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Xerosnake90
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The reality checks finally paid off!
PostPosted: Mon 02 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

I have been trying for lucidity for about a week now. I used to have Lucid dreams all the time and they have stopped a I grew older. I made it a habit to do Reality checks whenever I wake up, not because I was thinking I'd have a false awakening, but just to make it a habit. Well, this morning I woke up several times, doing reality checks to see if I was asleep or not. Every time I checked I was awake, until one time. I was thinking to myself "No point to do a reality check, I know I'm not sleeping", I was about to go back to sleep but then at the last second I decided to pinch my nose. I could breathe! I couldn't believe it at first, but I was dreaming. It was so hard to move around my bed, but it was so real, I thought I was awake, but I wasn't. I looked around but it was just so hard to move in my bed, I said "increacse lucidity!" to see if things would work better but they didn't, so I used some technique I read about. I remembered to imagine something that would take me somewhere else. I imagined a mirror, and put my hand into it, then allowed it to warp me into my bathroom and I could finally move. I stared at the ground and spun around just to make sure I would stay in the dream, and I did. I was so excited that I just wanted to start exploring. I walked into my living room and my parents were there, so I told them I was dreaming. I then went back into my bathroom to see if I could make myself look all buff in the mirror, haha. I went outside and decided to spawn a watermelon, I wanted to enjoy something to eat as I dreamt so I did. I think started thinking of other stuff and wanted to transform into something else, so I turned myself into a long dragon and hovered/flew above the ground until I ran into someone else.

Unfortunately, that's when the lucidity began to fade and it turned into something else, seems I forgot that I was lucid and it turned into a regular dream, but it was amazing! I can't believe how real it felt to do that reality check in my bed and be able to breathe, I thought there was no way I could be sleeping. Thx LD4all for teaching me some things =] Hope I can make it a habit to keep doing reality checks in my dreams!


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Congrats Xerosnake90!! boogie
That was a pretty decent lucid dream ^^ Just remember to do RC's every once and a while when you gain lucidity because lucidity can slip away reallly easily. neutral
Anyways that was a fantastic LD! The mirror idea is brilliant!

Hope you have many more LD's, sends lucid vibe~~



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Xerosnake90
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

I'm thinking I need to do Reality checks as COMPLETE HABIT. That way they'll be normal in dreams, but this requires an action that I do on a normal basis every day, so it's tough to figure out what that will be. Thanks for the reply, this forum has helped me a ton!

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

congratz!! thumbs You shoud make a DJ in the forum I'd like to hear more about your dreams. If you do RCs all day i guarantee you'll have even more luck getting lucid. grin

Keep it up ^^


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Congrats! You did a lot better than I did. I faded out of my first LD while trying to increase lucidity... neutral

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Congrats, people think these things don't work but it takes time for them to work

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Xerosnake90
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

I was telling some co-workers about the whole Lucid dream thing and they didn't believe either. But it's so very real, you can induce it, jut gotta know how.

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Wow nice! Congratulations! This sure will serve as motivation to many! I will try to do more reality checks from now on tounge2


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Xerosnake90
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

I did it again guys! Twice in one night I had false awakenings, though these Lucid dreams were very low in power and I didn't really do much to my liking. I just remember waking up, once again thinking I'm not sleeping so I don't need to do a reality check (I detect a pattern here) and so I did one, and I could breathe! Once again I had 7 to 8 fingers, and this time when I put my fingers through my hands, they just dissapeared. Like I said, it was low in power but still good. I've kinda given up on trying WILD or MILD as of lately, and just letting myself remember my dreams and not want it too much.

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Fantastic! Congrats once again! applaus


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Xerosnake90 wrote:
I did it again guys! Twice in one night I had false awakenings, though these Lucid dreams were very low in power and I didn't really do much to my liking. I just remember waking up, once again thinking I'm not sleeping so I don't need to do a reality check (I detect a pattern here) and so I did one, and I could breathe! Once again I had 7 to 8 fingers, and this time when I put my fingers through my hands, they just dissapeared. Like I said, it was low in power but still good. I've kinda given up on trying WILD or MILD as of lately, and just letting myself remember my dreams and not want it too much.

Congratulations! Great thing you got going on there with RC's related to waking up : I need to do that too. Right now I got RC's related to anything sexual in my dreams lol, but it isnt working out very well since the number of sex-related dreams I have are strangely few lachgroen Next time you're in a lucid dream maybe you'll complete the LD4ALL Quest of the month? smile


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Xerosnake90
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

I had one interesting dream last night. I was in a store of sorts, and I work in a store. So I was helping one of the guys I work with and I saw something I wanted. It was a food item and I was like, hold on, I wanna get this. So I go to get the item and it's gone and I literally said to myself "Oh, of course it's gone, I'm dreaming." Though after saying that and realizing I was dreaming, I think I was in false lucidity cuz I tried to control the dream but nothing happened. Odd...

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Xerosnake90 wrote:
I had one interesting dream last night. I was in a store of sorts, and I work in a store. So I was helping one of the guys I work with and I saw something I wanted. It was a food item and I was like, hold on, I wanna get this. So I go to get the item and it's gone and I literally said to myself "Oh, of course it's gone, I'm dreaming." Though after saying that and realizing I was dreaming, I think I was in false lucidity cuz I tried to control the dream but nothing happened. Odd...


If you knew you were dreaming -> Then you were lucid. Being lucid in a dream and being able to control it are two different things. False Lucidity is when you dream that you're lucid.


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Xerosnake90
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PostPosted: Sun 08 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Interesting... I felt like I wasn't able to control anything though, not even really my own bodily actions. Is there a way to take advantage of knowing I was dreaming?

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Xerosnake90 wrote:
Interesting... I felt like I wasn't able to control anything though, not even really my own bodily actions. Is there a way to take advantage of knowing I was dreaming?

Search for Dream Control and you'll find tons of topics about it.

[EDIT]
http://ld4all.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36572


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