Brian Linn – May 25 2009 Back to High School in Lucid Dreaming
I recently was dreaming that I was back in high school and was wandering through the halls there. I was very aware of the fact that I had a baseball game that day. Then, suddenly, as I was walking down the hall with one of my good friends (and my current roommate), I came to the realization that I was dreaming. This, like usual, happened without a clear trigger, just more of a general sense that everything didn’t feel quite right. The realization was, however, very intense and exciting.
As I was in conversation with my friend during this, I immediately shared it with him by saying something like “Woah, wait. I just realized we’re in a dream!” Or, “I’m in a dream and you’re a character in my dream right now!” He, to my pleasant surprise, became very excited as well. My next thought, as it always is in these situations, was ‘what should we do now, now that we can do anything theoretically?’ I confided in my friend with this question and we pondered a little as we walked.
As we came across another good friend, for some reason, we decided to engage him in an outrageous/obnoxious conversation. We decided to do this to test the waters in this suddenly limitless atmosphere. After that, I slowly became less lucid after having the urge to approach everyone with the question “What does it feel like to be a character in my dream right now?” I don’t distinctly remember much else as I gradually slipped back into a normal dream state before waking up. Nothing too excited happened, but it was certainly one of my longer lucid experiences.