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    1. Lucid by accident

      by , 06-12-2019 at 05:01 PM
      WBTB + no technique. The environment just felt weird so I assumed that I was dreaming. I'm trying to play with this dream incubation technique.
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      lucid
    2. Broke Dryspell

      by , 05-10-2019 at 05:32 PM
      I did SSILD to get a lucid dream after a WBTB. This time, the efficacy of the technique dawned on me. It isn't about the cycles or how long you do them, it is about the mere act of paying attention. It's about the mental act of bring background noises, sensations and objects to the foreground of awareness; noticing subtle things like: how one's cloths touch the skin, how tense or relaxes muscles are, the sound of the fan, the chirping of the birds and crickets, the weird shapes in the darkness of vision.

      The mere act of paying very close attention stimulates the mind to the extent that the next time I fall asleep, I can't help but notice I am dreaming. Of course, I've only done this one time so more trials are needed. This hypothesis seems very plausible and could explain why techniques I've invented in the past have worked - staring through the eyes, mindfulness meditation, SSILD, listening to the white noise in the ears; they all require me to pay attention during my WBTB period.

      ~~~

      The dream featured me walking down my street and trying to stabilize the dream. I call out repeated for Gray to appear; the dream character I have chosen to act as a goal for dream control. No matter how many times I call out, she doesn't appear. I attempt to walk to the park around my home and make it far enough until I find myself in a hallway; the end of it being a bookshelf. I close my eyes in the dream and imagine myself having the ability to walk through solid objects. I phase through the shelf and find myself on the other side in a room.

      I find Gray sitting on a park bench inside this room. We greet each other and the dream ends.
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      lucid , task of the month
    3. MILD

      by , 10-29-2018 at 06:56 PM
      Did MILD but....during the lucid dream, it took me a while to figure out it was a dream.
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      lucid
    4. Breaking a Dry Spell: Lesson Learned.

      by , 08-29-2018 at 05:24 PM
      SSILD is a legit technique, just need to not be so lazy. Got a DILD from it. I sleep for 6 hours then set my alarm to awaken me every hour for 3 hours. This enables to be retry a technique if it failed the first time.
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      Uncategorized
    5. A Note

      by , 06-07-2018 at 09:18 PM
      As I fell asleep during an afternoon nap, I said the mantra:

      "I can see [Dream Character]"

      ...with as much conviction as I could muster in my head while letting myself fall asleep. After I woke up, I felt it was a failure until I spent a little bit of time trying to recall my dreams. The truth of the matter is that I did see the dream character. She was tugging me by the hand as I pleaded that we needed to get out of where ever we were at the time. We both began to levitate since I warned her that he only way to escape was to fly over the fence surrounding the parameter.

      There was a third person trying to stop us from escaping. It was like this third person could sense our intentions. We managed to fly high enough and far away enough to get atop this overpass. My partner and I hugged each other; not only to celebrate, but to initiate a teleportation farther away.

      Nothing was lucid.

      Biggest takeaways are that:

      Affirmations should be in present tense - as if the goal is happening Here & Now; not in the indefinite future tense.

      This was during a nap 12:30 in the afternoon. I was sleep deprived. The later your are in your sleep cycle, the better.

      More experiments to come along.
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      memorable
    6. Dream Cinema

      by , 05-08-2018 at 05:21 PM
      Currently working on this technique where I do a WBTB and fall asleep as I observe my thoughts as if they were on a huge cinema screen.
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      Uncategorized
    7. Trying an Experiment.

      by , 03-01-2018 at 09:42 PM
      The only lucid dreams I've had have been me leaving my bed and going outside for 30 seconds then losing lucidity and not remembering the rest of the dream. The majority of my non-lucid dreams have been me at my old elementary school in various scenarios. The major question I'm asking these days is: why?

      Why dream about an elementary school I haven't attended in a long time vs. the number 1 thing I'm trying to incubate. Better question: How do I have a person, place, thing or idea from waking life appear in my dream at night?

      My educated guess about the cause of dream content is problem-solving. From this, I've developed a model to hopefully yield positive results in dream incubation.

      1. I will think of a goal in the form a person, place, or thing.
      2. I will break this goal into three parts: the desired outcome, the problem(s), the possible solutions.
      3. Before bed every night, I'm going to fully focus and fantasize the solutions to the problem that are preventing me from reaching my desired outcome. The ultimate goal is that my subconsciousness will take over the problem-solving element during sleep leading to a dream about the topic.

      To put this into practice, let's say I'm looking for Naomi Grey, a dream character from many dreams ago. I want to find her(desired outcome) but I don't know where she is (problem #1), what she necessarily looks like(problem #2) and she could be in one of several dozen places(problem #3). So before bed, I'm going to think hard and meditate on where Naomi could possibly be(solution #1) and how I would find her (solution #2). The key here is that my solutions should inconclusive, none of them should actually answer the problem - just creatively keep my mind busy until I fall asleep. The focus should be on the problem rather than the desired outcome.

      The paradigm shift is making Naomi into a mystery to be solved instead of a person I hope to see in my dream one day.
      Categories
      side notes
    8. Note to self.

      by , 02-27-2018 at 11:42 PM
      Mindfulness. Presence. Here & Now. Important things to keep in mind. Don't get distracted and discouraged with other techniques.
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      Uncategorized
    9. Back in School

      by , 12-01-2017 at 05:57 PM
      Dream where I was visiting my old college professors and hanging out on my college campus.
      Categories
      non-lucid
    10. MILD

      by , 11-10-2017 at 04:28 PM
      Had a lucid this morning via the fundamentals of lucid dreaming. Dream Journal, Reality Checks, WBTB and MILD.
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      Uncategorized
    11. Rain is all I get

      by , 11-07-2017 at 07:46 PM
      Had a lucid dream this morning. I don't know if it was via MILD or this meditation technique I'm playing with. The meditation technique is Sam Harris' "Imagine you have no head" meditation. Anyway, I find myself in a lucid dream in the usual spot, outside of my house. It was raining heavy. I turn my face up to the sky and attempt to part the clouds with my dream control. No budge. A small rift of blue appears. Why is it always cold, wet and raining my lucid dreams?
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      lucid
    12. FILD

      by , 10-27-2017 at 10:26 PM
      ...works. Had a short lucid dream. Woke myself up because I tried to scratch an itch.
      Categories
      lucid
    13. Shorty

      by , 10-17-2017 at 04:22 PM
      Realized I was dreaming when I was trying to get into my car and escape a zombie. It wouldn't start so I willed the car to start.

      "Oh, I must be dreaming. Better not think too much or the dream will end. "
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      lucid
    14. Shorty

      by , 10-17-2017 at 04:22 PM
      Realized I was dreaming when I was trying to get into my car and escape a zombie. It wouldn't start so I willed the car to start.

      "Oh, I must be dreaming. Better not think too much or the dream will end. "
      Categories
      lucid
    15. Short one

      by , 10-16-2017 at 04:12 PM
      I had 45 minutes until it was time for me to get ready for work. I thought, "aw what the hell, let's get a lucid dream for the fun it." I lay in my bed and focus on the center of my head. The center being if you were to stab a skewer into one earhole and out the other; the midpoint of that skewer would be my point of focus. This is right around the area where the pineal gland is inside the brain. The transition happened and I was stuck standing next to my bed for 30 seconds without any motor abilities. My body would not move and my eyes would not open but half way.

      My room was different. It felt very empty.
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      lucid
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