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Irreo



Joined: 11 Jun 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:25 am    Post subject: Introduction, and my experiences Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'd like to introduce myself, and tell a bit about my lucid experiences. I'm a 35 years old guy who had a couple semi-lucid dreams years ago (enjoyed them a lot), but didn't really know about all this voluntary lucid dreaming until recently. I though it was just a coincidence in a lucky night. Anyway, always happened when I was a bout to wake up so they lasted a few seconds.

I had a couple paralysis experiences too as a kid, but didn't even know what they were, if they were real, or nightmares (like feeling a heavy body while laying down, trying to scream for help but not being able to). In any case, really scary.

My first kind of.. nice, lucid dream was a recurrent nightmare I had since I was a kid, but just as an adult, a couple years ago. I was on a lift, from a house I lived when I was a kid, that always did what it wanted (press 6th floor go to 10th, open doors and find there is no floor, or go to my home and find no entrance door, etc..). I dreamt with that many times during my life. That day I was like... wtf? I don't live here... then I realized I was dreaming and all became a game for me, exploring that strange world my brain created.

In the last months, I had again a couple paralysis experiences, both on a weekend while staying in bed a bit more after waking up, maybe at 9-10am. The strongest was the first, when while I was looking at the ceiling (eyes open), I suddenly saw some kind of blue "thing" moving around in the room. Suddenly it came near me and I heard a loud screaming, and I felt I was being pulled violently out from my body. After this I went floating slowly up the the ceiling, in a complete horizontal position. It was amazing, as I could see the ceiling in front of me, without being able to control my body.

I went down again, slowly, back to my bed.. I was impressed, but not scared really. I just sit on my bed while thinking.. "wow"... but at this time I noticed something weird... I didn't know what. So I asked myself.. "am I dreaming?". At this time I desired a different theme color for my bed, and it happened. Yes, I was dreaming. So I got up from bed straight to the door, to see if the nextdoor blonde was at home, but unfortunatelly I woke up.

It's then when I realized that all that floating experience was the dream too, as my sleeping position was completely different than the one I was while looking at the ceiling.

I had this screaming and floating experiences a couple times more, but always when I'm about to wake up and I'm not able to dream lucidly at all.. just some blurry things.

After finding this site and reading about existing techniques. Last two nights I tried it again. Tried to stay still, eyes closed, trying to focus on staying concious, but also relaxed, but I always end up getting sleep without noticing it... There are moments where I feel some kind of vibrations on my legs and arms, and see some stars moving in front of me, or even some kind of blue tunnel with a small dot at the end, moving around, and at the time I feel I may be going to sleep, I get excited, regain consciousness again and all lights are gone...

A "good thing" is that lately, maybe due to stress or things, I wake up a lot at night.. 1am... 2.30am... 3.30am.... So I'll try to use those moments. The bad thing is that in the same moment I wake up I'm a bit like altered and can't avoid moving... by the time I realize I'm awake, I've already moved.

In any case, I'll check the forum around to read similar experiences and try learning some tricks. Thanks for reading.
Regards.
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roman67



Joined: 31 May 2012
Posts: 525
Location: London

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome to Lucidipedia. Nice to meet you. Thanks for sharing your experiences and dreams with us.
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thorque69@gmail.com



Joined: 16 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hiiii... i'am thorque thankss
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roman67



Joined: 31 May 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Thorque. Share your experiences and enjoy your stay.
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Solis Ryne



Joined: 05 Mar 2013
Posts: 227
Location: Trinidad &Tobago

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howdy Smile
we're here to help in anyway.
Forums are here to be used. So use them well and check the blogs.

Happy dreamin'
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zeeshan123



Joined: 31 Dec 2014
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are all here to help when we're not off dreaming Laughing so ask anything you want but one piece of advice: search the forums before hand to see if the answer to what your looking for isn't already in another topic, and search the blog here as well. I recommend the 'problems with WILD' blog post. Do read it!
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ↄonscious



Joined: 02 Jan 2015
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Location: Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Irreo,

If you plan on pursuing the art of lucid dream induction (and you should!), you'll likely form a love/hate relationship with sleep paralysis. I haven't met anyone who enjoys the sensations of sleep paralysis -- for me it's a cocktail of claustrophobia, suffocating, and terror! And don't get me started on hypnogogic hallucinations...

But with that being said, sleep paralysis is a "sweet-spot" for inducing a lucid dream, specifically wake-induced lucid dreams (otherwise known as WILDs). To induce a lucid dream, you have to find and maintain that delicate balance between your body being asleep and your mind being awake. Fortunately, that just so happens to be what sleep paralysis is!

The trick to "surviving" sleep paralysis and using it to your advantage is NOT fighting those unpleasant sensations, just let them wash over you, reassure yourself that no harm can come from them, and you'll find that the unpleasantness is becomes much less intense. At that point, you're ready to start establishing a dreamscape.
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