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      Time to check in. In the last 10 days I've had 2-3 LDs. I've been lazy with my goals and need to set some. My LDs are more fun when I have something meaningful to do or work on. I have so many random things I want to do...practice summoning someone, ask DCs various questions, ask the dream questions about different dream symbols and about the nature of reality, learn to smell and taste, meditate, visit a jungle and the beach, listen to music, and create art. Oh I still want to see a whale and get close to it as well.

      I've noticed in waking life I'm noticing textural details more. This is something I've noticed in lucid dreams a lot as well as times I've done hallucinogens (when I was younger). Not sure why it's carrying over into waking life but I'm really enjoying it. I love texture!

      Feb 1
      I'm in my rental house and accidentally break the door. How will I sleep safely? I head out to explore the grounds. It's an expansive park like setting with a tiny moat filled with gold and clear fish. I get down close to them and see their details. I see two other buildings I've never realized we had access to. I become lucid. Yahhh, I see a cliff and contemplate jumping off of it for fun.

      New scene or new dream?
      In my living room. I remember to look around at all of the detail so I remember it. I note colorful patterns on the walls and see my adorable cat Bear in the corner. I think about how much I love him. I pick him up. I don't want to look at his face because I'm afraid it might morph into something weird. I start to feel bored so I decide to spin a new scene. I try twice but end up in the same scene. Well, I'll head out the door then. I head out into a pitch black night. Not sure what happened next.

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      Long dream about husband being in prison for 2 years, an underground mall etc. I emerge from the underground area in an unfamiliar city. I see a country path and decide to take it. I become lucid and decide to fly. I fly out over a gorgeous Countryside just above the trees. The leaves look like blue and purple cotton candy. I look really closely at this weird texture. I also see bunches of roses and try smelling them. No smell. Then I wake up.

      I think it's odd how you will have a clear lucid dream, remember it very well, but little pockets of it will be missing, like how did I get from this part to the next? Reading other's journals it seems to happen to others. Still no sense of smell��
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      Quote Originally Posted by Azaleaj View Post
      Time to check in. In the last 10 days I've had 2-3 LDs. I've been lazy with my goals and need to set some. My LDs are more fun when I have something meaningful to do or work on. I have so many random things I want to do...practice summoning someone, ask DCs various questions, ask the dream questions about different dream symbols and about the nature of reality, learn to smell and taste, meditate, visit a jungle and the beach, listen to music, and create art. Oh I still want to see a whale and get close to it as well.
      I use the peg system to remember my goals. You might want to focus on one or two goals that you are the most excited about. It would be a bonus if it is also something you feel confident about achieving. With the peg system you can continue down your list of goals in the same dream or night, if you choose to, after achieving your primary one or two goals that get you the most excited.

      I've noticed in waking life I'm noticing textural details more. This is something I've noticed in lucid dreams a lot as well as times I've done hallucinogens (when I was younger). Not sure why it's carrying over into waking life but I'm really enjoying it. I love texture!
      Nice! Noticing more IWL seems to be a side effect of lucid dreaming for me as well.

      I start to feel bored so I decide to spin a new scene. I try twice but end up in the same scene.
      I sometimes go for a random scene change but sometimes it helps to influence the new scene by thinking about where you want to end up before and as you are spinning, especially by imagining some of the sensations at your chosen new scene.

      I think it's odd how you will have a clear lucid dream, remember it very well, but little pockets of it will be missing, like how did I get from this part to the next? Reading other's journals it seems to happen to others. Still no sense of smell��
      I've experienced this also. I think it has to be a focal point of what you are working on to reduce this effect, and we tend to only be able to focus on one or two things at once. I think it is very possible to make it a focal point and work on it for a good while until it becomes a natural part of your lucid dreams to periodically remind yourself to stay aware and remind yourself that you are dreaming. Once it is a natural part of your lucid dreams then you can move on to another focus. So we have to decide on what to focus on first, at least for some of the bigger challenges, IMO.

      On taste and smell, in your workbook you've had: "cream pie...but the cream part had a little sweet creamy flavor." And you had a "savory smell" when tasting the dirty snow. So you know it is possible. If you want to make it a priority or focal point, you probably can make good headway here. I don't focus on smell or taste unless it's part of a goal or task of the month or something but I do randomly notice tastes and smells, though not super frequently. I have a searchable DJ offline and I checked when I last mentioned smell and found a recent one where I was trying to seed a scene with smell but the last one where I actually smelled something was 31st of December 2016, a little over a month ago and it was a distinctive smell which could be a key related to our distinctive memories from waking life.

      Congratulations on the lucidity!
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      Made a good effort last night. WBTB, wrote out 2 goals (ask my higher self for a gift or a clue about how to live more positively by putting my hand behind me, and waiting for something to be placed in my hand.) (dolphin's technique) Also, to ask for a new ocean scene to form behind me, and to turn around to find it.

      Had a few dreams, woke to my cat attacking my hair. Back to sleep.
      Dream about a friend's three new tiny dogs, an indoor garden with little ponds etc. I see a dog get smaller and jump in the pond. I become lucid. I see three DCs, women, standing in the pond. I remember I wanted to more closely examine and talk to my DCs, to see what type they are (zombies, teachers or something else). I see a blonde woman and tell her I'm in a dream. I then suggest maybe she is in a dream too. She corrects me and tells me there is also a third element or entity involved. I'm not sure what she meant. She seems lively and radiant, not zombie or doll like at all like some of my DCs.
      I remember the experiment I wanted to do. I ask for a gift from my higher self and put my hand behind my back to receive it. I wait a while and feel something touch my hand. I bring it forward and look. My palm has little moving almost insect like patterns on it that then morph into tiny little bug or even tomatoe like things (red) all lined up in an orderly row. Hmmm, not sure what to make of it.

      I go into another room and sit Dow to try to meditate. I close my eyes and think, that could wake me up, it doesn't. I'm having difficulty concentrating due to loud children in the room. I give up. Decide to try the hand experiment again to get more feedback or clarity.

      I again put my hand behind my back and ask my question. I spin around to see a woman I have met before possibly. We are super glad to see each other and I feel very warm and connected to her. We hug. I notice her dark hair is crisp like she put gel in it while wet. I'm not 100% sure we have met before but she's very familiar.

      I then head out to the street and loose lucidity. Had two more long dreams after this.
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      Congratulations on more lucidity and goal memory! I am not sure if you saw my previous post but good job focusing on a goal.
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      Thanks for the feedback F! I like your idea of staying fully aware and not loosing pieces of the LD actually be a goal you are working on. I haven't focused much on this besides occasionally reminding myself to really take in the scene's details so I remember them. I also agree that you can really only focus on a few things at once. I tend to have a lot of ideas going at once and forget what the most important things are for me. Usually I can pretty easily remember two goals, maybe three?

      Last night I remembered my elusive goal of facing a whale and went back to my previous goal of asking my higher self for a gift or advise. I also tried to remember the goal of the year but couldn't and tried to stick my head underground (previous goal of the month). Very interesting night.

      Dream about too many people moving to my childhood community. I feel territorial and possessive, (recurring theme for many years). I'm on the other side of the mountain that the town is on trying to figure out how to get back there. I see that the ocean is alongside the mountain. That looks very inviting to I go to it. I become lucid at some point (don't remember the moment).

      I decide to fly over the ocean and to look for a whale which has been a goal for many months now. I float about 10 feet up. The surface is still and covered in a layer of algae. I swoop down closer and part the algae to get a better look. There is a whale about the size of an orca that is close to the surface and moving around quickly. I force myself to stay close to it for a few moments to face my fear but don't take it any further than that. I could have gone in the water or tried to touch it or talk to it.....next time. I fly away.

      I'm now flying low over rolling hills. I go into a big barn. A big, angry, scary bull sees me and charges. I'm not very afraid as I can just fly up above it which I do.

      While floating near the ceiling I decide to try the experiment I tried in my last LD. I ask my subconscious or higher self to give me a gift or guidance. I put my hand behind my back and wait for something to be put in it. Nothing. I look in my hand, nothing. I decide to take a different approach and to look for a gift. (Goal of the month I think) I fly out a window and see a very tall, thin, scraggly bush decorated with christmas ornaments. Yes!! There must be a gift beneath it and I see a folded piece of paper. I fly down and open it. There is a picture of me with I believe my job description on it. It looks like a wanted poster. Hmmmm not sure what to make of it.

      I go stand on the ground and try to remember the task of the year but can't. I decide to re try the experiment where you put your head beneath the ground to see what is there. I try it and the ground is solid.

      I go lay in a field with bushes all around me. I feel I may wake up so I focus on my surroundings and rug my legs for tactile feedback. Not sure what happened next, I think my phone rang. I didn't write this down before going back to sleep for another half hour.

      Not sure what to make of my experiment results the last two lucid dreams. I'm terrible at dream interpretation, symbolism and allegory. The results seemed very specific but I have no idea if they were (wise) answers to my question or request for a gift or guidance. My results were: a hand full of symbols that turned into bug/ fruit like red balls that lined up in orderly rows, a crispy haired familiar girl I was glad to see and a folded piece of paper with a picture of me and my job description on it. I have to say it was extremely fun to search for a clue or gift in this last dream. I'll have to play more with that (treasure hunting is my favorite past time)

      Facing the whale was scary and I'm happy I finally did it though it didn't feel like a big breakthrough like I thought it would as the whale dreams have been recurring since childhood.

      Fogelbise, I really appreciate you volunteering to be a dream teacher. I know it's time consuming and takes a lot of thought. If you would like me to paint a portrait of anyone you want I would love to do that as a thank you. I don't know if you would like my style or not but I could show you some samples.
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      Nice series of lucidity once again Azaleaj!

      Quote Originally Posted by Azaleaj View Post
      Usually I can pretty easily remember two goals, maybe three?
      And that's quite good! Let me know if you want more info on the peg system for remembering 10 goals, even more if you want. It requires being in a fairly strong level of lucidity, but it is simplified by the fact that you set up and memorize the pegs during the day.

      Not sure what to make of my experiment results the last two lucid dreams. I'm terrible at dream interpretation, symbolism and allegory. The results seemed very specific but I have no idea if they were (wise) answers to my question or request for a gift or guidance. My results were: a hand full of symbols that turned into bug/ fruit like red balls that lined up in orderly rows, a crispy haired familiar girl I was glad to see and a folded piece of paper with a picture of me and my job description on it. I have to say it was extremely fun to search for a clue or gift in this last dream. I'll have to play more with that (treasure hunting is my favorite past time)
      I believe it comes down to truly expecting something profound from your experiments (and expecting your DC's to be intelligent and helpful).

      Facing the whale was scary and I'm happy I finally did it though it didn't feel like a big breakthrough like I thought it would as the whale dreams have been recurring since childhood.
      I was so happy to read that you took the first step with the whale goal! I saw a commercial the other day (maybe an insurance commercial) and it featured beautiful images of whales and I thought about you and your goal. Again, I think it may feel like more of a break through in the future if you truly expect it to be a break through. Perhaps the mechanism is tapping deeper into your inner wisdom through expectation.

      Fogelbise, I really appreciate you volunteering to be a dream teacher. I know it's time consuming and takes a lot of thought. If you would like me to paint a portrait of anyone you want I would love to do that as a thank you. I don't know if you would like my style or not but I could show you some samples.
      That is so sweet! I do love paintings and portraits...that is certainly not necessary.
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      Good job on the seeing the whale, next time you will be more brave :-) i thought it was interesting there was algae on the water with the whale , heres what the book says
      Algae
      To see algae in your dream indicates that you need to leave your emotions out of some matter.
      also killer whale
      Killer Whale
      To see a killer whale in your dream indicates that you need to be more social or more vocal about something. Step up and speak up. Alternatively, the dream symbolizes spiritual guidance. You are ready to explore your emotions, but you need to make the connection between the conscious and subconscious aspects of yourself.
      Whale
      To see a whale in your dream represents your intuition and awareness. You are in tuned with your sense of spirituality.

      Hope you finally get to talk with your whale, I'm sure it will tell you something awesome :-)
      Btw do you think maybe the whale could be a dream guide??
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      Thank you so much Folg and Oneironenautics for your feedback! Yes, I agree, you must expect something profound and helpful to find it. I'll focus on this. It's been a couple of weeks since I checked in. I unexpectedly went to Utah for a little ski/family get together which was fun but got me a little
      off track dream wise. I did have one spontaneous LD there without any prep which I was happy about. I've been lazy about my practice, no meditation or LD reading in the day. I have been doing a brief WBTB and taking sups about twice a week with success but my LDs have been short and or I forget I'm dreaming part way through the dream (something I haven't had a problem with previously.) I think this relates to the quality of my focus and LD prep. I've had 6 LDs in the last 2 weeks so I'm not having trouble initiating them. I know what I need to do.

      Time to re focus, set some goals and spend more time working on MILD. I also think writing on here helps as it adds a level of accountability.

      Had an interesting experience. I wrote about the indoor garden, pond and little animals that were at my friend from high school's house on 2/7. She wrote me the next day (we don't speak often) and told me she had a dream we were in an indoor garden together petting little animals. I was pretty amazed. The only precog type experience I've had previously was dreaming of finding 4 leaf clovers then randomly finding one the next day when I wasn't looking for one (happened twice).

      Ok, back on schedule this week preporting here and doing daytime practice. I'll post my goals on weds night (my next practice night)
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      It's great to see you back Azaleaj!


      Quote Originally Posted by Azaleaj View Post
      I have been doing a brief WBTB and taking sups about twice a week with success but my LDs have been short and or I forget I'm dreaming part way through the dream (something I haven't had a problem with previously.) I think this relates to the quality of my focus and LD prep. I've had 6 LDs in the last 2 weeks so I'm not having trouble initiating them. I know what I need to do.
      I have experienced the same correlation when I don't put as much into my practices. Glad to see you have resolved to get back on track.


      Very interesting experience with your high school friend contacting you about a dream like one you had, especially seeing how you don't speak often. I love dreams!
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      Set some goals before bed and was all set to do WBTB with MILD and a little SILD practice. Slept poorly so decided against it when I woke up for WBTB. I'll try again friday night.

      I did have some vivid, really neat dreams though.
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      No LDs last night despite doing WBTB, setting some goals and briefly doing MILD. I have to admit I was only up for about 3 mins and didn't put much effort into the MILD practice. Did have 2 interesting dreams and some fragments. Will try again tonight.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Azaleaj View Post
      Slept poorly so decided against it when I woke up for WBTB. I'll try again friday night.
      I do this anytime I feel like I need straight sleep…nothing wrong with that of course.

      Quote Originally Posted by Azaleaj View Post
      I have to admit I was only up for about 3 mins and didn't put much effort into the MILD practice.
      You might consider coming up with 2 or 3 pre-planned scenarios. Something you will use for a short WBTB like that perhaps like a quick setting of intention for DEILD or anything. And then two other plans for mid and longer WBTBs based on what takes you longer and/or what feels right for you.
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      I agree Folg. I need a set routine or a few steps to follow so I'm not trying to figure it out in the moment.
      No LD Friday but long, clear, really neat LD sat. Goals were to surrender to the highest (from ETWOLD) I believe, and to just mindfully explore.

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      I did fairly good LD prep with my intention set. Here is the dream I had.

      I'm in bed and notice my husband is next to me. He is gone so I know I'm dreaming. I hear my best friend in the other room. I relax and am excited to be lucid dreaming.

      New scene. I'm at my childhood home on (the Ranch. (This is what we call the community where I grew up. My best friend moved back there and I visit all the time). My vision is blurry so I rub my hands to stabilize. I remember to really look around and notice what I'm seeing and feeling. I feel wonder and joy to be in this mysterious place (a dream).

      I remember my intention to surrender then explore. I state out loud "I surrender," then start walking. My dog is beside me.

      I remember I can fly so float up above the trees. I see a sun in the sky and the gorgeous countryside all around. I will my dog to fly up with me but he doesn't. He's ok I think. As I float above my old home I note the huge back yard has been rototilled revealing rich brown soil. I think to myself that humans are so destructive, it only takes a few to ruin the environment. Though, when looking back I realize only the yard was tilled. The natural areas around the house were untouched.

      As I fly I see a house I've never seen before with a really messy yard full of possibly stray cats eating off of plates on a multi level platform. I hope someone is caring for them.

      I then see a small, wild, gorgeous river flowing down the mountain. I think, "Rivers change the environment too, creating large canyons over time." (Not sure if I'm trying to justify human destruction of the environment or see it in a larger context, ultimately as part of nature.)

      I float down to the river and see a pool of water with tree trunks around it creating a protected area. I go in and it feels so refreshing! A young woman approaches. She seems full of life and friendly. I say hi and am very excited to see her. She leans in and says, "You are a light in the world." I ask for her to clarify. She walks away saying something that I can't quite hear.

      I'm then floating in the tree tops and start focusing on my senses again really looking at the gorgeous tree tops. As I look closely they become crystal clear, richly detailed and full of color with purples, yellows and greens. I see some moss and test my sense of smell. There is no smell. I notice a crisp dry texture to the moss. I squish some little berries between my fingers. I can then feel myself waking up and let it happen so I can write the dream down.

      This dream was really clear and stable and felt very positive with feelings of worry about the environment and the cats mixed in. No sense of smell. Fairly long LD.
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      Congratulations Azaleaj! You prepared and it paid off, remembering goals and having a lengthy adventure!
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      Tried Calea z last night. So bad tasting I could only choke down a little. Worse than straight vodka. Even worse than paint thinner which I unfortunately have drank when I accidentally had it side by side with a glass of water. Made Jell-O shots with a cup of tea. Should be easier to get down. No LDs this week so far. I'll make a good effort tonight. Did have another dream about a house full of roaring hot furnaces/stoves that seemed very dangerous to me. Not sure what it could mean.
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      I think wormwood may actually be the most horrifically vile/bitter substance on the face of the planet, but I haven't tried Calea. I assume it's similar. Wormwood is supposed to kill intestinal worms (thus the name) and from the taste I can believe it. I wouldn't necessarily recommend wormwood since thujone (the substance that makes wormwood hallucinogenic/nootropic) is toxic and you can't really know the potency you're getting. I did have fairly wild dreams on it, but I consider it more like a drug than a supplement. I only took it a few times because it gave me chest/heart pains and that's not good.

      I will say I think there is nothing better for dreaming than a regular sleep schedule, getting to bed on time, getting enough sleep, getting exercise and maintaining a healthy diet with proper nutrition. That of course plus "attention, reflection, recall!" The year when I was working consistently on mindfulness and dreaming in general I realized after a few months that my dreams had increased amazingly in vividness and presence. These things can be done daily, while supplements should generally be left to once in a while (IMO).
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      Thanks for the feedback fryingman. Yah I haven't been great about mindfulness, exercise and nutrition lately but plan on starting to be. Getting a little extra sleep definitely helps! I sleep in on days off and that extra hour makes a difference in the number of dreams remembered.

      2 LDs and 3 regular dreams last night.
      First LD was short and came at the end of a long pleasant dream. I became lucid walking on some pretty college grounds. I imediatly felt I might wake up so I rubbed hands together. I reminded myself if I lost the scene I shouldn't expect to wake up, it could just be another scene. Then I believe I woke up.

      I don't remember the moment I became lucid in the next one but my memory starts with remembering to say "I surrender to the highest". I then started exploring. I was in a small city without any DCs. I went into a few buildings that were
      dilapidated and slightly creepy. I got out of there fast. I also went into a building that felt claustrophobic. I left there. I had trouble flying more than about 10 ft off the ground. I remembered to really look around to see the details and noticed the scene was barren but colorful.

      I then flew up high over a gorgeous landscape with puffy white clouds and gorgeous trees and rolling hills. It felt heavenly and I wanted to stay here forever.

      This was my first long LD that I can remember not having any other DCs. I noticed this was odd in the dream. So the last two out of 3 LDs I've "surrendered to the highest" then explored. The two similarities between these dreams were that I found myself in a gorgeous natural scene and that I felt protective of it. Not sure if I should alter my goals or add to them or stick with this for a little while. Maybe I'll ask for a guide or try asking the dream big questions again or even try meditating again.
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      My LDs are a mix: sometimes there are people, sometimes not. If you want people, summoning them is fairly straightforward, like any dream control, if you pretend that what you want is already there, and behave so, even if it doesn't show up immediately visually it usually happens within a few seconds if you keep pretending that it "worked."
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      Quote Originally Posted by Azaleaj View Post
      I reminded myself if I lost the scene I shouldn't expect to wake up, it could just be another scene. Then I believe I woke up.
      It may not always work, but it does fairly often...so I recommend keeping this mindset. I recommend keeping your dreambody moving through any fades while repeating "I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming…" I like to move in ways that I don't move IWL like a dolphin undulation or slithering side to side like a snake (or perhaps spinning around). If you find yourself in a void you can pause and review your goals and previous dream while you move and if you want to get another scene underway you can start imagining the various senses connecting with any general or specific target scene.

      I then flew up high over a gorgeous landscape with puffy white clouds and gorgeous trees and rolling hills. It felt heavenly and I wanted to stay here forever.
      It sounds heavenly! Book me on the next flight there!

      Not sure if I should alter my goals or add to them or stick with this for a little while. Maybe I'll ask for a guide or try asking the dream big questions again or even try meditating again.
      Do you mean for purposes of keeping motivation strong(er)?

      I kind of like the quiet LD's with no DC's around, but interactions can be a blast too. I guess it is nice to alternate.
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      Fryingman, I'll try your summoning technique of expecting a person to be there. I want to summon my friend fro m high school. F, good question. What is the purpose of having/ changing goals. I t helps me get excited and stay motivated. Ultimately my goals are exploring the bigger questions of life and reality and having fun snd joy doing so. Tonight my goals are to find the girl who tells me things about myself, she seems to be some sort of messenger. Also to find my friend ad give her a gift, and to dance with someone. Thanks for the feedback guys, I always look forward to it!

      And I'll try to remember, move body and expect a new scene if dream fades.
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      Agreed...I change up goals and practices (practices just a little bit usually) for the same reason.

      BTW, the idea of moving the body in a way different from IWL is to avoid making too much of a connection to your waking body. Besides, you are still in the dream realm you proclaim…so why not move in unexpected ways.

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      I haven't checked in in 3 weeks. My laziness caught up with me. I've done WBTB but with very little focus on MILD a couple of times a week but had a two week dry spell. I did have some interesting dreams in that time with fairly good recall 3-5 nights a week.

      I had a possible non lucid precog dream where I dreamed of saving a cockatoo from an intense wind storm. I was concerned about his safety and wanted to make sure a vet saw him. The next day I read an article about a cockatoo caught in a hurricane in Australia and a photographer rescued him. He tried to get rescuers to him but couldn't and the bird died. After reading this I returned to an article in the lucid dreaming magazine (I forget the title) and it was talking about how we will sometimes not only dream about things that happen the previous day, but also the following day. I thought those were neat coincidences. Not neat that the poor bird died.

      Last night I made a very good effort (+galantamine) and it paid off. I actually had my 2nd or third WILD. What an experience. It feels like magic to watch your word change in front of you.

      I closed my eyes and felt the vibrations and went with it and very quickly I heard my cousin's voice, doors closing and other noises. I was alone and I knew this was the start of dreaming.

      I then had a false awakening and thought the cats were scratching at the door. I got up and went and blocked the door then laid down to attempt another WILD. Odviously I was now dreaming I was inducing a WILD. My vision was black but I watched my room form in front of me. I remembered that you are supposed to get up and join the dream so I did.

      I looked at my hands expecting them to look weird and each middle finger was sharp and black. Interesting. I sort of tried to create a sexual scene with my husband but I couldn't really get him to materialize. I decided to pass through the glass of the window and head outside. I floated up about 10 ft and looked around at a little forest. I remembered my goal to ask the dream something like (what do I need to know or grow, or something like that). I got no response. I decided to change the scene by spinning, then falling to the ground backwards. Very strong, pleasurable falling feeling. Lost part of the dream here.

      Then I was up on a hill in a natural setting. I saw a newspaper stand and headed over to see if there were any secret messages, clues about next life steps (anything I need to grow). Looked like a bunch of art magazines. I opened one up and saw an ocean landscape that was simple and colorful. For some reason I was disappointed and didnt see it as a message. I looked to my left and saw an asian man. He told me something I thought was a clue or message but it was words I had never heard before. I was annoyed because I didnt think I would remember them when I woke up and I don't.

      New scene. I was thinking about wanting to do something inappropriate with my ex. Part of dream lost here.

      Then I was in a mall with a young lady playing piano. I started to sing then remembered my goal to chant OM. I starte chanting and it' was loud and full and sounded amazing. (I'm a terrible singer while awake) I started to get a strong spiritual feeling that I sometimes get when I meditate. Again more of the dream lost here. I remember allowing myself to wake up so I would remember the dream. It felt like I traveled down a tunnel and re entered my body. Very interesting feeling. I went over the dream in my head but didn't write it down which is probably why pieces were lost. It felt fairly long 15-20 mins maybe.

      Next dream was about an abundant art space full of gorgeous pieces. I could chooses one to keep. I became lucid again briefly when talking to a happy older couple. That was at the end of a dream.

      I definitely feel drawn to search for guidance, surprises and messages in lucid dreams. I think I'm expecting the responses to be too literal and I discount vague or confusing things that happen. Seeing a magazine with a scene of a painted ocean could be quite meaningful. I've had dreamed about the ocean since I was a kid and it feels vast and like the deepest part of myself full of wonder and mystery. I'm not sure why I discounted it. Also the man who said something to me. I should have asked him to clarify or show me the message in a way I could remember and understand. Well, I'll remember this going forward. I think I judge and dismiss too quickly.

      This was a good lesson in the fact that it just takes that little bit of extra effort to become lucid. Laziness doesn't produce consistent results.
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      Very nice set of lucid experiences! Congratulations Azaleaj!

      I like your thoughts about the ocean. It gives me some things to think about regarding my experiences with the ocean in lucid dreams.

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      2 lucid dreams last night.
      I was on vacation the last week and tried WBTB a couple of times but did not put much effort into MILD. I think I was distracted and not very focused.

      Last night I made a better effort and it paid off. I tried to have a WILD but fell asleep.

      I had a dream I was at a concert exploring a semi outdoor venue. I became lucid spontaneously. The dream imidiatly felt unstable. I looked at my hands to stabilize and I think my vision went black. I decided to spin and fall backwards to create a new scene. It must have worked but I don't remember part of the dream here.

      I think I had the intention to explore the dream. I was then walking up a county path with snow on the ground. I saw my cat Bear who was rolling around in the snow enjoying himself. I went and loved on him for a minute then tried to get him to float up in the air with me but he wanted to roll in the snow. I went into a convenience store and when I opened the glass door to leave there was another one, and another one etc. I finally had to fly through them to get out. I watched a movie last night where duplicate copies were made of a person and I think the glass doors were a response to that. The dream went on for a little longer but I don't remember it. I woke up and didn't go over it in my head very thoroughly so I think that is why I lost the end part. It felt like it lasted maybe 8-10 mins.

      In the next dream I enter a field of green grass and oak trees surrounded by evergreen covered hills. I go sit down in the shade to relax. I see a group of older jovial women dancing in a circle. I then see a dream teacher I met in waking life flying super man style down to the grass. This makes me realize I'm dreaming. I go talk to her and ask her about her skills and see if she has anything to show me. I think I already knew how to do the different flying techniques she showed me.

      I continued on down the path and met two men who were a little younger than me. I felt that they were fellow lucid dreamers. I asked them what they like to do in lucid dreams and they showed me some dance moves and flying techniques. I tried some of the dance moves but wasn't very good at them. I showed them how I liked to float upside down then did some handstands. I also spent time doing some hard yoga moves. It was really fun playing around with different skills. This dream lasted about 6-8 minutes and felt really fun. I'm not sure if my level of lucidity was low therefore I didn't more deeply investigate the DCs identities or whether I just really assumed the DCs were other dreamers. I think it was a mix of both. I do remember consciously going with the dream or damping down my level of lucidity a bit to prevent waking up like I've done previously. For some reason it does seem to help.

      Anyway a fun and interesting night of lucid dreaming!
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      Congratulations on the nice pair of lucids!

      Quote Originally Posted by Azaleaj View Post
      I do remember consciously going with the dream or damping down my level of lucidity a bit to prevent waking up like I've done previously. For some reason it does seem to help.
      Since you have found something that works for you, it seems like you could use it for a while to build up expectations of long lasting lucid dreams, allowing you to feel more confident in going about the dream with strong lucidity as your practice continues. Some of my favorite lucid dreams featured strong lucidity and were long as well, so it is something you can work towards no doubt.
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