My LD last night/trying to use techniques

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mia
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My LD last night/trying to use techniques

Postby mia » 07 Apr 2013 16:38

So I had another LD last night ( my last one was the morning of March 30th). This is my first since joining this forum, and since reading and finding out about LDs ( I always thought they were 'normal' before; so since March 30th, after reading about LDs etc., I've been looking forward to my next dream in the hopes I could increase my control.)
Well, I did not do very well. I think my attempts at applying techniques dissolved my dream. Also, I think my not having a clear enough plan, led to indecisiveness while LDing.

So dreaming along, then I am flying quite fast; and I suddenly realize I am dreaming and become lucid. I feel quite pleased, as I had been really looking forward to my next LD. I look around as I'm flying; (one of my mistakes was, all throughout, I didn't stop the flying; I should have, as flying fast, WHILE trying to have control and to CHANGE some things, turned out to be a mistake and contributed to dissolving the dream). So, I see a beautiful landscape below me; the tops of trees with gorgeous foliage, and dew glistening off of the leaves, like flickering diamonds in the moonlight, as I pass over. Then I think I need to stabilize the dream ( remembering what I had read; but not realizing my 'looking' had already done that). So I call out loudly "stabilize". Then I think "what should I do?" ( yes I'm still flying; foolishly), and I remember I had thought this past week that I'd like to have an LD like a picture of a fairy tale book plate I had seen. In it I would be wearing a yellow silk ball gown. So I say "yellow dress" and look down at myself. No yellow dress. Of course it hasn't occurred to me to stop flying yet. Then I'm sort of blank on what I should try to do next ; can't think of something, and I realize that so many ideas had occurred this past week, and I am too divided; no real direction for my dream; and it also doesn't occur to me to just go with what's happening. Because of this lack of direction, my dream starts to lose clarity; so I call out "Clarity Now"; as I do so, I close my eyes, then open them. As I open them, I awaken. My attempts at control were a fiasco. :cry:
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Re: My LD last night/trying to use techniques

Postby tea » 08 Apr 2013 08:51

don't worry!
what you're describing is absolutely normal. in fact, many people would die to have a second LD like that.
i think you did pretty well so far!

things you could do to prevent such situations:
- pick out two or three things you want to do in your next LD and think about them while falling asleep (setting dream-intentions)
- speaking of personal experience: it's never good to close your eyes in a dream (especially when stabilizing) since if you think too much about it, you'll probably open your real eyes.


hope this little input helped!
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Re: My LD last night/trying to use techniques

Postby taniaaust1 » 08 Apr 2013 11:05

Better luck next time...Some find controlling oneself in a dream not easy. It may some practice and yes best to set clear intentions of what you want to do in a LD BEFORE you find yourself in one as it is often harder then and easier to loose the dream while trying to figure out what you want to do.
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Re: My LD last night/trying to use techniques

Postby Je-Je » 08 Apr 2013 12:28

Dont worry, next time you will do better. Wish you good luck mia ;)
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Re: My LD last night/trying to use techniques

Postby mia » 08 Apr 2013 14:56

Thanks for the input! I'll know not to close my eyes next time.
I have to go to work this am ( it's now Monday morning); and lost all dream recall the minute the alarm went off this morning. I spent about 10 min struggling to remember, but had to get up and get ready for work. (Real life is a drag sometimes; no wonder people become monks etc.). I didn't LD last night though I'm certain, as I had to start getting my mind in the right frame for work, and it's a big detriment to focusing on dreams! :cry: .
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