thomas wrote:Lucid in the Sky - I'm with Rebecca on this one. I always think of where I want to be before going into a WILD. I also keep a calmness and observe at first (as Snaggle mentioned). This serves two purposes - it keeps me from getting too excited and waking up and it allows me to adjust to my surroundings. I'm very passive on entering a LD dream.
Do you meditate? If not, it might be a something for you to try. It establishes a real calmness prior to WILD. Does this help? I'm thinking it might. Just an idea.
Yes I do all of the above. I've been trying to delay the entry into the dream state and "play around" in the HI and pre-dream state just observing what's going on and trying to navigate through it. It's been quite interesting so far. Last time I did this I became aware of the part of me that was creating all of the dream-like images, etc. I was watching that part of me making everything up, but it was coming from some other location, definitely outside of my logical thinking brain. What it appears to me at this point is there is a part of us that is the intent
drive and that's what we are using in dreams. I have also been able to use this in waking life and it's quite amazing. It's really beyond the want or desire stage, more of an intent driven actualization mechanism. I hope to learn more about this and figure out where the controls are and how to use them better.
To me entering the dream through the WILD method is kind of like jumping into a lake on a rope swing, trying to find that deep hole. You have to swing out intentionally, and hang on until the right moment, but then let go to hit that dream hole.