This past few months I’ve had more Lucid dreams than I care to remember. They are downright terrifying and personally I think they should be called Lucid Nightmares and I bet they probably are but as I read more on the subject what I actually experience is called False Awakenings. You dream of waking up but in fact, of course, are still asleep. Van Eeden (1913) called these “wrong waking up” and described them as “demoniacal, uncanny, and very vivid and bright, with . . . a strong diabolical light.” They are brought on by stress and I find when I partake in foods my body doesn’t like, it’s also an added trigger. Both of these 2 items have been predominant in my life lately.
I wrote about the weirdest dream I had a few months ago,”The Hat Man/Shadow Man ” typically named as a paranormal phantom of death. Do I believe it’s paranormal?? A man in a dark long coat and wide brimmed hat standing in the bedroom in 3 different spots 3 different awake times, each getting closer and closer to the bed. No I don’t believe, at least not since I’ve had these two most recent “False Awakenings”. But I still believe in UFOs! lol..
Enough serious adult talk, now for a laugh or a scare depending on your fright level…
I awoke to a man in a black trench coat standing beside my bed, he was on the side closest to the window, I couldn’t see his face but I could make out a pointy chin and beady eyes that never left my face. I squeezed my eyes shut and told him to go away, I opened them again only to see him still standing there, not moving and a bit closer. Panic ensued with thoughts of this being real, the only way to find out if it really was real was to muster up the courage to try to reach out and touch this “thing”. Petrified, I started swinging in hopes to not have my arm stopped by a cold hairy hand. My hand hit material but nothing solid, I woke as I uttered a barely audible pathetic scream, the curtains hanging from my window still in my hand! Wow, I was almost on the verge of crapping myself! After the realization of this being a dream I sat up in bed and started laughing to myself, my poor curtain just got the tar beat out of it! Thank You Chinese food and Tim Hortons doughnuts!
A few nights after that episode my hubby brought the dog into the bedroom to put him to bed with me . Hubby said I was snoring up a storm and to get me to stop he touched my knee and I started giggling evilly, he touched my arm and I giggled more! He said at first he thought I was joking around but soon realized I must’ve been dreaming as I quit my evil giggling and quickly went back to snoring! I have no recollection of any of that! It’s kind of funny don’t you think? Giggle, Evil Giggle, Evil Giggle…
This past Sunday night I had eaten a piece of chocolate cake, bad idea! I woke up (in my dream) to wanting to reach over and turn up or change the radio station on the stereo (it must of been a good tune or a bad one). As I looked over at the stereo and in mid reach I stopped dead, there beneath the stereo’s knob was a blue wash tub full of rats scurrying around trying to get out of the tub, I pulled my arm away as quickly as I could but was horrified as the largest rat was able to stand on its back feet and stretch upward lightly brushing my arm! I kept telling myself this was a dream, just reach out and smack the rat across the room because it wasn’t real there shouldn’t be any solid resistance! I woke up, again my hand had a hold of material, this time it was my quilt! I even let out a loud grunt as my hand hit my mattress repeatedly … OK, at least it wasn’t a rat … and I didn’t assault my curtains again! lol..
I really hope I can find a food that would trigger a “Good Dream” I’ll even take a dream that doesn’t contain “Shadow Men or Rats”cause I’m getting a bit tired and need a good night’s sleep!
If you want to read more on this subject, I found this site and it was pretty interesting. https://www.susanblackmore.co.uk/articles/lucid-dreaming-awake-in-your-sleep/
Have you ever had a dream that you thought you were awake in and woke up batting something away?? Tell me about it, so I at least don’t feel too crazy! lol..