Everytime I realize I'm Lucid the dream ends

Im a fairly experienced LDer; ive had lots of MILDS, WILDS, and DILDS, but lately every time I became lucid the entire dream whited out. Everything just gradually fades into a white screen and I wake up. I’ve tried everything- spinning around, rubbing my hands, but nothing works. Anyone know how to prevent this?

I think this is what youre looking for :smile: dreaminglucid.com/crucial.html
It helped me.

sorry that site is blocked on my computer. Can you copy paste it onto here?
Thanks a lot!

When the first spark of lucid realization illuminates your mind and you gleefully announce, “Hey, this is a dream!”, what happens next?

For many beginning lucid dreamers, their success will be determined by how they respond in the first 30 seconds. In those initial crucial moments, taking four important steps can set you on the path to an exciting and lengthy lucid dream. These are the MEME steps: 1) Modulate your emotions, 2) Elevate your awareness, 3) Maintain your focus and finally 4) Establish your intent.

The joy or euphoria that often accompanies your realization of being in a dream will lead to its quick demise, unless you rein in the emotional intensity. Lucid dreaming newbies quickly learn to modulate their emotions, since intense emotions lead to the collapse of lucid dreams.
Lucid dreamers change their emotions in a number of ways. Some visually focus on something boring, like their hands or the floor; visually neutral stimuli serves to decrease any emotional upsurge. Others mentally tell themselves to “Calm down,” before their emotions get too high. While others begin to concentrate their energies on other tasks, which naturally reduces the level of sensed emotion.

Once the emotional level has stabilized, you will want to elevate or clarify your awareness. Some do this by performing a ‘reality check’ (they levitate, put their hand through a wall, etc.) to re-confirm that they exist in the dream state. Some engage in a solidifying ritual, such as rubbing their dream hands together to ground themselves and spark the kinesthetic senses. You can take this further by shouting out a suggestion to the dream, such as “Greater clarity now!” or “More lucid awareness!” These vocalized intents normally show immediate results.
An elevated awareness makes the next goal of maintaining your focus much easier. Newbies frequently discover that their focus can wander, and suddenly they will get interested in some aspect of the dream. If not careful, this new aspect can become so interesting (or en-trancing) that your lucid awareness vanishes, and you slip back into regular, unaware dreaming. Maintaining your focus requires an ‘active’ realization of lucid dreaming. Some lucid dreamers perform repetitive actions to remind themselves that they are dreaming. They may repeatedly announce, “This is a lucid dream” or perform reality checks at certain intervals.

One caution about focus involves staring at objects in a lucid dream. For some reason, lucid dreamers find that staring fixedly at something for more than a few seconds often causes the dream to feel shaky and then collapse. Some lucid dreamers notice the shaky feeling and immediately look back at their hands or the ground to stabilize the dream state. Others have discovered ways to create a new dream scene (by closing their eyes for a second or spinning around); however, for inexperienced lucid dreamers a new dream environment may feel bewildering.

In my book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, I suggest that the easiest way to maintain your focus involves establishing an intent or goal to accomplish, and then establishing a new intent or goal immediately after the initial accomplishment. You can think of this as the ‘focus & re-focus’ technique. By re-focusing on a new goal, you maintain an active state of awareness. Without an active focus on a goal, new elements will spontaneously enter the dream and capture your attention. Within seconds, your focus will likely become en-tranced by these new elements and you will lose lucidity, as you slip back into unaware dreaming. By habitually establishing goal after goal, you keep your awareness active.

Of course, a lucid dreaming goal may be a very simple thing, such as “I wonder what is behind this door?” or “Should I ask that dream figure what it represents?” Each goal focuses your awareness and keeps your conscious activity illuminated. By stringing these simple goals together, a beginner can maintain lucid awareness, and have a surprisingly long lucid dream.

Each of these four MEME steps to successful lucid dreaming – 1) modulate your emotions, 2) elevate your awareness, 3) maintain your focus and finally 4) establish your intent – requires you to focus on them for a moment in your lucid dream. Feel free to memorize the MEME – modulate emotions, elevate awareness, maintain focus and establish intent. With practice, these steps become second nature and create a strong foundation for your lucid dreaming. Enjoy your journeys into the larger dimensions of the Self and its incredible creativity.

On a side note, I’m glad this guide was of so much aid ^^

thanks a lot! :colgate:

What I’ve been trying lately is to take deep breaths while rubbing my hands and saying out loud “I am calm” and trying to truelly be calm. It seems to work but I have trouble staying long in that state :tongue: That is, if it’s emotional. I used to think I didn’t get excited any more but I guess I still kind of get… and the deep breathing can really help too. good luck :wink:

everyone is always lucid, so soon things can work out for anyone who wants to know more about dreams,

we identify with the dream and the things in it, in order to continue experiencing it, by thinking novel thoughts and sending out desires of exploration,

like you think, i’m going to go to school and catch a bus to the zoo, and you think about the bus and where it will be, and then you go walking and you look around with your eyes and look for signs on how to get there, this is very amusing to the dreaming source and allows the dream to continue ++ >>

i am lucid for a very long time , very often, the key ingredient is : clarity and presence of mind.

I normally just take deep breaths and act like its natural. It tends to work for me.