Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

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Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby btifuldreamer » 01 Apr 2013 03:30

This is a technique i haven't read much about but it seems very easy and effective. What you do in this technique is when you wake up at night, hopefully right after a dream, you count in your head "one i am lucid dreaming, two i am lucid dreaming, three i am....". I read that once you reach 51 you do a reality check and will be lucid dreaming. I thought that this was a pretty exact answer and wouldn't be the same for everyone so what i wanted to know is if anyone uses this method to have your lucid dreams and how you do it, if i explained it wrong and if it's a good technique for beginners. Thank you in advance :D

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Re: Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby Lucid Dreamer » 01 Apr 2013 03:37

well if you repeat the same phrase over and over again, i suspect that you would lull yourself to sleep. also, counting is a very automatic thing so that would not keep your mind awake. i guess ill try it tonight and see what happens. i doubt it is true though.
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Re: Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby DreamerMan99 » 01 Apr 2013 16:32

I use this method and think it works pretty well combined with WILD.

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Re: Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby btifuldreamer » 02 Apr 2013 04:48

Okay thanks :D I tried it last night and i can't beleive how distracted i got ! The highest i reached without repeating was 11 and then i kept telling myelf when my mind wandered don't let it, then my wandered :oops: and then suddenly there was a japanese girl in my head laughing and saying haha your mind wandered. I must have seriously been tired because i didn't know what the hell was going on. I suppose it could've been a dream.... but i dont know. Although i didn't have a LD it didn't feel like a total faliure... I'll keep trying ;)

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Re: Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby DreamerMan99 » 02 Apr 2013 09:13

Dont get down on yourself man, every night is a new oppertunity. I got into lucid dreaming 2 weeks ago with my first LD randomly on the 2nd night. Just try something different im doing binaural beats WBTB & WILD at 4 am lol. :D

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Re: Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby btifuldreamer » 04 Apr 2013 06:54

Oh lucky you :P i tried a mp3 last night and it made me soooo relaxed and i fell asleep but then my mum woke me up >.< but it was still a good sleep

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Re: Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby taniaaust1 » 04 Apr 2013 08:05

btifuldreamer wrote:Okay thanks :D I tried it last night and i can't beleive how distracted i got ! The highest i reached without repeating was 11 and then i kept telling myelf when my mind wandered don't let it, then my wandered :oops: and then suddenly there was a japanese girl in my head laughing and saying haha your mind wandered. I must have seriously been tired because i didn't know what the hell was going on. I suppose it could've been a dream.... but i dont know. Although i didn't have a LD it didn't feel like a total faliure... I'll keep trying ;)


Mind wandering in the way of daydreaming eg the japanese girl is good, it means you are letting your mind go and it can lead you into a proper LD (just make sure you dont completely loose your waking awareness and that keeps coming back in at times as you need it to realise you are dreaming at a point). The Japanese girl was your subconsciousness coming in. You are setting yourself up for failure if you cant see this happening as encouraging.
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Re: Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby btifuldreamer » 04 Apr 2013 11:45

Well I am a tiny bit Japanese but pretty much full Australian but im no girl :P I when I txt people I usually speak in an Asian way. When I was counting in my head and that voice came in, it was like my head was sooooo busy of thoughts. Every time I counted I heard other people talking and noises. It was really weird. For some reason my dream recall got really good :) I remembered 6 dreams last night and yesterday night I only remember 2 because I had to wake up at 3:00am for a plans ride, but the night before that I remembered 6 ! :D I think its cuz of my new mantra; "when I am dreaming, I will wake up when its finished". Hopefully I LD any night now ! :P

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Re: Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby taniaaust1 » 05 Apr 2013 00:18

[quote="btifuldreamer"]but the night before that I remembered 6 ! :D I think its cuz of my new mantra; "when I am dreaming, I will wake up when its finished". [/quotes]

Thoughts like that do certainly help dream recall. :)

Ive programmed myself just with a thought like that in the past to wake up after each dream so I could write it down. I ended up having to stop doing that thou as I ended up having so many dreams each night and waking up EVERY TIME. It was easier to get happening then it was to switch off of doing it.
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Re: Counting Your way to Lucid Dreaming

Postby btifuldreamer » 05 Apr 2013 00:43

Hmmm well hopefully I hav a LD before I hav to stop doing the mantra. Last night I had about 4 or five dreams but because I was lazy I waited til I hopped up in thw morning and I only got to write down 2 :/ I will be less lazy tonight :)

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