Name: Dillon McAvoy
Where are you from?: Alabama
Was this your first lucid Dream?: Yes.
How many lucid dreams have you had?: 4
Subject: Multiple ones in one night on the first night?
So I’m a bit confused considering last Sunday was what I belive to be my first Lucid dream. I had always sought to Astral Project and learned lucid dreaming helped achieve this so I decided to attempt to master both. Well this night I didn’t intend for it to happen, didn’t even think about it. Remember this detail because it was the detail that awakened me.
I had received a laptop from a cancer group, (I’m 15) for free and only had this laptop a few weeks. That night before I went to bed the last thing I did was close the laptop and set on my night stand. After a lot of thinking about how I missed my girlfriend, I feel asleep, and began having a nightmare.
I was lying in my bed with my laptop open turned on and next to me while being choked by a demon. While I was being choked I noticed the laptop out in the corner of my eye. I said to myself that I could have sworn I set that on my night stand, then it hit me, I was dreaming. Suddenly the demon and the laptop disappeared and I was just lying in my bed. I didn’t know that I had done something this site calls a reality check, but I’m still confused as to why the demon and laptop went away.
The next thing I did was think, and then suddenly I awoke, around 5:00 in the morning and couldn’t fall back asleep due to the amount of fear and excitement that had come over me. I fell asleep maybe an hour later, and then dreamed about my girlfriend. I was laying next to her in bed, fully clothed, and she began to talk about her dream. I told my girlfriend in the past about attempting OBE (Out of Body Experience) and Lucid Dreaming, so I began to tell her about the dream I had, but only I thought it was the night before. Then I said I didn’t remember falling asleep that night, and then she froze up, and then I said to her, “Oh my God Skyy, (my girlfriend’s name), I feel like I’m dreaming.”
I began to sit and try to remember my day, then it hit me, I was dreaming, and I heard a long GONG and then she had disappeared. I was laying in her bed, without a clue what to do. Then I found myself in another dream, one with my friend Meigan, who I wasn’t all that close to. We were both famous and seemed real, I Remember my aunt being the manager for what ever we did. Well in the dream my aunt took me to the wrong room, and she had told me the room was mine, when really it was Meigan’s. Then I went to sleep, and Meigan got in the bed next to me, she turned over and screamed.
After a few moments of pitch black I awoke into yet another dream. I was dreaming about astral projection, something I have been fooling around with at least once a week. I had gotten to sleep paralysis a couple a times, but always became fearful and freakout and moved and struggled because the noises I heard freaked me out. Well, thinking I was awake I attempted to astral project. I succeeded in my dream almost instantly. Instead of happening like the articles I read explained, I was being pulled around the house with my eyes closed, I felt my hand touch the hard wood floor, which is odd because it felt real for sure, but every time I opened my eyes I was back in my bed. And I attempted this over and over again. Then I began to give up and looked over to my left, the laptop was missing. Then again I realized I was dreaming.
So I had began to experiment using the fake astral projection for an experiment, I decided to have my body lifted up, instead of pulled across the floor, and it did so. I decided I wanted to be at my grandparents house, and I ended up in the garage, only I was a lot taller. I think I had lost focus and became a zombie again, once I saw my aunt. It was weird, because now that I think about it, one distraction was all it took for me to play out the rest of my dream.
I had more dreams but none of which were Lucid. The fact that I remember them clearly is a good sign though right? I can’t believe I felt the hard wood floor, it felt so real, who wouldn’t believe they weren’t dreaming, it was impossible. I fell like I’m accomplishing something here. Although one thing about me is different, I feel so head light today, like as if some sort of weight that I actually liked is missing. I have nightmares about demons and my girlfriend dying a lot, maybe if I can master this, I can fend off what always haunts me at night, and stop it from happening. I don’t know, I feel weird about all this. Is that normal?
Lucid Dreaming Stories: Dillon, This is one of the best stories we have received here and I just want to thank you for taking the time to write it all out in this much detail and share it with us. I have had many nights like this where I will experience multiple lucid dreams, false awakenings, and false astral projections all in one night.
What is most interesting is that this was your first night experiencing lucid dreaming and you had so much lucidity through it all. This type of lucid dreaming is much more advanced but I believe that you experimenting with astral projection is what allowed you to go so far in your lucid dreams. Like you said in your story one little distraction and you forget your dreaming and everything is thrown off. Once you realize you are dreaming you must stay extremely focused to keep yourself at a high level of lucidity. This can take years to master.
That noise you are describing when attempting to have an OBE is called astral noise. For me it’s like a combination of hissing, cracking, popping, and sometimes hearing voices whisper, though it may be different for other people. I still have trouble getting through this stage sometimes but you cannot let it distract you or you will never stay relaxed enough to astral project.
I don’t think that people realize how real a dream can actually feel. Especially when you become lucid and pay attention to the feelings. I have had dreams that I can honestly say were more real than reality itself. I believe this is because our senses and emotions are heightened when we are dreaming and so it can be more intense than waking life.
Also do you think that you were actually experiencing astral projection or just dreaming that you were astral projection? Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference sometimes and takes practice.
Also I am currently writing a post about overcoming the fear of astral projection. It will help you get over the fear of sleep paralysis and also getting over the demon experience. I will update this with a link as soon as I finish it. (Sometime this month hopefully)
Anyways thanks for the story and if anyone else is reading this far then take this as an example when submitting your story. The more details you write down the more you will remember and the more vivid your lucid dreams will become.
P.S. This story is going in our Best Lucid Dreaming Story archive which I will start putting on the front page.