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How did YOU learn to LD? - Part I

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Renegade
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec, 2006  Reply with quote

I think i was 6-8 years old when i had my first ld
i would go around random times in a dream saying 'this is not a dream'; eventually i did that in a dream and realized i was dreaming, but i knew it was a dream even though i didn't do a reality check, and i still don't need to do a reality check =]


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Caz
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Dec, 2006  Reply with quote

I was 12-ish when I had my first LD. It took me 2/3 months to achieve my first one. It was very hard, I did RCs every 15 minutes. I heard about LDing over the Internet, no one else in family (that I know of) has had a LD.

All my LDs in the past have been DILDs. I'm trying to find another technique that will suit me because I don't like performing RC every 15 minutes.


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Foley
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Dec, 2006  Reply with quote

Well i tried Lucid Dreaming for months with no success
My first LD was a DILD and has usual i got way to excited and woke up,But nonetheless I was still very happy!
Now i use a combination of WBTB+WILD and it works..sometimes =P.


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chocoloverj
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Feb, 2007  Reply with quote

um, i had my first lucid dream last nite after going on this site for the first time! weeee! it was fuuuuun. and surprisingly easy...but it was really short.like, 10 minutes

ok, here are some questions for all of the ADVANCED LDers: how often do u LD? is it easier to do so after the first time, or was i just lucky? how do i make dreams longer?

by the way, thank you to all of the people who maintain this site, i think its really great


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Spartan76092
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Mar, 2007  Reply with quote

I can't remember my dreams very good, but I had my first LD 10 days after I started my DJ. I guess I'm lucky ^^ cause I wasn't really trying to LD, I was trying to remember.

i used ld4all website to help




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Arabinator
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar, 2007  Reply with quote

Well, there was this book, learning you to do "cool" stuff...And one of them was controlling your dreams! It basically explained MILD. It didnt mention anything about lucid dreams though.

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Miyuu
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Mar, 2007  Reply with quote

Well, I just would always think about dreaming after I found this site. So, every night I would just fall asleep wake up and think "what did I dream about" and if I don't remember all of a sudden what it was I'd just do what I do normally and after I while I'd remember what happened! After remembering became common I would stay in bed after I wake up just think about the dream and every detail I can remember so it would I stick. After my first lucid dream I for some reason wasn't able to remember my dreams as well as I did before being lucid. So, I started to write my dreams down in a dream journal and I'm remembering again, and become more lucid. :3

It took me about 2 months till I had my first LD...


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Andy
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Apr, 2007  Reply with quote

First I read an article about lucid dreaming on a Norwegian forum, and later I found a link to the Ld4all guide and this forum. I read a lot about lucid dreaming and got my first LD three nights after I read the guide. I just realized I was dreaming, and didn't have to do a RC (I did one just in case though).The feeling when I got lucid that time felt very familiar, and I'm sure I've had LDs before when I was younger.

My first LDs didn't last for very long, but my 5th LD lasted for 20-25 minutes. I'm practising WILD at the moment, but I also use a mix of RCs and autosuggestion, sometimes MILD, and I've tried FILD a couple of times.


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Ulver
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PostPosted: Mon 07 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I "think" I originally developed lucid dreaming as a way to escape nightmares when I was much younger (5-6). For some reason the fear I felt and the idea of "monsters" led me to realize that I must be in a dream (possibly the fact that something like this couldn't EVER happen IRL).

At first I would only use the realization to escape a dream. I came to the conclusion that, if I was in a dream, the logical way to escape would be to fall asleep. This idea seemed to work quickly and was very effective for nightmares (although I'd still be scared when I woke up cry ).

Eventually, as I started having lucid occurrences outside of nightmare specific dreams, I became more confident in what I could achieve while lucid, and nightmares seemed to stop happening altogether.

I've been lucid dreaming on a somewhat regular basis ever since, and I've only recently begun trying the MILD or WILD techniques to induce them more frequently, and they've already seemed to help some grin .

GL to all of you who are still trying!


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Tamara
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PostPosted: Mon 14 May, 2007  Reply with quote

It's just something I can do, I'm one of those natural lucid dreamers. You can hate me if you want wink5



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Promessa
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PostPosted: Tue 15 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I Didnt Learn They Just Started Heppening Since I Was 5 Years Old At First They Scared Me And I Would Just Yell To Myself Crying Saying WAKE UP Crystal The Way I Start LDs Are DILDs
I LD Almost Everyday


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Naio
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PostPosted: Tue 15 May, 2007  Reply with quote

im learning to ld with FILD, its worked almost every time

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The Mad Hatter
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PostPosted: Tue 15 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I'd say MILD + WBTB were my beginning techniques. I found a large list called the lucid dreaming FAQ. I think it was on the lucidity institutes's site. It lead here. Long live DILDs!

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JaJa
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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I used to get them randomly, but I couldn't chose when really. Then I found this site. First day after, my dream was so vague that I could only remember very very slight things. Second day, I remembered much more. Third day, LUCID DREAM smile. For me, Just trying to remember what my dreams were helps me remember allot the next time and makes me more aware in dreams. The instant I fell asleep after waking up last night, I was just like LUICD DREAM. There was nothing to really tell me, I just knew instantly.

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HurricaneAK
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PostPosted: Sun 20 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I learned to LD through logic.

I told myself, "Hey, chemically if I eat a banana I should be able to have excellent recall and then I can do DILD."

It worked. And then one night I forgot to eat my banana and had the same vividness of dreams. I then figured, "Hey! I guess I can just remember dreams naturally now... there's probably a scientific explanation..."

So... grin


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