Re: ok so I'm starting to doubt
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 22:20
jesus I am so FRUSTRATED! last night I had false awakening again and I tried to stabilisase it so I rubbed my hands and yet I still woke up after 3 seconds!! holy mother of god...
Wake Up to Conscious Dreaming
Michael Raduga said it well in "The Phase" guidebook, page 219: "Keep in mind that trying to immediately separate upon awakening is a skill of the utmost importance; one that is worth honing from the very beginning, never forgotten."
Summerlander wrote:Keep trying. If you think the dream environment will collapse then it will. Rub your hands, intensify your sensations, and think that it will work. If the dream is about to fade, don't give up without a fight; continue rubbing your hands, your body, the floor, walls, spin, somersault, and even grab a dream object in order to anchor yourself there. Then don't waste any time; immediately execute your plan of action, e.g., fly to the moon, have a romantic dinner with a celebrity you find attractive, go back in time and talk to Buddha, etc.
And remember... every time the lucid dream starts to fade, apply techniques to bring it back. It may also be worth reminding yourself once in a while that it is all a dream so that you don't lose consciousness (waking up is not the only worry).
A return to your perceived sleeping body doesn't mean it is the end of the lucid dreaming experience. Michael Raduga said it well in "The Phase" guidebook, page 219: "Keep in mind that trying to immediately separate upon awakening is a skill of the utmost importance; one that is worth honing from the very beginning, never forgotten."
neverlandjulia wrote:oh God, if I only had time to try to even one of those things, that would be amazing. But actually it lasted only 3 seconds during which I was still lying in my bed (I recognised it was a dream because the feeling was weird and my bed was in different place of the room) and I didn't even make it to get out of it, I could just move my hands, nothing more.
I don't really know what Michael Raduga had in mind... what's so difficult in recognising when you're no longer dreaming? or maybe I didn't understand the quote right?
another question from another topic that I hope you guys will know answer for is ; once I become more aware, stable in dreams and will have more control over them, is it possible to create a dream character? for example, I would like to meet a girl, who looks very similar to some person I know, but doesn't look exactly the same, she dresses differently or has different haircut or different name and personality, I don't know. Is that possible or do we see only the people who we know inside out in real life?
I tried to move to stabilise the dream but every time I tried to get my hands together I felt that the dream is slipping. I could only lie (the scene was in my bed, as usually when I have short LDs...) and go with the flow of what was happening around but I woke up after 15 seconds anyway.