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Hold your nose RC test

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Sureal
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Oct, 2004  Reply with quote

This RC has around a 40% success rate with me. Even when I'm lucid it doesn't work sometimes (ie. I can't breathe).

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Ahmad
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Oct, 2004  Reply with quote

I've tried 2 / 2 times in a dream and it worked both times. So far 100% success.

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nsquared
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Dec, 2004  Reply with quote

This is how I verify I'm lucid, and it works every time. It's the only one I use. Usually I know I'm dreaming, but I do the 'pinch nose' thing just to verify. It's a very funny feeling to still be breathing with your nose shut!

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Arthur
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2004  Reply with quote

I tried this a few days ago, but forgot to post the results... I was already lucid when I held my nose, but it worked really well to keep me in the dream.

The entire dream is posted here.


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R3TRO
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2004  Reply with quote

I have a 100% success rate with this RC test, I have used it for each one of my LDs (about 25), i would highly recommened this to everyone.

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ToBedAndBeyond
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jan, 2005  Reply with quote

This, in my opinion, is definately the best RC. It has work 99.9 persent of the time for me. (strangely enough last night was the only time it didnt work, i was too preoccupied triyng to fix my clock because the numbers were all jumbled up!!) It also helps to keep me lucid. No other reality check works as good as the nose one.

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Sureal
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jan, 2005  Reply with quote

I find the clock one works better. After that, the counting finger one. And then it's the nose one...

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Hallstrom
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jan, 2005  Reply with quote

Yaay I finally did it! It has never worked for me before, but this time I could breathe and even feel my breath on my hand though my nose and mouth were closed ^_^

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Sureal
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jan, 2005  Reply with quote

Try breathing underwater in an LD. It's a similiar feeling, but far better wink5.

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R3TRO
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jan, 2005  Reply with quote

last time i was breathing in an LD, the water tasted (yes my nose could taste smile) Tasted like tomatoe soup, and smelled like butter.

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dd dd
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jan, 2005  Reply with quote

I did this RC and was how I became Lucid for the first time! It felt like I just couldn't pinch my nose shut and I kept leaving holes to breath through but then I realized I was dreaming.

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chadlost
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Mar, 2005  Reply with quote

works like a charm siiw first time for me too ^^

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sme_bro
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Mar, 2005  Reply with quote

Ive said it before and ill say it again. This is the most reliable RC i know of, it simply cannot fail unless you make an excuse for the air (e.g. once i figured the air was let through because i had a blocked nose) or you have a blocked nose in RL.
recently im trying a new one. I find a new word every morning in the dictionary and that becomes my word of the day. When ever i want to do an RC i simple think of that days word. In my dreams of course there was no word chosen so insted of think of the word i relise that i have no word for the day and that i am dreaming.
Similair to remembering the day backwards because once i relise i havnt got a word for the day i try to think why and then i relise there was no mroning to that day...hey presto LD. The nose test always follows.


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adg12012
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Mar, 2005  Reply with quote

iv had only 2 ld's in my life(both in the last 4 days) and in both of them i become lucid then to proove it was a dream held my nose and breathed through it...id say this is a good RC

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Davide
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar, 2005  Reply with quote

While this Reality Check gave me some seconds of lucidity, I have to say that I don't really like it. When I do it(when I'm awake)It doesn't feel right...It takes me about twenty seconds before i really feel I can't breath. I prefer the reading/looking the clock one, or maybe the fingers one.

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