Lucidity Advice (Dreams)

3 years, 7 months ago

I know there is a lot of information on lucid dreaming out there but i just had a specific question. When ever I become lucid everything starts to come apart, I can bring it back together but only for about 15 seconds before I just wake up. Any advice to make it easier to maintain?

August 26, 2011 at 4:01 am

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Profile photo of luigi luigi (@luigiblue) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

Do you get astonished by the fact that you’re realizing you are lucid dreaming? Maybe that is what makes it come apart? I don’t have any advice on how to lucid dream, I just lucid dream. I know that I am dreaming a lot and I take advantage of the fact but I never get too excited or astonished by the fact that I am actually in a dream. I sort of accept it and go with it. It’s hard to explain sorry, that’s all I can say. I hope you figure it out though, such an amazing thing.

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Profile photo of Matt P Matt P (@mkp843) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

That seems to happen to me to me too.. I don’t really practice this I jsut luck up every blue moon.. But just like you it only lasts about 10 minutes.. And it only seems to happen at the very end of my sleep cycle, when i’m about to wake up. What seems to pull me into the dream is I notice i’m doing something I like, and when my dream moves on, I realize that i’m dreaming by recreating the action I was doing that I liked… That’s my only experience actually.. and it’s only happened right before i’m going to wake say in 30 min that I can really remember…

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Profile photo of Bryan Hellard Bryan Hellard M (@xyver) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

I’ve learned something that helps lucid dream is set two alarms in the morning. I like to wake up at 9:30, so I set an earlier alarm for 7:30. Then, at 7:30, I get up, go to the bathroom, drink some water, maybe check my email or here, just do some little things to wake yourself up a bit (don’t be super active and become wide awake) and then after 10-15 min go back to sleep. You then have just over an hour and a half (the time it takes to get to REM) to go back to sleep before you really get up. Since your brain is now more awake, it is easier to realize that you are dreaming, and are more likely to lucid dream.

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

Yeah, definitely waking from deep sleep, and then going back to sleep helps with the lucid dreaming. Astonishment destroys the dream however. It’s JUST like dmt, but a bit different of course. However, both things and feelings are controlled by being neutral about it. Go with the flow. :)

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Profile photo of Bryan Hellard Bryan Hellard M (@xyver) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

Ive also had the problem of being too excited in a dream and waking up. I get the thought “Cool, this is a dream, I can do anything!” the immediatly the dream begins to fade, and I think “NOOOOOOO” and then I wake up. Recently, Ive had a few dreams where I think “Hey, I’m dreaming”, but now I’m smart enough to also think “Well, Im dreaming, but I usually ruin it by trying anything… Lets just go with the flow”. So Ive had a few semi lucid dreams recently

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

http://obe4u.com/

download the guidebook. seriously. If you read it and implement the techniques, shit will get crazy.. real quick. just be consistent

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

as far as staying in the “phase”, spinning in circles when it starts to fade works the best for me.

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

I have heard that interacting with your environment will keep you in the dream, like touching a nearby table or like devon suggested, spinning. I haven’t had a lucid dream yet but I am also working on it :)

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Profile photo of t-rav t-rav (@travis) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

Thanks for the replies. I will try the spinning next time. But yeah it is usually just my excitement that kicks me out of them XD

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Profile photo of james james (@jamieeatsworld) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

Yea I have heard spinning works too and I have been meaning to try it. Like Ellie said, when I feel lucidity slipping I interact with whatever is around me. What sucks though is that I sometimes forget i’m dreaming because I get so caught up in the dream scenario.

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Profile photo of Nein Nein Nein Nein Nein Nein (@organicbrain) 3 years, 7 months ago ago

I do things like Ellie mentioned. The best thing that keeps me in the dream is touching rough and sharp objects; like running with my hands scraping on the ground. Also say out loud “Immerse me in this dream” or “Increase clarity” etc. they work really well for me.

Spinning doesn’t work for me and just wakes me up.

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Profile photo of Jared Edwards Jared Edwards (@jaredwards) 3 years, 6 months ago ago

The beauty of lucid dreaming is not the realization that one is dreaming, but the discovery that there is no difference in sleep.

I challenge you to recall the point in which you ‘fell asleep’.
Then take it a step further – was it on an inhale or an exhale?

Lucid dreaming is not just about the dream. It is equally as much about the awake.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Hey guys i had an incredible lucid dream this morning before i woke up. i could see the entire himalayas roll past me so clear. and infront of them i was standing on a rocky mountain. and could reach down and touch the shaley golden rocks glowing in the sun. i thought but i am dreaming and this is so clear, the rocks feel so real, everything was so bright and lucid. i thought then well i can fly if i want to now in this dream. but i didnt i just wanted to watch the mountains and feel those rocks.
this is great, i think it is cuz i have been on HE so much lately. also im snowed in and alone, doing lots of yoga and drinking melted snow water. it is making me super clear.

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