I’ve been away for a long time, although I used to post on this forum as Ev. Maybe I’ll reactivate that username later.
My question is this: How would you describe the state of mind experienced just before the dream reentry?
Perhaps my question needs a bit of the explanation: Back in 2004, I’ve discovered dream reentry and have seen similar posts on this forum. Over the years, it seems that people have independently discovered the same phenomenon: in the few moments after the awakening it is possible to reenter or visualize another dream scene and consciously enter it. It’s fast, and when practiced correctly allows an almost at-will wake induced lucid dreaming with multiple episodes each night.
I was like that in August of 2004, when I had over 30 lucid dreams in a month. I used to wake up after each dream, reenter a dream, then reenter it again. Back then I was 18. Then I went to college and found it almost impossible to practice reentry. My lucid dreaming skills deteriorated significantly. Now, 7 years later I’m trying to learn the technique again. Since 2004, I had maybe 6-7 episodes of reentry, most of them lower lucidity.
Since my memory is spotty, I need your help - those of you who still practice that technique, can you describe your experience just before you reenter the dream? The thing that I’m not clear about is the amount of effort required. Do you try hard, do you just do it? Do you know how to do it at that moment? How long do you keep the image in your mind? Do you experience some kind of a white haze or how does your dream manifest itself?
The technique is so easy once I can grasp it, but I need help grasping it. I’m hoping that reading about the technique would trigger my memories from back in the day.
Thank you and happy dreaming!