• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




    Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
    Results 1 to 25 of 41
    Like Tree20Likes

    Thread: Let's get my Hands on MILD! - 1 YEAR test

    1. #1
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5

      Let's get my Hands on MILD! - 1 YEAR test

      Hi!

      As I said in my post in the Introduction Zone, my main problem until now has been lack of consistency and changing techniques too frequently. That is now going to drastically change!

      For 1 YEAR I'm going to concentrate on this personal Mnemonic Induced Lucid Dream (MILD) version I feel very much drawn to. Even if I initially fail to see results, I'm going to keep working on it without giving up, until I master the art of becoming conscious in dreams.
      I'm convinced that everyone who became a frequent lucid dreamer managed to do so by taking what appealed to him the most from others' techniques and developed a personal peculiar method/routine that finally worked for him. That's what I'm striving to do here.

      Daytime
      - Presence/Self-Awareness practice with Hands trigger:
      The goal is to eventually mantain permanent self-awareness. In order to achieve this, I'll use my Hands as a trigger to "wake up" when I'll inevitably come back to a non-lucid mindset: whenever I notice my hands during the day I'll come back to a lucid/self-aware mindset and try to mantain it for as long as possible. That will also train my Prospective Memory.
      - MILD mantra, repeated occasionally throughout the day: "When I see my Hands, I remember I'm dreaming." (Inspired by R. Waggoner)

      Before Bed
      - "Awareness watching Awareness" Meditation
      This will reinforce the effects of my daytime Self-Awareness practice.
      - MILD mantra coupled with Visualization of myself watching my hands and exploring a dream setting.

      Awakenings
      - Whenever I wake up (naturally during the night or with a 5 seconds alarm I put after 6 hours of sleep), I'll attempt to Keep Still and vividly Imagine my Hands (clapping or rubbing them).
      - If I don't manage to enter directly the dream, I'll just reinforce the same MILD intention and get back to sleep.
      - After my actual wake up alarm (usually after 7 hours), I'll recall any dreams I had writing them down in my Dream Journal (detailed for LDs and only key words for Non-LDs).

      That's basically it!

      I'll consider myself consistent if I can mantain everyday the Basic Routine of Self-Awareness+MILD, while trying to implement all of the steps most of the nights, according to the ups and downs of my daily life.
      I'll follow Naiya's take on this: "Practice and consistency are extremely important with MILD. To get the best results, you should be doing it every single night. If you wake up in the morning with no lucids, don't think of it as a failure. If you did the MILD before bed, then consider it a success because you got your practice done. Your lucids will come when your mind has begun internalizing your practice. "

      Every tip or critique is very welcome, I thank you in advance, but for 1 year I will not change the basic structure of it.

      Resources
      • Books:
        Buhlman, William - Adventures Beyond the Body
        Castaneda, Carlos - Journey to Ixtlan
        Koyote The Blind - The Golden Flower
        Laberge, Stephen - Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming
        McCaul, Kim - Multidimensional Evolution
        Monroe, Robert - Journeys Out of the Body
        Morley, Charlie - Dreams of Awakening
        Peterson, Robert - Out of Body Experiences
        Raduga, Michael - The Phase
        Taylor, Albert - Soul Traveler
        Vieira, Waldo - Projeciologia
        Waggoner, Robert - Gateway to the Inner Self
        Wallace, Alan - Dreaming Yourself Awake
        Wilson, Ian - You Are Dreaming
        Ziewe, Jurgen - Multi-Dimensional Man
        Ziewe, Jurgen - Vistas of Infinity

      • Articles/Posts:*
        ADA vs. Self Awareness [Internal vs. External] | Dreamviews
        All Day Awareness, A DILD Tutorial by KingYoshi | Dreamviews
        Awareness and Presence | Gurdjieff (pdf)
        Daytime Self-Awareness Helps Lucid Dreaming at Night | Big Think
        Dutchraptor's Deild Guide - Become an Ld god - Dreamviews
        FryingMan's Unified Theory of Lucid Dreaming: Pay Attention, Reflect, Recall - Both Day and Night | Dreamviews
        How to become a Lucid Master in 60 days or less | Reddit
        Lucid Dreaming Experience Magazine
        My Journey with Self Awareness and My Twist to It | Dreamviews
        My personal method of becoming lucid. If anyone is interested | Dreamviews
        Naiya's Simple MILD Technique | Dreamviews
        Night meditation: Why I no longer perform lucid dreaming techniques, and yet have more lucid dreams than ever | Reddit
        Prospective Memory and Lucid Dreaming | Dreamviews
        Sati: An Eastern Concept of Awareness | Dreamviews
        Sivason's Dream Yoga | Dreamviews

        *I can't post links as I'm a new user, but you can find them easily with a search engine.
      Last edited by DixonHill; 01-31-2019 at 07:43 AM.
      1wilian, Sageous, Nfri and 1 others like this.

    2. #2
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      Here's a graph showing my results since the first month I knew of the existence of lucid dreaming.
      As you see the main thing I have to address and defeat is the lack of consistency. That's the purpose of this thread.

      Chart1.PNG

      p.s. For the moment I count as lucid every dream in which I obtain self-awareness, however feeble and even if for only a few seconds.
      Last edited by DixonHill; 01-31-2019 at 07:44 AM.
      Jacob46719 and vbflame like this.

    3. #3
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV 1 year registered Created Dream Journal
      Skipper1100's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 2017
      LD Count
      Don't Count
      Gender
      Posts
      61
      Likes
      56
      DJ Entries
      2
      You'll probably smash this goal in less than a year tbh, hell, maybe even less than 2 months. I'm not saying this to hype your head up, it's just interesting.
      MILD is stupidly simple, and i'll be posting some kind of ermm..... "insight" to it, in a few days or so about how it should be done, as coming from a person who's mastered mild to such an extent to have lucid dreams throughout the night on demand, and the same with dream recall.

      I usually just lurk around the forum, cause i love lucid dreaming, and i feel like i could leave a post here and there without getting TOO involved, but the first thing you have to get out of your head is the idea of it being some LONG ASS JOURNEY, or some kind of impossible feat/mission that will take years to complete, it's really...... not..... if you start to accept the fact that lucid dreaming isn't hard, it's just hard to explain, then you're pretty much golden
      DixonHill and LeaoLouro like this.
      Defunct.

    4. #4
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      Thanks for the tip, I really look forward to reading your take on MILD. Could you anticipate what you do differently that worked so well?

      Yes, I actually expect to see success much sooner, but the 1 YEAR mark is useful in order to keep a mindset of consistency.

    5. #5
      Member Achievements:
      1000 Hall Points Vivid Dream Journal Made lots of Friends on DV 6 months registered Referrer Bronze Tagger First Class
      zelcrow's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2018
      LD Count
      22
      Gender
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      216
      Likes
      97
      DJ Entries
      514
      Very cool, DixonHill. I like the routine you've written out for yourself. It looks pretty thorough. I like your idea about using your hands a prospective memory trainer. I think I might incorporate that myself. I use my hands for RCs, but have not mentally attached the idea of prospective memory to them. Have you practiced any event-based prospective memory training (ie, the next time I see a red car I will remember to do a RC)?

      It looks like you'll be doing very well so long as you do maintain your consistency and diligence!

      Skipper1100, I'm also interested to hear your take on MILD. It's the technique I've been working with and I like hearing about it from the perspective of others! I hope to hear what you have to share soon.
      DixonHill likes this.
      Dreams are real while they last. Can we say more of life? - Havelock Ellis

    6. #6
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 1

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation: Just 5 min before bed
      Awakenings: Didn't catch natural awakening. Was already awake when 5sec alarm rang.
      DJ: 6 non-lucid dream fragments recalled.
      LDs: -

      Comment: Significant increase in dream recall compared to previous nights.
      At least two clear moments in which I could have noticed my hands and thus become lucid.
      Not bad as a start!
      Last edited by DixonHill; 02-01-2019 at 10:58 AM.

    7. #7
      Member Achievements:
      1000 Hall Points Vivid Dream Journal Made lots of Friends on DV 6 months registered Referrer Bronze Tagger First Class
      zelcrow's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2018
      LD Count
      22
      Gender
      Location
      USA
      Posts
      216
      Likes
      97
      DJ Entries
      514
      Very cool.

      I've had the same change insofar as having a great increase in dream recall.
      Dreams are real while they last. Can we say more of life? - Havelock Ellis

    8. #8
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 2

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation: -
      Awakenings: Got back to sleep without remembering to try to enter the dream.
      DJ: 2 non-lucid dream fragments recalled.
      LDs: -

      Comment: In both of those fragments I could have noticed my hands and thus become lucid.
      Last edited by DixonHill; 02-01-2019 at 04:15 PM.

    9. #9
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 3

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation: 10min in the afternoon and 20min before bed.
      Sleep time: 00am-08.30am
      Awakenings: -
      DJ: 4 non-lucid fairly long dream fragments recalled. Lost some of the details during the morning.
      LDs: -

    10. #10
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 4

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation: -
      Sleep time: 11pm-8am
      Awakenings: -
      DJ: 1 non-lucid dream fragment recalled.
      LDs: -
      Last edited by DixonHill; 02-03-2019 at 11:14 AM.

    11. #11
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      Every time a month ends I will create and post graphs to track progress of n of LDs, n of Non-LDs recalled, total estimated time in the lucid state.

    12. #12
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 5

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation: -
      Sleep time: 0am-8am
      Awakenings: Tried to imagine clapping, but with too little focus.
      DJ: 1 non-lucid dream fragment recalled.
      LDs: -

    13. #13
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      Slight change in the mantra so that I can use the same one for daytime Self-Awareness and pre-sleep intention: "When I see my hands I become aware."

    14. #14
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 6

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation: 10 min in the afternoon.
      Sleep time: 0am-8am
      Awakenings: I repeated MILD intention after 6am awakening, but for too little time and without visualization.
      DJ: 2 non-lucid dream fragments recalled. Other vivid memories that disappeared at awakening.
      LDs: -

    15. #15
      Member Achievements:
      5000 Hall Points Tagger Second Class Vivid Dream Journal Made lots of Friends on DV Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class
      dolphin's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 2012
      Gender
      Location
      the Pacific Ocean
      Posts
      2,326
      Likes
      3043
      DJ Entries
      152
      For your hands to remind you of dreaming, something must remind you of your hands.

      Try to mentally connect things with your hands so that these things remind you of your hands. For example, if you want to connect hand soap with your hands, tell yourself "hand soap=hands" Try to connect your hands with many different things in this way. The more things that remind you of your hands, the more likely that something that reminds you of your hands will appear during your dreams.

      When recalling your dreams, try to recall things that could have reminded you of your hands, especially where your hands were and what you were doing with them. Tell to mentally connect these things with your hands so they are more likely to remind you of your hands.
      Darkmatters, zelcrow and DixonHill like this.

    16. #16
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      Thanks. Yes, that's how I'm doing it. The great things about hands is that they compare at least briefly in every single dream.

    17. #17
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 7

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation: 30 min in the afternoon. I should start doing it consistently before bed.
      Sleep time: 00.30am-8am
      Awakenings: -
      DJ: 2 non-lucid dream fragments recalled.
      LDs: -

    18. #18
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      Improvement

      I will couple the MILD intention with breath meditation, so as to do both at the same time. In breath: "When I see my hands".
      Out breath: "I become aware".

      Both before bed and after every awakening.

      While I meditate, I will visualize the hands scene or just passively observe the light patterns in the blackness depending on the level of drowsiness.

      After having set sufficiently the intention, I continue to meditate only on the breath while falling asleep.
      Last edited by DixonHill; 02-07-2019 at 01:42 PM.
      Darkmatters likes this.

    19. #19
      Moderator Achievements:
      1 year registered Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class 10000 Hall Points Stickie King
      sivason's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      LD Count
      2,500ish
      Gender
      Location
      Idaho
      Posts
      4,099
      Likes
      4763
      DJ Entries
      358
      I think your frame work is fine. This has many good elements and easily could work. As far as any kind of tip, I can suggest one element to also focus on. During your days make a point of noticing your hands every time you really use them. Normally we open a door with almost no awareness of actually reaching out and engaging the handle. You should become aware of your hands any time you use them. Stop mentally and notice your hands, until that is natural for you. This is probably a good meditation for building mindfulness too. Of course then after making a point to notice your hands, you would do all the rest of the things you plan on.
      zelcrow, DixonHill, ZAD and 1 others like this.
      Peace Be With You. Oh, and sure, The Force too, why not.



      "Instruction in Dream Yoga"

    20. #20
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      Thanks sivason! Yes, I'm attempting to do exactly that. It seems it's starting to sink in.

      NIGHT 8

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation: 20 min in the afternoon. 5 min before bed.
      Sleep time: 0am-8am
      Awakenings: Got back to sleep too quickly. I have to make a point to rouse myself whenever I wake up during the night and actually do the MILD/meditation.
      DJ: 3 non-lucid dream fragments recalled. More vivid than usual. One of them was a false awakening (I dreamt I had slept late in the morning). In one of them at the end I nearly succeded in re-entering the dream but was already waking up. Good signs!
      It seems meditation before bed is the key. I have to up the duration.
      LDs: -
      Last edited by DixonHill; 02-07-2019 at 01:41 PM.
      Nfri likes this.

    21. #21
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 9

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation before bed: 5-10 min.
      Sleep time: 11pm-4.30am
      Awakenings: -
      DJ: Little sleep due to early morning appointment. No dream recalled.
      LDs: -

    22. #22
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 10

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation before bed: 5 minutes
      Sleep time: 1.30am-10am
      Awakenings: -
      DJ: 1 non-lucid dream fragment recalled.
      LDs: -

    23. #23
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      * Updated Routine *

      Daytime:
      - Presence/Self-Awareness practice with Hands trigger.
      - MILD affirmation: "When I see my Hands, I become aware."

      Before Bed:
      - Breath Meditation coupled with the MILD affirmation (coupled with Visualization).
      In breath: "When I see my hands".
      Out breath: "I become aware".
      - Breath Meditation while Counting Numbers trying to retain awareness while falling asleep.

      Night Awakenings:
      - I Keep Still and immediately Enter the Dream.
      - If I don't manage to enter directly the dream, I'll just reinforce the MILD intention and get back to sleep while trying to retain awareness.
      - Dream Journal.
      Last edited by DixonHill; 02-10-2019 at 04:14 PM.

    24. #24
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 11

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation before bed: -
      Sleep time: 0.30am-6.30am
      Awakenings: -
      DJ: 1 non-lucid dream fragment recalled.
      LDs: -

    25. #25
      Member Achievements:
      Made Friends on DV Created Dream Journal 6 months registered
      DixonHill's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2019
      LD Count
      20+
      Gender
      Posts
      50
      Likes
      14
      DJ Entries
      5
      NIGHT 12

      Basic Routine: ✔
      Meditation: -
      Sleep time: 11.30am-7.30am
      Awakenings: -
      DJ: 1 non-lucid dream fragment recalled.
      LDs: -

    Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. Test of MILD for as long as possible(for beginners)
      By DreamLord1 in forum Induction Techniques
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: 06-26-2015, 06:19 AM
    2. The Clinic: Test Nine (mild language, sexual conduct)
      By Katherynn in forum Artists' Corner
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: 10-12-2012, 02:30 AM
    3. My 30 day mild test (beginner)
      By DreamHacker in forum Research
      Replies: 58
      Last Post: 09-28-2010, 04:22 PM
    4. My 90 Day MILD Test
      By bored2tears in forum Research
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 07-18-2010, 03:15 AM

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •