Did I LD and how to control better?

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GoldenJc
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Did I LD and how to control better?

Postby GoldenJc » 24 Aug 2015 21:39

Hello everyone. I started trying Lucid Dreaming back in April but sadly got away of it. Recently I have been confused. I was sleeping and I slowly woke up by myself till I could think normally. I kept thinking "this is a dream, go lucid", but nothing happened. I guess I was too awake or something? And just yesterday I had a more weird experience. I was sleeping fully. I was walking by a pool and some of my friends were nearby. They sat near a table by the pool, and I was walking around. I don't remember how, but I just thought to myself "this is a dream", but again nothing really happened. I just slept away I guess.
And for the control related question, I feel like when I dream I don't have any control over my mind. I feel like I can't control nor think when I dream. Lucid dreaming is something that I want to try more than ever. I want to talk to my dead grandfather, fly across the earth and run on open fields. I really want to avoid WILD method or something that can cause Sleep paralysis since I've had it, and it traumatized me lol. I just want to be able to go to bed like usual and feel like I have more control of my dreams.

seanEE
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Re: Did I LD and how to control better?

Postby seanEE » 29 Aug 2015 17:26

this is what happens me, I'm dreaming and then spontaneously become lucid, but when i wake up i realise I've done loads of really dumb stuff, which makes me think maybe i wasn't lucid after all.
''you must excuse my personality''

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Summerlander
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Re: Did I LD and how to control better?

Postby Summerlander » 29 Aug 2015 17:46

One can still exhibit irrational thinking in lucid dreams. In other words, you can still be mistaken in your logic despite knowing that what surrounds you is a dream. Check out this link to understand why:

http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=13266

But I would append that the sharpest degrees of lucidity have the least propensity for 'bizarre thinking'.

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