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      Twirling to Change Dream Content

      I've seen it mentioned herre and elsewhere that if you don't "like the scenery", you can twirl around (like a dervish) several times, and when you've come to a stop, the scenery will have changed.

      I tested that out last night (I had a whole string of lucid dreams last night).

      Anyway, when I came to a stop, it was pitch black. I mean nothing. Then all of a sudden, the bottom dropped out from under me, and I began free falling.

      It was frightening at first, but reminding myself that I was only dreaming helped a lot and I just sort of went along for the ride. Once I got used to it, it was really quite fun!

      Has anyone else tried this "twirling" thing lately with similar results? If not, what did happen?

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      mind twirling

      I do not think that the action of 'twirling' is itself important, but the idea behind it is.

      With a great enough will one may easily change the setting of a dream,
      but not with force, rather with an unthinking pacificism, a sort of 'respect' if you will for the dream.

      I remember some times when I was just starting I would try to force change and often times get the opposite of what I wanted. The key is in 'not' wanting change, not desiring change, but simply loving what you are experiencing no matter what.

      With unbending will or love for the dreamworld, I think one is alloud to come close enough to learn how to manipulate the world.

      So when you twirl, think of nothing, let the compassion of your soul decide the new setting and 'poof' it may just appear.
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      I agree, the spinning itself isn't important, people often focus on something in their dream world, ie your hands to begin with, it's all about making your dreaming world more concrete. If you focus for a moment on something, and direct your awareness towards something besides the fact that you are aware is the key. Sometimes this can cause a loss of lucidity, but at least you won't wake up.

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      Blulanou42, like what you said..

      your avatar...are you Idle-Hatter? Rall Nozgoth?!?! naaah....


      Ignorant bliss is an oxymoron; but so is miserable truth.

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      He has an avatar? I can't see it. And I still can't see your sig, either, Paperdoll.

      “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
      - Kurt Cobain (1967 – 1994)

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      to see his avatar, i had to right-click and click 'properties' then visit the URL. after that it always shows up.

      that's why i just now said something about him being Idle-Hatter!

      www.idle-hatter.deviantart.com!!!!

      i don't think he is...or SHE.. i don't know...


      anyway, i know my sig. isn't showing up...for me sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't it's weird..

      i love yours!


      Ignorant bliss is an oxymoron; but so is miserable truth.

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      Thank you! Just put the whole picture up over at deviantart.com. Oh, and your sig decided to show itself now. How nice of it.

      Ugh, why am I still up? I think it's time for me to make a visit to dreamland. I work zombie hours and it sucks. =/

      “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
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      oh, actually i decided to use her icon intead of her deviID like i was trying to use..don't know why it didn't show..

      gonna try and put my deviID in my sig, once i get one!


      Ignorant bliss is an oxymoron; but so is miserable truth.

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      ok get this mental picture in your head

      i was flying the other night above a city, and the dream moved to 3rd person and started retreating from my vision, and thought, hell ill spin

      so while flying i started spinning, and it was funny to see, cause it was still in 3rd person...as so my dreams shift all the time between 1st and 3rd person, i wish i could just control that

      ...consequence you'll see will be stranger than a gang of drunken mimes
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      doode i dont really get why you stay in ur dream if you twirl... is there some kinda symbolism or reason why its twirling that helps you stay in the dream?

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      The spinning technique works for me 100% of the time. So glad I read LaBerge's book! I can prolong my lucidity soooo much by doing that.
      "Eat, drink, and make merry.....for tomorrow we DIE!"

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