The BIG "Hi, I'm new here" topic part 75

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Hello. New member here. I am already over at DV forums (hope that’s ok it say here! :wink: ), but, can’t get enough of lucid dreaming… figured I would start here as well. Really interested in shamanism, shared dreaming, and anything psychic related to the dream state. I have some experience lucid dreaming, but not a natural at it. Well… nice to meet you, hope to talk to you guys soon! :slight_smile:

Hello Hilary, welcome to LD4All. You may find topics of interest in the Beyond Dreaming section. :wave:

Hello dreamers.
I have been fascinated with dreams since i was a child, and was lucky in becoming lucid relatively fast after realising the potential of our brain, but even 2 years on i still more often than not realise i am dreaming and can almost instantly wake up. My reality check weird as it sounds is as though i am underwater, i float around when i jump and realise it takes me 2-3 second to land (if at all, i usually have to scale a nearby wall to retreat to surface) when this happens i begin to instantly tell myself and any-one around me this is a dream while spinning and doing a fake trust fall whilst doing simple maths. This sometimes works and i can stay lucid for 5-10 minutes, this is rare however. I always have dreams in general on my mind lucid or not. but 2 years in and with my understand and experience i know i should be able to realise i am dreaming more often and stay lucid more without getting over excited.

I am wiling and interested to take supplements but i am looking before that to here any idea on what you fellow dreamers do to stay lucid or you experience using supplements. (The fingers through the palm technique has never worked as a reality check my fingers touch my palm and stay there as in real life)
I look forward to your responses
Stay frosty,
and happy dreaming.

Welcome to the forums Beardz!
Awesome how easy lucid dreaming is for you. I guess you could call yourself quite a natural.

I wish you a nice time on the boards :slight_smile:

Welcome to the forum. This post should help.

Personally I find it useful to not rush off to do stuff as soon as I get lucid. Rubbing your hands together or indeed touching/rubbing something in the dream helps. In one of my first lucids, I naturally reached out ans touched a sideboard.
It;s good that you appear to become lucid regularly since it gives you more opportunities to perfect your stabilising techniques.

hi , how do you know its 5-10 mins? maybe its 20 min or 30 min. maybe you had 1 hour lucid dream but you forgot half of it as you woke up. get a journal and write your dreams right after you woke up.
in this way you train your brain not to clear dream cache after waking up, so you can recall most of your lucid dream after doing this for a month. and keep doing it , expert lucid dreamers have a lot of dream journals filled.
good luck

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Hi guys, just introducing myself. I had my first LD experience this week, without expecting it, and still taken by how cool this is - so many possibilities! It was rather quick though, I think I got too excited then too scared. Now reading more on the subject, trying to get to number 2. Glad to be a part of this community.


Welcome to the forum @foreign.agent
My opinion is even if the first couple of LDs are short due to excitement you still get that awesome feeling when you realise that you are dreaming and IN A DREAMWORLD. :yay:

Rubbing your hands together or touching dream objects can keep you in the dream. :thumbs:

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Thanks @moogle. I totally agree. Awesome is the right word. I’m kind of taken back, now having had the experience, by how little people at large know about LD. I’m really looking forward to experimenting more. Last night I tried WILD and I felt my eyes going all over the place and my body getting numb but it took so long to transition that I lost it. It’s hard not to get too self-conscious about it. Let’s see how it goes tonight… - Thanks for the tips!

Hi, I am new here and very curious if there are others whom have gotten to LD when dealing with aphantasia, I have been working hard on discovering techniques that will allow me to visualize and recall any dreams I may have. I have zero recall of dreams and hope to get back to how things were when I was younger. I am uncertain of a traumatic event that may have caused this current condition, however I do believe it can and will be overcome. I look forward to having dreams, recall, LD’s and OBE’s

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hello ilusn, welcome to the forum.
Does the aphantasia affect the ability to recall day to day memories? The condition is totally new to me thought I have come across people who find visualising more difficult.
Did you LD when younger or just had better dream recall?
I’m just curious. :peek:

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Hello ilusn,

I haven’t known about aphantasia for the longest time, until recently somebody posted about this condition here on this forum:

Welcome @ilusn!
My girlfriend has a moderate aphantasia in which it’s very rare that she can see anything in her mind’s eye (she can’t intentionally do it, it seems, but sometimes has something flash up occasionally)

If it’s of any comfort, you don’t need to be able to visualize to recall your dreams or have lucid dreams. It may be helpful, but definitely not required. My partner recalls her dreams and occasionally has a lucid dream (she’s not a “practicing” lucid dreamer), she just doesn’t remember them visually. She says it’s more like data in her head. Like memories without an image. Your mind just perceives thought a little differently and that’s totally valid!

Happy to have you in the community!


@moogle I believe I did LD when I was younger and I had no issues with visualization. I can recall memories day to day, the bigger issue is trying to do meditations and visualizing events during meditation

May be visualise something very simple - like a candle flame or apple?

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@Splash I have learned to work with it, I am hoping at some point I will regain the ability’s to visualize stuff while when I deal with whatever caused this condition in the first place. Thank you for your time!

Also a totally valid goal! I hope you find lucid dreaming and the community here helpful on your journey!

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Hi everyone!
I am a 30 year old woman living in Sweden. It’s only about a week since I really discovered exactly how much I want to learn to lucid dream (even though I have heard about the phenomenon earlier), both for the sake of creativity and personal growth (including anxiety management). I have always had a close relationship with my dreams, mostly for good but even sometimes for bad. Some of my best creative ideas, mostly in fictional writing, have actually their origins in this mysterious subconscious, but from time to time I am struck by dreams so depressing that I can feel sad, empty or confused a big part of that following day. On the other hand, a really cheerful or beautiful dream can during the right circumstances give the most ordinary day a slight shimmer of magic. Therefore, I have always naturally been quite good at dream recall and can still remember fragments from dreams I had when I was a child.

Dream journaling has now improved this skill even more, even though I only have been doing it for about six days. And guess what, I am quite sure I got my first few moments of lucidity already the second day (or morning) of it! :rofl:

That has indeed made me even more eager and inspired to learn more about it! :slightly_smiling_face:


Welcome to the forum @Annissa.

You may be interested in our Garden and Fruits of Lucidity forums. Feel free to share if you wish. :slight_smile:

I expect that you have already found the Dream Journal forum. You may like to post about the few moments of lucidity and the rest of the dream in there. :user:

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