I dreamt my first lucid dream in a while last night. I realized I was dreaming simply by remembering myself falling asleep in bed… then suddenly I was driving in a small car that clearly I didn’t own or remember renting. I got out of the car, thinking I was going to try flying. But then I remembered I should test to see what reality checks work.
In that dream anyway, I found that the two-fingers in hand method did not work–my hand was solid. However, I found I was still able to breathe when I plugged my nose, so that’s likely a more reliable test to use. I think I was just barely under, as the sound of my CPAP came through when I plugged my nose and (successfully) took a breath. I woke up shortly after.
But then I repeated the method as I fell back asleep, and found myself in a hall full of partyers. It was a large log structure, over two stories high. I willed myself to rise up to the ceiling. I began rising, but found it harder the higher I rose. I barely got to the level of the ceiling when I needed to head back down. I was able to control my descent, until I touched the floor like a feature. I lost lucidity for the rest of the dream, the details of which are rather fuzzy.
These dreams didn’t come about by accident. This is a direct result of my knowledge in how to induce lucid dreams. I woke up in the middle of the night. As I fell asleep, I concentrated on the scenes of my last (non-lucid) dream, all the while repeating in my mind that the next time I dream, I will know I was dreaming. Goes to show the method I learned worked, at least for me.