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      New Dreamer

      Hi, I'm new here and I thought I'd introduce myself: I'm 18 years old and I live in Belgium. I did one year of graphical design and am now trying to get into medschool.

      I got my first LD some time after watching Waking Life (Linklater), I was happily flying through my house when I discovered that something was wrong. I decided to do a Reality Check, using the technique they talk about in the movie: messing with the light switch. I flew into my room, hit the switch and the RC worked... kinda (the lights did go out but there was some delay). I realized I was dreaming and instantly woke up, i thought. I got up and talked to some of my teachers who were in my room teaching me about LDing. Quite an obvious False Awakening but I just dreamt on.

      Second LD: I just realized I was dreaming, no reality check or anything, and followed the dream without interferring because I didn't want to wake up.

      Third LD: This morning I had my first good LD. I've been watching movies about dreaming (Waking Life, Mirrormask, Paprika, The Science of Sleep... I'm quite a film addict) and reading about LDing for about 2 months now and I've been trying to LD for a few weeks. This morning I dreamt of walking into my living room and finding 2 couches I had never seen before. I suddenly knew I was dreaming and started exploring the room histerically. I saw someone I know and started talking and eventually yelling at him. He just sat there, completely still, just a part of the scenery. I ran around a bit more, watched some weird paintings with demons on them and woke up after a couple of dreamtime minutes.


      I loved it, so I made this account and I hope this forum will help me to get many more LD's.

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      Hey there fellow Belgian!

      I'm sure these forums will help a lot. In addition to all the valuable advice and sharing of experiences, simply thinking about lucid dreams and talking about them will already help you to become lucid more. So welcome aboard, and enjoy the wonders of dreamlife

      -Redrivertears-

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      Hey Naginata, welcome to the forums

      You've definately come to the right place, you have already had a taster of what lucid dreaming is like and they will improve as you continue to have more, check out the tutorials section to see some of the various techniques to becoming lucid and if you have any questions please do ask


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      Hi, welcome to Dream Views.
      Hang out and interact on the forum. This is the best place to be if you're serious about learning lucid dreaming. You should check out the Tutorials section and pick up a lucid dreaming technique or two to help you attain your goal.
      See you around.

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      Thanks for the welcome

      So I had another LD this morning (Yay! Two nights in a row!) in which I flew (This wasn't really an effective tecnique, I just ignored gravity and floated up: slow and hard to steer). The problem is that I woke up after about 10 seconds.
      My previous LD's only lasted 3 minutes at most so what I'd like to know is: How can I stop myself from waking up, how long did your first LD's last and how did you get better at it?

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      With lucids, it takes time to get used to them if you want longer ones. You can try to stabilize it by observing details in scenery or rubbing your hands together and you just need to stay calm [if you're the type who gets excited when discovering it's a dream]. Really, though, I don't think I can offer that much more helpful advice than that.

      Oh, and Welcome to DV!!!

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      Thanks for the advice bulbs.

      Ok, I'm trying to spend the last moments before I go to sleep here on the forum, filling my head with LDing, since it worked the last two nights. Three in a row would be a nice start

      Sweet dreams everyone.

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      Hey there, welcome.

      Quote Originally Posted by Naginata View Post
      Ok, I'm trying to spend the last moments before I go to sleep here on the forum, filling my head with LDing, since it worked the last two nights. Three in a row would be a nice start
      I find the frequency of my lucid dreams greatly increases when I'm active here. Keeps it fresh on the mind.

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      Hey welcome, I am a graphic designer as well!

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      Wow, I had a weird one this morning. I tried Brandon's wicked long technique, but stayed awake for about an hour and got a DILD afterwards (third DILD in less than a week, yay!).

      I was staying in a hotel (in my dream) and had to go to the bathroom. As I was standing over the toilet I suddenly realised I was dreaming. The lid snapped shut and dissappeared. I looked around (saw a lot of blue), started rubbing my hands preemptively and discovered that one of my eyes was shut, like I had a black eye. I tried opening it and started to see a second image over the image of the room.
      I woke up, the working eye was open and staring at the wall, the other one was shut. The sun was also shining in my open eye. I wonder how long I had been sleeping with only one eye shut...

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      Hi, and welcome to the forum!

      Wow, you are doing very well for a beginner! Don't worry about the length of the dream, my first few were very short, but as you progress they get longer and longer.

      Note: Oh, wow, 300th post!
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      Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep? To the very toes he is terrified, Because the ground gives the way under him, And the dream begins... - Friedrich Nietzsche

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      to Dreamviews!

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      good job bro! keep it up
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