By: Awakingspirit | Location: USA
I just experienced the strangest dream and sudden awakening I have ever had. It has been a long day for me as I was up by 4am with very little sleep. I went through various body and fluid tests today and found myself to be completely worn out by the time I got home. I decide to take a nap on the couch and fell asleep almost instantly.
As I was sleeping I began to dream, but the dream was unlike any I've ever had before. During this dream it was like I was watching an infomercial over and over, probably 5 times, the same exact thing each time. The infomercial was explaining how to do something and was stressing that the way to do it was very important and that I had to carefully follow the steps they were explaining. During this I felt motionless and like I was being held there and made to watch it. As the infomercial repeated itself again and again I began to become aware of it and able to control myself enough to sarcastically yelled out "play it again, I still don't get it".
Suddenly the infomercial stopped and I gained a new sense of the place I was at in my dream. I was in a room full of my close friends. It was the happiest place I could think to be. Everyone was laughing and joking around and you could feel the happiness in the Air. The pleasure of this dream was unlike any dream I've had before. Just as I began to feel this overwhelming happiness, there were 2 firm and omniscient claps that sounded like they came from someone outside the dream but that was fully aware of what was going on. I was awoken immediately regardless of the pleasantness of the dream.
I've read many stories and things online about people hearing noises that wake them up that arent actually there, but just a part of there subconscious. This was nothing like they describe. I knew the claps weren't in the "real world", but I can't help feeling very strange about them. The claps didn't seem to have come from around my physical body but I am almost certain they were an outside force of my spiritual or dream state .
The second half of dream was very pleasant possibly the most pleasant dream I've ever had in my entire life. It felt like I had full control and with that acquired a deep sense of nirvana by creating a heaven like environment to surround myself with..... Once I woke up I felt like there was a controlling force beyond my dream spectrum that had woken me up. The claps were very sudden but stern and omniscient. It felt like there was an outside force that didn't want me to reach that lucid state of my dream and wanted to control my very dream itself. After waking up I had a weird feeling like something had control of me for a minute and that the claps were a way of forcing me back to my physical body. Very similar to a hypnotist waking someone in their hypnotic state using claps or snaps of their finger. I couldn't shake this feeling that someone had manipulated my dream.
I tried to think of as many details of the dream as possible, I remember that while watching the infomercial it was like I was being told how to do something but I can't remember exactly what it was informing me of. I felt almost forced to watch the screen and couldn't look away or have much mobility until I became fully aware of the situation. I feel very strange about the dream and feel like the claps were coming from outside my dreams but not my existing physical reality. Has anyone else ever experienced anything similar or have a possible explanation for the events I went through???