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Julian
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The BIG Remembering Dreams Topic - Part II
PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

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This is part II of the BIG Remembering Dreams topic.
Part I can be found in the archive here.
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Remembering dreams... I really need to practise.
Registered yesterday here at the forums, have read stuff about LD's over a year ago, and it fascinated me. But i never really put effort in it, like making a DJ.
Anyway, I started trying yesterday. I haven't slept really good last days so I was kinda tired, went to bed and hadn't much trouble with falling asleep.
I was trying to think "I'm going to dream, i'm going to remember it' etc etc :D So I fell asleep, and then at 7:00 I woke up overspannen out of nothing! half hour before my alarm should wake me.
Normally I never wake up before the alarm wakes me.. only if i'm nervous for something to happen that day. So when I woke up I thought: My dream my dream! and tried soo hard to remember it.. and ohh, I remembered like 2 words eh that's all. That felt so bad.. I really couldn't make anything out of it. Then i tried to catch some sleep (and dreams) again, but I couldn't fall asleep.. (something I normally wouldn't have any problems with at 7:00) I was supposed to get up at 7:30. So i thought i hadn't slept in that half hour but I probably did in the last 5 minutes or something, and when I woke up again I remembered some very small things from a dream, like a few words and some 'images' but all so vage.... couldn't make anything out of it.

I find it so hard to remember my dreams.. sadblauw
But actually now i'm typing and reading this I must say this is quite good, normally i dont remember anything of my dreams.. so this is a start eh wink5
I'll keep on practising (and will read some more tips on the subject) and hope it'll soon go better...

ahhh just needed to share that in some way


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

I was exactly the same Julian first dream i remembered i was in a house with a old lady and thats all but after a week of trying i could remember at least 1 full dream a night
i think its just your brain getting used to remembering dreams and youll find soon that its alot easier


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

allright then smile
Today i'll set my phone alarm to 15 minutes before my normal alarm goes off, and i'll try to let it come to me for a while without turning on the light etc. And i also can use the record function on my phone smile so I dont have to write down anything!
Hope it works.. ^^


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

Oh please let me know how it went! colgate It sounds interesting.

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

I'll do for sure, really hope it works.. lol I should have more patience

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

I have typed this in the morning when I went out of bed, but when I pressed submit I got some kind of database error, luckily I could go back and save my message.. so here it is:

Ok here I am again.. Just woke up.
Had a very weird night overspannen

Went to bed at 10:45, I didn't get asleep very easy, I tried things like counting, focusing on remembering dreams.. and then I fell asleep, in like 30 or 45 minutes i think.
So far so good..
Then I woke up! I thought it must have been somewhere in the morning, but my phonealarm wasn't going off, so i checked the time, it was 01:20 eek2 I really had the feeling I was waking up out of a dream, but I cant recall it, even worse than yesterday, I only remember some minimal chunks from the last seconds of the dream, but they make no sense at all and i cant go back from there.
So I recorded that and went back to sleep, no problems with falling asleep at this time smile
Then again I woke up.. time 03:50. Again no alarm, I had no clue why I was awake, I was tired, when I tried to relax and remember my dream I had the feeling I was going into a new one allready so I had nothing to record and fell asleep again.
The same happened again at about 5:20 eek2
And then finally it must have been like 7:05 when I woke up agian, because when my alarm went off at 7:10 I allready was awake..
And again I couldn't recall anything sadblauw

So that was about it.. I think i'm waaaay to focused on remembering, which causes to wake me up or something.
Normally I _never_ wake up in the midle of the night except if i'm really sick or something, and now like 4 times!! so weird.

Anyway, weekend tomorrow so I can sleep a bit longer in the morning, then I use to remember my dreams so i'll try again.


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I shall try to remember
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I just joined this forum tonight because I have been interested in lucid dreaming for a while, it's 1:30am about. I'm going to bed now, I am going to go for the WILD approach to lucid dreams, and if i have one I will deffinitly try to remember it and write it down when i awake.

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

Good luck!
Do you already have a DJ or something? It should be really helpfull to write down all your dreams (even non-LD's) to get lucid.

Julian's desperate recalling dreams story continues...

Day 3.. as you can see in my last 2 posts I hadn't recalled much of my dreams at all. Only like the last 2 words.

Today, I still almost can't believe it... i've recalled several dreams eek2 about 4 I think (It also might have been 2 with some missing connections in it) with so many details!!
I went to sleep at about 1:30. Woke up at 7:30 and tried to recall my dreams. Again I remembered about 2 words.. just like the other days.
But when I was writing these down, and relaxed a bit, suddenly I recalled a part of a dream (which had nothing to do with the 2 words I remembered) and BAM, there it was! I could go back from there, and forward. Immideatly I started writing it down in my DJ. It was amazing, I filled about 1,5 pages in my DJ with things I could remember, and then tried to place them in a way they would make sense, during that I recalled other parts of a dream, which where so different It must have been another one, and again I could go back and forward from there, filling another 1,5 pages.
Then I went to sleep again, feeling very content ^^ ^^
At 10:30 I woke up again, at first couldn't remember anything.. I didn't really care since I allready had remembered 2 big dreams. But then after some minutes again something came to my head and I could do the same as before..
So from this one night i've filled ~4 pages in my DJ! :D

almost forgot to mention: something interesting happend in one of the dreams.
I was doing some kind of a summersault superstunt from a huuuuuuge waterslide, jumping in the swimming pool hundereds meters below me.
(When I landed only my legs got wet grin
After i'd done this I was telling to a good friend of me what i just did! But I knew I didn't do that for real, It was a dream!
So I was telling it to my friend, but I wasn't telling it was a dream..
So it's like I dreamt I had a dream smile


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

Lucky you Julian - wish I could do the same

I've been having bad dream recall in about a month now - naturally hope it will get better


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

recalled 1 dream today..
if i recall one tomorrow again i'll be happy :D i'm afraid my recall on mondays isn't good..


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

nice work Julian good to see youve already made progress
the dreams will get more vivid as long as you keep on writing in that journal :D


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PostPosted: Tue 13 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

When you really try, and really have an intention of remembering your dreams (sufficient amount of sleep is also important), you will most likely remember your dreams. A few weeks ago, I was very upset of not having recalled anything for 2 weeks. I decided to end this "dry" period, and on the same night I remembered 6 dreams! That was a record for me smile

My main problem is that I get too lazy. Having a true intention is very hard for me! I need to think about it a lot, read a lot here in the forums, and repeat to myself with full concentration (which also is a really hard task for me!) when I go to sleep, that I will remember my dreams.

I have a tendancy to give up on recall a lot of times because of that, because I feel as though I'm trying too hard to do something which seemingly does not help me very much. meh

The only way to truly succeed with dream recall, and later on with lucid dreaming, is to practice more and more, and never give up!


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

Well, I've had a DJ for about a month now, and I remember my dreams pretty well. But I don't really know how much I should remember before I practice inducing LDs seriously. LaBerge says one dream a night, but what does he actually mean with that? Should I remember every little detail in the whole dream or just the plot? I can actually remember a couple of dreams every night, but very seldom in such extreme detail. How much am I supposed to remember, any experinced lucid dreamer out there that can help me? ^^

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jan, 2004  Reply with quote

Quote:
Well, I've had a DJ for about a month now, and I remember my dreams pretty well. But I don't really know how much I should remember before I practice inducing LDs seriously. LaBerge says one dream a night, but what does he actually mean with that? Should I remember every little detail in the whole dream or just the plot? I can actually remember a couple of dreams every night, but very seldom in such extreme detail. How much am I supposed to remember, any experinced lucid dreamer out there that can help me? ^^

I think you should start, as long as you remember some details.. Most people usually remember lucid dreams easier than normal dreams.
It is not really very often i remeber all the details of a normal dream, unless i wake up right after the dream.
I would say go ahead smile


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PostPosted: Sun 01 Feb, 2004  Reply with quote

Rarosu wrote:
Well, I've had a DJ for about a month now, and I remember my dreams pretty well. But I don't really know how much I should remember before I practice inducing LDs seriously. LaBerge says one dream a night, but what does he actually mean with that? Should I remember every little detail in the whole dream or just the plot? I can actually remember a couple of dreams every night, but very seldom in such extreme detail. How much am I supposed to remember, any experinced lucid dreamer out there that can help me? ^^


Yeah LaBerge says that If you can remember at least one dream a night for a week you should start trying techniques, so yeah definitely. Go for it.


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