WildCat23 wrote:I didn't really want to post this, as I know you get this question a lot. How come I can't lucid dream?
The main thing that drove me to ask this is the fact that, 1) I can remember currently around 2-4 dreams a night without a dream journal, 2) I try the MILD technique before falling asleep each nigh. I can't exactly do it, because i will drift off in thought and become absorbed (Most of the time). Is there any technique that doesn't involve resetting my alarm or a high chance of OBE's?
Thanks in advance,
Haha. Ok I'll let you off.... on the understanding that it's almost impossible for me to identify a causal link between ANYTHING you do / don't do in your life and why you AREN'T having lucid dreams....
At the end of the day, I can supply all the techniques that do actually work for lots of people, and if you do them consistently and still don't have lucid dreams, then there must be something else in the equation blocking your efforts.
Things such as... not getting enough sleep... smoking too much marijuana... drinking too much alcohol, coffee, energy drinks... etc etc. Not making any accusations.
Based on what you've said you're doing RIGHT - ie remembering lots of dreams (which is great) and attempting MILD, I'd say you need to do more lucid dreaming techniques to make lucidity happen.
Keep practicing MILD. If you get distracted then that's a sign you need to improve mental focus, so learn from your experience and keep pushing at it.
Do reality checks. They're easy and effective when you make it a frequent habit.
Explore your hypnagogia. You can watch it evolve into primitive dreams and the longer you stay conscious the deeper you'll go. One day you might pop straight into a dream and you'll be all "damn, that was EASY!"
Listen to my self hypnosis sessions every night, it's why I made them: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/lucid-dreaming-fast-track.html (In fact, this is why I made the entire course, for people who want in-depth instruction on lucid dreaming, so give it a shot if you can.)
I'd also suggest writing your dreams down... even though you remember them on waking, keeping a detailed written record helps cement them into long term memory, not just short term.
You may also consider some lucidity aids like lucid dream masks (the Remee will be released in August - expect a review on site sometime), dream herbs (Calea Z is a fave of mine, also Galantamine is quite powerful), and/or brainwave entrainment to enhance your meditation. All these are written up on the site if you need more info.
That should keep you busy for a while....