so I’ve been having this problem since I’ve had my first LD a few years back.
I’ve had more success with having OBEs than with LDs, but to make a long story short; I just got back into practicing specifically LDs, as they are a lot less scarier, and a lot more challenging for me to induce. my first LD in a while have been a few days ago, then the next one was last night.
1st LD-once I realized I was dreaming, everything went blurry, and then grey. this has happened to me before. once I realize i’m dreaming > greyness and i’m stuck in between a dream realm and my body, sort of like in some weird grey realm. so I wake up. i don’t get it. total time of LD-2 seconds.
2nd LD from last night-I became lucid and it was actually very vivid, which rarely happens. so i started focusing on what i was doing. I am in this room with a tv, so i say to self “i wanna find a Wii U and play it”. I dont have any consoles irl, atm… so i start looking for a controller. I look around, nothing. I find a drawer on which the tv is standing, there is 2. I open 1st drawer, empty, i accidentally pull it all the way out and it drops making noise that made me feel it was so REAL it was pretty cool. it was as real as if it was irl. then I open the second drawer and find a N64 controller. i take it in my hands. again, it feels so REAL in my hands. then i look underneath the drawers which is on a 4 legged stand and there is a PS2. i hate ps2 but i thought wth… may as well play it. it’s all dusty, as well as the ps2 in the corner, as i take it in my hands. and there is a tiny ps1 next to it. right when i was about to play it, i wake up. Total time of LD- 2-5 mins
so as you can see, my LDs don’t last. they usually are 2-30 secs. but this last one was the longest one i’ve had in a LOOOOONG time.
any tips on prolonging my LDs?
a few things I wanna add
- I started keeping a DJ by writing down at least one dream per night in my tablet. (thank god no more physical journals as they take up space and collect dust). that’s a lot, considering I haven’t been writing them down at all besides my LDs/OBEs.
- on both occasions I took 3 hour naps 5-6 hours BEFORE i went to bed at night to induce LDs
- on both occasions I meditated before going to sleep (this was after the nap)
- on both occasions i told myself I will induce a LD and that I’ll wake up every 5 dreams (credit > Seth from Dreams, and Projections of Consciousness) this actually worked, as on both occasions i’ve woken up 2-5 times every hour or so before I induced a LD, without any problem going back to sleep as I have a bad case of insomnia. i guess naps really help.
I am going to get back into every day meditation very soon, probably tonight, as I know that really helps to induce LDs/OBEs. but any other tips besides meditation, naps, and everything else I’ve been doing? why don’t my LDs ever last very long?? it got me very frustrated!