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The BIG Reality Check topic, part IV

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Jake Kobrin
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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jun, 2009  Reply with quote

I had a VERY frustrated with this dream! Does this happen often? I must have checked my reality 20 times in my dream...

I don't remember the entire dream scenario but I was talking with someone who I can't recall. I believe I was inside an off-white building with some windows. Within the dream I said, "Wait, I'm dreaming!" and I performed a reality test in which I tried to put my right hand through my left. It worked just as it would in reality, in which my right hand could not go through the left. At first I dismissed the thought and resumed what I was doing but a few moments later I thought, "Wait, no, I really am dreaming!" and I tried it again... and it worked as it would in reality. The person I was talking with thought I had gone mad. This made me VERY frustrated which reckoned a spell of attempts to overcome the reality check. Each time it operated just as it would in the waking realm and each time I grew more and more frustrated. I tried again overcome the threshold of the dream by plugging my nose. In the dream, I should be able to continue to breath while my nose is plugged. This also worked as in reality. With my nerves on end I devised an ultimate attempt. Recollecting on the techniques portrayed within a LD book I am reading, I said to myself, "In dreams, you can fly!" so I began gallivanting through the hallway trying to achieve an unrealistic (in waking) air-time. After failing miserably, and feeling quite embarrassed about it, I finally (wrongly) admitted, "Ok, I'm definitely not dreaming." and continued my dream as normal... I nearly punched myself when I woke up.


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Re: The BIG Reality Check topic, part IV
PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009  Reply with quote

zeroexe wrote:
<mod>This is part IV of a continued discussion, the previous part can be found here. siiw</mod>

Just popping in a small note justifying this method works.

Recently (about 1 week ago) I started doing RC's everyday, not heaps but up to 20 perday...Last night I was in one of the most strangest dreams and suddenly stopped to do an RC. I pinched my nose and tried to breathe, but couldn't...so although it didn't work, I still attempted it during a dream...I guess if I keep at it, it will work!

Thanks


Strange...The nose pinch is the only RC that actaully works for me...


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Aug, 2009  Reply with quote

Iam yet to performa reality check ina dream even tho I do at least 20 a day, and also when I do reality checks I do at least 3 so to make sure one doesn't slip thro the net.

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2009  Reply with quote

I stuck my finger through my hand in an LD (weird!), and breathed through my fingers.
But I haven't gotten an LD from RCs. lach1


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Would this work as an RC?
PostPosted: Sun 11 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

My finger comes out of it's joint slightly when I pull it. Seems weird but long story short would this be a suitable RC I can never be bothered with others. ( And prefer to be different smile)

<mod>Merged from a topic in General Lucidness. dragon</mod>


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Re: Would this work as an RC?
PostPosted: Sun 11 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

Xouved wrote:
My finger comes out of it's joint slightly when I pull it. Seems weird but long story short would this be a suitable RC I can never be bothered with others. ( And prefer to be different smile)


Freaky... does your finger come out IRL ? If so, it wouldn't be good as an RC as your finger comes out IRL and in dreaming life... hope you understand what I'm talking about smile


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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

Okay! I did not realize how awfully creepy the thumb through palm RC would be! It's just gross! But it did work, I have no idea what prompted me to do an RC while I was dreaming but to see your thumb go through your hand and the nail pop out on the other side is definitely good at shocking you lucid!


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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

KauaiDreamer wrote:
Okay! I did not realize how awfully creepy the thumb through palm RC would be! It's just gross! But it did work, I have no idea what prompted me to do an RC while I was dreaming but to see your thumb go through your hand and the nail pop out on the other side is definitely good at shocking you lucid!


ehehe, I was actually really amused by this. I might have been sticking my finger through my hand for good 5 minutes in one LD


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

Thats an original method I just stick to the good FingerPalm method

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

Mad cool

I've never used that RC before, but I try harder during the day now to RC.

During a dream once I checked by looking at some text twice. I didn't realize the text had changed. now I double check during the day

but the palm skewer sounds sick.


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reality check apathy
PostPosted: Tue 08 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

didn't want to make an entire new post about this, but had an interesting experience last night.

I've gotten into the habit of counting my fingers as an RC, don't do it as often as I should, but anyway, counted my fingers last night in a dream and they were all there. For some reason I wasn't satisfied that this was reality and kept counting them, finding them all to be there. Then I pinched my nose and discovered I could breathe through it. with this confirmation, I didn't proceed to have a lucid dream or any fun lucid adventures. I simply didn't care and continued on. the only part of the dream I remember today is me doing the reality checks.

usually if I discover I'm dreaming I get excited and try to make things happen. this apathy confuses me. any idea why I couldn't have cared less, or how to concentrate and maintain lucidity?



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PostPosted: Wed 09 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

For me personally I do not think that I would do good with this particular RC. Just because of the fact that my dreams tend to be a bit more realistic and take on the characteristics of RL. I am not saying that I don't have weird dreams I am merely saying that some RC that work for others do not work for me. Everyone probably experiences this to some extent. lucid reality check


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

"Within the dream I said, 'Wait, I'm dreaming!' "

Seems to me...that this here was your actual dream-sign :D In other words, if you are ever convinced that you're dreaming...or even question whether or not you're dreaming for real...then, for sure, you're almost certainly dreaming!

LOL! Sorry, but this is really funny...the whole scenario you presented in your post. I say this because I've been there many times. I've been duped by "reality checks" many times in dreams...and the funny thing is, I get duped by second guessing whether or not I'm dreaming after I come to the realization in the dream that I am, indeed, dreaming. There's some kind of weird feedback loop in play here that I'm at a loss to describe accurately...but it has something to do with the dream's representation of second guessing the self...and how it represents the irony of that second guessing...it's like the second guessing reverses the property of how the "reality check" works, or something like this. Of course, this is just my impressions upon reading your post. Can't verify this in any way other than gut instinct.

Anyway, thanks for the chuckles :D. For what its worth, you've given me some deep insight, with your post, into how to approach this phenomenon when it occurs in dreaming...and for that, I thank you smile



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PostPosted: Thu 17 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

With respect to earlier posts, looking at my hands still works for me...or has one the occasion that I happen to look in dreams. Typically, the tips of my fingers will disappear...or my thumbs will grow to cartoonish proportions. That's usually enough to kick off lucidity.

However, it seems one of the most reliable developing checks, for me, is a certain bodily "feeling" that is the signature of lucidity in dreaming...a certain vibratory buoyancy that is the essence of the dreaming body. The value of this "check" is that holding my awareness on this bodily sensation seems to gather intensity in the dream...and helps to sustain lucidity throughout various complex tasks. I've been away from ld for awhile, so...have to revisit how "valid" this is for me when I return. Not long now woo



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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jul, 2012  Reply with quote

Just finished a can of cherry cola, it isn't the big name make and is called RC cola cherry. eh

I suppose I had better do a reality check ... because if I don't and this turns out to be a dream I will kick myself!!



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