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      Hey guys

      I have known about lucid dreaming and even attempted it within' the past 2 years or so, but I haven't gotten serious about it up until just recently. I've been attempting a mix of WILD + DILD for now and I started keeping a dream journal as well.
      Just thought I'd pop in to say hi, and I also have a question about the whole sleep paralysis + WILD deal.

      Before when I used to attempt WILD I didn't really focus on staying awake. I've been having much more success than I did before, but my problem is that whenever I reach a point that feels like a transition, I begin to get a bit 'excited' and suddenly wake up again. For any of you with similar experiences, how did you overcome it? Or is it just a matter of becoming familiar with it?

      Thanks!

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      Welcome to DreamViews! You just have try and stay as calm as possible. It can definitely be exciting, but with a little practice and experience...you will learn how emotional you can get. Its ok to get excited, but controlling the excitement may take a few attempts. Just take deep breathes and try be a passive observer when it comes to HH/HI and SP in general. I always try to view SP as if it were a movie that I'm semi-interested in. Just kick back, relax and observe anything that comes next. Don't pay too much attention to details, just view the experience as a whole. Good luck to you, and if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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      First of all Welcome to DV.

      Yes it is a matter of becoming used to it. Try and stay as calm as possible.
      And when lucidity is achieved still stay calm and take it slow and easy.
      After years I still get too exited and wake up about 50% of the time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by KingYoshi View Post
      Welcome to DreamViews! You just have try and stay as calm as possible. It can definitely be exciting, but with a little practice and experience...you will learn how emotional you can get. Its ok to get excited, but controlling the excitement may take a few attempts. Just take deep breathes and try be a passive observer when it comes to HH/HI and SP in general. I always try to view SP as if it were a movie that I'm semi-interested in. Just kick back, relax and observe anything that comes next. Don't pay too much attention to details, just view the experience as a whole. Good luck to you, and if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask!
      Thank you. I was thinking the same thing, but I'll try out the 'view it like a movie' method. I have never actually hit SP before, but I'll keep at it!

      Quote Originally Posted by kalesh View Post
      First of all Welcome to DV.

      Yes it is a matter of becoming used to it. Try and stay as calm as possible.
      And when lucidity is achieved still stay calm and take it slow and easy.
      After years I still get too exited and wake up about 50% of the time.

      Thanks! Haha, it's easy to think about staying calm, but much easier said than done.

      I do have one more question I was hoping I could get answered. This probably would vary from individual to individual, but how would you know if a certain DC is your DG? Is it supposed to be a feeling?

      I somehow managed to become lucid again, and to put things short, I came across this girl. I asked her if she was my DG, and she said yes. It was during a time where I was searching for my DG, but I didn't really feel anything 'special' coming from her if you know what I'm saying, so I'm not exactly sure. I guess there's really only one way to find out, but some other opinions would be nice .

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      Welcome to dv. I just try to relax and overcome the excitement

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      Why do you all even want lucid dreaming? Its taking away your resting time..waking up tired.
      I had clear adventurous dreams EVERY NIGHT without effort. And its draining me. Finding ways to stop dreaming..ideas?

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      Boo! Party pooper! (Sorry... On a serious note: ) For some, I think, LDs don't destroy sleeping unless they do DEILD after DEILD after DEILD. Maybe it's because you get too much REM and not enough NREM.

      Also, a movie never made my face itchy. >.< I'm terrible at resisting itchiness. How does one resist the urge to scratch?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shinice View Post
      Why do you all even want lucid dreaming? Its taking away your resting time..waking up tired.
      I had clear adventurous dreams EVERY NIGHT without effort. And its draining me. Finding ways to stop dreaming..ideas?
      That is like asking, "Why would you want the ability to do anything you've ever wanted?" I never feel tired after having lucid dreams...you are still sleeping after all. When you lucid dream, you don't eliminate NREM sleep, you just take advantage of the time you are already going to spend in REM sleep. Everyone dreams every night whether you remember it or not. Dreaming is a natural process that everyone experiences, so you may be SOL if you want to stop dreaming.

      Quote Originally Posted by Rawracookie View Post
      Boo! Party pooper! (Sorry... On a serious note: ) For some, I think, LDs don't destroy sleeping unless they do DEILD after DEILD after DEILD. Maybe it's because you get too much REM and not enough NREM.

      Also, a movie never made my face itchy. >.< I'm terrible at resisting itchiness. How does one resist the urge to scratch?
      Try your best to ignore it and it will go away. If it is too distracting and you can't shake it, then by all means scratch. Scratch and then return to the process as if you had never scratched in the first place. Being too distracted by something like that is worse than going ahead and eliminating the problem.

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      Ahh. I gave up after scratching. I thought I ruined it all by doing that. Now I know it doesn't break all of it.

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      I've hit SP just seconds after rolling over before. You can move and still hit SP, but don't move unless you have to. Laying still is important and should be practiced, but if something is distracting/nagging you to the point of not being able to fall asleep...you should take care of the problem.

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      I had a really hard time itching my first attempt, but after reading I tried two things, first I just trying to follow the ins and outs of my breathe, and the other thing I do is try to find my heartbeat, I find it totally makes me forget about my itch, but I am only a beginner so I hope I helped!

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      "That is like asking, "Why would you want the ability to do anything you've ever wanted?""

      Wel I believe that even in dreams..there's still this kinda Order around.
      You can't have everything going our way, if your mind and normal life is normal thats it.
      The destination of my dreams, normally, takes place on an earthly like place.
      I can do teleportation all that, but there's a limit.
      I can't have me teleport all the way to the root of problems, it only brings me to the branches.
      Which means i have to find my way in. Which is tiring. Thats the way life is infact.
      Your mind can't be absurb such that everything goes your way doesn't it?
      I also believe, that the way you dream is how you really want to be in reality..

      "Everyone dreams every night whether you remember it or not. Dreaming is a natural process that everyone experiences, so you may be SOL if you want to stop dreaming."

      You may be right, but not everyone dreams like I do. Mine is immediate after closing eyes -to sleep that is- and had a long trip to somewhere which looked much like..hard to explain.
      Then I either got interupted and woke up, feeling worse than ever, or accomplished the aim for that particular dream i had feeling tired -which rarely occurs-
      It felt super damn real.. Any explaination for all these, weird stuffs? -which interrupted my sleep last 4 yrs EVERY SINGLE NIGHT without effort-
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      Quote Originally Posted by Courage View Post
      I do have one more question I was hoping I could get answered. This probably would vary from individual to individual, but how would you know if a certain DC is your DG? Is it supposed to be a feeling?

      I somehow managed to become lucid again, and to put things short, I came across this girl. I asked her if she was my DG, and she said yes. It was during a time where I was searching for my DG, but I didn't really feel anything 'special' coming from her if you know what I'm saying, so I'm not exactly sure. I guess there's really only one way to find out, but some other opinions would be nice .
      All I can say is you will know when you have found her. Try asking a DC where you can find your DG. Another option is to create a office or similar or maybe a home for your DG in the dream world and expect the DG to be there when you get there.

      It is possible that you were expecting her to say that she was the DG, so she did. Dreams are crazy like that.

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      I've read several things where you think you dream as soon as you close your eyes, but find out that time has passed in dreamless sleep.

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