This was my last dream of the night, so it was around 6 am. At first, I was in a hypnagogic state watching shapes and patterns come and go. A small box appeared in the dark, looking like a TV screen. It morphed into a hyper-real winter scene. I knew immediately that I could become lucidly aware. Then I asked the image to enlarge to fullscreen.

Sandra L. Mayer – Making A Snow-Scene Lucid & Asking Questions in Lucid DreamingMaking A Snow-Scene Lucid & Asking Questions

I’m at my brother‘s house and we are outside. It seems like a storm has just passed. We see animals that don’t really belong there, like big frogs and deer. I see a baby deer and it has baby frogs and crocodiles on its back. That’s when things start getting weird; that’s when figure I’m in a dream.

Lucid305 Lucid –  Lady of the Lake in Lucid DreamingLady of the Lake

This wake-induced lucid dream (WILDS) took place during a long, three-hour, daytime nap, so the room was not very dark at all. I believe the light in the room influenced this dream, which I’ll talk about later. For a week or so prior to this dream, I had been having episodes of insomnia and poor dream recall. My journal has a gap in the record and I was starting to grow concerned. My last lucid dream had been exactly a month ago.

Sandra Mayer – Pretty Lucid In Pink in Lucid DreamingPretty Lucid In Pink

On December 13, 2015, around midnight, I was lying on my mom’s sofa. I had spent the last hour trying to consciously connect with my inner self to find answers to personal questions, using a process known as “image streaming”. This involves first asking a clear question aloud to the Inner Self, followed by a request to the Inner Self for it to immediately send a mental picture into the conscious awareness.

Joshua Beam – Dreamers Gateway in Lucid DreamingDreamers Gateway

On December 13, 2015, around midnight, I was lying on my mom’s sofa. I had spent the last hour trying to consciously connect with my inner self to find answers to personal questions, using a process known as “image streaming”. This involves first asking a clear question aloud to the Inner Self, followed by a request to the Inner Self for it to immediately send a mental picture into the conscious awareness.

Yves – First Encounter in Lucid DreamingFirst Encounter

I dreamed that I boarded a NYC bus in a neighborhood that looked like a fantasy version of Brooklyn. It was very hilly with tightly-packed, exquisite apartment houses. The bus took a sudden turn and headed up a straight, steep road. I could hear the bus driver downshifting as the vehicle groaned its way to the top.

Sandra Mayer – Lucid Art Space & Magical Hands in Lucid DreamingLucid Art Space & Magical Hands

This started as a regular sort of dream involving a large old house. Starting to climb the exterior staircase on the back of the house, I was immediately questioning how narrow it was, having to turn sideways to squeeze my way up. “Why would anyone design such a ridiculous staircase?”

Melanie – My First and Most Lucid Dream in Lucid DreamingMy First and Most Lucid Dream

I’ve never had a lucid dream before this one, but my older brother talked about them a bit when I was in high school so I knew what they were. It occurred on August 29, 2016.

Emily Anne Zalasky – The Man in the Brown Hat in Lucid DreamingThe Man in the Brown Hat

After 7 months of trying to have an out-bodyexperience or lucid dream, I finally have my first lucid dream today. It really was an amazing experience! It began like this:

At first I was dreaming that I was in a car. I was sitting in the backseat with two people; the man who driving the car was my uncle.

Ahmed Elrofaie – Searching For My Life’s Purpose in  Lucid DreamingSearching For My Life's Purpose

I‘ve had several interesting experiences looking in the mirror in a lucid dream. This last week I had another mirror encounter in a lucid dream:

I am in a room with my mother. I am walking around and I notice a mirror on the wall. I come over and look in the mirror.

Sonia Estima – Mask in the Mirror in Lucid DreamingMask in the Mirror

I am living in an apartment which is reached by the outside wooden stairs. There is noise of other tenants all around me, even though I am alone. In fact, the entire dream was filled with background noise – a constant hum I could not get away from. There is a sense that I‘ve only moved into this apartment not too long ago. Along one wall, there is a beautiful mosaic picture. It is all done in white and grays, depicting a vase of flowers. I decide not to put anything else around it, since that would detract from it.

Lidia Adaman-Tremblay Date, Hoodoo, Steve in Lucid DreamingTremblay Date, Hoodoo, Steve

This was a multi-part dream–mostly very lucid and semilucid.

The first dream took place in an 18th century interior space. There were lots of art objects, old furniture, and two large oil paintings–one of a person hugging a massive, black horse. I somehow realized that I was dreaming. I decided to make a color sketch of the horse painting. I had a dream pad and dream paint that splattered and sparkled when it hit the dream paper. The horse that I drew turned into a 3-D boar’s head.

Sandra Mayer Lucid ‘I Spy’game, Workmen & Paradise in Lucid Dreaming StoriesLucid 'I Spy'game, Workmen & Paradise