I learned about lucid dreaming right around two months ago and have been solidly using many of the techniques taught on this website since day one, such as keeping a dream journal, multiple reality checks a day, at least one meditation a day with isochronic tones, and self hypnosis. I have tried the MILD, WILD, and the WBTB techniques, all of them fruitless. I even eat bananas, and cheese with a glass of milk and take a B-6 pill when i wake up for the WBTB technique. I'm not sure where to go from here. some people on the forums told me to slow down a bit and stop trying so hard, which I have done. Your 10 step e-course also did not get me any closer to the ever elusive LD.
I feel like I have tried everything possible short of spending money on the fast track, high quality isochronic tones or calea-Z (which is out of the question due to finances). Is there any advice you can give me. I feel very stuck and discouraged.
Sorry to hear it. I'm sure it's frustrating that you put all the effort in and not got anything out yet.
This is also frustrating for me to hear too, because it's a question I can never really answer when a stranger asks me why it's not working for them. It's like saying you practice playing guitar every day and have all the books and learned all the chords but still can't play a particular song you really want to learn! But WHY!
The missing ingredient could be any number of things - for instance in this article I identify 10 common reasons why beginners fail: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/10-mistakes-made-by-beginner-lucid-dreamers.html
The first four may be of particular interest. I can't predict which applies to you... but you may be able to if you look critically at your situation.
You mention taking supplements and eating dream-intensifying foods to no avail - does this mean you don't remember your dreams in the first instance or aren't having vivid dreams of any sort? This would be a major stumbling block. There is no point practicing any lucid dreaming techniques if you don't have good dream recall to start with. So that is what you should work on first.
Beyond this, being able to lucid dream is a mindset you acquire based on improving your awareness of dreams and reality. Are you improving your meditation skills to this end? Do you relish finding time to meditate? This was a big help for me. The more introspective I became, the more energy I poured into examining my dream life and exploring the sleep-wake border. It all pushed me towards greater lucidity.
Sorry I don't have a magic bullet solution... I'm afraid there must be something tripping you up but most likely you are the one who will have to identify it if you're going to progress. If money is an issue, try the public library for a copy of Stephen LaBerge's book on lucid dreaming, or buy a used one on Amazon from $2.98 http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-World-Dreaming-Stephen-LaBerge/dp/034537410X/ref=as_li_tf_mfw?&linkCode=wey&tag=woroflucdre-20
This is what got me started... maybe it can get you started too.