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      What exactly is "spinning"?

      Hey there...

      If you check out my Dream Journal, you'll see that I had my first LD a few days ago. What I'm wondering is this: How does spinning work? I tried just turning around, but I don't believe I was able to create what I wanted. How do I "spin" myself?
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      Dream spinning is, literally, spinning around in circles in your dream, like you might have done as a child. It's really that simple. The purpose is that it helps to "anchor" you in the dream, and makes the dream a bit more "stable." It's usually used when you feel like you are about to wake up, in order to try to prolong the dream. I've also used it for teleporting.

      It's not fully understood why this works, but it's theorized that it works because it stimulates your dream senses. They say that the best way to stabilize a dream is to focus your five senses on the dream itself, and this works in reverse- the best way to end a dream is to withdraw your senses from it, for example by laying down and going to sleep in your dream. Paradoxically, this should cause you to wake up.

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      Originally posted by DuB

      They say that the best way to stabilize a dream is to focus your five senses on the dream itself.
      Yeah I've been thinking of trying that to induce a more stabalized dream. I heard though that in your waking hours it is good to practice being aware, since it will become habit when then your dreaming. I assume when it means 'being aware' its talking about focusing on all your sences right? I just have a question though, does it mean you should focus on all your sences all at once or is it alternately? Because I can only have complete focus on two at a time.

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      Originally posted by Lonewolf
      I just have a question though, does it mean you should focus on all your sences all at once or is it alternately?
      Either one is probably fine.

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      I think spinning is atchuly called dream weving
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      Spinning is what it is, just turn around in circles, like what you would do if you wanted to get totally naseous

      Some theories are that it works becouse if you spin in real life, your brain tries to get back it's vision/orientation. If you could do it in a dream, your brain would allso try to make everything more clear again.

      All I know is that it works, but it's hard to remember to do when you are losing lucidy.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DuB View Post
      the best way to end a dream is to withdraw your senses from it, for example by laying down and going to sleep in your dream. Paradoxically, this should cause you to wake up.
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      LOL I tried that and it gave me a FA !




      Quote Originally Posted by DuB View Post
      Yeah I've been thinking of trying that to induce a more stabalized dream. I heard though that in your waking hours it is good to practice being aware, since it will become habit when then your dreaming. I assume when it means 'being aware' its talking about focusing on all your sences right? I just have a question though, does it mean you should focus on all your sences all at once or is it alternately? Because I can only have complete focus on two at a time.
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      I do awarness checks rather than reality checks. It's so blase to question what you know. Also I notice that I do not have a very well defined sense of touch in my dreams. I hope to use that to become Lucid the next time.


      Quote Originally Posted by DuB View Post
      Spinning is what it is, just turn around in circles, like what you would do if you wanted to get totally naseous

      Some theories are that it works becouse if you spin in real life, your brain tries to get back it's vision/orientation. If you could do it in a dream, your brain would allso try to make everything more clear again.

      All I know is that it works, but it's hard to remember to do when you are losing lucidy.
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      Tried spinning last night but I was waking up so fast that I was already too late. I suprised I even thought of it because I never thought I would just wake up in the middle of LD, so I dismissed that technique. I guess I should give it more thought.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lonewolf View Post
      Yeah I've been thinking of trying that to induce a more stabalized dream. I heard though that in your waking hours it is good to practice being aware, since it will become habit when then your dreaming. I assume when it means 'being aware' its talking about focusing on all your sences right? I just have a question though, does it mean you should focus on all your sences all at once or is it alternately? Because I can only have complete focus on two at a time.
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      at the end...for the spinning i have to just imagine (before the sleep?)me who makes rounds around a circle and then my dreams will became more stable?

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      hay this is kidna not related but dont dogs spin before they go to sleep lol?
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      spinning does not work for me but it is fun to do. Everytime I spin and stop real fast, the environment takes a minute to catch up with me (kind of like being drunk) and while I am waiting for it I see that time has been frozen as well. Then the scene stabalizes and time resumes. I saw my cat froze in place in one dream in was kind of funny.

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