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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby Kman43759 » 16 Jul 2014 22:50

I wish I could animate, I would animate my dreams xD

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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby KungFuPanther » 17 Jul 2014 03:29

Kman43759 wrote:You perform reality checks right? And heres another technique you could try if you want, its called ADA (All Day Awareness) ADA is all about increasing your awareness. ADA does not induce lucid dreams like some techniques such as WILD, but it definately helps you get closer
Step 1: For starters, maybe every hour, stop what you are doint and focus on all your senses and be aware of them and question whether what your doing/where you are makes sense, do this for a few minutes
Step 2: get yourself customed to doing this and start doing it more often to the point where you are aware alot of the time

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Yes, I do reality checks, and I have started doing ADA just about half a week ago, and it has yielded better clarity in dreams and greater dream recall.
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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby KungFuPanther » 17 Jul 2014 03:30

HAGART wrote:Having a digital dream journal is a good idea if you don't want your parents to read it. There are a few online websites and you can even try downloading some. Just do a quick google search to find one you like.


I'll look into it, but I also am going to log my nightly progress here for the benefit of others like me. Perhaps writing dreams down three times a day will help.... :lol:
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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby KungFuPanther » 17 Jul 2014 03:33

Kman43759 wrote:You could just put it under your pillow like I do, or you could just tell your parents not to read it.
But if your still worried that they will read it just get a digital dream journal on your computer, OR even better if you have an iPod you could get this app called Dreamer, dreamer is a digital dream journal and you have to enter in a passcode to access it, it also has an option where it reminds you every hour to do a RC

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UGH PLEASE PEOPLE. I don't have an iPod, or an iPhone or iTablet or iWhatever. The only things that I have are an mp3 player and a computer.

My current pillow is not nearly large enough to successfully hide anything, and my mother feels the need to constantly come in my room and make my bed.
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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby KungFuPanther » 17 Jul 2014 03:35

nesgirl wrote:Or... take the Multimedia approach and get a sketch pad and just draw them out instead of writing them down. I doubt your parents or priests will get mad at you for drawing. If they ask, just say, "I am drawing out my feelings."


That is a good idea since I am good at drawing (three years now), but the only thing wrong with that is that I don't very often have dreams that aren't entirely dialogue in some vague place standing there doing nothing. But if I do have something to draw, I will.
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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby KungFuPanther » 17 Jul 2014 03:36

Kman43759 wrote:I wish I could animate, I would animate my dreams xD

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Same. I'm working on that one.
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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby HAGART » 17 Jul 2014 06:32

KungFuPanther wrote:UGH PLEASE PEOPLE. I don't have an iPod, or an iPhone or iTablet or iWhatever.


I don't either. I just have the iSelf, The iMe, the... iI. Most don't understand the technology behind the iI.
Once you put down your iEverthing and use your eye to see the iUniverse from the iI, it will change your iExtistence.

(Just having fun, but it does make you think and I hate it when people today are glued to those things and don't even make eye, or iEye contact anymore!) ;)

You don't have to lucid dream to see that, and I just felt like cracking a joke.

But then again, I always felt different and I think I have more ADA than most. I also lucid dream, so there is truth in that.

I see people 'sleep walking' through life.... ;)
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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby JonSnowLD » 17 Jul 2014 12:05

Gotta say, since being made aware of ADA (KunfFuPanther) I sometimes get to the end of a day and think 'wow I really wasn't taking anything in today!' Genuinely like I went through the day half asleep XD this is definitely most apparent if I'm using some kind of electronic device as well DX

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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby KungFuPanther » 17 Jul 2014 15:01

HAGART wrote:I don't either. I just have the iSelf, The iMe, the... iI. Most don't understand the technology behind the iI.
Once you put down your iEverthing and use your eye to see the iUniverse from the iI, it will change your iExtistence.

(Just having fun, but it does make you think and I hate it when people today are glued to those things and don't even make eye, or iEye contact anymore!) ;)

You don't have to lucid dream to see that, and I just felt like cracking a joke.

But then again, I always felt different and I think I have more ADA than most. I also lucid dream, so there is truth in that.

I see people 'sleep walking' through life.... ;)


XD Good one. I feel like people are way to focused on their apps and texts and facebooks and selfies that they forget what real life is like. Yesterday I went to go watch planet of the apes in theaters, and while I was watching, I actually kept myself focused on my actual existence. I was paying more attention to things that I never would have noticed before, and as such I actually understood every little plot point that I probably would have missed. This is the first time that I've been able to apply ADA to watching a movie, so this must mean progress.

I got started in Lucid Dreaming because I felt like I spent my whole life sleep-walking, never paying attention to anything. Now I have this strange obsession to try and be awake almost all the time, because life is too short to miss out on anything.
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Re: Why some people CAN'T lucid dream.

Postby KungFuPanther » 17 Jul 2014 15:19

Alright, I went to bed late last night, around 10:00, and couldn't wake myself up to do the SSILD technique. But, at least I remember one clear and moving dream.

I was outside taking care of the goats (Yes, I have goats) so this dream probably started as a false awakening. Suddenly, running up to me comes my dog Misty, who has been gone for 2 weeks. I didn't just play along like she had always been there, I knew she had been gone, a real world memory. I hugged and petted her, ran inside and showed her to Dad, and we were having a great time. So, I knew that Misty was inseparable from Jake (my other dog that went missing at the same time), so I went outside to call for him and after a while he sneaked up on me with his head lowered towards the ground. He was really shy, and kinda looked up at me with only his eyes. I told him, "It's okay, you're home now, that's all that matters," and that's where the dream kinda fades out...

It reminds me of a part in my life I wish I could forget... I ran away, and after a while I figured that it wasn't a good idea. But I couldn't come home because I thought that nobody wanted me to. I had walked run about five miles, and as a kid with asthma that's just asking for trouble. Not to mention I fell on a cactus and had needles in my ass. I didn't want to go back because I thought they would hate me, and say "How dare you? Run away and come right back?" To make a long story short, the truth was exactly the opposite. It just took me a long time to move on from that point.

But one thing was cool, I was counting my steps, and when I decided to come back it was night time, so I used the North Star (Polaris) to steer my way back home.

Anyway, gonna try and pick up the slack tonight, I'll do the SSILD technique after five hours of sleep, and try to increase my number of reality checks.
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