Superb Dream Recall
Here is my simple method for achieving superb dream recall, if anyone’s interested: (1) Say, mentally or aloud, “I remember my dreams in detail and with clarity” multiple times right before falling asleep every night. (2) Keep a dream journal. (3) Don’t expect superb dream recall to happen overnight. Six months ago, I wasn’t able to remember anything, and I have only recently achieved this milestone.
I’m rather pleased because over the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed that my dream recall has become absolutely superb. I remember my dreams in detail long after awakening. As a matter of fact, lately I don’t even write my dreams down right after I awake, but I’ll go eat breakfast, maybe watch some anime, and then, I start recording the dream(s).
My dreams have become so vivid that it almost feels as though I am lucid dreaming. The reason why I thought that is because, now, I not only remember the setting, characters, and plot in my dreams, but I also remember my thought processes. But I keep wondering, if I were truly lucid, why would I allow that dream to continue? It’s like I have semi-lucidity, I suppose.
Last night’s dream is a great example. I dreamt that I was playing a game based on the zombie apocalypse. There was one part in the game that I could never seem to get past. I was never able to win the game (after I awoke, I wondered if it was even possible to win a game like that). What happened is that our base would get overrun by zombie wolves, and my companions would each turn one by one, until I was the only survivor surrounded by a horde of zombie people and wolves. Eventually, I would be bitten and game over.
I remember exactly when the zombie wolves started attacking us that I thought, “Wait! I thought that animals couldn’t be turned into zombies! How are the wolves zombies?” I also remember other thoughts that occurred before that moment. If I were truly lucid, there’s no way that I would continue dreaming about that game haha.
But anyway, this brings me to my point. Although my previous focus was on astral projection, I decided to shift my focus to lucid dreaming. It’s a worthy pursuit, since it seems rather fun, and it’s possible to astral project via a lucid dream anyway.
I figured that since my dream recall has become so superb, I would actually remember whether or not I had a lucid dream! My plan of action: Senses-Induced Lucid Dreaming (SSILD). I like the techniques that don’t rely on reality checks so much. Of course, a reality check is still recommended every time one awakes, but at least one does not need to perform them ten times a day.