I want to start something and hope some people will join me. It is easier and more stimulating to start something together with others.
So far I have read many, many books, websites, … I tried many, many techniques, not just recently, I was more active on the lucid dreamquest serveral years before, and just want to start with it again.
I am, from past experiences, especially inclined to WILD’s, because I have a belief, then once you master WILD’s, you have more chance to have lucid dreams when you want. But it is such a hard technique. And I read many people struggle with it. So I thought, let’s make a training schedule, and try to make gradual progress.
Al things need training, I spend years trying to meditate, but only when a master told me I had to stick with one technique for very long, I began to make noticeable progress. I think it is the same with lucid dreaming.
So here is my training program:
step 1: familiarize myself with sleep paralyses.
step 2: Euhm, I don’t know yet, I guess I will know when I am ready with step 2
Anyhow, I want to start with familiarizing myself with sleep paralysis. The aim of this training is not to get lucid (I will not stop it, if it happens, but it’s not the goal), just trying to get as much as possible in the SP state, so I know what to expect, so I know how to get there easily (if possible). Only if I master this to some degree, I will go a step further direction lucidity.
The problem with WILD is that it is very hard, and because you want to lucid dream so badly, sometimes you get to focussed and it is hard to fall asleep. Not in this training. Lucid dreams are not the goal, the goal is to get the most SP experiences possible. In the knowledge this will help me to get more easily lucid in the future!
I have encountered many sites that stress on experiencing SP first, experiencing all kinds of trance states and so on, to get to know the tricks.
So here is what I am going to try in step1 of my training:
1.a. learn to fall fully asleep as quickly as possible
1.b. wake up from this sleep as often as possible
1.c. learn to stay still, and keep eyes shut everytime I wake up
1.d. eventually have as much SP experiences as possible
Step 1.a. is very important: if you want WILD’s you don’t want to fall fully asleep as quickly as possible, because that is opposite to WILD, but it is required to learn more about SP, but only in combination with 1.b. you have to wake up from this sleep often, to learn to stay still with eyes shut (1.c.), because this helps you to get very close to SP, and that is our aim for the training in step 1.
So, who is in?
I will start this night, or rather next morning, because it is very hard to practise these kind of things at the moment of falling asleep.
Here is my plan for now, but please inspire me with other tips:
I will set my alarm at 4 or 5 in the morning, get up (WBTB) for a while (not to long for me, I am a bad sleeper), and then go back to sleep.
1.a. I will try different techniques to fall asleep quickly: focussing breath, focussing throat, just space out, daydreaming, mimicking my sleep breath, … (this step is very personal, everybody is so different). Anyhow, only very little focus, because aim is to fall fully asleep, not to stay awake with the mind.
1.b. I will play a mp3 file with frequent beeps that will wake me up again, but other things are possible (drinking a lot so you wake up alot to pee, …), leaving the door of my daughters room open (she makes alot of noices at night, each noice is a change of waking up ), …
1.c. when I wake up I will try to remember to stay still eyes shut (this is also a very good way to learn to DEILD, see ld4all.com/forum/viewtopic.p … 7116092dc2 2770f3735fe)
1.d. when i feel SP i will not get excited, just experience, discover, learn more about this state, I will not try to exit for know, only if it come naturally i will go with the flow, but no focus on this yet.
Please feel free to add tips, different ways to get to the aim or subaims
For 1.c. for now I will use a mp3 from here:
lucidology.com/get_kit?c=sd- … net.be&l=2
Click trough on:
2.) Click: Lucid Dream & OBE Timers (External Link)
I will start with the ramp 4 minutes interval.
But other suggestions are welcome.
I hope some of you like the idea and join. So we can exchange experiences, tips and tricks.