The Matrix jump scene is also on youtube if you want to watch it a few times for extra inspiration/reinforcement!
^ That sounds like more of a personal experience/schema to me!
Originally Posted by Sensei
I don't think any kind of dream incubation/control is inherently difficult - different people have different things they find easy, and anyone can learn to improve with practice.
I think maybe you're just saying to focus on one thing at a time though, right? Like building the scene bit by bit?
I don't think the order matters, eg. I would personally teleport to the location first, and if the characters weren't already there (which they totally could be when the scene appears!) then I would move on to summoning etc.
That Dream Incubation Tutorial thread is great, I hadn't seen that one before.
Congrats on achieving your meditation goal, Patience! I like your idea of turning that into a teleportation method, especially since it's something you've practised a lot IWL so it feels natural to you.
For a beginner, I would recommend doing at least one (two if possible) meditation sessions of about 10-15 minutes per day. Since you have a lot of experience with meditation, you may find you're able to do more/longer sessions without it feeling overwhelming.
Originally Posted by Patience108
I will be honest and say that I often don't include meditation as part of my day work, and I'm able to incubate just fine without it, however it really does help to make things a lot easier when I meditate regularly, so I would put it on my list as an ideal element of dreaming practice.
Daydreaming is the type of incubation that I do the most, and I do this every day whether I meditate or not. This can include planning and visualising, imagining how I will feel in the dream, getting excited about accomplishing my goal, and getting excited about lucid dreaming in general.
When I've said before that I "do this throughout the day", I am being very literal. I mean any time I ever think of it, I will imagine my upcoming dream, even if it's just in the background of my mind. When I'm particularly excited about a dream, this can happen almost constantly throughout the day, and I know as the day passes that I'm getting closer to being able to live out my dream!
So I can't really give a numerical answer of "X times a day"... but if it's not crossing your mind as much as you want it to, then you can set up triggers such as alarms or associations like I've talked about before with RCs - any time you do various activities like eating, drinking, toilet, walking through doors, sitting, standing, etc. you can remember to imagine your dream.
Remembering your goals in-dream also relies on good dream memory/self awareness. This is why I like to take a few moments when I become lucid to breathe and focus on remembering my goals before I embark on any adventures.
Incubation can make remembering goals much easier, and it can also help provide the things you need without any conscious effort - if you keep incubating your Matrix scene, you might find yourself on the rooftop with Morpheus in your next dream naturally. And since you've associated this scene with dreaming, it can even be a dream sign that triggers lucidity.
I look forward to hearing how it goes!