My First Lucid Dream

A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. During lucid dreaming, the dreamer may be able to exert some degree of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment.

So, in my story, I first lucid dream when I was 13 years old. An X-men movie “X-Men origins” was released that time and I was all thinking and visualizing myself as wolverine. Well, that’s what kids do of course.

Like anyone with a pulse, I really wanted to try lucid dreaming for myself. I wanted to feel the freedom of doing absolutely anything inside my own private virtual world. So, over the following weeks I studied lucid dreaming and read up as much as I could. I kept a dream journal and practiced a bit of meditation every time I fell asleep.

Soon, I acquired the mindset of a conscious dreamer and had my first lucid dream.

Here’s what happened:

“I’m standing in a dark room. There was no detail of what it was actually like… What is this place?” Then the next thing I saw were my hands bloodied a pair of claws coming out of the knuckles and all of a sudden, I realize, THIS IS A DREAM!

The environment surges into focus. I was totally conscious of my body and my surroundings. So, I do my reality check and feel my fingers and claws push right through the palm of my hand.

“I am so excited now, I am the Wolverine”, I ran out of the door looking to tell someone that I am Wolverine. I find a woman who I don’t recognize and than I shouted on her face. “I’M THE WOLVERINE! I’M THE WOLVERINE!” And accidentally woke myself up.”

It was a breakthrough moment for me.

For the first time ever, I “woke up” inside of my dream. It was not at all vague. I was there, it was all real. But I just made a rookie mistake. I got all excited and ran outside to meet and tell a dream character that I was lucid. That’s when the adrenaline woke me up.

Anybody can learn to lucid dream here’s how: Complete guide to lucid dreaming.

Also, if you want to know simple tips on lucid dreaming then read this: 3 Ways to Have First Lucid Dream.