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PostPosted: Thu 20 Mar, 2008  Reply with quote

I think I had my first LD last night, but I'm not sure.

I was in some sort of building, a really big one. Suddenly I made a RC (the one when you try to push your finger through the palm of your hand), and it worked! I tried another RC just to be sure, this time I tried to breathe while holding my nose. I could still breathe and I got this strange feeling in my body.

I got excited and ran to the first DC I saw, it was a young woman. I did the finger RC and told her "Look! I'm dreaming!" She got a bit angry and didn't say anything, she just walked away from me. I didn't care so much about that so I found the exit and got out. I ran really fast and tried to fly, so I jumped up really high and then flew in high speed towards the clouds. I don't remember much from the flying part, but I think I fell on the ground.

I got so excited that I didn't know what to do next. Suddenly I saw a book with things to do in my dream. I started reading and decided to teleport myself to New York.

I can't remember what happened next, probably woke up.

The thing is, it felt almost like a normal dream, except the part when I did a RC and got that strange feeling. I don't remember smelling or feeling anything. Maybe I dreamed that i dreamed of having a LD?


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Mar, 2008  Reply with quote

It seemed to me that all my lucid dreams have felt different to my normal dreams. Describing exactly how they felt different is quite difficult. When you say you had a "strange feeling" that could have been because you were lucid. It felt pretty unique to me too. You need to remember what you were thinking during the dream. If you knew you were dreaming and what that meant, you were probably lucid. From what you have said, I think this was a lucid dream that faded into an ND.


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ok, so i only heard about lucid dreams yesterday. i think i had 2 lucid dreams last night, but not sure. the first one i remember thinking, better not write that one down lol. my second one:
(not sure if its lucid though)
I was in a steel cage and said, "I want to be above the ocean."
I went above the ocean and tried diving in but as soon as i touched it, i was in an icy tundra. then i woke up.
is this weak lucidity?


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

I wouldn't say that this was a Lucid dream, since you didn't realize you were dreaming, it's possible to not know you are dreaming but still affect the dream with conscious thoughts. I believe it is a good thing that this is happening, it's not a huge leap from affecting your dreams without knowing you are dreaming to suddenly realizing, "How come I can change things?" Closely followed by "I must be dreaming." grin


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Well
a few days ago, while I was dreaming, I accidentally saw my reflection and I looked so strange, I don't know, just like I a ghost. I said to myself `Hey! This can't be real' and I tried to do a RC (the nose one) but I couldn't move my hands. I tried again and again, but I woke up.

Do you think that was a LD? Or maybe I was dreaming about lucid dreaming? And why couldn't I do the RC? :\


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Haha on the first page of this forum a guy says he had the problem of not really remembering. I feel like I became lucid for a while (specifically remembering that I told myself I would remember this when I woke up), but when I did wake up I was like... was that normal dream that I had control over? Or was I lucid.

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

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a few days ago, while I was dreaming, I accidentally saw my reflection and I looked so strange, I don't know, just like I a ghost. I said to myself `Hey! This can't be real' and I tried to do a RC (the nose one) but I couldn't move my hands. I tried again and again, but I woke up.


It sounds like you're well on the way to being lucid there. I'm not sure you can say this particular dream was lucid, you would need to have actually realized that you were dreaming for it to be lucid. It does sound like you were questioning it though. Only you can say how much you felt it was a dream, or whether you just thought it was strange.

Xxei wrote:
Haha on the first page of this forum a guy says he had the problem of not really remembering. I feel like I became lucid for a while (specifically remembering that I told myself I would remember this when I woke up), but when I did wake up I was like... was that normal dream that I had control over? Or was I lucid.

You have to ask if you realized you were dreaming during the dream. It's possible for lucidity to play a part in a dream, without you realizing that you really are lucid at that moment in the dream.



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PostPosted: Sun 06 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Yeah I'm pretty sure I was, but I didn't know if it's way too early in my practicing to think I had one already... That's the other thing, my dream recall is much too poor to remember clearly, but like I said, I specifically remember telling my self "I am going to remember this when I wake up" after I got the tfeeling I was lucid

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

There is no requirement that you have practiced to achieve lucidity, many people have lucid dreams without even knowing what they are. It's possible you could have told yourself you wanted to remember this reflexively. Only you know whether you told yourself to remember because you liked the dream, or because you realized you were dreaming and wanted to ensure you'd not forget it.


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Yeah I realized and I told myself "remember this when I wake up" Like I did know I was dreaming. It was cool =D

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Hello, I am new to this and I've been on this message board for 30 minutes looking for what I'm talking about, so I thought I would post in here.

I took a nap after staying up late the night before a few days ago, and instantly after laying down began to feel fuzzy, I knew I was going in and out of sleep. Soon after this (a few minutes I'd guess) I was dreaming. I was in the passenger seat of a car with my friend, and we were parked in a grocery store parking lot with the windows down. A lady came up to the window and started talking to my friend but she was making absolutely no sense, but my roommate could understand. I knew something was up, and, after reading about lucid dreaming a few days before, said in my head, "Waaaait. This is a dream." Instantly everything froze in my surroundings and I began very slowly zooming towards the driver window. I felt like I was being held tight for some reason. I noticed that everything around me was so vivid and everything was so quiet. Then I began to worry about my body sleeping in my bed, that I would stop breathing (because I was laying on my stomach), but just said "oh well" and continued. Right as I thought "Ok, now let's try something!", somebody in the hall outside my room (I'm in a dorm) slammed their door, and I woke up.

Was this an LD? I really think it is because I was conscious in my dream, not just realizing I was. I was worried about my physical body. But I think the reason I felt like I was being held was because of my body laying on my stomach. Anyways, I know this is a long post and you guys get a lot of these, but any help would really be appreaciated. Thanks a lot!


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PostPosted: Fri 11 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

This has happened to me a lot, and it happened twice last night. I think it is beetween WILD and DILD. It happens when I wake up too early (Usually at 5 or 6 am, the "juicy dream period", as I call it) I then fall asleep again (or try to) and shortly after loosing consiousness I find myself in a dream. I then may or may not notice I am dreaming, but this state is a very light sleep and it is very easy to wake up, I feel I can do it instantly if I want, as if I really weren't asleep. But in tonights's sleep, It happened twice, once while I was falling asleep, the other as usual. In the first I was playing ping-pong (something I am learning in real life) I didn't know it was a dream until noticed that there was no longer a ball but instead a wine bottle, then I inmediatly woke up. Then I had a normal dream (really cool I tried and did use four assault riffles at the same time) then I woke up because of allergy then I felt asleep again and in the next dream I got a bit lucid and some control. After I tried controling to much I woke up.


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PostPosted: Sun 04 May, 2008  Reply with quote

I think I had my first LD a few nights ago.

I was riding on a bike with a friend trough the treets of GTA: san andreas. Suddenly we stopted. I looked at my bike and realised their was a vital part missing. It was then that I realised I couldn't have ride that bike since it should be impossible. I must be dreaming! I had a strange feeling that I have never had in my life. Everything became very clear. But I was too enthousiastic and woke up after a few seconds.


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PostPosted: Fri 09 May, 2008  Reply with quote

krikke321 wrote:
I think I had my first LD a few nights ago.

I was riding on a bike with a friend trough the treets of GTA: san andreas. Suddenly we stopted. I looked at my bike and realised their was a vital part missing. It was then that I realised I couldn't have ride that bike since it should be impossible. I must be dreaming! I had a strange feeling that I have never had in my life. Everything became very clear. But I was too enthousiastic and woke up after a few seconds.

Thats the typical 1st LD. Don't get disencouraged. 3d


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PostPosted: Fri 09 May, 2008  Reply with quote

krikke321 wrote:
I think I had my first LD a few nights ago.

I was riding on a bike with a friend trough the treets of GTA: san andreas. Suddenly we stopted. I looked at my bike and realised their was a vital part missing. It was then that I realised I couldn't have ride that bike since it should be impossible. I must be dreaming! I had a strange feeling that I have never had in my life. Everything became very clear. But I was too enthousiastic and woke up after a few seconds.


Congrats on your first LD! applaus

Next time, try to keep yourself as calm as possible. If things start to get fuzzy, try spinning around in circles -- I've heard that helps.


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