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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

Hey, I'm new,
Everytime I'm about to LD I realize I'm dreaming, it starts, and then less than a second later I wake up. I don't think this is because of excitment. Any insight?


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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

well since you realize that you are in a dream, try to do something impossible. I have heard that spinning or rubbing your hands together to create friction helps keep the LD going. worth a shot..

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

The thing is, I don't realize that I'm dreaming, and right when I do, I wake up.

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

This is pretty common. It's due to excitement I think, and the best thing to do is stay calm, do a few RCs, and if that doesn't work, try repeating to yourself something along the lines of, "I will not wake up when I realize I am dreaming." over and over. Also, the rubbing your hands together thing works, as does spinning around, but you might not have time.

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dreamwalker496
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

That might just work...

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

Hi dreamwalker496,

How many times (or for how long) did this problem happen to you?


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

Too many, I don't keep count. Maybe 7 or 8 times, thats all I've tried.

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

Beginners LD's are often very short. There can be two possibilities:
1) Excitement, but you say it's not your case.
2) Reaching lucidity just at the moment you're waking up. It means that your induction technique is not powerful enough to reach your mind when it's fully asleep. Practice autosuggestion harder. You can also try to find your hands in your dreams as a stabilizing technique.

Good luck! smile


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dreamwalker496
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

What's autosuggestion? And I can't find my hands because I wake up instantly, but I would like to say I've remembered my first dream in 2 weeks today.

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

dreamwalker496 wrote:
What's autosuggestion?

Errr... What induction technique are you using? eh


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

It's when you repeat to yourself "I will have a lucid dream tonight," or whatever you want to do.

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

That's autosuggestion. smile

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dreamwalker496
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Feb, 2006  Reply with quote

I use a combination of the WILD and MILD techniques, I just didn't know repeating something to myself was autosuggestion.

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

I'm still looking for more insight on this topic, just made this post so the topic would jump to the top and maybe people will read it. Just want to see some more views on it.

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

dreamwalker496 wrote:
I just didn't know repeating something to myself was autosuggestion.



its not that would be MILD but auto suggestion is more like telling yourself your going to have a lucid dream once before you go to bed and beliveing it and then falling asleeep normally while remembering your commands to your subconcious. hope that clarifys ^^


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