Hello everyone, I am new here and very excited to see such a big community
I have had several repeating/lucid dreams when I was little, and a few recently now that I have tried to remember my dreams, and using the technique where I wake myself up and go back to sleep at a certain time. Also, for long periods of my life I have had absolutely no dream recall. None. Maybe I would remember 3 dreams in a year. This year is different. I really am trying to remember, and I think I will start a dream diary.
I think that if I can learn to remember dreams better I can experience more lucid dreams.
I am probably having them, but not remembering? It hasn’t really taken much effort, I just say I will have a lucid dream, and some time that next few weeks that I was really trying I had one. I haven’t tried overly-hard, I am trying to work the Placebo Effect as much as I can. I have only tried twice, but both times they eventually succeded. Kind of.
My most controlled LD was very, very bland. Blank even. It was all white, with nothing. I was standing, and behind me there was a white dividing wall. I tried my hardest and concentrated on conjuring up a person to talk to. I told myself silently, there will be a person behind me when I turn around. There was only the white wall. The next try, I walked around the white wall divider and the person was there!
The only problem was she had no face. I mean, there wasn’t a blank patch of skin there, I actually could not look at or imagine a face. It strained me to try. She was silent. I think this might be because I was trying so hard to consciously create something. As I walked up to this person, trying with all my might to think of what a good face looks like at that moment (for I had forgotten), I lost lucidity and then shortly woke up. I hadn’t read up on any ways to keep lucidity, but now I know I should start by trying to rub my hands together and see if that works.
Also, I didn’t talk the entire time. I didn’t feel that I could, so I just thought things.
Cool! Encouraging! Strange. Can anyone help?
My other lucid dream was 2 nights ago. I took control of my dream, and then my alarm went off and I woke up, and forgot everything except for the fact that I knew I had been dreaming and had control over it. Grr!
I guess I should try harder on weekends!
Thanks again, I will stop by tomorrow if you guys and gals can help, and if I’m lucky a short story of a new lucid dream [\wishful thinking]. I can wait though, I have my whole life ahead of me to sort this out, so no rush