Midget Goats & Apocalyptic Nightscapes

ParkeHarrison-LucidDreamE-1Nightmares are simply outside influences indulging our subconscious, right? The evening news. The fight with your family member. That pizza you ate at midnight…

Or are they?

I’ve never been a lucid dreamer, am jealous of those that are, and almost want to deny the possibility. But I’ve been thinking [I know, I know…I’m sorry].

Any time someone has mentioned this amazing ability to change their dreams, its been a bad or weird dream—a nightmare. People don’t change the good ones, they let them run their courses, uninterrupted. Perhaps that means we’re supposed to change the bad outside of dreams—the influence that caused it. Stop eating pizza at bedtime and the faceless man will stop chasing me. Stop letting the Ex rile me up and the brakes won’t fail on that curve. Except, like us, the dreams change. Usually daily. So how do you match reality to its Freudian nightmare?

You don’t. You can’t. It’s almost, if not downright, impossible. So if you can’t stop the non-productive nightmares about midget goats and apocalyptic nightscapes (because, let’s face it, some nightmares are good and become muse food, others are just a bad waste of time) and you don’t have the wonderfully magic and almost fable-like ability to change them in progress, what’s left?

Lucid living. Change what you can regarding what you allow to bother you. What worries you. What eats at your intestines or chews away at your esophagus. Eat a little better. Sleep a little longer. And smile, nay laugh, daily. Because shadows and monsters have always been terrified of that which they cannot understand… and happiness confuses the hell out of them.

Lucid living to control the irrational imagination and nighttime wanderings of our subconscious. Sounds like a plan… let the experiment begin =)

*image stolen borrowed from J.L. Schnabel’s Blood Milk.

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