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I Dreamt That I Was Dead. Lucid Dream

by Jamie
(New Mexico)

I dreamt that I was terminally ill and I was like that isn't that bad because I'm done with living. Told em I was suicidal but not willing for it to be by my hand so they ODed me on barbiturates or whatever it is.

I went to some lovely place in the mountains with the most beautiful current and the water and rocks were so gorgeous. That's where I got fitted for a coffin. I got into the coffin and they gave my the injection. I choked once and saw all the stars in the galaxy align and then I saw my body broken down and it was only for a second and then I was where people go after I guess.

There were stairs leading I don't know where but I heard my dads voice in the hall and opened a door and found my mum. I asked other people what they saw and they all saw really beautiful things. I wanted to cry with how beautiful it was.

In my dream I rationalized that your brain fluids with dmt when you die and I just knew that that was why I saw the stars so vividly. I was happy to be dead. Really sincerely happy. I was really disappointed when I woke up. I was angry that I woke up back in the same life.

I don't understand this. I usually don't even remember my dreams until something reminds me of it but this one was so real that I can't get it out of my head.

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