a couple of nights ago i had a dream in which i did my favourite RC: i looked at my hands. but it didn’t work - my hands were perfectly normal! i was sort of surprised they didn’t look funny, but the dream prevailed as a ND
anyway,i was wondering if it was possible to find an RC that is fool-proof. i know it’s hard, and that nothing in a dream is stable, but i thought it was worth a try.i’m not an advanced enough LDer to do the experiment by myself so i was hoping some of the more experienced LDers on this site could help, i was thinking coughmoogle and uh coughQ mayby? it would be great if every one could help though - it should be fun!
thanks in advance to everyon that does help!
heh heh heh - this is going to be very interesting…
Wasn’t there already a topic about the ultimate fail proof RC? tries to rememberlooks at moogle
anyhow, the nose RC doesn’t work always. I have had several occassions where it just doesn’t click it is a dream, and where I sometimes think i can’t breathe, or think that it’s normal to breathe through your nose.
While the nose RC is still very effective, I’ll still have to agree that it doesn’t work all the time; I’ve had several occasions where it failed me. One RC that hasn’t failed me yet is the one in which you attempt to stick your finger through your other hand, although I don’t seem to use that one as often as the nose reality check. I seem to forget it most of the time.
Well, the look-at-a-text-and-look-back-to-see-if-the-text-has-changed-or-
some-of-the-letters-are-screwed-up RC has been tested by LaBerge
I think that it was a 75% chance of the letters being messed up if you looked at it twice, and a 99% percent chance it you looked tree times. So four times is as good as 100% fool proof
I’ve had some bad experience with the nose RC
I had trouble breathing and it actually hurt after I tried the RC (in the dream!). By the way, how did the whole “pinch yourself to see if you’re dreaming” thing come along? It almost never works, as you can feel some pain in LDs
What about holding your breath? In RL you would have to breathe sooner or later, or you would pass out, but in an LD you should be able to hold it forever while your RL body keeps on breathing. The advantage to this is that it would require little effort, and also it wouldn’t be very noticable in RL.
Heh, last night was just one of those rarest moments, when it actually failed (it has happened few times before also). I “knew” that i was awake and did many nose RC-s and were able to breath every time. And i thought: “Well, probably things change and i can breath now through closed nose in reality also”
I don’t think there is a “best” RC that works for everyone either. For me I noticed that I always dream in unusual color schemes (gold-lighting, saturated colors, muted colors, psychedelic colors, etr.) and noticing strange lighting always helps me (especially if its a FA).
Other things I’ve tried is jumping and seeing if I come down immediately or if I sort of float down, and asking myself where am I and what am I doing.