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      Reality Checks get interrupted?!

      Ok. So my problem is pretty simple yet I didn't find a solution. Everytime I try to do a RC in my dreams, there'll always come somebody to prevent me from checking. I mean it's already a great progress for me that I even question reality in the first place but why do some DCs prevent me?

      I don't know what's the problem but it only happens when I try to do a WILD... I never was able to succeed in any other way to have a LD.

      Does anyone have some advice or a problem that's similar?
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      The cause of this is probably the expectation that somebody will try to prevent an RC. Expectations often influence what happens in dreams. That's why we're usually a human during our dreams. It's what we expect.

      My advice is to avoid trying to prevent somebody from preventing an RC. It is more trouble than it is worth. The goal is to realize it is a dream. If somebody is trying to prevent an RC, that can be used as an RC in of itself. Alternatively, if some other RC must be done and somebody is trying to prevent it, willpower can be used to overcome the distraction and do the intended RC.

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      Ok, thank you very much
      I'll try it today
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      May I ask if you have any expiriences with Shared Dreaming?
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      I cannot confirm any experiences with shared dreaming.

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      I want to make something clear... from personal experience I'd say that you DON'T have to do reality check to experience lucid dreams. Reality checks help you determine it's a dream, your lucid awareness comes before that. I had been spontaneously aware it's a dream and gone about it without even doing reality checks. If It's a WILD, you especially don't have to fret over doing reality checks at all as you maintain your awareness from waking to dream and there is nothing more to verify. You already know it's a dream.

      Anyway this reminds me of the time my significant other used to tease me by preventing me doing reality checks when I practiced doing reality checks. When I try to look at my hands she would sometimes cover it up and wouldn't let me count fingers. After a couple of times she says if this happens then to just assume it is a dream until I get a chance to verify later. She said she didn't want me to be too reliant reality checks to become lucid. Now she has passed away, but sometimes a hyperconscious version of her does appear in dream and ask to do a reality check. I wonder why thinking it's not a dream while it actually is. Just as I try to look at my hands or try to do nose pinch breathing, she stops me saying "try to feel if it's the waking reality or not". I know this will be a bit confusing story without knowing the whole thing, but the gist of it is to not to be too reliant on reality checks alone.

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      Wow. My condolences for her passing away but thank you very much for sharing your expiriences with me

      Now that you said that about the WILD I also realize that I really did not do a WILD but a WILD-Attempt haha
      It's still the only way I start questioning reality inside a dream

      But I will go on and try it with your expirience in mind, thank you

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