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      FILD a new "method"

      FILD - Fart Induced Lucid Dream
      The Old New FILD Method (so incredibly NOT staff endorsed, yet possibly still entertaining, and definitely stinky, and not to be confused with the ACTUAL FILD method which involves more fingers and less farts).


      FILD stands for Fart Induced Lucid Dreaming or "Farting yourself into a lucid sleep". This technique makes use of your ability to recall your intentions to fart in the future (prospective memory), making you more likely to remember to fart in the dream, when you fart in your dream you will remember to do a reality check.

      - By the use of mantras and reality checks;
      - Visualization.
      - Exercises that improve your prospective memory.

      Because some people have an easier time remembering to fart than others, the time it takes to obtain a lucid dream may vary, which is why FILD tends to be such a reliable technique for some. Over time, as your prospective memory improves, you'll notice more consistent results, not only in achieving lucidity, but also in remembering actions and plans you have for your dream adventures, and even having an easier time remembering to wake up in the middle of the night if you're trying to FILD.



      Background
      Dr. Steven LaBerge created this technique and wrote about it in his book, "Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming." Since he first wrote about this technique lucid dreamers have developed several variations.




      Preparation.



      Dream Recall
      Should you try to increase your chances to FILD by performing a WBTF (wake back to Fart), you want a decent recall in order to remember your last fart. The reason for this is because it's common among FILD users to visualize the last fart they had, but introducing a new element on it: lucidity. You'll want to take some time to recall your fart and imagining it with you lucid. And of course, you want to be able to remember your successful FILD!
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      Reality Checking
      Because the goal of a FILD might be to remember to fart in a dream, you need to be familiar with them. They are meant to help you develop the habit to do them, which will eventually make you "remember" to do one in a dream. Doing the reality check is not enough though: you want to include in it the intention of doing one while dreaming, or in the nearby future (this way, regardless of you thinking you are asleep or not, your brain will remember to do it, which is effective even if you are tricking into thinking you aren't in a dream).
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      Using a Mantra for your Intention
      A mantra is any word, phrase, or sentence that you repeat to yourself to help you focus on and remember your intent of becoming lucid. There are many good mantras for FILD. You should choose one that you think will work for you. You can always create your own or change one of these suggestions. Some ideas for FILD mantras include:

      I will realize I am Farting.
      I am farting/I am lucid.
      I question my farts.
      Farting is my goal.


      Ultimately, it's not the specific wording that will make you lucid, but it's the connection you establish with your mantra. This means that even a simple mantra like "I am farting", if clearly expressing and reminding you that you want to be "farting in a dream", can give you great results. Remember, it's all about focusing on your intention!


      Making use of Visualization.


      Visualization is another powerful tool to help you achieving a FILD. By recreating a scenario where you can visualize yourself while lucid and carrying on your intent of farting, questioning if you are farting, or even repeating your mantra, you're increasing your chances of incorporating these thoughts in your dreams. Your visualizations don't need to be at a perfect level, because just the fact that you're thinking about your intent is enough to provide results, since your brain will make use of this "memory" to remind himself later.



      Choosing a Dream Scene for Visualization
      If you're practicing FILD by visualizing a past fart or a dream fart, you should choose a fart that you remember vividly. Imagine what would have happened if you had noticed a dream sign or had wondered it was a dream and did farts. Another option is to imagine a dream fart that includes you doing reality checks or a dream character telling you to perform them. Imagine what it will be like to realize you are dreaming. If you happen to wake up in the night while trying to FILD and remember a dream fart you just had you can use it instead. Just imagine that you are back in that dream and doing a fart, like described above.


      Improving your prospective memory


      As you may have realized by now, the way of becoming lucid through FILD is by remembering to fart, do a reality check, among other things (some people use FILD to aid them remembering things they want to do in a dream!). This particular type of memory that allows you to remember something in the future is called prospective memory, and it's a very important aspect for every lucid dreamer, because it helps us in several techniques (not just FILD). So how can you improve it in order to increase your chances of remembering your intention of becoming lucid?

      LaBerge itself mentioned a type of exercise that is not only very simple, but also provides great results by making you more focused on your task to remember something later on. We'll take a quick look at how you can perform it:

      Each morning, pick 3 elements. You want them to be some what common during your usual routine, since the goal will be spotting them every time they show up, but they can range from a simple smell (Example:"a silent but deadly", "The Amplified Fart" and "The Bathtub Fart"), to an action ("farting water", "squeezing out farts " or even "opening a bottle that someones pooped in", or a person that farts regularly ("your sister, your cat, your best friend"), or even a specific location ("whenever you leaving a building" or "whenever you arrive at home or school/work"). You got pretty much an infinite number of options, which will be useful later, because you want to use 3 different elements every day!
      Now that you picked your 3 elements, try to focus on them for a moment. You want to really state your intention of reminding yourself to fart and doing a reality check every time you see one of them. Be confident that you will remember to perform these actions whenever you spot one of your elements during the day!
      When you reach the end of the day, try to recall what happened: did you do a fart every time you spotted them? Did you forgot? How many times did you remember them? Next day, pick another 3 elements and repeat the exercise.
      At first, you may spot one of them and forget to question reality or do a fart, but it's okay. As you practice and your prospective memory improves, you'll realize that you're able to remember your intention much easily whenever you spot one of your chosen elements. This is a great thing, because you will have more chances of remembering your goal to becoming lucid. In the same way you train yourself to remember to do a fart or question reality during the day with this exercise, your intention of doing it in a dream will also be more easily recalled, just state it firmly and watch the result of your daily practice.



      How to FART at night.


      Relax. Use whatever relaxation technique you have found works for you. Do it for 5-10 minutes, or longer if you need it.
      Once you are relaxed repeat the mantra you have chosen for your intention over and over to yourself in your head. Keep your mind focused on your goal while you do this. You should repeat this mantra as long as you can, but you don't want it to keep you awake. Try to make your last thought before falling asleep be about lucid dreaming.
      If you wake up during the night lay still and try to remember any farts you have had. Write down some notes about them immediately. If you haven't had a lucid dream yet you may repeat the FILD technique if you wish.
      If you sleep through the night try to remember any farts you had before you get out of bed. Hopefully you had a FILD during the night and will remember it now.
      Last edited by OpheliaBlue; 10-14-2014 at 10:51 PM. Reason: :D

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      Omg, this technique works like MAGIC! I sat and farted for 10 minutes straight before falling asleep, and I had an extremely vivid and smelly lucid dream. This is by far the easiest and most useful method I've ever used. Definitely recommend it for lucid beginners!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Barry
      I question my farts
      I loled so hard at this.

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