Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

I was at home, and took out the cookies that I had purchased from the store.  I bit into them, knowing that they were Raisin Oatmeal, and bit into them.

I knew it was a dream.  I would never knowingly buy Raisin Oatmeal, and I always check.

I was curious to see if I could taste them.  Disgusting.  OK, they weren’t that bad.

Why I Take “Free Food” As An Insult

I was at the dinner table with my family.  The dishes kept coming out to the table, and I held back on the amount that I ate because I did not want to eat it all.  That’d be considered rude, and make it so that there was not enough food for anyone else.

After the last dish was finished, everyone got up from the table and it was claimed, by no one in particular, that the perfect amount of food had been made.  I didn’t particularly care, but as you could read by how this story is going that I was still hungry.  I didn’t care because I have little patience for not being served enough food, and I got my keys to go out.

“Where are you going?” My Mother asked.  I told her I was going out to get a pizza.  This made her angry, and since it was a dream we started tossing containers of spices across the room.  They smashed and glass exploded everywhere. While I lived with my parents I had a history of hoarding food in my room.

I went to get my cats and leave.  My visit was over.

Two things to note:

*The same goes for a visit to my grandparents, or a “free meal” given by employers.  If I can’t eat my fill I would rather not be imposed by your food.  I feel that leaving for more food would be an insult to you, and I take it as an insult that you are wasting my time.

*I eat more than twice what the average person does in a sitting, and I eat the same in a sitting regardless of whether I eat a meal once every three days, or three times a day.  When I have been working out all bets are off.

I take my personal bias and do not make a big deal about it when food is offered.  They are trying to be nice, and I accept their efforts.  Not to mention culturally “free food” is highly accepted with gratitude, with me being the exception.  Dreams such as this are a constant reminder to be wary of visiting my parents.

Sleeping on Neuro

When I first saw Neuro’s drink with the title of sleep, I found it to be so amusingly cute that I knew I wanted to try it.

 

I found that I had let myself slip a good week without dreams before the first time I tried it, and I found that Neuro magically made my sleep feel more relaxed.  I had some pretty enjoyable dreams, and woke up with an extra spark.

I’d recommend trying it out.  Especially if you’re like me and have a messed up sleep cycle.

Defeating the Nightmare: Teeth

Dream experts say that one of the most common recurring mightmare is loose teeth, teeth falling out, dentists, and similar problems. (What percent of facts are made up on the spot?)

Personally, I had braces for ten years, an only had them taken off finally after my teeth roots started to deteriorate!  And with teeth being such a huge part of life for everyone, and a good set is basically considered required as far as parents are concerne when they prioritize getting teeth straightened and leave them to fend for themselves when it comes to paying for college.  I give a huge shout out to Becky G for defeating the “straight teeth are required to be considered attractive.”

Back on topic, I had a dream where my teeth started to twist and threatened to fall out.  I wouldn’t consider this dream a nightmare, or any teeth related dreams- and here’s why.  I remained calm.  Remaining calm will make any dream suitable, and I did what I thought was best in the situation.  I went to a mirror an pushed them back into place.  When I started twisting them back into place I recognized the weirdness of the situation and it led to a nice lucid dream.

If you are having tooth troubles in your dream just make sure to follow the same procedures that you should perform if you were awake:

  • Remain calm – worry about whether or not you lose teeth later, worrying now will only cause you more trouble.
  • Know that over-reacting will cause more stress and more damage.  The damage, if any, is already done, and worry about that in the immediate will not provide any benefit.
  • Consult a dentist who will help you regardless of the situation
  • With modern technology you will find a solution that may hurt your wallet, but is nothing to die over.

If you have a reaction in place that you will perform while awake will provide you with a natural, stress free, answer that will make it so that your “nightmares” are boring rather than unpleasant.

Semi-Conscious Actions

Controlling a lucid dream is about as easy as having a conversation with someone who can read minds.  Rather than having a distinction between what is being thought and the dream itself, instead the dream is part of the mind itself

I want to point out that there is a difference between what I think and what is part of the dream.  Similar to what I think and what I do while awake, there is a boarder, or distinction between what I think and what I “see” or “do” in the dream.

The difference between the “awake” reality and the “dream” reality is that every action is semi-conscious.  I figure that this is because the dream will continue with itself, by itself – but can be influenced by a conscious mind.

I tried to keep a blank mind, and state what I wanted to see, and I was surpirsed to see that it worked.

Listen to the ENTIRE assignment 

Rather than just plotting to follow along. Here’s why.

This specific story part of the dream starts with this meeting, or this class, where they explain the entire assignment, but for some reason I don’t pay attention to it!

I run across J as the class concluded, and I guess this job started right after the “class.”

You will have to complete the circuit in two and a half minute quarter mile pace.”

“That’s easy, not even worried at all.”

“Yeah,no, that time includes everything.” J scrambles away. … Whoever is given that rotating position at work (How I met her) is always scrambling.

I go up the stairs.  Andrew is taking pictures of Pokemon cards. It is the first time he has been in one of my dreams. (My elder brother). I just watch him, and then follow him as he goes down the stairs.

As I walk towards the door he says, “you need the 8 cards to put on the towers.”

There is a set of cards on the wall which I grab.

“That’s more than eight…”

“I’ll put the ones I don’t use back.”

“The pictures….”

“Just go, I’ll figure it out for myself.”  I can run faster than him, I’ll catch up and pass him easy enough.  Up the stairs I set the cards down to take pictures.  I don’t know if I need eight seperate Pokemon, and when I look at the cards j only have six.  The rest are the same few Pokemon in different poses, different elements.

Then I just think the dream is stupid, waste of time, something I don’t care to continue.  And the dream concludes.

Falling Back Asleep

So maybe you almost fell asleep and something worke you up, or you woke up in the middle of a dream.  You have two choices, and each have their own benefit.

1) Work backwards through the dream remembering and writing down each detail.  This helps with memory and will help you remember your current and future dreams.

2) Continue the dream similar to how you would force start the dream of your choice.  For example, if you are driving down a road and you wake up, you can continue driving down the road.  DO NOT OPEN YOUR EYES.  Opening your eyes will bring in your other senses and cement you into consciousness.  If you instead just continue with your imagination you can slip back into your dream state.

Although you should realize that if you become successful with this technique you will not remember the dream when you wake.

Pff. I honestly would rather prefer to remember my dreams than have a mild sleep dissorder that makes it hard to wake up…