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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Actually, I always do this before going to sleep. It is necessary for me to do. If I don't do it, I'll keep being distracted by noises, thoughts etc. It might also just be me (I have ADD(that rhymes)) wink5
I didn't really call it SSILD since I did not know it existed. For me, it was just like some sort of relaxing method. When I wake up in the middle of the night, I tend to do WILD instead of doing SSILD again. Most likely because I can get to sleep very easely once I woke up.


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

I've always wanted to try this properly. This new thread makes me want to again!


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

I tried this the day before yesterday.
I did it once before, but not properly, so I only got a semi vivid LD.
This time I tried doing it step by step, and stayed calm and didn't expect anything, nothing happened after two or three dreams until I entered the same dream again! (Is that normal?)
I was in a weird school, noticed it was similar to another dream and checked. LD from then on!


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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan, 2013  Reply with quote

Alec427 wrote:
I tried this the day before yesterday.
I did it once before, but not properly, so I only got a semi vivid LD.
This time I tried doing it step by step, and stayed calm and didn't expect anything, nothing happened after two or three dreams until I entered the same dream again! (Is that normal?)
I was in a weird school, noticed it was similar to another dream and checked. LD from then on!

Entering the same dream may not be SSILD's doing, but the technique does increase your awareness and reasoning capabilities within a dream so you can catch the anomalies.


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

It was a vague at-best LD, so maybe it was a fluke. Nevertheless I'm going to use this technique more.

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

Wow I love this tech, I have done the new one twice, the first time I had a really vivid fa and the second night I had another fa bit realized it was a dream, it was a really low level LD but I still can't believe it, LD on the second try, ihope my success with this tech continues and I get more vivid LD's


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

Forty-Two wrote:
Wow I love this tech, I have done the new one twice, the first time I had a really vivid fa and the second night I had another fa bit realized it was a dream, it was a really low level LD but I still can't believe it, LD on the second try, ihope my success with this tech continues and I get more vivid LD's

You should be proud. Not many people learn to catch these FAs on the second try. Keep at it and you will be rewarded. I'm very confident about that now. On my personal forum there are a dozen people who already managed to record hundreds of LDs each within just a few months using SSILD.


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

So will this technique work even if I haven't had an LD before? Also what is the average amount of time it takes to have success in with this technique?


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

Quicksilver21 wrote:
So will this technique work even if I haven't had an LD before? Also what is the average amount of time it takes to have success in with this technique?

Yes it will. This technique was created from ground up to be friendly to beginners. As for the average amount of time it takes, everyone is different. Personally I need between 5-10 minutes for it to work. Sometimes it can even take less time depend on the condition.


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

Ok it has been 6 days since trying this technique. I started to do it as soon as I laid down for the night and it proved to be effective in getting me nice and relaxed so I could fall asleep. If I woke up earlier than my time for work then I would use this method to fall back asleep but since I was headed to work my mind wasn't really focused on LDing but just half heartedly doing it since I had woken anyways. I started to notice more vivid dreams this week and I also noticed that in my dreams I would begin to study things that were abnormal or interesting (upon wakening I would think how close I was to realizing that something wasn't right!) Usually a DC or event would stop me before I noticed!

Fast forward to last night. It was my first night off that I did not have any commitments or work in the morning. So as usually I went to bed and did this technique. My baby woke me up at 4 am to eat and when I went back to bed I got comfortable and began this method. I only got 3 reps into the first cycle and fell asleep...........I realized I was dreaming and got excited and started to wake up but I fell back into a dream before fully waking. However it was just a normal dream.

At 6 am the baby woke up again, same thing happened and I started dreaming and things would make me realize I was dreaming, I would do RCs and then transition into a normal dream, only to repeat the cycle of becoming lucid and then losing it! My last dream I was able to stay lucid for a while and then slip into a semi lucid state before waking up. I did that cycle of becoming lucid and doing my RC and then transitioning into another dream 4 times!!!

It was crazy to say the least and I was so excited when I woke up! If I could get a little further with the cycle I could almost bet my LDs would be way more vivid.



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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

Thats awesome, my experience was the same way, I fell asleep before I was done with the cycle so I bet if i Finished it my ld would have been more vivid


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

My experience with this: I took a nap from 8:30 to 9:30 and went to bed at 10:30 (It was an exhausting day!) doing the SSILD technique. I woke up 3 hours later with an extremely vivid, yet non-lucid ND. I did the SSILD technique again and I woke up 3 hours later with the same thing. This happened over and over 4 times until I finally woke up from it all at 8:30 AM. The weirdest thing about it is that each SSILD ND started the same way. After some very intense hypnogogic images, I would walk into my kitchen and above my fridge would be a cabinet of DVDs. I would look at one for a while and then I would be transferred into a vivid dream. My question is: why, throughout all of this, did I not get a DILD?

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

I tried this technique at 7:25 am. It did the short cycles and the slow ones. The thing is, I kept getting distracted from the cycles because I was thinking about other things. I fell asleep, and just had a normal dream.


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

csw wrote:
My experience with this: I took a nap from 8:30 to 9:30 and went to bed at 10:30 (It was an exhausting day!) doing the SSILD technique. I woke up 3 hours later with an extremely vivid, yet non-lucid ND. I did the SSILD technique again and I woke up 3 hours later with the same thing. This happened over and over 4 times until I finally woke up from it all at 8:30 AM. The weirdest thing about it is that each SSILD ND started the same way. After some very intense hypnogogic images, I would walk into my kitchen and above my fridge would be a cabinet of DVDs. I would look at one for a while and then I would be transferred into a vivid dream. My question is: why, throughout all of this, did I not get a DILD?

Everyone is different. Some people tend to encounter OBE or FA more often. I actually suspect some of the awakenings you mentored were FAs. SSILD is very good at producing super realistic FAs.


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb, 2013  Reply with quote

cosmic.iron wrote:
csw wrote:
My experience with this: I took a nap from 8:30 to 9:30 and went to bed at 10:30 (It was an exhausting day!) doing the SSILD technique. I woke up 3 hours later with an extremely vivid, yet non-lucid ND. I did the SSILD technique again and I woke up 3 hours later with the same thing. This happened over and over 4 times until I finally woke up from it all at 8:30 AM. The weirdest thing about it is that each SSILD ND started the same way. After some very intense hypnogogic images, I would walk into my kitchen and above my fridge would be a cabinet of DVDs. I would look at one for a while and then I would be transferred into a vivid dream. My question is: why, throughout all of this, did I not get a DILD?

Everyone is different. Some people tend to encounter OBE or FA more often. I actually suspect some of the awakenings you mentored were FAs. SSILD is very good at producing super realistic FAs.

Now that I think about it, I might have had a few false awakenings, because during one of the 3-hour intervals after I had to go though some crazy hypnogogic images (Giant White Chinese symbols flashing in my face at about 40 times a second to be exact grrr ), I felt like I was coming out of it and I really did feel awake. However, I never opened my eyes, because assuming I was actually awake (which in hindsight I probably wasn't), I just drifted off back to sleep. Now I know I'll to remember to do a RC next time, thanks!


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