I’m having trouble with my lucid dreams and it might be a common problem along lucid dreamers but I’m not sure. What is it that stops me from attaining lucid dreams? I’m having a certain blockade. I wasn’t the star lucid dreamer but I was able to have them, not at will but I would have lucid dreams regularly. Now I’m at a point that I know a lot about lucid dreaming but somehow, this doesn’t seem to work in my advantage. I don’t know what it is that stops me, but it certainly is frustrating.
When I look at graph of the lucid dreams of myself, and see my history of lucid dreaming it shows a decreasing line. When I set up lucid dreams in the height and knowledge about LDs in the length. The less I knew about lucid dreams the more lucid dreams I had. It wonders me how this works. It may not be the direct reason of my decrease of lucidity but for me this seems the cause. I reached a lucid dreaming roadblock.
When I started lucid dreaming I just knew what it was. I didn’t hear of any techniques or whatsoever. There was a very clear goal. The lucid dream. I didn’t know the roads to the goal but I knew there was a goal. The night I heard about lucid dreaming I had my first experience with it. Then came the time when I heard about the first “techniques’’. I heard of WILD, DILD, MILD and WBTB. The first 4 roads came in sight and maybe the start of my downfall too, or did it? 4 mysterious roads arose from the ground. There were 4 roads. WBTB was a very clear, an easy but long one. MILD was a shorter one, little harder and a little vague. DILD was an even shorter one but it was a lot vaguer. And it was strange. Then the strangest technique came. WILD. This was the shortest one. It was very vague and it was extremely hard. You can put these 4 roads into one example. Take a mountain. WBTB is the road that goes over the mountain. MILD goes around the mountain through an unknown forest. DILD also goes around the mountain but it crosses a huge river. WILD goes right through the mountain but you will have to make the tunnel with your bare hands. You don’t know what you can expect and it’s strange.
You will have to make a choice between these 4 roads in the beginning. Everyone wants the fastest way to their goal but sometimes can’t comprehend how hard it is. That’s why WBTB is recommended for most people new to lucid dreaming. Now after a while of research I came to the conclusion that there are a lot more ‘’techniques’’. Such as CAT, constant reality checks, meditation techniques, binaural beats, FILD, external devices and a lot more. Some are total different roads and some are tools to make the roads clearer or easier.
The problem is that there are too many roads, and a lot are unnecessary. You should filter everything to your own likings. I have to do this for myself too and I have to set some new goals. I have to regularly journal my dreams and a lot more.
When I was standing underneath the shower and I thought about my lucid dreaming problem, I blamed school. I told myself that schoolwork was the root of my problem. Now I’m writing this, I’m thinking of what to do with it, and I concluded that instead of just blaming, you have to resolve. I have to adjust priorities and have to combine these priorities in the correct way. I can also change my sleep cycle and this is what I’ll be planning to do. I want to WBTB more and I want to introduce this is my weekly sleep rhythm. I hope this will change my lucid dreaming experiences and I will keep you up to date.
Maybe you’re recognizing this problem, and maybe you have the same causes as me. I just want to pass this roadblock because it’s driving me crazy.