This was copied from the "First Experience" topic.
I have had many lucid dreams before, but this was more close to SOBT, so I will post that.
I had several dreams last night because of a buzzing mosquito and a trip to the toilet at 1:45 am.
One dream was of my brother. He was in my bedroon at my parent's house and keeping me from sleeping because he was reading sanskrit with the lights on. I complained to my mother.
Another dream was of a young kid who wanted to see my ebook reader. I resisted and then showed him how it worked. It did not work properly in the dream, which is normal.
Next, I was woken up by that same kid. He opened the door and started putting his hand in my face and then he left. After that, I realized that I was in the phase and slowly got up...not to move my real body...but I was in the phase already, so it did ot matter!
I touched the groung and wall to deepen. It felt like I was wearing gloves. I went into the next room which felt like a college dormitory scene. The next room was a kitchen. I remembered my task of looking in the mirror, but there was no mirror. I then said to myself outloud as I looked away, "When I look back at this wall, I will see a mirror." I did not see a mirror, but I could see my reflection on the refridgerater door which had turned into a mirorr.
I saw that my face was different and darker. I noted this difference to myself. In retrospect, it was my brother's face. I was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt which had writing on it. It was something my brother would wear in his university time. I have not worn regular clothes in over ten years though. (I wear robes). I tried to read the words which were backwards in the mirror reflection. It read something like....(reversed for easier typing)
University of Kxjdurskskww
I could not read the last word and fouled.
I woke up with a heavy breath and I was too awake to reenter.
As I get some more success, I thought it would be good to share my experiences with the rest of you who have helped, for those who are learning and for Michael who wrote SOBT.
Last night I had some more sucesses.
I was on my day off..but I had a tick in my armpit during the middle of the night. I was so tired, I decided to wait until the morning. However, that led to interrupted sleep and many dreams.
One dream of course was about the tick. I woke up at about 4:00 am and pulled the tick out, made sure he was alive and then flicked him outslide. As I went to sleep,I thought about if I should try for the phase or not and fell asleep.
I had a dream about someone bothering me while I was sleeping and got up only to realize it was a dream. I was in my childhood bedroom. I bent down to deepen to feel the carpet below. Again, it felt like I was wearing gloves so I tried peering at the pattern in the rug. I kept changing my focus point, but I think because it was a crisscross harring-bone pattern my mind did not get real new subject material to keep interest. The patterns meshed and blurred and I lost consciousness after it went blank. I'll have to remember to pick a better object for peering. I also should have kept touching the floor while peering at it.
In the same night, a dream ended and I started to rub my hands. Although, I was half out, I thought I was awake and stopped.
Later, I was rubbing my hands again. It felt sooo real. I was certain that I was moving my real hands. For some reason though, I decided to get up. There was no separation of two bodies. I just got up and I was in the phase.
I was back in my old bedroom. I tried to do a reality check before deepening which was a mistake, but I did not know if I was in the phase or not. It was so real.. I tried to put my finger through soom wood. I could not do it. I lost the phase after that.
It seems that I need more practice in knowing if I am moving my real body or not. I guess this is a common phase people go through. (pardon the pun).