A) How much time did you take before becoming a lucid dreamer? Since the first day you decided to be an LDmer until you get LD at will, how many weeks passed out?
The moment I decided I wanted to be a lucid dreamer, it took me about a month of consistent practice and persistence to finally attain my first intentional lucid dream. Upon further training I’ve seen the number of lucid dreams slowly and progressively increasing, particularly in the past month. I still have a long way to go for me to attain lucidity at will but, I’m sure I’ll get there eventually with determination and continuous practice.
B) Whats your real purpose for learning LD? Why do you want LDs?
My interests lie in the practical uses of lucid dreaming. Having fun in dreams is all great and very enticing, and I’m sure it’ll probably make out for a very large amount of my experiences in them. However, the idea of being able to freely navigate our own subconscious is far more alluring to me, and there comes a time when I will want to do something far more productive with my dreams than playing around. I’m particularly interested in what we can do with our subconscious, the creative potential we have at our grasp. What can we learn from our lucid dreams, what can we achieve from them? How can they further aid us back in waking reality? What about the amounts of information we can learn from our dreams, information we initially don’t know about but that is within our reach once we’re dreaming?
C) At first, which method was best for you? And now?
I have found that when a method or technique makes sense to you, then it’s by far the best method you can use. With this in mind, I’ve always been fascinated with the potentials the MILD technique can have to influence and direct our ability to lucid dream. If you read in between the lines, past the basic outline of the technique, you’ll discover that our memory is really such a fascinating tool. If we understand how it works, then we can skillfully use it to our advantage and achieve such amazing states of mind like lucid dreams. I think many people underestimate the potentials of the MILD technique. Still, it’s wise to keep an open mind and avidly seek out to learn from the many other techniques/methods there are to lucid dreaming.
D) How many LDs do you have each month (or year or week, whatever)?
I’ve had my best progress made just recently this past month, accounting for a total of 3-4 lucid dreams. I’m happy to see I’m slowly making progress in this art, and it further consolidates my will to continue practicing and make my way to more and more lucid dreams in the months and years to come.
E) Whats the most impressive/funny/important/etc thing that you found in a dream?
Basically, that there’s more to our dreams than what we might initially conceive. It’s a whole different world, uncharted, waiting for each and one of us to discover, explore, and creatively use. Some of the most mind blowing experiences I’ve had with lucid dreams are precognitive dreams, the amount of detail and vividness there is to them, and how unique each experience is. Also, it’s been of recent interest to me to see how some of the characters in the dream can sometimes be very mysterious or singular, in fact even wiser, as if holding some type of information I’m initially not aware of. The dream world and what happens in it is very interesting. It’s a world we can actively access, explore, and discover the inner treasures that lie in it, each and every time we go to sleep at night.