Lucid Dreaming Book Challenge Day #3: No Rest for the Weary

I got to bed later than I wanted to last night as my dog Kip got sick and we had to call the vet and determine whether to make a late night emergency trip. You know that third eyelid that dogs have? His were basically stuck closed. He pretty much looked like a demonic dog and he was very lethargic.  It turns out that he was dehydrated. We gave him some water with chicken broth and he perked right up and the strange eyelid thing stopped. He’s a beagle.  Why am I telling you this?  Because I was tired and didn’t get up in the middle of the night for my dream recall like I wrote I was going to earlier. It’s late again tonight and I have to get up at 6:30. It’s hard to focus in on learning lucid dreaming when you aren’t getting enough rest! I’m also feeling like this 30-day blog post writing challenge is a big hassle. It’d be great if I didn’t a million other things going on had more time to relax, read and reflect and deliver a nice, well written and insightful piece on lucid dreaming. Instead, you are getting this. Despite it all, I’m going to continue doing the 30-day challenge as that’s what I said I was going to do, and it’s important to me to follow through. So tonight? I’m going to have less then six hours of sleep as it is and I need eight, so I’ll be recording my dreams in the morning as I am sitting at my work desk waking up with my coffee. I’m going to start notating the dream signs in the dreams I record. Dream signs are clues that I am dreaming that I would have perceived if the more rational part of my brain was active during the dream, as it is in waking life. For instance, if I saw the demon/imp-like creature I saw in my dreams last night in waking reality, it would occur to me that something really odd is up. However, in my dream I followed it into a house, but then refused its requests to go into the basement. I’m guessing in waking life I would have been long gone, running down the street by then. So the more I can consciously observe that “Oh, I dreamed of my grandmother that passed away. The next time I see her in a dream I will remember to recognize that I am dreaming”, it will increase my chances that I will recognize these dream signs while dreaming, and then become lucid. See you tomorrow, Darby

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