The #1 Sticking Point for Lucid Dreaming Beginners

Waking up 5 seconds after realizing that you are dreaming

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I was reading trough the dreamviews forum for the last hour, going trough people’s first lucid dreaming experiences and here is a pattern that I found:

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  • Nobody took time to explore the world around them after they realized they they are dreaming
  • Most of the times, they instantly tried to do the most “advanced” things. In most cases this was trying to have sex.
  • Everyone was having short 5 second dreams.

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“I suddenly just realized I was dreaming, and quickly tried to have sex with the lady next to me, and I woke up within 5 seconds of becoming lucid.”

– This is really a common experience to all lucid dreamers, it doesn’t have to be about sex, it can be about flying or something exciting. In our first lucid dream most of us simply don’t do the warm-up stabilization routines, mostly because we don’t know how and sometimes just because we never thought it was that important.

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The number one factor that ends your dreams is Shock

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The first thing you experience when you realize that you are dreaming is a little shock and there is a rush of thoughts : “woow, this is cool”, “what to do now?”, “can I fly?”, “FINALLY, I AM LUCDI DREAMING”, “I can do whatever I want”… etc.

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This doesn’t wake you up.

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The thing that does wake you up is adding additional shock to your dream by rushing to do the cool stuff like flying instead of taking few seconds to relax, look around and explore your environment.

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This is the main distinction between lucid dreaming beginners and veterans. Beginners try to do some advanced flying maneuvers where as the veterans chill and do their warm-up stabilizations routines.

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The results:
Beginners have 5 second dreams
Pro’s have 5 – 60 minute dreams

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How to battle this sticking point:

Learn about reality checks and dream stabilization techniques

– Practice in your mind (coming soon) – it is basically a repetitive imagination of doing warm-up right after realizing that you are dreaming.

Lucid Dreaming – MILD[Mnemonic Induction Of Lucid Dream]

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Have you ever woken up 1 minute before your alarm clock was supposed to wake you up for work? What do you think happened here?

Your subconscious mind knew that the alarm was going to shock you out of sleep so it made you wake up little bit earlier to avoid the stress.

This method works in a similar way. If you have the intention to be conscious in your dreams then you will probably have a lucid dream. If you have the intention to remember your dream then you will probably remember your dreams.

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A practical way to create that intention:

1) Lie down, relax, find a comfortable position in which you can fall asleep

2) As you are falling asleep say to yourself that you will wake up after you had a dream and you will write it down in your dream journal. “I will wake up after my dream and I will write it down in my dream journal”. Say it with certainty and trust that your subconscious will get the message.

3) When you wake up, try to recall your dream instantly. If you can’t remember anything try again, dig deeper. One memory will eventually pop up and you will be able to get the rest of the details from there by association. NOW write everything down in your dream journal

4)  Go back to bed and this time as you are falling asleep imagine that you are in the dream you previously had but now you notice a dream sign and you perform a reality check. The reality check fails and you realize that you are dreaming. Do this over and over until you fall asleep (try not to drift into other thought patterns, it is important to keep your attention to this one)

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troubleshooting

Troubleshooting:

Not waking up after having a dream.

-Set an alarm to wake you up after 4.5 hours (AFTER REM sleep) then after 6 hours (Next REM sleep)

Can’t remember the dream after you wake up.

-Try again to get some experience and read more about remembering dreams

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Note:

The MILD technique doesn’t always work from the first try. And the chance of it to produce a lucid dream are different for everyone. Some might have success the first time they try and some on the 10th. I think it mostly depends on 4 things:

-Belief that it will work

-Trust that your subconscious will do what you ask

-Experience

-WILL

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Related Articles(The mild method can be also integrated with):

How To Have a WILD

How To Have a DILD

The 7 most common lucid dreaming flying mistakes

Flying too soon
You must walk before you fly, take a second and explore the dream world before you try to fly
Flying too fast
Flying is a tricky thing, start slow and try not to go over the limits of what you are comfortable with.
Flying too high
When flying to high might make you loose lucidity because you can no longer see the ground and that is a really important refference point.
Focusing on gravity and fear
Focus on where you want to go, not where you might fail. Your dream is a manifestation of your thougts, so what you think is what you get.
Frustration
-Don’t expect to learn to do this overnight. Some learn slow and some learn fast, but the fact is that
everyone can learn.
-Frustration caused by failed attempt just lengents your learning curve.
Not understanding the placebo efect
There is no spoon, if you believe you can fly you will.
Asuming that you can fly trough walls 🙂

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1) Flying too soon

You must walk before you fly, take a second and explore the dream world before you try to fly. Do some of the dream prolongation techniques and make the dream more vivid.

2) Flying too fast

Flying is a tricky thing, start slow and try not to go over the limits of what you are comfortable with.

3) Flying too high

Flying too high might make you loose lucidity because you can no longer see the ground which is an important reference point.

4) Focusing on gravity and fear

Focus on where you want to go, not where you might fall. Your dream is a manifestation of your thoughts, so what you think is what you get. This holds true for real life too!

4) Getting Frustrated

Don’t expect to learn to do this overnight. Some learn slow and some learn fast, but the fact is that

everyone can learn. Understand that frustration caused by a failed flying attempt just lengthens your learning curve.

5) Not understanding the placebo effect

There is no spoon, if you believe you can fly you will. This is the most important rule in lucid dreaming.

6) Assuming that you can fly trough walls

7) Expecting a 7th mistake? Well I don’t know one, 7 just sounds better that 6.

How I SHATTERED my reality with a pair of Headphones

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Here is what happened…

A friend of mine recommended me to try something new called: “binalular beats”… You get a track and you play it on your headphones, mine was called astral projection. I darkened my room, unplugged the phone and played the track.

It went on for about 10 minutes, I don’t remember exactly… Then I noticed something weird, My body lost all its weight, I was now light as a feather. I started to SEPARATE from my body and LEVITATED in my room for some time (this was of course all in my mind).  It all felt REAL, as real as you feel now, reading this.

Then I got really excited and woke up, standing there in awe. I was shocked by the realness of the whole thing.

How does this headphone stuff work?

When each of your ears is presented with a slightly different frequency of sound, a third frequency is created automatically inside the brain to even them out. For example, if you have 200khz to the one ear and 208hz to the other ear, a third frequency of 8hz will be created in the brain.

The specifics of that third frequency are specifically manipulated to impact and stimulate parts of your brain in a desired way.

There are specific “tracks” of binaural beats for pain relief, for increasing consciousness, meditation, some can put you to sleep, some are even designed to give you the same feeling as using drugs(morphine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana e.t.c).

You can find this tracks here: The Unexplainable Store

Enjoy…