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      Cedwards' Workbook

      I'm not really new to lucid dreaming, but my lucid dreaming could use a lot of work. And self-discipline. So, I might as well go back to basics!


      Reality Checks:
      - Nose Pinch
      - Examining text and numbers
      - Asking myself what I was just doing

      Dream Signs:
      - Big buildings
      - Elevators
      - Snakes
      - Food
      - Water
      - Realizing that I haven't studied enough for a class
      - Maps
      - Driving

      Short-Term Goals:
      - Increase lucid dreaming time
      - Transport to places more effectively
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      Long-Term Goals:
      - Find a dream guide
      - Build worlds to visit in dreams
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      Lucid/Dream Recall History:
      - Decent. Depends on how my sleep schedule. I usually remember dreams from each night, which sometimes take a while to write down the next day. Then again, sometimes I don't seem to remember anything from the night before. It also depends on how much I have been dream journalling.

      Current Technique:
      - DILD, trying to get the hang of WILDing

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      Day 1

      Night time routine: I might try to establish a more regular routine. This is what I usually do:
      Lay down. Read scripture and pray. I usually fall asleep kind of quickly after this. That's what happened last night. Last night I was also dealing with some respiratory issues, had caffeinated tea in the evening, took melatonin, and then took nighttime cold medicine.

      Dream Recall: A good bit of recall. The dream journal takes up at least a page, typed.

      Time spent dreaming: A little hard to tell, because I don't quite remember where my dreams started or ended. If feels like altogether I was experiencing things for, maybe, 20-30 minutes. Maybe more.

      Other notes: Yesterday evening I was intending to try to induce a dream about the Dream Base, with the intention of finding the library. I did some writing ahead of time, describing myself in the present tense as though I were in the dream. My dreams did include elements such as a library (I think), an ocean-like body of water, and statues. However, I often dream about libraries and water. Not so much about statues though. These were glow-in-the-dark statues too, which, perhaps, were inspired by the column/globe and beacon. I plan to try this again tonight, with more intentional incubation.


      Went to bed around 12:30. I have been having some respiratory problems, and in the evening I had a cup of tea (which seems to help sometimes). This being caffeinated, I took some melatonin to counteract the sleeplessness. Then I took some nighttime cold medicine. I think I fell asleep rather quickly after Devotions.

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      Day 2

      Bedtime: 12:00 - 12:30. Spent more time reading in the evening than usual (other than studying or Scripture reading). I had intended to try MILDing again, aiming for a dream about the Dream Base library. But then I got absorbed in the adventure story I was reading, and changed my mind to putting in a pier at the Dream Base where we could have a ship and sea voyages. I don't know that changing my intention is always a good idea. I also tried a little of Sivason's dream yoga visualization exercise, laying down and trying to change the patterns and colors that I see. I think I also ended up taking about 3mg of melatonin. Scripture reading, prayer, and then focusing on a mantra.

      Dream Recall: Still fairly decent. Almost another page worth. But it didn't come to me all at once in the morning.

      Time spent dreaming: Maybe about 10 minutes or so. But there was more that I don't seem to fully recall at the moment.

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      Day 3

      Lucid? No

      Bedtime:Perhaps I should keep a more detailed record of my bedtime. I think it was somewhere around 11:00-12:00, but I'm not 100% sure. Lay down, read the Bible, prayed, did some of Sivason's visualization practice, visualized myself at the Dream base, and repeated "remember that you're dreaming" to myself as I fell asleep, I think.

      WBTB:Woke up about 3:00. Was awake for about 30 minutes - 1 hour. Used the bathroom, recorded some dreams as quick notes (including "little guys eating each other?").

      Woke up around 8:15-8:30.

      Dream Recall: Decent, but started getting ready for Church in the morning so I didn't finish jotting down the second half of the night's dreams until this afternoon.

      Time Spent Dreaming: A bit hard to tell, since what I have at the moment is mostly quick notes.

      Other notes:I had a dream in which I was at a former workplace that I often dream about. I think I recognized it as a dream sign, but did not become lucid. This workplace was a hospital and I probably did not want to risk touching my nose to do the nose pinch RC. I think I might have tried reading something posted in an elevator instead, and I might have ended up being distracted.

      Notable Reality Check moments today:(1) Walking down the hall at the University thinking about home, and saw something posted on a bulletin board about something (not sure what) that was asking for people to let them borrow something that reminded me of home. Did a nose pinch, and possibly reading RC. (2) Walking outside, thinking about my great grandparents. For some reason I wasn't sure for a moment if any of my great-grandparents were still alive. Stopped and did a nose pinch RC. (3) We have been having another Polar Vortex here. But we have had some warmer weather, and I saw some spring plants growing. Sometimes I dream that it's snowing at unusual times (like during the summer), so when I saw the snow and ice and spring plants I stopped and did a reading RC. (4) Remembered to do an RC and try to seriously question whether or not I was dreaming when I entered a public restroom. Another common dream sign, which I seem to miss for some reason.

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      Day 9?

      Got away from dream journalling and lucid work for a while. Hopefully I will get back soon. Things have gotten rather busy.

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