SENSATIONS AND HALLUCINATIONS DURING WILDing
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ENTRY INTO LUCID DREAM (WILD)
*This is not a complete guide for WILD. It deals only with small part of WILDing process. For a comprehensive WILD guide, check out WILD (Sageous).*
SENSATIONS AND HALLUCINATIONS
When you are attempting a Wake Initiated Lucid Dream (WILD), you can experience certain sensations and hypnogogic hallucinations (HH). They may seem very real, but they are just made up by your mind. They are not real and they can not hurt you in any way. Purpose of this guide is not to scare you, but to let you know, that these exist, so you are not taken by surprise and you can wait it out and enter a lucid dream when they are over.
Sensations and hallucinations:
1. Your body getting heavy, relaxed, or weightless/floating
2. Movement - as if you were on a waterbed, as if your bed or body was turning in either direction
4. Acceleration - as if you were flying head first at great speed
6. Body distortions
7. You may hear different sounds
You may not experience all of these, or any of these, or not the same ones at every attempt, or different intensity or length each time.
So if you don't experience any of them, that doesn't mean, that you are doing anything wrong.
On the other hand, if you do, don't get scared. Keep your cool, go with it, don't try to control it (at least until you are more experienced).
All of what's happening is normal. It happens to all of us every time we sleep. Only we don't notice it, because if you not WILDing, by this time you are asleep.
It's important not to pay too much attention to them. Just be a passive observer.
TYPES OF ENTRY INTO LUCID DREAM
These are some of the different ways to enter a lucid dream. You normally don't have a choice in which one will happen.
1. Dream images
First type of entry involves looking at the back of your closed eyelids. At first, you will see black and grey fog swirling around. Maybe you see some colors. Then you start seeing simple objects and geometric shapes. These will evolve into more complex pictures and dreams. You may see movie like scenes. When these scenes change into one big movie screen covering your whole field of vision, the dream is ready for you. But so far you are just an outside observer.
You may either wait for it to envelop you and you suddenly find yourself inside of a dream, or you may look at the dream scene, pick a spot on the ground and say slowly and deliberately something like "I am there". This should transport you inside a dream.
2. Floating or seeing your room
This is entry with help of one of the sensations mentioned above. If you feel like you are floating above your bed, or you see your room with your eyes closed, your dream body has separated. All you need to do is stand up or roll out of the bed.
This may not work on your first try. But more you think about it, you will start noticing when this happens and believe it or not, you will remember this article and you will give it a try and stand up, although you will be 100% sure, you are awake.
So if you see your room, try a motionless RC - "If I was in a dream, I could levitate" and watch yourself lift up in the air. If this happens, you are in a dream. Stand up or roll out and go have fun.
Sometimes instead of your room you see darkness. Do the same RC to find out if you are in a dream.
These are also some of the sensations described above.
Acceleration - feels as if you were flying at incredible speed, head first. Sometimes you even feel, as if you were touching some kind of a rough surface with stones and pebbles, so it can be really bumpy. Doesn't hurt at all, it's actually more fun than Disneyland. After you stop, get out of the bed and do RC, or try a motionless RC first.
Falling/sinking - feels as if you were sinking through your mattress for a long time. RC when movement stops.
You feel your body parts or whole body vibrating, something like when you put your hand on purring cat (mild), or chainsaw (strong). RC when it stops.
You can have more than one wave of vibrations. So after first ones are over, you may want to wait a few minutes to see if you get more of them.
After the last two transition types, you may not see anything. It's possible, that your dream eyes are still closed. Go ahead and pry them open with your dream hands. Or, perhaps you are wearing dark glasses, or your hood is covering your eyes. Simply remove them with your dream hands.
Comments and questions are appreciated. If you have a different way of transitioning into a WILD, please share.