• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




    Results 1 to 12 of 12
    Like Tree5Likes
    • 1 Post By rivert
    • 1 Post By JoannaB
    • 1 Post By Scionox
    • 2 Post By sivason

    Thread: Why did my WILD fail?

    1. #1
      Member
      Join Date
      Jul 2013
      Posts
      9
      Likes
      2

      Why did my WILD fail?

      I followed all the instructions the WILD video instructed. I laid on my back, relaxing all the muscles in my body. I took deep, slow breaths, I imagined the the vivid dream I had a few days ago, saying mentally I was going to lucid dream. Later on my whole body was numb, riddled with vibration. I did as the video instructed and concentrated on my eyelid(my eyes were closed). Dark blue and green started swirling. The darkness started to move as thought it was water but nothing else. I repeatedly kept thinking I was going to lucid dream but after 10 minutes nothing happened. I'm wondering why didn't I lucid dream? Also was the colours I saw close to dreaming? Is it because I attempted it to late? I was going to bed at 6 am btw. Or should I have waited longer? Any suggestion/advice is really appreciated.

      Sorry I can't link the video as I'm new here.

    2. #2
      Moderator Achievements:
      1 year registered Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class 10000 Hall Points Stickie King
      sivason's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      LD Count
      2,500ish
      Gender
      Location
      Idaho
      Posts
      4,113
      Likes
      4780
      DJ Entries
      361
      Greetings and welcome to DV! I have some bad news for you,,, but I also have some good news.

      The Bad news,,, LDing is an art form, and WILD even more so. It often takes weeks for your first 30 second long LD. Many can not WILD until they have had a few DILD to prime their minds for it. Also, the easiest kind of LD to recognize is one that happens during an REM sleep cycle. Unfortunately, REM almost never happens when you first attempt to sleep during a night. That is why people get 6 hours sleep. wake themselves up and then try WILD. This act is called WBTB.

      The good news,,, We are here to help. Let's start with tutorials, here is a good one on WILD, http://www.dreamviews.com/induction-...cid-dream.html. We are also here to encourage,,, so here is my encouragement. It may take months to start having LDs and a year or more to have the kind of experiences you hope for, but after that you will have the option of keeping it up for the rest of your life. You may end up having thousands of them. They may let you experience flying, traveling the universe, getting personal with supermodels,,, literally anything you can dream.
      Peace Be With You. Oh, and sure, The Force too, why not.



      "Instruction in Dream Yoga"

    3. #3
      Dreamer Achievements:
      Tagger First Class Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal 5000 Hall Points Referrer Bronze Veteran Second Class
      JoannaB's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 2013
      LD Count
      2017:1, pre:13+
      Gender
      Location
      Virginia
      Posts
      3,024
      Likes
      2155
      DJ Entries
      449
      Sometimes we do everything right, and yet it does not work because the timing was not right, we were too tired or not tired enough, some chemical imbalance within us, or another reason that was perhaps outside of our control that night, but we do the same thing again on another night, and it might work. I wonder whether that's what happened. Try the same technique on other mornings, and see whether it works.
      You may say I'm a dreamer.
      But I'm not the only one
      - John Lennon

    4. #4
      Member
      Join Date
      Jul 2013
      Posts
      9
      Likes
      2
      Thank you for the reply, I really appreciate it! I guess it was foolish for me to expect anything for the first night. Great things comes with hard work. What does DILD mean? What's the most depressing is that usually I remember parts of my dream but this morning I remember nothing. I really want to LD and will do anything even if that includes practicing for years to experience. I'm usually an unmotivated person but this is the one thing I wish to experience and master.
      sivason likes this.

    5. #5
      Dreamer Achievements:
      Tagger First Class Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal 5000 Hall Points Referrer Bronze Veteran Second Class
      JoannaB's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 2013
      LD Count
      2017:1, pre:13+
      Gender
      Location
      Virginia
      Posts
      3,024
      Likes
      2155
      DJ Entries
      449
      Here is a tutorial on DILD: http://www.dreamviews.com/wiki/DILD-Tutorial -- I would recommend trying for both WILD and DILD, some people are more successful with one, and some with the other. Best!
      sivason likes this.
      You may say I'm a dreamer.
      But I'm not the only one
      - John Lennon

    6. #6
      Member Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV 1000 Hall Points Tagger First Class Vivid Dream Journal Referrer Bronze 3 years registered
      bemistaken's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2013
      LD Count
      92
      Gender
      Location
      In the mist
      Posts
      470
      Likes
      851
      DJ Entries
      89
      Hi Rivert!

      My two cents...

      Don't get discouraged and always look at each failure as an opportunity to gain experience for the next episode (I can't take credit for this statement...I got that from someone here on dreamviews!). Most importantly, be thankful and believe. One Love.
      “Trust the vibes you get, energy doesn’t lie.”
      ― Genereux Philip

      WILD: 32 | DEILD: 37 | DILD: 23
      [X] Stabilize LD [X] Fly [ ] Summon [X] Interact with a DC [ ] Telekinesis [ ] Time Travel [X] Teleport

      BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goals)
      [ ] Experiencing the True Essence of My Lucidity [ ] View my Akashic Record

      DV Dream Buddy: Xanous

    7. #7
      Moderator Achievements:
      1 year registered Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class 10000 Hall Points Stickie King
      sivason's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      LD Count
      2,500ish
      Gender
      Location
      Idaho
      Posts
      4,113
      Likes
      4780
      DJ Entries
      361
      If you got to where you saw colors and felt funny then that in itself is pretty cool for a first attempt!
      Peace Be With You. Oh, and sure, The Force too, why not.



      "Instruction in Dream Yoga"

    8. #8
      Banned
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      LD Count
      Counts fingers
      Gender
      Location
      Austin
      Posts
      4,118
      Likes
      4859
      DJ Entries
      111
      **Thread moved to WILD section for topical responses**

      So many good responses already.

      We're here to help, so if you continue to have issues with WILD, or any LD method, we can answer your questions.

    9. #9
      Dragon Scionox's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2012
      LD Count
      297
      Gender
      Location
      My lair
      Posts
      2,140
      Likes
      1395
      DJ Entries
      597
      To add, if you have time, try napping. Naps are golden for lucid dreaming and can work nicely for WILDing since one is often more aware during the nap and goes quickly into REM or sometimes even straight into REM.
      Also WILD is not a waiting game, you don't need to think about time during attempt since that might make it harder to fall asleep, and WILD is about keeping awareness while falling asleep.
      Also, i highly suggest writing/typing dream journal and doing reality checks + awareness practice, they do help alot with any kind of method or technique, check out this thread for more about that: http://www.dreamviews.com/dild/13212...ods-dilds.html
      JoannaB likes this.
      Been previously known as Checker666

    10. #10
      Member
      Join Date
      Jul 2013
      Posts
      9
      Likes
      2
      Thank you very much. I've been reading DILD and MILD guide thoroughly before I went to sleep. My dream recall is getting better and better. I usually don't remember my dreams but after a week of recording my dreams on my DJ I seem to be having vivid dreams every night. Last night I had multiple vivid dreams last night, 9 I believe, 4 of which I can vaguely remember. I woke up in the middle of the night after having one. Unfortunately I was too tired to write it on my sleep journal so I fell asleep, forgetting it, also forgot to imagine I was going to lucid dream.

      All I seem to be having is better vivid dreams. Will they advance to lucid dream? I know it takes time but I feel like I'm missing something important here.

    11. #11
      Moderator Achievements:
      1 year registered Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal Referrer Bronze Veteran First Class 10000 Hall Points Stickie King
      sivason's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2007
      LD Count
      2,500ish
      Gender
      Location
      Idaho
      Posts
      4,113
      Likes
      4780
      DJ Entries
      361
      No. You are doing fine. The first steps are to increase vividness and recall. You are doing great. Right on track.
      JoannaB and Scionox like this.
      Peace Be With You. Oh, and sure, The Force too, why not.



      "Instruction in Dream Yoga"

    12. #12
      Dragon Scionox's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 2012
      LD Count
      297
      Gender
      Location
      My lair
      Posts
      2,140
      Likes
      1395
      DJ Entries
      597
      Increased recall and vividness is great! It also means that you are getting more aware in dreams, and more awareness means more chances for getting lucid, keep it up!
      Been previously known as Checker666

    Similar Threads

    1. Hypnagogic imagry sounds fail A.K.A WILD FAIL
      By 9696banned in forum Lucid Experiences
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 03-22-2012, 11:52 PM
    2. WILD Fail
      By Kezune in forum Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams (WILD)
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 07-14-2011, 10:07 PM
    3. Why did my WILD fail :( ?
      By Dzidzi in forum Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams (WILD)
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: 11-14-2010, 03:16 AM
    4. WILD Fail....
      By Brandon0110 in forum Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams (WILD)
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: 07-16-2010, 10:57 PM
    5. My second WILD.. did I fail? need pro help..
      By floatingchicken in forum Attaining Lucidity
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 06-17-2006, 09:25 PM

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •