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Soragu
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I -think- I had a lucid dream last night
PostPosted: Sun 27 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Last night I did a reality check in my dream, by looking at my hand, and realised I was dreaming. But I didn't have any control, and it felt like a normal dream. It's horrible to realise I could've had a great lucid dream, but I failed to get lucid at all. Is there any way to increase my lucidity? I need to learn how to get in control, I couldn't do it that night, it was just a normal dream.

help! help! help!


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PostPosted: Sun 27 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I've heard that rubbing your hands together helps to increase sensations, bringing you deeper into lucidity.

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PostPosted: Sun 27 May, 2007  Reply with quote

keepenitreal wrote:
I've heard that rubbing your hands together helps to increase sensations, bringing you deeper into lucidity.


grin


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PostPosted: Sun 27 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Yeah, I've tried that a few times and it seems to make lucid dreams longer and clearer. I tmakes colours stand out more, once I did it when it was black and white and colours appeared.It also just seems to make you more aware of the dreaming state.

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PostPosted: Sun 27 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Zz wrote:
Yeah, I've tried that a few times and it seems to make lucid dreams longer and clearer. I tmakes colours stand out more, once I did it when it was black and white and colours appeared.It also just seems to make you more aware of the dreaming state.


Sounds just like what I need. Thanks a lot for the help, both of you. I'll try it out ASAP.


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PostPosted: Sun 27 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Zz wrote:
Yeah, I've tried that a few times and it seems to make lucid dreams longer and clearer. I tmakes colours stand out more, once I did it when it was black and white and colours appeared.It also just seems to make you more aware of the dreaming state.


Ooooh, I'l have to try that.



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PostPosted: Sun 27 May, 2007  Reply with quote

But when you do really focus on your hands and the sensation of runbbing them, and whilst doing it just gather all your thoughts about lucid dreaming. I am dreaming, I can do what I want, everything feels so real, what did I say I'd do in a lucid dream etc... I think doing something like rubbing your hands helps this becasue if you try and gather all your thoughts while standing still you might wake up because you're not doing anything. It's also good to do if you ever start thinking about waking up, because if you think about waking up, you probably will unless you take immediate action.

Also, take things slowly, believe that you have all the time in the world to do what you want and if ever you feel your actions becoming controlled just say something like THIS IS MY DREAM, or 'INCREASE LUCIDITY'(Even if this does feel really stupid). I made the mistake of rushing to get things done becasue I worried the lucid dream wouldn't last long, but I woke up anyway because I was rushing.


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Soragu
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PostPosted: Sun 27 May, 2007  Reply with quote

Wow, I've learned a lot in this thread. This'll save me a bunch of mistakes, thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed 30 May, 2007  Reply with quote

No, Rubbing your hands is for Stabilising your Dream-Body.
You get the feeling in your hand->of your DB
many LD's aren't that lear or end soon, because as soon as you act you move your real body and wake up.
Stabilize your DB


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PostPosted: Wed 30 May, 2007  Reply with quote

You don't move your real body when you act in a dream becasue you are paralysed.

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PostPosted: Wed 30 May, 2007  Reply with quote

I know, but dream/=paralyzed
I just meant that many people move their real people because they act to fast in the first second of the LD.
And look at the eyes, if you don't stabilize the Db, you can get out of REM much more easier than with a stabilized body, because eyes are not paralized


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