It's been awhile since I've done a dream diary post. I guess it's been awhile since I've had a dream that had significant enough impact on me to feel it worth mentioning. Well, the dream I had last night, as in Sunday morning, was one of those dreams that got my attention.
It's weird because something happened different in this dream that I don't recall happening before. In this dream I remember being consciously aware that I was dreaming. Well, that in itself is not new, as I have had lucid dreams before, but what was different this time is that at the moment of this realization, like a bolt of lightning my attention traveled at what felt like the speed of light to the object of my attention.
In this case, I was at what appeared to be a shopping mall at night, somewhere I don't recall ever being before, which was populated by various people shopping in the shopping mall. Keep in mind I have not been to a shopping mall in many years, so it's not like I was just at a mall recently and dreaming about it. So no idea why I was dreaming about being in a mall, but that's where I was.
Anyway, in this dream as soon as I had this realization of being fully conscious that I was dreaming, I notice a person in the dream, a person in the mall that I was looking at, and my consciousness traveled directly to this persons face, like I was first looking at them from afar, way across the room, and was instantly transported to their face hovering in front of it. I won't tell you what happened exactly next, because it's personal, but I did it again to another person, like I was experimenting with this new feature of dreaming I figured out, how to travel at the speed of light riding the waves of thought.
The dream continued onward. As I explored this new environment it became ever more apparent that this place I was exploring was real. It seemed like the point of what I was doing was, once becoming conscious that I was dreaming the next step was to closely watch everything around me, to study it and to test its validity, to test its reality or lack of thereof. I remember that was the point of zooming my consciousness closer to this dream person, it was to analyze it, to test the accuracy of what lie before me, was it real, or fake, were these shadow people, figments of imagination, or something more substantial, something as real as normal waking life, real physical reality? And the strange thing is that at the time, while dreaming and being aware that I was dreaming, it felt as real as it is right now as I type this.
When I woke up, it suddenly felt so faraway, and so intangible, like the dream it was. It makes me wonder if dreams have the potential of being portals to parallel universes where you live out alternate existences that coexist at the same time, similar to the idea of time travel and that of past and future lives and afterlives.
It's real, but occupying a different dimension of time and space, like the twilight zone, and when you visit these places from the perspective of the dream dimension, you're visiting them in a similar fashion to what would occur if you were visiting another planet in our physical dimension using a robot or a drone technology, your attention is there, you're seeing it through the eyes of a camera as if you were there, but at the same time you are someplace else, in this case you're here on the planet earth in the year 2020 surfing the apocalypse, existing in multiple dimensions at once.