I remember my first, very vivid, lucid dream. It was really hard to accept for me at the time. The first instance that I remember was walking through our house around the age of 14-15, maybe. It started with me, just all of a sudden, walking through the house and wondering why it was so bright. Inside the house it was brighter than the brightness of a normal moon. The sky outside appeared brighter through the windows than a normal moon too. Everything seemingly had a glow to it.
I was still not aware that I was dreaming until I reached the back door. Reaching for the door knob, my hand went right through it. “Aha I thought”, this is weird. All I wanted was to be on back on the sidewalk. Then I was there instantly. It dawned on me that I was in a lucid dream! I had read about lucid dreams and now it was happening to me! At the time it was not so shocking because I realized that what I had read about it was true. I had read books by, Robert Monroe, Bruce Moen and other books referencing the subject. Now it was happening to me!
I was beginning to see parts of the bigger picture. I got quickly into exploring the now obvious lucid dream that I was having. I had fun exploring the fact that I could fly but I never ventured too far from the house. One thing I noted quickly was that flying through power lines produced a slight buzzing until I reached the top high voltage wire.
When I passed through the top high voltage line, I felt a pronounced louder buzzing with a slight tingle from that high voltage line. “Ah ha”, I thought, “the soul has substance”.
My physical body was still back in bed which did not feel so shocking until later going over memory of it. Then it dawned on me what had happened. I had gone from a lucid dream to going into an out of body experience experience. I had already come to grips with some knowledge and understanding of this phenomena, but now it was happening to me. I felt shock and awe!
I have now mastered the paralysis state by stating my intent to bypass the state of paralysis, and it works. I never feel paralysis or fear of not being able to even wiggle a finger, hand, or foot. Now, after that experience, my awareness simply “comes out” instantly. I truly understood then that we truly are more than our physical bodies just as Robert Monroe had stated in his books.
I told my mother about the being paralyzed and not able to move. She advised me, after thinking for a few seconds, that I should pray about it and it worked. She didn’t turn and look at me because she was washing dishes. It made me wonder later how much she had experienced herself!