Hello! Here again with new questions to ask to help me get a Lucid Dream during this holiday season.
As you know, one of the way to train to have ld is to make reality checks during the day. It is about awareness and try to know if you are in a dream or not. Personally, I think I’m doing just the right amount of reality check (about approximatively 15 per day) without for it feeling less than it should (for me to think like I’m not doing enough and I let my guard down a lot during the day), or too much (I think I already did like 30/40 a day and it ended me so hard I gave up for a few days.)
I am talking about that because I am currently speculating about why I don’t do LD at all this times (the last one I made was in June 2021, and the one before was in February), even with the fact that I am constently training for it and I was doing pretty alright before this February drought (was about 3 in 3 months).
One of my speculation is the fact that I am not that aware in my dreams, even if they are really vivid (wich are the one I noticed the most). I don’t know why, but even though I’m pretty aware when I’m awake, I seem to never be when I’m dreaming. Idk why, but I never get the idea that I’m dreaming while I’m sleeping. So, I asked myself: am I really that aware when I’m awake?
And after analysing my life on this subject, I came to the conclusion that: Yes, I am often aware of my surrounding (by just thinking about dreams, by doing reality check and by checking if my senses are at the same intensity as reality because I never feel like my dreams are reality level precision). But this awareness is completely turned off in specific moments when my brain is completely directed by other things like a wild and funny discussion with friends or when my mind drift off during a long class session… I think it is pretty normal to be like that and I think I would rather think less about dreams during my days, but I feel like this is what is preventing me to LD.
So I want to know about your experience. During the day, do you think often about dreams? How many reality check do you do during the day? Do you think it is right to think a lot about dreams during the day? Or do you think I must chill on this? ^^’
Thanks for reading.