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Offline Naiya

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The Give Two Shits Technique
« on: April 28, 2013, 11:40:57 PM »
Hukif came up with this, and asked me to post the idea here for MMers to try. :)

Basically, it begins with the question of why people get lucid from nightmares. The answer in part was not because nightmares scare you, but because you care about your survival, because you get invested in protecting yourself from the nightmare, your mind will assess the threat and let you know that the threat is not real, it is a dream.

To help this along into a better way of LDing, you can try this RC during the day -- any time there is something that scares you, or causes a response in you, positive or negative, even small things...pay attention to that feeling of "caring" about your environment and RC. Hopefully this will increase your awareness and help you get lucid not only more in your nightmares, but your regular dreams.

If anyone is willing to give this a try, please post here and let us know how it went for you. :)


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Offline Vex

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Re: The Give Two Shits Technique
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 11:46:01 PM »
Love the name of it. I am going to add the GTST asap to my RC moments arsenal. You guys are geniuses.
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Re: The Give Two Shits Technique
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 06:21:56 AM »
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Re: The Give Two Shits Technique
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 07:05:14 AM »
Hmmm. Interesting idea and worth a try.

With that said, MB hit on something relevant here. A nightmare issue is deeply rooted. For example, a nightmare about being back in school, blowing off a class all semester and being in a position where you are about to get that deserved F. I can't seem to shake that one. Even if i were to RC or do an emotional sanity check every time I felt inadequate/irresponsible in some sense (the obvious root of those types of dreams) I still don't think it would help.
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Re: The Give Two Shits Technique
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 01:16:13 PM »
I rarely have actual nightmares, but things often happen in my dreams that elicit fear or other "negative" emotions. So definitely worth a try. Also, it's probably beneficial to one's waking life to be as aware as possible of emotional reactions and what is causing them.

Last night I dreamed I was walking around a hippy-ish store that sold old clothes, records, herbal remedies, etc. Was looking for some Grateful Dead records. I noticed a hole in the floor/wall. I looked in and saw it was a series of glowing reddish caverns that went down thousands of feet. It was scary at first, since I'm afraid of heights. But then I decided to just jump in there. (I was semi-lucid at that point, due to some supps.) As soon as I jumped in, it turned into a small hole in the ground. Less than 4 feet deep. (Disappointing.) If I hadn't taken supps, though, I probably wouldn't have jumped in there. Maybe this technique would have helped in that case.
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Re: The Give Two Shits Technique
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