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      Narwhal's DILD Workbook

      Well hello Narwhal here, I'm 22 My first few lucid dreams were DILDs starting at around age 14, and they were before I had any knowledge of what a LD was, so I was confused but it enthralled me so much that I had to find out what it was. I asked some of my family, and they had no idea what I was talking about, so years later still confused I turned to the internet, youtube specifically and surfed videos about dreaming and eventually came across a lucid dreaming video that had a link under it to dreamviews. After absorbing in all the information about LDing, I experimented with WILDs and it actually worked. But I've been lacking in motivation lately and have been having a dry spell of DILDs. My sleep is better than ever due to my new practice of only drinking distilled water, and urine therapy. The extra melatonin and various hormones I take in from my urine has completely rid of my insomnia, and wack sleeping pattern, so I don't want to let all this good sleep go to wast. I'd say I've been getting about 12 to 13 hours of sleep a night...wow I used to only sleep 2 to 3 hours a night for years. I can even nap in the day and still fall asleep at night at the proper time and stay in a deep sleep with no disturbances. Before if I was unlucky enough to dose off in the day, I could kiss sleep goodbye that whole night. I've been lazy with doing RCs, and my dream signs are obvious to me, so I need to find away to incorporate it into self awareness. My first DILDs I had trouble stabilizing but then I read some stabilization tips in the forums, here are the stabilizations I currently use and that I've had the best success with -
      Stabilization
      • Looking at my hands.
      • Verbal command "stabilize now".
      • Spinning in a circle.
      • Rubbing hands together.

      I haven't really tested out many RCs, but I have messed around with looking at my hands for a reality check and it has worked pretty well, since in waking life I've always found hands to be one of the most beautiful body parts and as a child frequently traced hands so I seem to instantly become self aware when my finger are disproportionate.
      My dream recall can be extremely well and vivid, or be completely dulled and forgetful depending on my motivation at the time. Some ways I work on dream recall are -
      Dream Recall
      • Physical paper dream journal by my bed I write in.
      • Keeping eyes shut and staying still upon waking to remember dreams.
      • I tried binaural and isochronic beats for awhile with no improvement.
      • Electronic dream journal on dreamviews (seems to work best).
      • Recalling dream signs (rarely works for me).
      • Distilled waters and urine therapy (I'm less forgetful as my brain and body have been detoxing)

      DILD Control
      • Still having trouble flying.
      • Having trouble changing scenes using the door technique, want to try other techniques.
      • Can't summon certain people correctly, their heads are shaped pointy.
      • Can't summon specifically my twin flame. Absolutely can not, it's like a block.
      • Can control and create detailed scenes very well.

      Current DILD goals - (probably have more later but want to keep it simple and not overwhelm myself) -
      DILD Goals
      • Improve flying, in ways of maneuvering, speed, hight, directioning, and not feeling a tickle in my gut like on a rollercoaster.
      • Becoming more easily self aware in dreams through tips anyone can give me.
      • Gaining lucidity more easily, and more often.
      • Staying motivated.

      Lucid dreaming techniques tried -
      LD Techniques
      • DILD; succeeded
      • WILD; succeeded
      • WBTB; no success
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      Something tells me you are not the average 22 year old American woman...

      You have a lot of information there. I would like to try to help you on your journey and perhaps we can both learn from each other along the way. I apologize if you weren't looking for all of these comments, but here we go...

      But I've been lacking in motivation lately and have been having a dry spell of DILDs.
      I have experienced this as well and for someone that knows that they can lucid dream and comes into a dry spell it can usually be traced back to motivation I feel. Now other things may be driving that motivation down or take priority for one reason or another and that's okay as long as you get your motivation back up when you can (assuming LDing is part of your mid to long-term goals). Perhaps your motivation is back up now since your motivation seems strong enough to write up that detailed summary.

      The extra melatonin
      Could this be putting you into too deep of a sleep to regularly lucid dream? I don't know much about melatonin but I think that others that take it as a supplement mention that if they take too much they are too knocked out. Of course if you are still getting strong recall, perhaps you can overcome it since this urine therapy seems important to you...another thing I know nothing about...

      I haven't really tested out many RCs, but I have messed around with looking at my hands for a reality check and it has worked pretty well
      It sounds like a great one for you then! If you can, it is always a good idea to have a back up RC or two in case you're ever quite sure you are in a dream but your hands look normal. Perhaps floating if you can do that easily in a dream.

      •Still having trouble flying
      Dream control is beyond the scope of workbook help, but I wanted to throw in a few points. It looks like you already know that this is simply some type of mental block by the way you mentioned blocks in relation to summoning your twin flame (what does twin flame mean?)...Perhaps watch the flying scene in the clouds from the movie Chronicle (lot's of lucid dreaming like powers in the movie!) or flying scenes from the Superman movies. Try to flip a mental switch that convinces your subconscious that you will no longer have certain dream control problems. I don't understand "not feeling a tickle in my gut like on a rollercoaster" - I love that feeling on roller coasters IWL but don't notice it when flying in an LD.

      •Becoming more easily self aware in dreams through tips anyone can give me.
      •Gaining lucidity more easily, and more often.
      I believe both of these things can be helped along by daytime practice. Randomly throughout the day really STOP and really look around with as much "wonder" as you can muster basically thinking "wait a minute, could this be a dream?" I also believe that it is helpful to imagine what it would feel like if it were a dream and how you would proceed (stabilize, recall goals, while reminding yourself you are dreaming as you go).

      •Staying motivated.
      Read over some of your favorite dreams, lucid or non lucid! I find this great motivation!

      •WBTB; no success
      None of your lucid dreams came after a WBTB?

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      I don't think I was an average child either lol
      Yeah sounds like a plan, I'll take any help, and yeah if you want to know anything feel free. oh and thanks in advance

      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      I have experienced this as well and for someone that knows that they can lucid dream and comes into a dry spell it can usually be traced back to motivation I feel. Now other things may be driving that motivation down or take priority for one reason or another and that's okay as long as you get your motivation back up when you can (assuming LDing is part of your mid to long-term goals). Perhaps your motivation is back up now since your motivation seems strong enough to write up that detailed summary.
      Yes, I believe so as well, my dream recall has been very well the past three or four days. From reading what you wrote, I think I will pay attention to my priority's, and remember I can have more than one priority.

      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      Could this be putting you into too deep of a sleep to regularly lucid dream? I don't know much about melatonin but I think that others that take it as a supplement mention that if they take too much they are too knocked out. Of course if you are still getting strong recall, perhaps you can overcome it since this urine therapy seems important to you...another thing I know nothing about...
      I'm glad you mentioned this, because I never even thought about the ways melatonin could effect lucid dreaming. I think I will mess around with taking in less morning urine because the first urine after sleep has the most melanin... If you ever get interested about urine therapy or distilled waters, Andrew Norton Webber has many good videos on youtube about urine therapy and distilled water

      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      It sounds like a great one for you then! If you can, it is always a good idea to have a back up RC or two in case you're ever quite sure you are in a dream but your hands look normal. Perhaps floating if you can do that easily in a dream.
      Good advice, I'll look through the forums for good back up reality checks, and even give the floating a go, that might even get me passed my flying mental block.

      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      Dream control is beyond the scope of workbook help, but I wanted to throw in a few points. It looks like you already know that this is simply some type of mental block by the way you mentioned blocks in relation to summoning your twin flame (what does twin flame mean?)...Perhaps watch the flying scene in the clouds from the movie Chronicle (lot's of lucid dreaming like powers in the movie!) or flying scenes from the Superman movies. Try to flip a mental switch that convinces your subconscious that you will no longer have certain dream control problems. I don't understand "not feeling a tickle in my gut like on a rollercoaster" - I love that feeling on roller coasters IWL but don't notice it when flying in an LD.
      Yeah I feel that it is a mental block possibly from my fear of heights in waking life. I think this would be a good way to rid my fear of heights, but they work against each other lol. The definition of twin flame through new agers seems strange to me, but I believe it is someone who vibrates at the same frequency as you, and you don't know what it is but you feel an energy, and you never forget it and from then on no one else's energy is satisfying. You can fall in love with other people, many other people through your entire life but you know it will never be the twin flame. They will both think about each other forever. Sorry about all that cheesiness, but that's the best I can explain it That is actually an excellent idea, what I watch before hand usually does effect my dreams in one way or another, and my sister has many many super hero type movies. I'm horrified of rollercoasters, I never been on one lol.

      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      I believe both of these things can be helped along by daytime practice. Randomly throughout the day really STOP and really look around with as much "wonder" as you can muster basically thinking "wait a minute, could this be a dream?" I also believe that it is helpful to imagine what it would feel like if it were a dream and how you would proceed (stabilize, recall goals, while reminding yourself you are dreaming as you go).
      I especially like the second part, I have done things similar. I have stared at the night sky and pictured the sky just splitting as if the entirety of cosmos is all a hologram, maybe I'd add the potential for flying out of the hologram to that.

      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      Read over some of your favorite dreams, lucid or non lucid! I find this great motivation!
      Will do do you find watching videos about dreaming and lucid dreaming to help?

      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      None of your lucid dreams came after a WBTB?
      Nope, I've tried it about 8 times and then kind of just gave up on it. But I did try WBTB before I started taking in more melatonin. I wonder if that could make chances better, or worse.


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      Will do do you find watching videos about dreaming and lucid dreaming to help?
      Not too much, but if someone hated to read, I could see it being better than nothing if the video were coming from a good source. I do like the podcasts on here a lot. Can listen to them while doing other things if you want, but I like to relax and pay attention to them.

      Nope, I've tried it about 8 times and then kind of just gave up on it. But I did try WBTB before I started taking in more melatonin. I wonder if that could make chances better, or worse.
      WBTB is not required for DILDs as you obviously have experienced. When you did the WBTBs did you have trouble getting back to sleep, fall asleep too quickly, or notice any other challenges? After how many hours did you make the attempt?


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      Not too much, but if someone hated to read, I could see it being better than nothing if the video were coming from a good source. I do like the podcasts on here a lot. Can listen to them while doing other things if you want, but I like to relax and pay attention to them.
      Awesome, do you mind linking me to the podcasts on here? They sound interesting.

      WBTB is not required for DILDs as you obviously have experienced. When you did the WBTBs did you have trouble getting back to sleep, fall asleep too quickly, or notice any other challenges? After how many hours did you make the attempt?
      For the WBTB tries, I couldn't get back to sleep, I'd lay for up to 4 hours trying and would finally go do something. I would make the attempt after about 30 minutes to an hour depending if I was keeping an eye on the clock.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Narwhal View Post
      Awesome, do you mind linking me to the podcasts on here? They sound interesting.


      For the WBTB tries, I couldn't get back to sleep, I'd lay for up to 4 hours trying and would finally go do something. I would make the attempt after about 30 minutes to an hour depending if I was keeping an eye on the clock.
      Sure, link:
      DreamViews Podcast

      When you are ready to try again try 5 minutes and if you sleep easily keep adding 5 minutes until you find the right balance between heightened awareness and sleepiness.

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      Sure, link:
      DreamViews Podcast
      Thank you

      When you are ready to try again try 5 minutes and if you sleep easily keep adding 5 minutes until you find the right balance between heightened awareness and sleepiness.
      Sounds good, I'm gonna try that. Will report back.


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