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      Got lucid last night after a wbtb. Different routine. This time i had to do a few things and turn on some lights. It got me up and moving more than usual. I wilded and ended up getting lucid inside the dream after noticing some absurdities.
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      Congratulations!! I was typing the following up when I saw there was a new page to your workbook and must be a new post:

      Personally I have to wake up quite a bit so I need something to get my mind buzzing so that when I lay back down I can do some MILD or SSILD without falling asleep too quickly. Everyone is different though...

      Anyway it sounds like that's what you did. I find the highest rate of success if I really wake up - but not too late in the morning. For me the sweet spot is in the 4-5 hour range. Wbtb at 6+ hours is a lower rate of success but everyone is different. As far as what to do, most people recommend reading, watching or listening to LD material. I say whatever really grabs your interest for long enough for your personal wbtb length.
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      Did a wbtb last night but the phone was next to my bed, so i did not get up. FOG. You give great advice with putting it across the room. My dreams were crazy! I loved them, Lots of old people in my life showing up, i had shit to do and places to go and secrets to keep. I didn't get lucid but man i had crazy memories when i woke up. It was awesome. TOnight i'm going to wbtb again and put the phone further away to get a better response time. Thanks for all the help this year. My goal this year is to keep my practice up and expanded so that by the end of next year, i'm still here and still plugging. I"m having the dreams, getting lucid, doing shit. If i can keep working, i'm going to get better and better. This time next year, I'll be much better!!
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      I did extra work meditating last night and though my recall was poor, I did wake up with that tingle of boldness in my chest today. The air is crackling with a dreamlike quality. I keep checking.
      I was on a collision course with the doer of dreams, the great Intender.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tblanco View Post
      Thanks for all the help this year. My goal this year is to keep my practice up and expanded so that by the end of next year, i'm still here and still plugging. I"m having the dreams, getting lucid, doing shit. If i can keep working, i'm going to get better and better. This time next year, I'll be much better!!
      You're welcome and I absolutely agree with your outlook! Keep up the great work!

      The air is crackling with a dreamlike quality. I keep checking.
      Isn't that an awesome feeling?!
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      My dream recall has been off for the last few days but last night I had a pretty good set of dreams. My nightly meditation practice has been working with mindfulness and a little bit with diffuse vision and some visualization exercises before bed. I just got to the sleep yoga chapter of the Holocek book, think i might go back to the Illusory form chapters. Holiday season was full of emotions and chemicals, difficult to get to the level of peace and focus required for optimum state. Things are getting back to normal now.

      Now i work again on developing right mindset, celebrating small victories, putting goals in place and putting the effort foward.

      The best victory i have now is that I've done work every day over this spell, I didn't give up. So now i can keep going without having stopped. My goal this year is to do this every day.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tblanco View Post
      The best victory i have now is that I've done work every day over this spell, I didn't give up. So now i can keep going without having stopped. My goal this year is to do this every day.
      I love this! You can do it! Anytime you seem super busy, simply slow down but try not to stop altogether and look for the joy in as many of your practices as possible.
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      I had good recall last night. I remembered a long and vivid dream about working backstage at a theater. It was nerve wracking. I was filling in for the bell in "sure thing" by david ives. I woke up excited that my recall was so on point. I also did a brief wbtb, (alarm went off and i went back to sleep) but i noticed wild colors behind my eyelids before drifting off again.
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      Sick as a dog
      Still journaling
      This is a dream
      My goal is 5 lds a week
      Consistently
      None since xmas
      I will not be deterred
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      You have nice goals there
      I wish I could reach that count
      I'm sure I will soon
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      FryingMan's Unified Theory of Lucid Dreaming: Pay Attention, Reflect, Recall -- Both Day and Night[link]
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      “May I awaken within this dream and grasp the fact that I am dreaming, so that all dreamlike beings may likewise awaken from the nightmare of illusory suffering and confusion.”
      "...develop stability in awareness and your dreams will change in extraordinary ways" -- TYoDaS

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      Same goal here, 5 LDs a week. Let's do it!
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      So the above is my dream incubation locale. it's got a lotus tree on a hill in a meadow. there's a bench and a pillow on the right of the tree and a cinched sack on the left. In the sack is whatever you want. There's also a door that operates as a portal to other dimensions and areas. One of my long term goals is to go here in my dreams.

      Still dry but recall is improving. Several dreams rememberred last night and they all bleed together, elements keep reappearing in other dreams later in the night. I woke up with many dreams. and wrote down as many as i could.
      I was on a collision course with the doer of dreams, the great Intender.

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      Standard procedure, 930 meditation for 15-20 minutes. Drink a fuckload of water. Go to bed with alarm set for 330am. Alarm placed across the room. At 330 i wake up groggy as fuck, make it across the room, pee. Walk around for 5-10 minutes and let the dogs outside. Go outside and look at the sky. Mentally prep myself to wild. LAy down and start breathing until I can go to sleep.


      I get to do this 3-4 times a week. There may or may not be a lucidimine. This was working around xmas time but stopped around there. I'm going to go back and look see what has changed in my routine.


      Ok, i checked out the routine of my last 5. All wilds. All after getting up and actively doing some shit. I do need to get some energy up. That's an important part. I need to know what i'm doing this shit for. Part of it has to do with the Daytime benefits of awareness and meditation. part of it is, I WANT MY TIME ON THE HOLODECK. I want to experience inhibition free behavior in a public social setting. I want superpowers. I want to engage all of my senses in a cornucopia of crazy shit. I want those fucking wings, mother fucker! I'm going back and doing all the fucking tasks. And i'm going to learn to orgasm in the dream without waking up.

      Statement of intent motherfucker.
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      WBTB WILD attempt last night. I went a little too far in the other direction. I turned on a bunch of lights and looked at pictures and movies for 20 minutes before going back to bed. Took me forever to fall asleep. Was able to get into trance and get some hypnogogia going eventually but then my kid woke up with a recurring nightmare about bears. she crawled on top of me and I was done for. I was closer and I will get back to the wild style That i was rocking a few weeks ago. That's what works. that's my pathway. I'm all about it.


      What makes me think I am awake right now?
      I was on a collision course with the doer of dreams, the great Intender.

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      The "I WANT MY TIME ON THE HOLODECK" line caught my attention. It got me thinking about my recent demo of what I consider the best consumer VR system out there at the moment, the Vive VR. The demo really impressed me and I like the idea that it is an experience that is basically "on demand" but it just can't compare to lucid dreaming. In lucid dreaming we can activate visuals that aren't there in VR until the software is developed, and there are just so many possibilities requiring endless software programming. In ld's we can also activate multiple sensations that just aren't available any time soon in VR. VR can allow the visual of your hands to touch things, but you aren't going to feel those things or the softness of a dream characters skin like you can in a lucid dream. You won't feel your stomach drop like you can in a lucid dream's fall or roller coaster dive. Although if the brain can be tricked well enough, perhaps in the future, VR should be able to have the brain send signals that replicate sensations. There's an idea for any VR developers out there.

      Basically, I want my time on my lucid dreaming holodeck too...and I know this is where it's at!

      Good luck getting back into your groove. You can definitely get back there with the right focus.
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      My day work is on point. Remembered 3 full dreams two nights ago which is a lot for me right now. This morning i went for a wbtb after 7 hours of sleep which isn't ideal. I was able to get to the trance state but not actually in the wild dream. I'm getting closer. I've been sketching my dream goals in a separate notebook, what things i want to do and what they might look like. My skills are rudimentary but I'm working on my visualization in different ways. I'm getting better at my sense of daytime wonder and reflection. That's important. I'm going to be back in the momentum soon. Staying motivated. I keep trying every day. I keep reminding myself of my goals every day.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tblanco View Post
      This morning i went for a wbtb after 7 hours of sleep which isn't ideal.
      Have you found a personal sweet spot (ideal number of hours) in the past?

      I'm getting better at my sense of daytime wonder and reflection. That's important.
      Definitely!..and it has it's daytime benefits as well.

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      Dry Spell Broken!

      Did some supplement research. Did a WBTB with Melatonin in the first half and Galantamine in the second half.

      Here's a link to the journal.

      I've been keeping a notebook notebook and have been writing affirmations and goals and drawing little sketches of dream powers I want and A few of them i manifested in the dream. pretty cool will keep this notebook up. Plan to draw up sketches of the TOTM and TOTY and others.
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      Congratulations on breaking your dry spell Tony!
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      I did a WBTB last night but only for a second. I was so Tired, I went right back to bed rather than try to get myself up and moving around. I went to bed an hour earlier and actually woke up at 2 am by myself but had the alarm set for three so i figured i'd wake up when the alarm went off. I should have gotten up with my natural self. I did wake up with 3 vivid dreams in my head. My recall is getting better. I'm also carrying around a notebook with me where i'm making notes a sketches of what i'll do with my Lucidity making me get creative in places while i imagine what i'm doing with my powers in the supermarket or walking down the street.
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      I was on a collision course with the doer of dreams, the great Intender.

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      That's been me lately, not getting in my normal WBTBs. I definitely like that sketch notebook idea, especially since it gets you thinking dreamily/creatively while out and about!

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      Interesting development last night.
      set alarm for wbtb for 315 am
      I woke up on my own at 304 (!!)
      got up and moved around a bit, took the dogs out to pee and took out the trash.
      after 20 min I went back to bed
      couldn't fall asleep for 1.5 hours, did get into trance for a little while but didn't sustain it.
      eventually woke up did some reading and went back to sleep at 530
      had a great complex dream.
      I think i went to far on the wake up side of the WBTB
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      I was on a collision course with the doer of dreams, the great Intender.

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      not posting in a while. going through the motions, but my motivation has been slipping. Dream recall has been interesting, better than a couple of months ago but my mindful living needs work.
      I was on a collision course with the doer of dreams, the great Intender.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tblanco View Post
      not posting in a while. going through the motions, but my motivation has been slipping. Dream recall has been interesting, better than a couple of months ago but my mindful living needs work.
      I am experiencing a bit of that as well. Things I find that help in these situations are:

      -tweaking one or more of my practices to find a new way to view the practice, especially if it makes the practice more fun or it gives me more insight or a sense of childlike wonder.

      -revisiting prior practices that I like so that I can mix them in with those practices that I don't particularly enjoy (assuming I feel that they are helpful, despite not being particularly enjoyable).

      -reading through my favorite dreams, especially lucid dreams for this particular situation.

      -celebrating mindful living successes during the day, recognizing that it isn't only about lucid dreams.

      -and celebrating the interesting non-lucid dreams along the way.
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      I am trying to keep it together but my motivation is fading fast. I'm doing fewer and fewer reality checks daily, I'm not thinking about LD, My recall is getting worse and worse. Over the last few days I'm not even able to meditate as well as I've been otherwise. Not sure what the issue is here but I do know my goals remain the same, even if the thought of working toward them is very difficult.

      Not sure where to go to regain my mojo.
      I was on a collision course with the doer of dreams, the great Intender.

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