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Lucid Dreaming: What am I Doing Wrong?

Postby Ethereal Moon Rose » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:42 am

For the past 4 months (I have been hoping to just do it without trying for a lottt longer) I've been actively trying to have lucid dreams and/or astral travel and I am so frustrated I still haven't managed to do it.

Last week I tried mugwort tea again before bed three nights in a row. It didn't help. Infact- I didn't remember any of my dreams for those three nights! I have also been doing the reality checks and filling out a dream journal. I meditate. I then decided to make a sleep pouch. I filled it with mugwort, clear quartz, lapis lazuli and charoite. I've been sleeping with it under my pillow for a week and still nothing :( although last night I remember becoming aware that I was dreaming, I thought to myself "I'm dreaming!" and then I woke up. So frustrating. I have tried all of the tips and I'm still not succeeding.

Anyone have any insight/thoughts/advice?

Thanks in advance :)
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Re: What am I doing wrong?

Postby SpiritTalker » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:43 am

I've had luck with a tiny herkemer diamond and moldavite chip in a pouch with chamomile & lavender. And I talk to my little-self, my dream mind or unconscious mind and ask for it's suggestions and cooperation. This chat can be done during meditation or in the hypnagogia state. Moldavite used to be horribly costly, and now I see it on amazon cheap. If I didn't already have a huge supply I'd snap it all up.

It does come slowly. You said you at last knew you were dreaming. That's progress so keep at it.
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Re: What am I doing wrong?

Postby Ethereal Moon Rose » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:02 am

I have heard of moldavite but I don't own a piece yet so I'll definitely look into it :) and I will try your other suggestions too. Thanks!
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Re: What am I doing wrong?

Postby corvidus » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:07 am

Ethereal Moon Rose wrote:although last night I remember becoming aware that I was dreaming, I thought to myself "I'm dreaming!" and then I woke up. So frustrating. I have tried all of the tips and I'm still not succeeding.


But you are succeeding, if you had the realization that you're dreaming!

'Dream-yoga' and astral projection take years to master, it's not something that happens within a few weeks. The barrier between conscious and subconscious is very difficult to break down. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. Frustration also gets in the way, so just accept the fact that it's a life-long pursuit and relax!

Keep practicing!
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Re: What am I doing wrong?

Postby Ethereal Moon Rose » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:31 am

Hehe, yes! I know it's silly to get frustrated about it but It's because I used to be able to do it without even trying.

I will keep practicing :)
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Re: Lucid Dreaming: What am I Doing Wrong?

Postby Kassandra » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:26 pm

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It's like exercising a muscle.



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Re: Lucid Dreaming: What am I Doing Wrong?

Postby Wandering Warlock » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:19 pm

Something that helped me was sleeping somewhere I don't normally sleep. Can't really pin point why this makes a difference. I guess the feeling of being somewhere else helps clue me in to the fact that I'm dreaming. I get kind of a surprised, "Oh, I fell asleep..." feeling while I'm in the dream, and there it is.
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Re: Lucid Dreaming: What am I Doing Wrong?

Postby Kassandra » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:33 pm

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Like a boy falling asleep among a pack of wolves, a Boy Among Wolves. Something like that. :wink:




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Re: Lucid Dreaming: What am I Doing Wrong?

Postby Ethereal Moon Rose » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 pm

Wow almost two whole years since I posted this and I still haven't managed to lucid dream, haven't even come close.

I've put it down to my anti depressants (paroxetine) messing with my brain chemicals. Sigh.
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