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      tblanco's workbook

      Hey guys,
      just got done with matte's first class on chat. it's awesome. everyone should come to the next one.

      my goal for this week is to get lucid and practice telekenisis
      my new sleep mantra is "I'm dreaming"
      this is my dream from last night, i'm playing a bunch of dragon age lately as i'm looking for a job.

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      feel free to read/comment/whatever.

      Looking forward to this class, It's got me jazzed. Can't wait for homework.

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      Ugly night.
      I went to sleep around 11. Woke up at 3 and wrote down my dream. Lay still to see if i could Wild and couldn't fall back asleep. I've been drifting in and out of SP all night long but no sleep. I feel like garbage.

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      That was a very cool dream! Imagine getting lucid and trying the different objects out. Too bad you didn't get enough sleep last night... Although there will be a REM rebound effect when you go to sleep next time, so try to sleep for as long as possible and know that during REM rebounds, lucids are more likely to happen. Just repeat the mantra again and believe in yourself.

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      This was the dream i had last night before I couldn't go back to sleep. More Dwarves.
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      I am a bit of a zombie today but as you say i'm looking forward to the rebound rem. I think part of the problem is that i kept trying to mix and match my styles. I was chanting the mantra "i'm dreaming" while also trying to induce SP for a wild. I think my body may have gotten confused.

      I do want to wild one day however!

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      Ah, yeah I also intend to learn how to WILD properly, but I haven't done it more than a few times. When you're trying to WILD there's a chance you can't fall asleep, which is the goal. That's what you will learn with practice, to remain conscious when going to sleep.

      Don't rush it You have plenty of time. Trying too hard too fast will put you off. Also your dreams are wicked. I wish I had dreams that had more fantasy in them.

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      I had an interesting night with the sleep. I woke up after about 4 hours and wrote down my dream like i usually do and last night I was able to get back to sleep. Frequently my dreams will either have mundane elements or fantastic ones but it's seldom that the two will meet head on like they did last night. My first dream teased lucidity and gave me the opportunity to use a little bit of telekenisis and my second dream, while not lucid was just fucking strange.

      I feel like I'm getting closer.

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      that's the first dream

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      and that's the second. The image of christ on the cross pissing into a bubbling pool should have been strange but my dream self was like "oh, neat."

      Also, I keep a dream journal at Lucidipedia, I have for a while and did before i found this site. I like that site and the options it has but this one is clearly more expansive and populated with tons of dreamers.

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      Yes, that is progress! I can't read the one at lucidpedia, but the other one seemed cool. I love having dreams in which you have control even though you're not lucid

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      Metal Box Honey Comb - Dream Journals - Dreamviews Lucid Dreaming Community & Resource
      it was a strange dream, no lucidity, but i spend my days trying to make small objects around the room move with my mind.

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      Lol I would love to play that character! A metal box. Keep up the good work!

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      No lucidity last night but i had a brief wake up into a false awakening. I was trying to do the Deild rather than the WB2B that i usually go for but i have issues with laying completely still when i wake up. Usually when i wake up i thrash around a bit no matter what. That's what i did this morning. I woke up, had a dream in my head, flopped around a little bit and stayed laying down just thinking about the dream. This was the dream.

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      But instead of waking up to journal the dream like i usually do, i just got comfortable and closed my eyes beginning a chant in my head of "1, i'm dreaming. 2, i'm dreaming. 3 i'm dreaming." and so on. I remember up to the mid twenties. It was around 6 am when i had my first half wake and any time after 5 and my dog, frank, will want me to get up, feed her and take her outside. So she is jumping on me a little bit and making a whining arooo sound. By this time i am so familiar with this sound that i can go to sleep with her being a turd.

      now i'm not sure what happened next. I had a false awakening that included the sounds of my room. I was in the dream but i was not self aware.

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      My dry spell goes on for now 21 days except for that tiny weird flash during that kickball dream the other night and now this morning i had a FA which almost never happens to me. Tomorrow i want to WB2B but i want to do it early enough that i won't have problems going back to sleep.

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      Haha your dreams are hilarious Try doing the WBTB 4 hours after sleep, just make sure you stay up long enough to get the intentions going and think about Lucid Dreaming like never before! Plan ahead. Think about the goal and know you will achieve it. Good luck!

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      i think that's my big issue. My goal is to get lucid. that's not enough, is it?

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      Well, being lucid is a way to achieve your goal. Try to see it that way, you want to achieve lucidity, but to be able to do something amazing

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      that apple is creepy.

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      Got it! Not much happened, but i got it. Went to bed at 11 last night and had an alarm set for 3:30. I woke up at three and wrote down my dream. A mix of the banal and surreal.

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      Then i did a few reality checks and walked around the house in the dark looking at stuff, imagining what i would do if i was dreaming. I pictured myself going outside to fly, moving objects around with my mind and telling my dog, "This is a dream, I am dreaming" Around 3:20 I went back to bed and got comfortable, repeating "this is a dream, I am dreaming" in my head over and over. It took me till about 4:30 to fall asleep but once i did....

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      I reply, "this is a dream, I am dreaming." His face glows red as he demands to know how I think I know this. I say "watch" as I hold my nose and when I start to take another breath…

      I wake up
      That's right! I was able to wake up inside of the dream. It's very exciting. I was only able to do the first of the tasks and begin the second before i woke up. I think this was because once i realized my lucidity i jumped right into the task without first thinking to stabilize.

      So, Matte87, the WB2B after 4 hours was a success for me. I was able to walk around and muster that feeling and go back to sleep. I think one of the real bits about it was that i needed to think about all of the things i wanted to do to really get me excited.

      Just a beginning..

      p.s. that sets my dream recall for the week so far at 9.
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      Nice work! WBTB's ups your chances so much if you do them properly, and you did. Do the exact same thing next time and make sure you get excited just like you did.

      You will be awarded two of the three awards, congrats once again!

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      Thank you for your help and support.
      Now I check very frequently while studying the world around me and imagining what I would do if I was dreaming. I practice using superpowers and what circumstances would lead to such things as alien invasions, dragon attacks and the second coming of christ. Most of all I am trying to stay present, looking and listening to the world and just generally staying aware.

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      Last night i went to bed about 10:45 and read a bit of Jack Kirby's "The Fourth World" before falling asleep. My WB2B alarm was set for 3:30 but my body woke me up at 2. Since I was awake, I struggled to remember a tiny bit of a dream fragment and walked around the house doing dream checks and imaging fantastic things coming out of doors. I went back to bed around 2:20 and i was still very groggy. (i don't think i had enough time asleep) Here is the fragment I wrote down.

      final council

      I fell asleep slowly while chanting to myself and at one point experienced a brief SP that i didn't expect. The sudden deaden heaviness surprised me and shook me out of the sensation. I eventually fell back asleep and slept till around 8 am. I had no lucid dreams but woke up with many images in my head.

      I fed my dogs and grabbed my computer. I could only remember one dream at first but once i started typing the one dream out, I started to remember bits of a second dream. So then I take my dogs outside to do business while I sit on the porch typing from dream to dream what details I can remember. Last night was the finale of the Celebrity Apprentice so i think that colored my dream experience quite a bit.

      audition city

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      There is something I've noticed about the way that I am getting such specific detail in my dream memories. I think this is a tip that would only work if you are typing. When i am writing down my dream at first, I'll just write as quick as I can in the laziest possible way and as I write, I'll read back what i've written and think about the elements. So if i write that I was wearing "snazzy clothes" i can think about it for a second and remember that it was really a "gray and black pinstripe suit." Or perhaps a squalid room will then have "a dirty beige ripped up tile floor."

      I guess my point is that I may not remember all of the details of the dream at first but if i allow myself to marinate on the scenes, more specific bits will come back to me and if i am not mistaken, those specific bits are important to the process.

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      TL : DR
      NO LUCIDITY
      WOKE UP 2 EARLY FOR WB2B
      REMEMBERED SOME DREAMS
      THOUGHT OF A JOURNAL TRICK
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      You have very nice recall for someone relatively new, which is great! Keep improving it by forcing yourself to remember things, just like that. What you describe is what I call "Probing". You probe the memories for clues, it's a great way of recalling lots, aswell as waking up and taking notes.

      Also, don't overuse the WBTB technique unless you have 100% faith in yourself every time. Taking a regular sleeping night once and a while is good for you, make this a regular habit, not something you HAVE to do

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      Two nights ago i had a long sleep and i woke up with no dreams in my head. You said something about taking a break so i didn't really stress about it. Last night i had two. I read a few DILD guides and KingYoshi's second lesson on dream control. I'm doing a hard question of reality every 15 minutes or so, thinking about what day it is, Going through the historical significance of all of the things around me, counting my fingers, thinking back moment by moment to my last hour or so.

      Nothing approaching lucidity. It is so hard to stay positive. I think part of it is that I can't find a job and I'm just down in life and now no lucid dreams either. April was good, I had about 7 Lucid dreams and i just seemed to get better and better at them, then i had a really awesome one at the beginning of may and everything suddenly dried up. I don't know what to do to keep from getting discouraged, either in Dreaming or in Life.

      Now i seem to wake up every night at 2 am and remember a fragment.

      Oven Hands

      Then i can sleep till about 6:30 or so. This morning i woke up with a hell of a scary nightmare. It was kind of neat but really not neat at the same time.

      History Eraser Button

      I gave up drinking and Smoking pot about four months ago. It was so i could pee in a cup for any job offers i got. Now i can't even get interviews. Ugh. Sorry, i know this thread isn't for this, but i'm pretty sure it is affecting my ability to dream well.

      that nightmare put me in a seriously bad mood this morning. or am i still dreaming?

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      I'm sorry your life is tough at the moment, and yes it reflects unto our dreams. Nightmares usually occur when you're feeling anxious about something. I also have that love/hate relationship with nightmares. Scary while in them, but awesome memories when you wake up.

      I'm sure you will get a job soon man, don't give up on hope. Same goes for Lucid Dreaming. It's hard to keep the same mindset for a long time, and everyone, including the pro's, has dry spells. Try to enjoy your regular dreams as much as possible and just wait for it if you feel like it's making you stressed out by trying to hard.

      Good luck in finding a job and in getting lucid!

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      Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. I'm taking a bit of a break from the process, only doing major reality checks a couple of times a day. I had a bit of a nightmare last night.

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      I might be building a fence when the IRC session happens later today. I was wondering when you were going to post the second lesson. Hope all is well.

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      I was doing some homework for Shockwave's Meditation Class and had a bit of a revelation about my dream goals.

      there was this nightmare i had last night where i was being betrayed by an acquaintance
      I thought about this study i read about that talks about the damage to the brain betrayal causes
      I let that go on for a second and realized that one of my goals for lucid dreaming is to heal the damage done to me by a recent betrayal
      This is a truly motivating idea.

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      I hope you're feeling better today man. Don't worry about the chat session, lemondrops can't make it either so there will be no chat today, I've got alot on my schedule atm, but it will definitely happen next week. I will post new tasks later though, so check em out if you like, but like I said before, you don't have to do them if you don't want to

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      Plan a proper WBTB a day or two ahead and do it. Set up the goals below as your tasks and KNOW you will get Lucid.
      Make sure the WBTB is 20-50 minutes long and that you do mantras or visualizations when going back to bed, with 100% confidence.
      Dream Control
      These tasks are for when you get Lucid.
      Basic: Stabilize the dream by activating any of the five senses.
      Advanced: Use telekinesis!
      This is my plan.
      Friday night I go to bed about 10:30
      I set my alarm for 3:30
      I wake up and hold still, remembering as many dreams as possible.
      I grab my computer and move to the kitchen where i Journal the dream
      i rewrite the dream to include how i turn lucid and how i intend to do the tasks
      I watch videos of telekenisis and practice trying to move things with my mind in the real world.
      I go back to bed with excitement, repeating in my head "This is a dream, I am dreaming"
      THis will happen

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