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How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 07 Jan 2012 06:47
by kakes 411
Post how you realize you are lucid here.

Usually for me, I'm looking at something, and I'll say, "Wow, that Is really realistic for a dream."

*Five seconds later...*

Oh yeah I'm dreaming.

*Five seconds later...*

Witch means I can do whatever I want!

*Five seconds later...*

*Is fully lucid*

Re: How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 07 Jan 2012 15:30
by Wolvendeer
For me there is never a realization, I'm almost always just lucid from the start of the scene whenever I am lucid.

Re: How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 07 Jan 2012 18:57
by jamjam
Wether you were lucid or not, stabilizing the dream is absolutely necessary! just realizing that it's a dream is not enough! You can stabilize the dream by rubbing your hands, shouting clarity now, etc. You may dream about lucid dreaming. Confusing right? Anyways, prolonging the lucid dream is also essential. There are many prolonging techniques... just read these articles! http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/reality-checks.html http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/how-to-stay-lucid.html by Rebecca Turner.

I usually do a few reality checks and a few prolonging techniques.

Sweet dreams!
PS: Guess my age :lol:

Re: How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 07 Jan 2012 19:19
by Gooeymaw
Most of the time I just suddenly realize I am dreaming. This can get totally bizarre and it won't clue me in, it's just usually spontaneous, though I wish it could be otherwise. I try to practice reality checks, but I keep forgetting to do that.

Re: How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 07 Jan 2012 22:52
by lucidinthe sky
For me realizing I'm lucid is still almost accidental and I really have to be paying attention or often catch some little detail. Sometimes it's more obvious, but it always involves paying attention and noticing details. Those 2 things are what I am trying to train myself to do. The best part is that split second snap into hyperspace when everything solidifies into 3D solid reality. I still can't over it.

Re: How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 07 Jan 2012 23:09
by Peter
Same - the more I LD the more I am amazed but the total reality of the events. It is real and redefines reality for me. I have 2 worlds and 2 lifes and they complement each other and I cant imagine being complete without them.

Re: How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 08 Jan 2012 02:37
by lucidinthe sky
I know what you mean about the 2 worlds.

What I'm finding interesting is that the lucid world is very real, but can appear to be unstable and even break down sometimes and in certain circumstances when the detail looked at carefully and closely, like reading text, looking at hands, operating technology and other things depending on the person. I wonder if the waking world breaks down at some point too.

Re: How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 08 Jan 2012 03:44
by Peter
Sometimes I think that the dreams are a poor use of the state. They are useful and relaxing and enteraining etc but a poor use of a skill or more likely a way to train and use a skill. I want to get to the energy that creates the dreams and understand it so I can use it in a better way. Not sure how to do this but am sure that in time I will get closer.

Re: How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 12:21
by Enter_DreamS
I haven't become lucid at all yet :( no matter what strange things I see. Even once i dreamed my friend was driving, but he can't drive! he hasn't even had lessons! And somehow I didn't realise i was dreaming. It's really difficult.

Re: How do you realize you are lucid?

Posted: 21 Jan 2012 03:28
by Snaggle
Doing WILDs one has unbroken consciousness and is always lucid. I have a lot of spontaneous DILDs where I know who I am without any effort, but I recently had one where I became lucid after the dream started.

I was at by doctor's and thinking yuck more medical bills, then I thought why am I here I don't remember anything happening? ...bam! lucidity :D