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Re: Lucid Mindset/Lifestyle Technique

Postby Sean Jacobs » 24 Aug 2017 12:21

So it is day 47 of my "lazy" lucid dreaming experiment. I simply ask myself (in my mind) if I'm dreaming many times during the day. I then look around for anything "dreamlike" and try to remember the last time I asked myself it I was dreaming. So far this practice, that I am trying to turn into a deeply ingrained habit, has not paid of. However, I have noticed that this practice is staring to become a habit. If I go a while without asking the question I get that feeling that I'm forgetting something (like that feeling you may get when you are walking out of your house and you know you planned on bringing something with you). I believe this is a good sign that this habit is beginning to move into my subconscious and hopefully it will feed over to my dreams.
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Re: Lucid Mindset/Lifestyle Technique

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Re: Lucid Mindset/Lifestyle Technique

Postby Sean Jacobs » 06 Sep 2017 18:16

Day 60 of my "awareness" experience. No LDs recently.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Re: Lucid Mindset/Lifestyle Technique

Postby Sean Jacobs » 07 Sep 2017 12:30

So I had a lucid dream this morning. I'm hoping this is the the start of my success with my "Lazy Lucid Mindset/Awareness" experiment (now on day 62). It does seem like I was paying more attention to something strange occurring in my dream (although I missed some pretty obvious stuff prior to the trigger that made me lucid).

The plan is to get lucid, and that is it. I just want to get lucid more often (at least once per week) prior to adding more steps like engaging my sense and planning what I will do when I get lucid.

With this LD I am only 1 LD away from matching the most dreams I've ever had in a year. In 2005 I had (a pathetic) 18 LDs. Today I have 17 for 2017. I'm hoping to beat my old record.

Here is the dream:

Date: 9/7/17 (Thursday 4:07 AM – Work day)
Dream Title: (LD #73) Lucid Dreaming with little blonde girl
Dream: This is day 61 of my “lucid mindset/awareness” experiment. I find myself at some kind of work event. There are a lot of people around and we are in an area that is part dining hall and part park. There are table and chairs and a linoleum floor, yet we are outside. I can see the skyline and trees. Everyone is walking around with plates and cups and many people are sitting and eating. It is a warm summer day as the trees are covered in green leaves. For some reason I decide to leave. A guy with whom I work (Chris), a woman I don’t know and a small blonde girl (about 3 years old) who look a lot like my daughter looked when she was 3, all head to Chris’ car. We walk a short distance to get to the car. Chris gets in the driver’s door, the woman into the front passenger door, I get in the right rear door. When I get in I see the little girl is already in the left side of the back seat. The inside of the car is red, with red vinyl seats, red carpet on the floor and the inside of the roof is also red. The little girl is wearing a white short-sleeve shirt, red shorts, and white shoes. She has short blonde hair (just above shoulder length). Chris begins to drive and I get comfortable by sliding my back down the vinyl back of the seat to an almost laying position. The entire backseat expands so it is almost the size of a bed (I don’t notice anything wrong with this). I glance to my left over the girls head and out the window (the windows have also expanded to at least twice their original size). I have a great view of the sky, which is an amazingly vivid blue. Then I see 2 clouds, but while they are puffy cloud shaped I can see space through them (like looking through a cloud shaped window). But the space I see is like looking a picture taken by the Hubble telescope. I can see millions of stars. In that second, with no reality check, I know for a fact I am dreaming. I turn away from that window and I am no longer in a car. I am now inside of what appears to be a gondola. It is just a large box with windows & seats on all sides (the interior is still red). I look out the window to my right and can see grassy hill, trees, houses & a street. The pure blue gorgeous blue sky is above. I am so happy to be lucid again; I am filled with joy. I turn back to the little girl and say, “Guess what?” She replies, “What?” I say, with a huge smile, “We’re lucid dreaming!! Watch this!” I turn back to my right and the side of the gondola is wide open. I see a white Volkswagen Beetle near by. I put my hand out like a jedi knight and will the car up into the air. It rises gently up to about 50 feed off the ground. I can see the pipe of the undercarriage of the car. I bring it closer to us and then lower down gently to the ground. I turn back to the girl and she laughs. I pick her up and get out of the gondola. I carry her to a grassy area. There are people wandering around, I think this must be a park. I say to the girl, “You try.” She smiles and floats out of my hand, and about 20 feet into the air, like there is no gravity for her. Her mom shows up, but she is a different woman than before. This woman is overweight and wearing a blue sweat suit. She has brown hair, which is a mess, and looks like she just woke up. The girl floats down and into her awaiting arms. I say to the mother, “I’m teaching her to lucid dream!” The woman smiles at me and walks away. I turn around and see and strange room. It looks like a living room with only 3 walls and no ceiling (just expose to the sky). There is large fireplace (with no fire) on the back wall; there is brown leather furniture (couch and chairs) on the left and right walls. Standing in the middle of the room is an attractive woman. She is small and trim and has brown hair; in her 50’s; wearing a low cut, form fitting, deep purple dress which show off her nice figure (after I wake up I realize she is the actress Katherine Helmond from the show “Who’s the Boss.). I decide to have sex with her. I walk over to her confidently, slip my left arm around her waist, and pull her close to me. The dream fades and I wake up. (On my lucidity scale of 1 – 10; I would give this one about a 3. I knew I was dreaming and did act like I was dreaming. Yet I still interacted with the people and environment as if they were real.)
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Re: Lucid Mindset/Lifestyle Technique

Postby Sean Jacobs » 07 Sep 2017 12:46

Quick update on what I'm doing: I am paying attention to my environment as much as possible (looking for things that are strange or dreamlike). I periodically ask myself (in my mind) "am I dreaming?" Before falling asleep at night I repeat something like "I will remember to ask myself if I'm dreaming" to set my resolve. I try to remember my last dream of the night when I wake up, but I don't write it down.

I am trying to build awareness while I'm awake so I will be more aware in my dreams and become lucid. My theory is that over time these behaviors will become ingrained subconscious habit which will feed over to my dreams and help me get lucid more often. If & when this happens on a regular basis I will start making plans on what I will do when I get lucid.

One thing I'm trying to do is check my awareness when engaged with other people. Having conversations focuses my mind and I tend not to ask if I'm dreaming (in my mind) while engaging with others. I'm going to work on doing that.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Re: Lucid Mindset/Lifestyle Technique

Postby Sean Jacobs » 25 Sep 2017 12:26

Today is day 79 of my experiment.

Quick update. I was slacking off a bit with my awareness, but it has definitely become a habit. Even when I wasn't focused I was still automatically questioning my reality and looking for anything "dreamlike" in my environment without making a conscious effort. I am back to focusing on it more. So far my results haven't been great. I need to remember to question reality when I am engaged with people. This seems to be difficult for me. But I did have a LD this past Friday which has brought me to 18 LDs in 2017. I have now tied my 2005 record. I'm looking forward to beating that record this year.

This morning I had a dream where I was in Venice Italy with a woman I work with. We were there on business. At one point she came over to me and sat on my lap. I found this strange and I was confused. I was right on the verge of questioning my reality when I woke up to my alarm. This is a good sign. I am still expecting this experiment to take around a year to reach a point where I am questioning my reality in my dreams more often. I would love to reach a point where I am having LDs once or twice per week.

Here is my recent LD:

Date: 9/22/17 (Friday 6:15 AM – day off)
Dream Title: (LD #74) “Kissed 3 different women” (unintentional WBTB)
Dream: This is day 76 of my “lucid mindset/awareness” experiment. First a bit of background: I was having a mild allergic reaction to something yesterday and had some swelling in my hands. I took 2 Benadryl at about 8 pm and watched TV until 9:30, by that time I was falling asleep on the couch. I then went to bed and dozed off very quickly. I woke up from a dream at around 2:30 am, got up, used the bathroom and went back to bed. At roughly 4:15 am I am awoken by the sound of my cat vomiting on the floor next to my bed. I get up, turn on the lights and proceed to clean up the mess. I was not happy. I lay back down and struggled until at least 5:30ish to fall back to sleep. I find myself in a place that looks very similar to my old grade school cafeteria/gym/auditorium (this large room was used for all 3 back in the 70’s). I am sitting in the very back row of folding chairs facing the stage. I lean back and my folding chair reclines and I then notice I have a blanket over me. Suddenly my cat jumps up on my lap, climbs up to my chest and lays down purring. I notice that there are 3 women, with their backs to me, sitting in the 3 folding seats in front of me. One has shoulder length blond hair, one has short black hair and the other has long brown hair pulled back into a ponytail. This all seems normal to me. For some reason I glance back over my left shoulder to the wall behind me and see an huge greyish-silver bug with 6 long thin legs and very long (twice as long as the body) antenna on the wall. Something clicks and I remember lying in bed trying to fall back to sleep just a short while ago. I’m Lucid! I shift my seat back upright and my cat jumps off my lap. I drop the blanket and I am feeling quite “aroused” (as most men tend to get in the early morning hours while sleeping). I go to the women with the short black hair (who is to the left of the other 2 women). I touch her shoulder and she immediately stands up and faces me. She is lovely with full lips covered in dark red lipstick. I look into her dark brown eyes, lean forward and press my lips to hers in a deep passionate kiss. My arousal level grows, but the dream fades and I wake up. I am mildly annoyed but very tired. I almost immediately doze back off. Amazingly I find myself back in the school auditorium standing in almost the same place as I was when I woke up. A woman with long blonde hair, wearing a loose fitting red, blue & white flowered top is standing in front of me. I know I’m dreaming. I reach up and touch cheek with my right hand and brush my thumb over her lips; which slightly smears her lipstick. I lean in and press my lips to hers in a deep passionate kiss, which causes me to wake up again. Again, I am mildly annoyed but still tired. I doze back off very quickly and find myself in a house I don’t recognize. I am with a woman with brown hair which is pulled back in a ponytail. She is wearing a light blue, zip up hoodie sweatshirt (which is unzipped) over a tight white t-shirt which shows off her small but beautiful breasts. This woman is not wearing any makeup, and she certainly didn’t need to. She is gorgeous. Again, I know I am dreaming. I take a step toward her, place my hands on her shoulders and begin to guide her backward toward and open door behind her. Just inside this room is a bed. We move together, me forward her backward, until her legs touch the end of the bed. Then I move my face to hers in a deep passionate kiss as I guide her body back onto the bed. I wake up….this time I couldn’t fall back to sleep. This is one of the strangest lucid dreaming experiences I’ve ever had. It seems like a strange series of events lead to this triple brief lucid dream situation. Probably a combination of the Benadryl, plus the unintentional wake-back-to-bed, plus how quickly I was able to doze back off each time. It was strange, frustrating, and fun now that I look back on it.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Re: Lucid Mindset/Lifestyle Technique

Postby Sean Jacobs » 27 Sep 2017 11:58

Today is day 81 of my experiment and I had another moment where I almost asked the "critical question"....Am I dreaming?

I only remember the very end of the dream: I'm in my basement, except is is much smaller than my real basement. I open my freezer (I have a large chest freezer in my basement in real life) and it is packed with stuff in plastic bags (much more stuff than real life). I notice that there is too much stuff and it is preventing the top of the freezer from properly sealing and I am very worried everything will defrost and I will have to get rid of it all. I begin moving things around. I notice that there is storage on the top of the freezer door (which doesn't exist in real life) and some of the plastic from the edges of the plastic bags are hanging over the edge which would prevent a proper seal. I start moving the plastic away from the edge. I then focus again on moving around the stuff in the actual freezer storage area. I grab a square clear plastic package and notice that it doesn't feel cold. I look at it closely and see that it is a package of sardines. Something seems odd to me. Why doesn't it feel cold? It was in the freezer it should feel cold. Why would I have packages of frozen sardines? This all seems strange and I feel confused. I squeeze the package of sardines and it is soft all the way through. It should at least still be frozen in the middle. I put the package back down. I'm still feeling confused....the dream fades and I wake up.

I'm hoping that this is a good sign and that it indicates that my ongoing questioning of reality during my waking hours is finally starting to seep into my subconscious mind and into my dreams. This has happened twice in the last 6 days. I just need to ask the question, "Am I Dreaming" to get lucid.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Re: Lucid Mindset/Lifestyle Technique

Postby Sean Jacobs » 28 Sep 2017 12:24

Day 82.

I had some issue falling asleep and staying asleep last night. I woke up about 20 minutes before my alarm from a dream. In this dream I new I had gone back in time to the early 90's and was going to see some of my old friends at high school (in real life I went to high school in the 80's). At one point I was driving around in a van with my wife. It was night and there were many people walking around on the streets. I had to be careful and drive slowly to avoid hitting anyone. Then I ended up pulling over and taking a duffel bag full of cloths out of the van, climbing up a small hill by stepping on rocks that formed a natural stair case, and reaching the school which was just a floor with desks set up outside. At this point I realize I'm not wearing a shirt and that isn't acceptable. So I start digging through my duffel bag to find a shirt. Then I wake up.

It is truly amazing I don't notice how strange my dreams are while I'm dreaming.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Re: Lucid Mindset/Lifestyle Technique

Postby Beethoven » 02 Oct 2017 19:13

Hi Sean, long time no see!

I've been following your progress on here and enjoying reading your great posts. I'm currently taking a break from lucid dreaming, or should I say I'm taking a break from trying to lucid dream AAAHHH!

Anyway, an idea is screaming out at me so I felt the need to share it with you.

It seems like all your LD's are ended by trying to get it on with the opposite sex!?! The problem is, you don't become lucid enough to deal with this. I can't help thinking that the answer is to stay lucid as long as possible even if it means doing nothing exciting. Maybe if your LD's were longer they'd be easier to induce cos it would be a more natural state for your mind??? I reckon that if you woke up from a much longer LD you'd probably have another one when you returned to sleep??? It would be an interesting experiment to see how long you could stay lucid without really doing anything. So next time yoo're confronted by a group of babes say "Not tonight thank you!"

I wish you all the luck in the world!


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