WILD through meditation?
Posted: 07 Sep 2017 15:30
So, I sometimes meditate and do mindfulness meditation focusing on breathing. So, can I use it to induce a WILD? What I mean is laydown in bed and meditate and induce WILD. Is this possible?
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dragydof wrote:Yes, it is possible. However you need to change your approach to meditation, only when lying in bed, for it to work. I've used this technique
multiple times but it's quite tricky.
To start of, just lay in bed and try to meditate. Notice your breathing of use a other way of focusing. The difference here is, that you need to focus on a point which you normally find hard to focus on while meditating. Start focusing and notice when you've lost focus in a train of thought. When you've noticed go back to focusing and do this a couple of times, until you've noticed that you have a focused mind. Just like normal.
Now, the difference here is then when your mind became focused, let it wander. Go into a train of thought. You can even picture your own scenery. Then focus on that picture, without letting your awareness of the real world slide. The focus you've just built by meditating will make this easier. A good way to do this is by noticing the picture in your head, while still noticing how your body feels.
Eventually you're awareness of reality will slowly fade. This is the crucial point. If you lose focus here, you will just go to sleep like normal. Triggers for this moment could be that your head start spinning.(this is a trigger I have a lot). Slowly let your focus of reality fade, but when your slipping into the dream you need to stay aware that the scenery you're about to enter is a dream. At first this will feel really strange because you can't feel your body anymore and a fully emerged in your head, even though you know you're somewhat awake in reality. Try to stay calm and only focus on staying aware. You can't speed up the proces, so let yourself slowly slip into the dream.
This is my way of doing WILD. For this to work you need to be pretty awake, but still sleepy enough to easily go back to sleep.
If you try this, report back if it works for you too.