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      Lovealynch's DILD Workbook

      Hi loves

      Very new to LD. I've been working with various techniques I've learned on DreamViews for about a month now. I have a more in depth intro for myself here. I am super excited, because last night I became lucid for a short moment. This is the first time I have been successful since intentionally trying to LD.

      I woke up about an hour before my alarm goes off to get up for the day. I did some RC's, as I have been doing every time I wake up, and allowed myself to fall back asleep. While I was drifting off, I set intentions to realize I am dreaming during my dreams. Very simple I guess, but I just wanted to become lucid in a dream before I go on to more complex intentions. I think I am correct in calling this scenario WBTB. I was in a dream for while and was at my grandparent's house.

      On a side note, I am often at their house in the dreams that I remember. I think this would be a good dream sign to keep in my head. Any time I find myself there, I should do RC's. I think dream sign is the correct term. I need a glossary for this stuff! I bet there is one here somewhere. If anyone knows of one please point me in that direction.

      Anyways, at one point in my dream I walked into the kitchen and for some reason it just hit me, "Hey I'm Dreaming!" It was very sudden and seemingly out of no where. It never occurred for me to do an RC, which is what I have been trying train my brain to do while dreaming. I just for one reason or another became aware that I was dreaming. So, I got really excited and immediately started thinking, "I don't want to lose this lucidity." Which I think is bad, because we should never focus on what we don't want, but on what we do. I am very big on positivity and never thinking in the negative. However, I did quickly move past the negative thought of "I don't want to lose this," to "how do I keep it?" The term anchor popped into my head. I think I have read it somewhere. Something about keeping lucidity by using anchors. The problem is that that term is very vague to me, and I honestly really don't understand what it means. Therefore when it did pop in my head, I tried to make sense of it in too literal of a way, I think. I started thinking about my feet being glued to the ground, and I also kept my vision focused on the same thing. I have a feeling this is all wrong. I hope that someone can guide me in the right direction on these anchors. Pretty please!? So after few seconds of trying to "anchor" myself I woke up. But not really. I just dreamt that I woke up. I was actually still dreaming, but did not realize it. I believe this is called a false awakening. Hopefully the more I do RC's every time I awake, the better I will be at avoiding these. I did not gain lucidity again and awoke with my alarm shortly after. It was then that I realized everything that happened. The lucidity, the false awakening, the realization that I have no idea what an anchor is in the sense of LD.

      I would love to hear any advice from ya'll. Thoughts, guidance, any thing at all. Your time spent will be very much appreciated.

      The questions I have:
      What should I do when I realize I am dreaming?
      What is an anchor LD wise? Did I make it up, or is it really a thing?
      Is there a terms glossary around?

      Thanks!

      Sogni D'oro!
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      Quote Originally Posted by lovealynch View Post
      Hi loves

      Very new to LD. I've been working with various techniques I've learned on DreamViews for about a month now. I have a more in depth intro for myself here. I am super excited, because last night I became lucid for a short moment. This is the first time I have been successful since intentionally trying to LD.
      Welcome lovealynch! I love the enthusiasm! Congrats on your first intentional lucid dream!!

      I woke up about an hour before my alarm goes off to get up for the day. I did some RC's, as I have been doing every time I wake up, and allowed myself to fall back asleep. While I was drifting off, I set intentions to realize I am dreaming during my dreams.
      The RC's at every awakening are great for learning to eventually catch false awakenings! The intention setting is great...great job!

      On a side note, I am often at their house in the dreams that I remember. I think this would be a good dream sign to keep in my head. Any time I find myself there, I should do RC's.
      Sounds like an excellent dream sign! There are some tricks for working on this during the day even if you aren't at their house through visualization and "extended RC's."

      I think dream sign is the correct term. I need a glossary for this stuff! I bet there is one here somewhere. If anyone knows of one please point me in that direction.
      Sure: DV Dictionary - Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views

      Anyways, at one point in my dream I walked into the kitchen and for some reason it just hit me, "Hey I'm Dreaming!" It was very sudden and seemingly out of no where. It never occurred for me to do an RC, which is what I have been trying train my brain to do while dreaming. I just for one reason or another became aware that I was dreaming. So, I got really excited and immediately started thinking, "I don't want to lose this lucidity." Which I think is bad, because we should never focus on what we don't want, but on what we do. I am very big on positivity and never thinking in the negative.
      So true! We can talk about this more, but stability is the term you are looking for...BUT, when doing day practices to remind you to stabilize, we want to try to remember to not think of it as stabilizing or to think of stability at all as that can make you worry about it or think of negatives. Just practice things that you learn help to stabilize the dream. The biggest thing for me is to remain calm, slow down and look at and touch things around you. There can be a lot more to it than that if you want, but I say try the simple approaches first.

      However, I did quickly move past the negative thought of "I don't want to lose this," to "how do I keep it?" The term anchor popped into my head. I think I have read it somewhere. Something about keeping lucidity by using anchors. The problem is that that term is very vague to me, and I honestly really don't understand what it means. Therefore when it did pop in my head, I tried to make sense of it in too literal of a way, I think. I started thinking about my feet being glued to the ground, and I also kept my vision focused on the same thing. I have a feeling this is all wrong.
      We often get what we think about in dreams, which can be used to our advantage as well.

      I hope that someone can guide me in the right direction on these anchors. Pretty please!?
      Anchors are useful for WILDs. I think Sageous' tutorial that you mentioned in your other intro discusses them.

      So after few seconds of trying to "anchor" myself I woke up. But not really. I just dreamt that I woke up. I was actually still dreaming, but did not realize it. I believe this is called a false awakening. Hopefully the more I do RC's every time I awake, the better I will be at avoiding these.
      Exactly, RC's at every awakening is the best way I know of to catch FA's. Another great way is (perhaps for later) to always automatically try going back into a dream (DEILD) every time you think you have awoken.

      I would love to hear any advice from ya'll. Thoughts, guidance, any thing at all. Your time spent will be very much appreciated.

      The questions I have:
      What should I do when I realize I am dreaming?
      What is an anchor LD wise? Did I make it up, or is it really a thing?
      Is there a terms glossary around?
      1. There are two different approaches that you may want to try. Go with your gut on which one. The first is what I mentioned above to remain calm, slow down and look at and touch things around you. The second approach is to just go right away and do whatever you want. I got this advice early on as a good way to never worry about stabilizing. But if you can do the first approach without thinking of it as stabilization or worrying, then you are golden.

      Questions 2 & 3 answered further back in my response.

      Thanks!

      Sogni D'oro!
      When I looked up this term I found a movie by this title and the translation "sweet dreams." Have you seen the movie? I haven't.

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      Thank you so much for your response! Your post was all and more than I could have hoped for. I am pumped about the dictionary you linked, I think this will be a huge help. I will begin to practice stability as well as look more into DEILD.

      Sogni D'oro means "sweet dreams" in Italian. I was not aware there was a movie, but I assume it is Italian. Maybe I will be able to learn more than a few phrases of the language and be able to watch the movie!

      Thank you again!

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      Quote Originally Posted by lovealynch View Post
      Thank you so much for your response! Your post was all and more than I could have hoped for. I am pumped about the dictionary you linked, I think this will be a huge help. I will begin to practice stability as well as look more into DEILD.

      Sogni D'oro means "sweet dreams" in Italian. I was not aware there was a movie, but I assume it is Italian. Maybe I will be able to learn more than a few phrases of the language and be able to watch the movie!

      Thank you again!
      Your welcome! You can use this space to track your progress, make notes on things you are experimenting with and for any other questions that you have. Sogni D'oro!

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