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      Interesting jump in lucidity success rate...

      I decided at the very beginning of this month to make a diagram of my number of lucid dreams each month, kind of like how Stephen LaBerge did at Stanford University.
      And I noticed a rather interesting thing the very first night - for some reason I ended up being very successful that night, I could vividly recall at least 3 dreams without even writing them down, and all of them were lucid dreams or half-lucids!
      Just like that!
      In the first dream I had a very strong feeling that I was not in physical reality, in the second dream I told myself that "I must be dreaming again", and in the last dream I was definitely lucid, because I did the reading check, got it to work several times, then fully realized that I was indeed dreaming.
      Then the night after that I was really close to becoming lucid again, but I haven't quite become lucid since that first night.
      But why did I reach lucidity so easily that night?
      What was happening there?
      Obviously it must have had something to do with my rekindled motivation and my desire to count my number of lucid dreams, but what was it specifically that suddenly made it so easy that particular night?
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      I see this work for a lot of dreamers and it's always good to be reminded of it. I think it's noteworthy that your activity is not just motivation and desire, it's goal-oriented planning and expectation. It's one thing to have a burst of motivation but that is often short lived. Instead, when you set your mind to a goal, plan out a new activity, and commit to repeating it for a period of time, you're activating many areas and skills in your brain. Creating the visual data of a diagram hits a different part of the brain. There's also an element of belief and optimism that it will work, and that aspect lights up yet another set of neurons. When you devote that much mental effort to something, your unconscious mind recognizes that this is something important and comes in to assist in achieving what you want.
      I am sure about illusion. I am not so sure about reality.

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      Hi, could you describe what you mean by a diagram? Sounds like an interesting method and keen to try it
      Cheers

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      Quote Originally Posted by imJB View Post
      Hi, could you describe what you mean by a diagram? Sounds like an interesting method and keen to try it
      Cheers
      I do it like this.
      I guess "bar chart" is probably a more accurate English term.

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