This dream has been viewed 8326 times.I'm in a strange bed, but I don't seem to even notice that. I do know that I want to have an OBE, but feel frustrated because it doesn't feel like I'm even close to one [if only I had realized that I was already in the dream state!]. I do notice that I have a queasy feeling in my body, like my internal organs are sloshing back and forth a little bit. I suddenly get the idea to let my astral body "flow" out of my physical body, as if the former was made out of liquid.
It works quite dramatically -- I turn into a puddle of liquid and spill right off the bed onto the floor. Once I'm completely in one puddle on the floor, my astral body takes shape again and I stand up and begin walking through the room.
I see my two brothers asleep on mats nearby. I walk right through B___'s arm, since he has it flopped over the side of the mat on the floor. He stirs in his sleep, as if my astral form passing through his caused him to take notice on a subconscious level. He then awakens, but before I can talk to him the dream shifts to a new scene.
I'm now looking at a map with detectives that shows where a crime occurred. I realize that because I'm in the dream state, I may be able to provide psychic clues to the investigators about who did it [somehow thinking that I was talking to them in real life, even though I was aware that I was dreaming]. I have a false memory while I'm looking at the map which makes me think I know this area well. I point to a location on the map where I recall (falsely) that a hospital is located.
The map tricks me, though. Somehow as I was moving my index finger to the spot I wanted to point to, the map turned into a mirror image of itself ... which now leaves me pointing at the wrong location. The map flips several more times and I am very confused.
I go through quite a long sequence where I'm experimenting with shaking my head back and forth to wake up, and then immediately going back into the dream state again [strangely, the memory of this sequence seems to have somehow been edited from my recall this morning ... the only thing I can really remember about it now is that I discovered something amazing while doing this. Alas, I cannot now remember what it was!]. There one sequence where I shake my head and think I have awakened, when in fact I'm still in the dream [that's all I can recall now].
(shift) Dad comes by walking a large cat on a leash -- he says the cat's name is Willy. I realize that now that Mom has died, he is lonely and doesn't know what to do with himself. I go to pat the cat and he says to be careful, that it's an attack cat. But the cat lets me scratch his neck.
I get confused and start wondering why we haven't checked with Mom to see how she's doing on her own ... like she went off and rented an apartment to live in by herself. But then my thoughts clear up and I remember that she passed away in real life.
Another bout with confusion has me suddenly worried that we haven't been keeping in touch with Grandma -- is she OK living by herself and all? [in real life she died in the 1980s]. Then I remember that she, too, passed away in real life.
The dream starts to fade in quality and I realize that I'm probably close to waking up. I jump out into a deep canyon, fully expecting the action to wake me up. But instead I go into a high speed fall while spinning in rapid, tight circles.
I wake up.
Additional Comments:I think my subconscious is still having a bit of a hard time processing the fact that my mother is dead.