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      Just a minor little tip you guys might find helpful - inner mental commands

      So, in my years of Lucid Dreaming, I often had a ton of trouble keeping my dreams long lasting and stable, it was only recently that I've been able to keep them lasting longer. During my time exploring different stabilisation techniques, one I kept coming across time and time again was people saying to just shout/say "Stabilise!" or "Clarity!" or "Stability!" in the dream.

      I tried this, and no matter how many times I tried, it never did a thing, the dream never changed no matter what I said or shouted in it.

      That was, until I tried to do it a little differently. One day I was in a lucid dream, and instead of saying it aloud, I decided to say "Stability" in my head. The minute I did this, the entire dream instantly stabilised. So I tried it again with something else, I said "Fly" quietly inside my head in the dream, and sure enough, I started flying. So, intrigued, I tried again, and inside my head I said "Land on the grass", and instantly I came to land.

      I've tried this for pretty much every aspect of dream control since then, from changing the location, to spawning dream characters, to ordering dream characters around, to gaining super-powers, and of course just stabilising the dream. Every time it seems to work without fail - unlike actually speaking the words aloud which never did anything for me.

      So yeah I just thought I'd share this - try giving commands inside your head in a dream rather than speaking them aloud. Hopefully this'll help some of you!

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      Very interesting. Yeah, speaking those things hasn't seemed to help me very much--or at least, not consistently.

      I'll definitely be trying this (and variations) of it soon.

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      Yep...it's all about intention. Whether "shouting it" (an urgent intention expressed vocally) or by quietly compelling the action to occur from within your headspace, the mechanism is the same. Just do what works for you. We're not all the same, and even the same individual will have varying needs and results dream to dream. What is best about your post is you discovered what works for YOU. Congrats! That's important, powerful knowledge that bodes well for your future dreams!

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      Based on this observation of yours, I feel like throwing out a hypothesis to explain it:

      What if your inner dream maker assumes that statements you make aloud are ment for DC's, whereas statements that you make in your mind are directed to itself (the dream maker)? That would explain why nothing happens, when you make the statements aloud - since presumeably the DC's (if there are any) probably cannot "stabilise" or make you fly etc.

      I will try this technique myself; I have not had a lot of success yelling commands or wishes out loud in my dreams - most epically I failed not long ago while flying under dark skies, when I boldly exclaimed: "more light!", whereupon the worst rain storm of my life broke loose.
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      So ... is this the real universe, or is it just a preliminary study?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Voldmer View Post
      I have not had a lot of success yelling commands or wishes out loud in my dreams - most epically I failed not long ago while flying under dark skies, when I boldly exclaimed: "more light!", whereupon the worst rain storm of my life broke loose.
      Forgive me, but I LOL'd when I read this! It's been hit or miss when I do this...about 50/50. But, when it DOES work, it works like a charm! Definitely worth a shot. I think it partly works because of a deepening of lucidity. You are focusing on an aspect of the dream - tantamount to other recommended techniques such as spinning, touching the ground, or rubbing the hands together.
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