Today is a day off for me, so when I woke up and laid in bed with my eyes closed and noticed that the dreams were still playing, I decided to let them continue to roll on while I lay there awake.
After the same dream kept replaying itself in different ways, I noticed that an old woman was usually standing behind me and to my right, observing the dreams. I didn’t bother to ask her who she was, I just jumped right to my main question: “Why am I seeing these things?”
She answered, “You need to resolve these situations to your own satisfaction.”
So I laid there for about two hours — about the length of going out to see a movie, I figured — letting the dreams go on and trying to understand and somehow “resolve” them. The old woman was always there, so every once in a while I turned to her and asked her another question. She willingly answered everything I asked.
“I don’t understand, why do I keep losing things?”
“This is a dream,” Bec said. “Things have a way of coming and going.”
“Oh yeah, right, right,” I said, gently poking the chair next to me like Monk. “It always seems so real.”
“Do you need to get some sleep?”
“No, I’m good now. I just got lost in it for a moment. Let’s do something.”
And thus the adventure began ...
(A little story based on a dream from March 12, 2015.)
I sometimes think the quality of the lucid dream environment (aka, the dream holodeck) isn’t quite like it is back here in the physical world, but during lucid dreams the last two mornings I’ve been walking around and exploring the details, and I keep saying,“Man, this is good.” The environment is so life-like I have to keep checking my hands to make sure I’m asleep.