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Novice dreamer
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How did you start LD?
PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar, 2012  Reply with quote

Hey guys! smile

Im trying lucid dream for 1,5 week now and i was curious to know how did you, dreamers, started LD... Which technique did you use? when did you saw your first ld, and when did you finally could see LD every time you wanted to see..

If a topic like this exist, im sorry! tounge2
(bad english, sorry )

The only thing i could say about my LD practise, is that i had once a lucid dream for 30-45 seconds, where i was trying to fly but i could just go very slow and i flew about 20 meters high.. low lucidity i guess

Current LD goal(s): master WILD
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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2012  Reply with quote

The first time I heard about Lucid Dreaming was not a long time ago. My sister came home and she told me that a friend of her was trying to be aware that he's dreaming.
I was very interested and I started to Google it. Then I found out it is called Lucid Dreaming. Just a few days later I found this site, and it helped me a lot smile

Current LD goal(s): Having my second LD, and flying.
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun, 2012  Reply with quote

I think it was a little over a year ago now, and I was on stumbleupon. I'm Buddhist, and how I learn about the stories of Buddha is I stumble about it. (I know, traditional right? ) Now this brought be to the wikipedia page about lucid dreams, since the monks where some of the first people to lucid dream. I had already known about that, and not known what lucid dreams where, but my curiosity never sparked until this page was right in my face. I was immediately wanting to try, and a google search later I had small black dots from a sharpie on my hands, and asked myself if I was dreaming every time I saw them. My first lucid dream was two nights later, and I was soon keeping a dream journal. It was only a few weeks ago that a friend showed me this website, and now here we are. ^^

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jun, 2012  Reply with quote

I was always interested in the mind and how dreams work. Then one day just casually researching about dreams and their meanings I came across an article about people controlling their dreams. So obviously, I thought to myself "wow that would be so fun!" and through further research that's how I came across lucid dreaming. Short and sweet huh.

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

I learned to lucid dream by doing a series of reality checks every day whenever something out of the ordinary happened. I wanted to lucid dream because I didn't want to be limited to reality. I wanted to push the boundries. For some reason I really don't need to do lucid affirmations, I just do a reality check, and I'm lucid.

Current LD goal(s): I want to beat the crap out of George Bush, Justin Beiber, and my crazy aunt.
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

I remember I knew what lucid dreaming was for a while, but was never really interested in it. I have a decent level awareness so I was very prone to lucid dreams caused by DILD... After 3-5 lucid dreams or so within the course of a few months because of DILD I thought about how cool it was that I was able to control everything in my dreams, and kinda escape reality. So it was then I decided to get into lucid dreaming, and actually using proper techniques and having them more frequently. So basically you can say I got into LDing by LDing. ^^

Current LD goal(s): win a chess match
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

I began my lucid journey after defeating a small recurring nightmare I'd had when I was younger, and also probably the movie Waking Life.

Current LD goal(s): Lucid Music Composing
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

Just try and try and hope that I can by sucessful. practice RC and WILD

Current LD goal(s): learn something about myself
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

A good friend of mine told me he wanted to try LDing and so I thought I'd give it a go. Three weeks later I had my first LD but to answer the question I learned almost all of my LDing techniques from this website and other similar ones. The internet is a crazy place... You can learn the strangest things. I'm sure glad I found out about this though!

Current LD goal(s): Stay lucid for a longer period of time
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

First i read a book about it. That same day me and a girl imagined a world together where we would live.

It was an amazing place ( island ). And it came true in my dream, i was so excited i woke up instantly tounge1 Shame..

Current LD goal(s): Reach a level 5 lucid dream
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

I had my first lucid dream when I was trying to improve my dream recall by keeping dream journal and chanting 'I will remember my dreams' in my head. I guess I accidentally did a MILD because I had a lucid dream that night ^^ .

Current LD goal(s): Have a very high level of lucidity in a dream.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug, 2012  Reply with quote

I've been intrigued by lucid dreaming since early 2012, and I did the odd reality check and kept a dream journal in the early months of the year. In April I had a moment of lucidity for the first time. It wasn't until June that I really got into it. I learnt huge amounts about it and read widely, and I had my first proper lucid dream on the night of the 18th of June, having started committing properly to my dream journaling and induction techniques.

Surprisingly for me, my first LD was technically a WILD, although it just involved me finding myself in SP somehow and managing to make a successful transition. MILD has not really worked for me. As such, most of my lucid dreams have either been the sort of WILD I just described or a DILD thanks to awareness and RCing during the day. SSILD seems to have worked on two occasions for me (and I've only done it 5-6 times) but I do not know if it was just a coincidence.

All in all I've gotten lucid 11 times and had 8 proper lucid dreams since really starting to work on it at the beginning of June. I consider it excellent progress and am very happy with how it's going. smile

EDIT: p.s. If anyone wonders how I've had so much success in a short period of time (and my LD rate is increasing), it's simply the amount of time I've put into reading about LDing and thinking about it. Oh and motivation.

Current LD goal(s): SSILD/ADA/RCing throughout August
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

I attribute my first lucid dream to dream themes.
All I did was read through this sites common "Recurring dreamthemes" found here. And then I read through my dream journal and made conscious note of my recurring dreamthemes (in the case of my first lucid dream, being at school was my most redcurrant dream theme).

Voilà! My first lucid dream at my highschool. I just became aware, no reality checks.

Current LD goal(s): Lengthen lucid dreams
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

I had nightmares when I was a bit younger, I think I learned it there
now, I wake up sometimes but instead of getting out of my bed I fall asleep again, so I can dream freely smile
just today I hade a crazy dream, and so I found this site

srry for bad English colgate

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep, 2012  Reply with quote

I learned from my blood brother, the term lucid dreaming from my best friend, and ways to amplify success and many other things from LD4all.

Current LD goal(s): A man in a white room, very long dreads, he resembles me..He knows somethin..
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