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      New member - my LD life story so far

      Greetings DreamViews forums! Hopefully spending time here will help me achieve my goals of HAVING LUCID DREAMS! (yay, the crowd goes wild.)

      Now for some background.
      I have known about lucid dreams for maybe a year. It was just an interesting side note my brother told me about. Dreaming and knowing about it? Cool. I didn't investigate it much, though, until around September 2007. I read up about all the techniques, and dream recall, and the like. I even started keeping a dream journal. That's the whole story up until now.

      So What Next?
      What next? Yes, that is the question. Well, I think I am doing a pretty good job at my dream journal. But something keeps nagging me that I'm doing it wrong. I think I've gotten better at remembering my dreams, no doubt about that. But that's about it. I read stories of people after a few months just waking up after every REM cycle and writing down their dreams. I'm lucky to get a few in-depth dreams per week. Also, people write of having lucid dreams a few months after starting, even getting good at it. I'm beginning to think that I'm one of those unlucky below-average dreamers when it comes to these things. The tutorials make it sound easy. Oh, just Reality Check! Yea, like I ever remember to do that.

      OK, What's Really Next
      I remain optimistic. And that's not an unreasonable choice, because I think I have made progress. I have gotten close to realizing I'm dreaming. In fact, I bet that if I were an experienced dreamer I would have noticed the fact that things were awry. Hopefully in the future I will become good at Lucid Dreaming.

      So, What Am I, The Reader Of This Biography, To Do?
      Well, If you've made it this far on my LD Life Story, Congratulations! Please post your comments! They will be well appreciated. If your LD Life Story is similar to mine, post what helped you learn to lucid dream! But, please don't post things like guides to DILDing, or WILDing, or things like that, because I'm aware of all the techniques, and I know where to find their respective guides. If you have something that you think will be helpful to me, then post away! As I said before, your comments are much appreciated.

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      Thanks again for reading, and I hope I have a great time here at DreamViews forums!
      Always know sometimes think it's me
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      What I personally did to remember to RC was set an alarm every hour and a half on my phone to tell me to do a RC. So that's what i've been doing. It's worked for me so far, I had my first LD a couple of nights ago. Now i'm trying to WILD, people say I got really close on the first try. I guess i'm just a natural or something (not to brag)

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      Welcome to the forum! You seem happy, I like you

      Well it's great to be optimistic when dreaming is concerned, it helps out alot plus confidence can help you to get lucid and get recall if it stays in your head enough.

      You're on the right track so keep it up!
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      Welcome to dream views.

      For your dream journal maybe you could try what I did. I wrote down everything thing, even little pieces of hypnogogic images. Also before bed try eating a dairy product.

      You have to remember everyone is different. Some people take months, and others like me get their first lucid dream within a few days. Try several different techniques and see what works for you. I also believe that many people give lucid dreaming the illusion that its hard, so tonight, I think you will have your fist ld

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      welcome to the forums fellow dreamer!!!

      *ponders* hrms, some advice *thinks thinks thinks*

      um, don't worry to much, have fun with it, make small goals for your week or month....
      "ôEvil? Good? These are merely words. In the eyes of the universe neither of those exist. There are only three elements, that act as a base for all that you see around. There is Light. There is Dark. And there is the balance between those two. Good and Evil are concepts,used to deny oneself from serving the balance. By serving, you participate in the great creation."

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      I can't say I have much in the way of advice, other than saying that I know the feeling. Rc's, 4 night time alarms, and a journal just didn't do it for me. I think it took me around a year to get any kind of lucid dream and after almost 2 years I haven't had one that was more than 20 seconds (all but one has been a WILD).

      Recently I've abandoned the forum's 1-step Lucid guides for the dozens of -ILD's and took up practicing Billybob's adapted Dream Yoga again(I know you don't want 'techniques' but I still suggest it ). I think I'm getting really close to a turning point. After 2 days of it I feel I'm starting to think more clearly and coherently in my dreams and extremely observant in real life. I just need to get lucid...
      Last edited by Grunkie7; 01-24-2008 at 01:28 AM.

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      Talking All righty then!

      Well, thank you all for welcoming me so. I've read all your advice and it sounds like it may help me. I do think that I could be more observant of the real world; I will work on that. And Grunkie7, I hope we can both become lucid soon!
      Always know sometimes think it's me
      But you know I know when it's a dream
      I think I know I mean yes, but it's all wrong
      That is I think I disagree
      -John Lennon, Strawberry Fields Forever


      DILDs: 2. Current goal: Not wake up instantly from LDs.

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