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kitsun313
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

I've talked with my family about it. Mostly I've gotten disinterested comments like "Hmmm, that's cool" or "Wow, that's interesting." However, My brother-in-law talks like he is a natural LDer. He says that every morning he remembers his dreams, and he has control over his self and his own actions in his dreams about 90% of the time. He even commented that he thought everyone dreamt that way. (Lucky dog...) However, I didn't know about any dream control techniques, So I directed him here. Anyway, I am hoping having someone to talk to IRL and discuss techniques with might actually help my own progress towad lucid dreaming.


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

I tell almost everybody. Fortunately my friends have quite open minds towards these things. I've told my parents and found out my dad used to do it when he was younger. He was telling me how he enjoyed flying around head first, like superman except with his hands by his sides. Come to think of it, it would be great to do this with him in a LD. grin

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

I've always been the one in my family that gets sucked into things quickly, focuses on whatever interests me very intensely and then moves on when I've run out of steam or motivation. So my family is more or less used to me announcing new fads and interests but I don't think they take me very seriously. I've always loved dreams and talking about them. But I've gone in phases and as a kid realized no one else in my family was quite as interested as I was. It doesn't help my case that I am the kind who has a hard time giving pple short summaries and can easily get swept up into describing my dreams in detail. Which, as someone already mentioned, most pple don't find your dreams as interesting as you do.
I told my mom about rediscovering LDs and joining this site, but I felt like I had to give her some justification of its worth. (Meaning that I told her that at least my enthusiasm for dreaming meant that I was going to bed at a reasonable hour and getting enough sleep now.) But no one in my family cares to listen to me talk about dreams so I don't. But i have no issues about talking to my peers, esp if they seem interested.


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

I sometimes tell random people when I have any excuse (basically whenever we talk about something related to sleep)...

...but...

The only reason I hesitate to tell people all the time is actually quite weird:
I'm afraid that they treasure normal dreams and will lose their ability to appreciate them if I tell them of lucid dreams;
it would be much easier to tell people if I knew that they already had the desire to be able to control them.


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

A few of them are faintly aware that I'm keeping a DJ. But no, I haven't explicitly told anyone "Sometimes when I dream, I know I'm dreaming."

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

Well, I've explained the concept to a few of my friends (probably more than once each, because the next time I see them, I always forget that I told them about it ), but they didn't really take it too seriously. Well, at least as far as I know. Come to, think of it, perhaps someone here is actually someone I told about it. . . . Pfft, nah.


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

Yes! It's the only thing I talk about.


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PostPosted: Thu 17 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

In my family only my sister knows, but she also does it. I think my little brother also knows but he's not really into it. Only 1-2 of my friends knows it but this is something I don't really talk about to anyone.

For me, dreams are very important and should be taken notice of. There are some psychologists that uses dreams as a tool when treating patients which I'm also hoping for achieving one day. Most people I know of thinks dreams are completely random, useless and means nothing at all. In my honest opinion, I believe every single dream and every single detail in a dream has a significant and important meaning to the person dreaming.

I've learned a lot about myself by learning what my dream symbols and scenarios means, but it can be a long journey to learn the meanings of everything in your dream because everything has a unique meaning to you and only you!
For example if I dream of red snow falling from the sky, it could mean love and passionate memories to me; but for someone else it could mean hatred and war. It's a really complex subject really.

Final thing is that I wish people didn't compare it to supernatural things or something, because this is a very real thing happening to every single living thing on this planet, from rats to elephants to humans.


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov, 2011  Reply with quote

I've told about 6 or 7 friends, and my family knows (but doesn't really pay attention to it). The first few of my friends that I told weren't really into it unless I could show results (I still haven't had one yet, so they want to know from me if it's worth the effort). The other friend that I told, yesterday in fact, seemed quite into it. I explained the concept of RC's to him, and apparently that night he did one before bed and had an extremely brief RCILD later on. So he's on board now, maybe I'll have more motivation smile Also, one of his friends overheard us talking about it and apparently he's been practising them for a while now. He's the kind of person I never would have expected to practise them, but apparently he's even developed his own induction technique... I say why not talk about it? You never know who might be a closet lucid dreamer :D

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec, 2011  Reply with quote

AkumaGenkido wrote:
She still uses it as an excuse during certain arguments, since she thinks it causes sleep deprivation.


What a chance, my mother used exact same arguments against me. But anyway, I don't see why people are intrested in lucid dreams. Nobody outside family knows, but they are not intrested and sometimes even encourage me to stop.

When I found out about it I performed it with my cousin. (the one who trolled me once... :I (fooled me into believing I had shred dream with him and making me go all "Oh mai gawdzorgh!!!!!!" in public) )


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec, 2011  Reply with quote

Yeah, my little brother is... kind of into this I think, he's mentioned his attempts a few times but I'm not sure that he's actually motivated enough.

I've also mentioned this to my mother a few times, because she's told me that she sporadically starts thinking "I've had this dream before!" in her dreams, but she doesn't seem to know the full potential of this.
I've told her to try manipulating those dreams if she ever gets them again.


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012  Reply with quote

I tell almost everyone i know! Spreading the word! tounge2

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan, 2012  Reply with quote

Only my brother and my mother.


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan, 2012  Reply with quote

I told my family but they were not interested. My friends are although. I think it depends on who you talk to. If someone has a busy life, they're generally not interested n dreams because they don't have time to think about it, like my family. clock


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2012  Reply with quote

I told my parents about lucid dreaming once, but much to my chagrin, they were like "meh, okay, cool" and did not pay much attention to it. I kinda died a little inside that day.

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