I am a Lucid Dreamer: Commanding the Subconscious Mind
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#16:  Author: Dreamghost PostPosted: Sun 21 Mar, 2010
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"(all tho I noticed you used ''am going to'', which is similar to ''will'', eh?).

If you say something in future tense, who knows when it could happen, but... "
and whats about "i am going... tonight"? Thats present or a clear point in the future. Or?

#17:  Author: Martz PostPosted: Sun 21 Mar, 2010
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Lord Antares wrote:
Sverak wrote:
I would like to say that this has helped me quite a lot. Last night I read this post, it made everything seem much easier. Thanks Ben for this, I have been on an over 2 month dry spell and want to get back into Lucid Dreaming.


Hey, watch your words grin

Anyway...yeah, I knew this, I read it in NLP related books and articles.Thanks for the post anyways.

Your subconscious mind is more powerful than most people think.
Of course, mattias, no limits, as I already said somewhere else tounge1

Wording is important, because your subconscious mind takes no negations.
If you say ''I am not a lucid dreamer'', it's like you said ''I am a lucid dreamer.''

Or, if you say ''I will no longer have normal dreams'', it's like you said ''I will have normal dreams''.

Like Ben said, don't say ''will'', say ''am'' (all tho I noticed you used ''am going to'', which is similar to ''will'', eh?).

If you say something in future tense, who knows when it could happen, but...

If you say something in present simple tense, it is to become the present.I AM.

Period.


Now that I reread my post and then read yours, it appears I had forgot about what I wrote there. shy2

No big deal though, I got the idea of what it was telling me and successfully used it for one night, however. It seemed to have been totally random, my focus unfortunately, isn't really devoted to lucid dreaming and on most nights, I'd be lucky to even remember a normal dream.

I understand the idea of that it is simply your will and subconscious, but I do have a hard time really comprehending the implications of such things, it is hard for me to attempt, in a way, I don't know how to make anything easier.

I guess it was a fluke that one night when I posted that, that is what it seems like anyway, because I'm having no luck otherwise. sadblauw


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#18:  Author: FawnBrown PostPosted: Sun 21 Mar, 2010
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This really works...I almost had a lucid dream but i got to excited cry

#19:  Author: mattias PostPosted: Mon 22 Mar, 2010
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I usually have good results with auto-suggestion, but using "I AM" really helps! Like A LOT! grin

#20:  Author: Sweet Dream PostPosted: Mon 22 Mar, 2010
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thanks for this great post.
one thing i hear in this is that it's important to believe what i'm saying;
that is as important as the words themselves
hidden doubts will sabotage my efforts.
i get it...

#21:  Author: BenDrummin58 PostPosted: Tue 23 Mar, 2010
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Lord Antares wrote:
Like Ben said, don't say ''will'', say ''am'' (all tho I noticed you used ''am going to'', which is similar to ''will'', eh?).

That's a good point, Lord Antares. Personally, I don't see it as a conflict for myself; however, if it seems like something that doesn't specifically get the point accross to your subconscious (which it doesn't since you mentioned it), I encourage you to avoid "am going to" and anything relating to future tense.

I'm glad to hear all of the positive feedback from everybody. I do hope it can help you out in more ways than just lucid dreaming--I know it has for me!

#22:  Author: Lord Antares PostPosted: Tue 23 Mar, 2010
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Well, I always use the present simple tense so that's no problem...I just mentioned wink5

#23:  Author: Lucid76092 PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2010
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Amazing post. I feel like this is going to help me come out of my 2-4 year lucid dreaming drought.

No. This post will get me out of the drought.

Mind over matter.

#24:  Author: teilnehmer PostPosted: Sat 27 Mar, 2010
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Hello,

this is my first posting in this forum and i hope I can add some useful things to this topic! colgate

I'm very happy about your post, Ben! colgate It gives me many stuff to think about and to influence my life. I feel, it is very useful to me.

Perhaps I can add some personal thoughts, in which I relate to some previous posts:

mattias wrote:
- is it possible to "ask for too much"? (like "I am able to have long and vivid lucid dreams where I'm very conscious every night" or something like that...)


Sweet Dream wrote:
thanks for this great post.
one thing i hear in this is that it's important to believe what i'm saying;
that is as important as the words themselves
hidden doubts will sabotage my efforts.
i get it...


A concept which I think is very useful to deal with, is "truth". You can "aks for too much", if this, what you are asking for, is completely unrealistic. For example, you might say "I invent a time-machine." If you say so, this might be a useful illusion and helps you to learn many things about physics and to become a good physician, but it is an illusion and therefore a bad suggestion in my eyes. But if you say "I am a great physician", then you are right, because potentially you are a good physician. It lies in your possibilities. Maybe you don't have enough time and motivation to advance your abilities and to overcome possible resistances and maybe, you doesn't win the nobelprice and doesn't become professor ("great" is a relative word!), but this doesn't change my conclusion.
And because, we all have the possibilities to have extremly vivid and lucid dreams, we have extremly and lucid dreams. The only thing, we must do, we must accept that this is true! colgate
If you have underconcsious doubts, don't worry about it! Say to you "I have no doubts." This is the truth. And the truth doesn't need force. If you know something is true, your doubts will disappear automatically. Maybe there will be some anxious splits of thoughts, but they aren't important, they are meaningless.

PS: I'm Mirko and I have extremly vivid und lucid dreams.

#25:  Author: Colors PostPosted: Wed 07 Apr, 2010
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wahaha Ben, thank you, you made me break my bad luck in having LD, which was simply, the fact that I forgot that autosuggestion works the best for me !!!

With those simple words, I am going to have a lucid dream during this nap, I made it ^^ First of course I was falling asleep, then I noticed this and decided to repeat the mantra, and it worked ! Thanks a lot !!

#26:  Author: Lord Antares PostPosted: Wed 07 Apr, 2010
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teilnehmer wrote:

PS: I'm Mirko and I have extremly vivid und lucid dreams.


What the hell?

I am Mirko :D

#27:  Author: #Six PostPosted: Thu 20 May, 2010
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Great post Ben,

This is my kind of thinking ^^ I know I posted something about hypnosis and affirmations on here a long time ago.

One night, over 6 years ago shortly after I found ld4all, I was walking around outside at night feeling miserable. I was down that I wasn't lucid dreaming. I really Wanted to lucid dream! < and I would tell myself this, but it wasn't happening, you know.

Then spontaneously, I just said out loud to myself, " Forget it! I do Not want to lucid dream. In fact I hope I don't lucid ream tonight. I hate lucid dreaming! I really hope I Don't have a lucid dream!"
-That night I lucid dreamed big time.

Well, this was reverse psychology actually. As I saw that the opposite of my wants was what was happening, but most importantly, it is What You Are SAYING to yourself. and How you say it.

So Is it true that I desire to be lucid dreaming when I got to bed after I type this? Yes. So then truthfully, with my heart and my soul, I say this out loud:

I Am Lucid Dreaming -right Now! wiske
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#28:  Author: LUCY777 PostPosted: Wed 09 Jun, 2010
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i AM going to have a lucid dream by thursday. Thanks ben.

#29:  Author: Ambsi PostPosted: Thu 10 Jun, 2010
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I told myself: "In 5 hours I will realize I'm dreaming."

Got lucid the same night smile Thanks Ben for these inspiring posts!

#30:  Author: Dani1202 PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun, 2010
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I AM lucid! I KNOW I'm deaming!

Ich BIN luzid! Ich WEISS ich träume!

おれわ ルしーど だ (Ore wa rushiido da)

Writing it in english, german and japanese shouldn't hurt! mrgeen



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