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      RC's arent showing up in dreams and how do I do affirmations before sleep?

      So I reality check whenever I interact with someone but it doesn't show up in my dreams?

      Also what affirmations should I use when I wake up to recognize this dreamsign when I awake in the night? I'm so tired and sedated when I wake up

      thanks

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      How much thought are you able to put into the reality checks whenever these interactions happen?

      As for affirmations, I would suggest you could try to think back to times when you've been able to successfully set intents around other things in your life. Think of how that felt, and try to use that sort of feeling and intent when making the affirmations.
      Singled out from some of my favourite quotes from Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri: "Risks of [Planet] flowering: considerable. But rewards of godhood: who can measure? - Usurper Judaa'Maar: Courage: to question."

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      yeah I'm doing the RC quite consciously

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      How often do you do them during a whole day?
      How long have long have you been RCing for?

      In my short experience I find itís the critical questioning that prompts the RC, the rc is helpful to confirm that what looks like waking life is actually a dream. Or as a reminder that your dreaming once your lucid,
      When ever I have Reality. Checked without questioning what Iím seeing, where I am ? and how I arrived here, regardless of the out come I go on totally unaware.
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      RCs are notoriously unreliable. It's better to do WBTB in conjunction with MILD. You stay up for a bit and then you lay back in bed and say a mantra in your mind over and over again until you fall asleep.

      You could also try the Indirect Method from the Phase. Search Ď leave your body in 3 daysí on YouTube. I can't post the link because the moderators don't like when we post links to other sites. Which I disagree with.
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      Quote Originally Posted by andreasdevig View Post
      Search ‘ leave your body in 3 days’ on YouTube. I can't post the link because the moderators don't like when we post links to other sites.
      Just to note that in this case you should be fine posting a link to something like that, assuming it's not trying to sell something. Here's the relevant bit in the rules.

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      Linking to Lucid Dreaming resources is allowed, as long as they don't sell any merchandise, display links to merchandise, or collect personal information.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Enz View Post
      So I reality check whenever I interact with someone but it doesn't show up in my dreams?

      Also what affirmations should I use when I wake up to recognize this dreamsign when I awake in the night? I'm so tired and sedated when I wake up

      thanks
      1) A state test ("RC") is just one part of bringing lucidity into dreams. You only can do a state test if you have a combination of intent, memory, and awareness in waking life: you need to have set the intent to pay attention to your state, you need to remember this later, and/or something needs to "click" in your awareness to give you the push to do the state test (e.g., you see something weird or unusual).

      2) So what "gets you lucid" in a dream is the repetition of practicing lucidity in the waking state. The more, the better. (But keep it fun and don't burn out, it's better to work on it a little every day than to spend all day doing RCs and then get sick of it and stop for a week or two).

      3) It takes time. You are literally reprogramming your brain to behave differently, and you are building/strengthening/rewiring neural pathways to operate in this lucid mode. Everyone is different, but the typical time it takes can range from a week or two to a couple of months. I had my first LD one month to the day after I started reading ETWOLD, recalling and journaling dreams, and doing daytime awareness/reflection exercises.

      4) Nothing is guaranteed. All the recommended practices only can increase the chances of getting lucid in dreams. Combining these methods can raise the chances higher (daytime awareness/intention, night-time WBTB, night-time MILD, etc.)

      If you haven't yet, I recommend you read the first chapters of Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by LaBerge. It's a great general resource and has enough information in it to establish a solid DILD-based LD practice.
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