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My First SP Experience

by szali

This morning my dream had an episode when I was opening a locker and finding things I made when I was a child (drawings, etc). (This locker now seems to have been my deep memory.) Then I was going to put these things into a folder to bring home with me but when I tried to grab the folder, it was gone. So then I realized I must be dreaming. There was a girl in the room whom I found beautiful and knew a long time ago, so I turned to her to kiss her.

But just before I would do that, my dream started falling apart and I slowly started to wake. It was a gradual process, not a usual awakening. It lasted several seconds. In some moment, I was still feeling her in my arms, but at the same time, I was back in my bed and could see some real things in my room. At one moment, my dream completely disappeared, and I could sense the real world.

But, for some seconds, I saw phosphenic hallucinations, which manifested as polygons around or instead of objects. For example, the chandelier seemed angular and strangely gleaming. It was a little bit scary, but absolutely not much.

At the same time, I was completely paralyzed as if some heavy thing pushed down my body and I could not move. After trying for some seconds to move myself, I could finally tilt my head and then suddenly I was completely awake. I was very excited and a bit afraid, even thinking whether I am now really awake or not. Of course I was pretty sure I was then fully awake but still had a very little doubt.. what if I'm not? So I opened my door and got outside my room, still having a distant thought I would encounter a mummy or zombie on my way... :D

After all, this whole event was absolutely not bad, maybe because I already knew it is a normal possibility after someone have had lucid dreams. It was rather an interesting, new experience for me.

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