posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 05:57 AM
Morning folks, thanks for the replies definitely going to look into some reading material.
Just an update on the whole lucid situation. I have made some real progress although I'm still finding that when I go lucid it doesn't last for a
very long time.
A particular example I can give you was this morning I had woken up at 7.30am and then returned to sleep.
The dream was simple I was standing in the driveway of my family home, and I looked around while starting to become aware. There was a fridge magnet
stuck to the door, which looked like a shiny green black marble broach. It then clicked in my head, if I can grab hold of that broach, then I am
Sure enough I grabbed hold of it and then I new my situation. I then turned to walk out of my driveway to go exploring, but as it did I had to fight
This was really weird at this point it was as though the background went out of focus and became a blur, yet the colours remained incredibly vivid
almost like a painting.
I remember feeling as though I couldn't blink otherwise the closing of my eyes would wake me up. I then had to convince myself that I didn't need to
blink as I was asleep (I have never even thought of blinking in a dream before).
I began walking up the street to my neighbours house as I had yet to encounter any other people. Looking into the living room window I couldn't see
anyone so I decided to knock on the back door. No answer there but the door was open so I entered I then walked forward towards the living room as I
could hear voices, but as I did I was struck with the strangest notion.
This was all so real what if I really wasn't dreaming? Or worse, what if I was sleep walking around my neighbourhood naked and had just entered my
friends house (bare in mind I was fully clothed in the dream).
I opened the door to the living room and my friend was sitting in the living room surrounded by his family and friends. They were all really glad to
see me and invited me in, so I apologised for walking into their house but no one had answered the door. At this point they were so real I was no
longer sure if I was asleep or awake, and at this point I woke up.
There have been some reoccurring themes, since I started attempting to go lucid. One is the green black marble broach fridge magnet (random), I don't
know where this idea came from, but it is my key to going lucid. The other is the initial blurring of the background as it goes out of focus. This is
the make or break point, if I can get through the blurring I can carry on.
The trick seems to be not letting any self doubt enter into your mind when you finally awaken in the dream. This has been no easy task so far, as the
longer I am lucid for the more I start to question the reality of what I am seeing.
As mentioned above the early morning dreams are the key to lucid experiences. Also try to create a key to awaken yourself, when you see this in your
dream you know you are sleeping. I have created something quite random that doesn't exist in reality. At least not amongst my own personal
belongings. This means that you won't see it in your everyday life.
For those interested I will update when I make more progress. With some more tips from my own experiences.