How did YOU learn to LD? - Part II
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#196:  Author: Obliverum PostPosted: Thu 02 May, 2019
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its interesting to read about how everyone learned to LD!

i was originally counseled to learn because i suffer from chronic nightmares, and i eventually did some research and found they could be used for their own sake too. i like to take a proactive approach to dreaming smile

#197:  Author: GeneralCoco27 PostPosted: Mon 13 May, 2019
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Happened to me multiple times spontaneously when I was a child. Didn't know exactly what it was and always tried to wake up. I found out you can completely control your LD by searching my ''condition'' ~10 years ago when I was ~18 years old. I managed to increase the rate of LD's by use of MILD and WBTB techniques and actively controlled ~10-20 them. I tried WILD many times, but somehow I can never fall asleep when staying conscious.

#198: Gaining control of LD? Author: jamie.l PostPosted: Tue 28 May, 2019
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I've only had lucid dreams a handful of times but I've never been able to take control even though I'm aware that I'm dreaming. How do you learn to control things?

Also, I've been trying to perfect my sleep patterns and found a sleep calculator(https://startsleeping.org/sleep-calculator  /) that includes age, which none of the other ones seem to have. Apparently that's the biggest determining factor. Is that true?

#199: Re: Gaining control of LD? Author: Letaali PostPosted: Fri 31 May, 2019
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jamie.l wrote:
I've only had lucid dreams a handful of times but I've never been able to take control even though I'm aware that I'm dreaming. How do you learn to control things?

Also, I've been trying to perfect my sleep patterns and found a sleep calculator(https://startsleeping.org/sleep-calculator  /) that includes age, which none of the other ones seem to have. Apparently that's the biggest determining factor. Is that true?


Only thing limiting you in lucid dreams is you. If you think some action requires effort or might fail, it most likely will. Confidence is key. Remind yourself that nothing around you is real. Locked doors can be walked through, because they are not really there.

And about sleep timings. Those vary from person to person. Best way to learn what works for you is to just test different timings.

#200:  Author: Moxieofthemoon PostPosted: Thu 27 Jun, 2019
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I had learned about lucid dreaming maybe a year before this actually happened, but I could never seem to get myself to do it by myself. I almost achieved it one time by looking at a digital clock and noticing that the time was really off with how it looked outside, but I freaked out too much and woke up.

When I actually, fully attained a lucid dream and could control it, I was helped by a reoccurring dream character (read about them in my dream journal, link in siggy). I was with him in the kitchen of my old house and we were about to leave, but these older people came in through the back door, who I realized were his grandparents but they were supposed to be dead. I started freaking out and my dream character turned me to him and told me I was dreaming! I had to take control of it because I was dreaming! And so I became lucid, and I was able to take us to a safer place.

That's the low detail version anyway, but still, it was pretty wild.
I wasn't able to have consistent lucid dreams after that, until recently.
Believe it or not, I performed a ritual back in January, and since then my lucid dreams have been pretty abundant, although I do find I kind of have to 'renew' the ritual, and do it at least once or twice a month. Totally worth it, though. I've definitely gotten better at lucid dreaming since then, and I think I'll be able to have them soon, without the help of a ritual.

#201:  Author: Kumoki PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul, 2019
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I agree! its very interesting to read all your stories^^

for me...ive been trying for YEARS but I think im blocking myself? its very hard to get lucid but I feel like mentally im standing in the way of....myself? haha if that makes sense

actually until last year I lived in a very broken home which was...idk it felt like a mental hospital, it felt like i was actually trapped in a nightmare. i cant even remember how but i stumbled over the author Charlie Morley and I think bc of him I got into lucid dreaming.....also reading through your stories...I noticed something. Usually I can never remember what other dream characters told me or I feel liek i rarely talk to them. I never learned form my family or anyone to have "normal" conversations and I find it hard to communicate so I thought I could do this in lucid dreams...also, I wanted to perform on stage as a singer and guitarist in my lucid dreams and get over my anxiety...I do so at home in waking state but I really want to have my idol sing with me in my dreams...so far I couldnt accomplish that - I dont really know what I can do to improve my skills:/
Still, I wont give up! I even try to convince friends to try it, because its an incredible feeling and you could discover so many hidden things if you just dare to take a look! Right?



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