In the past I would just wake myself up thinking it was over, but now I am prepared for temporary lose of video so no big deal.
So don't give up if you lose visual data, you are just going through a tunnel in the road and will come out soon.
I experienced my first hynogogic imagery by remaining perfectly still after a lucid dream ended and refused to wake up. I saw many images before they finally 'stabilized' and I was back in the lucid dream again. (I didn't know what happened, and I had to look it up on the internet learned about the term hypnogic imagery that very day.) It has also led to the 'vibrations' and 'buzzing sound' that people speak of, and even a few bouts of sleep paralysis, and floating out of body, but if I successfully follow through with those I am back in a lucid dream again. You may not enter this 'phase' all the time if you remain still and calm after a lucid dream, but I recommend it to others anyway just to become familiar with any sights, sounds, and feelings that can be encountered and then it doesn't unnerve you anymore. And it leads to better lucid dream control and perhaps even a WILD.
I still haven't experienced what I would consider a true WILD, because I have always had a lapse in consciousness, but being familiar with all those strange sensations is definitely good experience to have under your belt so if I ever do get to that stage from an attempted WILD I can say, "hey, I've been here before and I know what to do from here!"
HAGART wrote:I still haven't experienced what I would consider a true WILD, because I have always had a lapse in consciousness, but being familiar with all those strange sensations is definitely good experience to have under your belt so if I ever do get to that stage from an attempted WILD I can say, "hey, I've been here before and I know what to do from here!"
Most of my WILDs have a break in consciousness too, but it doesn't matter, as long as you get in. In this morning's LD the break was so small it was hard to say it was even there. I've been trying to use the visuals to sort of "hang on to" and focus on, sort of ride them into the dream like a wave. Sounds crazy, but I think it helped this morning.
I've only had 2 WILDs where there was no break and each one only took a matter of seconds to go from fully awake to lucid dreaming physical world. I'm wondering if these were actually DEILDs since it was so fast.
I try to WILD every morning, one of my favorite parts of the day
lucidinthe sky wrote:each one only took a matter of seconds to go from fully awake to lucid dreaming physical world. I'm wondering if these were actually DEILDs since it was so fast.
I don't know what a DEILD is. (I'm sure I could check, but I am lazy. I'm just not sure what the 'E' stands fore). But I have experienced something similar before. (this is probably different) BUT ANYWAY, after I awaken I realize that when I was in bed drifting into an LD with ease, it wasn't actually real. I was dreaming that I was in bed, and that is why the LD came so easily. I was in a dream state the whole time and only THOUGHT that I was in bed trying to sleep. Then the LD ends, I am in 'bed again' and then the LD starts again so easily, but only after I awaken to do I realize that the 'bed' was actually a dream bed and I was lucid dreaming the whole time.
Hagart wrote:I don't know what a DEILD is. (I'm sure I could check, but I am lazy. I'm just not sure what the 'E' stands fore). But I have experienced something similar before.
I just learned about this. The "E" is for "Exit" as in Dream Exit Initiated Lucid Dream. These apparently happen right when you wake up and you are exiting from a dream state, basically go right back in. There is now a tutorial for this method available on this site, but I haven't tried it.
I think this method requires great timing and probably more than a little good luck. I was sure I wasn't dreaming it though, I had definitely woken up and went back to sleep and straight into a lucid dream. Stayed lucid throughout the dream. I also had one in a swimming pool that worked the same way. Straight in from being awake, quick entry, no transition. This is definitely the best way to get in, but how to make happen more often, that's the question I'd like to answer.
But There have been other times like I said before, that I think were just false awakening where I am dreaming that I am in bed and trying to lucid dream again, and of course from that state of mind, it is easy to 'go back in'.
But in either case, my mind didn't fully awaken. I can roll over and be asleep again quite easily. That 'sleep-mode' state of mind is hard to shake sometimes. It can take a full hour in the morning for me to shake 'the morning grogs'! <--- if you don't know what that is, that's my nickname for it. Grogs = grogginess. BUt isn't 'grogginess' just our minds still in sleep-mode? It's easy to go back to sleep when we are still groggy.
And I think we all know what I mean by the 'morning grogs". Our minds are different when in that state. It's hard to explain in words, but perhaps sleepiness or 'sleep-ready' but not the same as tired when going to bed in the night. It's a different type of sleepiness or tiredness. I don't know the word for it. Apparently the Eskimos have a bunch of words to describe 'snow' because it appears in so many ways, (packing snow, powder, ect. I'm in Canada in winter right now so, I thought of that analogy and I know many different states of snow, but don't have words for it) But tired or sleepy or too general to describe how I and most people feel when they are about to lie down and dream. Them come in many forms. I've gone off tangent yet again, but I got thinking.....
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