There are specific, formative and strong events, memories, and impressions that if they are real, and if Tony is real, he should be able to determine. To be clear, I am not in any way trying to make a mockery of this- I really want to know. On the flip side, I also don't want you to be misled or disillusioned by someone who is feeding you a line of bull, because that is how I felt eventually felt after I came to my senses and matured a bit more. Just be careful how much you believe in someone. It is great to act in faith, but I think it is just too much to act in BLIND faith.
At some point during the night I recall "dreaming" that I was walking up to the back of my car. I remember mischievously thinking, "push it!" The effect of this was that inside the car, in my physical body it felt like I had been rammed from behind by another vehicle which jolted me immediately awake. In all fairness though, my foster brother was still sleeping like a baby, so the likelihood of a physical jarring of that intensity was unlikely. Perhaps what was so realistically jarring was felt at a personal internal level. It was a very notable experience.
It was totally unintended, but the circumstances I found myself in could not be wasted. I laid down about 10:15 pm and affirmed that I was going to practice the phantom wiggling technique for a few minutes before actually going to sleep. I also affirmed that while sleeping I would recognize the cues of doors, doorways, and women to cause me to question whether I was dreaming.
There is a woman in it, but it doesn't trigger as an anchor. It has something to to with this guy who makes all these financial sacrifices and otherwise until he finally is in a really bad state- then the woman acts like she acknowledges his difficulties and offers him 15.00 like it is a really huge deal.
The details are hazy, but the next thing I remember I must have walked into a big public restroom or something, because while I was washing my hands and looking in the mirror, I noticed I was too thin, and my hair was a different style and color. Way too sexy to be me.
Summerlander wrote:Hold on a minute... the time that you went down to enter the phase was 10:15 pm? Was there any prior sleep. Does that mean that you were trying the direct method? Why not try the easier version of the direct method which is the deferred one?
Summerlander wrote:Or, why not stick to indirect attempts or entrance via dream consciousness for now? It is definitely a short cut you'll be taking if you attempt an entry upon awakening. Michael Raduga is not the only one who thinks so. Alan Worsely is one of the world's most experienced lucid dreamers and this is the advice he gives for people who have just awakened and want to lucidly return to dreamland:
"Lie very still and don't move a muscle! Relax and wait and the dream content will return. I've had dozens of lucid dreams with this method."
Summerlander wrote:[i]"...a substantial portion of movements upon awakening are false, even though it may seem that they are made with the physical body. But even if there is an actual alert awakening and actual physical movement, the likelihood of entering the phase does not actually decrease as much as one might think.
Summerlander wrote:It should also be noted that a phaser will often lose out on an attempt through the belief that he has to catch the right moment of being half-awake. Many think that catching that moment is a mandatory prerequisite for the indirect method. It generally is, but that moment of transition usually doesn't begin at the second one awakens - rather, it arises right when performing cycles of techniques!
Summerlander wrote:Have you read "Chapter 15 - The Highest Level of Practice"? I was a naughty boy and read it...
JorgeLTE wrote:Hi there.
A year ago, when I was reading "Exploring the wolrd of lucid dreaming" by Stephen LaBerge, I practiced some prospective memory exercises featured in the book. They were really helpfull.
"To successfully induce lucid dreams with MILD (MILD means Mnemonic Induced Lucid Dream, a dream counciousness method), you need to have certain capacities. First of all, if you canâ€™t reliably remember to carry out future intentions while awake, there is little chance that you will remember to do anything while asleep. So before attempting MILD, you need to prove to yourself that you can indeed remember
to do things while awake:
1. Read the dayâ€™s targets
2. Look for your targets during the day
3. Keep track of how many target events you hit
4. Continue the exercise for at least one week
Perform a reality check...
The next time I see a pet or animal
The next time look at my face in a mirror
The next time turn on a light
The next time see a flower
The next time write anything down
The next time feel pain
The next time I hear someone say my name
The next time I drink something
The next time I see a traffic light
The next time I hear music
The next time I throw something in the garbage
The next time I hear laughter
The next time I turn on a television or radio
The next time I see a vegetable
The next time I see a red car
The next time I handle money
The next time I read something other than this list
The next time I check the time
The next time I notice myself daydreaming
The next time I hear the telephone ringing
The next time I open a door
The next time I see a bird
The next time I use the toilet after noon
The next time I see the stars
The next time I put a key in a lock
The next time I see an advertisement
The next time I eat anything after breakfast
The next time I see a bicycle"
I performed this exercise for the entire week. It improved my prospective memory to do reality checks during dreams, and also increased the vividness and recall of my dreams.
Hope it helps, and sorry for the long post.
I just don't have the "feel"...
Summerlander wrote:Yes! Confidence is one of the keys! Well done! I was about to tell you off for your earlier statement...
Summerlander wrote:Not the right attitude. Program yourself positively. You know you can do it. You can enter the phase any time you want provided that the conditions are right. Don't worry so much about sensations like straining the brain for now, by the way, although you may try when you are on your way to the phase. See it producing strong vibrations. The main thing is to enter the phase and the amplification of any sensations during techniques will do.
Summerlander wrote:Here's a suggestion for when you are having sex in the phase. Try counting while thrusting. Thinking of numbers and the order in which they come as you keep your phase body active might prevent you from getting too excited and may also boost your left-brain hemisphere - which is more logical and deals with language and maths. Try to keep a balance in order to remain in the phase for as long as possible while enjoying the sexual emotion at the same time. Try it!
Maybe use your method at the same time in order to keep the right brain equally active.
Summerlander wrote:By the way, when I said "provided that the conditions are right" I only meant being primed physiologically and psychologically for the experience (i.e. using the techniques in the right way with confidence and determination).
Summerlander wrote:On being experienced, you will be so familiar with what works for you that, every time you make an attempt to enter the phase, success is almost always guaranteed. Like anything, keep practising and don't put the instrument down (I know some people who tell me they used to enter the phase and they stopped for years and feel that if they decide to practice again they will have to start from scratch - whatever made them stop?).
Summerlander wrote:An experienced practitioner is so familiar with the indirect method that doing it directly can provide the next exciting challenge.
I don't want to give too much away from that SOBT chapter in case you are not ready (because even my practice suffered a little from reading it) but basically, an experienced phaser has reached a level of confidence to the point where they can start doing things that the novice should not do or try. They are also quite adept at carrying out their plans and only need little time for each step of a POA. Because of this, they can cram the duration of the phase with several steps.
Dude, you are just wrong on soooooo many levels! With those images, there is no danger of losing control here
I'm really trying to find this balance with deferred indirect procedures. I'm also trying to recognize and dispel frightening and negative thoughts and images as soon as I see them start to rise. Do you have any suggestions for how I can make my mind effectively neutralize them?
I think that listening in and possibly straining the brain have the most noticeable indicators for me (are listening in and straining connected or related in some way?) I mean I can always hear and amplify a ringing in my ears, and sometimes hear other sounds, while simultaneously hear/feel a rushing in my head which I have not been able to amplify as well so far.
Just a reminder here when using the indirect method. Try separating first. Recognise an awakening without movement and separate. If there is movement or separation is unsuccessful, then you can start cycling through techniques.
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