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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

i dont beleive theres an "offical" way to do MILD, Just do whatever works for you!

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

I just go right back to sleep.. i don't even get up from bed! grin

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Thanks all for the reply. I think that i'm going to write my dream after wake up, and then practise MILD, because last night when i wake up and stay in bed recallling my dream i just fall asleep, hehe.

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

I record my dreams when I wake up, and as I'm falling asleep tell myself Im going to have a lucid dream. Its been working pretty well.

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

BTW, I guess that when Beersheba said about writing dream, getting up, etc., he meant MILD after WBTB. It'd more propable because he said about dreading DJ. You can do like that, then MILD supported by WBTB will give bigger chanse of having LD yes

And sapmangat was right... do MILD like works for you


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

we'll there's one important thing i keep in mind; i read it in EWLD today (and overlooked it in the past).

But LaBerge claims autosuggestion en MILD differ in the following way: If you put much intentional effort (try hard) in MILD the outcome is probably positive because prospective memory thrives on motivation; but if you put much intentional effort in autosuggestion the outcome will likely be negative:

The argumentations for this are somewhat like this:
If you put too much intentional effort in your auto suggestion, in other words, if you really expect to LD tonight, and you fail, you'll get a negative association with autosuggestion ('it won't work anyway'); you wont truly believe it works anymore.

whereas with MILD intentional effort is a good thing; the more you really plan to recognise the dream; the more motivation you have and the better your prospective memory does his job.

I thought I'd share this with you because "trying too hard" is also sometimes a problem; and the advice is often too let it alone a few days or weeks...


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

"You can perhaps try to wake up without an alarm clock by using autosuggestion."

What's auto suggestion?


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

auto suggestion is telling yourself you will wake up and your subconscious obeys.

(just like you can tell yourself you will know you are dreaming etc)



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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

ok, I was originally going to try WILD, but while convincing myself that I was just asleep in my bed and that the old hag wasn't real, in my dreams I would notice I wasn't in my bed and do a RC, so MILD seems to be what my subconcious likes to do.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007  Reply with quote

Auto-suggestion has been failing for me for a whole week.. so I'll try this method next plotting

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PostPosted: Sat 05 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I'm only three days into this, and my DR isn't well. Can you practice DR and MILD at the same time, or do I have to start with DR ? If you can, how? confused

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PostPosted: Sat 05 May, 2007  Reply with quote

philip1201 wrote:
I'm only three days into this, and my DR isn't well. Can you practice DR and MILD at the same time, or do I have to start with DR ? If you can, how? confused
You can start trying to get your Dream Recall better while trying MILD at the same time.

There is a topic about remembering dreams here. Some forms of trying to get your dream recall better has a lot in common with MILD. Since MILD is a form of autosuggestion and autosuggestion can be used to remember your dreams. (tell yourself that you are dreaming)

When using MILD, you could also adjust the mantra to what you want. For example you can say "In my dream I will realise that I'm dreaming and I will remember this dream" instead of "In my dream I will realise that I'm dreaming". You don't have to use these, but I hope you got the point.


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PostPosted: Sat 05 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Ok, thanks Sandra!

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PostPosted: Thu 24 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I think too often MILD is confused with autosuggestion.

Autosuggestion is one dimensional - you repeat to yourself a phrase such as "tonight I will have a lucid dream".

MILD is multidimensional it includes:
    dream recall
    identifying dreams signs
    prospective memory - the next time X happens
    visualization
    intent
    focus


The description of the technique in ETWOLD is the best instruction I have read.

When I am lazy I do use autosuggestion. But majority of my LDs result from MILD. smile



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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

Does anyone here do a MILD right before they go to sleep...i mean like at your regular bedtime. Would it work if u perform MILD at your regular bet time cuz i hate waking up in the middle of the night and try a technique because im just to tired to focus on the technique. So plz answer my question because i wanna perform MILD tonight! Thanx! smile

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