Beginner Questions Welcome!

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SnowBunny
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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

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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LucidCat
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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

SnowBunny
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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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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Jendy13 » 12 Apr 2018 04:41

What does WILD Mean?

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby CatDreamer22 » 13 Apr 2018 04:43

Jendy13 wrote:What does WILD Mean?

It stands for Wake Induced Lucid Dream. It's basically having a lucid dream at will using sleep paralysis. It's quite a difficult technique though. However, iv'e had some luck with it twice so maybe you might as well. :D

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Postby hannahleller » 14 Apr 2018 16:05

i’ve really been trying to lucid dream lately! last night, i tried twice. the first time i was laying on my back, with my palms up. i had kept calm, until all of a sudden, it felt like someone bounced my body on my bed. i tried to keep my eyes closed, telling myself it was my brain, but it didn’t work. this happened the second time as well, this time i was in the fetal position. i woke up as well. lastly, this morning, i tried to lucid dream once again. i was laying on my back, palms upward, and i had been laying for 8 minutes (i checked after i woke up) i woke up because a very foul stench came over my noise. i thought my body was asleep, and i didn’t realize i had let out gas, but as i smelled it, i woke up. as i adjusted, the smell disappeared!!! is this normal? am i entering lucid dreaming at this point?

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Postby LucidCat » 15 Apr 2018 12:19

hannahleller wrote:i’ve really been trying to lucid dream lately! last night, i tried twice. the first time i was laying on my back, with my palms up. i had kept calm, until all of a sudden, it felt like someone bounced my body on my bed. i tried to keep my eyes closed, telling myself it was my brain, but it didn’t work. this happened the second time as well, this time i was in the fetal position. i woke up as well. lastly, this morning, i tried to lucid dream once again. i was laying on my back, palms upward, and i had been laying for 8 minutes (i checked after i woke up) i woke up because a very foul stench came over my noise. i thought my body was asleep, and i didn’t realize i had let out gas, but as i smelled it, i woke up. as i adjusted, the smell disappeared!!! is this normal? am i entering lucid dreaming at this point?


Generally, I would advise you to not try to induce a lucid dream when you go to bed at night - it's a waste of time - because after a few minutes of very light sleep you immediately enter deep sleep. In deep sleep lucid dreaming is almost impossible.
So, you are more likely to have success doing WILD after waking up from REM sleep in the morning. It still is a very advanced technique for beginners though. What you experienced there with the smell might be some sleep paralysis hallucination, I don't know...

Just being curious: What other techniques are you praciticing in order to learn lucid dreaming? Where did you find your information about lucid dreaming induction?
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 Yume-Traveler » 18 May 2018 00:09

Hi everyone, I'm doing a project on lucid dreaming and I decided the best way to get some experiences about lucid dreaming was to do it myself! I started yesterday with the reality checks (the finger and palm one) and I had a dream, a vivid one, but I was not lucid. I don't normally remember dreams anyway though and I remembered few this time so that's good- I wrote them in a document right as I woke up too.

This afternoon I had a nap and I had another series of dreams, still quite vivid and then something strange happened- I may have entered lucidity. I almost woke up were still close, maybe I was a the edge of a dream, I then thought, "Ok, maybe your in a lucid dream now, don't get too worked up" my heart was beating, I could feel my eyes moving around like crazy, but I couldn't see anything or anyone. I tried to search for a dark feeling like in sleep paralysis (cause I thought I may have entered that but didn't find anything really- or at least I wasn't scared. Everything then turned a light blue from the black that it was. I tried to control the dream in any way and it didn't work- then I woke up.

What do you guys make of this, am I getting somewhere? Do I have an ability to do this or no? It didn't feel like I was actually there like I was expecting, does that come with practice?

Sorry this was so long and thanks to anyone that answers!

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Re: Beginner Questions Welcome!

Postby Therry » 27 May 2018 08:22

I tried the WILD method a lot now. Over half a year. I always combine it with the WBTB method. But i had just one success. My main problem is to stay awake. The first thing i‘m doing is to relax.
But i have problems with concentration. My thoughts always drift away, or i will fall asleep.
I also tried binaural beats, with the thought, that it will keep my mind awake. Are there other things i could try?


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