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    Thread: Self Awareness + Senses Initiated LD - 1 Month Test

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      Self Awareness + Senses Initiated LD - 1 Month Test

      Hi,

      First of all thank you for all the info you gave me by sharing your experience and knowledge.
      I'm still in the process of learning to achieve lucidity.
      I wanna start giving something back to the community by doing a 1 month test of what I think are the techniques most suited to me to gauge their effectiveness and finally start to obtain some consistent result. If I see some positive effects, I'll continue the test; otherwise I'll change the techniques used.

      What I'll be doing:
      - Daytime Self-Awareness
      - Visualization practice during the day
      - SSILD during night awakenings (active imagination or passive awareness according to level of wakefulness)
      - Dream recall in the morning (writing down only LDs)

      p.s. I'll try to achieve night-time awakenings without alarm, with a little meditation before sleep.

      Every suggestion, question and criticism will be greatly appreciated.
      Thanks in advance!
      Last edited by Gurdjieff; 01-07-2018 at 06:53 PM.

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      One thing that *I think* you should change is only writing down LDs. I don't know you as of right now, so I do not know your recall capabilities and so on, but either way it seems that you should write down all your dreams(to find dream signs, etc.)

      Best,
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      Quote Originally Posted by glen View Post
      One thing that *I think* you should change is only writing down LDs. I don't know you as of right now, so I do not know your recall capabilities and so on, but either way it seems that you should write down all your dreams(to find dream signs, etc.)

      Best,
      glen
      Hi Gurdjeff, It will be interesting to see what you come up with. Welcome to Dream Views[ please start a thread in the intro section telling us a little about you. The very first thing I thought matches Glen's comment. I have been at this for 30 years, yet if I do not work on recall I loose it. In fact, I go in and out of good practice. Because I have not been working it I forget my lucid dreams. I have trouble remembering more than flashes. The way I fix that when I am motivated is to work on recall of what ever dream I was having just before waking. It does not have to be lucid or I would have few to record, due to recent slacking off. I would write down or record a few key words as soon as you wake up. Later in the morning look at those words and try to remember any more details. It is something you can work on every day and perhaps a few dreams every day.
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      1st Night

      Bedtime: 11pm
      A little meditation.
      Natural awakening: 6 am.
      Complete SSILD cycles.
      Borderline between sleep and wakefulness until 7 am alarm (passive awareness, but couldn't properly fall asleep).
      A few NLDs fragments recalled (thanks for the suggestion, I'll register also normal dreams with key words).

      1st night LDs: 0
      Total: 0
      Last edited by Gurdjieff; 01-08-2018 at 04:46 PM.
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      2nd Night

      Bedtime: 11:30 pm
      SSILD Meditation before bed, reaching a state of light trance
      Natural awakening at 3 am, but fell asleep without doing the cycles (I should put myself in uncomfortable position at the beginning).
      Result: vivid and long NLD recall for my standard, with a few extra fragments. Strong presence felt during the dream, albeit never lucid.
      Awoke at 7 am alarm with pleasant tingling across the body. I feel that with a little extra time I would have become lucid.
      Fired up for next night!

      2nd Night LDs: 0
      Total: 0
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      3rd Night

      Same as yesterday.
      I have to wake up a little bit more during night awakenings.

      Any tips?

      3rd Night LDs: 0
      Total: 0
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      Hi Gurdjieff, when you have a natural awakening in the morning (or anytime during the night) why not remain dead still and perform DEILD?
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      Makes sense. I'll try to enter the dream immediately upon awakening and perform SSILD cycles if attempt fails.
      Still going to mantain the sensory meditation before sleep in order to enhance awareness and prompt more conscious awakenings.
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      Updated practice routine:

      - Daytime Self-Awareness
      - Visualization practice during the day
      - Meditation + MILD before bed
      - Natural night awakenings: try immediate dream entering; if it fails, sensory meditation (SSILD).
      - Dream recall in the morning

      I'll keep this routine consistent and write again only after first success.
      Last edited by Gurdjieff; 01-14-2018 at 12:08 PM.
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