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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby Psychosanity » 15 Sep 2012 17:26

Psychosanity wrote:Should I make sure to write down even these 1 or 2 sentences?


Nevermind, my subconscious answered this for me without me even having to be asleep. ;)

Written! (damn, I'm lazy)
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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby HAGART » 15 Sep 2012 20:49

Some of my short dreams aren't worth reporting. And I use to have a dream journal but am too lazy now. It would take 2 hours sometimes to write down all my dreams.

And sometimes I don't remember a dream, but can remember the FEEL of it or the TONE and that's about it. I think I said this before, but I think that dreams are a lot more about feelings than about visuals or sounds. Only the last dreams we have in the sleep cycle tend to be more vivid and, for me, those are the lucid ones whenever it happens.
If we all lucid dreamed this world would be a better place.

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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby Psychosanity » 16 Sep 2012 15:03

Well, it seems like my dream recall is deteriorating again. Would you guys say this is typical? To take a few steps back from time to time on my journey forward?
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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby Bleekman117 » 16 Sep 2012 20:28

Yes, you should write down anything you can remember from your dreams. Some nights I will only remember one thing from a dream. It may not even be a full sentence, but you should strive to write something down every night. It doesn't matter how much it is, as long as it is something.
Since you should be trying to write down something in your dream journal every morning, I would suggest putting something on the cover of it that reminds you to do a reality check when you go to write in it.
And yes, almost everyone experiences some lapses in dream recall sometimes. Don't get discouraged if you have a few days where to don't make any progress. Keep in mind that there can be factors causing you to not remember. You MUST get at least 8 hours of sleep to have the best chances of attaining a lucid dream. Also, alcohol can have a very big negative impact on your dream recall, even if its not much in amount, it can still kill your dream recall. I had one beer last night and this morning I only remembered a fraction of one dream(which is unusual for me).
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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby Psychosanity » 20 Sep 2012 22:42

Progress!

I think being so bad at meditating, but frustrating myself by trying it anyway every day, was actually hindering me. (Don't let that stop you, though, unless you get highly upset about it like I did.)

Anyway, today I didn't attempt to do any meditating. But I did take a nice, pleasant nap...and had a dream (first one i really remembered in over a week). I even almost got lucid...sort of. The way that happened is a little odd so I'll share:

Toward the end of the dream, Me and a high-school friend are walking through a room, me following him. I have been dreaming probably 30 mins at this point, with no awareness of dreaming at all. Now, following Mike, I think to myself "Hmm, I should probably tell Mike we're dreaming." Strange, because I didn't know myself until I got to the end of that thought! Because of the thought, the realization came, but I think I was already waking up, because now everything is black and I'm screaming (in my head) "Clarity Now! Clarity Now!"

I think at this point though, I had already woken up, and was just mentally screaming at the back of my eyelids.

It's something though!! Still a little exciting.
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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby Bleekman117 » 21 Sep 2012 01:32

That's awesome! That is some good progress! That means that your subconscious has started to take in the idea of LDing. Keep at it! It's all about those baby steps until one day, BOOM. Your first LD :)
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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby Psychosanity » 21 Sep 2012 13:17

OH.
MY.
GOD.

Bleekman117 wrote:one day, BOOM. Your first LD :)


Today was the day. Well, last nite. I have a page full of notes, but right now I am shaking a little and just freaked out (In a good way!).

Will post the experience a little later, when I calm down a bit, in another thread.

wow!

P.S. WOW!
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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby Psychosanity » 21 Sep 2012 14:39

Ok, first LD posted. I went ahead and put it in the "Share your 1st LD here" thread...beware it's a VERY long post. :oops:

http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2131&p=11521#p11521

I have a ton of questions about many aspects of this experience, and will be asking them throughout the day!!

Thanks everyone for all your help!!
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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby Bleekman117 » 23 Sep 2012 22:49

Congrats! Was it everything you expected? I know my first LD blew my mind by how real everything was. I was honestly afraid to do things because of how real it was, even though I know it wouldn't hurt me.
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Re: Hello from Psychosanity

Postby Psychosanity » 25 Sep 2012 02:27

Bleekman117 wrote:Was it everything you expected?


No, but it was some things I expected, and some I didn't, and that was good enough for now!

My lucidity was fleeting, and and I couldn't think straight. But it was still amazing, and it started the ball rolling...so I'm very excited about it. A couple times I was pretty clear-headed, but unfortunately I was too awe-struck, and the lucidity to brief, to properly perceive much. My next lucid mission is to stay calm, and simply ground myself wherever lucidity hits me, and increase my awareness as much as possible.
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