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      Hello DreamViews

      I'm glad to join all of you in this amazing journey deep into subconscious realms.

      One year ago I got into lucid dreaming and this forum was a great help to get started (Thank you!), so I thought I'd finally create an account. It's been quite a wild ride so far, and I'm excited to see what's yet to come.

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      Welcome CarpeNoctem144!

      How is your dream recall? Do you use a dream journal? I just joined and those are the aspects I'm work on right now. I'm excited to journey into the subconscious alongside you!
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      "Lucid dreaming makes us kinder in everyday life. It shows us how our mind creates illusion, which allows us to see how other people's mind do the same. Once we see that, we realize that everybody is trying their best and that we're all in this together. We become a bit more tolerant and responsive, rather than closed and reactive."-Charlie Morley, Author of 'Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep'

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      Thank you for welcoming me!

      My dream recall is okay I'd say, usually 1-3 dreams per night. Last night even 4 dreams; sadly I never questioned my reality in any of those.
      I don't use a classic dream journal, only write down lucid dreams in as much detail as possible. But to improve my recall I always try to remember any dreams or dream fragments upon waking up and revisit these memories throughout the day, and I practice meditation almost daily. This has presumably led to a couple of spontaneous lucids recently.

      Reading your introduction thread many of your LDing goals seem quite familiar to me, especially the part about the "child-like sense of curiosity and wonder". I've indeed used almost exactly the same words elsewhere to describe the benefits of lucid dreaming. It's absolutely amazing that we're even able to experience something like this.

      What sparked your interest in LDing and how was your first lucid?

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      Quote Originally Posted by CarpeNoctem144 View Post
      Thank you for welcoming me!

      My dream recall is okay I'd say, usually 1-3 dreams per night. Last night even 4 dreams; sadly I never questioned my reality in any of those.
      I don't use a classic dream journal, only write down lucid dreams in as much detail as possible. But to improve my recall I always try to remember any dreams or dream fragments upon waking up and revisit these memories throughout the day, and I practice meditation almost daily. This has presumably led to a couple of spontaneous lucids recently.

      Reading your introduction thread many of your LDing goals seem quite familiar to me, especially the part about the "child-like sense of curiosity and wonder". I've indeed used almost exactly the same words elsewhere to describe the benefits of lucid dreaming. It's absolutely amazing that we're even able to experience something like this.

      What sparked your interest in LDing and how was your first lucid?
      Wow thats some impressive recall to me XD I only remembered 1 fragment last night. I'm sure its going to get better when I stop consuming marijuana so close to bedtime.

      Originally what sparked my interest was the idea of being able to control your dreams to do anything. I was in high school when I first found out about it. I was bored living the same thing every day of going to school, playing video games, doing homework so I thought my dreams could be a fantastic 'escape' from daily life. I wanted to fly, fight armies and obviously have sex

      The earliest lucid I remember I was having some trouble flying, but after a few tries I finally got it. I flew around and came across some bad guys invading the city so I kind of turned into spiderman and swung around the city to help kill them all. I dont remember much detail though. I hope to be at that level of LDing again very soon

      I also meditate daily! I started in october last year and missed 2 days before january. I made a resolution to meditate every day of 2020 and I havent missed a day yet! It's only been a month but I'm very optimistic!
      I'll try and revisit my dreams throughout the day, that seem like it would be veyr effective at increasing recall!
      "Lucid dreaming makes us kinder in everyday life. It shows us how our mind creates illusion, which allows us to see how other people's mind do the same. Once we see that, we realize that everybody is trying their best and that we're all in this together. We become a bit more tolerant and responsive, rather than closed and reactive."-Charlie Morley, Author of 'Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep'

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mikey5555 View Post
      Wow thats some impressive recall to me XD I only remembered 1 fragment last night. I'm sure its going to get better when I stop consuming marijuana so close to bedtime.
      Yeah, from what I've heard you'll have some crazy vivid dreams if you stop due to REM rebound. Lately, my recall went way up and I don't even know why but of course I'm glad about it: better chances to go lucid (like last night ).

      Quote Originally Posted by Mikey5555 View Post
      Originally what sparked my interest was the idea of being able to control your dreams to do anything. I was in high school when I first found out about it. I was bored living the same thing every day of going to school, playing video games, doing homework so I thought my dreams could be a fantastic 'escape' from daily life. I wanted to fly, fight armies and obviously have sex
      So, you're actually not new to LDing. I've also known about the concept of being aware in one's dreams for some years, but I never realized that I just needed to learn how to do it until last year. I had some spare time before starting my first full-time job so I could experiment as much as I liked. Now it's way harder to find enough time to actually practice any techniques.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mikey5555 View Post
      The earliest lucid I remember I was having some trouble flying, but after a few tries I finally got it. I flew around and came across some bad guys invading the city so I kind of turned into spiderman and swung around the city to help kill them all. I dont remember much detail though. I hope to be at that level of LDing again very soon
      That sounds like an awesome lucid. Somehow I always end up flying in my LDs, it's just way too much fun
      At the moment I'm working on better stabilizing my LDs because I always wake up after about 2-7 minutes (only the first one was longer, 15-20 min). And I need to learn how to change places successfully. Mostly I start in my bedroom and it's getting kinda tedious to be in the same surroundings over and over again.
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      Quote Originally Posted by CarpeNoctem144 View Post
      I had some spare time before starting my first full-time job so I could experiment as much as I liked. Now it's way harder to find enough time to actually practice any techniques.
      I find that practicing techniques doesn't really take much time, what techniques do you use that require lots of time? I find that if I use an alarm to try and do a couple WILDs every night and use the tag book method as my dream journal which I can then later expand when I have the time during the day it takes less than 30 mins out of my day. Just a few minutes to write tags(15-20mins expanding in DJ when I have a break) and affirmations as I fall asleep.

      Quote Originally Posted by CarpeNoctem144 View Post
      That sounds like an awesome lucid. Somehow I always end up flying in my LDs, it's just way too much fun
      At the moment I'm working on better stabilizing my LDs because I always wake up after about 2-7 minutes (only the first one was longer, 15-20 min). And I need to learn how to change places successfully. Mostly I start in my bedroom and it's getting kinda tedious to be in the same surroundings over and over again.
      Nice! Once you learn to stabilize you're going to be able to enjoy so much LD time! I'm jealous
      "Lucid dreaming makes us kinder in everyday life. It shows us how our mind creates illusion, which allows us to see how other people's mind do the same. Once we see that, we realize that everybody is trying their best and that we're all in this together. We become a bit more tolerant and responsive, rather than closed and reactive."-Charlie Morley, Author of 'Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep'

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mikey5555 View Post
      I find that practicing techniques doesn't really take much time, what techniques do you use that require lots of time? I find that if I use an alarm to try and do a couple WILDs every night and use the tag book method as my dream journal which I can then later expand when I have the time during the day it takes less than 30 mins out of my day. Just a few minutes to write tags(15-20mins expanding in DJ when I have a break) and affirmations as I fall asleep.
      I was mainly referring to WILD. How do you do multiple WILDs (attempts?) in one night without losing lots of sleep? Well, I haven't tried recently but it always took some time to get even close (except once but that was a DEILD). Maybe I'll just go to bed now and try again

      The other technique I use is SSILD. While it's quite effective for me it sometimes messes up my sleep and so it's not the best if I've got to get up early for work. But on the weekend that's okay, and I'll have some fun figuring out lots of false awakenings.

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      Nice! Once you learn to stabilize you're going to be able to enjoy so much LD time! I'm jealous
      I hope you're right and you'll get there, too. How often do you lucid dream at the moment?
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      Quote Originally Posted by CarpeNoctem144 View Post
      I was mainly referring to WILD. How do you do multiple WILDs (attempts?) in one night without losing lots of sleep?
      For my WILDs, I dont stay up for a long time like in WBTB. My alarm wakes me up, turns itself off after 15 seconds and I go right back to bed. Sometimes I'm up for such a brief amount of time that I dont even remember it going off in the morning when I get out of bed. This way I have a couple attempts at WILD per night and they each only take like 1 minute from my sleep.

      Quote Originally Posted by CarpeNoctem144 View Post
      The other technique I use is SSILD. While it's quite effective for me it sometimes messes up my sleep and so it's not the best if I've got to get up early for work. But on the weekend that's okay, and I'll have some fun figuring out lots of false awakenings.
      I havent heard of SSILD before, I just read a tutorial on reddit and it seems even better than my WILD technique! I'm totally going to try it out!

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      I hope you're right and you'll get there, too. How often do you lucid dream at the moment?
      I rarely lucid dream, maybe one barely lucid dream every couple weeks. I just started though, I'm sure within a few months it will be a lot better! Especially if I incorporate that SSILD technique
      "Lucid dreaming makes us kinder in everyday life. It shows us how our mind creates illusion, which allows us to see how other people's mind do the same. Once we see that, we realize that everybody is trying their best and that we're all in this together. We become a bit more tolerant and responsive, rather than closed and reactive."-Charlie Morley, Author of 'Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep'

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mikey5555 View Post
      For my WILDs, I dont stay up for a long time like in WBTB. My alarm wakes me up, turns itself off after 15 seconds and I go right back to bed. Sometimes I'm up for such a brief amount of time that I dont even remember it going off in the morning when I get out of bed. This way I have a couple attempts at WILD per night and they each only take like 1 minute from my sleep.
      So, that's more like DEILD what you're doing, right? Which is of course a subtype of WILD... Has it worked for you yet?
      I've only done 'classic' WILDs with WBTB so far but can't pull it off reliably yet. If it works the result is great, including all those weird transition experiences.

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      I havent heard of SSILD before, I just read a tutorial on reddit and it seems even better than my WILD technique! I'm totally going to try it out!

      I rarely lucid dream, maybe one barely lucid dream every couple weeks. I just started though, I'm sure within a few months it will be a lot better! Especially if I incorporate that SSILD technique
      SSILD can work like a charm; for me on the first try. Normally you just do the technique and go back to sleep but I read the WILD tutorial here the same day and couldn't remember all the details of both (it was just my second day reading about LDing back then). So I accidentally mixed them; it took some time but in the end I actually got into a lucid dream directly.

      Btw, there's a SSILD tutorial on here, too. In general I tend to trust DreamViews a bit more than Reddit in terms of quality
      Good luck trying it and don't forget to always watch out for FAs!

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      Quote Originally Posted by CarpeNoctem144 View Post
      So, that's more like DEILD what you're doing, right? Which is of course a subtype of WILD... Has it worked for you yet?

      Btw, there's a SSILD tutorial on here, too. In general I tend to trust DreamViews a bit more than Reddit in terms of quality
      Good luck trying it and don't forget to always watch out for FAs!
      My WILDs/DEILDs have not worked for me yet, honestly after a few days I have stopped remembering ever waking up those couple times during the night. I think I'm going to stop setting those alarms and will try again in a few days with a different alarm sound.

      Thanks for the SSILD resource! when I get back to waking up during the night I will try using SSILD as my induction method
      "Lucid dreaming makes us kinder in everyday life. It shows us how our mind creates illusion, which allows us to see how other people's mind do the same. Once we see that, we realize that everybody is trying their best and that we're all in this together. We become a bit more tolerant and responsive, rather than closed and reactive."-Charlie Morley, Author of 'Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep'

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      Hey, welcome to Dreamviews, CarpeNoctem144!
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      Thank you, zelcrow!

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