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lucidé
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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby lucidé » 08 Mar 2017 06:31

Isaac wrote: Wait so you mean that if i see something strange in a video game, or on tv, i could ask my self if im dreaming, or would that not make sense.

Yes I mean it. When you play video games especially. In a video game, you control the player, correct? So it stands to reason, that if you perform a reality check in a game, and know it cannot be real, you say, "This isn't real this has to be a dream, so now I am controlling it!" Then you play the video game. Good video games to practice that with might be sandbox games such as the Sims.
An example of lucid dreaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7ps_VSPkg (1:46 Is that me or is this me? "Am I still dreaming?") Simpsons example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3X1n5Yny3g

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Isaac » 08 Mar 2017 23:03

lucidé wrote:
Isaac wrote: Wait so you mean that if i see something strange in a video game, or on tv, i could ask my self if im dreaming, or would that not make sense.

Yes I mean it. When you play video games especially. In a video game, you control the player, correct? So it stands to reason, that if you perform a reality check in a game, and know it cannot be real, you say, "This isn't real this has to be a dream, so now I am controlling it!" Then you play the video game. Good video games to practice that with might be sandbox games such as the Sims.
Could this be the new game breaking strategy to lucid dreaming, just BRILLIANT

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Isaac » 11 Mar 2017 00:02

Isaac wrote:
lucidé wrote:
Isaac wrote: Wait so you mean that if i see something strange in a video game, or on tv, i could ask my self if im dreaming, or would that not make sense.

Yes I mean it. When you play video games especially. In a video game, you control the player, correct? So it stands to reason, that if you perform a reality check in a game, and know it cannot be real, you say, "This isn't real this has to be a dream, so now I am controlling it!" Then you play the video game. Good video games to practice that with might be sandbox games such as the Sims.
Could this be the new game breaking strategy to lucid dreaming, just BRILLIANT
How long does it take for reality checks to work, ive been doing em for 15 days and ive only done them in my dream one time. Why do i always do them while im awake but never while im dreaming.

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby lucidé » 11 Mar 2017 02:26

Isaac wrote:
Isaac wrote:
lucidé wrote:Yes I mean it. When you play video games especially. In a video game, you control the player, correct? So it stands to reason, that if you perform a reality check in a game, and know it cannot be real, you say, "This isn't real this has to be a dream, so now I am controlling it!" Then you play the video game. Good video games to practice that with might be sandbox games such as the Sims.
Could this be the new game breaking strategy to lucid dreaming, just BRILLIANT
How long does it take for reality checks to work, ive been doing em for 15 days and ive only done them in my dream one time. Why do i always do them while im awake but never while im dreaming.


Homer caught on only once in one of his dreams, and then he woke up from his lucid dream prematurely as well. It took I believe 10 or more seasons of it for us to find out he was finally capable of lucid dreaming in How I wet your mother, and he seemed to have taught Marge about reality checks and lucid dreaming by the end of the episode as well (it had quite a funny ending). I don't think it would take a user 10 seasons to learn it, but it was obvious it took Homer some time to learn how to do so.
An example of lucid dreaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7ps_VSPkg (1:46 Is that me or is this me? "Am I still dreaming?") Simpsons example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3X1n5Yny3g

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Summerlander » 11 Mar 2017 03:14

There is a great method called 'hyper-concentration' (coined by Michael Raduga) where you gaze at your index finger for 20 seconds. If it becomes distorted, voila ... you are dreaming. You need to remember to do it though. 8-)
"Empty cognizance of one taste, suffused with knowing, is your unmistaken nature, the uncontrived original state. when not altering what is, allow it to be as it is, and the awakened state is right now spontaneously present."

- Padmasambhava

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Isaac » 11 Mar 2017 03:46

Summerlander wrote:There is a great method called 'hyper-concentration' (coined by Michael Raduga) where you gaze at your index finger for 20 seconds. If it becomes distorted, voila ... you are dreaming. You need to remember to do it though. 8-)
Yah i don't have a problem of which reality check it's just for some reason your habits in your waking life don't carry on in your dreams very easily. I do like at least 4 to 5 an hour, for the past 15 days, and ive only done it once in my dreams, and right when i did it everything went black. Lucid dreaming is a pain in the ass.

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Isaac » 12 Mar 2017 08:47

lucidé wrote:
Isaac wrote:
Isaac wrote: Could this be the new game breaking strategy to lucid dreaming, just BRILLIANT
How long does it take for reality checks to work, ive been doing em for 15 days and ive only done them in my dream one time. Why do i always do them while im awake but never while im dreaming.


Homer caught on only once in one of his dreams, and then he woke up from his lucid dream prematurely as well. It took I believe 10 or more seasons of it for us to find out he was finally capable of lucid dreaming in How I wet your mother, and he seemed to have taught Marge about reality checks and lucid dreaming by the end of the episode as well (it had quite a funny ending). I don't think it would take a user 10 seasons to learn it, but it was obvious it took Homer some time to learn how to do so.
I think i just realized why my reality checks aren't working. So i got two questions. When you do your dream journal and you learn all of your dream signs do still need to continue righting down your dreams. And should i right down my dreams every time i wake up at night so i can recall more, or can i just wait till the morning, cuz i feel like that's why the RC's aren't working cuz i don't really remember that much of my dreams because i only right them down when i wake up in the morning. So is i important, to right down as MUCH detail as possible and everytime you wake up. thxx

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby lucidé » 12 Mar 2017 17:40

Isaac wrote:
lucidé wrote:
Isaac wrote: How long does it take for reality checks to work, ive been doing em for 15 days and ive only done them in my dream one time. Why do i always do them while im awake but never while im dreaming.


Homer caught on only once in one of his dreams, and then he woke up from his lucid dream prematurely as well. It took I believe 10 or more seasons of it for us to find out he was finally capable of lucid dreaming in How I wet your mother, and he seemed to have taught Marge about reality checks and lucid dreaming by the end of the episode as well (it had quite a funny ending). I don't think it would take a user 10 seasons to learn it, but it was obvious it took Homer some time to learn how to do so.
I think i just realized why my reality checks aren't working. So i got two questions. When you do your dream journal and you learn all of your dream signs do still need to continue righting down your dreams. And should i right down my dreams every time i wake up at night so i can recall more, or can i just wait till the morning, cuz i feel like that's why the RC's aren't working cuz i don't really remember that much of my dreams because i only right them down when i wake up in the morning. So is i important, to right down as MUCH detail as possible and everytime you wake up. thxx


Yes you need to continue writing them down, and I would recommend writing them down as soon as possible. OR you could record them on a CD. There is an app on the IPhone where you can speak into the IPhone and record your dreams that way if you wanted to.
In this anime, ghost hound (I wouldn't watch this anime past episode 3), in an episode called lucid dream, the main character who keeps having nightmares and flying dreams, records his dreams by talking about it on a video tape. Eventually, towards the end of the episode, he finally concludes he must be in a dream, so he becomes aware once in the episode. It doesn't quite solve his nightmare problem, but at least from what we could see from his dream journal behavior, it is effective in helping a person to lucid dream.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_koJE_L4fU&t=1s
An example of lucid dreaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7ps_VSPkg (1:46 Is that me or is this me? "Am I still dreaming?") Simpsons example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3X1n5Yny3g

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Isaac » 13 Mar 2017 04:56

I DID IT i had my FIRST LUCID DREAM. So here is how it happened. I had a regular dream and then it just ended, and i started getting sleep paralysis. And when i got it i tried astral projecting unintentionally and i got my feet out when i realized i wasn't supposed to be doing that, so then i just put my legs back in and just continued on with the SP. And eventually i just closed my eyes and then i started trying to picture colors, and eventually i saw a sign, and for me that was just good enough of an image that i was able to use the sign to get into a dream. Then i remember being in my bed with the lights off, and i remembered i just went through SP so i did a reality check. So i was looking at my hands i got up and i realized i was dreaming. But the weird thing was, was i t was so hard to move, it was like i was still stuck in SP a little bit only it was still possible to move just really hard ( i was wondering how you could explain that ) and i could have tried flying, running super speeds, or anything, but instead the first thing i did was try to test all the reality checks to see if they worked. So i tried to put my finger through my palm Multiple times and it didn't go through, then i tried breathing through my nose and i could, and lastly i looked at my clock and it didn't change the second time i looked at it, rather the time kept popping in and out it was showing 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 over and over again, so i guess it worked. But i was sad to see that only one of them really worked fully. But the main things i accomplished, was making someone appear from behind my house, and testing the 3 reality checks. And the next thing i want to do is find a reality check that works 100% of the time no exceptions. i was just wondering what you take from that experience, and anything i could work on. And answer a couple of those questions.

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby lucidé » 13 Mar 2017 05:40

Congrats on the lucid dream

One other thing, controlling your dream body while attempting to induce a WILD is also a good way to induce a WILD. If you feel like you can lift yourself away from your bed while in the trans stage without affecting your real body, then why not attempt to lift yourself away from your bed? The room you end up being in when you lift yourself up out of bed is a dream, and all it takes is for you to realize this, and transform it into anything you wish.

I do a higher level WILD technique where I intentionally transfer my awareness into my dream body, and then once I am aware I am inside of my dream body, I will lift myself away from my bed and either fly around the house, or sometimes I'll even fly around to different parts of my hometown.
An example of lucid dreaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW7ps_VSPkg (1:46 Is that me or is this me? "Am I still dreaming?") Simpsons example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3X1n5Yny3g


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