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PostPosted: Thu 15 May, 2008  Reply with quote

So last night I dreamt that I was in a contest, and I felt like something was wrong. And I randomly did a nose RC, and I could breathe. I was thinking something like, "This is odd.." So I looked at my hands, which was weird because I never use that RC. I counted them, and I had twelve fingers. Then I couldn't stop laughing. I was like, "LOL TWELVE FINGERS!" But I didn't become lucid. It didn't click in that I was dreaming.

This happened before too.. I was thinking something was wrong and I did a nose RC. I was like, "Hm." And went on with the dream.

I don't know why... is this a common problem?



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PostPosted: Thu 15 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Oh, that's what I call really bad luck xD
I think you need to focus more on the actuall rc's and what they mean to you.
Every time you do a rc you must say to yourself and really mean it "Am I dreaming now? Is there anything indicating that that would be the case?" - And you must say it and mean it every time.
(This is going all-in on your rc's, cos you seem to need it)

But you were really really close, and the chances are that this was just really unlucky wink5


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PostPosted: Thu 15 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Hehehe.. okay thank you, I'll do that then. :3


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PostPosted: Fri 16 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Yeah that happened to me too it was really stupid. btw nice pic is it of kagura from fruits basket ?

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PostPosted: Fri 16 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Yep movie me is right, it's probably just really bad luck or you're not questioning reality enough during the day when randomly doing RC's IRL. I have a similiar problem where I say that I know I'm dreaming im my dream and even say that it's a lucid state but in itself I don't become lucid even thou I do act in a lucid way. Btw I like you're nick ^^ maybe it's just because I'm german.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 May, 2008  Reply with quote

cutout of my dream yournal:
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Back in my sisters room, I somehow did a RC (don't know why) and the strange thing is that it told me I'm awake. It was the "close-one-eye-to-see-your-nose-RC" and somehow i saw my nose. It was very big and shaped like a perfect triangle, the color was also strange and blurred but i somehow thought "Okay, the RC failed so I must be awake" and continued watching TV.


I think thats a similar experience. I did a RC but did not become lucid somehow whatsthat


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

I think something kind of similar happened to me.

I have only been doing RCs for a few days, so it may just be chance. While awake, I write DREAM on my hand. Every time I look at my wrist watch, I read my hand and say "dream" aloud and question if I am awake or dreaming. Usually when I do this, I will also look around and notice my surroundings and how normal everything is.

Last night, I dreamed (not lucid) that I was at a concert/sporting event in a sports stadium and trying to get away from someone. I was not running for my life, but rather trying to avoid a person who annoyed me. In the dream, I was going to leave the stadium and re enter through another entrance in order to lose the annoying person. I found myself in a bathroom washing my hands, and when i looked at my hands, I notice that I was washing off the ink stamp I received when I first entered the stadium. I would need to show this stamp on my hand to get back in after leaving.

After waking up I recalled that the ink washing off my hand looked similar to the ink I used to write DREAM when I washed my hands in Waking Life. I'm not sure why I did not do the RC in the dream, but I think it was because I've only been doing RC during the day for a short amount of time.

Question for you guys: Do you have close calls in RC before having a LD?


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

I had a dream a few nights back where I realized it was a dream, but I decided that I was just going to let it take me where it would... I don't know why, because had someone had given me the choice in WL I would have been all over the lucidity...

I had another last night where I realized it was a dream, decided to go lucid long enough to "command" some zombies to run in the opposite directions, then decided to go back to normal dreaming... odd.


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

I justified my nose breathing RC by saying that I had a runny nose so that is why I could breath.
I then questioned it again and was going to try to fly, but thought it stupid and didn't take it any further. How disappointing.
Good luck to you.


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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

When you do a RC, expect it to fail so it will fail in your dreams.

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PostPosted: Thu 07 May, 2009  Reply with quote

Woah, sorry for not replying.. life stole me away from this forum. >.<

Thanks for the luck!
I think taking RC's more seriously helped... taking more time on each one and saying to myself, "that didn't work, so I'm probably not dreaming.."
Because I haven't had a situation like that since, thankfully. ^-^
Thanks Magicpotion and padfootandprongs123. ^-^ I believe it was Tohru I had up there.



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PostPosted: Thu 07 May, 2009  Reply with quote

try affirming that we are dreaming each time we do a reality check ?

do you think that would help ? also taking the check very seriously describing to yourself what will happen if you are in a dream, after saying to yourself that you are ?


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PostPosted: Thu 07 May, 2009  Reply with quote

Eyelids wrote:
try affirming that we are dreaming each time we do a reality check ?

do you think that would help ? also taking the check very seriously describing to yourself what will happen if you are in a dream, after saying to yourself that you are ?
Maybe, I'm sure it would. ^^
Basically, I just try to say something to myself to affirm it. Like, "Since I can't breathe through my nose, I'm probably not dreaming." I'm sure it would have the same effect as "If I were dreaming, then I could..." and doing an RC. ^-^ If that's what you meant.



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PostPosted: Fri 08 May, 2009  Reply with quote

I know why that happened.
That's because you were not taking dreaming as a real possibility.
You have to believe you are in a dream, even when doing RCs IRL.


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PostPosted: Fri 08 May, 2009  Reply with quote

Hraesvelg wrote:
I know why that happened.
That's because you were not taking dreaming as a real possibility.
You have to believe you are in a dream, even when doing RCs IRL.


I never thought of that.. thank you. ^_^



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