The name I use is Yainderidoo. (Yain as my name sounds in english and the last part comes form “didgeridoo”)
I knew about Lucid Dreaming before but never did anything with it until recently.
I’m Autistic and have a very active “innercritic”. So to do something about that I’ve read a lot about Buddhism, Taoism, you name it to bring some rest in my head. Mindfulness and Awareness are my codewords these days. And from reading several books about “enlightenment” I finally came to reading (again) about Lucid Dreaming. One of my sons has a book about LD (Laberge) but being not enough for my “reading hunger” I now have the most important books on my Ipad or in paper.
Dream Recall is now my most important goal and I can say it works! Before I recalled 3, maybe 4 dreams in a year. Since I started at the end of last year with this practice I’ve recalled 12 dreams, some short and some long. Twice I recalled 2 in one night.
Being Lucid in my dreams is of course next, but I don’t want to rush things and want to fill my mind with lots of things that can help me when and if I actually do get Lucid.
I’m 57, male, and have the problems many men of my age have. 2 to 3 times every night I have to go to the toilet. Sometimes this helps to recall this or that but I think it interferes also with recalling dreams.
I already can say that all this dream study changes how I think and it enhances my awareness. I like to think of this all to make it my life goal.
Hope to learn a lot and do some posting every now and then.
Until then…greetings from Fryslân.