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Willing yourself to do it
PostPosted: Wed 31 May, 2006  Reply with quote

I'm back and I'm willing myself to have a lucid dream. The trick is not to mentally exhaust yourself into having one. Just suggest to yourself that you will and let it happen.

I'm having a lucid dream soon...


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PostPosted: Wed 31 May, 2006  Reply with quote

It worked! I had a lucid dream this morning, just like I programmed myself to.

I just told myself I would wake up at 4:38 (6 hours from when I programmed) and be fully aware and awake then go straight into a WILD. I did.


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PostPosted: Wed 31 May, 2006  Reply with quote

Exactly, if you OVER work yourself, you'll never get one. I got mine when I took a break from lucid dreaming.

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PostPosted: Wed 31 May, 2006  Reply with quote

congrats Darxide wink5
thats exactly what every professional LDer would do ^^


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

Yeah, it was pretty cool. I am going to do it again soon.

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

grats Darxide! that technique is autosuggestion isnt it?


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

It is a modified version of auto-suggestion. One that I have found to work quite well for myself, but not necessarily for others.

With autosuggestion, one simply suggests to themselves they will have a lucid dream. With this modified version, one simply tells themself to awaken at a given time (prefferably after at least 6 hours of rest) and be fully aware mentally, but still sleepy physically, and then allow themselves to feel a spinning sensation till they find themselves in a WILD.

It's may seem complex, but it's simple.


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

As always, I have to commend you on your success. You are just so great at this.

Now, for a question.

You said something to the effect of this new technique of yours (please correct me if I'm wrong) being an altered auto suggestion technique and then you allow yourself into to fall into a spinning sensation until you reach WILD.

Don't you have to be awake to initiate WILD and then have the spinning sensations during it?


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

smile Yes, you have to be awake to initiate WILD. I program myself to awaken at a given time, preferably after 6 hours of rest, and from there I hold myself still, keep my eyes shut, and bring on the spinning sensation till a dream has faded in.

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

Do you split it up? Such as, "I will awake at 4:38," and THEN just remember to WILD, or do you say, "I will awake at 4:38 and then WILD into the dream."?

I split it up and just use autosuggestion to wake myself up...and then remember to WILD. It's worked in the past but it's not always reliable...sometimes I'll wake up and go back to sleep after a half-hearted attempt. Then again, I can't see why you would do it together...

please, do tell.


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

Well, I personally do both. I actually suggest to myself, "I will awaken with a fully rested mind at 4:30 (for example) and then remember to bring on a WILD".

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

What do you mean by "bringing on a spinning sensation"? Im very new to all of this....

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

I did that one night by accident...it was actually when I first started. I set my alarm, but I woke up one minute exactly before it went off. Unfortunately, I had no clue how to WILD so I failed that end of it.

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

EvanVolm wrote:
What do you mean by "bringing on a spinning sensation"? Im very new to all of this....


I mean, imagine as clearly as you can that you and your bed are spinning around in circles as fast as it can. Keep your eyes closed, but imagine how it would feel. Imagine the sensation of momentum building up in you as you do this. Keep your awareness on the sensation of your body and you will eventually find that it begins to fade. It won't be long till a dream fades in, so hold on to your consciousness.


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

I am going to try this tonight (The spinning part especially.)

"I will myself to wake up at 4am, with my mind fully rested, and begin to do WILD!"


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