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      Hi there! ♪ I am another wannabe lucid dreamer!

      Oi! / Hello! / Salut! / こんにちは! / Moi! / Cześć!

      Hi everyone. You can call me Yui. I am a person who wants to be able to achieve dream control. And I am lost at where to start...

      I hope I am doing this introduction thing right and apologize if I am not. Things may get a little repetitive. I have been interested in Lucid Dreaming for a long time, and even attempted a few times, but I have lacked enough dedication. The fact that I cannot control my dreams is something that upsets me. I need to pursue my goal (to be able to control my dreams) in a more active way. After some years I built enough courage and finally made an account here. Hope I can do it!

      So as I said before, I don't know where to start. I have read about writing down dreams and doing reality checks can help. I see there are information threads, it is a nice amount of information but can get overwhelming so that is where I need guidance.

      Remembering dreams is something that happens in an inconsistent way for me. Sometimes it happens right after I wake up, and sometimes I immediately forget and then remember a dream in a very random time during the day.

      Does anyone have recommendations on what should I do? I am seriously lost.

      So it can be said that I dream to be able to regularly control dreams, hehe. Am pleased to meet you all! ♪
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      Hello Yui. Welcome.

      Well first things first. You need to realize that being lucid is not the same thing as controlling your dream. Though the dream is likely to change once lucid regardless. Because of knowing you are dreaming you will have different thoughts and make different decisions than you would if you did not know. Lucid simply means that you are aware that you are dreaming while in a dream. So you need to take it one step at a time, focus on recall, and getting lucid in the first place. Once you have at least some small handle inducing lucidity, then focus on obtaining more control if that is your intent.

      What you describe about delayed recall is not uncommon it's a normal thing. You just need to keep practicing, recall always fluctuates for most people. Keep a note pad next to you when you sleep, any time you wake with any recall jot down a few key words to make sure you remember when you wake up later. Doing that also helps to wake up your mind a little to help with more recall. Write down the dreams that you remember. The effort in writing down your dreams shows your mind that your dreams are important enough to you to remember... So I would write something down even if you don't remember anything, write down that you don't remember anything. Or if you just have a feeling, write down the feeling of the dream. Or if you just suspect you were dreaming about a certain thing, write that down even if you can't quite remember it. With enough effort putting into the journaling, recall gradually gets better. You start to remember more of them, you start to remember them more clearly and vividly.

      For me personally, I can sometimes tell when a lucid is imminent, but the intense vivid quality of the recall I've begun getting.

      I hope that helps some.

      Good luck!
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      Hey Lui....Welcome to Dream Views!

      Caradon's advice about keeping a dream journal is really an excellent place to start. I'm still pretty new at this and when I feel myself losing a little ground in my LD training it is often due to getting a little lazy with my journaling. There is something that happens in our brains when we write things down.......recall really increases. And dream recall is crucial to dream lucidity.

      When I first started I was like you.....I had no idea where to put my energy at first. I started reading everything I could find on lucid dreaming. I watched every video on the internet. Thankfully, that journey led me here to Dream Views.

      Immerse yourself in everything lucid and set your intention to have lucid dreams and it WILL happen. Where you go with it will then be up to you.

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      Hey Yui, welcome to Dreamviews! You've already been given some good advice I see. I'd like to add that you could try reading a book. A good one to start with would be Stephen Laberge's Exploring the World of Dreaming or Robert Wagoner's Lucid Dreaming: Plain and Simple. There is also a lot of good information you could find on here in the forums in the tutorials section and other subforums.

      Best of luck to you and your dreaming journey
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      Thanks everyone for the welcomes, replies and tips! ♪

      Quote Originally Posted by Caradon View Post
      Hello Yui. Welcome.

      Well first things first. You need to realize that being lucid is not the same thing as controlling your dream. Though the dream is likely to change once lucid regardless. Because of knowing you are dreaming you will have different thoughts and make different decisions than you would if you did not know. Lucid simply means that you are aware that you are dreaming while in a dream. So you need to take it one step at a time, focus on recall, and getting lucid in the first place. Once you have at least some small handle inducing lucidity, then focus on obtaining more control if that is your intent.

      What you describe about delayed recall is not uncommon it's a normal thing. You just need to keep practicing, recall always fluctuates for most people. Keep a note pad next to you when you sleep, any time you wake with any recall jot down a few key words to make sure you remember when you wake up later. Doing that also helps to wake up your mind a little to help with more recall. Write down the dreams that you remember. The effort in writing down your dreams shows your mind that your dreams are important enough to you to remember... So I would write something down even if you don't remember anything, write down that you don't remember anything. Or if you just have a feeling, write down the feeling of the dream. Or if you just suspect you were dreaming about a certain thing, write that down even if you can't quite remember it. With enough effort putting into the journaling, recall gradually gets better. You start to remember more of them, you start to remember them more clearly and vividly.

      For me personally, I can sometimes tell when a lucid is imminent, but the intense vivid quality of the recall I've begun getting.

      I hope that helps some.

      Good luck!
      Thanks a lot! So I should try to focus on awareness first, and then move to the control part, right? And I have already a small note pad ready and some pencils as well!

      Quote Originally Posted by lenscaper View Post
      Hey Lui....Welcome to Dream Views!

      Caradon's advice about keeping a dream journal is really an excellent place to start. I'm still pretty new at this and when I feel myself losing a little ground in my LD training it is often due to getting a little lazy with my journaling. There is something that happens in our brains when we write things down.......recall really increases. And dream recall is crucial to dream lucidity.

      When I first started I was like you.....I had no idea where to put my energy at first. I started reading everything I could find on lucid dreaming. I watched every video on the internet. Thankfully, that journey led me here to Dream Views.

      Immerse yourself in everything lucid and set your intention to have lucid dreams and it WILL happen. Where you go with it will then be up to you.

      I will definitely immerse myself in everything lucid, or at least try. And as both you and Caradon have said, recalling is a very important part, right? I need to put effort on that.

      Quote Originally Posted by zelcrow View Post
      Hey Yui, welcome to Dreamviews! You've already been given some good advice I see. I'd like to add that you could try reading a book. A good one to start with would be Stephen Laberge's Exploring the World of Dreaming or Robert Wagoner's Lucid Dreaming: Plain and Simple. There is also a lot of good information you could find on here in the forums in the tutorials section and other subforums.

      Best of luck to you and your dreaming journey
      Hey! Thanks for the recommendations! I will check out those titles. I will too read the informations from the tutorials section, and I might print them somewhere.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Yui View Post
      I will definitely immerse myself in everything lucid, or at least try. And as both you and Caradon have said, recalling is a very important part, right? I need to put effort on that.
      Recall is crucial, imo. By writing down your dreams and thinking them over first thing every morning you'll start creating new neural pathways in your brain......ones that lead you to stronger dream awareness in general.

      i am able to recall, in detail, my first few lucid events from six months ago. I was never one to remember dreams. I use those images often now to help with LD induction.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lenscaper View Post
      Recall is crucial, imo. By writing down your dreams and thinking them over first thing every morning you'll start creating new neural pathways in your brain......ones that lead you to stronger dream awareness in general.

      i am able to recall, in detail, my first few lucid events from six months ago. I was never one to remember dreams. I use those images often now to help with LD induction.
      I see. I have already written down a part of a dream from yesterday. Hope this becomes a habit.

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