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LucidCat
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Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby LucidCat » 29 Jan 2018 20:44

Out of mere curiousity:
I'd like to ask (anybody who wants to share it) for some basic data about their own lucid dreaming journey.
As an example I'll give you my own information:

(25, female, medical professional/artist)
natural lucid dreamer?: Nope.
researching lucidity since: November 2017
first lucid dream in December 2017
estimated lucid dreams so far: 3
quality of lucid dreaming: few seconds of knowing I'm dreaming without having control over the dream or myself
experimenting with: WBTB, MILD, WILD, trying to get more DILDS from reality checking
most successful technique: I don't know yet.
other procedures: dream journals, reality checks, mindfulness, meditation; (on a more or less regular basis)

Update: number of lucid dreams: 4; quality: some minutes of lucid dreaming, I can stabilize it consciously and see things clearly, control myself fairly well (even though I can't fly I can at least jump in a very elegant way). Several False Awakenings afterwards.
Update: LD-Count: 5, quality varies... WILDs seem to be clearer from the get-go.
Update: LD-Count: 8, they're short (30 sec.-4 min.) but quite clear, WILDS in the morning (mostly unintentional) happen more often than DILDS, I can control myself more or less well... Recently experimenting with DMAE and choline (supplements), doing more reality checking than ever...
Update: LD-Count: 9, my last one was 5 minutes or longer; apart from the mentioned procedures I also started exercising regularly
Update: LD-count: 12; lately I've been most successful with MILD/WBTB
Last edited by LucidCat on 21 May 2018 15:06, edited 12 times in total.
Tell me briefly about your lucid dreaming journey :arrow: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20305

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Re: Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby naturespirit » 29 Jan 2018 21:29

Great idea! :D

Natural Lucid Dreamer: No, but I have had a few experiences of lucid dreaming before ‘discovering it’
Researching Lucidity Since: mid-2015
First Lucid Dream: mid-2015
Est Lucid dreams so far: 325
Quality of Lucid Dreaming: Adroit control of the dream scene and ability carry out my experiments with relative ease.
Experimenting with: DILD, WBTB, WILD
Most successful: DILD
Other procedures: dream journalling, reality checking and setting goals.
Proffesor of Oneiromancy

[b]Learn about lucidity:
https://dreamstasia.wordpress.com/

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Re: Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby RedKryptonite » 31 Jan 2018 11:08

Natural Lucid Dreamer: No. though I do suspect that I may have had an affinity for it as a child,but life got in the way and I forgot about the significance of dreams altogether till I actively started my LD journey.

Researching Lucidity Since: My journey started on Sept. 1, 2015

First Lucid Dream: Sept. 8, 2015

Estimated number of Lucid dreams so far: Somewhere from 15-20+ (This is why I've now decided to start having 2 journals after I filled up my first dream journal. One is for my lucid dreams,the other is for my ordinary dreams. I highly recommend for other people to start doing this as well. Very convenient for having direct access to your LD stories and keeping count of them. so far I've only put 1 LD there though,but it will definitely start filling up soon.). I definitely would have more if not for my lack for my lack of focus. :lol:

Quality of Lucid Dreaming: Varies due to my inconsistent routine. (hoping to fix that soon.) but nowadays my LD's range from 15 minutes to 2 hours at the very most. I would say that my lucid dream control capabilities are decent so far,but it varies as well.

Experimenting with: Re-starting my LD journey using my bread and butter technique. I'll experiment with other techniques once I'm back to my 4-5 times a week success rate that I achieved in the past. :D

Most successful/Bread and Butter: WBTB + MILD to achieve DILD's. [WILD and DILD's are not really "techniques." they are lucid dream classifications. Techniques are things we do in an effort to achieve either result,such as WBTB(both),MILD(DILD),Anchor(WILD),Butterfly(WILD),etc. sorry,I just felt the need to make that correction. :) ]

Other procedures: Dream journal writing,reality checks(nose pinch),dream incubation,dream sign identification and classification(need to work on this one though,this is the one process I really get lazy at doing. :lol: )

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Re: Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby LucidCat » 31 Jan 2018 22:59

Thanks to everbody who posted already! Those are great insights!
RedKryptonite wrote: Re-starting my LD journey using my bread and butter technique.

That sounds really interesting. By chance - do you have any link to a forum thread where you describe this technique in detail?
Edit: Oh. There is no "bread and butter" technique. That's just an idiom, right? By that you simply mean the WBTB+MILD? Sometimes I wish I was a native speaker - then I'd get these things right away.
Tell me briefly about your lucid dreaming journey :arrow: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20305

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Re: Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby RedKryptonite » 01 Feb 2018 01:34

Yeah,its an idiom. no worries. :lol:

Anyway,good luck with your LD journey! :)

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Re: Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby LucidCat » 01 Feb 2018 12:28

RedKryptonite wrote:Anyway,good luck with your LD journey! :)

Thank you!
Tell me briefly about your lucid dreaming journey :arrow: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20305

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Re: Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby NckHktt » 25 Feb 2018 11:24

Natural lucid dreamer?: No
Researching lucidity since: August 2017
First lucid dream in: (Not yet)
Estimated lucid dreams so far: 0
Quality of lucid dreaming: Failing at recognising reality checks and having characters telling me I’m dreaming without me becoming lucid.
Experimenting with: Nothing at the moment (lost motivation few days ago).
Most successful technique: Gotten close to a LD with WILD on a few occasions
other procedures: Dream journal and reality checks (although I haven’t done these in a few days).

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Re: Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby Sean Jacobs » 26 Feb 2018 22:53

(48, male, high tech project manager)
natural lucid dreamer?: Definitely not (but wish I was)
researching lucidity since: September 2004
first lucid dream in September 2004
estimated lucid dreams so far: 74 intentional / 86 including the brief unintentional ones (all recorded in my dream journal on this forum)
quality of lucid dreaming: Varies, but many vivid dreams
experimenting with: Tried most
most successful technique: DILD
other procedures: Tried most – most success with DILD, Dream Journal, & RCs combination; but struggle with insomnia
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Re: Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby LucidCat » 01 Mar 2018 21:06

Sean Jacobs wrote:(48, male, high tech project manager)
natural lucid dreamer?: Definitely not (but wish I was)
researching lucidity since: September 2004
first lucid dream in September 2004
estimated lucid dreams so far: 74 intentional / 86 including the brief unintentional ones (all recorded in my dream journal on this forum)
quality of lucid dreaming: Varies, but many vivid dreams
experimenting with: Tried most
most successful technique: DILD
other procedures: Tried most – most success with DILD, Dream Journal, & RCs combination; but struggle with insomnia

Thank you for this summary - I've come across your forum threads where you document your process and your lucid dreams - they are a great source of motivation and inspiration for me.
Tell me briefly about your lucid dreaming journey :arrow: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20305

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Re: Your journey of lucidity in a nutshell

Postby Sean Jacobs » 05 Mar 2018 18:05

Thanks Lucid Cat. :D
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe


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