This company claims to have developped a sleeping mask that enables you to lucid dream… think it’s legit? Anyone going to try them?
how far has anyone got with their NATURAL lucid dream attempts?
Over a course of about 6 months of on and off trying- (dream journal, some nights hp-500, and meditation ten mins a day) i have managed two VERY lucid dreams which lasted about 2 seconds before i woke up, hugely excited – very vivid, with an amazing feeling of euphoria as i became lucid.
and 2 where i was sort of aware. One of which I tried to fly but just sort of bobbed over my friend and woke up.
anyone tried any supplements? I have tried hp-500 + Calea in pills, smoking, extract and tea form to no avail :(
@crackedout6pack, last summer I was able to achieve lucidity in ~ 70% of my dreams. At first, they were really short and I would wake up due to the overwhelming excitement, but the more I practiced, the longer the dreams became.
However, it took a lot of work and conscious effort during the day to maintain this. As I started my first business this past year, I have not really had the time to actively engage in becoming lucid. It was awesome while I was doing it though, and I fully intend to try again once I find some more time.
@giraffe, yeah there could be flashing lights in your dream, which you could take as a dream sign, do a reality check and then realize your dreaming lol. but, i think the Remee wont work the first time, but when you find that light in your dreams multiple times you’ll realize your dreaming and begin lucidity
@sumtinprophetic, sorry such a late reply I just had a break from this site for a while. Happens.
Anyway, thats sick, congrats. I am a little jealous. Haha.
I actually have some time off right now. What were you doing in the daytime which you say took a lot of conscious effort? Cos all too often I feel like all my practice is somewhat missing something and all my conscious time is where I should be imprinting things..
@crackedout6pack, I would constantly be doing “reality checks” throughout the day to influence my behavior in my dreams. For example, throughout the day, I would..
– throw up any object in the air and on the 5th try I would try and stop it in midair. If I could stop it, I was dreaming.
– look at any writing in the room. Look away and look back about 3-4 times, if on the 4th time the writing was distorted, I was dreaming. (your brain is constantly creating your surroundings in a dream so keeping detailed writing on a wall or piece of paper would be difficult after a few looks) This also works with clocks and clothing.
– remind myself throughout the day that where I was made sense. . . Ok, I’m in my food truck. This makes sense, I came from my house in Harrisonburg because I had to work today. Doing this helps you recognize “dream signs”. After becoming more aware of my dreams, I recognized that I often dreamed about playing on my high school sports teams or in any familiar situation to my past. I would be in practice at the hockey rink, or on the field playing football. Conducting these very conscious inner monoluges about where I am helps me determine that I’m dreaming…. Ok, I’m in a hockey rink. I’m playing in a hockey game. But wait, I’m supposed to be in Virginia, this doesn’t make sense. There’s no possible way I could be playing hockey right now. I must be dreaming..
– Do the same inner dialogue for the people I’m around
There’s several others, but I found these to be the most effective. If you do one of these every 20-30 minutes, you’ll start to do them in your dream. You may often ‘pass the test’ in your dream, but after enough attempts, you will recognize the fact you’re dreaming. From there, the difficulty lies in being able to master your controls of lucidity.
@sumtinprophetic, Its so weird that we have to do this in order to lucid dream (on any reliable time scale). That we have to assure ourselves (or convince ourselves) we are not in reality, and are in a dream…
Its very odd that the brain isn’t set up in such a way to automatically be like “Oh – this makes absolutely no sense that I’m climbing a mountain right now, but live in Iowa”
We don’t do reality checks in general – we aren’t set up to really appreciate what we’re doing, maybe? Like, we just live in the moment, but never step back and be like, “I’m living in the moment!” and focusing on that…
Very interesting. The obvious results of lucid dreaming are good, but I can imagine living like this would have a broader impact on our life, don’t you think? Can you see that it has affected your waking experiences much?
@crackedout6pack, good luck! Make sure to keep a dream journal. WIthout a doubt, the #1 most important thing I did was keep a diligent dream journal every time I had a dream. You have to keep it next to your bed so you can write down the dream immediately in that 1-2 minute window of being awake after a dream. Write down, in as much detail as possible, what happened in the dream. Who was doing what, who was wearing what, where you were, the time-lapses, the different settings, EVERYTHING. This will really help you recognize dream patterns. You’ll start to recognize what you dream about the most, and that if it’s happening, you’re likely dreaming… like me with hockey.
The key to the dream journal is writing down the dream immediately after it happens. I found that I would forget 90% or more of a dream if I waited even 15 minutes to write it down. However, the more you do this, the better you become at remembering your dreams. That 90% at the beginning of this process soon became 20-30% even after several hours of being awake.
@ijesuschrist, I think the broader impact it can have on life is by expanding imagination. By doing what is “impossible” in a dream, you become familiar with the activity. Whether it’s being on TV, climbing a mountain, or doing whatever, your brain is becoming acclimated to doing the activity in the dream. I found this had nearly tangible, basically metaphysical, results in the real world. By dreaming about owning and operating a business, I soon owned one – and am now operating it.
But in terms of my waking experiences, I didn’t really think it changed things all that much. I didn’t necessarily become ultra-aware or anything like that.
I actually bought one via Kickstarter, and it should be arriving sometime this month! I’ve got 4 years of Lucid Dreaming experience under my belt, and I don’t see REMEE as a hindrance to my effort but a catalyst to it! I see it as a more direct way to connect the Physical with the Mental, i.e. if I train myself to look for the red lights, I’ll know that I am dreaming. I’ll tell you guys how it goes when I get them!
I ordered one too, it hasn’t arrived yet either.