Do Reality Checks Require Physical Gestures?

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Passport1993
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Do Reality Checks Require Physical Gestures?

Postby Passport1993 » 26 Jul 2017 18:16

Hi, I work a very demanding 14 hour a day job that doesn't give me much time for reality checks. I am wondering if its essential to do reality checks by doing a physical gesture like plugging my nose and trying to breathe, or can I just ask myself am I dreaming and imagine that Im testing reality with my hands?

DreamerMan99
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Re: Do Reality Checks Require Physical Gestures?

Postby DreamerMan99 » 05 Aug 2017 03:39

You can do quite a few, maybe even just looking at a clock and asking yourself, am I dreaming? Or looking down at your hands for a second and making sure you have 10 fingers.
Good luck,
Dream on.

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Sean Jacobs
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Re: Do Reality Checks Require Physical Gestures?

Postby Sean Jacobs » 08 Aug 2017 13:00

In the past I would have said yes to this question. But recently I have changed my mind. Instead of doing a physical gesture I simply do these 5 things throughout the day: First, ask myself (in my mind) if I'm dreaming; second, look around for anything strange; third ask myself where I am; fourth, ask myself if this situation makes sense; and fifth, try to remember what I have been doing in the last hour or two. This all takes about 30 seconds in my mind.

I have had LDs where I became lucid without physical reality checks because I could remember that I was in bed shortly before the dream, or because the situation was so ridiculous.
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Re: Do Reality Checks Require Physical Gestures?

Postby HunterClash » 08 Aug 2017 15:20

Sean Jacobs wrote:In the past I would have said yes to this question. But recently I have changed my mind. Instead of doing a physical gesture I simply do these 3 things throughout the day: First, ask myself (in my mind) if I'm dreaming; second, look around for anything strange; third ask myself where I am; fourth, ask myself if this situation makes sense; and fifth, try to remember what I have been doing in the last hour or two.


You mean 5 things? :lol:

But Sean Jacobs' rc is definitely powerful. It is a great way to DILD.

Good luck!
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Re: Do Reality Checks Require Physical Gestures?

Postby 24/7/365 » 13 Aug 2017 20:00

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