HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

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Genn
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HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby Genn » 31 Jul 2012 20:00

Hello Everyone ! *Sorry for any grammar mistakes*

I'm a beginner. I've been trying to have my first lucid dream for over a month. I do a reality check every hour, i have an alarm in my phone (Pinch myself, look at the clock, try to fly, look at the mirror etc). Every night before going to sleep I keep repeating these words in my head *Tonight I'm going to lucid dream, My body will be sleeping but I'll be aware that I'm dreaming in my dreamworld*.
There has been some nights where I dont sleep at all! i just keep repeating those words over and over and when I least expect it boom! morning light. Sometimes I use an app I downloaded it gives me Binaural Beats, I tried sleeping with them but again nothing happened. Even tho I can remember my dreams a lot more I still cant have a lucid dream. I think that once i dreamed about a lucid dream :| . I'm not frustrated and i will keep trying. Ive read alot of articles about LD, I've tried everything I have in hand to have one ... I dont know what else to do :roll: :(

....If someone can help me ! Please! Help me ;) i would really apreciate it
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Re: HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby AngelXdv » 31 Jul 2012 20:07

Maybe you are trying too hard... When was your first attempt?

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Re: HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby jamjam » 31 Jul 2012 20:14

MILD isn't your thing huh?
Try WBTB!
Or maybe WILD?
Or CAT?
Maybe it's your mattress?
Or maybe you eat too much sugar?
Or maybe it's your sleep posture?
Or maybe you're stressed?
Do you have a dream journal?
When was your first attempt?
BTW you're trying too hard....

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Re: HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby Genn » 31 Jul 2012 20:31

MILD isn't your thing huh? .. I dont Think So
Try WBTB! .. I really dont understand how to use that method
Or maybe WILD? .. I've tried but I cant even fall asleep I concentrate too much and when im finally falling asleep I wake up
Or CAT?.. i've never tried it.. perhaps I should give it a try
Maybe it's your mattress?.. I dont think so
Or maybe you eat too much sugar?.. I dont eat much, I dont eat fruits nor veggies and I dont love sugar.
Or maybe it's your sleep posture?.. I sleep in a fetal position
Or maybe you're stressed?.. not really
Do you have a dream journal? Yes
When was your first attempt? .. like a month ago
BTW you're trying too hard.... Really?
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Re: HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby jamjam » 31 Jul 2012 20:56

WBTB is a variation of CAT.
Did you read Rebecca's article on it?
What pillow do you use?
Yep! You're trying way too hard! Only do a reality check every few hours! Do about 10+ a day and you'll be all set.

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Re: HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby Genn » 31 Jul 2012 21:27

pillow? I sleep with two pillows.
Question.. Can we lucid dream everyday?
and no, I havent read that article
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Re: HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby jamjam » 31 Jul 2012 21:32

Oh! Sorry I meant to say pillow brand!
Yes you can lucid dream every day but you'll get tired.
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Re: HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby Genn » 31 Jul 2012 21:36

I really dont know, I bought this pillows like 2 years ago :O .. in K-mart. Nothing Special
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Re: HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby jamjam » 31 Jul 2012 21:40

Did you read any of her articles yet? XD

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Re: HELP! I try to LD but nothing happens..

Postby lucidinthe sky » 01 Aug 2012 03:44

Sounds like you're doing everything right, but I would recommend taking a break for a little while. A lot of times it just happens when you relax and let go a bit.

A month isn't that long so don't get discouraged, it took me 6 months. I've had quite a few LDs, but still often go a month between them.

I would keep up the reality checks, but it helps me to really think about dream reality VS. waking reality while I'm doing them with the understanding and belief that you can not tell them apart, it is very difficult if not impossible. So the idea that you could be dreaming at any time is something to get into your mind. After you have an LD, it's even easier to see this because you will be in a real world that is pretty much exactly the same as the waking one.

Keep at it and don't give up!
Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? Morpheus


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