the BIG "Hi, I'm new here!" topic part 54

Hi everyone, I’m Bumbeak and I’m new too! (What a coincidence.) I’m a dragon and I live under a couch. I also happen to be chief of the couch. That means that I rule everything that is under, over, near or is the couch.

I’m a writer and I play violin. I also like drawing and eating faces. I’m going to be a 3rd dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do soon.

The first and only time that I remember lucid dreaming was when I was five. The experience was so much fun that I decided to do all the most insane things I could imagine. As I grew up, I kept trying to induce lucid dreams, failing. When I mentioned it in school, one of my classmates gave me more information. That was the first time I heard the term “lucid dream”. Once I googled it, I found LD4ALL, and here I am.

Dats it. Go see my website. =-)>

Hi, I’m ninja9578, some of you may know me from the other big lucid dreaming sites. I’ve been lucid dreaming for about two years and consider myself fairly skilled at willingly inducing lucidity and controlling my dream.

I love to meditate, specifically to help me get into a WILD or for doing a WBTB.

Hehe, like the guy above me, I’m also into martial arts and have had a 3rd degree black belt for 7 years, but am too lazy to get my 4th. :razz:

Welcome bubeak! Ah dragon ey? You will feel right at home among the other dragons :content: :dragon: the couch, however is mine! :tongue: :hide:

Welcome Ninja9578, I always wonder what the numbers mean, are they just random, or related to anything special? there is a meditation experiment in the lab going on right now, maybe you like to join that one :smile:

Let me figure out the short & sweet introduction, otherwise, I’ll be here forever!
I had a life-altering experience with sleep paralysis/hallucinations when I was 17, although I didn’t understand what was occurring until just recently. My lucid dreaming began around the same time. Throughout my early 20’s my lucid dreaming was very controllable. I was able to recognize when I was in a dream state and manipulate my dreams with ease. These lucid dreams occurred very frequently, I’d say at least 2-3 times a week.
Fast forward into my 30’s when my sleep pattern became a little more irregular, with kids, waking at night, etc. I am able to recognize when I am in a dream state, but no longer able to manipulate as easily as before. I might get “halfway there” so to speak - Lets say I’d try to will a ferris wheel to appear in an empty field and I get a roller coaster instead. I have also been experiencing multiple false awakenings, one on top of another, on top of another.
In recent years, I have learned more about the connection between lucid dreaming & sleep paralysis, and although I cannot know for sure, (how do you prove something like this??) I believe I have gone straight into a dream state from an awake state. I would feel the sleep paralysis kick-in, the hallucinations and noises begin, and when the noises/lights stop, I am in my quiet room, but the furniture would be out of place. Or the walls a different color. This is how I would recognize I was dreaming. (Is this WILD?) These were my “flying” nights - i would get out of bed, open the window, and fly away - like swimming breast-stroke through the air. I could land, take-off at will, go higher, soar, you name it. I’d stop and meet people, some strangers, some people I know. Almost makes me feel as though they might have really been visited by me. I don’t dare ask
Last night I had one of my paralysis into lucid dreaming experiences, but it was not a good one. The lucidity was coming and going, and many times made me question whether I was dreaming or actually experiencing things in real life. I am here because I would like to find my way back to controlling my dreams like the way I used to.

:welcome: hello Bumbeak, ninja9578 and kmd415, welcome to the LD4all community :grouphug:

We have a Big My first LD Collection in the dream journal forum, it would be great if you posted what you remembered about your first LD in that topic :content:

And now you have all the accumulated knowledge from the LD4all forum you will soon be having frequent LDs :yes:
I recommend browsing the knowledgebase forum first, especially the choosing your technique topic. :wiske:

You may like to attempt our monthly LD quest and earn some LD4all wings that you can keep forever :yay:
There are quite a few ideas of what to do when lucid in the adventures forum and you may like to check out the lucid lab.
Since you are experienced, I hope you are also willing to give people new to LDing some help in the quest forum :thumbs:

:wave: hello kmd415,


The best way to deal with that is by doing reality checks, it will act as a confirmation that you are dreaming and will make the lucidity stronger. :smile:
You are a 'natural lucid dreamer, so once you start reading about methods to increase lucidity and stabilise dreams you will be able to experience even better LDs than before :smile:

I hope you all enjoy being LD4all members as much as I do :happy:
Oh :boogie:
/me notices that you are over 30 and points to the 30 years or older link in her signature :grin:

I was getting mad at AOL trying to get a name with meaningful numbers so I hit the number pad and submitted it. That’s how I got those numbers :razz: I just joined the meditation study :smile:

If I get lucid tonight I will, otherwise I’ll wait for next month’s quest, and of course I’ll help others out, it’s part of why I’m here. :happy:

Hi everyone! I joined today. I’ve been interested in LD’s for some time but haven’t got any yet. I’m working on it.
I’m from Finland, so my grammar isn’t always very good… Try to be patient with me.

The dan for your black belt is a further rank. In Tae Kwon Do, there are nine dans, firsts dan being the new black belt and ninth dan being the grand master. Each time you go up a dan, it takes a little bit more time and is a little bit harder.

Hey everyone!, thought it was time to introduce myself been browsing the site everynight for weeks! but only just joined up… soo HI :grin:



Enjoy your stay! This place is really awesome for information, or assistance, or even just good 'ole fun.

Hey guys, I’m Draglan.

I tried LDing once or twice before, but I failed so I gave up on it. :neutral:
But I’m back and trying again, so hopefully I’ll learn something here so I can lucid dream!

Some things I wanna do in my dream are: To fly, to summon unlimited pizza, fight in a space battle in deep space, be on star trek, and of course rule the world. Muahahaha! :grin:

Hey Draglan =D
Good your back, im sure joining here will help you in having lucid dreams, it certainly did me :happy:
Maybe you should check out the BIG fave thing to do in a LD, where you can post what you have above, and read through what other people want to do, and maybe pick up some interesting things youd like to try :mrgreen:

Hi all im from greece just call me seithrah i like that name :tongue: i think im’gonna have a preety good time here:):):):):):):):):slight_smile:

:yay: lots of new members :yay:

:welcome: hello meridia, I’m sure you will enjoy being a LD4all member. Feel free to start a dream journal in our DJ forum as soon as you feel ready to share. Keeping an online DJ is a great way to keep your motivation and dream recall high :content: I look forward to reading all about your first LD :boogie:

ooo a want-to-be lurker :tongue:
/me waves a UK flag
Glad you decided to finally register :grin: - you can now get some inspiration from the dream journal forum now :content: and also visit the lucid lab :smile:

:wave: hello seithrah
and I’m sure you will have a great time here :grin:
good luck with your lucid quest :thumbs:

Hello Guys!

I met a member of this forum in real life and he told me about lucid dreaming, so now I want to try it myself.
When I was a child, I read a childrens book about a boy who was able to “continue” the dreams he dreamt the previous night (since I’m German it’s a German book called “Lippels Traum”, I don’t think it’s popular outside Germany) and I was very keen to learn how to do it, but I couldn’t do it at night. However, I recall that I was good at controlling my daydreams - you know, imagining a landscape or something and then go explore it, without falling asleep. I used to visit a small bamboo wood with a nice chinese house and a lot of panda bears before going to sleep when I was a kid :content:

So now I hope I will learn how to explore my inner landscapes at night and learn a bit about myself.
I’d like to thank the creators of this website and forum. It’s a virtual space to feel comfortable in.

I am pretty obviously new to this forum. I have been interested in the Dreaming all of my life. I have had many LDs over the years but nothing predictable nor built up techniques. I have done some study while younger without much application. I am now ready to put forth the discipline and apply.
I study Taoist Mysticism as well as dabbling in Tibetan and South American Shamanic techniques. I look at all of this from a spiritual point of view and see study and Mastery over this world and the other Dreaming as a key toward spiritual evolution.
I hope to tap in with and receive, and in my moments give support to other seekers on the LD path.

:wave: hello iavas and WudangAlienAlchemist, welcome to LD4all :grouphug:

@ iavas, now I’m curious about who the member was that introduced you to the forum :eh:

Well you have to thank pasQuale for that. She not only created the forum and site but is also an active member and so is fully responsible for the friendly atmosphere here :smile:

@ WudangAlienAlchemist, I think you will enjoy our spiritual corner :content:
I hope you decide to create an online LD4all dream journal, so you can share some of your favourite dreams from the past :content:

Hey, I’m Michael. Michael Douglass if you haven’t noticed. That’s a small thing about me. I usually don’t shield my identity, just to the point where my SS number and credit cards are being stolen. That wouldn’t go over well. Anyway, A few years ago I was browsing the internet, running through random forums, when I ran across a topic titled “Lucid Dreaming.” Out of boredom, I clicked the link and spent time taking in the information. As I scrolled and scrolled, the topic took me away. That’s when I decided to give it a try. I later researched the topic and later found this site. Unfortunately, my persona is a lazy one. I’d often get side-tracked from the dream journals and put it on hold. Recently I decided to change all that by coming here and creating an account, thinking maybe it’ll help me being with others interested in this kind of thing. So here I am. I’m looking forward to my stay.

Hi, my name is werefrog! I found LD4all’s e-book on Lucid Dreaming, and was fascinated, so I came to the site and kind of browsed for a couple weeks before signing up. I’ve had a couple really brief LDs, and a couple SPs. My dream recall has always been quite good, but I’m considering keeping a DJ anyway. Anyway, that’s long enough for an intro post I’d say, so I’m off again to browse! :content:

His name is Pithlit.