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

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

Every time when you realize that you are dreaming you have a lucid dream ^^.

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It felt like a normal dream


Yeah, to increase vividness and stabilize dream spinning and rubbing hands are best methods.

I also recommend using voice command "Increase Lucidicy !" - that makes your dream more lucid smile

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Then i tried to summon a gun by closing my eyes and thinking it would be there, but i guess i opened my real eyes after that, not dream eyes.


Yeah, that happens. Better say "Behind me is a <thing>", turn around, and -wow- there is thing you requested ^^. Closing eyes in dream is not a good idea. You might have false akwening (You are dreaming about waking up), or wake up in real.

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I wasn't even thinking anything about LD-ing when i went to sleep before I saw this dream.


Well, this isnt nessesary, LDs sometimes happens without any tries to let it happen. But techniqes helps a lot.

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So, was this a LD or not?


Yes, it was a LD. Congrats grin3


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll remember not to close my eyes in a dream anymore.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

Copied from my DJ:

"I was at the dinner table. I went to get something from the fridge, and I thought, I'll look at my hands. Normal. WAIT A MINUTE. 1,2,3,4,5... 6 fingers on my right hand! "I'm dreaming!" I looked back at my hand and it had started growing weird, like tree branches. I shook it until it looked normal again.

I tried sneaking up to my room, but twice, my dad got in the way by asking me to listen to him. So I did. I don't know why I didn't ignore him, or maybe make him disappear. When I finally got to my room, the light wasn't working. (Predictable) smile So I said "more light!" It took me 3 times before it came on. Then I thought, I want to transform into Jake (my lizard character). So first I shrunk myself to about half my height. Then my computer popped up a video of something, it was like a giant emoticon on a water ride. Then an IM box popped up, it was from someone on DeviantArt who I never chatted with before, but who I recognized. I was just about to ask her if she had heard of lucid dreaming. But then my watch made 1 solid beep, and everything went black and my body felt heavy. Nooooo! I'm awake!!!

I woke up with drool on my pillow. "

So... I seemed to have partial control... I'm pretty sure that was lucid. Now I just need to figure out how to take total control and not get distracted by things in the dream.


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

first post, first LD possibly
last night's dream

I was standing in a big circle of people that I didn't know but I thought I did since I was dreaming. I couldn't tell if I was inside or outside because there was this blue fog that killed my depth perception. Everyone was talking about Don Juan and what a great guy he is and stuff. Then my car, which was parked not too far away from me started by itself. It drove up to me and I opened the door to get in. I sat down and put on my seat belt and I can't really accurately describe the feeling I had when sitting there. It felt like I was occupying the same physical space as someone else at the same time, like there was someone inside me or I was inside them. It was wierd. Shortly thereafter the car drove into the center of the people and it ROSE OFF THE GROUND!! As soon as I realized what was happening I shot up into the sky so far so fast that I'd say within 4-5 seconds I was in orbit. I could literally look out the windows and see Earth below me. And as fast as it happened I dropped back down to Earth. That happened 3 times. On the third time I leaned forward to look out the window and the car started to flip the way I was turning and I tumbled to the ground and landed in a forest. Then I woke up in my dream (false awakening) and told one of my fellow Geek Squad Agents that I had this awesome dream where I was in a flying car and he said he'd had the same dream and that it was important to never tell anyone about it.

Whaddaya think?

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Was this a fully lucid dream or semi-lucid?
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Hey guys I've been browsing these forums on and off for awhile now but I finally signed up! ^^

Now, I've been consistently having dreams where I realize that I'm dreaming, but I'm unable to do anything in it. Like, just yesterday, I had a dream where I found myself walking in a house that, although different, felt like it really was my home. As I continued walking I began to realize that this wasn't my real home. Now, I don't really remember if I willingly did this or not (I think it was instinctive) but I looked at my hands. They were severely distorted so at that point I said to myself that I was dreaming. I then ran into my parents' bedroom and told my mother that I was dreaming (this wasn't done willingly). After that my memory gets kind of fuzzy (I think this was when I was woken up by my doorbell.)

Was this a fully lucid dream? I wasn't really able to forcefully do anything that I willingly wanted to do. This has been occurring in many of my questionably lucid dreams. It's as if even though I know I'm dreaming all I can do is just watch what happens.

Is there some way where I can fully control my dreams?

Oh yeah and another thing, before the dream I just mentioned, I was having another dream where some person with a bright radiance (aura?) held my hand and told me he'd show me the universe...so we basically flew through the cosmos. It was an amazing feeling (hehe just thought I'd tell you guys)...I tend to have several different nonrealated dreams when I go to sleep...


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Aug, 2006  Reply with quote

Welcome to LD4all Dave,

It was a nice dream and there happened some strange things, but you never say in the dream you know you're dreaming. So I wouldn't say it's a Lucid Dream when I read that.

Keep on trying and you might get a Lucid Dream soon. I wish you good luck.


Welcome wickedchild,
I merged your tread in the big was this a LD topic ^^
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I've been consistently having dreams where I realize that I'm dreaming, but I'm unable to do anything in it.

That's a lucid dream. In a Lucid Dream you know you're dreaming and that's what you're doing. You don't need to have control in a lucid dream for it being a Lucid Dream. It's only a thing that you can use. There are however different levels in lucidity. You have low lucidity and you have higher lucidity. If you are more aware you have a higher state of lucidity.

The way to fully control your dreams is just really believe you are able to do it. Try to search for shortcuts if something doesn't work the way you want it. Don't doubt for a bit that you won't be able to do it, just believe that you can. If only a bit of you thinks you can't make it you might not be able to make it.


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Over the past 2 nights I think I've had a couple lucid dreams, but am not sure. The night before tonight I had what I think was my first lucid dream in along time. (I just started reading about this stuff a month ago.) It started out as a normal dream (well, normal as dreams go) and I was walking outside and I heard a mumbled voice from all around and thought I heard it say "wake up" in the dream so I figured I must be dreaming and someone is trying to wake me up. I now realize my dream was tricking me, it was 1:00 in the morning. But that did not sink in anyway, later on I heard a mumbled voice from all around, and knew my mother was inside so I thought I must be dreaming, I looked at my hands, was missing my pinkies, and thought I'm lucid. I remembered I should not get too excited or I might wake up. I started to fly and the world started to darken. I think I may have become less conscious at this point, I did not think of any of the methods for recovering the Dream World. Instead I got scared and told myself to wake up. I did, it was 1:00 am.

I went back to bed at 1:3# am and had another dream (it was a nightmare actually), I don't think I was lucid till the end when I was running out side, looked back at my brother, and wondered why I was running. Thought I must be dreaming and walked up to him. I tried to ask him what he represented and could not talk. He started to eat me, so I kissed him on the cheek and then woke up.

Tonight I think I had a lucid dream. I don't remember what happened before I realized I was dreaming but I did, looked at my hands and saw I had six fingers. So I tried to see the sky but I was inside and the window was blocked. I looked at my couch and tried to tell it to disappear, but could not speak. Everything started to warp and I had a false awakening. I woke up on the couch and thought what a weird dream. I stepped into the kitchen and saw my father. I don't know why but I realized I was dreaming again and picked up an eraser and threw it at him. He asked me why I did that and I told him it was a dream. He told me sometimes we wish life was a dream but it isn't. He got mad, I looked at my hands and saw they were normal, I thought I was awake. I walked outside, saw a second father (a dream sign for me, two fathers, two cats, two lamps, two of everything, depending on the dream) I looked at my hands harder this time. They sort of faded between six fingers and the what I thought was the normal amount, five fingers (and one thumb) I still released I was dreaming looked at the sky, It was mostly normal. I sat down on the road, and started hopping; I think this is when I lost my lucidity. I slowly turned into a frog, in my mind, in my dream being my physical form was quite human. My toes kept getting caught in the pavement, then I woke up.

Basically, how do I know if I'm dreaming about being lucid or if I am, and what is your opinion on the preceding dreams.


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PostPosted: Mon 04 Sep, 2006  Reply with quote

Hi trevorlsciact, welcome to LD4all! bye

No doubt, it was LD's. :D Now if you didn't see a clear difference between your previous ND and your LD, it was perhaps because your lucidity was low.

Try to perform a more "physical" reality check when supposing you're lucid or after realizing you're dreaming, for instance stretching a finger, putting a finger through your palm or a wall, etc.

Too bad you had difficulties to talk. sadblauw When talking to a DC, you can still use telepathy. When trying to say verbal commands, try to shout them loud. You can use this too to enhance your lucidity level, by shouting "More lucidity!" or something like that. You'll perhaps have a strange voice, but it's rather efficient. smile


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<mod>Merged into the "BIG Was this a LD?" topic</mod>

I think that I had my first LD today but it may not have been. It wasn't through reality checks or WILD/MILD etc. Throughout the dreams there were a number of slightly abnormal occurrences (a radio news reader swearing and somehow I could see visual images even though I was listening to the radio). Then, I heard my sister calling me as if she was in pain. But it was from the wrong bedroom and then I realised that she wasn't home that night and I realised I must be dreaming. However, out of excitement, I woke up slightly and it seemed as if I was between conscious and dream state. For a few seconds I could move my dream character a bit but it was not as if I was that person (i.e. 3rd person view) I may have been lucid but it must have been extremely low lucidity. What do you think, was I lucid in your opinion? I know I should have used the spinning method to reenter the dream but I forgot it (probably out of excitement) I also have a feeling that it may have been me dreaming that I had an LD.


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Sep, 2006  Reply with quote

As long as you are aware that you are dreaming you are Lucid dreaming.

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Sep, 2006  Reply with quote

I think I had an LD last night, but I'm not sure. It could be false.
In my dream I saw myself, and then, like a second later, I looked through my own eyes again. The day before I read something about unstable vision and I remembered that in my dream. So I said to myself: "I'm dreaming."
I tried things I cannot remember. Moments later, I woke up.

Was I dreaming I said: "Im dreaming."? Or was it actually a LD?

help!
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Sep, 2006  Reply with quote

giospurs,
The strangest thing can happen in dreams, when people still don't know they're dreaming. Only look atWhat huge dreamsign have you missed lately? like krakotoa said, as long as you are aware that you are dreaming you are Lucid dreaming. So the thing is you have to think about is; did you realise you were dreaming inside the dream? If the answer to this question yes is, you had a lucid dream.

HB,
Since you said "I'm dreaming" I would say it is a LD. Congratulations!


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Sep, 2006  Reply with quote

Thanks for the help! smile

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Sep, 2006  Reply with quote

I was looking over my DJ, and I realized that it might not be a FLD after all. Even so... I need to know. Is this a Lucid Dream?

I was in my bedroom, near the television. Both of my brothers were standing near me. I said to myself, "I will remember this dream!" But a second later, I tapped my head and shouted, "I'm lucid!" I felt a snapping sensation in my forehead, and immediately started to levitate. I then ran through the house messing things up. I later "noticed that I was losing lucidity" and spun around, but to no avail. I saw an image of the world spinning as I did.

Now, let me explain, I had no control over myself during this dream. Not even while I was levitating, or when I ran through my house. This left me perplexed, and if it weren't for that detail, I wouldn't have doubted it. That's why I need help.


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Sep, 2006  Reply with quote

Sometimes we don't have control in a lucid dream, and sometimes we don't take the control we could have in a lucid dream, just because we want to go with the flow. This doesn't mean, however, that we're not lucid. As longs as you are aware you were dreaming you were lucid, no matter how many/less control you have.

Sometimes we also have dreams were we don't realise we're dreaming but do have control. These dreams aren't Lucid Dreams.

Since you say that you shouted "I'm lucid!" in the dream, I think you were aware of the fact you were dreaming. I can't speak for you, since I didn't have the dream and I can't speak for sure, but according to what I've read and know I would say it was a lucid dream with a low lucidity level.


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