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Beginner needing help

Postby Rucid » 16 Jul 2012 13:34

Hi everyone I recently got very interested in lucid dreaming yesterday. I did a lot of research last night and starting the dream journal thing which I did record somewhat of what I remembered from a dream. I had many questions I would like to see answered if possible by the gracious community I see before me ;)

1. Is it "good" or beneficial to listen to lucid dream Isochronic to fall asleep too? I used this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zu6-pUYuwQ and converted it using www.video2mp3.net

2. Is there any way to "train" my sleep habits to sleep on my back? I have stereo headphones and I have to sleep on my back to use them. I was listening to the track last night and I couldn't fall asleep I started at 10:58 and ended up walking to the bathroom for water, I tried reading for a bit and went back to bed. I took the headphones off and slept on my side like I usually do and I was asleep.

3. Why when I listened to the track my body felt numb? My body felt floaty and I didn't want to move. But still no sleep. Is there a way to train your mind to stop racing while listening? All I remember doing is having really good visions but no dreams. :(

Thank you if you can answer these it'll be greatly appreciated :D

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Re: Beginner needing help

Postby HAGART » 16 Jul 2012 23:03

It's hard to learn to lucid dream in one day isn't it?
Sounds like you are trying the W.I.L.D. technique and even I can't do that.
I get Dream Induced Lucid Dreams whenever I am lucid and even still it is not every night. I say it's best to start with a vivid dream recall and record it in a journal until you are so familiar with your dreams you realize it when you have them like it is a second nature. Even a really good 'normal' dream is quite spectacular.

But the 'floaty' feeling sounds familiar. It's like a meditative trance and I have only had those after a lucid dream, when it fades, I don't wake up and remain in a realm between wake and sleep. Even then I find it hard to follow it into a W.I.L.D. lucid dream. I'm patient though. It might take me another year before I can meditate and have my first true Wake Induced Lucid Dream.
If we all lucid dreamed this world would be a better place.

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Re: Beginner needing help

Postby Ryan » 17 Jul 2012 02:07

Rucid wrote:Hi everyone I recently got very interested in lucid dreaming yesterday. I did a lot of research last night and starting the dream journal thing which I did record somewhat of what I remembered from a dream. I had many questions I would like to see answered if possible by the gracious community I see before me ;)

Welcome to the wonderful world of Lucid Dreaming. :)

1. Is it "good" or beneficial to listen to lucid dream Isochronic to fall asleep too? I used this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zu6-pUYuwQ and converted it using www.video2mp3.net

That's just fine. Whatever relaxes you and keeps your mind focused will help.

2. Is there any way to "train" my sleep habits to sleep on my back? I have stereo headphones and I have to sleep on my back to use them. I was listening to the track last night and I couldn't fall asleep I started at 10:58 and ended up walking to the bathroom for water, I tried reading for a bit and went back to bed. I took the headphones off and slept on my side like I usually do and I was asleep.

The problem though is that during sleep you *WILL* move around. There's really no stopping that.
Not being able to fall asleep on your back is actually productive for projection (lucid dreaming). Doing a WILD while in a position that isn't congruant to sleeping for you could trigger a lucid experience.

3. Why when I listened to the track my body felt numb? My body felt floaty and I didn't want to move. But still no sleep. Is there a way to train your mind to stop racing while listening? All I remember doing is having really good visions but no dreams. :(

Learn to meditate.

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Re: Beginner needing help

Postby Rucid » 17 Jul 2012 19:00

Thanks guys for the excellent responses! You guys are right I need to practice my meditation before starting WILD I got the dream journal and I am practicing hard to remember my dreams. I might start the WBTB technique I hear it works well

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Re: Beginner needing help

Postby Ryan » 18 Jul 2012 00:17

You don't really NEED to practice one before the other. Do your WILD while you practice meditation. :)

What you learn doing one you can immediately apply to the other.
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Re: Beginner needing help

Postby Rucid » 18 Jul 2012 01:03

Good point Ryan thanks for the help ! :D


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