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The thought of recording my Grandmother just knocked me for a loop.

 

I wonder if it would stop working like the equipment did that night at the haunted jail. 

 

There's been a few times I've tried recording things and they've never turned out.  It's weird.

 

If entities or spirits can choose to come through electronics then it would make sense that they could also choose not to, right?

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Yes I have recorded myself using my Nexus. I keep a lot of info on there (kind of like a min BOS, lol) and I can change the brightness of the screen so it's not so jarring. I'll turn it as low as it goes. It's helpful for when I'm doing things outside. 

 

Sometimes I just use my iphone bc it has a compass and voice recording that's super easy to access w/o being too distracting. 

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I have been meaning to record myself sleeping for the longest time- as well as immediately after waking up from a dream. The two times I attempted to write my dream down upon waking resulted in disaster bc I'm blind as a bat and when you're still half asleep and can't see a damn thing writing it down is apparently futile. I can understand a toddler's writing better than my own in those instances. 

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Yeah, you and me both.  LOL

 

(the writing it down in the dark when you're half asleep and blind as a bat)

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Yeah, you and me both.  LOL

 

(the writing it down in the dark when you're half asleep and blind as a bat)

It's the fucking worst! :razz: How bad is your eyesight if you don't mind me asking (like your prescription)? I'm a -6.50 right, -6.00 left. 

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I'm almost legally blind 20/200 without contacts or glasses.  For some reason my eyes are beginning to get better in my 'old age'.  Go figure.  my eye doc told me that was rather common.  My reading vision isn't what it used to be but with minor adjustments I don't need reading glasses yet.

 

Getting old and broken (car wreck and ass't stuff) sux!

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I'm almost legally blind 20/200 without contacts or glasses.  For some reason my eyes are beginning to get better in my 'old age'.  Go figure.  my eye doc told me that was rather common.  My reading vision isn't what it used to be but with minor adjustments I don't need reading glasses yet.

 

Getting old and broken (car wreck and ass't stuff) sux!

 

 

For a frame of reference, by diopter conversion my vision uncorrected is approx 20/500 and possibly even 20/600 plus. I say approx bc the measurements exponentially increase as myopia gets worse, particularly past -6.00. So your diopter to vision acuity conversion would be somewhere between -3.00 and -4.00. Sometimes those numbers fluctuate for other reasons as well, but they're still a decent estimate (at least -3.00 and under)

 

Put it this way, if I wasn't already familiar w/the shape of structures of certain landmarks, like the McDonald's sign, I wouldn't be able to identify it w/o having some form of corrective lenses on. I never knew my eyesight was bad. Even more perspective, A sixth grade teacher of mine noticed I couldn't see the chalkboard from the front desks and got the ball rolling. When I looked through a pair of lenses for the first time outside the window at the optometrist's office, I said "Oh wow, I can see the individual branches and leaves". My father about fell over dead. :omg2:  He has 20/10 vision (as does my hubby). I started w/a -3.00 and a -3.25 (right eye's always been worse), which converts to about 20/150 (so I started about where you are now- at age 11 :sad:  There's no telling how long it was bad bc I didn't notice I had bad eyesight. 

 

Technically legally blind is when your vision, even when corrected (via glasses, contacts, etc.) is still 20/200. As bad as mine has been (-7.00 and - 7.50 at one point) the numbers go all the way up until -11.00!! I can't even imagine!! Can you?! Corrected, my vision is still only 20/40 and 20/60. 

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I hate the repetitive strain injuries like tendinitis, carpal tunnel's, etc. that increase w/age the most. They're the most debilitating IMO- I already need a joint replacement in my big toe and I'm only 37 (and I needed it 4 years ago). However, half of that is my own doing bc I was a gym addict and did heavy cardio for at least 45min/day- but usually 1hr/day. I literally ran my feet into the ground... *sigh* #oldpeopleproblems

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Yeah, you're right.  Technically, it is.  A lot of people don't know the number system. 

 

 

anyways, wow.  That had to be totally amazing the first time you saw the parts that make up a tree.

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Have you considered recording yourself when your Sight kicks in?  You have no idea what you say afterwards.  Sometimes, I think, that it might be better that way.

 

I know this question wasn't intended for me, but the many times I've suddenly "checked out" and started speaking on a foreign language, my husband has never been able to get a recording (not for lack of trying, though).  Very frustrating, because I want to know what language it is and what it is that I'm saying!

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Yeah, you're right.  Technically, it is.  A lot of people don't know the number system. 

 

 

anyways, wow.  That had to be totally amazing the first time you saw the parts that make up a tree.

 

 

That and xmas lights!  :party9: I clearly remember seeing them for the first time w/my glasses. 

 

 

I've had several different jobs in medicine, pharmacy tech, office manager (for a dr's office), and optometrist tech to name a few. Albeit the optometrist tech wasn't for a very long time (I quit bc the dr. drank during work hours & I wasn't comfortable w/that), I adapted quickly- prob bc I had been wearing glasses and contacts for so long- also I'm a bit of a nerd.  I've worn contacts for 24-25 years. My parents let me have them almost from the get go bc my vision was so bad that even in glasses I missed a lot bc of peripheral vision, plus I did athletics in middle-high school. Every little bit helps. :geek:

 

You know what I think I'll set up the voice recorder tonight while I sleep. I haven't slept in over 24hrs and thanks to this thread it's fresh in my mind! Thanks y'all!

 

Does anyone use music to sleep and/or try to achieve lucid dreaming? Like music designed to get you into Alpha, Theta, Delta, etc? I know some of it works like a charm bc I've never been able to stay asleep w/o medication (western or holistic) until about 10 years ago when I first discovered music designed to get aid in sleep via different brainwaves.

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I think my journal heard me; for the first time ever today, it laid totally flat when I opened it up.

Lol, see, all you had to do was ask!

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I must admit I do not keep a proper record a lot of the time. Some times I will write stuff down on a scrap piece of paper, and it's not because I lack journals. So I end up wasting time looking for little bits of paper, usually in my bag that is like a bottomless pit. Then when I find it, I have to rewrite it into a journal anyway, and that's if it is still legible and not torn to shreds. Lately I've been working on putting all my writings on my computer usb as well. Grrrr. 

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I've seen 8 hour long binaural recordings.  Check out iDozer.com

 

Sleep problems suck and who knows - maybe it could help

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I must admit I do not keep a proper record a lot of the time. Some times I will write stuff down on a scrap piece of paper, and it's not because I lack journals. So I end up wasting time looking for little bits of paper, usually in my bag that is like a bottomless pit. Then when I find it, I have to rewrite it into a journal anyway, and that's if it is still legible and not torn to shreds. Lately I've been working on putting all my writings on my computer usb as well. Grrrr. 

Another benefit of having an "ugly" journal - a couple of days ago I was inspired to write but I didn't have my journal with me, so I used normal binder paper. Later I just cut the binder paper down to size and pasted it in to my journal - no rewriting necessary!

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I've seen 8 hour long binaural recordings.  Check out iDozer.com

 

Sleep problems suck and who knows - maybe it could help

 

 

I love binaural beats!!! They do indeed help. Is it free? I've heard of them before; can't remember if it was from a YouTube video of the music or a phone APP.

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I must admit I do not keep a proper record a lot of the time. Some times I will write stuff down on a scrap piece of paper, and it's not because I lack journals. So I end up wasting time looking for little bits of paper, usually in my bag that is like a bottomless pit. Then when I find it, I have to rewrite it into a journal anyway, and that's if it is still legible and not torn to shreds. Lately I've been working on putting all my writings on my computer usb as well. Grrrr. 

 

Lol- happens to me a lot too! I mentioned it earlier in the thread. It wouldn't be too big a deal I managed to transfer them to my BOS, but the times I don't? Same here...I'm running around like a chicken w/it's head cut off to try to find it!! 

 

*eta, sorry I didn't use the multi quote feature. I'm still half asleep. I actually woke up bc I remembered I had a bill to pay online and of course this is all cached in my browser. Also please forgive and typos and/or grammatical errors- keep an eye out for me RR :wink:

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I love binaural beats!!! They do indeed help. Is it free? I've heard of them before; can't remember if it was from a YouTube video of the music or a phone APP.

 

I have seen this on youtube for free, also there is an sleep ap for android that has the binaural beats as well. I tried it, it doesn’t help me sleep, but its good for zoning out. On the other hand, yesterday  I played some music from youtube that was supposed to be relaxing nature music for cats, the cat mellowed right out and I fell fast asleep! I'll have to try it again and see if it was a fluke!

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*eta, sorry I didn't use the multi quote feature. I'm still half asleep. I actually woke up bc I remembered I had a bill to pay online and of course this is all cached in my browser. Also please forgive and typos and/or grammatical errors- keep an eye out for me RR :wink:

 

huh?

 

 

 

I love binaural beats!!! They do indeed help. Is it free? I've heard of them before; can't remember if it was from a YouTube video of the music or a phone APP.

 

I don't youtube so I don't know what's there.  The 8 hour sleep ones aren't free - at least I don't remember seeing any that were. 

 

I gotta get good headphones.  I lost those in the divorce. 

 

iDozer has quality stuff - that's the only site that I'll purchase from without a recommendation from someone I know.  When I first got into them I came across a lot of crap.

 

I have no idea what it would cost.  If it helps you sleep it might be worth it.  Or someone could've scalped it and put it on youtube - if it's high quality - ya know.

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Another benefit of having an "ugly" journal - a couple of days ago I was inspired to write but I didn't have my journal with me, so I used normal binder paper. Later I just cut the binder paper down to size and pasted it in to my journal - no rewriting necessary!

Thanks Wexler, I like this. I have done on occasion as well when the paper is not too messed up. Works great for illustrations.

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I have seen this on youtube for free, also there is an sleep ap for android that has the binaural beats as well. I tried it, it doesn’t help me sleep, but its good for zoning out. On the other hand, yesterday  I played some music from youtube that was supposed to be relaxing nature music for cats, the cat mellowed right out and I fell fast asleep! I'll have to try it again and see if it was a fluke!

 

I'm really curious about them for lucid dreaming and possible meditation/trance. If you try the relaxing one again and have the same results I'd love to hear about it. My husband can't stand binaural beats- they're super irritating to him. I remember the old school days of just running a fan so I'd have some type of white noise to help me sleep! I was going to purchase one of those machines about 10 years ago, until I found a CD at the store that claimed to alter you brainwaves to get into delta sleep. I thought, "what the fuck, it's worth a shot"? They def work for that purpose, but delta isn't ideal for lucid dreaming and hopefully, eventually astral projection. 

huh?

 

 

 

 

I don't youtube so I don't know what's there.  The 8 hour sleep ones aren't free - at least I don't remember seeing any that were. 

 

I gotta get good headphones.  I lost those in the divorce. 

 

iDozer has quality stuff - that's the only site that I'll purchase from without a recommendation from someone I know.  When I first got into them I came across a lot of crap.

 

I have no idea what it would cost.  If it helps you sleep it might be worth it.  Or someone could've scalped it and put it on youtube - if it's high quality - ya know.

 

Instead of using the multiquote feature I posted twice in a row when I could have put both of them together to reply to them first. 

 

YouTube can work (I've used some videos), but in general I think that you're better off going w/originals like the ones you're suggesting  (iDozer) bc I think the quality of the sound is ultimately compromised a bit and at least (to my understanding) binaural beats and other types of music designed to alter your brainwaves requires a certain compression rate (I think- I'd have to double check)- which is possibly why the hubby might not be as fond of them either (crappy quality and/or anyone w/a MAC who thinks it suddenly makes them professionals). Thank you. :smile: And yes, anything that works to help me sleep is def worth it.

 

I have some good headphones, but I swear I go through those things faster than I can run! I stopped using the good headphones for working out, as I think sweat has a lot to do with it. I'm so partial to the huge over the head ones too, LOL! I have a good pair of those and a crappy pair and a couple of good earbuds (well tech they're the hubby's, but they're easier to sleep in if I'm using them for that purpose). 

 

Just saw this article http://mashable.com/2014/07/23/sleep-better-apps/. The first one listed has binaural beats in it & it's free.

 

Thank you!!  :vhappywitch: I'm not worthy!  :bowblue: I'm particularly intrigued by #8 (the long deep breathing app).

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Binaural beats make my ears angry. The best part is when I've finally tranced out on my own so I can start ignoring them. I'll take a pair of ear plugs over them any day. Speaking of which, has anyone ever hung out around the house or gone for a walk with ear plugs in? It is a very surreal feeling.

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