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      New from Illinois

      Hey people, I'm a new member from Illionis. My name is Andy and I'm 18 years old. I recently got into lucid dreaming, when me and my friend were hanging out last week and he was telling me all about the thrills and enjoyment you can achieve through it. Just the thought of something like this inspiried me to look it up on the internet, and I found this message board in the process and decided to join. So here I am. I know I've had some lucid dreams in my lifetime now that I analyze what I can remember, but they've never been completely vivid, and it has ranged from having absolutely no control to very mild control. I'm here; so like everyone else, I can adjust to remember my lucid dreams after I have them, and then move on to learning how to attain master control over them. I have a few questions...1. Is it that you remember what lucid dream you had and feel good about it when you wake up, or is that you enjoy the lucid dream while you're actually experiencing it, and then ALSO remember it later and still feel good? 2. Whenever I feel tired in school, I tend to put my head down and start counting slowly and breathing every two seconds, the method works pretty well for me and I'm usually asleep fast. Not even an hour ago, I had some short not very vivid lucid dreams, some I remember, and one I just can't remember. What are some suggestions to keep my awareness entering the lucid dreams, so that I can move up to the next step and actually control, instead of remember?

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      Hey Andy, welcome to Dream Views.

      Three's three ways I know of in ways of keeping Lucidity. First one is rubbing your hands. When you rub your hands, something cool happens with the friction and your dream becomes more clear and vivid. Second one is spinning, this is used for two things. Teleporting, and maintaining the Lucidity, it's better to rub your hands though, as it's easier. Third one is sitting down, when you sit on a bench or something, I've only heard one person claim this to be true but I knew for them, the dream worked for definite. Sit down something, anywhere and the dream will maintain and become more clear.

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      Welcome to Dream Views, AjL227.

      Is your friend a member here too? Or did you just find us on your own?

      To answer your questions,
      1) Memory is a funny thing. Its hard to say if you can actually enjoy anything while its happening, or just the memory of it. Without getting too philosophical, I would say you can enjoy the dream as it is happening, as much as you can enjoy life as it is happening. For example, when you're flying around, you are able to think to yourself, "Holy crap, this is amazing, how do I know what it feels like to fly?"

      2) Breathing and counting is a good meditation to practice. If you have experience with a technique that helps put you to sleep, you are going in the right direction. Eventually you want to learn how to consciously control the pasage from awake to asleep. Not an easy thing to do, but it can be learned with practice. If you're curious about this, check out WILD tutorials in the Tutorials section:
      http://www.dreamviews.com/community/...splay.php?f=25

      To begin, I would stick with more basic tasks. Increase your dream recall with a Dream Journal. Figure out your sleep schedule so you can start doing Wake Back To Bed. Practice Reality Checks throughout the day to increase your awareness.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Robot_Butler View Post
      Is your friend a member here too? Or did you just find us on your own?
      No, my friend is not a member. I found this place on my own, but I bet he would love to join this place. I'll let him know, only problem is that he only has internet at the library, he's somewhat isolated from everyone after he moved, and he brought up lucid dreaming after I asked what he does with most of his time.

      Quote Originally Posted by Robot_Butler View Post
      For example, when you're flying around, you are able to think to yourself, "Holy crap, this is amazing, how do I know what it feels like to fly?"
      This brings up another question. If you've never experienced something like for example flying, in real life. How do you know what it feels like in a lucid dream? Does your brain naturally assign the assumed feeling of what it feels like to it?

      Quote Originally Posted by Robot_Butler View Post
      To begin, I would stick with more basic tasks. Increase your dream recall with a Dream Journal. Figure out your sleep schedule so you can start doing Wake Back To Bed. Practice Reality Checks throughout the day to increase your awareness.
      Yes, I have to start a dream journal. Are there any templates for journals on this site, that may include dates, time of sleep, time of awake, number of dreams, keywords for dreams that occured? Or do you just write down basic things for yourself?
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      I've always wondered how my brain comes up with some of the experiences I dream about. Flying is an easy one, too. Some things, like walking through walls, turning into a tree, turning the world inside out, ect. are pretty hard to imagine while awake. Its pretty amazing.

      Have you checked out the online Dream Journal section of the site?
      http://www.dreamviews.com/community/...splay.php?f=26
      There are a lot of good examples of how people color code their dreamsigns, lucid triggers, and such. I mainly keep a hand written bedside journal. I scribble my dreams on the right hand page, and keep the left hand empty for notes, reordering of the events, sketches, feelings, interpretations, and such.

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      Hello. I'm from Illinois (downstate [for you non-Illini, that means 'not the Chicago area' ]) as well.

      I got interested in LDing from another forum I belong to, and independently found this one.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MrDoom View Post
      Hello. I'm from Illinois (downstate [for you non-Illini, that means 'not the Chicago area' ]) as well.

      I got interested in LDing from another forum I belong to, and independently found this one.
      What suburb you from? I'm from Downers Grove, right next to Westmont, Woodridge, Darien, BolingBrook, and Villa Park.
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      Suburb? Where I am, we don't have "suburbs"!

      Lots of corn and cows, though.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MrDoom View Post
      Suburb? Where I am, we don't have "suburbs"!

      Lots of corn and cows, though.
      Ah. That part of Illinois. What do you do with your free time, before LDing?
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      Quote Originally Posted by AjL227 View Post
      What suburb you from? I'm from Downers Grove, right next to Westmont, Woodridge, Darien, BolingBrook, and Villa Park.

      Seriously?? I'm in Woodridge! We should hang out (even though I don't know you, heh), I'll be home this summer.

      Downer's Grove FTW!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mes Tarrant View Post
      Seriously?? I'm in Woodridge! We should hang out (even though I don't know you, heh), I'll be home this summer.

      Downer's Grove FTW!
      Lol, sure. Whats there to do though? Other than lucid dream. But I hate Downers Grove. More like Down(syndrom) Grove.
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      Quote Originally Posted by AjL227 View Post
      Lol, sure. Whats there to do though? Other than lucid dream. But I hate Downers Grove. More like Down(syndrom) Grove.

      There's like.... .......

      I'm sure we'll think of something.

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      I myself read (mostly science fiction/fantasy, manga, classical works and philosophy: Lao Zi, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Dostoevsky; just about anything with complexity to it and is outside the vapidity of popular pseudoculture), watch anime, and design computer programs. Occasionally I get it in my mind to draw, but it's a mostly idle interest, as I never actually bring myself to draw anything. I'd like to expand into the realms of algorithmic (evolutionary) art and music (maybe even poetry via evolutionary algorithmic generation), but I've not the programming skill.

      Yeah, I know, I fit right in with the farmers and old people. Phillistines.

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      Hey, I'm from Illinois, too! Don't live there now, but I was born in Chicago. Neat
      Welcome to DV!
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      Quote Originally Posted by xXxmagicalyambagxXx View Post
      Hey, I'm from Illinois, too! Don't live there now, but I was born in Chicago. Neat
      Welcome to DV!
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      Place is ok. I prefer living in the suburbs. Don't think I could live in the city too well.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mes Tarrant View Post
      There's like.... .......

      I'm sure we'll think of something.
      Exactly. The only thing I tend to do is drive, look for street races, drag strip, mod the car, work, forums, and not too long ago, lucid dream. But I guess it's not so bad in the suburbs. I could never live in the actual city, way too busy for me.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MrDoom View Post
      Yeah, I know, I fit right in with the farmers and old people. Phillistines.
      Haha, I bet you do. Next year, when I go to EIU, I may just pass your house on the empty highway towards Charleston. Let me know if you hear a car fly by at like 140 MPH, you'll hear a really high pitched whine.
      Male. 18 years old. Illinois, USA.

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