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      Closing my eyes=nono

      For some reason, whenever I try to visiualize somethign in my dream to make it appear, my dream always fades. I have come to realize that closing my eyes is the problem. If I just think about somethign without trying to visualize it, it usually works much better, but as soon as I close my eyes, when I open them again I find myself back in bed, awake.

      What should I do to overcome this? Disintegrate my eyelids instead of opening them? Envision something coming out from behind a corner or door?

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      Re: Closing my eyes=nono

      Originally posted by Theotherguy
      What should I do to overcome this? Disintegrate my eyelids instead of opening them? Envision something coming out from behind a corner or door?
      Well, the obvious answer would be not to close your eyes. However, if you catch yourself with your eyes closed, try and concentrate on your other dream senses before you open your eyes. Notice how your feet feel on the ground, listen for any noises around you, see what smells are in the air, etc. Also, maybe try and remember what the dream looked like before you closed your eyes. Hopefully you will open your eyes to find yourself still in the dream .

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      You can look at your hands, and tell yourself that you look back up you will see the object you desire.

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      This has been a problem for me in regular dreams. For some reason, my mind tends to asscosiate closing my eyes in a dream to oppening them in real life. Fortunately, the few lucid and near-lucid dreams I've had seem to have avoided this problem, probably because blinking is not physically required when dreaming (though if I think about it is is suprisingly difficult to avoid.) The times I've tried to "summon" something I usually just spin and hope it appears.

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      If I were you, I wouldn't close my eyes. You don't need to in a dream, since it isn't real. Try to concentrate on stopping this.
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      i've found something similar happens. the suggestion to look at your hands is a good one in my opinion.

      last night i had a lucid where i wanted to materialize two women (one for me, one for my DC friend ) down the street on the left. i looked at the ground instead of closing my eyes (which has woken me up in the past) while i visualized it, and then looked. they were two middleaged women though, so i passed


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      Originally posted by Dream-Master
      You can look at your hands, and tell yourself that you look back up you will see the object you desire.
      that's a really good idea

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      I also study my hands if my LD is becoming fuzzy or out of focus. If you concentrate on clarity, while looking at your hands, and then look up, it is really effective.
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      This happens to me on occasion. I usually try not to even blink. Actually I tried what you did, closing your eyes and trying to make whatever it is you want appear when you open them, and I didn't wake up. I don't know what to say other than just try not to close your eyes.

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      Whoa that happens to me alot too I don't think blinking whould be a promblem after a while cause you now you don't really pay attention to blinking, except I stop closing my eyes and opening them to do a reailty check on my wacth for the same problems your having.

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      This happened to me once, also. I blinked my eyes and then noticed that I blinked them. They were still closed and I was afraid that if I opened them, I would wake up. All that I did was open them very slowly while thinking that I would not wake up. I was hard to open them because they felt stuck, but I managed to open them. I think that I am going to try to not blink in LDs anymore. 8)

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      yeah, when I get frightened in a dream I close my eyes to wake up.
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      whenever i close my eyes to visualize a new dream location i wake up. instead i have to run around the corner of a building or something, then come back and imagine it changed
      As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster...

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      Originally posted by JPL
      whenever i close my eyes to visualize a new dream location i wake up. instead i have to run around the corner of a building or something, then come back and imagine it changed
      lol I do that too

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      Hey try this! I was having the same problem as you were and i think i found a way to make things appear. What you do is face away from where you want something to appear and visualize how it would look at that place without closing your eyes then turn back around. It should be sitting there pretty much how you visualized it. What i did is i wanted a t shirt so i could go explore and i faced away from a banister and imagined the shirt slouching over it, how it would look, then i turned back around and it was there. if i close my eyes in a dream i wake up too and just "expecting" something to be somewhere like a cabinet and then reaching in doesnt work either.

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