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Šuma
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Dec, 2009  Reply with quote

Hey,

So how exactly do you 'train' your body to wake up without moving? Do you just say 'I will wake up from my dream and I will not move' before I go to bed or do I have to do something more complex?

Thanks in advance


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Dec, 2009  Reply with quote

Šuma wrote:
Hey,

So how exactly do you 'train' your body to wake up without moving? Do you just say 'I will wake up from my dream and I will not move' before I go to bed or do I have to do something more complex?

Thanks in advance


That's the idea :D Try to focus on the intention and the meening of the words. and don't get discouraged if it doesn't work the first night.

although saying something like "stay still" instead of "not moving" should work better since the SC understands positive suggestions better. What I do is I say it 3 to 5 times in my mind and then simply FORGET about it and try to go to sleep.


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Dec, 2009  Reply with quote

yea jus say a mantra like that...it works for me

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Dec, 2009  Reply with quote

Thanks, I tried it last night, but while it did not work, I did remember five NDs. I'll try it again tonight.

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009  Reply with quote

This is an approach I am currently mastering. Got two WILDs during previous week. There are three keys:

1) You have to wake up without moving, or if moved stop yourself fast.
2) You have to be either one who go asleep fast, or be somewhat tired.
3) You need to try different things after waking up without moving to find out the best one for you. For example, FILD is one of the tech you may try, or "cellphone" tech, when you imagine cellphone or other object in your hand - there plenty of techs to make fast WILD.


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec, 2009  Reply with quote

I've found that meditation really helps. One thing that helps me chain is being able to totally clear my mind and simply focus on entering the dream with NO distractions.

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

Yeh this works pretty well for me, I just say before I go to sleep over and over again (until I actually fall asleep) "I will wake-up after my dream and stay still" or something similar and most of the time I will wake-up after a dream and stay still for only a few seconds and it will work. I don't really feel anything, just one minute I'll be in my bed and the next minute I'll be in a dream!

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

and i thought i\ve discovered a new technique 4weeks ago angry but it's a good technique, it takes me about 10 secs to enter a dream thumbs

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

How funny to find this topic! I just registered in this forum to post this, about whether I had a lucid dream or not, and after reading this, I realized I used this technique without even knowing about it.

I tried to WILD before going to bed, but it didn't work. Then I had a dream about it, woke up, and decided to try again. And it worked (apparently it was an OOBE), but just for a few seconds. I actually remember NOT moving between my first dream and the next. But I had no actual reason for waking up, it was a total accident. I'm not sure how to do it again or if it would work with an alarm. But I'll definitely give it a try.


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Aug, 2010  Reply with quote

It is a lovely name. I think I have done something similar all my life. All the books on dreaming I read said to try to rehearse what you had just dreamed before you move at all in the morning, then after you've gone over and over it/them, you will be able to remember and write down the dream(s). But I noticed in doing that, I often went back to sleep, sometimes back into the same dream, and often went lucid. If I dream enough, I get where I can just remember back the strongest dream I've had lately as I lie down to sleep, and that dream image will transport me back to that dream, and actually back into lucid dream land, quick as a wink. But I'm rusty these days, as I've not tried much in the last 10 years. Still can go lucid usually, if I get enough sleep!

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jan, 2011  Reply with quote

Hy everyone!

I succeed with this technique... At first I thought it wouldn't work because when I waked up from a previous dream I opened my eyes, but I believed that I can succeed and then I repeat my mantra and I visualized myself in a dream, so it's basically MILD technique.

And what's great about this chaining is that, after just a few seconds I was in another dream, but conscious that just a few seconds ago I wake up, so I was definitely sure that I'm in another dream, and that this must be a dream...

So I was in my backyard, and I have this huge garage and as in many other dreams I would fly on the roof, which is every time different from a real roof... So then I was 100% sure that this is a dream, but still, I check my fingers, and of course there was 7 fingers... And the story goes on...

It's definitely a good technique, but with more practice, it's gonna be even more great. Sorry if is post to long! smile

Cheers! :D



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PostPosted: Wed 19 Jan, 2011  Reply with quote

Now I know that my first method actually has a name xD
Tnx for posting!



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PostPosted: Wed 19 Jan, 2011  Reply with quote

I use SP to get into my LD. Does anyone knows how to cause a SP more frequently? smile

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Mar, 2011  Reply with quote

I used to practice dream chaining a while back. From what I remember, it worked when I woke up very abruptly. It was a special kind of awakening. I'm trying to recall what precisely was going in my mind as I woke up like that. A momentary shift of awareness from the dream world into the waking world is all that's needed for the dream chaining. However, I often find myself to awaken gradually and groggily, rather than instantly and snappily.

A few examples:
-An annoying dream where I just "Quit" to find myself in the waking world, then imagining another scene and seeing it envelop me. After a few seconds I could gently move my fingers in the dream in front of me. When I felt they were solid enough, I moved my dream body and fully entered the dream.

-After an end of a lucid dream, where the imagery became so unstable that I just forced myself awake and aware, feeling the bed around me. This is when I "chained" another lucid to the first one. However, after 3-5 chaining attempts the LD became so long that it was pretty hard to recall the beginning.

This technique is so great, it removes all anxiety about lucid dreaming, it is almost guaranteed that over the course of a 8-10 hours of sleep you will have a LD with this technique. The bad thing is that it made me too lazy to practice other techniques, so when i couldnt chain, I effectively lost my ability to LD...


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jun, 2011  Reply with quote

Hey guys, just wanted to contribute an idea I had this morning during a LD.
This technique has worked for me quite a bit in the past, though i've always struggled to realise that I was dreaming and to remain still so that i can chain onto another dream.
So I had a look on the android app market and found a free alarm clock (Alarm Clock Extreme free) which allows for a customisable alarm.
Essentially what I want to try and do is to set a small 'prompt' alarm an hour before i regularly get up at 7:45. This alarm is just like a bleep or a quiet sound that lasts for just 2 seconds which is sufficient to wake me up, but not totally. Also it doesn't require me to get up and turn it off, it'll turn its self off.
Also I would have to train my self to recognise that sound and to remain still (rather than jumping out of bed).
I'm just gonna set it for the next few weeks and see how well it works. smile



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