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      Greetings!

      Here's my story, as concisely as I can tell it.

      I was about nine years old when I had my first lucid dream. I was climbing in and out of my bedroom window (which I had done in waking life) when, apropos of nothing, I suddenly knew I was dreaming. I probably had more of them as I grew up, but that's the only one I recall from childhood. In my 30s I read the LaBerge book, and started having them again, but I must have lost interest. Since then, they have continued to come very sporadically.

      A couple of mornings ago, I had one in which I walked out of a building. I became lucid, for no apparent reason, as I recall nothing out of the ordinary in the scene. I started touching the brick exterior of the building, feeling the texture of the surface. I find that this kind of sensory feedback helps pull me into the experience. Then I explored the surrounding area, and saw houses that were brightly decorated. The decorations did not appear to be connected to any holiday. There were autumn leaves on the ground, and I picked a few up and crumpled them between my fingers. Again with the sensory thing. It was all very pleasant. I thought, "my brain is creating this based on its catalog of experienced textures, shapes, colors, etc. Way cool!"

      Last night I bought the LaBerge book for my iPad's Kindle app, and started rereading it. This morning I had two more LDs. On both mornings I had awakened several hours before I had any reason to get up (something that happens more and more as I near the end of my 50s), read for a while, and then gone back to sleep. This seems to be an optimal set of circumstances for me, not only for lucid dreams, but for exceptionally vivid non-lucid ones.

      While the thought of being director/producer of the dreams is intriguing, my immediate desire is to see what I can learn from them, what sort of guidance and wisdom I can glean. I'm still a beginner where technique is concerned. I am motivated, in a way I might not have been when I was younger, to see how/if this tool can lead to growth.

      So thereya go. If you made it this far, thanks for reading!
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      Welcome, Travelingman!

      You seem to have found a technique that works for you, no doubt there will be many more fantastic dreams to come!
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      Thanks, NyxCC! At this point it's still a sporadic experience, so I've certainly a lot of learning to do. I'm enjoying reading about others' experiences here.
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      welcome
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      Lucid dreams make your dreams come true!!

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      Hi! I've never heard of Steven LaBerge but just looked him up and see he has many publications. Which book are you reading?
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      Welcome to DV TravelingMan! I just know you'll love it here!

      Sounds to me like you're a budding consciousness explorer. Lucid Dreaming is a fantastic gateway into understanding consciousness.
      Lucid Dreaming has led me to many other amazing ways of exploring consciousness, btw. I don't think I could have done it so well without first being a lucid dreamer.

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      Hi, yungcrone. After I wrote my post, I realized that the LaBerge book I downloaded (Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life -2004) was not the same LaBerge book I read in the 90s (Lucid Dreaming: The power of being aware and awake in your dreams -1985). That said, some of the main points in the newer book I seemed to recall from the older one.
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      Thanks, slash112! For me it's been the other way around. I've been an explorer of consciousness since I was a very young man. So, notwithstanding my heretofore haphazard LD successes, what I really am is a budding LDer! I like what you said about its having led you to new ways of exploring. That's what I'm seeking.
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      Excellent!

      I shoulda known, from your username

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