Well as the title says, I’m still having trouble getting to full lucidity. I’ve always been a rather vivid dreamer, and over the past half year it’s gotten much stronger.
So since I’ve begun my personal little quest for lucidity in my dreams, I have yet to get past a certain point. I typically remember extremely vivid and real portions of dreams when I wake up in the morning (experiencing most in the morning of course). I’d say that I remember at least 2-3 dreams a night. So because of that, I haven’t ever kept a dream journal. Though I write about the more interesting onces for some personal satisfaction, I suppose.
As I lay in bed and try to prep my mind, I usually end up in the same place: lost in my sleep and hopeless to control dreams. I have tried the WILD technique and personal variations of it, but I never reach the point where I want to get to when I try to. Instead, I’ll begin to dream while I’m awake when I’m doing something like watching TV or a movie late at night when I’m particularly tired. But when I try to get them when I’m actually going to sleep, I simply graze it for a short while and then pass out.
I’ll spend hours reading and writing about everything that I know should get me in the correct mindset to have a LD, but somehow I never get past these extremely vivid but captivating dreams. I have had LDs before, but typically they just happen sporadically without any obvious provocation. Lately the dreams, as I said before, have seemed so true and real to actual life that I simply take them to be real. My reactions to events are realistic, as are the actual events. Nevertheless, I am lost.
So does anyone have any suggestions on how I could get myself to a higher level of dreaming? Sorry for writing this mini-epic on my rather simple problem, but I have habit of droning on. Thanks ahead of time!