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    Thread: Creating a Waking Life Lucid Dreamer Greeting Brainstorm

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      Creating a Waking Life Lucid Dreamer Greeting Brainstorm

      How about we create our own International Lucid Dreamer Greeting for Waking Life? Something that we do when we meet new people, something that shows that we are lucid dreamers, as a kind of reality check, and a way to make the LD culture bleed into Waking Life. We are blurring the lines between the worlds! (At least in our minds!)
      Imagine meeting someone from another country in a random place, and you both do the same greeting, so you know you are both Lucid Dreamers.
      When I depart from people, I often leave them with this blessing,

      "May all your dreams be lucid."

      Maybe we can have a handshake, hand signal, bow and a phrase we say when we greet people to show that we are lucid dreamers.

      For example, "Hello. Lucid Be. Nice to meet you. Hi. Lucid Be. Pleasure to meet you."

      So, if people are paying attention, they will hear you say lucid be while people that are not listening won't even notice.

      Maybe a gesture can be a nose-pinch RC for the socially brave. Pinch your nose as you shake someone's hand? Just an idea. I don't really care if any ideas are "good" or "bad". I just want use to come up with ideas. I am making new threads so we can kind of "vote" on individual ideas for greetings, and another one for phrases by using the Like button.

      So, let's Brainstorm.

      These are the rules:
      1. There are no "good" or "bad" ideas.
      2. Type as many ideas as you would like.
      3. All ideas are welcome, especially ridiculous or even impossible ones. The reason to welcome silly ideas that it helps connect ideas to ideas and unlocks creativity.
      4. Please type your ideas as a numbered list in your post below, to make it easy for others to read.

      I am going to make two new threads, one for the greeting phrase, and one for the gesture or "secret" handshake. This is the way those will work: Post one single idea per post. You may post as many times as you wish. Whichever ideas have the most likes by 1/14/2014 will become together, the Unofficial International Lucid Dreamer Greeting.
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      I had this idea from a dream. I was watching dreamers on Earth from Space, on my Flying Turtle Temple, and all the Lucid Dreamers were glowing blue, and greeting each other in a certain way that was slightly different, bowing and saying some word I couldn't make out.
      Maybe we can all say the same phrase in the same language? Have you ever hear of Esperanto? It's a language created to be an international language that never caught on because it was never taught to babies.

      In Esperanto Lucid is: klara, and Dream is: songi.

      "Hello. klara songi. Nice to meet you."

      Some more Ideas:

      Namaste Lucid!

      shake hands and make an L sign with your right hand

      shake hands and make an L sign with your left hand and tap the back of your handshake

      say, "Hello. Lucid Be. Nice to meet you."
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      Quote Originally Posted by dutchraptor View Post
      Is the purpose of this to recognize lucid dreamers when you meet them without openly telling each other, or is it more of a handshake for fellow lucid dreamers.

      It would be hard to create a phrase that doesn't sound out of place if it was meant for identifying new lucid dreamers.
      It can be a secret or not. Let's just think of a whole bunch of outlandish, cool, wild ideas.
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      I would much more like this to be something *secret*
      It would get very awkward otherwise.
      :– - The Smiley with a nose

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      Quote Originally Posted by MyCooky View Post
      I would much more like this to be something *secret*
      It would get very awkward otherwise.
      On the contrary, the whole point of this as I see it is creating some kind of sign that is discrete but noticeable just by lucid dreamers. If no one noticed you did it, it wouldn't be awkward but it would allow lucid dreamers to recognize you.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dutchraptor View Post
      On the contrary, the whole point of this as I see it is creating some kind of sign that is discrete but noticeable just by lucid dreamers. If no one noticed you did it, it wouldn't be awkward but it would allow lucid dreamers to recognize you.
      Yeah.
      "Hello. klara songi. Nice to meet you."
      and
      "Hello. Lucid Be. Nice to meet you."
      are too strange imo.
      And the L sign stands for looser.

      I'd like a symbol more, like the Ichtys for the ancient Christians.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MyCooky View Post
      Yeah.
      "Hello. klara songi. Nice to meet you."
      and
      "Hello. Lucid Be. Nice to meet you."
      are too strange imo.
      And the L sign stands for looser.

      I'd like a symbol more, like the Ichtys for the ancient Christians.
      In every process of creation there are four steps.

      1. Inspiration.

      2. Imagination.

      3. Decision.

      4. Manifestation.

      This thread is only for Imagination, in other words, typing up as many ideas as you want for the greeting.

      The threads for Decision:
      http://www.dreamviews.com/general-lu...al-visual.html

      http://www.dreamviews.com/general-lu...ad-verbal.html

      We decide by voting through the Like system. Go through the posts in the above threads, and like the posts which you like, and the ones you don't like, just don't vote for.

      Please refrain from any commenting about ideas in this thread, which restricts imagination since every idea you come up with you decide if it's "good" or "bad" before you type it with that mentality, instead of just typing up a bunch of wild crazy silly ideas. We do not need to convince others that some ideas are "good" or "bad" because the the two ideas which the community likes the most, will be Liked the most. Please don't take this seriously! It's just for fun!

      In this Brainstorm thread, come up with as many ideas as you want. Then, you may decide which of those you like the best, and post your favorite ideas in the two other threads.
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      Wave, and immediately count your fingers as you wave.

      Make a triangle over your forehead.

      Smack your own butt as you shake hands.

      Stand on your left leg, and grab your right foot with your left hand.

      "Hellucid. Nice to meet you."

      "Shalucid."

      "Namalucidity."

      "Alucidha."

      "Ola songi."

      Hop three times.

      "lucid lucid lucid lucid LUUUUUUUUUUUUUCID"

      Shake hands, and poke the back of the other person's hand.

      Shake hands, and nose pinch RC.

      Shake hands, then count your fingers, and look at both sides of your hands.

      "Hi. Dream Lucid. What's your name?"

      "Hello. My name is Lucid _____. Nice to meet you."
      Last edited by WakingNomad; 12-16-2013 at 08:06 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by StephL View Post
      I have a nagging feeling I self-sabotage my WILD tries - this time - jump up with supposedly super recommendations for if you want to indicate, that you do LD, without triggering curiosity in non-practitioners.
      If your goal is not only detect fellow LDers, but inform people - the approach would be different and there are a lot of nice things to say.

      Buut: If somebody said "Live Lucid and Prosper" - even like that in Germany - the LDers would get it - esp. if you make a pronunciation to go with the "live" that invites to ponder that dreaming is included in living - and that somebody announcing lucid living in Spok-ish, surely does LD as well..
      And those who do not - at the worst think you are a presumptuous hobby philosopher.

      I actually think, simply the use of the word lucid alone in common tongue will tip of others - at least as in go cryptic back on you.
      I hardly ever read it clearly "off topic".

      In German - I might do it like this:

      The word is Klar-Traum - with klar meaning clear basically. But klar can also be used as "of course" - like clearly also can.
      If I give a bit of an off emphasis on it - I could say - Klar kann man tršumen.
      Clearly one can/one is allowed to dream.
      Dreaming would be mainly understood as in making ambitious plans/daydreaming to the un-initiated..
      Cool! In Esperanto Klara means Lucid.

      Quote Originally Posted by dutchraptor View Post
      Is the purpose of this to recognize lucid dreamers when you meet them without openly telling each other, or is it more of a handshake for fellow lucid dreamers.

      It would be hard to create a phrase that doesn't sound out of place if it was meant for identifying new lucid dreamers.
      Either/or.

      Quote Originally Posted by benni View Post
      'May lucidity be with you.' (that's not really a greeting, but any Lucid Dreamer will understand it and it won't sound too much out of place)

      @StephL That's a great idea for a catchy German phrase. I really love the ambiguity of it!
      Quote Originally Posted by StephL View Post
      I`d like to cross-link this and the physical/visual thread with this one:

      http://www.dreamviews.com/general-lu...real-life.html

      Members discovering other lucid dreamers as well..
      I sort of update my own discovery count there - lastly I found some on my darts-forum.
      Muuch more interest and actual experiences came up, than I expected - maybe one or the other will click my links to DV I put up.

      Got to maybe think of a further small link-list, I personally would like to water these darterīs mouths with.

      Yeah. We connect in many ways.

      Quote Originally Posted by TwitchLucidity View Post
      So swagilicious, whatsnext.

      Thx for showing,
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      That is perfection. I might just go overboard with it and take a bunch of pictures right now xD
      Quote Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      I think that it needs to be something that the largest number of people would be comfortable enough to say to someone they are meeting for the first time (to increase the possibility of success). The key is the matching response. It could be something natural like "(Nice) to meet you" swapped out with a word that isn't used that often, perhaps "(Splendid) to meet you." The response could be "Splendid to meet you too, interesting word choice...splendid." If you want to be sure, maybe the first person responds to the responder "deja vu."

      There could be a separate saying for acquaintances that you haven't discussed LDing with before, perhaps an exact, short phrase like "Whoa, deja vu." Again, the key is the matching response, maybe "It sounds like you need to unplug" (both from The Matrix). If the first person meant nothing related to LDing by using the deja vu phrase and looks at you strange with the "unplug" response, you can say "oh...your deja vu comment just reminded me of a line in the The Matrix." (you can decide from there if you want to discuss LDing at all).
      Whoah! My wife said in her sleep the other night: I NEED TO BE UNPLUGGED, YOU NEED TO UNPLUG ME!

      I thought she was awake, and I said back, "What? You're not plugged into anything." I got no response so I assumed she was sleeping.

      I find the idea of using code words fascinating, and the obvious greetings about dreaming are also cool. Thanks for all your ideas, everyone.
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      I meant to link two other threads to this Mother Thread.

      The purpose of this thread is for brainstorming the Visual and Verbal Lucid Dreamer Greetings. Brainstorming means simply listing many random, good/bad, silly/awesome ideas to get the creative juices flowing, and for chatting about ideas. We are not voting on ideas in this thread, so list as many ideas as you want.

      These two threads listed below are for One-Idea-One-Post Submissions to the Greeting Ideas so we can vote on Single Ideas by using the Like Button.

      Here are the links to the two other threads:

      Here are the links to the Voting Threads.

      http://www.dreamviews.com/general-lu...ml#post2071885

      http://www.dreamviews.com/general-lu...al-visual.html
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      Originally Posted by fogelbise View Post
      I think that it needs to be something that the largest number of people would be comfortable enough to say to someone they are meeting for the first time (to increase the possibility of success). The key is the matching response. It could be something natural like "(Nice) to meet you" swapped out with a word that isn't used that often, perhaps "(Splendid) to meet you." The response could be "Splendid to meet you too, interesting word choice...splendid." If you want to be sure, maybe the first person responds to the responder "deja vu."

      There could be a separate saying for acquaintances that you haven't discussed LDing with before, perhaps an exact, short phrase like "Whoa, deja vu." Again, the key is the matching response, maybe "It sounds like you need to unplug" (both from The Matrix). If the first person meant nothing related to LDing by using the deja vu phrase and looks at you strange with the "unplug" response, you can say "oh...your deja vu comment just reminded me of a line in the The Matrix." (you can decide from there if you want to discuss LDing at all).
      That is what we should do!
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      But the only people that will know this are the people who happened to come across these threads xD
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      I think I have an Idea that might be more subtle. You see, in some conversational situations you have more than one thing that you can say that can mean the same thing. For example, if you accidentally offend someone, you could say "sorry" or "my apologies" or "my bad". I think you could take advantage of this sort of thing to maybe get yourself further.
      In fact, I already do something like this. When I'm trying to get someone's attention, I usually will go:

      "Hey... Wake up!"

      So my question is, how do we work in other lucid dreaming phrases into casual conversation. If we could find common situations where we could use words like "dream" or "reality" then it would be sort of like a secret language. You could give subtle clues by using words and phrases like this frequently in your sentences and if somebody else seems to talk the same way, then you can ask them if they are a lucid dreamer without the conversation being so awkward.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JadeGreen View Post
      I think I have an Idea that might be more subtle. You see, in some conversational situations you have more than one thing that you can say that can mean the same thing. For example, if you accidentally offend someone, you could say "sorry" or "my apologies" or "my bad". I think you could take advantage of this sort of thing to maybe get yourself further.
      In fact, I already do something like this. When I'm trying to get someone's attention, I usually will go:

      "Hey... Wake up!"

      So my question is, how do we work in other lucid dreaming phrases into casual conversation. If we could find common situations where we could use words like "dream" or "reality" then it would be sort of like a secret language. You could give subtle clues by using words and phrases like this frequently in your sentences and if somebody else seems to talk the same way, then you can ask them if they are a lucid dreamer without the conversation being so awkward.
      I like that. There are situations where some LDing related phrases seem normal, like, when you are in a car, you tell the driver:"drive carefully, this is not a dream", or when in a dinner, you say to waiter:"I ate a burger in my dream and it opened my appetite". Something like that
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      Quote Originally Posted by HatsuneMiku01 View Post
      But the only people that will know this are the people who happened to come across these threads xD
      No. That doesn't make sense.
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      Cross-posted from the Verbal Idea thread.

      Quote Originally Posted by BrandonBoss View Post
      Hmmm... I like this idea, but saying lucid or dream in a conversation would seem weird to people around you. I think it would be better to do something like rearrange the words in a sentence. Some of them depend too much on you meeting someone and no one introducing you. It may seem wierd to say one or two words a bit jumbled, but if it is a sentence that people already know what you are going to say, most people dont even think about it, and if you want to be a littlediscreet instead of sounding insane (llike I sometimes do, but not out of character for me) you can just toss a Yoda sentence out there.
      Quote Originally Posted by BrandonBoss View Post
      Thanks ravanoos. I am making a thread right now of anything that anyone might ever ask me about how I LD. It is taking a while. I am not that great at it though. Waking Nomad here has way more than me (my DJ has a running tally).
      Quote Originally Posted by BrandonBoss View Post
      Sorry. I don't know what I did wrong. Maybe discussion instead of just posting 1 idea for voting? Or not voting for anyone else's? I sent a few votes out now, and here is what I would like to nominate:

      1) say words in a sentence backwards.
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      ^^ Lol, I think you'd get a lot of excited looks from radio controlled car and plane enthusiasts…
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lucidpotential View Post
      I agree to some extent, but the word "dream" is used quite often in normal speech and with a little effort LD'ers could use it as the secret password. It may make you seem a bit spacey but here are some ideas ...
      I have a dream that it won't rain today.
      I have a dream that I will go to Greece on vacation.
      I have a dream ... girl ... there she is >>>
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