Nightmare Induced Lucid Dream(NILD)

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saltedchocolate
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Nightmare Induced Lucid Dream(NILD)

Postby saltedchocolate » 31 May 2016 16:40

In two dreams I've had recently, one from last night and one from the night before dream characters have been mentioning things about nightmares. In the first instance a dc asked if I ever get nightmares, and in the last instance a dc mentioned a nightmare induced lucid dream(nild). At the time I didn't know if it was a real thing but i searched it up and as it turns out it is. Should I try this, and if anyone's used it how helpful has it been to you?

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Summerlander
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Re: Nightmare Induced Lucid Dream(NILD)

Postby Summerlander » 31 May 2016 20:08

NILDs are essentially DILDs where the trigger for lucidity---or dream cue---is an unpleasant or terrifying situation. That would make NILD a subcategory if we must distinctly define the way lucid dreams are induced. I have done this before where I've said to myself that if unpleasant events are perceived I must perform a reality check or assume I'm dreaming straight away. The really terrifying situations are more likely to be dreams. The prep for NILDs is the same for DILDs with the aforementioned caveat that nightmarish events are identified as dream signs. So you would still be helping yourself by recording and getting to know your dreams besides getting into the habit of checking reality. :-)
"Empty cognizance of one taste, suffused with knowing, is your unmistaken nature, the uncontrived original state. when not altering what is, allow it to be as it is, and the awakened state is right now spontaneously present."

- Padmasambhava


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