Hello. I lucid dream very rarely, but recently the times I lucid dream it's always the same one.
I actually don't know if what I'm having is a lucid dream. Everything seems pretty clear and deep, and I know it's a dream but I feel like I can't control my body.
I was wondering if someone could tell me if there was maybe some kind of meaning behind this.
I appear to be in a very quiet, empty place. Everywhere I look is grey, it feels like I need to blink or squint a couple of times because everything is just that one shade.
After a moment or two, I turn around(and that's one of the things I remember ALWAYS doing in this dream: turning around.) and see in the distance a tree with a leopard sat under it. Looks as though it's quite a bit away from where I'm stood, but I know what it is. The tree has pale pink flowers coating it's branches. Looks nice. The leopard doesn't seem to be doing anything, it's just sat there staring at me.
So, I start waking towards this odd pairing. I feel happy as soon as I take the first step towards the tree and leopard. The leopard doesn't seem to be a threat and from where I'm stood I don't think of it as an issue. I come close to a point where I begin to admire the tree's petals slowly fluttering down to meet the leopard sat beneath it.
It's around this point I stop myself to understand that the closer I got to the tree, the more petals were falling. I can feel my face dropping to a more shocked, serious expression as if I'd witnessed a murder take place or something.
Now the tree looked somehow darker, and less attractive.
It was wilting as the distance between us grew shorter, and I knew this. I didn't feel happy anymore.
I've had this dream on more than two occasions now. (I guess that doesn't seem like a lot but I hardly ever remember dreams but I remember this one perfectly so it's stuck with me)
The reason I doubt this was a lucid dream is because I am led to believe you have full control over your body in those kinds of dreams.
In this dream that was not the case, but I felt as if I was watching myself move without having any control; or I only have control over my facial expressions and the mood I was in. Everything I saw looked clear to me.
Thinking back to the dream now I wonder what might've happened if I'd gotten closer. My body stops itself before that can happen and freezes up, and then I just wake up.
Sorry if this was boring to read, but I'm really interested in knowing if this has any meaning behind it.
Pic somewhat related.
Maybe this isn't a lucid dream?
Lucid dreams are when you are fully aware you are dreaming and you can control your environment. The level of clarity is unrelated.
Anyways, it's hard to guess when it means but maybe it has to do with someone / something not living up to expectations. Or you headed down a path in life you thought you wanted but it didn't turn out that well? I don't know.