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      Hi, This reply is useless . I just want to be the first one in the third page. Here have a joke!
      Why did the chicken cross the road? to go to..
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      I think it is good to think of yourself as a "dream detective," I certainly do from time to time . It helps maintain a reflective, vigilant (for the dream state) mindset.

      If by increasing dream signs you mean paying close attention to your dreams and contemplating your dreaming experiences and keeping them in mind during waking hours, that sounds like a good plan!

      A dream sign review before bed or during WBTB can be a great thing to foster lucid dreams.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Raed3700 View Post

      I recall a dream where I was kidnapped by gunmen and at the end of the dream I realized I was dreaming! So I guess I'm still in business . I recall one dream per night regularly because I stopped writing my dreams down because I'm stupid and I get very lazy upon waking.

      every time I come across something odd, I do a RC.

      My plan, my friends ^^, is to increase the number of my dream signs. As my awareness is at it's peak right now, I hope my frequent RC's will induce a LD shortly . My current dream signs are: strong emotion, action and violence, dim and bright lights, and my newest one.. Kids .
      Good plan ? Any suggestions for DSs?
      Yeah you're still on business Good to have you back! It's good that you recognize the problem as simple laziness rather than putting the fault on yourself by saying stuff like "I just can't remember dreams." Now that your exam week is over you can fix your sleep schedule and get right back on track!

      That is a good idea! Also question the normality of the event that you might be seeing like; That man is wearing a multicolored cowboy hat, is that something normal?

      That is a good plan. Dream Sign suggestion when to RC: everytime when someone starts talking to you. Mental RC would probably be better for this, like " How did I got here? or What was I just doing?"

      You'll do great! Your 14th LD is right around the corner!

      Spoiler for .:
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      I love your undercover detective idea Raed! You got great advice above.

      Getting back on to a good sleep schedule will be extra beneficial.
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      Uncounted LD.

      Quote Originally Posted by FryingMan View Post
      A dream sign review before bed or during WBTB can be a great thing to foster lucid dreams.
      Hmmm.. Never thought of that o.o . Sounds like good move! I will keep doing that from now on. Thank you!
      Quote Originally Posted by Saizaphod View Post
      Dream Sign suggestion when to RC: everytime when someone starts talking to you. Mental RC would probably be better for this, like " How did I got here? or What was I just doing?"
      Good idea too! This will make me do so much more RCs than ever! Thank you! Ohh and by the way, I can see that you put something under spoiler, I just can't see what is it.
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      I love your undercover detective idea Raed!
      I really thought I was being childish but you guys seem to like it. Thank you!
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      Good morning/evening my precious workbook!

      Forgive me for not submitting regularly. It's just.. I wished that my next submit to be about a lucid dream but I didn't achieve any. Well.. I did achieve one but it was lame . The last week was like.. best sleeping week ever! My sleeping schedule was from early in the night until early in the morning. An uninterrupted one long sleep every night. It has been ages since I got series of sleeps like this. I'm so grateful ^^. Unfortunately, I did only one WBTB in last week. And that single WBTB induced lucidity! I wake up about 1.5 hour earlier than usual I continued my sleeping downstairs. I tried to perform WILD but failed due to loss of awareness while falling to sleep. Here's the full story:

      The day before that day, I opened DV and read a thread about the favorite position for WILDs. It concluded that in the last period of sleeping you should be half-sitting-half-lying to raise the chance of success. That's what I did . As I was struggling to balance my sleepy-conscious state, I opened my eyes to find a cat looking at the opened door like it was watching someone entering. I don't own a cat. I was lying down on my back, too numb to do nose pinch RC, but aware enough to realize I was dreaming. From this point on nothing interesting happened . I kept looking at the cat until the next dream scene came up and I lost lucidity. Man, my WILDs need training so much.

      Aside from that, the rest of my sleeps were so deep and relaxing and stress reliving ^^. Except for one! Where I woke up laughing so hard . Describing the dream wont be as funny as living it, but there were two people shaking hands, and person#1 pulled person#2 into a cartoonish endless hole. Person#2's face and voice screaming "damn youuuu.....!!" while falling down the hole were priceless! I was laugh so hard and tearing so bad that at some point I thought I was crying not laughing.

      Strange how everytime I fall to sleep I be 100% sure I will have a lucid dream and all of sudden it's morning and I barely can remember two dreams. It's so frustrating at the time . But! no big frustration shall be allowed to pollute my spirit! I know I will have my 14th LD very soon and it will be best LD ever!
      Tonight is the night for my 14th Lucid dream.
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      You are doing great Raed! Your level of success this early in your practice is something to be proud of. Perhaps that 100% confidence before you fall asleep is a big help and perhaps lucid dreaming comes to you more easily than it does for most people. Those WBTB's are also very helpful.

      Congrats on that lucidity!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Raed3700 View Post
      Ohh and by the way, I can see that you put something under spoiler, I just can't see what is it.

      The last week was like.. best sleeping week ever! My sleeping schedule was from early in the night until early in the morning. An uninterrupted one long sleep every night. It has been ages since I got series of sleeps like this. I'm so grateful ^^. Unfortunately, I did only one WBTB in last week. And that single WBTB induced lucidity!

      Strange how everytime I fall to sleep I be 100% sure I will have a lucid dream and all of sudden it's morning and I barely can remember two dreams. It's so frustrating at the time .

      But! no big frustration shall be allowed to pollute my spirit! I know I will have my 14th LD very soon and it will be best LD ever!
      Tonight is the night for my 14th Lucid dream.
      It was just another John Cena

      Ah... all the missed opportunities Good job on the lucid/Cat WILD thing

      I just recently completely stopped thinking about "knowing"/"100%" that I will have a lucid dream. I simply focus on the goal of becoming lucid, because I know I can do it, it's extremely likely I do it. This has given me really good results ( Can't tell yet, but since I took this mindset a week ago Iv had 6 LDs ). . It has had bad effects on me that I go " I "know" I will have a lucid dream", then oops.. didn't have one, what now. Try going with 99%.

      Keep going Raed! Can't wait to read about your upcoming lucid dream!
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      Lucid dream #14!

      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      Your level of success this early in your practice is something to be proud of.
      Bro I have you and your mate teachers to thank <3. Thanks alot!
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      Good job on the lucid/Cat WILD thing

      I just recently completely stopped thinking about "knowing"/"100%" that I will have a lucid dream. I simply focus on the goal of becoming lucid, because I know I can do it, it's extremely likely I do it. This has given me really good results ( Can't tell yet, but since I took this mindset a week ago Iv had 6 LDs ). . It has had bad effects on me that I go " I "know" I will have a lucid dream", then oops.. didn't have one, what now. Try going with 99%.
      So that's the CAT thingy! Lovely technique. You should check the rest of the reply, I did what you said before I read it. And it worked!
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      Hey everyone!

      I'm overwhelmed by the very good feeling of having a lucid dream right now, because I just had a lucid dream! And it did not happen by coincidence this time. Here's the full night story:
      Long day and long night (aren't these who induce lucid dreams ). I usually sleep at 10:30pm or 11:00pm but last night I slept at 2:32am, so I wasn't really on schedule. Woke up at 6:57am, obviously not done with sleeping. I dragged myself to the living room downstairs, where is sweet warmth, and intending to induce a LD. I brought the big pillows to try the half-sitting-half-lying postures. My state was perfect for WILD, so I got in the posture, relaxed, tried to fall sleep consciously, kept doing RCs everytime I open my eyes, but it seemed that I wasn't falling into REM phase, it seemed I was falling into NREM. I fell asleep and lost my posture in the fight.

      Fortunately, this time I relaxed not only my body, but my mind also. I wasn't like (This is it! I'm so having a LD right now! I'm gonna screw every law known to human!) I kept my calm state of mind, just like I'm meditating. I was like (I'm in dream right now. Thank you god for this precious blessing of lucid dreaming ^^). Suddenly, an attractive woman with.. incorrect form of private body parts is on top of me , And I was fully aware that I'm dreaming! I was enjoying myself with her while saying (No no I wanna get serious with lucid dreaming). I don't know who I was lying to . Even though it lasted less than 50 seconds, I was very happy for the success in deliberately inducing a lucid dream.

      I have another interesting dream to share, and it was right after that LD! after series of events in the dream I ended up in the middle of some kind of meeting. I was not participants, I was some what an intruder. As a result of my LD attempt I was aware enough that something wasn't right and I might be dreaming. I closed my nose and breathed. people, it was closed , or at least that what felt like. Not only that, I tried to remember events of what happened and I could remember where and how I parked my car! and later in the dream I went exactly to where my car was suppose to be, and it was there! what did I do wrong? maybe I should have recalled all day events.

      Anyway, this is no where near failure. I'm so grateful for my LD, and I'm happy that I was very close to have, and for the first time, two LDs in one sleep . And bro's, I'm like tired of thanking you for teaching me. I might as well start to pay you . But thank you all really. I promise I will try to be more serious in the topics of my lucid dreams. If only my pervert mind would go along .

      Tonight is the night for my 15th Lucid dream!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Raed3700 View Post
      So that's the CAT thingy! Lovely technique.

      Not only that, I tried to remember events of what happened and I could remember where and how I parked my car! and later in the dream I went exactly to where my car was suppose to be, and it was there! what did I do wrong? maybe I should have recalled all day events.
      Oh I meant the lucid dream with the cat

      Again congratz on another lucid! Next time ask yourself more questions, like " Why am I here and does it make sense for me to be here?" But it's pretty much that if you even think that you could be in a dream, you extremely likely are. We never truly question if we are asleep when we are awake. Dreams just have that dream- feel into them.
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      It's good to do nose pinch several times if it's not clear. If an RC is not clear it's best to assume you're dreaming! Try again, make sure you pinch firmly, and try to breath lightly. If any air at all moves, then you should assume you're dreaming. If it is still not convincing, don't give up, keep trying different RCs, like jump in the air and see if you float down, or hand check. I don't advise people to do reflective questions while on the verge of lucidity, the sleeping mind can answer your questions with rationalizations and false memories that satisfy your questions and you stay non-lucid. Once fully lucid, it is good to reflect on the dream and remembering that your physical body is asleep in bed and that this is a lucid dream. Dream memories are *tricksy*, best not to trust your lucidity to them.

      We never truly question if we are asleep when we are awake
      I'm not so sure about that. I know what you're trying to say, but I've gotten myself to the point where I really can question my state honestly. This is a good thing to work for. Remind yourself that "at any conscious moment, I could be in the dream state." It helps to have had tons of very vivid dreams where you felt totally and entirely awake the entire time, and to have a bunch of LDs where you felt totally awake right before the moment of lucidity. The point is: do *not* trust that little feeling inside you that says "I'm awake!" to be true, because you have exactly this feeling while in a dream and non-lucid.
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      Awesome awesome Raed!! Congratulations on your success!! You are doing terrific!!
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      Lucid dream #15!

      Hello~! ^^

      Do you know the feeling you have when you get 9 out of 10 in exam or quiz or something like that? You are happy that you got very good grade but frustrated because of how close you were to the perfect grade. That's how I feel right now .

      The night story goes the same as last LD. Woke up not done sleeping, so I completed my sleep in the living room. This time, my full intention was to perform WILD. I was serious this time. My sleepy-awake balance was perfect, room temperature was nice (could be better but more than enough), I was alone, calm, and all set ! I wanted the last thing to see before sleeping is something related to lucid dreaming, so I opened DV on my phone and opened the first WILD thread I saw. And how convenient!, it was http://www.dreamviews.com/wake-initi...into-wild.html by Mr. gab. So I was ready for everything that might occur and, surprisingly, I wasn't scared at all .

      I lost the battle. But I fought hard this time. I stayed longer than ever on my back conscious and ready. I even experienced small HHs, and I didn't get excited and woke myself up. But it wasn't long before I was like (OMG IT STARTED!) and woke myself up . Eventually, I lost my consciousness and fell asleep. BUT! I induced a DILD! And yes it was sex related. I was in the middle of *Wohoo* when it hit me (I'm dreaming!). Even though my lucidity was weak and I wasn't sure if I was dreaming or not, it was very lovely and vivid. It was so real that I had to do an RC while in the middle of the "business" just to make sure I don't get in trouble. If you are asking (Everything sounds good, why's the frustration?). Well.. here's the twist.

      After my LD I had another dream where it has the most obvious dream signs of all time! I dreamed that my mom gave me food and stuff to deliver to my aunt's. Next thing I know I'm in the middle of abandoned land where there is very few people around! And I was aware enough to know there is something wrong. I searched for my phone and keys and couldn't find them. I said (Remember Raed, what has happened?) and I could remember my mom giving me the stuff and I could remember me diving away from home, then BLANK, then middle of no where. I was like (Ohh no! Someone must have drugged me and kidnapped me!). []

      My detective mind training in waking life paid off here. I was checking myself for any injuries but found none. So I said (If they kidnapped me why they didn't hurt me? Why I'm not tied to a chair or something?). Not a single time I asked myself am I dreaming?. Long story short, dream ended when I found my way back home . My frustration is not caused by the missed LD opportunity. It is because upon waking up, I had no memory of my LD. Not until few minutes after waking up, and it was wack! I barely remember the sensations I felt in the LD. What is the point of having LD if I wont remember it?

      Anyway.. It was very cool experiences. I'm sure if I stick to my DJ more often my memory problem will fade, just like before .
      Ummmmm, Mr. FryingMan do you have links for teaching WILDs? Your previous links were phenomenal so I hope you have more of them in your pocket . Lovely sharing with you guys <3
      Tonight is the night for my 16th Lucid dream .

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      Quote Originally Posted by Raed3700 View Post
      And how convenient!, it was http://www.dreamviews.com/wake-initi...into-wild.html by Mr. gab.

      I lost the battle

      I was aware enough to know there is something wrong. I searched for my phone and keys and couldn't find them. I said (Remember Raed, what has happened?) and I could remember my mom giving me the stuff and I could remember me diving away from home. Not a single time I asked myself am I dreaming?
      then BLANK, then middle of no where. I was like (Ohh no! Someone must have drugged me and kidnapped me!). []

      My frustration is not caused by the missed LD opportunity. It is because upon waking up, I had no memory of my LD. Not until few minutes after waking up, and it was wack! I barely remember the sensations I felt in the LD. What is the point of having LD if I wont remember it?
      This made me laugh way much more than it should have (It is Mrs. gab )

      DILD from WILD attempt is a win The goal is to get to be lucid in the dream. Though I admit, entering the dream with WILD is awesome haha. Gz on lucid!

      Always try to remember RC, and always make it atleast a double RC. Just in the case the first RC fails.
      I love the dream logic here

      Yeah I think that tends to happen when lots of nonlucids happen after the lucid dream. The memory kinda gets buried under them in a way. Some people like to purposely wake them selves up after reaching their goal and once they are satisfied with the lenght of the LD for example.
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      Raed, check out Sageous's WILD class here in the DVA, there is tons of great reading and learning material there.

      WILD is like the game of Othello, "Minutes to learn, a lifetime to master." WILDing is falling asleep into a dream with your self-awareness intact. Easier said than done. But the clear thing you must not lose sight of is that in order to WILD, you *must fall asleep*. The trick is falling asleep with a pearl of awareness left intact. Everyone needs to find that way for themselves. Sageous's thread has a lot of great info on it that can help.
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      Aloha ~! <--- The effect of too much "Hawaii five-O".

      How is it going all ^^? How wonderful would it be to share lucid dream right now, only if I had any . My last week had 0 rate of success in inducing any kind of lucid dreaming. Not even a bad one to add to the "Uncounted" list. But! It had no failures at all . I have expanded my dreams signs, my awareness didn't noticeably change but it remains reasonably high, my sleeps are so at their deepest levels that I think I die every night and return to live , and best of all, I'm experiencing the realest dreams ever! I mean, one night I dreamt I hit my tooth and when I woke up it was still hurts. Either that or my recall of dreams got better.

      So, yes I might didn't have any recent lucid dreams, but I became better mentally . But I'm still too lazy and stupid to update my journal every morning, even though I know how much it would enhance my LDs. I just can't have fun with it. I'm sorry . I need to find a way to stay disciplined to my journal. A punishment maybe? Perhaps a prize instead?

      Anyway, thank you for your time reading this trash . I will try to make my next reply be about a lucid dream. Did I mention what is my goal for my next LD? I mentioned earlier that my ultimate goal is to relax alone in a very beautiful island. And I know it wont be easy to create sandy island and cold sea water with amazing stars to light up the sky. So, my goal for the next LD, as the first step toward achieving my ultimate goal, is to remain calm and stabilize the dream for as long as possible . No running, no screaming, no following anyone, just keep breathing and stay in the dream.

      Tonight is then night for my 16th LD .

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      Quote Originally Posted by Raed3700 View Post
      and best of all, I'm experiencing the realest dreams ever! I mean, one night I dreamt I hit my tooth and when I woke up it was still hurts. Either that or my recall of dreams got better.
      It's a combination of paying more attention to your dreams and remembering them better. The interaction of attention and recall! And intent, the desire to remember your dreams. The more you reach for dream memories and pay attention to your dreams (and all of your experiences), the more vivid your experience and the memory of them will be. Keep it up and it will just keep getting better. Congrats on the great recall! Those amazing dream experiences, lucid or not, that's what I'm in this hobby for.

      A punishment maybe? Perhaps a prize instead?
      Prize, definitely. You only want positive emotions associated with dream journaling and dreaming. Think of dream journaling as another exercise of memory, and a focusing of your intent. It takes willpower to do things that you don't feel like doing, even though you know they're good for you. Think of it as an exercise in will power then!

      I mentioned earlier that my ultimate goal is to relax alone in a very beautiful island. And I know it wont be easy to create sandy island and cold sea water with amazing stars to light up the sky. So, my goal for the next LD, as the first step toward achieving my ultimate goal, is to remain calm and stabilize the dream for as long as possible . No running, no screaming, no following anyone, just keep breathing and stay in the dream.
      Don't think that it's not easy. Think that it's the easiest thing in the world. All you have to do is imagine it and it will come true. Maybe not the first time, but it will. If you read the dream journals of excellent lucid dreamers, you'll see that often, changes they make don't always manifest immediately. Sometimes you have to "fool yourself" into thinking it did work. Tell yourself, "Hey, is that the sound of waves crashing on the beach?" Pretend that the sound is just beyond your hearing but becoming clearer. Tell yourself that it's because the beach is just beyond some trees or outside a door.

      Another great way to execute dream control is to direct the narrative of the dream via "pretend memories." Instead of making a sudden change which the mind may not accept, come up with a reason for it. "Oh, that's right, I'm late for the beach party, I'd better go out this door to the beach here! Hey, Emma Watson, come on, we're late!" Grab her hand and run to the beach, fully expecting it to be there. And if you don't see it at first, pretend that you do, and very often it will then materialize.

      Good luck and have fun!
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      Quote Originally Posted by FryingMan View Post
      Don't think that it's not easy. Think that it's the easiest thing in the world. All you have to do is imagine it and it will come true.
      "Oh, that's right, I'm late for the beach party, I'd better go out this door to the beach here! Hey, Emma Watson, come on, we're late!" Grab her hand and run to the beach, fully expecting it to be there.
      Hmmm.. I hope my dreaming mind will believe that when he sees how real a dream can be . I will practice that right away .
      Is that like Emma Watson thing that will work only for Emma? Because I have another actress in mind :\. I'm kidding I got the idea. Lovely advices. Thank you! <3
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      Hii~! ^-^
      Oohh the amount of missing I've got for you all *^^*. I got to tell you though, if you were looking for interesting Lucid dream stories, then you just came to the absolutely wrong place . Yeah.. my lucid dreaming skills are down the bottom right now. But hey! Every valley is followed by peak right ?! Besides, I'm currently enjoying the fruits of what I have planted ^.^! I've never lived my life like this before. Meditation has taught me to enjoy the little moments. I've learned how to enjoy the little peaceful moments I experience when I like.. wait for the next class to come (7-5min) ^^. I've always wanted peaceful times, yet, I never noticed that I experience peaceful times every single day! I just never saw them.

      Reality Checking taught to see details in my sight and leave my daydreams. These days I started to remember the cars I've parked next to in the university! This might seem like stupid thing but it was like my dream before. In the other day, I saw a truck in the morning, and then the same truck in the night. The cool thing is not seeing the truck twice, the cool thing is that I could remember where and when I saw it! That's so amazing for me *.*!

      And my feelings..! Ooohh my feelings are another story. I'm usually cold and calm. So calm that I piss some people off . But now, I'm calmer than Raven from Teen Titans. I'm calmer than Madara from Naruto Shippuden. I'm calmer than L from Death Note. (Sorry, cartoon and anime haters. I don't know cool movie characters). And don't get me wrong, I'm not idiotically cold and feelings-less. I just change the way of my thinking to always assume positive . If some one like.. near-miss me on the road, I assume he had an emergency.

      Still, I'm frustrated. All these blessing I'm living in and yet I fail in inducing a single lucid dream. All these stupid, odd, feelings felled dream signs and I fail to notice any. I mean dude, one day I dreamt that I was trying to save the world from potential explosion, surprisingly I failed , and didn't see the quite clear signs. Pfffft whatever! I will have a LD soon. I can smell it!

      Tonight is the night for my 16th Lucid dream!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Raed3700 View Post
      I've never lived my life like this before. Meditation has taught me to enjoy the little moments. I've learned how to enjoy the little peaceful moments I experience when I like.. wait for the next class to come (7-5min) ^^. I've always wanted peaceful times, yet, I never noticed that I experience peaceful times every single day! I just never saw them.

      I just change the way of my thinking to always assume positive . If some one like.. near-miss me on the road, I assume he had an emergency.
      Awesome! I have noticed the same things since I started lucid dreaming practices in adulthood, including that exact scenario there at the end. What use is it to get mad at drivers, there may be something that allows you to empathize with them. Maybe they are on the way to the hospital or they are agitated because they just lost someone dear to them…who knows. This attitude releases anger and frustration and allows you more peace!


      Still, I'm frustrated. All these blessing I'm living in and yet I fail in inducing a single lucid dream. All these stupid, odd, feelings felled dream signs and I fail to notice any. I mean dude, one day I dreamt that I was trying to save the world from potential explosion, surprisingly I failed , and didn't see the quite clear signs. Pfffft whatever! I will have a LD soon. I can smell it!

      Tonight is the night for my 16th Lucid dream!
      Yes, like you said, peaks and valleys, but they will smooth out with continued practice. Enjoy the enhanced awareness during the day as much as you can while working towards your next LD.
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      Lucid dream #16!

      Greetings!

      Can you believe what you just read?? I had a lucid dream ! Finally. I had it in the sleep right after my last reply. Guess that's the power of the magical workbooks .

      I headed to bed after sharing with you guys, thinking about what I said and what I should have said. upon lying on the bed, it hit me. If I'm somehow "emotionless" [] that means if I experience any emotion, then it's either a serious matter, or I'm dreaming. So I focused my attention into my feelings and chest area, as I believe most feelings affects that area, and kept telling myself: any happiness, sadness, worries, love, any sort of emotion, means I'm dreaming. Then I slept, I had a NLD, then a LD . Then another NLD.

      It was lame and short . But you know what's the best part of it? That was the first lucid dream I ever have where I remembered to stop and recall my goals ! I dreamt that mom woke me up to do something, I don't know what it was, but I could notice I had some feelings like I was told to do something critical and serious. That's when I know I was dreaming! I did the nose pinch test just to make sure. Of course first idea went through my mind was (Where's them chicks at ?!) . But I stopped and recalled that my goal was to stay calm.

      And that was sort of mistake. You all know I'm not that pro in Lucid dreaming. As I stopped moving in the dream and focused on my breathing, my dream immediately started fading. And I don't know any stabilizing technique but to scream and kick and do everything against being calm . Ohh and spinning too, which I did. I spinned so hard I ended up in another dream scenery, literally! but was still lucid. The whole LD lasted like 15 seconds.

      So, my fellow lucid dreamers, may I ask for a piece of your wisdom ? I don't know any dream stabilizing techniques but the ones I mentioned. Plus, I realized my only RCs are nose pinching, fingers counting and attempting to read. Reading in dreams are hard but sometimes I can actually read! So reading is not very efficient for me. May you tell me more stabilizing techniques and RCs pleeeeaase? Thank you ^.^

      Tonight is the night for my 17th Lucid dream! ^^~
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      Quote Originally Posted by Raed3700 View Post
      Greetings!

      Can you believe what you just read?? I had a lucid dream !
      Congrats!
      That was the first lucid dream I ever have where I remembered to stop and recall my goals
      Wonderful, that's great!
      Of course first idea went through my mind was (Where's them chicks at ?!) .
      Welcome to my world! Haha. But seriously, getting to recalling goals against the pull of other temptations is a major accomplishment!
      But I stopped and recalled that my goal was to stay calm.
      Excellent.

      And I don't know any stabilizing technique but to scream and kick and do everything against being calm . Ohh and spinning too, which I did. I spinned so hard I ended up in another dream scenery, literally! but was still lucid. The whole LD lasted like 15 seconds.
      Sounds like you did just what you needed to do.
      So, my fellow lucid dreamers, may I ask for a piece of your wisdom ? I don't know any dream stabilizing techniques but the ones I mentioned. Plus, I realized my only RCs are nose pinching, fingers counting and attempting to read. Reading in dreams are hard but sometimes I can actually read! So reading is not very efficient for me. May you tell me more stabilizing techniques and RCs pleeeeaase? Thank you ^.^
      Tonight is the night for my 17th Lucid dream! ^^~
      You don't need tons of RCs. I sometimes do secondary RCs just for fun (inspect hands, finger through palm). But really, a primary RC is all you need. I only ever do nose pinch. Once in a VERY rare while I tried jumping into the air to test gravity, but it failed me a few times as well. What you need is to do your RC with attention, and carefully. I think when nose pinch is your primary RC, that's all you need. The other ones have a much higher problem/failure rate.

      I think there is no better stabilization that simply enjoying the dream. Yes, remaining calm is good. Yes, immersing yourself in the dream environment is good, physical movement [slow rather than fast, though, may be better] and constantly changing scene (looking around) are good. But best is just having a good time, achieving goals. Always have a lot of little and large goals prepared so you don't have to stand there saying "Uh....what now...", and then just giving in to temptation (unless that's your goal). My absolute best and longest and most enjoyable LDs were when I had 4-5 goals on my mind and I tried them all: long, stable, and super vivid, both visually and in awareness.

      Stay on the lookout for an urge to do something really fast. That's when things get out of hand and lucidity starts dropping. If you can stay deliberate, calm, but still enjoying the dream actually doing things you want to do, I think that leads to the best and longest experience. I believe the early years of LD practice are all about building up as many minutes in the LD state as you can. Sure, have a good time, but also pay attention to stuff that is "good for you" like prolonging the dream (without actually worrying about the dream ending...again, instead, have lots and lots of goals and work on them), and maybe putting off overly exciting activities until later.
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      Lucid Dream #17 & #18!

      Hioo ~!!

      Man, is there anything that beats waking up in the morning after a lucid dream ^^? It's that feeling of happiness that makes your day.
      I missed you guys , It's been so long since I told anyone about my dream life. I'm so grateful for your presence to hear about it.

      Forgive my sudden disappearing, I had to focus on my university. It didn't work though , I'm still getting low grades and studying is still hard for me. But I'm better than before . I will tell you why shortly. So.... I had two lucid dreams in the period I was out! they were 2 LDs in less than a week! first one occurred in the 20th of October, it was the usual, short, nothing interesting happening LD. Basically I was sleeping on the coach and I had a dream where I was exactly where I was sleeping. I counted my finger and they were 6 so immediately I knew I was dreaming! Unfortunately, for some reason I just couldn't get up and walk. Upon standing up the dream collapsed and I woke up.

      But the second LD! Man was it lovely to have it. It was about 50 seconds long but it was so stable and so, very real. I had to do RC 3 times just to make sure I'm dreaming because I couldn't believe it was a dream! And the best thing is that I was in full control. I chose to throw my mom off the edge (I will get there in a second ), I chose to throw myself, there was zero sexual desire, it was so cool! Here's the full story .

      In the day of 24th of October, I went to a psychologist in my university. I rarely seek help when I need it but this time I walked myself, for the first time in my life, to psychologist. I knocked, entered, and begin to share. I think for some reason that, that talking caused some (lucid-dream-inducing block) to go. I think the relief feeling of sharing made it easier to induce LD. Maybe that is the magic of this workbook? I went to sleep that night, a bit happy and a bit sad, and.. yeah. I had a lucid dream .

      The dream goes like this: I was walking in my university with my mom, aunt and her son. They are in front of me and I'm behind enjoying the walk. The university looked different, more trees, better weather, and the place was full of families walking around. We were all basically a tourists in the university . Without noticing a dream sign, I counted my finger. They were 8! I was like (What?! stupid, count properly) count them again, there are 8 fingers! The dream was so real I was more confused than aware that I might be dreaming. I said (These kinds of oddity comes when I'm dreaming. How do I have 8 fingers while I'm awake??). I did a nose pinch test and air flow right through my closed nose. That's when I got sure I'm dreaming!

      I was super happy, and surprisingly also calm. I wasn't back-flipping-excited as always. I went to my mother (Mom mom, I'm dreaming!) I said. She said, denying my statement (Cut the nonsense). That's when I chose to pick her and throw her off the balcony of the building we were in. I don't even know where did that idea came from . The fence of the balcony was belly-height and my mother was light weighted in the dream so everything was set. Upon picking her up, she started to resist, saying (Get me down you crazy! what are you trying to do??). My aunt was sooooo chill about what was happening, she didn't even looked interested in kissing her sister goodbye before I throw her .

      I let my mother go, didn't throw her. But I chose to throw myself in an attempt to fly. I turn around, making the fence right at my back, and begin to lean backwards slowly. Until I could see the far ground above my head. And I jumped. I failed to fly. I fell straight to another dream scenery where I was lying on my back on the ground in the middle of a forest. Dream started to fade and for some reason I had no power to fight for stability. I closed my eyes to wake up IWL.

      Here's some important mention. Earlier in that dream, I saw a young kid. As always I did a RC (because kids are DS for me), and I can assure you air wouldn't flow through my nose. Why? Was I really expecting my RC to fail? I dunno..
      You know, psychologist told me something useful. He asked me, (What is the differences between you and a honored-degree student?). He didn't demand an answer, he just wanted me to think. I believe that can go too for LDing. Asking, for example, (What does Daniel Love do to be a professional LDer?) might give us a good hints to improve our skill. At the end, Thank you. ^^

      Tonight is the night for my 19th Lucid dream.
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      Hi Raed - it's great to see you back here with your bubbly descriptions! Congratulations on the 2 LD's!! I really like how you went off the balcony backwards (it sounds like) - I will have to try that in a lucid!

      I look forward to hearing more adventures!
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      Hello my fellows !

      I got sick since my last reply . I actually was coughing when I was typing down my last reply, I just ignored it. I was like (Pfffft, I can't get sick. I have a university.) Like if that gonna really stop anything. Don't worry, nothing serious. Not like it's Ebola or H1N1 or some scary names like these. It's just the regular favor, coughing that caused headache, pressure in my eyes, stuff like that. I'm ok now, thanks for asking . Even though it wasn't serious disease, it hit me so hard. I mean dudes, my temperature at one point was 38.3C AFTER taking two tablets of anodyne! I was sweating but feeling cold when sleeping. It screwed me up so bad that I was forced to drop the semester, and now I'm sad .

      Not only it screwed my waking life, it screwed my dreams and awareness. By the time I was sick, I wasn't dreaming. My dreams were mere thoughts. No visuals, no sounds, only changes in thoughts. And I could feel my awareness slipping away, at some point I lost my ability to drive, and I couldn't really distinguish waking life from dreaming. It was awful.

      Enough drama. Not like nothing good has happened . I was so dunk-like that I kept doing RCs just to make sure I'm still awake, and it was so cool to feel the urge to do an RC. Cause it means all those RC training were paying off right ? I had mini-tiny-small lucid dreams due to the lack of deep sleeps. they were like four of those where I was like (Yes! I'm dreaming. *dream starts to fade* Fuuuuuuu.. *dream ends*). they were all less than 3 seconds long but, nevertheless, they are good marks . I'm starting to train my awareness all over again, which is kind of fun . I'm beginning to do dumb stuff again like counting cameras and fire extinguishers in stores, like if I'm planning on stealing and burning the place to the ground . And of course, meditation and groundness in home.

      Sorry, no cool lucid dreams stories this time. I promise you I will work hard on that. Thanks

      Tonight is the night for my 19th Lucid dream !
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      Hi Raed! Sorry to hear about your illness but glad to hear you are feeling better! That is definitely good marks to manage those short lucids that you didn't count despite the illness and all. I can relate to you doing RC's to make sure you were awake. I have also had situations where I was able to do sincere RC's in the waking world.

      (I just noticed you official LD count listed under your username or in your profile/about me is still back at 13).
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      Lucid Dream #19, #20 & #21 !!

      HEEEEELLLLLOOOOOOO ~~!!!

      Haha! You'll thought you finally got rid of me didn't you? Well think again! For I'm back to share my lame life with you.
      I missed you, you know. I mean.. Whenever I take a successful step in the journey of mastering my mind, there's no one to share with but you. Thank you for always being there.

      Today! I shall share with you the story of a changing point in my life. It all started one day, not too long from my last reply. My mom needed me to deliver her somewhere later, yet I was sleepy. So I was lying on bed, fighting not to sleep, yet I want to relax. My guess is that I was performing WILD by coincidence. I could feel my body being relaxed, brain started to slow down, heart beat got in rhythm with my breathing... Then, my feelings started to surface. I was thinking about me dropping my semester, my inability to study, my lack of lucid dreams, feeling sad as I see what was happening to me. But then! As I was questioning my current state while simultaneously falling to sleep. It hit me! It hit me so hard! A voice in my head said (It's your will power).!!

      I got up! Heart's pounding just if I just woke up from sleep, even though I don't think I reached sleeping. I was stunned from this experience. Who ever said that to me was really, really confident that this was my problem. My guess is that though I was fighting sleep, I had very minor access to the unconscious. That's when I started to remember it all. Previously, when I just started to learn Lucid dreaming, I used to really desire to have a lucid dream. And by real desire I mean I caused myself countless insomnia's, countless sleep paralyses, countless restless sleeps. All just so I can notice the dream when I'm dreaming. And I stopped having that desire. My successful lucid dreams in addition with my previous emotional state caused that burning desire to vanish.

      I was like (OMG! Of course! It was my will power! It was my weak will power the whole time! The reason why I'm f**king my life up is because I can not force myself to do something I don't want to). After that day, I did some small researches about how to boost up will power. I found out that the best thing to do is to perform "useless tasks" as Dr. Stephen Laberges puts it. Perform some tasks that is useless, boring, while maintaining neutral/happy emotions. And man did that work out very good. I started to force myself to write down my journal in every single sleep. I started to read more, play less, sleep and wake up early, and reduced the times of... ummm... touching myself sessions.

      Few days after the beginning of forcing myself to do stuff, things have changed. I gained more confidence, because now I have the feeling I can do anything. I feel smarter because of more reading. And of course, my dreams changed. I started to experience all kinds of dreams! Good, bad, action filled, sad, so funny that I woke up laughing, all kinds! (Except for nightmares) I even had a wet dream, boy has it been so long since I had this one . I also experienced dreams where I was like (Am I dreaming right now ?!) but fail to gain lucidity. Fast forward few days, on 2nd of December to be exact, and I got my long waited 19th lucid dream. ^^

      Even though it was lame and short and all I did was trying to release myself from something that was biding me, I'm so proud of it . Because I deliberately choose that afternoon to have a nap and perform a WILD, but instead I achieved DILD, which is a win . On the 5th of December I had another Lucid dream! This time it had few smoochies in it .

      I have one more lucid dream and another strange experience to share with you along with few questions, but that will be for another reply . Because I have to leave this instant. hopefully within the next 24 hours you will hear the rest of my story. Love you all !

      Tonight is the night fo.... I will quit saying this phrase in every reply. I will tell you why next time.
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