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      Daedra's Workbook

      Hey, my name is Daedra, I am 15 years old and have some knowledge about LDing. I have had a fair share of lucid dreams since I discovered them a year or two ago, but they were all by chance. I recently became interested in them and did some research, I stumbled upon DV. I have read most tutorials and guides, as well as tips and Stickys of all the LD methods and RCs etc. I perform RC checks ever 15 - 30 mins and whenever I go into a new room. And on some occasions, I truly question reality. I get lost in the thought and explore my surroundings with all my senses. Before I go to sleep I use mantras and just tell myself, "I know I will have a lucid dream. And I know I'll remember the dreams." And I'm very good at visualising but often get distracted.

      I think I have good recall, I always have been able to remember at least half of my dreams, and after reading some tips on this site, I've recently been remembering up to 3 dreams a night. I keep a Dream Journal and right anything down that I can remember. Side note: I have some strange dreams...

      I have been attempting MILD and it is somewhat successful. I have a semi-lucid dream where I can control what I do. But I can't control any other aspect of the dream (where I am, what characters enter, my current situation, etc.). So I have to try and become aware during the dream, which I believe relates to DILD. I have come close in my dreams over the past few nights, but something interrupts me, so the dream continues on it's own.

      I think I lean more towards the MILD / DILD methods, I want to include WBTB but I have a problem getting back to sleep and normally can't do it. Anyway, i will try to LD every night. And maybe do more RCs more often, and have more confident mantras. I'm super excited and can't wait to learn more about LDing.

      Thanks, sweet dreams!
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      Welcome Daedra! You are doing a lot of good things, I see from your post. Continued practice along with adding a larger self-awareness component should put more of your waking self into the dream giving you more control and allowing you to become fully lucid. For self-awareness I like Sageous' RRC. If you want to check out this shorter write up that talks about it here: http://www.dreamviews.com/wild/13181...prep-part.html and you can also see my take on it in my latest post in HanZartaC's workbook here in the dild section if you want. Let me know if you have any questions.

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      Wow, thanks fogelbise. I'll be sure to check that out and try again tonight. I don't have any questions at the moment, but I'll ask if anything comes to mind. Thanks again

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      Last night didn't go too well. I barely remember a flash of a dream, I can't even make out what's in the flash. I don't really know if I did something wrong or I was just unlucky. I did the same as I had the night before, but I was a little more excited, could I have been too excited? Is there a certain way / position to sleep in that increases chances to have a lucid dream? I was sleeping at my friends house on a couch, it wasn't uncomfortable, but I was kind if bunched up. Also, a couple of minutes before I fell asleep I felt some strange pulse in my head. But I could also see it, it was like a circular wave pulsing outward from the centre of my vision. Does this mean anything?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Daedra View Post
      Last night didn't go too well. I barely remember a flash of a dream, I can't even make out what's in the flash. I don't really know if I did something wrong or I was just unlucky. I did the same as I had the night before, but I was a little more excited, could I have been too excited? Is there a certain way / position to sleep in that increases chances to have a lucid dream? I was sleeping at my friends house on a couch, it wasn't uncomfortable, but I was kind if bunched up. Also, a couple of minutes before I fell asleep I felt some strange pulse in my head. But I could also see it, it was like a circular wave pulsing outward from the centre of my vision. Does this mean anything?
      A lot of people find more awareness sleeping on their back. That experience at the end of your post I would consider progress. Try not to get excited when you experience it or anything but it shows that you are carrying awareness towards sleep when you would probably normally zoned out while drifting towards sleep. It sounds like hypnagogic images or HI's for short. You will probably notice this kind of imagery more and more but you are best off not paying attention to them and just letting them "float on by" so you can get to REM sleep where almost all lucid dreams happen.

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      Alright, thanks again for your help and advice. I'll try not too get too excited next time.

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      Last night I didn't experience any HI's, but did get into a dream, 3 actually. I tried and unfortunately failed to become lucid. And when I woke up and tried to recall my dreams,it worked, but I didn't write them into my Dream Journal straight away and forgot most of what happened, but I'm definitely sure that I had 3 dreams. Also I have woken up with scratches down my thigh, I don't have any pets. Have I injured myself?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Daedra View Post
      ...And on some occasions, I truly question reality.
      Welcome to DILD class, Daedra!

      I would like to add, that when you question reality, you should also believe, that you could be in a dream at that very moment. If you can muster a strong "wow, this could be/is a dream", then that startling sensation will start happening in your non-lucids and give you awareness and maybe an urge to RC. Happy dreams.

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      Also I have woken up with scratches down my thigh, I don't have any pets. Have I injured myself?
      Maybe you had an itch you scratched while not waking up fully. We tend to not remember short awakenings like that.

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      Alright. And I do think about life being a dream sometimes, I'll get to work on that. Thanks for your help gab

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      Hey, I think it's been a little while, and my lucid dreaming is going well I suppose. But I need help with something. It's not really about me, rather my girlfriend. She used to be a Lucid dreamer, she just learned by herself and from a few friends, but after a while she started having demonic and tortuous nightmares. She got involved in some sort of demonic visions or rituals or something, and even if they're not real, they're still affecting her dreams. She can barely sleep and is always exhausted, the fact that she lack iron in her blood doesn't help either. Her dreams are one of the main reasons I really got into lucid dreaming, I want to help her with her dreams. According to her I might've accidentally gotten into one of her dreams 2 or 3 times, but I only remember one time. I was wondering - no I'm begging anyone, is there a way to help? If so please help me. I can't stand to see her deal with these dreams anymore, and I can't even comfort her after she wakes up properly, we are currently in a long distance relationship. Again, please anyone, is there a way to help her?

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      I am sorry to hear about her trouble! That is not really my area of expertise, but I will try and also point to at least one link for now. I did defeat some nightmares as a child through lucid dreaming, so I do have that experience and if your girlfriend can become lucid in one of these nightmares she can take control and turn it into something funny or simply defeat the foes in the dreams. Once lucid she can realize that this is all just a dream and as such can do practically whatever she wants in that dream.

      There was this recent article and I have seen others in the past (perhaps search lucid dreaming and PTSD): Could Lucid Dreaming Be the Next Treatment for PTSD? "For people with PTSD who suffer from nightmares, lucid dreaming could be a promising treatment."

      And if she is for some reason convinced that there is something real to fear (I don't think it is a good idea to promote such ideas, but sometimes it can be hard to convince someone otherwise) I can point to something else.

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      Thanks for replying fogelbise, but I don't think she can become lucid anymore, she says she's lost her ability to do so. And she really does think there's something to fear, I always tell her that she has nothing to fear, but she can't help it. She says that the dreams seem more real than life. But I suppose this is a start, I'll try harder to help her become lucid and stop the dreams. Thanks for getting back to me, this means a lot to me.

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      Does she think it would be healthy to visualize during the day some of the common themes in these nightmares while visualizing taking action in the dream to overcome them?

      Has she thought about seeing a good therapist or good hypnotherapist?

      That something else I was referring to (since she seems convinced that it is something real to fear) is the following advice...but also keep in mind that it was in response to a person that I am convinced was trolling the forums at the time and making up stories to draw attention and troll. This advice seeming fitting though and it came from PercyLucid:

      "Try to do this before you go to bed:

      I can recommend you to visualize a bubble of white light around you. Imagine that only positive energy can enter your bubble, only white light. Visualize as well that your energy will flow out from the bubble only at your will. This will help you feel more of yourself and if whatever entity in the astral realm is messing with you, it won't anymore."

      Feel free to let her know that I also do not believe she has anything real to fear in her dreams but sometimes it is nice to have something comforting like this bubble of white light (or Angels, or whatever she believes in most). Good luck to her and yourself!

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      Thanks again fogelbise, this really does mean a lot to me, and I'm glad to find people who are willing to help so easily. Thank you.
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