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the BIG "How to stay lucid" topic part II

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echuta
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

idanl09 wrote:
I tried to sharpen my senses and it didn't worked, I even ate a blanket! dream just faded anf got crazy...I guess I should have spin...


Get naked. Or at least take a shirt off or something, it helped me. :D


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PostPosted: Mon 16 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Tonight I had a very long LD using this weird technique... I don't know how I came up with it, but for some reason I did it once and then used it about 5 times in the LD. Here it is:
When I felt like i was about to wake up, I stuck my head into a wall or the ground, waited one minute, and then the dream "restarted" and i was back where I ended, still lucid :D
When I was in the dream I was aware of how it worked but i can't fully recall it right now. It was something about falling asleep and later return to the LD instead of the more common waking up after the LD.

Also, movement I found out is "the key" to staying lucid. Don't stop, move around all the time, and your LD's will be longer.


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

In my last LD I was doing a gig and when I started to lose lucidity I started to play a song called: Increase Lucidity! :D. It worked pretty good ^^

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

i have a question(my first post smile :

i am not a very experienced lucid dreamer, but occasionally i manage to have a lucid dream.
a while ago i had a lucid dream. i did a reality check, looked at my hand and counted fingers, and forced myself to calm down. it worked for a while, i was watching the traffic, and changing the colors of the cars, and making sure i was really dreaming. but then something strange happened:
i suddenly started to float away. i tried rubbing my hands, but i couldn't control it i kept forcefully "FLYING" away.
i think i lost lucidity because i got too upset, i was rubbing my hands madly, but i just didn't get it why i was floating and i didn't want to lose lucidity... it was really confusing, because it never happened before.
anyone might know or have ideas why this happened? whatsthat


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Hello ( my first post and I'm from Belgium so excuse me for my possible mistakes shy2 )
My longest LD was kinda weird, because i was dreaming and then i thought " Wait, this doesn't seem right " but i didn't precisely thought " I'm dreaming " which is always a source of excitement and awakening. Then I tried to fly but i could only jump super high and make saltos etc... wich frustrated me a bit. Then i got pursued by a DC and that made me forgot about the dream itself , i fled with a friend without realising that he was a DC too and my dream lasted longer than usually. At the end of the trackrace i thought " If i'm dreaming i can defeat my opponent" and i tried fighting with super strenght and stuff like that but it didn't worked and i woke up angry .
So I think that if you realise that your in a dream but act without thinking about this fact, the dream will last longer, because you can't get excited if you don't think about it


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

Welcome majchicu and Spit Fire! bye

@majchicu, you know, I think that's happened to me too! eek2 No idea why and no idea what it means. Next time maybe you (or me ) can ask the dream out loud why it's happening or ask it to stop...? might work.

@spit fire, well, if you thought "Wait, this doesn't seem right" but didn't really realize it was a dream, you didn't get lucid... but got really really close! maybe you even did get lucid but didn't fully realize what that means. In other words, you had a low level of lucidity. My low level LD's tend to last longer too smile


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PostPosted: Sun 29 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

@Mattias
I assume that you're used to LDs so I'd like to ask you a few questions help!
I actually made a RC in the dream so I guess i was lucid for like 10 seconds, because I usually "loudly" think: "I'm in a dream!!" but in that dream i just kept in mind that it wasn't real without REALLY thinking too much about the fact itself . but then I got into a normal dream (the track race part) ,was it because i tried too hard not to think about the dream and get excited ? And at the end i just "thought loudly" : "Ah yeah, it's a dream I can do whatever I want!" wich woke me up . So I was wondering how could I remember that easily as I was dreaming, but still wasn't lucid during most of the dream ? Should I constantly think that I'm dreaming in order not to get into a normal dream again? Wouldn't that get me too excited ? Or should I make a RC and then focus on my "lucid activity" without paying attention on the story that was proceeding in my normal dream (before the RC)? whatsthat
Thanks for your time smile
( And sorry again if I made mistakes shy2 )


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PostPosted: Sun 29 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

The problem in a LD is to stay calm enough so you don't wake up and aware enough so you don't slip out of lucidity and in a ND. Don't worry too much about it, just experiment around. Next time try to stay more aware that it's a dream, while still staying calm (saying "I'm dreaming" and rubbing your hands might help) smile

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

I never seem to see when the dream starts to fade, tough that could be because my sight is mostly black in the lucid dreams anyways... Anyone got any great tips on how to get a "Clearer" Sight? Without having to scream LUCIDITY PLOX. (Cuz i find it hard talking in my dreams)


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

Well I've never tried this, but I intended to in my next LD, and maybe it could help you;

At the first possible chance you get, immage that there are goggles in your pocket, reach into your pocket, pull them out and put them on, they are Lucidity Goggles!, They improve Lucid vision and give clear sight of all things dreamy!

You could even immagine that they have HUD readouts like "Lucidy: 96%", and maybe a radar that shows where you are in your dreamworld, experiment!



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The more you think about it.. the harder it becomes!
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You know it sucks, ever since I've been thinking so much about becoming lucid in dreams I haven't been able to. It's like as soon as you start thinking too much about it, lucidity becomes more difficult to achieve.

Something my boyfriend suggested to try to stay in a lucid dream after becoming aware: Look at your hands. I realized I NEVER see my hands in dreams, but since they're something that is supposed to always be there I suppose it makes sense that they would help anchor you in a dream.


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Re: The more you think about it.. the harder it becomes!
PostPosted: Wed 29 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

gnossos wrote:
You know it sucks, ever since I've been thinking so much about becoming lucid in dreams I haven't been able to. It's like as soon as you start thinking too much about it, lucidity becomes more difficult to achieve.

Something my boyfriend suggested to try to stay in a lucid dream after becoming aware: Look at your hands. I realized I NEVER see my hands in dreams, but since they're something that is supposed to always be there I suppose it makes sense that they would help anchor you in a dream.

Well, for the hands part, that is just one of the many ways to become lucid, many of us have a LD without looking at them; but nonetheless, it's quite the good technique, just resolve that you will find your hands in a dream before bed, it helps placing them in front of you when you repeat the phrase.

For the first part, then I don't see the problem: just think, or better, overthink less about it. Almost everyone here had had some break period where they had LD's without even trying. So it doesn't depend that much on how much you think about it, right? When going to bed, the only true state to cultivate should be a calm mind, and the awareness that comes with it. Try meditating a bit before bed, and see the results for yourself.



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PostPosted: Mon 04 Oct, 2010  Reply with quote

In An LD when I close my eyes I wake up and in nightmares to but in Normal Dreams isn’t it always so why is that? And how do I can get it to my LD’s?

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Oct, 2010  Reply with quote

I have a few good tips that always work for me :
- rub your hands
- spin around
- put your tongue to your front teeth (this will help your dream getting more vivid)
- rub your hands quickly trough your hair

I hope these things help for you!



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PostPosted: Wed 06 Oct, 2010  Reply with quote

Gaia wrote:
- put your tongue to your front teeth (this will help your dream getting more vivid)
- rub your hands quickly trough your hair


Oh, these two are new to me. must try! :D


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