I apologise before hand for the length of this post!
I’ve done it! I’ve been developing a technique over the last week and I can now LD at will!!! Different methods work for different people so it might not be the best thing for you but I’ll say it anyway as hopefully others can do this! I had 3 lucid dreams last night!
I go to bed at a reasonable time, not too late but not too early…if you know what I mean. I usually go at about 11.00pm unless I was extremely tired then I may go earlier. I read a book for about an hour (book about LD’s is good! LaBerge’s books are good). Hopefully after about an hour you should be having trouble reading the book and keeping your eyes open… I use a little lamp at my bed to read the book so I don’t have to get up and turn the lights off because I wake up really easy. Put the book down when you get this tired and find a comfortable position.
Don’t go over the top when your trying to be comfortable, sometimes the harder I try the less comfortable I am!!! Just lie the way that seems natural and also try to lie like you ususally do, don’t try anything totally different from usual. As you lie there shut your eyes and try to make a dream infront of you. Just imagine the dream and visualise you are in it. Don’t visualise seeing yourself in the dream, imagine you are seeing it through your eyes like you will do in the dream. Imagine your dream to be in a friendly room of your choice and imagine your friends being there. They come over to you and ask you to do RC’s. Everyone is having a RC competition. Visualise yourself doing what you are told and do a RC. Now see yourself realising that everythign around you is a dream!!! This is going to be your little day dream you ahve to think over and over when you are lying there tired.
Don’t concentrate too hard, just calmly think this dream story is really happening to you. Over and over again. When you’ve finished and you’ve seen yourself become lucid start again. Start from entering the room and everyone asking you to RC again.
IMPORTANT: Make sure it is the exact same room you imagine and the exact same people and make sure the same people ask you the same questions. The key is getting an exact ituation into your head. Keep doing this and when you start to think of other things forget about them and bring your attention back to the story.
This might not work for everyone (i asked a friend to try and it didn’t) but I can encubate any dream story I want…100% of the time. I hadn’t ever used it to become lucid though! What happens is you eventually drift off into your little story and you don’t notice the transition. You just think your still thinking about it I guess, it’s hard to explain. You know theres a difference but you don’t suddenly feel it till you wake up. That is if you don’t do a RC!
You will do the RC and become lucid. Now remember these things…
Your dream-room is probably a nice colour but doesn’t have much in it so do not read to check reality. I do these two which are checks I’ve seen on this site but I always do both.
Firstly: Shut one eye and try to see your nose with the other one. If you can’t see your nose then you are dreaming.
Secondly: After doing this RC (no matter the result) hold your nose and try to breathe through it. If you can then you are dreaming. ALWAYS USE A BACKUP RC INCASE YOUR DUMB DREAM-SELF DECIDES TO MAKE UP AN EXCUSE FOR YOUR STRANGE RC…
If you have not woke up yet and you have done the thing you really wanted to do then try to wake up. Seems like a waste but I can LD whenver so it’s ok. Try going to sleep in your dream and you should wake up. WARNING: You may get a FA though so remember to RC. By waking yourself up you can insure that you will remember the dream. Scribble it down.
Keep doing the exact same process all night! I got 3 last night.
When you become aware you are dreaming you become lucid. But when I become aware that it is the EXACT dream I want it makes me totally more lucid than I used to be! That’s why I think this method is best for me (as well as the fact that everytime I tried it I became lucid!).
I’m going to begin a diary in “Dream Diary” now called Pedro’s Dream Diary so check it out! Shoudl be a good read since I have several a night now!!!
I totally couldn’t have accomplished this without this site (especially the forum) and all the different ideas people post in! The 2 nose RC’s are the best! Also do read LaBerge’s books as they give good knowledge on the brain/dream systems and also some great inspiration! So get it!
ONE MORE THING (sorry guys! well done if you read it all, thanks!):
I guess I’ve got aa lot more lucid time on my hands so if anyone who isn’t lucid enough needs to do an experiment or anything then send me a private message or something and I’ll put the results in the dream diary!
Ok I might sleep now after that post!