The BIG Reality Check topic, part IV
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#31:  Author: Sakoda PostPosted: Tue 27 Nov, 2007
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well, say in your mind , with conviction , and after doing the RC with concentration NO ; IM NNOT DREAMING... than veryfie it a second time , this should keep what you fear here from happening in 99,99% percent of the cases ( but what happens to some here is , that they know they are dreaming , but "dont care" so to say , which leads to many smacked heads upon weaking tounge2)

#32:  Author: kTFox PostPosted: Tue 27 Nov, 2007
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Just don't say "I'm not dreaming" after you've done the RC because if you do then you'll do the same when you're dreaming.

#33:  Author: MMDreamer PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2007
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Would you rather say "I'm dreaming"? Or nothing and just make the RC-'

#34:  Author: DarkRaven PostPosted: Wed 28 Nov, 2007
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Rotten Apples wrote:
Looking at my hands doesn't work anymore.

For a while, I looked at my hands. Usually, they were blurry or another finger magically grew if I was dreaming, but soon, my dreams contained more realistic hands. I had to resort to counting my fingers and fingernails. Something was out of place for a while, but soon my dreams had my ACTUAL HANDS. Then, I had to look at my feet and count my toes...

Now, the only RCs that work for me are looking at digital clocks or observing my surroundings such as when I was dreaming and sitting in bed - I have solid-colored flags hanging from my top bunk and I had to take it down and look at it. Checkers appeared on it and I knew I was dreaming...


I have a very similar problem. My hands used to have extra fingers and be all blurry and stuff, but now they're pretty darn realistic. Also, reading and writing in dreams isn't much of a problem for me, (normal dreams sometimes, yeah,) but in LD's I can almost always read something just fine. It's not jumbled and if I keep turning my head and looking back at it it takes a while to change. The ones that work the best for me now are plugging my nose, (and even then it's confusing because I can blow air out of my eyes in RL, LOL grin ) and trying to use powers.

I did something really cool the other day though. biggrin I was playing around with a dry-erase marker and I kept drawing on myself, lach1 then I erased it all and tried to think of just one thing to keep on there, so I decided to write the letters "RC" on my leg, right above my knee. My plan was that every time I saw the "RC" on my leg I would do a reality check of some kind. So I did, and that night in my ND I was trying on a dress for some reason and I spotted something on my leg. At first I was like, "What the heck is that on my leg?" Then I remembered, "Oh! That's that "RC" thing I drew on it yesterday, better do a reality check." So I did one and became lucid. I was so friggin' shocked to find out it was a dream. lach2 I told my siblings and they took the marker to try it, but they left the cap off and now it's dried out, gil darn them. grin1

#35:  Author: zero_cookie PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov, 2007
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I just had my first LD today (i had some a few times in my life, but accidentaly) and acheived it through reality checks, it was amazing
I started to get used to RCs in real life (looking at the hands and the digital clock) for 3 days and eventually did one on a dream.
I looked at my hands, one of them started to melt an the other only had 3 fingers eek2 i almost freaked out but then i realized "of course, it's happening because i must be dreaming!!!" then i became lucid, like magic!!! I decided also to do the digital watch RC. I looked at it seemed to be fine, but i looked away an then looked back, and the time had changed. I did it 3-4 times, was actually kind of funny.
Then i started to do some of that LD stuff like flying, jumping high, telekinesis and so on. Hope it happens more times /o/

#36:  Author: MMDreamer PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov, 2007
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zero_cookie wrote:
I just had my first LD today (i had some a few times in my life, but accidentaly) and acheived it through reality checks, it was amazing
I started to get used to RCs in real life (looking at the hands and the digital clock) for 3 days and eventually did one on a dream.


Great. And how did you do RC in real life? Looking at your hands and saying your are not dreaming since they look normal?

#37:  Author: DelThako PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov, 2007
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Waving in front of one's eyes is really not mentioned anywhere, even though that it is in my opininion the most reliable RC imaginable. Since eyes can't really see your hands if you wave too fast IRL, in a lucid dream you actually see over your entire "screen" with a trail of the hand.

#38:  Author: zero_cookie PostPosted: Fri 30 Nov, 2007
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Quote:
zero_cookie wrote:
I just had my first LD today (i had some a few times in my life, but accidentaly) and acheived it through reality checks, it was amazing
I started to get used to RCs in real life (looking at the hands and the digital clock) for 3 days and eventually did one on a dream.


Great. And how did you do RC in real life? Looking at your hands and saying your are not dreaming since they look normal?

Yes, it's something like that. In real life i just look at them for a few seconds an realize how pretty solid they are and only move when i want to (yeah, of course ) but in the dream they were melting, distorted, missing fingers, and were somewhat blurry too, like they were made partially of smoke. etc. At least for me, the hands RC worked VERY well.
I also do the digital watch RC, maybe more than with the hands, but that's because i'm used to having the watch with me all the time for years. Actually in the dream the numbers were fine, but they changed drastically when i looked back.

#39:  Author: Orsa PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec, 2007
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Today I kept forgetting to do RC's, so when I was keeping my journal, I decided to write "RC" on my hand so I'd remember. wink5

#40:  Author: Lizard King PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec, 2007
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The RCs I always use are either holding my nose shut and seeing if I can still breath, or sticking my finger through my hand. The nose one is the easiest and best one in my opinion. They both feel REALLY weird when you do em in a dream.

#41:  Author: TimeLess PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec, 2007
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Lucky Lizard King.

The nose one never works for me, either i cant breath or i cant and just dont notice what i am doing. the hand one used to work when i first started ld many years ago and now it just melts . very cool tho.

I used to ues The clock and watch it spin wonderful to see.

#42:  Author: lvb2555 PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec, 2007
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Lol, you all probably know about the lightswitch technique. But doing reality checks in a normal dream is somewhat impossible for me, I either enter the dream lucid, or something makes me lucid that's beyond my control. But even in a lucid dream, I could not shut off lights in a room. I tried switches, I tried telekinesis, using my mind to break the bulbs, I tried telling it to shut off, and I tried to rip the light fixture from the ceiling....but...at that point a voice came from the lights and was very angry with me, and I ended up fleeing in fear.

#43:  Author: Lizard King PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec, 2007
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lvb2555 wrote:
Lol, you all probably know about the lightswitch technique. But doing reality checks in a normal dream is somewhat impossible for me, I either enter the dream lucid, or something makes me lucid that's beyond my control. But even in a lucid dream, I could not shut off lights in a room. I tried switches, I tried telekinesis, using my mind to break the bulbs, I tried telling it to shut off, and I tried to rip the light fixture from the ceiling....but...at that point a voice came from the lights and was very angry with me, and I ended up fleeing in fear.



Make it habit to hold your nose shut and try to breathe through it. Works the best for me and feels really weird in a dream. Without using RCs you won't be confident enough that you are dreaming.

#44:  Author: MMDreamer PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec, 2007
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So how do you remember doing a RC in the morning, after you got up?

#45:  Author: kTFox PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec, 2007
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MMDreamer wrote:
So how do you remember doing a RC in the morning, after you got up?


you could just put a letter in an enevelope that says "Do a RC" and open it before you go to bed and when you wake up



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