Hello! I’m new to this site as you may have gathered, though I’m far from new to dreams and lucid dreaming… A couple months ago a friend talked about how he was getting into it in a deliberate manner; I’ve always loved my spontaneous lucid dreams and until then didn’t realize you could induce them yourself. Well now I’m here, knowing all my dream signs and having kept a dream journal for the past six years, and entjrely unable to deliberately recognize when I’m dreaming.
The biggest problem I have is that either my dream signs are too normal to prompt a ‘wait that’s weird’ response (for example, trains; I live in a city where public transportation is massive so being on a train is an every day occurrence, so even though I dream about being on trains an insane amount, that’s not weird so I don’t notice it) – or, that even though they’re really weird (like huge heights, dark forests, breathing underwater, being in outer space), my dream-self has this Weirdness Censor that takes a look at me floating above the atmosphere and goes ‘yep, nothing wrong there.’
Now, I can do a reality check every time I’m on a train, and hopefully get into the habit that way so I do it in a dream. But I can’t exactly do the same thing every time I’m in space without a suit, for obvious reasons.
EDIT: I suppose I should clarify the title. By ‘fail’ I don’t mean they don’t work, I mean my mind doesn’t recognize that there’s something that should cause me to question my reality and so it doesn’t occur to me to do it at all. Sorry for the confusion.
Stacked quotes edited together :rhewin:
EDIT 2: whoooops, I meant to post this in ‘Quest for Lucidity’. My bad. If a mod would be so kind as to move it, that would be awesome C: