A Weird Lucid Dreaming Experience

This is a dream log from when I was still learning how to lucid dream and my dreams lasted only about 10-20 seconds. I knew how to attain lucidity and I knew how to remember my dreams, the one thing I was lacking was experience in lucid dreaming control.

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So here is the dream:

I am in a children’s playground, everything is grey… A bit weird and unreal, so I do a reality check. I shut my nose and try to breathe in and to my surprise I CAN!

WOO! I am lucid dreaming!

I quickly teleport on the tallest place on earth, I find myself standing on the edge of a skyscraper. Cool! The view is beautiful, so I take a few moments to capture it.

It’s time to jump! I am falling straight down, picking up incredible speed. I can see the ground, there is a thin layer of watter above the concrete, enough to cover my body but not enough to stop me from hitting the concrete.

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The shock from hitting the ground woke me up instantly but I could stimultainosly see and feel both the real and dream world. I felt as if I was moving my hands trough water when in the real world I was just moving them trough air, I could also hear the bubbles in the watter and in the same time I could hear noises from the real world.

After few seconds the dream part started to fade and soon it was completely gone.

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Anyone had a similar experience?

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Dream Initiated Lucid Dream(DILD)

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Pre-Requirements

You need to be able to remember at least one dream/night.

How to remember your dreams.

You need to know how to do a reality check.

Reality Checking

What is DILD?

Dream initiated lucid dreams are those witch start as normal and turn into lucid dreams after a while, usually after performing a reality check.

For example, you go to sleep, have a normal dream and something triggers the thought : “This is weird, is this a dream?”, and soon you realize that you are actually dreaming.

How does it work?

Our conscious brain is partially shut down while we are sleeping which results in low awareness. We can dream about flying or traveling into the future but most of us won’t even think about the fact that it might just be a dream!

However, most parts of our subconscious remain active and our daily habits are carried over into our dreams. So our goal is to intentionally build a reality checking habit that will be also carried over into our dreams.

3 Steps for Creating a Reality Checking Habit :

1. Choose your reality check triggers

This are the things that will remind you to do a reality check. When choosing your triggers, search in your dream journal and find things that constantly recur. A person? Place? Activity?

If you don’t have a dream journal or you haven’t recorded enough dreams, you can use some general triggers like:

  • Going out or in your house
  • Being in the bathroom
  • Entering your school/workplace
  • Each time your wristwatch beeps(hourly)

2. Do a reality check when you see some trigger.

3. Repeat for 21 days to make it a habit

You will probably have your first lucid dream in about a week.

Tips for creating habits:

Lucid Dreaming Reminder

Lucid Dreaming Reminder

1. Create notes and hang them on your bathroom door and your main door. Create smaller notes and put them into your wallet or pockets. They will also increase your awareness and remind you that you might really be dreaming.

2. Create symbols – Things that will associate and remind you to reality checking and lucid dreaming. For example you can do a reality check each time you see your cellphone. Or you can find a small rock/coin and name it : The Magical Lucid Dreaming Object and carry it around with you.


Remembering Your Dreams

Why?

  1. To remember your lucid dreams – yes you can have a lucid dream but forget all about it
  2. Drastically increase your chances for experiencing a lucid dream
  3. Some dreams are fun even if  you are not conscious – lucid.

There are many people that actually believe that they don’t have dreams. Thats because people easily confuse not remembering dreams with not having dreams.

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After reading this article you will have the knowledge to remember at least one dream every night. We actually have more than 3 dreams every night so remembering one is just the minimum.

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What is stopping us from remembering dreams ?

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The part of our brain that stores long term memory is only partially active, also the part that stores short term memory is partially active. This means that your memory simply SUCKS.

Now, the good news :

If you wake up right after having a dream, you will still have 90 % of the information in the short term memory. So lets use what we have got.

How to remember your dreams

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Okay, here is some practical advice that you can implement right away.

The two most important things you need to know about remembering your dreams :

  1. Creating Strong Intent
  2. Dream journaling

Intent

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Have you ever woken up 5 minutes before the alarm clock was supposed to start ringing ?

I hallucinate hearing yes, it’s a common experience.

This happens because we had strong subconscious intent to wake up in some specific time.This intent could be there for deferent reasons like : you have to catch a plane, you have to go to work or it can be even knowing the time when the alarm should wake you up.

If the reason to wake up is strong enough your subconscious mind will program your internal body clock to wake you up when you really need to/ want to.

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Statements of Intent and Creating Intent

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Statements of intent are like messages to your subconscious mind, they are simple one liners that you read or write down before falling asleep.

Their purpose is to help you with increasing your subconscious intent for remembering your dreams, having lucid dreams and dreaming about specific topics.

  • If you want to remember your dreams repeat something like : “Tonight I will remember mydreams”
  • If you want to dream about specific topic say : “I want to dream about x”
  • If you want to have lucid dreams say : “ Tonight I will have a lucid dream, I will understand that I amdreaming and I will do a reality check, then I will take control and I will do X “

I sometimes write 2 full pages with statements of intent before going to bed, this ensures great dream recall the next morning.

The trick with statements of intent is to say them with certainty, total belief and determination – the thing you see in the picture of the owl above. Do that for 2 minutes and then let it go and trust your subconscious to serve you.

Simple yet so powerful.

Keeping a dream journal

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If you are interested in learning this skill then starting and maintaining a dream journal should be the first thing you do on this journey.

There are just to many good things that come with it :

  • You will remember more dreams every night
  • You will remember dreams longer ( for life – you have them on paper )
  • You will have more lucid dreams (Keeping a dream journal increases your intent for lucid dreams)
  • You will find your unique dream signs (Things that happen often in your dreams, repetitive characters, places, activities)

Keep your journal near your bed. When you wake up ask yourself  : ” What was I dreaming about ?”  and then write the dream down.

You can write the whole version or you can just write the main points of the dream, 5-10 key points are usually enough for me.

So lets make a quick recap :

  1. Increase your intent with statements of intent.
  2. Create and maintain a dream journal .

Now enough, you have the information. Go there and use it.

Ps. I would really appreciate you commenting with the results you are getting.