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DILDs via RCs
 
If you have a DILD from an RC, is the RC done when you are...
If you have a DILD from an RC, is the RC done when you are...
non-lucid, it is done by habit, then I realize I am dreaming.
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lucid, I just RC to double-check or increase lucidity.
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I don't do RCs during DILDs.
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kmcdonald
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DILDs via RCs
PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug, 2002  Reply with quote

Inspired by another topic, I thought it would be interesting to know:

If you become lucid in DILDs from RCs, then do you do the RC non lucid or already lucid?




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ceavou
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug, 2002  Reply with quote

I have acheived two DILDs. They both were acheived straight after i metioned the words, "Am I dreaming?"

All i had to do was say these words and i became instantly lucid. I may have been in a dream when i said this but each of the two time I could not recall any dream i was in when i mentioned these words.

It is weird, as i have never actually realised i was dreaming after saying these words, i instead became lucid and then sort of had the ability to realise i was dreaming, cant really explain it that well.


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Re: DILDs via RCs
PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug, 2002  Reply with quote

i must say both.... sometimes i use reality checks to verify it, so im 100% sure im dreaming. Other times i just do it when i see something strange or something and then turn lucid.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug, 2002  Reply with quote

Second and third one can be answered "yes" by same person.Using rc just to confirm is i think about same like "i never had ld via rc".
Just a thought.


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug, 2002  Reply with quote

Thanks Jack, I changed it to what I meant.

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Aug, 2002  Reply with quote

Hi
I did RCs when non-lucid,but they failed and so i just continued my dream.I also did RCs when low-lucid,but they also failed,and so they just made me loose my lucidity.
So,till now RCs aren´t doing any good for me,but to be fair,i never did them seriously for a longer period of time.
Still,i think it works better for me to question reality without doing any special checks (as Jabbervocky (?) described in "DILDs without RCs")

Traumgänger


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PostPosted: Sat 31 Aug, 2002  Reply with quote

When I used to use them a lot, it was always to double-check. Only once do I recall ever having done one while thinking it wasn't a dream.

These days, lucidity just comes out of the blue, although it isn't exactly a sudden realization. It takes a few seconds to take full effect, like a fluorescent light. Maybe that's how long it takes some chemical to flood the brain or something.


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PostPosted: Sun 08 Sep, 2002  Reply with quote

I've done both. My very first lucid dream was when I was in my bedroom and just decided to do a reality check using my clock. I was very surprised. Most other times, though, I've done reality checks while suspecting I was dreaming and done them to confirm it, so I chose that option when I voted.

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep, 2002  Reply with quote

Nice signature ^^

I have had that feeling a few times, thinking, "hmm... I can't be dreaming right now, that would just be wierd" then looking at a clock or counting my fingers and realizing I am dreaming. Normally I will then commence to exclaim, "well then... I certainly got a lot of things done then..."


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Sep, 2002  Reply with quote

I think reality checks are more important then we percieve them to be. When I became interested in Lucid dreams, I did RCs...but they merely consisted of telling myself I was dreaming (while I was awake). My LDs come and go spontaniously without doing RCs. I've realized that reality checks are extremely important, and I'm looking forward to doing them more often. Plus, I think RCs should include noticing the five senses at the time and asking yourself questions about the current situation.

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Sep, 2002  Reply with quote

I do them after i realize i'm dreaming.

it mostly goes like this: "wait a minute, i'm dreaming, aren't i?" and then i look around to verify i use the clock method and the finger through wall/mirror method most.

So i use the RC to verify - but sometimes the RC doesn't work (my finger won't go through the wall) but i'm already sure it is a dream so i try again until it does go through.


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Oct, 2002  Reply with quote

I'm glad you mentioned the finger through the wall Pasquale. This one didn't work for me last night during a false awakening (once on a wall and once on a mirror to be exact) so I gave up and figured I must be awake. Next time, I'll keep trying as well. ^^

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Oct, 2002  Reply with quote

The finger-through-the-hand yielded some strange results for a friend of mine. I told him about LDing one day, and that night he had an LD but the only reality check I told him that he remembered was finger-through-the-hand, so he was just incredibly amazed and did that for the entire dream. He said it went a little something like this:

"So, I was dreaming and then, like, I realized, 'woah... this is a dream', and so I did what you said I should try and stuck my finger through my hand, and it felt kind of funny, and I thought, 'wow! that is awesome! my *finger* is going through my *hand*!' so I just kept doing that for the rest of the dream, just plain amazed."

Sounds like he may have dreamt he had an LD, but he reported the "feeling" of LDing without me having told him, so I doubt that he was not lucid for that reason.


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Oct, 2002  Reply with quote

Hahaha grin Pretty funny how he stuck his finger through his hand for the whole dream!

Mate, you should fill him in on the full capabilities of a lucid dream and he'll really be amazed! wink

~ceavou~


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Oct, 2002  Reply with quote

Yeah, he is a really good friend of mine so he knows about all the random stuff I do now, and I think he might want to go ask Jimi Hendrix to give him a few guitar lessons in the future... At the time, he just didn't know that much, and I don't think I told him any of the spinning/hand-rubbing/concentrating techniques, so he didn't know how long the dream was going to last.

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