I’m happy to say I had my second LD last night, when I tried the SunEye Method. Now, the thing is, I really don’t think it was because of the method that I had a LD. It did have to do with some of the steps included in the SunEye Method though…
I think this Method helped me discover that MILD+WBTB is probably the most effective method for me. I tried WILD for a month now, and there haven’t been any big improvements, except for tonight (I saw the HI again, at last). When I think of the two LDs I had, I think the most important things to realize is that I became aware I was dreaming during the dream, because of MILD. Also, I had those LDs when going to bed after approximately 6 hours of sleep. So, I’m really going to practice MILD in combination with WBTB.
Last night, I put my digital watch under my pillow to wake me up after 6 hours of sleep. It worked, and when I went back to bed, I had a normal dream. At one point I was standing in a toilet, I was shaving. And suddenly, I said: “I could be dreaming now…let’s do some RCs!” And I did. However, only one worked: When I looked at my watch I noticed it didn’t show anything that looked like numbers. When I tried the light switch, it worked. When I tried to fly, it didn’t work. When I tried to put my hand through the mirror, it didn’t work. This could be a matter of really believing it is possible of course, but the problem was I wasn’t sure whether it was a dream. Anyway, I decided to go outside to check some other things out, and now there were some things that told me I was definately dreaming: 1. Suddenly I was wearing my analogue watch instead of my digital I was wearing in the bathroom, 2. I was walking around the street in my underwear, and I said to myself: “Ha! It could be I’m crazy, but I’m not someone who would walk around the street in his underwear as if it were normal.” And I continued my dream.
Anyway, the best thing about this second LD is not the LD itself; it really brought my motivation to a higher level, cause I’d never expected to have a LD so soon after the first. I must confess I didn’t really pay much attention to my Dream Journal and my RCs when awake, but I’m going to work on it.
- If you remember 1/2 dreams a night is it a good thing to keep writing down your dreams anyway? Or do you just have to take some brief notes about your dreams you know, dreamsigns and such? And what are the advantages when you do this?
- Is there a particular position that encourages Lucid Dreaming? You know, like lying on your back, on your side, etc. If yes, why? Or should you just choose a position which is best for you?
- I find it difficult to go back to bed after staying awake for a long time, yet WBTB+MILD seems like the perfect technique for me. How long should I stay awake with WBTB? Or should I just set my alarm clock, stay awake in my bed for a couple of minutes and go back to sleep again?
- It takes a long time to fall asleep for me. And I just love coffee! Is it a good idea to drink coffee before going to bed or is it going to last even longer before I’ll go to sleep?
Excuse me for my long post, I’ll make sure to post my dreams in the Dream Journal section of the forum next time