be quite a different character when I'm dreaming, but this was more like the 'real' me.

Another dream about music involving a female singer - I wonder why. I am listening to more music lately so maybe it's a simple bleedthrough. I own an ABBA CD but haven't listened to it in ages.

Another college dream too. I never went to college in waking life but I'm pretty much a permanent resident in dreamland.  cheesy
123  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Selski's Dream Journal on: July 27, 2017, 11:43:49
I sometimes dream that I'm back with my ex and in them I 'forget' that I'm with someone new. Eventually I remember and feel a sense of horrified shame that I'd completely forgotten all about them!  shocked

Last night was a similar dream, however this time I told ex that 'we are together in waking life, so there's no need to be together in dreamland as well. Let's NOT be together when dreaming, then we can have the best of both worlds' and I walked away from him.

Firstly we are not together in waking life so I've no idea why I said that (although we are still on friendly terms) and secondly I voluntarily admitted that I was dreaming - did it make me lucid? Did it nelly.  tongue

Maybe...just maybe that will be the end of the 'getting back with ex' dreams.
124  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Stillwater's Dream Journal on: July 27, 2017, 10:46:04
Thank you for the thorough explanation - great stuff!  smiley
125  Dreams / Welcome to Dreams! / Re: Stillwater's Dream Journal on: July 25, 2017, 12:04:01
Hurrah - you've started a dream journal!  grin

That's a fascinating dream - your attention to detail and dream awareness is of very high quality.

Do you interpret your dreams, or just 'let them be'? I'm curious to what you think this one might mean (if you do indeed try to make sense of them).

And if you don't mind repeating yourself (as I'm sure you've posted this elsewhere/before), what is your technique for the process of transforming an LD to a projection? Do you actively DO something or is it simply a mindset? Curious.  cool
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