Lucid Intent? Yes Lucid Technique: WBTB
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[lucid assignment: let the dream direct itself, and just go along with the plot as an extra would on a movie set. Be acutely aware of opportunities to interact with the dream characters as they arise, and in this way change the mix of the dream.]
My old car was at the dealership and I have a dream memory that it was a "Garfield." I look at the pastel green, boxy looking station wagon with nostalgia (after I woke up I was amazed at how strong this dream memory was of not only a car I never had, but of a model and make that never existed). It looks like a cross between the old "woodies" and a railroad car -- very clunky.
My whole (dream) family comes by in some kind of van or SUV. I get in and then as we're driving along, I see that my separated (dream) parents are sitting adjacent to each other, but their seats are far apart. Knowing that we're a Jewish family that has magical powers, I simply press the sides of both of their seats and the car remodels itself so that they're practically sitting on each other's laps. I want them to get back together, and so do my siblings ... who nod their approval when they see what I've done. Our parents, meanwhile, don't seem to be aware of the seating rearrangement and are now chatting with each other.
(note: one of my grandparents was Jewish, and my siblings and I have been getting back in touch with my Jewish relatives that we've lost touch with over the years)
But then there's a helicopter flying along right beside us that says "US Airways" on its side. I say, "It's flying too low!"
The helicopter dips down near a tall ship with a reenactment crew onboard, and one of the crew is caught and dragged along through the air by it.
(shift) It changes so that he is lying on the deck of the ship and his clothing is about to catch fire, smoke billowing everywhere .. and there never was a helicopter.
(shift) Now we're flying through the air using our magical powers and we land on the ship's deck and rescue the guy, which means that we have to throw him overboard.
He leaps up and points a finger at us. "Aha!" he exclaims, "we have finally caught you, you family of witches!"
We suddenly realize that he was just part of a government conspiracy to find Jewish families with magical powers, and that we'll now be turned in and punished.
I wake up and feel distressed, so I eat some yogurt and then go back to sleep.
In a new dream, I'm with a science team following whales in time lapse photography, trying to find out why they embark on the long journeys that they sometimes take. They look kind of odd from above, almost like they're more in the insect family than the mammal family. But the one we're tracking really closely is swimming like crazy. We finally read his mind somehow, and we learn that he's just swimming as far as he can and as long as he can JUST for the fun of it.
(shift) I'm watching people interact at a health club, and I think about how people don't want to make new friends because it's an inconvenience -- so it really is genuine when they actually DO make a new friend.
I wake up and think, Wow, that's probably true in a lot of cases ... but certainly not all.