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      Red face Emily's Workbook

      Reality Checks:
      - Counting fingers.
      - Checking to see if I remember events from earlier in the day.
      - Reading something near.

      Dream Signs:
      - Being in a forest.


      Short-Term Goals:
      - Achieving lucidity multiple times per months.
      - Getting in the habit of recording my dreams.
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      Long-Term Goals:
      - Achieving lucidity every few days.
      - Improving my dream control.
      - Learning how to fly.

      Lucid/Dream Recall History:
      Last year (2013), around spring, I was interested in lucid dreaming. I spent lots of time researching it, but my life became really hectic just as I was starting to really get into it. Periods of interest of lucid dreaming have popped up throughout the year, but now I'm determined to stick to it.

      Current Technique:
      Mainly DILD, with some WILD when I can afford to lose the sleep.
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      I usually go to bed at around twelve, waking up at six thirty. I wouldn't quite say that's "natural", though, as I would really prefer to go to bed around eleven and wake up at around eight.

      Reasons that I want to lucid dream:

      1. To stop my frequent nightmares.
      2. For relaxation.
      3. To "travel", as I'm a student and can't really do that in real life at the moment.

      In my first lucid dream, I would really just like to explore my town. But, you know, in a dream. It seems like it would be really interesting, for some reason.

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      I've been mainly focusing on the DILD technique. I remember two dreams from last night, but still no lucid dreams. My dream recall, however, is improving a lot as I usually rarely remember even one dream.

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      I didn't get a chance to update yesterday, so I will be updating about both last night and the night before.
      On the day that I missed, I recalled two dreams rather vividly. Last night, I recalled two dreams. I became lucid in one of them, which was a nightmare, but I couldn't change the scene and ended up waking myself up.

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      Not much to report today. In the first few minutes of waking, I remembered one dream rather vaguely. The memory disappeared within minutes.

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      The last few nights I've been remembering one dream per night. I'm planning on trying WILD tomorrow night.

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      Seems like you're making some good progress Emily, let me know how your WILD Tonight goes, I'm eager to hear if you pull it off, but don't get frustrated if you don't, it is after all, a pretty advanced technique for Lucid Dream induction. If you don't manage to pull it off, please do post what you think your major problems were, and I will try my best to smooth them out before your next attempt. In general, good luck, and stick at it, Lucid Dreaming is awesome (although I currently prefer normal dreams.) and it can really help you out in life, in one way or another.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Phased View Post
      Seems like you're making some good progress Emily, let me know how your WILD Tonight goes, I'm eager to hear if you pull it off, but don't get frustrated if you don't, it is after all, a pretty advanced technique for Lucid Dream induction. If you don't manage to pull it off, please do post what you think your major problems were, and I will try my best to smooth them out before your next attempt. In general, good luck, and stick at it, Lucid Dreaming is awesome (although I currently prefer normal dreams.) and it can really help you out in life, in one way or another.

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      It, sadly, didn't work. I woke up at around 3am, and it took at least five minutes before I remembered what I was doing. Then, I couldn't get my focus off of swallowing. I tried for about a half and hour before I gave up. It took me about an hour to get to sleep again.
      I'm pretty busy tomorrow, and cannot afford the lost sleep tonight. I'll probably give it another shot Saturday night, though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Euphoriah View Post
      It, sadly, didn't work. I woke up at around 3am, and it took at least five minutes before I remembered what I was doing. Then, I couldn't get my focus off of swallowing. I tried for about a half and hour before I gave up. It took me about an hour to get to sleep again.
      I'm pretty busy tomorrow, and cannot afford the lost sleep tonight. I'll probably give it another shot Saturday night, though.
      That's always a hard barrier to brake, swallowing can really annoy and ruin WILD Attempts, but don't let it get you down! WILD'ing is possible and it is possible for almost anyone to do. Just stick at it. If you're having trouble with swallowing try putting your head on a tilt so that the saliva build up naturally trails down the throat, that should help with some of the swallowing. I'd also recommend putting pieces of newspaper or cardboard or something under the legs of your bed that are closest to your head when sleeping, again, it gives a slight angle and lets the saliva naturally trail down the throat. Keep at it and try and focus on the dream, or you can have something like a fan running and focus on the static sound of the fan, that's been known to work.



      Good luck with it all Emily.
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      I am very new to all this, but WILDing is the technique that caught my attention the most when I first started researching LDing. It seemed like if you could perfect that, it would be a more consistent and reliable way to have LDs. My first attempt was successful, but a month later, I started to get really frustrated and decided that I needed to stop preasuring myself to stick to that technique when there are others that I had read were really a better starting point. I still attempt WILDs fairly regularly, but I have been focusing on MILD lately after reading a book by Steven La'B. Anyway, didn't mean to hijack the thread and talk about my experiences, just wanted to let you know that some of us other noobs out there are struggling with WILD as well. Keep at it!
      One thing, maybe helpful or not, the one success I had was using a ramp timer after a WBTB. It was definitely beginner's luck, but if you haven't tried that, it may be worth a shot.

      Good luck! keep on dreaming!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Phased View Post
      That's always a hard barrier to brake, swallowing can really annoy and ruin WILD Attempts, but don't let it get you down! WILD'ing is possible and it is possible for almost anyone to do. Just stick at it. If you're having trouble with swallowing try putting your head on a tilt so that the saliva build up naturally trails down the throat, that should help with some of the swallowing. I'd also recommend putting pieces of newspaper or cardboard or something under the legs of your bed that are closest to your head when sleeping, again, it gives a slight angle and lets the saliva naturally trail down the throat. Keep at it and try and focus on the dream, or you can have something like a fan running and focus on the static sound of the fan, that's been known to work.



      Good luck with it all Emily.
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      Thanks! I used the techniques for swallowing, and that problem is fixed. However, I couldn't keep my awareness and ended up dozing off. I'm a little frustrated, but I'm going to keep trying until I get it.
      Quote Originally Posted by strumlifeaway View Post
      I am very new to all this, but WILDing is the technique that caught my attention the most when I first started researching LDing. It seemed like if you could perfect that, it would be a more consistent and reliable way to have LDs. My first attempt was successful, but a month later, I started to get really frustrated and decided that I needed to stop preasuring myself to stick to that technique when there are others that I had read were really a better starting point. I still attempt WILDs fairly regularly, but I have been focusing on MILD lately after reading a book by Steven La'B. Anyway, didn't mean to hijack the thread and talk about my experiences, just wanted to let you know that some of us other noobs out there are struggling with WILD as well. Keep at it!
      One thing, maybe helpful or not, the one success I had was using a ramp timer after a WBTB. It was definitely beginner's luck, but if you haven't tried that, it may be worth a shot.

      Good luck! keep on dreaming!
      Don't worry, you didn't hijack the thread.
      I really appreciate the time you took to write this, I can't wait until I can WILD too.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Euphoriah View Post
      Thanks! I used the techniques for swallowing, and that problem is fixed. However, I couldn't keep my awareness and ended up dozing off. I'm a little frustrated, but I'm going to keep trying until I get it.

      Don't worry, you didn't hijack the thread.
      I really appreciate the time you took to write this, I can't wait until I can WILD too.
      Good to see that you're going to stick at it Emily. WILD'ing is just about time, how much you are prepared to put in it can often be the determining factor. Just really focus on one thing or the other, like I posted earlier (a running fan or imagining the dream scape you wish to enter into.) Stick at it!



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