By Karim © 2015
One of the things I enjoy when lucid dreaming is the ability to explore any concept or any way of being. We get the opportunity to experience our consciousness as an animal, insect, a plant or even a different human. Something that we cannot do in waking life seems possible in a lucid dream.
This particular lucid dream has all these elements in it.
In this dream, I became lucid while walking in a park.
I wanted to explore the dream environment. I noticed a mosquito that buzzed by my ears. Strangely I found the dream mosquito fascinating and was wondering, ‘What would it be like to be a mosquito?’
Before I could finish the thought, my consciousness was sucked into the mosquito. As a mosquito, I was flying through the air and my wings were moving back and forth really fast, creating the most pleasant hum! It was a very relaxing sound. This is very different than my experience of a mosquito as a human. I find the sound quite irritating when the mosquito passes close to my ears. I was quite surprised to discover the sound is quite nice from the mosquito‘s point of view.
As I approached a tree I thought again, ‘What would it be like to be a tree?’ I got immediately sucked into this large tree. I literally became the tree. It was the size of a 2 story building. My limbs became the branches, my hair the leaves. I felt tall and still. I was strangely silent. I realized trees have no thoughts. I also became aware of insects crawling up my bark. The fungus growing on some of my branches.
The bird nest taking shelter between my leaves.
My roots that go deep in the earth and anchor and stabilize me. I felt the sun shining on me and the wind blowing through my leaves/hair. I was a whole ecosystem; sustaining life and giving shelter to living organisms. Though I was just standing or being there, I was serving my environment in silence with full acceptance of what I am and what is happening around me. Not complaining. Just being present.
The experience of a tree was so fascinating! I was enjoying the silence immensely. Then one of the birds nesting in my branches took flight and so with it my consciousness shifted.
The feeling of being a bird was one of the most fascinating feelings. I felt the sense of complete freedom of flying through the air. The way I was seeing as the dream bird was very different than the way I see as a human. The field of vision is quite wide. It is very hard to explain. Maybe the closest perspective would be if you saw a photograph made by a fish eye lens.
The way the arms/wings are used for flight is something we cannot relate to as humans as well. It was very interesting to make turns and dives while flying.
In each of those instances, I found myself as an observer inside those creatures and not really trying to control the dream figures.
I then wondered about being human.
My consciousness accompanied a few humans walking in the park. Being human was quite a contrast. The mosquito, tree, and bird are quite silent in comparison to humans. I could hear the minds of people having a constant dialogue either complaining about something or other in their lives, criticizing themselves or others, thinking about the past or planning the future.
The last human I experienced was a young lady that was riding a bicycle through the park. Her mind was silent just like the tree. It was quite refreshing to be a present, silent human. She/I cycled through the park enjoying nature and the act of cycling nothing more.
As the lady made a bend in the road my consciousness exited her and I felt quite content and peaceful. I looked around and noticed I had no body. I was just an invisible consciousness without form. I looked around and I knew I could identify with any object, creature, or person around me and experience myself as them. But what was I? Who am I? At this point, I had lost my lucidity.
The question dawned on me and with it came a strange fear.
I did not know who I was. It was like a moment of temporary amnesia. I lost my personality and my memories along the way. For some reason I knew I had a primary form that I was assigned to, but I did not know where or what. The ‘not knowing’ became more disturbing so that the increasing fear woke me up and ended the dream.
Awake in bed, I was baffled. Was my true essence this invisible consciousness that can identify and experience itself as anything or anyone? The implications of this were huge. What was the difference between me, or anything/anyone else? Was there really any difference in our essence?
It was a very educational dream.