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Character Assisted Lucid Dreaming...CALD part VI

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

wolvendeer wrote:
Thanks for checking in. smile I've noticed that sometimes there's an ebb and flow of my contact with my characters as well. sometimes I have a hard time contacting them and others I could almost feel them standing in front of me. I'm sure with a bit of effort on your part they'll come back to you.


yes, i absolutely agree. my mind has been pretty stressed lately, and -- since they kind of live there -- my contact with them sort of fazed out for a while.

and i really do hope they come back. i love Bobby when he makes fun of the mean kids at school.


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

Lol. One of my brother's characters would always yell at my mother's boyfriend when he cam in early in the mornings and started talking [junk]. It was rather humorous to listen to him recount.

OT: *Wishes he could draw his characters.*


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

wolvendeer wrote:
Perhaps you don't have your mental image of him/her worked out well enough? ... One thing I do that works well is meditate on your characters. That gives you a conscious world you can control and enter. From there, you could talk to that character face to face and work the problems out at the source, so to speak. (The trouble approaching him could be a number of things, but I'd do that first and see if that doesn't fix it.)


Ooh...that's interesting, in fact I have usually a chat with that character just before sleeping, or an adventure I imagine, but recently I could not do it (being at my bf's place), so maybe that's why I could not get close to him. I had that problem at the beginning of my dream, near christmas time, but in the end I managed to catch him and hug him, and then the dream ended. So I also need to prepare something to do to prevent that ( I have ideas).

But I like the way you suggested it : as a share meditation, let's try to see what the problem is. And the mental image may also be the problem, since he is a character very hard to draw, but I repeated how to draw his face in december...hmm yes I need to continue this art training as well (and put a picture on my wall haha).

Thanks for the advice ! I'll see what I can do and report here anything that made me solve this problem ^^



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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

This thread has grown the last time I checked!
Still haven't had a Character LD yet, despite all the reality checks I did yesterday.

However, I can report one thing - a couple of nights ago, I became lucid and tried to change dreamscene, but all of a sudden forgot what the dreamscene looked like, and I found it impossible to visualise! I woke up shortly after, and moments later I remembered what the location looked like.

Summoning some of my characters should be easy, but summoning all of them would be harder. There's a few characters I want to see in particular, because I want to see what they look like outside my daydreams (I can visualise them but can't physically see them).

I know my characters pretty well since I daydream about them for 20 minutes a day, or longer depending on how quickly I fall asleep. If I have a character dream I will be sure to report it in the CALD DJ!


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

for those who don't draw, the dollz website or avatar creators can be interesting to use. Then you can show how they look like to someone who will draw them.


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

Once again, I got very close to having a character dream. This time I remembered how to visualise, but lost lucidity when I couldn't change scene. I'm off to bed in just over half an hour, so I will be trying CALD then.

Just one thing to note - I am not actually myself when it comes to daydreams; I picture myself 10 years older when I daydream about my characters. I have an alter ego so things will be quite interesting.

Hopefully this will work, and I might be able to see Shadow, Blaze and my other characters!

EDIT: Last night (29/1/10) I had a lucid dream - a decent one in weeks! I wasted most of my time trying something in a dream that I never succeeded in doing. However, I was close to summoning one of my female characters. Although I didn't have a character related dream, I got extremely close and managed to walk through objects with no trouble whatsoever. I just walked through them and ended up somewhere else.


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

Wow, a lot ha happened since I last was here ^^ It's great to see so much activity ^^

Colors:
I wish you all the luck in meeting your dream character C: Remember to think of some things to do once you see him, I often got stuck with what to do ( luckily enough usually it turned into an adventure).

Teraflare:
I'm glad to see your progress, it's good you managed to walk through the objects, I often hear people get stuck, but perhaps because they're trying walls and gets stuck in the darkness. How did you try to summon your character, how did you know you were close, if you don't mind me asking? C:

Crooked&Wolvendeer: I promise that almost everyone here has had the same issue-- times when their character were hard to reach, times when we were too busy to interact. Y'know. Actually, I'm in a phase myself where I'm only really focussing on a few characters at a time-- When I started out with CALD a few years ago, it was pretty even attention... Exam time got me bogged down too.


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

Yeah, it's really weird for me when I walk through a wall in a dream. When I pass through, it looks like a video game glitch.

Oh, and about the character thing. I usually summon a person/character by visualising them in front of me, and then they appear in a flash (there's literally a flash). Sometimes I might use alternatives such as opening a door expecting them to be there, but spawning them on the spot seems to be easier for me.
I knew I was close because there was a person there with some facial features that resembled one of my characters, but unfortunately did not manage to piece my whole character together.

I have a feeling tonight is going to be my lucky night. I'm trying the VILD technique and then I'm off to visit my characters in my dream! VILD mixed with CALD, anyway.


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragement. smile Hey, do you mind if I write a tutorial on this for the other LD community I'm on? I'm sure they'd be interested.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

Teraflare8866: Best of luck! I hope it went well, it's been nearly a week. C: Hopefully you've had some exciting dreams in that time.

wolvendeer: Ah... I'd personally prefer it stayed here at LD4All, wolven. I worry that it can easily be misinterpreted and therefore quickly gain a bad reputation-- thus discouraging new-comers from approaching the tech or even just coming to tell about progress. Do you know what I mean?


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

Fair enough. I've seen a bunch of people already come and go with that opinion.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

Alrighty then. I hope I haven't disappointed you or offended in any way.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

No, not really. I have quite a few friends on the community interested in dream characters and how they can be used to assist with lucidity, so I figured this would be a good fit. I'll just have to read through the various forums I'm on to see any accounts of interesting DC interaction that might help and then think something new up, perhaps with Crystal's help. It should be fun. smile

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

It's annoying - each time I try the VILD mixed with CALD, I tend to get so tired after reading that I just fall asleep without attempting the technique. It's a rare occurence when I have a DILD dream, but when I do, it's extremely unstable and I wake up seconds later. I've tried stabilising techniques and I've even stayed calm, but the dream just fades.

Talon, I have a question - how do you summon your characters? Because my dream goes distorted when I try to do something interesting such as summoning or flying, and it's incredibly difficult to bear with.


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

wolvendeer: Coolness, I'm sorry things didn't go quite as planned-- But if you ever want some help scrolling, I have a pretty good memory of what's happened here C:

Teraflare: I usually summon my characters by setting my intention, then closing my eyes, sort of just willing them into place. It usually goes like this:

"Ok, I'm dreaming. Need to stabilize. More clarity, now." Then the dreamworld becomes more clear.
"I want [character name here] to be here when I open my eyes." I stare at the empty spot for a bit, willing the character into place, and imagining what they would be like if they were there, I then close my eyes.

When I open my eyes, they're there.
If this doesn't work, I might try transforming a nearby object(perhaps even better, a nearby dream character if the occasion allows) into the character, as I have done once.
I did that by staring intensely at the DC and willing it to change (which i didn't feel bad about because it was a DC version of a friend of mine so I knew it wasn't her), and pulling it apart with my hands because I wanted to summon two characters. The two halves became the characters I was summoning.

Your priority should be, however, to stabilize the dream. I do so by projecting my intention that "this dream WILL continue," followed by a command, such as "Greater clarity" or "stabilize now."

I hope that helps some ^^;


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