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The BIG "Was this a LD?" topic - Part III

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LucidityChick22
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

no problem smile

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

superdave wrote:
Last night I didn't officially realize that I was dreaming, but I did think 'I can control how high I can jump/fly', and was able to do so. Does that count?

Hi superdave! It doesn't count. It's a controlled dream, not a lucid dream.

Hi Kiriona! It was not a lucid dream. It's something like a "false awakening". I just had a FA tonight, very similar to yours: I woke up it my bedroom and it has changed. I supposed something was wrong, I looked at my hands and I could turn it into a LD. :D Those sort of dreams which are close to lucidity are called "prelucid dreams". There are a sign that you are likely to have LD's soon. Good luck! smile


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

Flying is a good way to do a LD. Everytime I try to fly in a dream its a good Dream Sign to know that in a dream because we can't fly in real life.

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I was doing WILD and WBTB. After awhile, I was in English class and my teacher was asking some kid some questions. I left here and was in a new dream, walking through my school. I knew right away that I was dreaming and told myself this. I have had trouble having a LD so I have planned that, on my first lucid, I must talk to my subconcious and ensure to have more of these. I remember going to some other place with my friends. We went to see God, and I asked him to make sure I have a LD every night. He gave me blue soccerball with a sticky note on it that was for another of my friends and how he needs to improve his grades. It was written in colorful letters. I did many other things. Like trying to stop time, and use superpowers, but most of the time it never worked.

I am not sure if this really was a LD or not. I have been deeply interested in LD and have tried for about a month with WILD to have one. The reason I don't think it was, is because it was not very vivid, and that I couldn't do half the stuff I wanted to. My idea is that, either I couldn't recall all the details(even though my dream recall is good enough to were I wrote a full 5 pages on a dream I had just two nights before). My second thought is that, since I have been reading other peoples dreams too, that I just had been thinking so much of being lucid, that it was all just a ND. Or maybe I had the wrong idea of a LD. It just wasnt as near vivid/real as I expected. Maybe I was just not fully lucid. I even tried yelling in my dream such things as, "Increase Lucidity Now!"

Basically, I suppose it was a LD, because I knew for a fact, that I was dreaming. Any help please?


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

Nice! Congratulations. I hope my next LD is that interesting. In my first one, the only thing out of the ordinary that I did was cause an apple to appear in the palm of my hand.

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

Definitly an LD! Congratulations grin

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

Hi Fwump38,

As you said, basically it was a LD. Vividness and control are not clearly related with lucidity. Some LD's are very realistic and some aren't at all. Some people said you can increase them by the way you tried, by shouting "Increase Clarity Now!" for instance.

(Grrr! Another topic merged and another posts mixing. grrr I still have to pay more attention to this next time).




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dreamwalker496
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PostPosted: Sun 05 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

Thats an awesome LD! Congrats rechterduim omhoog met knipoog

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

k, I have a question..

I have dreams quite often where I never really have an RC, that is realize that I'm dreaming, but I do feel my self making decisions and guiding my actions within the dream...
is this lucid?
what do I call it?

(I'm completely new at this, this is actually my first day here at the website, prior to this I had never even heard of lucid dreaming).

I just realized that this question has already been answered...sorry..


but to be sure...would this then be a controlled dream, but not a lucid dream?


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PostPosted: Mon 06 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

No, that is not a lucid dream. A lucid dream is defined as you having the knowledge that you're dreaming. You can still act and make decisions, etc, just like you would in real life....funny thing id, in real life you're not always 'lucid' either wink

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

It may be a conscious dream or a controlled dream. In a conscious dream, your consciousness is near to the waking one but you don't know you're dreaming. Generally, a controlled dream differs from a conscious dream because you can drastically and voluntarily modify your dream but you're not always very aware of what you do. There are lots of possibilities halfway between this and lucid dreams and false awakenings. I don't know if there is a ready-made name for what you precisely describe. A generic name would be a "prelucid dream".

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Hi all,
I never thought I'd have to post in this thread, for some reason I always assumed I would know if I'd had a LD.
Anyway, last night I dreamed I was in my bedroom, and looked at the mirror. I saw the note stuck to it (I stuck a note on IRL, saying "you're dreaming!"), and decided to do some RC's. After a few others, I tried holding my nose and breathing, and found that I could! I 'knew' this meant I was dreaming, and was quite excited but didn't wake up. I can't remember how long I was in this state for, but I'm fairly sure I lost it before the dream ended.
However, due to my not-so-good recollection of the dream, and the fact that I've dreamed about being lucid before without actually being lucid, I'm not sure if this was real lucidity or not. Also, I'm not entirely sure if I was in control of the dream when I became lucid, although I was excited (I know control isn't required to be lucid, but I don't even know if I was in control or not).
Can anybody say from their experience of LD's if this sounds like an actual LD or not?


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

Hello everybody.
So after reading about lucid dreaming i had a dream last night, i was in an odd building that ive never seen before. It felt like something was in my thoat and i couldnt get it out, anyway i started bleeding out of my mouth (quite unpleasent). At which point i questioned whether i was dreaming, i didnt like what was happening and i tried to wake up.
Next thing i remember the dream scene changed and i was at a race track, everything seemed undetailed, i tried to concentrate on the scenery and bring detail to it and that seemed to work.
For some reason there were two barrels in the middle of the track, i tried to pick them up with my mind and throw them, and this worked. Thats all i remember of the dream.
Anyway i was wondering if this seems like a lucid dream, or was i just dreaming i had superpowers about throwing barrels around.


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

Hi RichardJ, it sounds like a LD. I suppose you didn't plan anything to do in it, so that your lucidity faded quickly. Moreover, when you wake up a long time after you had a LD, remembrance is not that good, so that you don't feel it has been a true LD. I'm glad to see your idea of stucking a note on your mirror worked perfectly! smile

Xeigen, it was probably a LD. Did you fully realize that you were dreaming? In my opinion, the fact that you concentrated and brought details to your dream seems to show that you realized it was a dream. But if you don't know if you were lucid, it's probably due to the fact that your lucidity level was rather low.

You can enhance your lucidity level by shouting "More lucidity!" or performing RC's. Generally, it's easy to notice that you become lucid, cause it's like the dream and your mind become suddenly clearer. If it's still blury, you are in a very low lucidity level.


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xeigen
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar, 2006  Reply with quote

Hmm yes i definitely realised i was dreaming, but it wasnt entirely clear. So it probably was a low level of lucidity.

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