posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:39 AM
I might try these suggestions, I didn't know about this point mid-back, I wonder if we could get more specific info?
I also have virtually mastered a technique for lucid dreaming. I call it the old fart's enlarged prostate method.
Seriously. When a lot of us guys get older, the prostate can give you trouble. What happens most often, is that you need to get up once or twice in
the night to go to the bathroom.
What this leads to is your subconscious getting your attention in the dream-state, to wake you up, before you have an accident in your bed. The
interesting thing is that the small bit of pressure from your bladder is enough physical discomfort to raise you to complete lucidity, without
necessarily waking you up completely.
Generally, someone with this "issue" might find themselves dreaming about trying to find a bathroom. Because it's happened enough times, you get
to a point where you recognize that you are dreaming. Actually, it doesn't seem to take "long" for me to realize I'm dreaming when this happens,
the trick is to simply recognize it, and then use old-fashioned will-power to ignore the small discomfort.
It's at that point that you can really take off in the dream, with complete control. Whether true out-of-body experiences happen, hard to say, but
this gets me to the launching pad, so-to-speak.
No, it doesn't last all that long, but in a dream-state, it can seem like plenty, since time has such little meaning when you are in that zone.
The bonus is that when I finally get up, and take care of business, I can usually fall back asleep fast enough, and enjoy good recall on even my
regular dreams in the morning.
So, all this leads me to think that the key is having some "physical" pressure, perhaps very much like what the OP is saying via pressure points on
the neck or back. Maybe it doesn't matter so much where this outside pressure comes from, but it serves to "connect" you just enough to the
waking-state, to achieve lucidity.
Anyway, works for me.