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      Dry Spell Over

      Advice for those having a dry spell.
      1) Start from the beginning.
      Thatís it.

      I started again at the end of June, and in a little over a week I had my first lucid dream in months!

      To start again, try the following:
      - Record dreams in a journal
      - read about lucid dreaming
      - meditate if you can. If you donít know how try remembering a previous LD and how it felt to be lucid and think about that feeling.
      - use WBTB
      - and of course.... Reality Checks & Awareness. I did a minimum of 5 RCís a day and Awareness whenever possible. Both are best done when something odd happens.

      This got me out of a 4 month drought. I hope it can help someone in this group.
      Sweet & Memorable Lucid Dreams

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      That is good advice. I'm starting over from scratch. I'm doing all of those except for meditating.
      Also, I've chosen three reality checks I never used before and started checking with all three during the day. I had a couple of mini lucid moments last night but not by reality check. I really hope one of the new reality checks gets me into my first long lucid dream. It'll signify that the new lessons are sinking in. Thanks for the advice and wishing you lots of lucidity to come.
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      Nicely done Finny. I'm in the same boat I guess, just starting out again. When I first started out a few years ago it went very well for me, and I guess I got cocky, because I stopped recording my dreams. Now I've been struggling a lot to get back into it.

      I've done as you suggest, started a workbook here on DV and will start recording dreams again from tonight. I have also started meditating for the first time in my life. It is very difficult for me, but I will try the thing with imagining a LD.

      The awareness training is also a struggle for me, because it seems like the results start tapering off after a while. When I first got into lucid dreaming I think the novelty and excitement was what brought me the early succes. Now I have to figure out new approaches.

      Good luck and happy dreaming to all of us!

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      What kind of meditation methods do you use? I've never had much luck with meditation but I believe that may be because I didn't find something that suited me and my lifestyle.

      PS. If any of you get lucid hop over into my dreams and give me a nudge into lucidity.
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      Daytime awareness is a form of meditation so it can fit into any lifestyle. Using dedicated time every day to sit and focus your awareness is just a more concentrated version. Either way you are making positive changes to your brain.
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      For me it turned out that it was best to cobble together a method that suited me. At least I've had sort of a break through recently. I lie down (outside since the weather is good), because sitting cross-legged is very uncomfortable and distracting for me. I tried emptying my mind, observing my thoughts, focusing on my physical senses, and doing relaxing tecniques, but none of these seemed to have very much of an effect. Then I tried imagining myself standing on the porch behind me. I've spent a lot of time there, so I'm familiar with it. I concentrated on walking slowly around the proch in my mind, feeling the texture and temperature of the floor, touching stuff and focusing on the feeling. This method seems to hit the right balance for me. It is far enough away from my physical body so that it doesn't distract me too much, and just challenging enough to hold my concentration, but not enough to frustrate me.

      When I do this I really feel that there's a shift in my conciousness. And I feel more motivated to continue now that I've had success, which is really important. Don't know if it helped Methods, but good luck whatever you try!
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      I've only tried pre bed meditation with little to no success. Daytime meditation might do the trick for me. Thank you.

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