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PostPosted: Fri 05 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

Ah, yes, tell me about it...


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PostPosted: Fri 05 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

mattias wrote:
Since you're all talking about DJ I'll add a bit of my experience

1- Typing my dreams out on the computer instead of writing them on paper helped me a LOT in terms of interest, since I can type a lot more before getting tired.

2- Record as MUCH as possible. Instead of "I see a house", write "I see a small house with a round window. The roof is green and there are birds in the sky. It reminds me of where I grew up."

3- If you only remember random fragments, write them down. If you only have a vague feeling you dreamed about carrots, write that down. It doesn't really matter if you did or not dream about carrots, just write it down.

4- Write down what all your senses pick up.

5- If you have to wake up early, do the exact same thing, just don't expect to have great recall. Be happy with a small fragment and explore it as much as you can.

When I did all this I have to say I got the most amazing recall I've ever had and I've never had that much fun with my dreams. LD's came naturally, with little use of techniques. Also, this might seem like "too much to handle", specailly if you aren't feeling motivated. I suggest not taking it too seriously, don't demand it of yourself. Just try it out a few days. For me I was only able to actually type out 9 pages of dreams because it started becoming so much fun!

Anyway, good luck :D


I can relay on everything except first one. I did have physical DJ and then I switched to computer DJ and I lost motivation. Then I switched back to physical one and things are going much much better. I guess this one is an old story about: every one of us is different story... ^^



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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

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I can relay on everything except first one. I did have physical DJ and then I switched to computer DJ and I lost motivation. Then I switched back to physical one and things are going much much better. I guess this one is an old story about: every one of us is different story... ^^


Oh, cool! Everyone is different indead. I put it there just in case someone gets their hand tired and that makes them lose motivation... like me xD


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

Also I would like to add that I've noticed that sometimes when I don't have time in the morning I type my dreams on smartphone and later on I would write them in my actual DJ. It's not time saving technique but level of details is much better then when recording them only once.

If you have time I would suggest that kind of DJ. In the morning I'm trying to write as many details as possible and later on always something pops up. Whether that's from the same dream or another one that I will write down or even the one I didn't even remember in the morning. And also it helps you to remember dreams in physical life better and also you can analyze them in that time when you writing then for the second time...



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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

To me, if when I go to sleep I do something like MILD where I tell myself(repeatedly) that as soon as I wake up I will record whatever I remember dreaming then it's easy for me.

However, if I simply go to sleep and wake up during the night, recording my dream is the last thing in the world I could give a crap about, cry

I've only had three extremely brief LDs that all-together lasted something like 10-15 seconds(the most recent being last night via WILD) so my interest is very high, but I can see how obtaining my goal of regular LDing may cause me to lose sight of what got me there/keeps me there.

In the future I will remember this post of yours when I'm recording my non lucid-dreams and wondering why I waste my time when I can already LD fairly regularly(one day soon, lol), I'll remember the folly of others before me who shared the same thoughts and I'll keep my records going and hopefully improve ever further. Thank you for your post! ^^



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PostPosted: Wed 17 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

I tend to wake up several times during the night if I go to sleep early, and it's always the same story:
"wohoo, I remember a few segments of the dream, BUT! it isn't that much, so I'll just skip it and fall asleep again woo".


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

*Laurelindo* wrote:
I tend to wake up several times during the night if I go to sleep early, and it's always the same story:
"wohoo, I remember a few segments of the dream, BUT! it isn't that much, so I'll just skip it and fall asleep again woo".


I am usually like that too, but I found it much easier if I record those segments on my smartphone and then later I can record that in my DJ. And when I'm recording it for the second time I usually get more segments then when I record it for the first time.

Dreamers usually think that they will lose sleep and that they will feel sleepy in the morning if they wake up and record their dreams but they will not in most cases. Well it could be that you will feel like that but then you need to work your way around it, I guess...



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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

*Laurelindo* wrote:
I tend to wake up several times during the night if I go to sleep early, and it's always the same story:
"wohoo, I remember a few segments of the dream, BUT! it isn't that much, so I'll just skip it and fall asleep again woo".


Same thing with me, but sometimes I do it with even longer dreams. I need to up my game, and start writing every single dream I have again. No matter how boring they are.

I'll try what QuestingForLucidity is doing (telling himself that he'll write his dreams as soon as he wakes up). Hopefully that'll make me less of a lazy butt.


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

Sometimes for better DR dreamers wake up from a lucid dream intentionally just to record what they dreamed, specially if they feel like they could lose lucidity or that they were dreaming for some time and they might lose first minutes of the dream...

I think that this is good way of actually boost your DR also awareness...



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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

dB_FTS wrote:
Sometimes for better DR dreamers wake up from a lucid dream intentionally just to record what they dreamed, specially if they feel like they could lose lucidity or that they were dreaming for some time and they might lose first minutes of the dream...

I think that this is good way of actually boost your DR also awareness...


That's what I usually do with long lucid dreams. Unless I get smacked in the face with an FA.


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

Kache_ wrote:
dB_FTS wrote:
Sometimes for better DR dreamers wake up from a lucid dream intentionally just to record what they dreamed, specially if they feel like they could lose lucidity or that they were dreaming for some time and they might lose first minutes of the dream...

I think that this is good way of actually boost your DR also awareness...


That's what I usually do with long lucid dreams. Unless I get smacked in the face with an FA.


Yeah, there's always a FA! grin



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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

Thread's active! reallybiggrin

Well, on the subject of physical versus digital DJs, everyone's preferred and effective techs are bound to differ. For two years I worked with a physical DJ, and one thing that always got me was having to write a wall of text.. Twice. My hand would hurt by the time I had finished writing (with my horrible handwriting) out my dreams on paper, and THEN I would have little to no motivation to post them on the forums as I would have had to retype them.

That's changed now. When my second journal filled up I resolved to switch entirely over to using computer software to record my dreams. As far as I can tell, it's been equally as effective. The only issue is turning on the compy, loading the program, starting to type. Generally by step three some sort of information loss has occurred and the detail isn't as fine. Also you can't do this from your bed in the middle of the night unless your computer's always on.

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

dB_FTS wrote:
Kache_ wrote:
dB_FTS wrote:
Sometimes for better DR dreamers wake up from a lucid dream intentionally just to record what they dreamed, specially if they feel like they could lose lucidity or that they were dreaming for some time and they might lose first minutes of the dream...

I think that this is good way of actually boost your DR also awareness...


That's what I usually do with long lucid dreams. Unless I get smacked in the face with an FA.


Yeah, there's always a FA! grin

Why do so many people have something against False Awakenings?
I mean come on, False Awakenings pretty much give you free LD opportunities, all you need to do is perform a few RC's and you will notice that it is a dream. eh ^^


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

*Laurelindo* wrote:
dB_FTS wrote:
Kache_ wrote:
dB_FTS wrote:
Sometimes for better DR dreamers wake up from a lucid dream intentionally just to record what they dreamed, specially if they feel like they could lose lucidity or that they were dreaming for some time and they might lose first minutes of the dream...

I think that this is good way of actually boost your DR also awareness...


That's what I usually do with long lucid dreams. Unless I get smacked in the face with an FA.


Yeah, there's always a FA! grin

Why do so many people have something against False Awakenings?
I mean come on, False Awakenings pretty much give you free LD opportunities, all you need to do is perform a few RC's and you will notice that it is a dream. eh ^^


Hahah, good one. I mean I don't hate them, I like them because they challenge you in the ways that no situation can...



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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012  Reply with quote

Well, I guess FA's can be quite annoying if you actually want to wake up but keep getting them instead. kiekeboe

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