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      How many times do you Rc daily?

      Curious to see how many times you people perform reality checks during the day. I have always tried to keep it at once a 1 per hour (Look at hand and observe surroundings) but ever since school started I tend to forget.

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      When I am really aware I do around 30-40 RC's a day
      Whenever your thinking, just remember thoughts become things.
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      I usually spike my awareness around 20 times per day; each time I do at least three reality checks. Usually it involves seeing if I can read a phrase, breathe through my plugged nose, and seeing if I can feel my heartbeat.
      We all live in a kind of continuous dream. When we wake, it is because something,
      some event, some pinprick even, disturbs the edges of what we have taken as reality.

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      I do them about 20 times a day and do the same thing as Puffin.

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      Strangely (the only time) when I realized I was dreaming... I never actually reality checked anyway.
      But yes, about 20 times a day.

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      I used to do about 20 a day, but I now I do around 5 to 10 physical reality checks (nose pinch, finger palm, etc.) while making contemplations of everyday events (conversations, seeing various people, odd weather, etc.) at least twice per hour.
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      Depends, at first I used to do just one throughout the day, then changed to around 90+ because I lost my touch, now I try to do one again, but can only maintain it for a few hours, not the whole day >.<

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      I haven't been doing them as much lately as I would like to, but then again I haven't been having as many lucid dreams as I have in the past. I normally will around 5 times a day, but in the past have done many many more. I've never actually counted how many reality checks I've done in a day.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JimmyD View Post
      Strangely (the only time) when I realized I was dreaming... I never actually reality checked anyway.
      But yes, about 20 times a day.
      Same.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JimmyD View Post
      Strangely (the only time) when I realized I was dreaming... I never actually reality checked anyway.
      That's because lucids are caused by awareness and consciousness, not by reality checking.
      We all live in a kind of continuous dream. When we wake, it is because something,
      some event, some pinprick even, disturbs the edges of what we have taken as reality.

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      Yeah, Puffin. That makes sense when I found it out recently.
      And in that case it makes RCing in the day a little less important (seeing it dosn't do much to start lucidity, Just confirm it).
      I think thats one thing thats often hidden... people leave out that little detail, it should be emphasised a bit more.

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      It isn't left out, you have to bear in mind, RCs is the way to make yourself more aware and concious both, during awake and sleep, so it DOES play a big role in DILD. Not to mention I don't become lucid until I do a RC <.<

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      Question about Heartbeat rc

      Quote Originally Posted by Puffin View Post
      I usually spike my awareness around 20 times per day; each time I do at least three reality checks. Usually it involves seeing if I can read a phrase, breathe through my plugged nose, and seeing if I can feel my heartbeat.
      What exactly is meant by seeing if you can feel your heartbeat? Do you just stand still and see if you can feel your heartbeat through your chest? Do you continue what you were doing and put your finger on your throat to feel your heartbeat? How exactly is this reality check done properly?

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      I used to do the nose pinch RC every time I passed a door, thinking I would eventually pass through a door in my dream and do the RC instinctly..

      But after reading what you guys wrote, it looks like it's the awareness of the environnement that starts lucidity. I guess that's where dream signs gets important ?
      And RCs would be confirmations... That's interesting

      I think I'll find some other precise time to do RCs AND look at the environnement carefuly at the same time.. Getting the habits of analising what's arround me from time to time sounds better than doing a ton of RCs without really thinking.. Well, that's just a guess.

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      Why do you RC? What purpose does it have to lucid dreams?

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      Quote Originally Posted by swap01 View Post
      Why do you RC? What purpose does it have to lucid dreams?
      The principle is to regularly do RCs during the day in the hopes you will repeat them during your dreams, and then realize it's a dream and gain lucidity.

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      A minor (single and simple) check every 5 minutes and major (3 or 4 checks, completely proving if i'm sleeping) every half an hour. And it still doesn't help

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      Do you guys Rc routinely or sporadically throughout the day?

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      Quote Originally Posted by CarlK View Post
      What exactly is meant by seeing if you can feel your heartbeat? Do you just stand still and see if you can feel your heartbeat through your chest? Do you continue what you were doing and put your finger on your throat to feel your heartbeat? How exactly is this reality check done properly?
      Yeah, I just see if I can feel my heartbeat with my hand, or see if it's irregular/beating harder than normal.
      We all live in a kind of continuous dream. When we wake, it is because something,
      some event, some pinprick even, disturbs the edges of what we have taken as reality.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Majik View Post
      Do you guys Rc routinely or sporadically throughout the day?
      It's better to do them randomly
      i don't keep track of how many reality checks i do,
      i just do them whenever I remember or think something is odd.
      if you do them routinely it's not really improving your awareness i'd say ,
      but i could be wrong in some cases.

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      3+ times a day, i just look around, is the traffic remaining steady at a constant speed? does this conversation make sense? how did i get here? does the sunlight reflect the time of day? i just run those thoughts through my head every so often, and maybe check my watch to see if it remains constant
      They say dreaming is dead, no one does it anymore.
      It's not dead it's just that it's been forgotten, removed from our language.
      Nobody teaches it so nobody knows it exists.
      The dreamer is banished to obscurity.
      Well, I'm trying to change all that, and I hope you are too.
      By dreaming, every day.

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      I'm guessing that today I performed about 10 reality checks.

      I only started doing them recently. I've never really relied on them in previous years. The way I do them now is just at random. I've basically programmed myself to ask - and I mean REALLY ask - "Am I dreaming?" several times throughout the day. I take about 15-20 seconds every time I ask myself. I look around, become aware of my surroundings and my senses. Finally, I perform my RC (nose-pinch - never failed me) and after that I go about my business again. Hoping to make this a habit. Using self hypnosis to do so.

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      I'm terrible at performing my reality checks, but when I do I find that I stand more chance of becoming lucid and of remembering it. My theory is that the check is not so important - although it has helped in dreams where my subconscious has tried to persuade me not to act out of place 'just in case it's not' >.<

      What seems to be most important, at least for me, is the act of making myself aware of the possibility that I may be dreaming in order to do the check. Maybe it helps that my check is basically just forcing myself to be aware of my surroundings - this on its own is usually enough but I'll look for telltale slips, like reading text on a computer screen. "Do I know how I got here?" helps too. I combine it with a nose pinch for confirmation (see above... sneaky subconscious).
      Made you look. Er, now do a reality check or something.

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