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Natural Lucid Dreamer

Recently I've stumbled across lucid dreaming and as it seemed, I have done it in the past without any training at all.

There is this case where I dreamed that I'm sleeping in a park on a bench and I wake up. The interesting thing was that this was a dream within a dream, within another dream, within another where i wake up on the bench every time until I actually woke up in my bed not knowing what is happening. I believe alcohol was involved in this bizarre dream because I was dreaming that I'm drunk at that bench and I was still drunk when i wake up. It does not sound as much but it's very unpleasant feeling. Just standing there at the end of the bed holding my head not knowing what just happened.

So last 2 nights I've tried to dream lucidly. First night was a fail because I take sleeping pills, I have sleeping disorder of sort. But last night I successfully entered the dream world. I don't know what is exact technique that I'm using. I believe it's mix of WBTB, auto-suggestion and MILD techniques. I suggest myself to dream lucidly while going to sleep and to remember that i'm dreaming lucidly.

What helps me a lot in getting a lot of dreams per night is that I have this habit when dream something colorful and i wake up because of it and I go to drink water or something in the kitchen. I had 4 or 5 dreams that night but as i'm just new at this I forget some of them, but I remembered to make reality check in one of them and this was when I was aware that I'm dreaming. Not sure why but my dreams are not so clear and I don't remember so much details. But it's amazing within first 48 hours to have a success.

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May 13, 2016
false awakening dreams NEW
by: pete

Good on you! I've had false awake dreams but I've never twigged on into becoming lucid. I just kept thinking how daft I was to think I was awake before when I was obviously awake NOW ...only to wake up in a false awakening once again until I really awoke! Maybe lucid dreams are certain peoples reward and a sign they should be less hard on themselves?

Oct 27, 2017
recall NEW
by: Ancharlsonymous

My recall varies what I do is I just rate it from a scale of o to ai witho being hardly anything, to I being enough to get a picture, but stillsome is missing, to a being totally satisfied. Really got the dream very clearly. I got that Idea from a dream study,. I am usually unsatisfied withmy recall,

Feb 21, 2018
My first Lucid Dream NEW
by: Lord Metri

I just had my first lucid dream. It wasn't as vivid as reality but it was definitely lucid. I got there through MILD.

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