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Alaky
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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011  Reply with quote

ZRVera wrote:
Keep your hopes up! You'll get it eventually. It just takes some longer than others.

The thing about techniques is that they're not always set in stone... You have to personalize them and make them your own. I'm always thinking about ways to adjust techniques that might work better with myself and my brain. That can take time too, so keep a positive outlook! wink5


Ok Thank you for all thoose tip! smile



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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011  Reply with quote

Also, you are keeping a dream journal, right? It's absolutely necessary to write down every single tidbit of info you can recall. I had stopped keeping a DJ a few months back, and I got 0 LDs. A month ago, I started keeping a DJ again, and I've already had 3 or 4 LDs. In fact, just a day after restarting my DJ, I got my first LD in months.

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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011  Reply with quote

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Also, you are keeping a dream journal, right? It's absolutely necessary to write down every single tidbit of info you can recall. I had stopped keeping a DJ a few months back, and I got 0 LDs. A month ago, I started keeping a DJ again, and I've already had 3 or 4 LDs. In fact, just a day after restarting my DJ, I got my first LD in months.

I have a DJ. I keep it the week-end because, the week, I don't remember my dream because i'm awake by an alarm.



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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011  Reply with quote

Alaky wrote:
I don't remember my dream because i'm awake by an alarm.


I so understand that, I don't know why but it's the same with me to, when alarm wakes me I just can't remember any dreams, 99% of the time I wake myself, maybe we just don't have a habit...



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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011  Reply with quote

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The biggest question is where is your focus? You mentioned doing "10000" techniques, but techs don't make you lucid. It is all about you and your awareness. Look at the people who have many, many LD's. Wyvern, for instance becomes lucid because he is always questioning his surroundings. He is aware of what is going during his day. Do you know how you got where you are? Are you paying attention? More than belief, more than techniques, I truly believe awareness is what counts.


I totally agree with this, works the same way for me , no need for RC, but RC do help as well.

Hope you realize soon that you can do it, Good luck! smile


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PostPosted: Tue 03 May, 2011  Reply with quote

Alaky, when the alarm wakes you up try to set the alarm earlier and then just lay there with your eyes closed and try to remember.


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PostPosted: Thu 05 May, 2011  Reply with quote

Dablooey wrote:
Alaky, when the alarm wakes you up try to set the alarm earlier and then just lay there with your eyes closed and try to remember.

Ok I'll try this

DreamWalker_5 wrote:
Rhewin wrote:
The biggest question is where is your focus? You mentioned doing "10000" techniques, but techs don't make you lucid. It is all about you and your awareness. Look at the people who have many, many LD's. Wyvern, for instance becomes lucid because he is always questioning his surroundings. He is aware of what is going during his day. Do you know how you got where you are? Are you paying attention? More than belief, more than techniques, I truly believe awareness is what counts.


I totally agree with this, works the same way for me , no need for RC, but RC do help as well.

Hope you realize soon that you can do it, Good luck! smile


Thank you

So today, I did 18 RC's. Do you think it's enough??
But I'm able to think to do it when the teacher talk, but when I'm busy, or when I talk to someone, I never think to do a RC.
Do you have tip for this?
Alaky



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PostPosted: Thu 05 May, 2011  Reply with quote

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So today, I did 18 RC's. Do you think it's enough??

It doesn't really matter how many RC's you do daily. What's most important is the thought you put into doing them. So like actually question yourself when you RC, instead of doing it inattentively. If you are doing them consciously then 18 sounds good ^^ .



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PostPosted: Thu 05 May, 2011  Reply with quote

Ditto. Plus, if your superstitious, chai(18) is a Hebrew lucky number.

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PostPosted: Thu 05 May, 2011  Reply with quote

More on the topic of RCs but... The best time to do an RC is when its related to something that happens in your dreams often. For example i often have water dreams and dreams with my brother in them, so when i see water or my brother i do a RC to build a habit of doing it as soon as i see those keys. If your keeping your DJ it should be easy to find things u dream about often and try to corralate your RCs with the congruities.


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PostPosted: Thu 05 May, 2011  Reply with quote

I don't use alarm clock but hardly remember one dream (just some fragments from it and key events. My DJ entries look like sentences with some notes meh writing


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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2011  Reply with quote

Y4ZT wrote:
More on the topic of RCs but... The best time to do an RC is when its related to something that happens in your dreams often. For example i often have water dreams and dreams with my brother in them, so when i see water or my brother i do a RC to build a habit of doing it as soon as i see those keys. If your keeping your DJ it should be easy to find things u dream about often and try to corralate your RCs with the congruities.


I have difficulty to remember dreams because of the alarm. So I'll try to remember my dream and find my dream sign.
Thanks for your help Y4ZT.
Alaky



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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2011  Reply with quote

Alaky wrote:
I have difficulty to remember dreams because of the alarm. So I'll try to remember my dream and find my dream sign.
Thanks for your help Y4ZT.
Alaky


Try mantra for waking up without alarm, it helps me in a great way, and you can use that for WBTB.



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Alaky
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PostPosted: Sat 07 May, 2011  Reply with quote

dB_FTS wrote:
Alaky wrote:
I have difficulty to remember dreams because of the alarm. So I'll try to remember my dream and find my dream sign.
Thanks for your help Y4ZT.
Alaky


Try mantra for waking up without alarm, it helps me in a great way, and you can use that for WBTB.

Yeah, but mantra to remember dream, mantra to wake up, you don't think it's to much mantra?



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PostPosted: Sat 07 May, 2011  Reply with quote

Remembering my dreams isn't something I personally like to use a mantra for. My SC already knows that when I'm interested in DR and keeping a DJ that I'm interested in it, and it gets better. However, something like waking up at a certain time without an alarm clock is definitely something I would do because it doesn't happen so easily for me. Really, I don't even do techniques at all to have LDs (though it certainly helps to keep my Goal/Progress Journal), but I know others need them. However, I think remembering dreams can possibly be an "easier" task than waking yourself up.

I found it interesting how my roommate wakes herself up naturally whenever she wants in the mornings, so I thought she'd be a great lucid dreamer, but she doesn't even want to remember her dreams. I'm sure she could, but she just doesn't want to.

Basically, my point is that mantras are just reinforcing the message you give your subconscious. You already desire to remember your dreams and to wake up at a certain time. The mantras reinforce that, so I don't think there's "too many" mantras. The key is that you desire those two things, and you're just telling yourself that you want them. If you tell yourself something over and over, you're more likely to believe it. (Bad example, but if I make up a little lie about something and keep telling it, like how I really broke my one umbrella, sometimes I'll even start believing it myself.)

Argh, I rambled just to answer one question. Oh well. Hope this helps. ^^


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