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About Lucid Dreaming

Postby Daviddd » 03 Aug 2014 09:02

Hello, I've had a Lucid Dream many times already. I was a little kid when I had LD/SP first time. Sometimes, I knew that I could do nearly anything, but I didn't know that fact that I was dreaming. Sometimes, I either performed a reality check or saw something unusual (Like a dead person being alive) and realised that I was dreaming (It's called DILD as far as I remember). Now, I have a few questions regarding to Lucid Dreaming:

1) I've been trying to master WILD. I had roughly ten attempts but none of them worked. My body became unfeelable, I saw some strange figures (Most likely hypnagogia) but that was rather my imagination than a vision. I've waited for like one hour but nothing happened.

The first question is, which tenchnique is easiest besides DILD/WILD? And why am I unable to perform WILD?

**Note: I don't really have go-to-bed and get-up times. So CAT wouldn't work.

2) When I interact with dream characters in my dream (Even if I know that I'm dreaming and I'm lucid) their behaviour is just normal. I read some crazy stories about dream characters talking wisely about dreams and etc. Some of them even see the same dream character again and again. None of them happened to me. They're just acting normal, and if I tell them that I'm dreaming, they kinda get angry and deny it.

The second question is, have you ever met an unique dream character whos behaviour wasn't like in normal life? (Example: Talking to him about Lucid Dreaming).

3) I read an article about talking to your unconscious mind by your conscious thoughts. Like, shouting something, and getting an answer in various ways.

Example: Shouting "Show me something amazing." and something that amazes you really happens.

The third question is, has any of you tried it? Is it working?

4) Today after I woke up, I just turned around and tried to continue sleep. My brain thought that I was sleeping and activated REM Atonia (Aka sleep paralysis). Usually, my hypnagogic visions are just some random dark patterns. At the time, I clearly saw some geometrical figures moving and changing sizes. I wasn't aware that my body was paralysed, and opened my eyes. As I said earlier, I have experienced sleep paralysis few times already, so it didn't really scare me (Though I saw something sitting on my window :p). I tried to gently shake my toes & fingers and started to breath hardly just to find out that my arms were free. So were my toes. Yet, I still felt paralysed. Finally, it ended.

Fourth question is: If I tried to float out of the body during the sleep paralysis, would it be OBE exit? Whats so special OBE anyways? Is there anything scary, or its just an ordinary lucid dream?

Thanks in advance.

P.S: Its my first thread here, if I opened it in the wrong place, please move it.
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Re: About Lucid Dreaming

Postby JonSnowLD » 03 Aug 2014 10:43

I can't answer all these since I don't know all the answers ;)

But in reference to a technique which is easiest to perform beside WILD/DILD is a tricky one. These are more types of lucid dream than techniques themselves! For example MILD is a technique that is aimed at creating DILDs. Yes, WILD is used as a technique name itself but there are still many different ways to induce a WILD!
SSILD is a WILD/DILD hybrid as it can cause both types of lucid dream.
I personally like MILD, as its a tried and tested way to get a decent number of DILDs. And WBTB is a little like instant CAT if you get up whenever.

As to not being able to perform WILD, they are notoriously difficult! The only WILDs I've had so far have been happy accidents, not deliberate XD DILDs are a lot easier to attain.

For the second question, my DCs are very slippery too-they often treat me as a stranger that they just want to go away! So no, I've never managed to have an in depth convo with a DC... Yet B)

Question 3, I have tried this, the one time that springs to mind was Kaley Cuoco drove up in a sports car which was quite cool ;)

I'll leave someone else to answer the OBE one... I've not had any OBEs ;)

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Re: About Lucid Dreaming

Postby Daviddd » 05 Aug 2014 18:04

Thanks for the reply! Do you think that I should give up on WILD and try to focus more on MILD/DILD? What would you say about DEILD, isn't it just like WILD?

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Re: About Lucid Dreaming

Postby JonSnowLD » 05 Aug 2014 20:00

No problem! :) I'm not saying Give up on WILD, just maybe focus on DILDs until you have a few more LDs under your belt-this is what i'm doing ;)
My experience of DEILD is a bit sparse to tell the truth and in both instances I have had one, the dream I was in beforehand was a lucid one. What I did was as soon as I felt my 'body' in bed I immediately got up even though it felt like my body weighed a millon tonnes! (this idea came from Summerlander) I ended up in a dream version of my room which is similar to many WILDs/OBEs so I guess in that sense yeah they are similar. Also, you are entering a DEILD from a wakened state even if you are still half asleep so I guess you are probably right-DEILD is like a spur of the moment WILD.
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Re: About Lucid Dreaming

Postby Daviddd » 06 Aug 2014 09:59

Thanks for your answers guys. Though, I do not consider myself as a begginer since I've already had a lucis dreams many times, but using DILD.

I have another question. My dream recall is pretty good. These days I remembered 1-3 vivid dreams every morning. I wrote one of them down but then stopped. I'm really slow writter and it takes me almost a half hour to write it! I just decided to think about that dream and recall it in my mind untill 'it gets in my head'. What do you think about this idea? If its bad, can I write the dream in my smatphone?

I have one question to JonSnowLD. He seems to be kinda against WILD/DEILD. I wonder, what do you think about MILD's part which is later transformed to WILD.

Aaand one more general question. During sleep paralysis, I find it extremally easy to move my limbs once I close my eyes. What will happen if I try to get up and walk? Thanks in advance.

P.S: Sorry for typos, I'm on a phone and also really sleepy.

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Re: About Lucid Dreaming

Postby Daviddd » 06 Aug 2014 17:09

Well yeah, I know most of those reality checks as they're part of MILD (Which as JonSnowLD said is aimed at creating DILDs). And I've seen that episode :D ! It's too sad to say that I've never had successful WILD. Is there any different between a LD which is 'created' by WILD and a LD which is 'created' by DILD? Also, as I'm a slow writter, can I write my dream in my Smartphone's notebook?

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Re: About Lucid Dreaming

Postby Daviddd » 06 Aug 2014 18:32

JonSnowLD told me to focus on MILD/DILDs more rather than WILDs. What would you say? It seems really hard for me. I'm not trying to OBE, just Lucid Dream. Sometimes, I stay still without moving a single limb for an hour but nothing happens.

**Note: I don't really want to 'leave' the body like while doing OBEs. Though, I'm not afraid of Sleep Paralysis (In fact, I've had one today). I just want to get 'teleported' to the dream scene while being conscious.

Another question, I started to write my dreams since 2 or 3 days ago. By this time, my dream recall has become alot better. Every morning, I can remember 1-3 dreams and one of them is very vivid, sometimes Lucid. Does it have anything to do with dream journaling?

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Re: About Lucid Dreaming

Postby JonSnowLD » 07 Aug 2014 10:41

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I have one question to JonSnowLD. He seems to be kinda against WILD/DEILD. I wonder, what do you think about MILD's part which is later transformed to WILD.

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I'm definitely not against WILDs! They're just well known to be the more difficult method that's all ;) interesting you should say that though, I was toying with MILD this morning as I had woken up to use the toilet. Later on in the morning I managed to go from a hypnagogic state directly into the start of a dream-this would by all means appear to be a WILD even though I had not been planning on it! So I guess this can work yeah.

Writing down your dreams every day does wonders for your dream recall so I would say yes to the dream journaling query!

I like Nesgirls comment-see where you're at, if you feel like you're in a good place for a WILD, then by all means go for it. If not focus on getting a DILD. Some days WILDs might just happen, other days a WILD might be out of the question :)

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Re: About Lucid Dreaming

Postby JonSnowLD » 07 Aug 2014 10:42

Sorry about the quote, I messed it up when writing the post... ;)

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Re: About Lucid Dreaming

Postby Daviddd » 10 Aug 2014 09:08

I had another lucid dream using DILD. Yet, no success in WILD. I stay still for like 20-40 minutes but nothing happens.

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