Transform the lucid dream body – and live a richer, more fabulous life
One of the many wonderful things about the lucid dream body is its ability to shapeshift. Many lucid dreamers have experienced themselves as different animals, plants, or geographical features. It’s quite something to feel your human shape transform into something else, and it can be startlingly realistic on a sensory and kinaesthetic level.
As a lucid dream eagle, I’ve felt the weighty flap of my wings at take-off and my body balancing on the air currents. In a lucid dream where I transformed into a dolphin, I experienced the powerful surge of my body underwater and the sun glinting on the tops of the waves as I leapt out of the sea.
I’ve lucid dreamed of being a bouncy ball, a point of light, an expanding star, and a floating eye, and I’ve had many entirely bodiless lucid dreams.
Once while dreaming I recalled a friend of mine saying, “Freud says everyone has an inner tree.” Wondering what my inner tree looked like, I glanced down at my dream body and saw a vibrantly glowing green tree inside it! I breathed through that tree; it was a fully oxygenated, alive part of my body, inseparable from my cells and my blood. I was the tree and the tree was me. “Wow,” I thought. “Freud was right!”
On rare occasion, we can even find ourselves inhabiting two different dream bodies simultaneously. Once at university, I was working on an essay at my desk and felt so bored of it that I rested my head on my arms and began to fall asleep…
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What kind of experiences have you had with your dream body? Have you tried shapeshifting into an animal, plant, or geographical feature? Have you experimented by becoming a giant, or seeing if you can make your arms grow into Mr. Tickle arms? There are so many fun things to try. Disappearing atom by atom is a good one, too!
In this video, I share some of my thoughts on and experiences with the lucid dream body.