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      Failed RC (Getting closer)

      I haven't had a lucid dream in about a month unless you count one I had a couple days ago where I just intentionally woke myself up bc I was in a bad situation...I was barely aware of anything in that dream. Aside from the LD a month ago I haven't had one in a year but didn't start trying again until recently.

      Anyways last night I had a dream where I was standing in a warehouse by myself. I don't think I suspected it was a dream but I thought it would be a good time for a RC. My routine RC is the nose plug and to sort of question if I'm dreaming and look around for anything abnormal (you know like standing in a warehouse I never seen before in my life all by myself..) but for some reason I decided to see if I could fly as a RC. I put one foot in front of the other and gave it a shot. It didn't work but I thought it was a great idea for a new RC lol obviously not. I also imagined myself flying a little and floated up towards the ceiling but I thought it was in my imagination and slipped into another dream.

      I'm getting closer I think. I'm sure you have all had a failed RC I just wanted to share mine.

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      Yeah man, happens. Thanks for sharing. You'll get the mojo back soon
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      Interesting, how you got an idea inside of a dream for a new RC. That requires some thinking, so it seems like you had that, and indeed, you were very close to realizing.

      If I may, make sure, that every time you RC in waking life, you believe that you are dreaming, or that you easily could be. Remember how in your previous lucids you didn't think you are dreaming, till you RCed and realized. Same thing can happen to us at any moment, even right now. We could be in a dream and not knowing till we confirm.

      Btw, I'm like that in most of my DILDs. Telling myself "I know I'm awake, but I'll RC anyway". Then I RC and I realize I'm dreaming. I have no idea why I'm thinking that I'm not dreaming, when in WL, I alway believe that I am. Anyway, just happy that it works, haha.

      Good luck to you and I know your next lucid is just behind the corner.

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      Good tip! I'm saying it is or could be a dream before every RC from now on.

      How often do you think I should be doing RCs? I been doing about 5 a day...does that sound about right?

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      Quote Originally Posted by SuckerPunch View Post
      Good tip! I'm saying it is or could be a dream before every RC from now on.

      How often do you think I should be doing RCs? I been doing about 5 a day...does that sound about right?
      It's good to do as many RCs as you can. That way they may happen in your non-lucids just by simple repetition. But more important is the quality. So when you do them in the non-lucid, you will actually realize you are dreaming.

      By quality I mean, that you should be present in the moment, really paying attention to what you are doing and put some strong emotions into the moment. I usually recall a moment from my first lucid, when I first time realize I'm dreaming "wow, I'm dreaming" and the incredible rush of excitement that accompanied it.

      Because this excitement, and this KNOWING that you ar lucid during day while RCing is what will get into our non-lucids, give us a hint of awareness and give us an urge to RC. Then the RC confirms what we kinda already know - that we are in the dream and for me personally, that pushes me over the edge and gives me full lucidity.

      Just before RC, I personally already have some awareness and I'm thinking "oh this could be a dream, all I need to to is confirm with RC" or "I know it's not a dream, but I RC anyway, because remember in my lucids I always think I'm awake". So there is already awareness and thinking and memory. But the final "AHA!" moment doesn't come for me till RC confirms. I never had a failed RC. Maybe because when I practice during day, I always believe it will work, because I'm dreaming. And I never acknowledge that it didn't work.

      Here is some more on the topic of RC+awareness+mantras
      http://www.dreamviews.com/dild/13212...ods-dilds.html

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