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captal



Joined: 16 Nov 2009
Posts: 15
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:46 pm    Post subject: Trying to get back my Lucidity Reply with quote

Hi Everyone,

I was a relatively consistent lucid dreamer, but I've slowly lost my ability over the past few years. Looking at my Dream Journal on Lucidipedia, my first lucid dream was in Dec '09 and my last lucid dream was Nov '13.

Journaled lucid dreams

    2013 - 4
    2012 - 12
    2011 - 12
    2010 - 18
    Dec 2009 - 2


Looking back, I'd say I was excited about lucid dreaming in 2009/10, kept up journaling in 2011, started to slack in 2012, and gave up by 2013.

I value lucid dreaming, and find it to be fun and fascinating, but I've had a rough couple of years, and I haven't put the time in required to maintain my lucidity. I stopped consistently journaling, and then I stopped completely. I've stopped with my pre-sleep mantras of "when I sleep I dream, when I dream I know." I've stopped asking myself what I was just doing to check if I'm dreaming, etc.

I'd like to get back into it, so I'll restart my habits. I'll also participate in the forums to keep my interest sharp. Any other advice?
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Altais



Joined: 29 Sep 2013
Posts: 144

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have fun with it, set goals, and tracks progress towards them. Mainly focus on aspects you enjoy, which can help to keep your motivation strong. There's also a website called

www.lucidability.com

which you might like to take a look at too. Kind of similar to this website, in offering simple advice for lucid dreaming. Smile
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captal



Joined: 16 Nov 2009
Posts: 15
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had my first LD since I got back to journalling. I was up at 4am for about 20m to take care of my 13 month old. When I went to bed I thought how this would increase my chances of a LD.

I was right! It was pretty short, but I knew I was dreaming, and I was ecstatic in the dream. I didn't have much control, but it's good to be back after over a year without a LD (that I recall).
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Altais



Joined: 29 Sep 2013
Posts: 144

PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, congrats! Very Happy

I had something roughly similar happen when the dishwasher was on upstairs, in the middle of the night. I got annoyed because it was quite loud, but then had a lucid dream afterwards about looking at a painting with blue lines through it. Looking at the painting was pretty enjoyable. Smile
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The Lupin Express



Joined: 16 May 2015
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 11:52 am    Post subject: Keep at it Reply with quote

My lucid dream frequency has also plummeted. Once upon a time I would tell you I usually dream lucidly, but stress and plain old forgetfulness has ruined my record, now it's very rare.

For a short while I had several in a row when I decided on a special talisman to hold and look at often during the day to help me to remember to do reality checks, but then I stupidly lost it. I went straight back to no lucid dreams since.

I have not yet chosen a new talisman. Naturally it needs to be something special and not just any random doodad, but perhaps you might think of doing the same. Some little object you can keep with you in your pocket, and train yourself to do a reality check or your mantra when I you touch it or notice it.

After my loss I would also recommend it not be something too valuable, because you might lose it.
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ConradGM



Joined: 16 Jun 2015
Posts: 1
Location: Cape Town,South Africa

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:46 am    Post subject: Also slowly lost my lucidity Reply with quote

HI there everyone!! I've also been a lucid dreamer for years since childhood , untill two years ago. Only had 4 or 5 in the last 2 years, totally not normal. I am very upset about it and am scouring the web for answers. Then I decided to jion a good forum and discuss it. I also used dumped my cannibis-smoking habit around roughly the same time. Used to puff twice or so a week....lol. I stopped cause I just dont enjoy it as much and cause my woman hates it...agh yah. Anyway, are the two things connected. Can I regularly lucid dream ever again? I wonder if the beginners classes on snoozon might help. Im new here and just joined because I really want my dreams back! I've become dull since I lost it really! It enriched my whole life experience and really want it back on a consistent basis. I just had it, without effort, without having to do anything like mantras and writing journals, and waould like it back like that. Would these things trigger it again or what? Any tips guys?
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Altais



Joined: 29 Sep 2013
Posts: 144

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if you can get it back effortlessly, I am certain that if you put effort in you will be able to get some results that you will appreciate.

I would say keep records of ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING that is in line with what you like, even if it is something small. The more you see any hint of success, the more will accumulate. If you look at not having something, you will continue to not have it, but if you look at signs that it is happening in the ways that you like, then it will keep happening and those successes will grow until you are extremely happy with the results.
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