When I entered the paralysis phase I got scared and my heart started beating faster and the lucid dreaming failed. I know I have nothing to be afraid of but feeling my whole body go numb and paralyzed scares me. Any advice or is it really just a matter of practicing?
Whenever I count my fingers in a dream (which I have 4 times this week) I have had 6 to 7 fingers every time but I either a) I continue the dream or b) The fingers just disappear while I’m counting them.
I'm very late in reviewing the Awoken app on my dream blog/youtube videos as I've always resisted apps. I'm really looking forward to testing it finally as I'm always on my phone, and this seems to be ideal for keeping me motivated and able to maintain a good lucid dream induction regime.
Does anyone have any feedback on Awoken that they'd be happy to share (anecdotes for blog/video, to compare to my own experience) - can you also let me know of you were already a lucid dreamer before you tried the app...
Yes I realize this wasnt a lucid dream, but it was so powerful! Right before the dream with Jesus, I LD about going through a maze. I knew I was dreaming because I remembered going to bed that night. The maze was red, and i made the walls paper so i could walk through them. I could see a man at the end of the maze in regular clothing (Jeans and a shirt) but couldnt see his face. My SO woke me up soon after.
When I fell back to sleep, I dreamt i was in a white and gold palace. Marble floors, high ceilings, white drapery on the pillars. The whole shebang. I was on a step, and behind me was my mom and two brothers standing side by side.
The man was in front of me a few feet, dressed in white, flowy robes, and I couldn't see his face. I was looking up at him, but going only as far as his neck. I didnt/couldn't look up any higher.
Then water was pouring on me. Lots of water falling from the ceiling. Almost like a waterfall.
I woke up from my dream, and cant move. I am aware I am laying in my bed, in the early morning light and can feel vibrations throughout my body. I'm not scared. It's like my bed was set on a low vibration and I can almost see myself from above in my head.
I finally snap out of it and I feel scared. Definitely one of the most powerful dreams I've ever had
Last night I finally got a DEILD. Maybe lucid for a good minute. But im pretty happy even though it wasnt that great.
7 years ago, DEILD was my technique that worked the best besides MILD. I got my dream recall back up to standards, and I am able to remember 3-6 dreams per night now. I was looking through my old posts on dreamviews and other forums that i used to post on and I was surprised that I completely forgot about a very good technique that I wasnt using which aided me in a lucid last night. So anyway, Ill post it below.
Tips for DEILDs
Dream recall is very important. You want to get your recall so good to the point where your dreams are almost movie like so the moment you sense they are about to end, you begin DEILD.
If you wake up and you feel a sense of alertness, DEILD probably wont work. So far the last two weeks I have been able to attempt DEILDs multiple times but lets say I woke up 4 times, I was only tired enough 1 out of the 4 times to actually transition into a dream.
Some people can DEILD after moving, but I have never DEILDed after waking up a moving. Alerts my mind to much.
After my dream ended, I knew I was tired enough to fall back asleep. So I combined the FILD movements, with a sensation of sinking or falling. The sinking or falling was the technique I forgot about. I felt the transition slowly starting to occur. To the point where I knew I either failed or was in the dream.
So, my secret is that if you are struggling with DEILDs try to imagine sinking or falling in combination with what ever technique you are using. DEILDs happen instantly, if you do not feel a transition or hynagogia within atleast 5 seconds of waking up after a dream, I personally give up and attempt a different technique.
So last night I performed FILD and it worked. I felt something come into my bed and hug me but I knew that wasn’t possible since my door was locked. I had my eyes closed the whole them, and with them still closed I did the breathe while nose plugged RC and it worked. So then I knew I was in a dream and whatever was in my bed got up and left. So now that I knew I was in a dream, I tried opening my eyes. I woke up into the real world. What was I supposed to do to stay in the dream?