I good technique I developed for LDing is this one :
In RL, I often look at things and imagine weird stuff, usually when I’m in a bus or something, not to get bored. Things like … I imagine the cars I see out of the window flying … I “try” to mak’em fly and I imagine they fly. I see a kid with a hat, I imagine the hat falls. I ‘try’ to make it fall. I know it sounds kinda stupid, but it really works, because in my regular dreams I also try to make things happen, uncounsciously, and when it does happen, I know I’m dreaming.
Hey, aodnait, I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but your descriptions of being “above your body” in darkness sounds a lot like OBE’s. I assume you’re not familiar with the term because you didn’t mention it, but that’s a pretty good sign if you can do that this early in your experience with LD’s.
hi im new here.last week i had my first lucid dream.before that my dream recall was bad,but now im remembering more than 2 dreams every day.i want my second lucid dream now,but i dont know what to do.i do the same stuff that i did to achieve the first ld but it doesnt seem to work now.maybe i just have to wait.please give me some tips.
Hi Xetrov, i have done RCs for like one week then i stopped doing them and a week later i had the lucid dream.in the ld i looked at my hand and became lucid,because of six fingers.now i dont do RCs anymore,i just use autosuggestion and the brainwave generator.
alright, i’ve been trying for four nights now. i have dream recall ok. i can recall most of my dream and i think im ready for the next step. i’m trying to do the MILD techinique, but i dont understand the reality check thing. i can do it awake, but asleep, i would assume you would need to be lucid in order to do it. i realize im new, but i would like this cleared up.
The point of doing RC’s in waking life, is that you will dream about doing one too, and hence become lucid.
RC’s also help you to become more aware of what’s happening around you, something that also aids into realizing you are dreaming. I suggest you read the main site ld4all.com and both the Reality Check chapters, in “first” and “how”.
thanks a bunch, i had my first ld last night. i woke up in my dream and for some reason i was like " you know what, im dreaming." i dont know what triggered it it was strange. then i walked through my wall where i met my friends and then we talked and that was it. kind of a lame first ld, but cool. i think i may have done a wild on without trying. i was just thinking about it as i went to sleep and the way that i realized i was dreaming.
Hey, I’ve got an idea that’ll help you remember to do a Reality Check!
OK, on your dominant hand (the hand you write with) draw a small line with a marker about half an inch from the part where your thumb meets your hand. That way, whenever you do something like typing or writing or drawing, you’ll see the line and remember to do an RC! It works for me.
I just realized that I have many lucid dreams, but i didn’t know what a lucid dream was. I rarely have dreams, but when I do, they are very wierd, so I realize that I am dreaming. At other times, I just can controll them, but I don’t realize that I am dreaming until I wake up.
I tend to have more dreams when I listen to music either just before or while falling asleep. One of the best songs to fall asleep to is Stairway To Heaven, By led zeppilen. It starts out soft and soothing, which makes you think and focus, but then slowly gets heavier so that you slowly are eased into white noise which clears your head. I tend to fall asleep between the end of the If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow verse and the middle of the as we wind on dow the road verse.
Other than Stairway, I tend to listen to soft rock and alternative before bed. I also suggest REM’s Automatic for the People album. All of the songs except the first three are soft and good to fall asleep to. The last three are particularly good.
A lot of the greatful dead works well. They play simple, non-technical music that doesn’t take a lot of thinking to listen to.
Although I can’t say that I conciously try to have LD’s, I do have them and these are all the things that I could think of that trigger them.[/i][/u]
i stumbled onto this site about a week ago and have been fascinated with it ever since . i am only 18 and a freshman in college, and let me tell you, living in the dorms cannot help my situation of hardly being able to LD . but i have tried and tried again(well as best i can since its finals week) and the best i have gotten so far is about a few seconds of lucidity (is that a word?) …anyways with my crazy room mates it is hard to do any type of undisturbed meditation. so WILD method didn’t work to much…i have yet to try the WBTB…i have made signs to check my reality, and i do often…i have also tried the MILD method almost every night since i have found this site and so far nothing … but i have not given up hope and am looking forward to my first long dance with lucidity
does anyone have any tips or pointers, i am very determined and trying not to be impatient
I just learned about LD and I tryed it . That was like 5 days ago.
The first time/the first success. Don’t know how I have done it maybe a little of MILD but I became lucid right when the dream started (there was no dream at all , just me near my house) and by flying I was sure I was in a dream.
Upon that time , I succeeded 2 more times and it was always near my house with no ND to start. That was weird.
I am AMAZED at the difference between “actively trying to recall your dreams and write them down” and not doing it. The last two nights I have recalled at least three dreams. As I wrote them down I remembered more and more.
I wouldn’t have remembered any of it if I hadn’t tried to.
This is going to be my first night, knowing what may help me with my dreams, my brother and i have been trying to firgure out how exactly to do it, and now thanks to you guys, i think we can! Even though it may take some time!