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      Need help on Turbo charging awareness

      Sup people from DV. I'm a new member and I currently need tips to transform my lucid dream awareness to that of real life. I noticed that even though I can last in lucidity for 20 minutes and more but my awareness fluctuates. Tips?

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      When I was about your age (in lucid dream time ) one of my teachers told me to repeat "I am dreaming" while lucid so that i get into the habbit of staying aware during the dream and not losing lucidity. It helped a lot.
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      Hmmm very interesting. I did have good stabilizing technique but I seem to not have done this. Thanks for the reply Sensei! Much respect to you
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      Even though I don't really meditate, I think the lessons it can teach you in clearing your mind and focusing your attention and awareness can be helpful. The simplest form of meditation is to do belly breathing (let me know if you aren't aware of what that entails) and trying to let your mind empty while being focused on what's happening (the way your body feels, etc.). Essentially, you learn that not thinking is a bit harder than it seems, because you often think about how you're not supposed to be thinking. When a thought pops up, you need to simply let it go and resume being quiet. As time goes on you'll get better at letting the thoughts that do intrude roll off you like water on the back of a duck. You let them go the moment they come. The important part in all this is that you're still focusing your attention on things like your breathing, what feeling all you're feeling (not thinking about how it feels, but feeling it). (Note: a kind of fun way to "meditate" as well that might not help specifically with paying attention to the external environment but helps you learn to clear your mind more quickly first is to listen to music while lying down with a pillow over your face or in darkness and your eyes closed, belly breathing, and letting any thoughts you have go and watching any visualizations that come up naturally on their own without influencing them, although no visualization/imagery necessarily has to happen... it's just cool if it does)

      This helps out in dreams because trying too hard to focus on something by thinking a lot about it creates a lot of doubt and confusion, especially if emotions get involved... like being afraid of the dream ending. Periodically throughout the day you should sort of stop and take everything in just because you can. It'll establish a thought pattern that, if it doesn't carry over to non-lucids, should at least in lucid dreams. These times of stopping and taking things in are kind of like putting what you learn to do in meditation into practice... calming your mind and simply doing things and feeling how everything you're doing actually feels without really thinking about it in words, but focusing your attention on it. This extends of course, while awake, and while dreaming, to noticing your surroundings and what's happening as well.

      What happens during the day and in dreams is that you start assuming what's going on because you don't really pay attention to it. You just "know" things are happening around you and accept that without giving much thought or recognition, because the situation itself isn't very novel like it would be if you were a child. Most of what you can do is something you get used to very quickly and allows your mind to lull itself into a mild hypnotic kind of state where thoughts flow easily and attention/awareness of the self and your environment is compromised. When you take in your surroundings like I'm describing, since you aren't trying to focus in on the little details of every little thing (giving an absurd proportion of your conscious thought to a certain thing) by trying to consciously think about them, which actually makes things worse and you're more likely to have the dream end, you are taking everything in and understanding the big picture. Understanding the big picture keeps everything as a whole stable, because your attention is spread out fairly equally on everything. It doesn't have to stay this way the entire time, because that can be rather hard to do, but you should get in the habit of doing that periodically because it prevents things like this from happening.

      Just think about how often you daydream and how easy it is. Given the changes in brain activity during sleep, even when lucid, it's even easier to start falling into the state of consciousness that results in daydreaming. Those are points in time where your mind sacrifices awareness to focus on something internal or at least separate from what appears to be external reality. When in a dream, despite it being an internal phenomenon, the same thing applies. No longer paying attention to what's going on and getting side tracked is what leads to dream quality going down and dream control or lucidity being lost altogether. If you actively work against that, it'll carry over into a dream (not necessarily in non-lucids, but in lucid dreams it should since you're conscious) as it becomes a habit.

      edit: Also, when you start to feel like you're getting the hang of things and understand how stuff works, go with that... even if it flies in the face of what other people say. The more you confidence you have in how your own mind works and what you can do to get a certain effect, the more potently you're able to utilize the power of expectation.
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      Awesome comment. But i dont get it why you said, "its not neccsarily carry over into a non-lucid"
      I think it does. The meditation is a complete tech itself for lucid dreams.

      I did my meditation recently with my eyes completely open in PITCH black,while listening binaural beats.

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      I think it definitely can, for sure. The reason I said it doesn't necessarily have to is because it doesn't, though, and I don't want the OP to feel discouraged if it doesn't all the time. I'm not saying it never does, just that you shouldn't expect it to all the time, or honestly it may not affect non-lucids much at all for some people. Sometimes things like that happen.

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      Very informative!Thanks!

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