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      MeAndTheMoon's questions thread.

      I just tried to lucid dream for the first time yesterday night and it was a success. In my dream I was completely aware I was sleeping and I could control my body. The only problem is.. sometimes I can't see in my dreams. Do you know why this could be? My dreams are more like of a thought more than a visual "I things" kind of way. I do see some things but it's like when you close your eyes and imagine something. Thanks. I'm new by the way if you haven't noticed

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      Welcome to DV!

      Okay, I know this sounds silly, but it might be as easy as shouting "Sight Now!" Lucid dreams have a funny way of responding to assertive vocal commands. If that doesn't work, you might try leaving a light on when you sleep. The light level in a dream can sometimes be directly related to the light level in the room. That's one of the reasons it's so hard to alter the light levels in a dream. Good luck, and let us know how it turns out!

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      O-Nieronaut said:
      If that doesn't work, you might try leaving a light on when you sleep. The light level in a dream can sometimes be directly related to the light level in the room. That's one of the reasons it's so hard to alter the light levels in a dream.[/b]
      I'd never noticed that. Alot of my dreams are set during the day, but I sleep in a pitch black room I had the exact same problem at first, as a matter of fact. I suggest yelling something like "100% Vision!" or something goofy like that. and don't panic; be cool and comical. That's always the best edge to take on LD's!
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      Originally posted by Meandthemoon9
      I just tried to lucid dream for the first time yesterday night and it was a success. In my dream I was completely aware I was sleeping and I could control my body. The only problem is.. sometimes I can't see in my dreams. Do you know why this could be? My dreams are more like of a thought more than a visual "I things" kind of way. I do see some things but it's like when you close your eyes and imagine something.
      First of all, Welcome to the forum!

      Another possible solution would be dream incubation. While laying in bed before falling asleep, imagine yourself having any awesome dream of your choice, but be sure to concentrate on how well you can see and experience everything around you. Take note of the brilliant colors, and everything else that's happening. Concentrate on how the vision makes you feel. Then try a MILD, and see how it goes.

      Have you had these sightless dreams before or it this something that only happened once? If the latter, maybe it was just one of those freaky dreams scenarios, and I wouldn't get too bent out of shape about it. I sometimes have random dreams where I feel like a blind person (where I can only see foggy shapes). It's quite disturbing in my dream, but they don't happen very often.

      Good luck!

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      Ok thanks! I'll try that when I LD tonight.. I'll think of some visual experiments to do also.

      Oh.. and yeah.. I only feel like a blind person once in a while.. it's usually when I'm having a nightmare (Which is like 95% of my dreams).
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      I just tried to LD a few minutes ago but I couldn't see anything. My body was in lockdown mode.. I knew I was asleep.. but I just didn't dream.. and I can't try the "100% vision!!" thing if I'm not even dreaming.
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      Start by trying to visualise the dream... Were you using the WILD method, may I ask?
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      Hmm.. Can you link to what the WILD method is?

      Well what I have been doing is saying "I'm dreaming" over and over in my head while going to deeper sleep while remaining concious.. it worked last night when I LDed.
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      Well, thats WILD!

      After your body has fallen asleep and all thats left is your mind, begin to visualise a scene, or an object or something else corporeal, and then reach out and grab it!

      Good Luck!
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      This is probably a dumbass question.. but do you imagine reaching out or actually do it?

      and if it's just in your mind like I think it is.. how do you just imagine reaching out?

      Sorry and thanks.
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      What you're describing sounds to me like it might be a non-REM dream, as I understood it. Then again, I've only heard about this phenomenon a few days ago in this thread where Asclepius showed me something about a study. This study described non-REM dreams as follows:

      non-REM dreams tend to resemble wakeful thinking (perhaps pondering a wakeful event, or a REM dream which has occurred), and they are generally less emotional, outlandish, lengthy, dramatic, visual, and active. When people are awakened from non-REM dreams, they might say that they weren't asleep at all, but were awake and thinking; this is the error made by some people who claim to be insomniacs, although sleep-lab equipment proves that they were sleeping. In one occasion when I recalled the non-REM state, I noted that "the thoughts were the same as ordinary daytime thoughts, and they concerned regular subjects. It was just an ordinary 'mulling over.'"[/b]
      Once again, I'm not sure about this, as I might have misinterpreted your experience or the quote from the study, but it does seem like a possibility to me.

      Oh, and a WILD tutorial can be found here. You can get to the tutorials section by scrolling down from the main page (http://www.dreamviews.com/forum/index.php). You might want to check it out, as there are more tutorials on WILDs there, as well as tutorials about tons of other interesting subjects.

      Hope that helps.
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      Originally posted by Umbrella
      What you're describing sounds to me like it might be a non-REM dream, as I understood it. Then again, I've only heard about this phenomenon a few days ago in this thread where Asclepius showed me something about a study. This study described non-REM dreams as follows:

      non-REM dreams tend to resemble wakeful thinking (perhaps pondering a wakeful event, or a REM dream which has occurred), and they are generally less emotional, outlandish, lengthy, dramatic, visual, and active. When people are awakened from non-REM dreams, they might say that they weren't asleep at all, but were awake and thinking; this is the error made by some people who claim to be insomniacs, although sleep-lab equipment proves that they were sleeping. In one occasion when I recalled the non-REM state, I noted that "the thoughts were the same as ordinary daytime thoughts, and they concerned regular subjects. It was just an ordinary 'mulling over.'"
      Once again, I'm not sure about this, as I might have misinterpreted your experience or the quote from the study, but it does seem like a possibility to me.

      Oh, and a WILD tutorial can be found here. You can get to the tutorials section by scrolling down from the main page (http://www.dreamviews.com/forum/index.php). You might want to check it out, as there are more tutorials on WILDs there, as well as tutorials about tons of other interesting subjects.

      Hope that helps.[/b]
      Yup. That's 100 % what I was experiencing.. I guess I didn't lucid after all.
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