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    1. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      Over the last two years I had a lot of stress factors in my waking life that either prevented me from doing LD technique practices or made it difficult for me to focus on the techniques. The last lucid I had was also the first proper lucid dream I've had in a long time, other experiences in the last two years were not fully lucid or were only very small parts of longer non-lucid dreams. In my case, I also have to constantly manage my self-expectations and also deal with factors outside my control, regarding my body (and sleep quality).

      All in all, I only wanted to give you a friendly reminder that it's fine to lapse with awareness and practice. My advice would be, yes, try to focus on improving, but do not make yourself get to the point where doing the practice itself is stressful.
    2. Draeger's Avatar
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      Fair enough, that makes sense, I didn't mean to explain something you already knew, just hoped it would be helpful. Good to know you are already familiar with it.
      Sorry, I did not mean to make it look like I was judging you for telling me. I just tend to explain things like that for no apparent reason.

      I understand; it concerns me that it can disturb you so much and I simply don't think I can imagine it properly, as it's not something I can fully relate to. I am hoping that you will overcome this fear/sensation with time.
      Those kind of dreams or fears in general aren't really an unusual experience for me anymore, and they don't really affect me all that much when the dream is over, except for particular dreams that happen every few years, but the fear from these particularly horrible dreams only lasts a week at most. I don't have a lot of fears that are bad, but I guess I have to pay for that by having a few irrational fears that scare to the deepest part of my psyche.

      And I had transformed into a giant anthropomorphic green lizard (link to the dream/DJ entry). The feelings were pretty consistent with my overall perception of the shapes, especially the feet/claws, tail awareness wasn't 100% there but I wasn't focusing on it and most of the dream's context didn't make me become more aware of it either except for when I was more lying down than standing. During that part I sort of felt my tail pressing/resting over my legs.

      This is amongst the most physical of my experiences with transformation; even in my childhood dreams where I took on a similar form, the degree of authenticity to the physical part wasn't really quite the same as this. It's really something I look forward to experiencing again, whenever that will be.
      That sounds really cool. I hope to be able to experience something like that at some point. A great motivation to get lucid again.
    3. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      I actually have already practiced the sort of "ghost limb" feeling for fun since a few years. I just had pretty horrible lucidity, so my mind jumped from thought to thought without really doing much logical thinking, so I couldn't utilize that practice yet.
      Fair enough, that makes sense, I didn't mean to explain something you already knew, just hoped it would be helpful. Good to know you are already familiar with it.

      I'd rather not. The dream still had this disturbing feeling attached to it since it was still connected to this demonic mineral/face from the catalog in the beginning, and that feeling and dread would probably make a potential LD less enjoyable, or possibly outright nightmarish.
      I understand; it concerns me that it can disturb you so much and I simply don't think I can imagine it properly, as it's not something I can fully relate to. I am hoping that you will overcome this fear/sensation with time.

      I'm curious, what'd you transform into and how was it?
      And I had transformed into a giant anthropomorphic green lizard (link to the dream/DJ entry). The feelings were pretty consistent with my overall perception of the shapes, especially the feet/claws, tail awareness wasn't 100% there but I wasn't focusing on it and most of the dream's context didn't make me become more aware of it either except for when I was more lying down than standing. During that part I sort of felt my tail pressing/resting over my legs.

      This is amongst the most physical of my experiences with transformation; even in my childhood dreams where I took on a similar form, the degree of authenticity to the physical part wasn't really quite the same as this. It's really something I look forward to experiencing again, whenever that will be.
    4. Draeger's Avatar
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      In regards to how the tail felt, you might want to try practising imagining a "ghost limb" type feeling of having a tail like that while awake, as it might eventually let your dream mind simulate the sensation more accurately too, at least I personally believe so. For me this type of imagined limb feeling has always come kind of naturally while I'm awake (I can feel extra arms and other such things more or less at will) so I'm not sure how easy or difficult it is for others to practice imagined sensation in this way.
      I actually have already practiced the sort of "ghost limb" feeling for fun since a few years. I just had pretty horrible lucidity, so my mind jumped from thought to thought without really doing much logical thinking, so I couldn't utilize that practice yet.

      It was really satisfying to have a complete transformation in my last LD, so all I can say is that you can certainly look forward to continuing that practice.
      I'm curious, what'd you transform into and how was it?

      Even though you got interrupted/woken up in the end when trying to return to the dream, you could still try to continue exactly where you left off when you get back to bed for sleeping tonight. I would certainly give it a go anyway since the dream would still be somewhat fresh. Apart from that, probably continue as usual I'd say.
      I'd rather not. The dream still had this disturbing feeling attached to it since it was still connected to this demonic mineral/face from the catalog in the beginning, and that feeling and dread would probably make a potential LD less enjoyable, or possibly outright nightmarish.
    5. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
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      In regards to how the tail felt, you might want to try practising imagining a "ghost limb" type feeling of having a tail like that while awake, as it might eventually let your dream mind simulate the sensation more accurately too, at least I personally believe so. For me this type of imagined limb feeling has always come kind of naturally while I'm awake (I can feel extra arms and other such things more or less at will) so I'm not sure how easy or difficult it is for others to practice imagined sensation in this way.

      It was really satisfying to have a complete transformation in my last LD, so all I can say is that you can certainly look forward to continuing that practice.

      Even though you got interrupted/woken up in the end when trying to return to the dream, you could still try to continue exactly where you left off when you get back to bed for sleeping tonight. I would certainly give it a go anyway since the dream would still be somewhat fresh. Apart from that, probably continue as usual I'd say.
    6. Draeger's Avatar
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      I love how DreamViews sometimes doesn't notice that I am online. In this case it thinks the post was edited by an anonymous user with editing privileges.
    7. Letaali's Avatar
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      Great game btw