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Dreams FAQ Pt.3/4: About Lucid Dreaming
Section - 6.7. Is there a way to prevent yourself from awakening right after becoming lucid?

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A. At  first,  beginners may have difficulty   remaining in  the dream
after they attain lucidity. This obstacle may prevent many people from
realizing   the  value of   lucid    dreaming, because they  have  not
experienced more than the flash of knowing they are dreaming, followed
by immediate  awakening. Two simple techniques  can  help you overcome
this problem. The first is to remain calm in the dream. Becoming lucid
is  exciting, but expressing the   excitement can awaken you. Suppress
your feeling  somewhat and turn your   attention to the  dream. If the
dream   shows  signs of ending,  such   as the  disappearance, loss of
clarity or depth of  the imagery, "spinning"  can help bring the dream
back. As soon as the dream starts to "fade," before you feel your real
body in  bed, spin your  dream body like  a top. That is, twirl around
like  a  child trying to  get dizzy  (you probably  will not get dizzy
during dream   spinning because  your physical  body   is not spinning
around).  Remind yourself, "The next scene will be  a dream." When you
stop  spinning, if it  is not  obvious  that  you  are dreaming,  do a
reality test. Even if you think you are awake, you may be surprised to
find that you are still dreaming!


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