the BIG "How to stay lucid" topic part II

[mod]This is the BIG “How to stay lucid” topic part II

Part I

You can find a tutorial about prolong lucid dreams in the LD4all Knowledge base here.

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To stablize dream: I usually spin or focus on a sensation like rubbing my hands together…also if you’re suddenly lucid and get excited you really have to try and calm down quick or you’ll probably wake right up

To increase lucidity: obviously this is a little tough if your barely lucid but my usual method is to shout “Increase lucidity now”, another one that I use is to “create” or envision a knob that goes from low lucidity to high lucidity and just crank that knob up.

Whenever I shout out as loud as I can “Lucidity x100!” I get so freaking lucid its like an unbelievable rush.

i had a dream and i was loosing it and i tryed to spin but i was a wolf and i couldnt… :sad: i didnt wake up tho wierd…

2 times i was loosing lucidity when i realized im in a dream,
both times i said:’‘No, i want to keep dreaming.’’ of ‘‘i want to dream’’ and both times it worked.

I recommend the Wikibook on Lucid Dreaming. It has some stuff on how to stabilize the dream. :neutral:

I had an interesting spinning experience last night…

I’ve only had a couple of lucid dreams so far, none longer than a few minutes. Anyway, last night I started to feel myself lose lucidity, so I started to spin. It worked! The dream got clearer! So I kept on spinning, faster and faster, around and around. Suddenly, I realized I was spinning too fast to keep track of what was going on around me and I was basically having the same effect as losing lucidity that I had had previously. I immediately slowed down, brought the dream back, and gained an extra few minutes.

Moral of the story: Spinning is good, but don’t spin your way out of your dream.

Staying lucid can be just as hard as getting the dream in the first place if you’re new to this. Don’t get excited, but move your dream body around. This keeps you in the dream. Also shout out something like “I am lucid and I stay lucid!”

Last night I had a lucid dream.
I knew if I got over-excited that I would wake up like last time.
So, when I found out I was dreaming, I got really excited.
But then I was “OH NO! Calm down, Calm down.”
It helped. So next try time to remember to calm yourself down so you can stay lucid. :clown:

Hi im new here and recentley got into lucid dreaming. I have had a few lucid dreams since but only very short. One time i had a lucid dream i was fealing i was waking up so i rubbed my hands, then i woke up because i was really rubbing my hands in bed. 2 weeks later i had another lucid dream and i felt i was about to wake up so i was spinning cirlces but it didnt help, so i quickly picked something with alot of texture in my hand. it was some snow/ice but from there i cant remember the dream, i didnt wake up or anything but it feels like my dream just stopped there. I have this often, why do my lucid dreams stop, or at least i can only remember a small part?

Some hints from personal experience:
Keep a running documentary on what you’re doing. “I am looking at this mailbox”, “I’m walking forward”, “This chocolate taste good”, “The sky looks blue”. Almost like you are playing a football game and being the commentator at the same time.

Never look at the same spot for more then a second. I had a long vivid LD tonight using these 2 methods. I changed the spot i focused on many times per second and then my mind started to do it automatically.

And stay calm. It can be hard for beginners when they have their first LDs since its so awesome. But training on staying calm will help you :smile: Don’t fight dinosaurs with lightsabers in your first LD. Try acting normal, just knowing that is a dream. Personally a long LD with not much special in it is better then doing something “awesome” and then waking up after a few seconds.

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One way to stop FA’s is to always do a reality check when you wake up in the morning. If you institute reality checks into the beginning of your daily routine it will become a habit and bleed over into your dreams. This will cause you to do a reality check when you have an FA and you’ll realize its an FA.

Every time I try spinning, my body is REALLY slow, like I’m under water, thus making the spinning pointless…
Any ideas on how to get rid of this? I’m really trying to go faster but it doesn’t work :happy:

Keep in mind it’s not really the speed that matters so much as a sensation. Spinning is a last ditch effort to stay in the dream once other methods have failed and your vision is basically gone. As long as you keep your dream body feeling sensation, your chances of waking up go way down.

Okay, thanks. Now that I think of it, I don’t awake from my lucid dreams no more, I just drift off to a FA or a ND, but rarely wake up as I did a couple of years ago when I started.
Last night i span around a little faster then before, as in, my vision got motion blurred. Can’t remember what happened after that, but I didn’t wake up.

I tried to sharpen my senses and it didn’t worked, I even ate a blanket! dream just faded anf got crazy…I guess I should have spin…

Get naked. Or at least take a shirt off or something, it helped me. :happy:

Tonight I had a very long LD using this weird technique… I don’t know how I came up with it, but for some reason I did it once and then used it about 5 times in the LD. Here it is:
When I felt like i was about to wake up, I stuck my head into a wall or the ground, waited one minute, and then the dream “restarted” and i was back where I ended, still lucid :happy:
When I was in the dream I was aware of how it worked but i can’t fully recall it right now. It was something about falling asleep and later return to the LD instead of the more common waking up after the LD.

Also, movement I found out is “the key” to staying lucid. Don’t stop, move around all the time, and your LD’s will be longer.

In my last LD I was doing a gig and when I started to lose lucidity I started to play a song called: Increase Lucidity! :happy:. It worked pretty good :content:

i have a question(my first post :smile: :

i am not a very experienced lucid dreamer, but occasionally i manage to have a lucid dream.
a while ago i had a lucid dream. i did a reality check, looked at my hand and counted fingers, and forced myself to calm down. it worked for a while, i was watching the traffic, and changing the colors of the cars, and making sure i was really dreaming. but then something strange happened:
i suddenly started to float away. i tried rubbing my hands, but i couldn’t control it i kept forcefully “FLYING” away.
i think i lost lucidity because i got too upset, i was rubbing my hands madly, but i just didn’t get it why i was floating and i didn’t want to lose lucidity… it was really confusing, because it never happened before.
anyone might know or have ideas why this happened? :confused:

Hello ( my first post and I’m from Belgium so excuse me for my possible mistakes :shy: )
My longest LD was kinda weird, because i was dreaming and then i thought " Wait, this doesn’t seem right " but i didn’t precisely thought " I’m dreaming " which is always a source of excitement and awakening. Then I tried to fly but i could only jump super high and make saltos etc… wich frustrated me a bit. Then i got pursued by a DC and that made me forgot about the dream itself , i fled with a friend without realising that he was a DC too and my dream lasted longer than usually. At the end of the trackrace i thought " If i’m dreaming i can defeat my opponent" and i tried fighting with super strenght and stuff like that but it didn’t worked and i woke up :angry: .
So I think that if you realise that your in a dream but act without thinking about this fact, the dream will last longer, because you can’t get excited if you don’t think about it