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    1. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      I think it's a good thing that you've already reflected on a lot of points regarding how you feel you're handling things. I don't have much to contribute in the way of stabilisation or grounding in the dream because I don't have enough experience to speak of, but I always liked rubbing my hands together whenever I could recall to do so.

      With regards to summons, some people suggest trying to think or visualise it for a couple of seconds before actually attempting it, or doing it in such a way that it becomes revealed to you, such as by turning around or opening something where the summoned thing could be inside. Basically something that lets the thing sort of sink in, in a sense.

      As for talking to a dream character about finding a subconscious reason/mental block, in principle there's nothing wrong with this idea, only, bear in mind that sometimes dream characters do say very odd or nonsensical things; that's not to say it would be irrelevant, just that at minimum it might not make the most sense in the way a waking (lucid) mind might think. Personally I think dream characters are a bit like any other internalised content; they are like thoughts to a degree, and just as we get passing thoughts, unrelated dream characters may be "passing" in that sense too. So if you did decide to ask a character about something like this, be sure to actually try to ask more than just one character if possible. It's also worth considering here that anything that can pass a message or communicate in some sense, such as a street sign, a billboard, a TV or a computer screen, can effectively be regarded as a dream character for the purpose of communication.
    2. lerpk's Avatar
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      This is very similar to a lot of my lucid experiences. I agree that a lot of what you're describing is more advanced stuff that takes time to get down with any success.

      I've found that grabbing onto something nearby is a good way to ground myself and stabilize the dream. Every time I do a reality check and get lucid, I experience an intense rushing sensation all over, like I'm being pulled out of my dream. Every time. But grabbing onto any object has helped a lot with that for me. Spinning, I've found, has not worked for me, but I have read several times that it works for people. There is a fine balance between getting lucid and maintaining lucidity. It takes a lot of practice to stay lucid for longer lengths of time. Rubbing my hands and repeatedly reminding myself that I'm dreaming have been helpful to me.

      I would try scaling back what you want to accomplish in an LD first. Becoming aware of and maintaining a solid lucid state builds a good foundation on which to work up to doing more advanced stuff. For me, that would include flying, summoning, asking the dream to do things, etc. I know a lot of experienced LDers would put that in the basic category, but it really does take time and practice to get good at those. Developing confidence and unyielding will-power go a long way with accomplishing goals. Good luck!
    3. DorianMask's Avatar
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      Yeah I reckon I could have. I've attempted to incubate something similar to this again but I'm usually rubbish when it comes to remembering exactly intentions once lucid. Was really surprised this worked before but like I said it hasn't been a regular thing.
    4. AtomicChocolate's Avatar
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      Perhaps they could ask them just for the next night to see if it works, and then move up to once a week or once a day after it's a proven strategy.
    5. Lokoloi's Avatar
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      You said they'd do it on the next dream. How come you didn't ask them to do it on a regular basis, say once a week or once a night?
    6. DorianMask's Avatar
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      Very nice! The use of Dream Characters as an almost "lucid accountability partner" is a severely underutilized technique. I have had success with this in lucid chains in the past where upon becoming lucid I just turn to the closest character to me and say "hey! This is totally a dream! Do me a favor? The next time I'm dreaming tell me this is a dream!" And they usually agree and continue with the dream plot. The next dream I would be consumed by the dream plot non-lucidly and that very character burst into the room shouting my name and excitedly exclaiming that this was a dream!

      There is a sort of prevailing theory that the subconscious or the dreaming mind doesn't "want" the conscious mind to be lucid in dreams. I have experienced dream characters actively trying to distract me from lucidity or make efforts to get me to succumb to the dream plot again. I personally believe the dream plot to be an intricate message from the silent mind to consciousness, but that's my schema.

      It sounds like you may be dabbling with some tulpamancy here, which is not a bad technique for for lucid accountability to be honest. But don't be surprised if your guide chooses to represent themselves in other ways than you have primed or decided upon. Cheers
    7. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      Taken from another dream website, where the forum doesn't work.

      Snowboarding
      To dream that you or someone is snowboarding indicates that you are overcoming your fears.
      You are utilizing your skills.
    8. Lokoloi's Avatar
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      It's unlikely that anything in the dream meant anything. In terms of snowboarding, there isn't any particular barrier. It's probably expensive though. I've never done it.
    9. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      and do the cheetos mean anything to you?

      is there anything stopping you from going snowboarding?
    10. Lokoloi's Avatar
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      If anyone has any tips on stabilization besides what I tried here, I'd love them.
    11. Lokoloi's Avatar
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      Haha, nah. I think it came from me watching some videos on snowboarding the day before! I've always wanted to, though. In my dream, I was about as good as you'd expect someone who's never done it to be lol.
    12. aussiemusician's Avatar
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      Is snowboarding something you actually do?
    13. Lang's Avatar
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      Congrats!!