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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Dreaming Life » 21 Jan 2018 03:14

Actually, hotels are a theme in a lot of my dreams too. I never thought about that till just now, now that you mentioned it. I often dream that I secretly own the hotel. Or that I’m in a hotel, get annoyed by someone on the staff then buy the hotel and fire them.

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Postby LucidCat » 24 Jan 2018 21:19

Dream Journal Question:
Whenever I try to write down a really long and detailed dream I usually encounter the one problem: I remember separate scenes - and they seem to be kind of connected - but I can't seem to get them in a chronological order. Any tips on that?
Tell me briefly about your lucid dreaming journey :arrow: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20305

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby inception03 » 09 Feb 2018 17:24

Hi there,
I first heard about lucid dreaming about a year ago, and started trying to have one myself. Since than I have experienced a couple of them, but never really made any progress. Every time I succeed in realizing that I'm dreaming, I either wake up or am unable to control them. Only once I made a door appear, which let to an empty room where I summoned a butterfly but that was pretty much it. I also tried rubbing my hands together to stabilize the dream but I got distracted by what was happening in the dream and couldn't do anything. I also haven't been trying to have one very consistently but when I do, I usually succeed after a couple days.
So my question is, how do I actually control my dreams once I'm lucid? Hopefully someone can help me with this!
p.s. I hope my English isn't too bad, I'm pretty young and English isn't my first language. :D

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Catycat » 22 Feb 2018 21:56

Hi

I have an unusual problem. Ever since I was little, I “half woke up” before “fully woke up”. I can feel my surroundings in real life, I but in my head I continue the dream that I had without fully comprehending that it’s a dream. It’s become a habit by now and no matter what I try I can’t get rid of it. When I actually 100% wake up I only remember what I made up while being “half conscious(?)” but not the actual dream. This was only problematic when I tried to make a dream diary. However when I tried other techniques I found myself in similar state (?). I can’t really tell whether I’m dreaming or just making it all up while being awake.

Thank youfor your help

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Sean Jacobs » 27 Feb 2018 17:27

inception03 wrote:Hi there,
I first heard about lucid dreaming about a year ago, and started trying to have one myself. Since than I have experienced a couple of them, but never really made any progress. Every time I succeed in realizing that I'm dreaming, I either wake up or am unable to control them. Only once I made a door appear, which let to an empty room where I summoned a butterfly but that was pretty much it. I also tried rubbing my hands together to stabilize the dream but I got distracted by what was happening in the dream and couldn't do anything. I also haven't been trying to have one very consistently but when I do, I usually succeed after a couple days.
So my question is, how do I actually control my dreams once I'm lucid? Hopefully someone can help me with this!
p.s. I hope my English isn't too bad, I'm pretty young and English isn't my first language. :D


Hi Inception03 (I like the name)

Getting lucid is the first big hurdle for lucid dream. The more often you get lucid the easier it will get to stay in a dream and control the dream. Step 2 is definitely stabilizing the dream. Rubbing your hands is helpful; staying calm is also required; next would be engaging your senses in the dream (touch stuff, smell stuff, listen, look at the amazing details, taste something).

One suggestion is to plan exactly what you will do when you become lucid, and review this in your mind prior to going to sleep each night. If you have a plan you are more likely to succeed. So plan on #1 staying calm, then engaging your senses to stabilize the dream. Then you can plan on what you want to do next, such as flying (my favorite activity in a dream).

I hope this helps.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Sean Jacobs » 27 Feb 2018 17:30

LucidCat wrote:Dream Journal Question:
Whenever I try to write down a really long and detailed dream I usually encounter the one problem: I remember separate scenes - and they seem to be kind of connected - but I can't seem to get them in a chronological order. Any tips on that?


Hi LucidCat. When I first wake up from a lucid dream I don't open my eyes or move around. I lay still and think about my dream backward; start from how the dream ended and work my way back as far as I can remember focusing on the details; then I run through it again from beginning to end; then I get up, get my notebook and write it down.

It is very important not to open your eyes or move around. Once you do these things it changes your focus and the lucid dream can slip away. I have had that happen to me in the past.

I hope this helps.
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Postby SnowBunny » 01 Mar 2018 20:38

Account isn't new but recently trying to be more active.

Is there a place in this forum or website where I can write and store my dreams and thoughts about them?
I have a written book where I keep my dreams but I wanna also have them stored somewhere a bit more portable and in case i wanted to share them with others. ^_^

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby LucidCat » 01 Mar 2018 20:53

Sean Jacobs wrote:
Hi LucidCat. When I first wake up from a lucid dream I don't open my eyes or move around. I lay still and think about my dream backward; start from how the dream ended and work my way back as far as I can remember focusing on the details; then I run through it again from beginning to end; then I get up, get my notebook and write it down.

It is very important not to open your eyes or move around. Once you do these things it changes your focus and the lucid dream can slip away. I have had that happen to me in the past.

I hope this helps.


It helps - thank you!

@SnowBunny
I don't know if there is a specific place for that, but I don't think anybody would mind if you open a thread in a related sub-forum where you can write them down.
I also have my own thread for my lucid dreams and nobody complained about it yet. In the contrary - I think it's more clear to overlook for everybody if you collect your dreams in one thread instead making a new one for each dream.
Tell me briefly about your lucid dreaming journey :arrow: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20305

CARPE NOCTEM

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby SnowBunny » 01 Mar 2018 22:43

LucidCat wrote:@SnowBunny
I don't know if there is a specific place for that, but I don't think anybody would mind if you open a thread in a related sub-forum where you can write them down.
I also have my own thread for my lucid dreams and nobody complained about it yet. In the contrary - I think it's more clear to overlook for everybody if you collect your dreams in one thread instead making a new one for each dream.

That is a good idea- Thanks! I'm going to do that then :D

i wanna dream
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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby i wanna dream » 02 Mar 2018 16:30

can someone plz help me?
i wanna know do u have to go through sp before a lucid dream
or is there any other way?
thanks! :D


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