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Tommy39
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jun, 2010  Reply with quote

I had my first ever lucid dream at 4 years old (or something like that). I was playing with one of my old friends and at a moment I said "hey, do you know we are dreaming? I swear, I also remember the moment I fell asleep", then a monitor appears, showing me, sleeping in my bed (I recently thought that it may also have been a sort of OBE...).
After that, I only succeed to have just 3 more LD, in the last two years, after months of hard work...


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

I've had 2 uninduced lucid dreams. I think I may have accidentally performed a WILD when I was 5-ish, but I can't remember that incident too clearly. However, those have all been years ago, and I would not consider myself a natural, seeing how I can hardly even remember most of my dreams.

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

i think the real question here what is a natural besides a random event in your words

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jkup
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

im just saying

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fishiesinthesky
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

Am I a natural? Heck, no! lachgroen It's taken me so long just to have two LDs. I figure it's all about the time and effort invested, though, so I've got a long ways to go.

As a kid, I never had any lucid dreams. I did come close in one dream about flying, where I sort of realized there was nothing holding me up and started sinking... I managed to pull myself up by realizing it wasn't real life. But that was only pre-lucidity, if anything.

I was always interested in dreams, though. I took inspiration from them, and dabbled in dream interpretation on-and-off from the time I was nine. I first met my DG when I was ten... I suppose that's what kept me going. Always curious, wanting to see more.



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jkup
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

I think the only lucid dream i had was luck because i just thought about dreaming in my dream and boom i was flying away from people haha so wouldnt that make me a natural or is that just a radom occurence

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

I have been aware of that I am dreaming many times, but I have not taken any control, I simply followed the dream, sometimes I got myself away from the trouble I was in simply by just knowing that I was in a dream and that nothing could harm me or so etc.

Once I even got an option screen, almost like in the movie "Click" with Adam Sandler, but this was many years before that movie even came out.

So I don't know in what cathegory I should be in xD


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

I have had lucid dreams bout lucid dreams often, but when I realise I am dreaming , I wake up and don't want to hang around, heard about lucid dreaming about 4 days ago, and now trying to practice it, the tecniques on here worked, though the spinning around to remain lucid, will take some work, but i find not opening my eyes, even when i think i am awake helps me fall back in.

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

A cut and paste from my first post but as you can see its a big yes for me!

"As a child I constantly experienced lucid dreams although I thought it was normal and didnít talk to people about it. I donít remember controlling my dream environment except in one respect that was always the same. I every lucid dream I had I would quickly realise I was dreaming and tell people in my dream that "we" were dreaming (never "I" am dreaming). As the dream progressed if I wanted to wake up (and this is the weird bit) all I had to do was find a vintage car (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang era) lie down underneath it and bang! wide awake. The car was always there if I needed to wake up but the lucid dreams stopped as I got older. Itís a shame I didnít realise what was happening.

Anyway as an adult I still naturally have lucid dreams but very infrequently maybe only once a year at least they are the only ones I can remember, the last one I had I managed to fly which I have never done before.

I also suffer from sleep paralysis or to be more accurate waking paralysis where I want to wake up when I'm dreaming but cant. Its hard to describe but I know I'm lying in bed and if I "struggle" I cant wake but I can fool myself into thinking I'm awake and even standing up out of bed or walking around the house when I suddenly realise I'm dreaming, panic and start shallow breathing and twitching at which point my wife has to shake me to snap me awake. I can wake myself up if I relax and jerk myself awake. As I write this I've never spotted the fact that I know I'm asleep and maybe I should stop trying to wake myself up but the feeling of paralysis is very scary. Now I think about it I've suffered the paralysis as long as I can remember (I'm 38 now) but its worse when I'm stressed."

My dream recall is nauturally pretty good too, I can still remember lying under that old car which I guess last happened about 30 years ago. My long term memory is good anyway so I guess that helps. I can still rememebr stuff from the age of 3 and occasionally freak my parents out by asking "do you rememeber..." to which they answer "you were only 3 how the hell can you remember that!?".

I've not managed an induced LD yet but I'm being a bit lazy about it at the moment. I guess because I know I can LD I'm not in such a rush to see if I can induce a LD. But I'll get there! grin


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

Man! I wish I was a natural... It would be so much easier!

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Don Anonymus
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

Casyi wrote:
Man! I wish I was a natural... It would be so much easier!


You don't need to be a natural to be a lucid dreamer ! You can achieve the performance of having a LD every night even if you aren't a natural - however, it takes years of practice, but it's worth it... I guess..


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

Don Anonymus wrote:
Casyi wrote:
Man! I wish I was a natural... It would be so much easier!


You don't need to be a natural to be a lucid dreamer ! You can achieve the performance of having a LD every night even if you aren't a natural - however, it takes years of practice, but it's worth it... I guess..

True. I remember one LD from when i was perhaps 10 years old and i don't believe it has helped me in achieving LDs in the last 1.5 years that i have trained. I now get 1-2 per week by will.


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

Casyi wrote:
Man! I wish I was a natural... It would be so much easier!


Like others have said I dont expect it will be any easier for me as a natural LDer to LD at will than anyone else. I think the only advantage is that a natural LDer may be more relaxed about eventually having an induced LD as they know thay have had them before and that when they do manage to induce a LD it wont be as wierd as never having had one before.

Time will tell....


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Don Anonymus
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

It's like a natural talent. If you are good at something, then in a year (if you study intense) you are a professional. If you haven't got a really natural talent, then it would take about a couple more years, but you still reach profy. Even as a natural, you can't a achieve level professional in just one single day wink5

Just think that it's not impossible.


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jul, 2010  Reply with quote

I'm not sure if I'm natural, but my first LD was very vivid and long(5min) for starter.
I remember a lot of dreams when I got out of them at will.
I guess I'm a natural but dreams were less important then.



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