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Senses Initiated Lucid Dream (SSILD) Part II

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Kache
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

flo148ebb wrote:
Oh so that's what that crazy itch is about. Thanks for clearing that up!


It starts out as an itch, then it feels like a small lizard is trying to bite your face off. This is one of my biggest problems with WILD.

I tried SSILD earlier, but I wasn't able to sleep well. I'll try it again tonight w/ WBTB and I'll post my results later.



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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

do you openn your eyes between the 15-20 sec with close eyes?


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

First LD! :D

I set up an alarm before going to bed, and when I woke up i tried SSILD. It worked, I think I fell asleep during the last cycles. In the dream, I was at an English school (not native here) which my uncle works for as a teacher, in other city. I pinched my nose and noticed I could breathe. I yelled from joy and excitment, I can't remember the words exactly, and started jumping. However, I couldn't transform the dream the way I wanted, I tried to change some girl's face which I had never seen to someone's I used to know, and I began looking for a WritersCube's clock, none succesful. Suddenly I was home, in the city I live, and there were two strange people, one of them related to previous dream events, but I didn't care about the other. The enviroment wasn't vivid, it was fading out. I thought I would really find the dreamclock when my alarm started IRL. I started rubbing my hands, and yelling "I want to stay!", but I woke up anyway. Think it was better that way, because the lucidity would fade out and it would turn to a normal dream again. Now in my memory it looks like a normal dream, but I'm sure I got lucid. Low lucidity. Next time I must remember to take a look at my enviroment, and ask for more realism.

I remember other three dreams from this night.

And if you got confused with the alarm thing, yes, I set it up to play at two distinct times during the night.



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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

pnl wrote:
do you openn your eyes between the 15-20 sec with close eyes?

No pnl, you should keep eyes closed through the entire exercise
lago wrote:
First LD!

Congratulations. Next time upon becoming lucid remember not get too excited. Do some stabilization routines first -- rubbing hands, crawling on floor, shouting, and etc.


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

cosmic.iron wrote:

No pnl, you should keep eyes closed through the entire exercise


so for 15-20 sec you are trying to see the images and the next 15-20 the sounds, and you are doing this again and again right? sorry for my bad enlgish (thats why i didnt understand the technique)

im going to try it tonight!



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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

pnl wrote:
cosmic.iron wrote:

No pnl, you should keep eyes closed through the entire exercise


so for 15-20 sec you are trying to see the images and the next 15-20 the sounds, and you are doing this again and again right? sorry for my bad enlgish (thats why i didnt understand the technique)

im going to try it tonight!

Yeah that's pretty much it smile


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

After a 15 minute WBTB last night I tried SILD and even though I didn't fall asleep right away I had a really hard time concentrating sadblauw (I did get lucid though, very short as usual...). My mind just wanders so easily sometimes, it seems I couldn't even finish the first part without getting lost lach1

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

mattias wrote:
My mind just wanders so easily sometimes,..


I realize I have that problem as well. As soon as I notice my thoughts are beginning to get random, I force my mind back to the routine.



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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

About to take a nap using this technique, will post the results!

EDIT: (After the nap) Well, it felt like it was working pretty well, I did a couple repetitions then tried to WILD and got closer than I ever have before. When I fell asleep, though, I woke up without any recollection of my dreams, so I don't know what the verdict was.



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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

this method, regardless of its original intention (LDing), is such a good method for people struggling with insomnia for sure!

it only takes me 1, maybe 2 cycles to doze off... it's really hard to complete this few times haha



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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

Innhyu wrote:
this method, regardless of its original intention (LDing), is such a good method for people struggling with insomnia for sure!

it only takes me 1, maybe 2 cycles to doze off... it's really hard to complete this few times haha

LOL, yeah it really is a form of self-hypnosis I guess. smile


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

Ok, I have theory why is this technique working, at least for me.

So when I do this tech I wake up for WBTB. Stay awake for 5 - 10 minutes then I'm back in bed. I start doing technique. After 3 repetitions I still don't see anything or hear or feel on my body, at least nothing special or uncommon for laying in a bed. Sometimes and only sometimes in 4th and 5th repetition I may see something or hear something but that's very rarely!

And I think that's just the way that technique should work. In my opinion that's perfect because we were "forcing" ourselves to pay attention on our 3 most useful "sensors" very intensely for 2 - 3 minutes. After that the point of technique is to fall asleep quickly as possible. I believe that's because as we were paying attention in those 3 steps nothing significant happened but when we fall asleep fast and by concentrating on our sensors that's last we remember - nothing and as we enter the dream all those sensor become active and stimulated so from nothing to something extraordinary can and will induce lucidity...

At least that's how this tech works for me... ^^



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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

Had 2 LDs last night, using SSILD, even though I couldn't concentrate very much. I think I have to work on my lucidity now, as I'm not paying attention to things and can't control them in the dream.

Thank you for the technique. ;D



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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

After 15-20 seconds of trying, how long must you pause or something and go on with the other try's?

(Sorry for bad english).


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

http://www.ld4all.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44453 here is my try to SSILD


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