Brendan Moran – Starting Off Simple in Lucid Dreaming


I “woke up” in my dream, knew I was dreaming and decided that I wanted to experiment to see where I could go in my dream. I remember my mind filling up with ideas of traveling to the moon or Area 51 to see the UFOs they have there, but I settled on a simple experiment. I told myself, “Let’s start off simple” and see where this goes.


I said to myself, “I want to go to a time when I was a young child and see my mom and siblings.” In an instant I was transported to a scene where I was an invisible observer. I think this was in the early 70s and my mom was in her 20’s, thin, and she had a hairstyle common to that era. She had jeans on and a colorful blouse. I saw myself, as a young boy, probably around 7 or 8 years old. My brother and my two sisters were there as well.


My siblings all being there helped me figure out how old I must have been, because we are all about 2 years apart and I‘m the oldest. I had blond hair, my brother too. My mom was there talking with her girlfriend. This was one of my mom’s best friends. I remember her very well, she also looked very young with a 60s or 70s hairstyle. They both seemed very happy.


The next morning I woke up and wrote my dream down. It was the first time that I was able to control my dream and I wanted to continue to explore this.