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      I am 15 years old, and a sophomore in high school. I live in Michigan(U.S.A.). I'm learning the Japanese language. I had a couple lucid dreams when I was younger. I became interested in lucid dreaming last year, had my first non-accidental lucid dream, but then I let my skill fall to the wayside. This August, I decided to pursue this hobby further and I joined DV. Since, I've had 9 lucids. All 9 have been spontaneous DILDs. I plan on staying with this hobby for the rest of my life. My lucid dream frequency has decreased and my dream control is cruddy. I want get my lucid dreaming frequency back up, and I want to improve my dream control.

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      Welcome to DILD workshop.

      Ok, so let's see, what we can do. I have come to believe, that awareness plays major role in lucid dreamers life. It will make lucid dreams more vivid, more stable, more frequent, and what's most important, you will feel more "there", more part of a dream.

      Here is my collection of all things you need for DILDs. Here you will find something about importance of having a Dream Journal, about mantras and reality checks+awareness training.

      And in these two places, you will learn more about awareness and many other things.

      Here is an daytime awareness technique, that's in WILD class, but it works for all lucids.

      And finally, dream yoga lessons.

      Eventhough you are concentrating on DILDs, which is fine, I would recommend you check out this DEILD tutorial. On the night I read it first time, I woke up from a lucid dream because some noise in the house, and thanks to this tutorial, I knew how to enter another lucid dream in just 10-15 seconds. it comes in really handy, each time this happens to you, or even when you wake up from a regular dream.

      Please feel free to post your questions and progress here. Happy dreams

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      I just had a lucid dream with the sporadic awareness technique. It was really cool. I performed a total of 3 reality checks and realized I was dreaming. I started the sporadic awareness a day before you told me about it. All of my past LDs were spontaneous.

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      That's awesome! Hopefully you'll have more of them now, some spontaneous, some because to the training. Way to go!

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      I had another lucid dream last night. I don't remember how or at what point in my dream I became lucid though. I can remember fragments before I was lucid and I can remember about everything after. I did many reality checks and I anchored a few times. I remember the clarity, and I remember remarking at how realistic the dream was.

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      Awesome! Are you practicing anything other than SAT? Don't forget to write them in your DJ, so you can find patterns and dream signs and other usefull stuff.

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      The only things I'm currently doing are SAT, mantras before bed and during the night, and recording dreams. I've found that when I temporarily boost my awareness and dream recall during the night by recording dreams, becoming lucid in subsequent dreams is much more probable.

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      Yes, if you wake up at night and do WBTB, you have much better chance of becoming lucid in your next dream, just because your mind was awake for WBTB.

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      My dream recall plummets during the school week. Average recall for days in the school week is about 0 dreams per night.

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      I'm pretty sure it's just temporary. Recall can fluctate even without any apparent cause. But to make sure it will get better, write every little fragment, even just feeling from your dream in a DJ. If you don't remember anything at all, write "I have great memory and my recall is better every day". Try to think about your dream during day. Sometimes that triggers your memory.

      Here is another idea about recall - If you can't remember your dreams, try this. Good luck.

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      I just got a day off of school today and had two spontaneous lucids. Sadly with the second one, I can only remember bits and pieces. I must have fallen back to sleep when I woke up from it. I recorded both. I'm still coming slow with the dream control; last night in the first lucid, I partially morphed into a hippopotamus. I also tried counting my fingers on my hand for the first time; when I looked at it, it looked like five, but when I counted it was seven. I also stuck my finger through my hand, which I had never done before either-- cool experience.
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      I am suddenly extremely envious of the fact that you get so many lucids. Perhaps you're a natural LDer. Whichever it is, good luck!

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      Good luck to you too!

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      Quote Originally Posted by 123north123 View Post
      I just got a day off of school today and had two spontaneous lucids. Sadly with the second one, I can only remember bits and pieces. I must have fallen back to sleep when I woke up from it. I recorded both. I'm still coming slow with the dream control; last night in the first lucid, I partially morphed into a hippopotamus. I also tried counting my fingers on my hand for the first time; when I looked at it, it looked like five, but when I counted it was seven. I also stuck my finger through my hand, which I had never done before either-- cool experience.
      Morphing is advanced control, so I would say you doing great. Counting fingers always gets me - so much fun. And thumb/palm is the strangest feeling for me. Congrats on your lucids!

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      Quote Originally Posted by QuietFox View Post
      I am suddenly extremely envious of the fact that you get so many lucids. Perhaps you're a natural LDer. Whichever it is, good luck!
      Why don't you join us in Academy?

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      I had my first WILD!!! I feel so awesome! Here's my dream:
      Spoiler for dream:

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      That is awesome! Congrats!

      Yes, sometimes the WILD transition is so smooth, you don't even notice it. I usually tell myself "when I see my room, I get up". So when I WILD and I'm 100% sure I'm still awake and I suddenly see my room, It clicks that that's a dream and I stand up and RC.

      Lately this mantra is getting me lucid "if this was a dream, I would levitate" and then in NLD I just think of it, try to levitate and bingo, I'm there. Goog luck and have fun

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      I had an interesting thing happen to me in school today. I was in my civics/economy class and we took a test; after I finished, I put my head down for a nap. I just stayed still with my eyes shut. I thought: I wonder if I can induce a WILD? After a while of just letting my mind drift off, I had increasingly vivid images and whatnot-- still blurry and vague though -- until a peculiar thing happened. I think I went into a dream. I felt everything pop into focus, and I was lucid. It lasted for a second or so. Someone near me dropped something and I jolted awake.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 123north123 View Post
      I had an interesting thing happen to me in school today. I was in my civics/economy class and we took a test; after I finished, I put my head down for a nap. I just stayed still with my eyes shut. I thought: I wonder if I can induce a WILD? After a while of just letting my mind drift off, I had increasingly vivid images and whatnot-- still blurry and vague though -- until a peculiar thing happened. I think I went into a dream. I felt everything pop into focus, and I was lucid. It lasted for a second or so. Someone near me dropped something and I jolted awake.
      Sometimes I like to WILD, even if I don't get lucid, just to experience the imagery and other possible cool stuff. What happened to you - could have been a lucid, or just a vivid HH. There is a very thin line, sometimes barely noticable, between you being awake and having HH images and those images turning into a lucid. Sometimes the transition is very smooth and you could swear you still awake, but you are already asleep.

      I used to get HH, that towards the end turned into 1080 HD images, or even better.

      It's possible it was a WILD, since in a nap, you should go straight into a REM. In either case, cool stuff.

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      I just broke a month-long dryspell. I was in a dream looking at my teeth in a mirror, and they were thin and brittle looking. I looked at my eyes, and they looked like those of a frog. I thenand thought that I must be in a dream. I got that exhilarating rush that is lucidity. I woke up right after to my dismay. I think I was too excited: ). It's better than nothing. Now hopefully, I can get my lucid dreams back to the frequency they were at a month ago.

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      Awesome! Yeah, I still get so excited. Yesterday I was floating around and started laughing hysterically from happiness, so I touched my face and I felt a huge grin. Not sure, if I touched it with my waking hands or in a dream. Because I know I can move my hands while in LD. But I know what you mean by happy feeling. Priceless. Wish you more LDs

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      I had a lucid last night(finally). It was my second lucid where I really felt like I had control. As I was stabilizing, I noticed that it was very blurry-- so I took my glasses out of my pocket and put them on. I was running and I shouted "two times speed!" and my speed doubled. I was in a hallway that was unlit, so I clapped my hands and the lights turned on. I think a major contribution to my success was the TON of mantras I did. If that is what it takes, I'll do it every night.

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      Awesome! And yeah, mantras are great. And putting glasses on is a great idea. I'll try it next time.

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      I had a lucid dream this morning. Technically, I think it was a DEILD chain though. I woke up a few times and forced myself back into the dream each time. I figure around 80 percent of my dreams take place in the late morning, and that's why they're so "fragile". By "fragile" I mean that while in the dream(even after stabilizing), I feel like anything that I do can make the dream fall apart. Maybe you have some insight on how to make lucids less fragile?
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      That's the thing with morning lucids. They are easier to get because you are closer to awakening, but same thing makes them more fragile. Since your sleep is not as deep as earlier in the night, it's easy to wake up from a lucid. Happens to me all the time.

      Have you tried WBTB at night? It will make you more aware, just like you are in the morning, so you have a good chance for a lucid, but you still fall asleep into deeper sleep, since it's the middle of the night.

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