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Awareness

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 06:44
by KylePK
Does anyone have any techniques they would care to share on staying aware when trying to WILD, or being more aware of the fact that you are dreaming? (Reality Checks, of course. However sometimes even after I do a reality check I am still too unaware to be realize, HOT DAMN I SHOULD GO LUCID!)

Every time I try to WILD, I usually lose awareness. My HI, or dreamlets, end up taking over my awareness and no matter how hard I fight to stay aware, I end up asleep.

How can I stay partially aware and conscious so that I may enter a Lucid Dream from the waking state?!?!

Re: Awareness

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 07:51
by Peter
Blink your eyes the odd time, just for an instant it will wake you up a little. WILD is a fine line and I never stress if I end up asleep

Re: Awareness

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 19:29
by KylePK
Peter wrote:Blink your eyes the odd time, just for an instant it will wake you up a little. WILD is a fine line and I never stress if I end up asleep


Okay I will try that! Well I don't really stress about it so much as I just want to succeed! I come close in my dreams, and my dreams are vivid and seem real. So I feel like I'm kind of on the edge of getting multiple lucid dreams, I just have to work on a few things to push me over to the Lucid Dreaming side! This is one of those things haha, because I often get to the point of heavy vibrations in my WILD attempts, or like a surge of energy. And I try to just imagine myself floating in water when that happens, flowing into the dreamworld. I just lose the feeling before much happens lol.

Re: Awareness

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 22:09
by Peter
keep chipping at the edges and you will gain a little each time and soon will get there. Its so illusive and frustrating at times and also its not a holy grail as the outcome is what we are after

Re: Awareness

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 00:36
by lucidinthe sky
KylePK wrote:Every time I try to WILD, I usually lose awareness. My HI, or dreamlets, end up taking over my awareness and no matter how hard I fight to stay aware, I end up asleep. How can I stay partially aware and conscious so that I may enter a Lucid Dream from the waking state?!?!


I would just advise you to keep trying, I don't think there is any magic formula. One thing that has been helpful for me is to repeat things like "The next time I am dreaming I realize I'm dreaming" and "I am dreaming now" etc. and also planning your dream. I have never been able to maintain complete awareness through WILD, but have been successful anyway. There has always been a gap in awareness between waking state and dream and my goal has been to minimize the gap and jump over it so to say. It's quite amazing when you make it through because all of a sudden your in a real world in a snap like flipping a switch. Very cool.

Re: Awareness

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 01:40
by KylePK
Peter wrote: also its not a holy grail as the outcome is what we are after


What do you mean?

Re: Awareness

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 02:44
by Peter
A lot of people seen to struggle to achieve a WILD as if it is a better way to LD. All that matters is that you get there in your own way and in your own time, there is no best way to LD or no correct way just what works for you so put your effort in some of the easier ways that might give more success

Re: Awareness

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:52
by KylePK
Ah I see. Well my main goal with Lucid Dreaming is to gain the ability to do it on near command. The idea of a WILD is more intriguing to me than realizing inside the dream that I am dreaming. Besides, I have heard (and believe to be true) that WILD is a stronger method since there is no lapse in consciousness.

Re: Awareness

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 21:13
by Peter
Wild is an incredible experiences and challenges boundaries due to staying awake while going to sleep. I would get about 4 WILD's, 4 DILD due to reality checks and 2 spontaneous LD out of 10 so its always a mix and they once in it does not matter. The quality can be the same for each

Re: Awareness

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 02:52
by SGraham
I get that problem all the time! here is what i do : when atempting a WILD that instead of viewing hypnagogic halucinations , i repetitivly say what im going to do in the dream ahead . once fully relaxed then i invision the scene .