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- Lie down in a dark room as if you're going to sleep. I prefer on my back so I dont cut off the blood supply and get pins and needles in any limbs, but choose whatever position allows you to relax fully. Let your eyes close naturally.
- Take a few deep cleansing breaths. Breathe out your worries. This going to be to totally immersing and peaceful.
- Imagine your whole body going into a relaxed state. Start at your toes and imagine them sinking into the bed / going invisible / floating into the air (whatever feels most effective). Then work up - feet, ankles, calves, knees, etc. Up to your chest then down your arms and finish at the top of your head. Remember to release your jaw and facial muscles as these can hold tension without you realizing. Systematically visualize and focus on each part of your body, and release it from any tension.
- This should take about 5-10 minutes and by then you should be physically relaxed, breathing naturally and peacefully and seeing some hypnagogia. Turn your attention to the hypnagogia - observe it and then let it go. (If you don't see anything yet, go back to a body visualization, such as imagining you're floating above the bed. The point is to lose awareness of your body in physical space - either dissolve it altogether or create a secondary awareness in new completely different space.)
- Soon you can start creating your dream scene or OBE exit scenario, as described in the WILD tutorial: http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/wake-induced-lucid-dreams.html However it is crucial you do the relaxation part first and get into the half-dream state. If you wake up in the night you may already be in this state, so without moving, go back to sleep and try to WILD.
- If you can't relax, can't stop your inner monologue after 10 mins, or just don't feel it's working, then give yourself a break and try another time. No need to "sit doing nothing for hours"! Although some meditation works by clearing your mind and thinking of absolutely nothing, there are various techniques for getting into that state first, and then the "nothing" part becomes deeply restful and you don't want to leave. If you are sitting around trying to block your thoughts then this is a tension holding exercise in itself - the idea is to let go, let your thoughts come and go, until you are at peace.
And fell into a fitful sleep
Escape to realms beyond the night
Dream can't you show me the light? "
I simply cannot drop off, I feel sooo groggy and tired but I cant fall asleep. I tried stuff from spending 10ish mins doing something active to even a methord I invented myself about breathing through your right nostril to do something to the right side of the brain. If you understand simple neurology you will understand how this helps. (This usually helps me get to sleep in under 8mins about 60% of time.)
So anyway, this morning I only got 5hrs of sleep and then I realised we has a maths test which was quite imporant. I found it easy anyhow but what if it was seriously important like a GCSE??
I never seem to get this problem when not attempting WILD though, which is making me re-consider which methord I use...
If I get out of bed and get a glass of water or whatever it is hard for me to go back to sleep. It can take an hour or so. BUT if I wake up and just roll over and go back to sleep I can get to sleep easier.
But doing something and then going back to sleep can lead to a lucid dream. It is the Wake back to bed method as it is called.
And in the middle of the night is a great time to practice meditation. There is no distractions other than your own mind. I haven't done any myself, but I will start because i feel it is the key to having a W.I.L.D.
Sir_Serix wrote:Once you go to the hipnagogic status you simply watch it and then you enter to the dream consciously?
Im not sure as i havent personally experienced it yet, but from what others are saying i think you watch it and try to make it into a scene if it isnt one already. Then you make it as vivid as possible and soon you will "pop" into the dream. Apparently this transformation is unmistakable.
But don't try to change the images; just let them flow. And after a while, a minute or so, I will literally just 'pop' into a 3D dreamscape and can look around and move freely.
But lucid dreams for me are a random occurance and I would love to have more control. I think meditation is the key.
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