As a part of meditation for WILD I take my mind to one of two specific places to dream in. This is a bit of a carryover from shared dreaming, where I put as much emphasis on the place as the control and actions of the dream. After reviewing my DJs I have found that this has could have an interesting CALD like use. Without meaning to do so, I have found myself dreaming in one of these locations from time to time in ND as if out of rote. Since they are places of my design and creation made specifically for dreaming, if ever I happen to find myself there I should know that I am dreaming.
This has yet to induce LD, but I imagine after my forehead smacking “obviously” moment just now it will become another very useful tool for me to do so. For whatever reason, I just had not put two and two together before.
Is there any other topics or techniques along these lines or would this be an extension of CALD, or perhaps it is just a billboard of a dream sign.
If not, is there anyone that would care to give a go and play around with it a bit in the good old Lucid Lab to see if it can be refined to a usable technique?