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      4 years of practice. Finally pulled off WILD.

      So after work I ended up taking a nap from around 5:50 pm till around 10:10 pm. Well I got up cause my room was hot and I could no longer rest very well. I felt decently rested.
      Well I decided to make a gallon jug of tea for the family, roll a cig for my stepdad and myself, and finish watching the last 35 minutes or so of the movie he was watching on netflix.
      My wife and I went to lay down and we spent maybe 35 minutes or so until we finally committed to going on back to sleep. 20 minutes after trying to go back to sleep I had my wife go and get me another pillow cause my back was hurting. Well when she did I got really comfortable so I was not moving around much after this.
      So I laid there for maybe 20 minutes at the most, skipped paralysis, and fell straight into the most vivid dream I have ever had, without galantamine and dream leaf supplements help. [Which by the way rock together, and would recommend to anyone learning.] Now I have heard that a successful WILD induction shouldn't really involve paralysis for long, if any at all. Turns out used with WBTB, the WILD technique is much faster and efficient done properly.
      Warning to the faint of heart, WILD dreams are bizarre. I mean freaky weird. Because of the vividness, things were changing rapidly right in my vision. Vehicles, and in my second dream in resession of the first, people. The vehicles did not bother me, but my whole environment changed in an instant. Right before the first dream faded to black and I woke up in paralysis.
      I hate paralysis so I broke it and went almost straight into another vivid dream. I was having so much fun in this one at first, but after a minute the people were changing and were all staring at me angrily. I was freaked. Anyone got anything on why the dream characters were so bizarre?
      Let me know your thoughts please. I want to conquer these weird things next time and go on enjoying my vivid WILD induced lucid dream. Thanks ladies and gentlemen. I really need the feedback.

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      Congratulations on your first WILD! Regarding the weird stuff, you really don't need to worry about it; because WILD's really have no effect on dream content -- that was all you .

      WILD's are nothing more than transitions to dreams; once you're done transitioning (when the dream starts) your WILD is over, period. Though doing a WILD may help you be "more" lucid during the dream because you didn't have to regain awareness, as you would in a DILD (something I don't agree with, BTW: in my experience, LD's from DILD's have just as much potential for high lucidity as WILD's), content and even vividness are not influenced by how you got to the dream.

      So all that weird stuff, including the bizarre DC's, probably came not from your WILD transition, but from your own imagination and expectations... your dreaming mind provided you with the very "WILD" ride you may have been expecting all these years (even if you never consciously had such thoughts).

      If these things happen again -- and they likely will -- and you want to settle them down a bit, just pause for a moment, gather yourself, and remember that this dream is You, and that anything that happens in it is a result of your own thoughts and expectations. Once you've established that state of mind, just think calm thoughts, maybe try to remember your dream goals, or just focus on one aspect of your current dream and wait for a more stable dream to develop around it. Or, if you're having a great time in the madness, by all means enjoy the ride -- but be assured that there is no reason to be freaked by anything, because everything in the dream is of your own creation and ultimately under your control.

      And yes, DC's can get ornery at times, but if you just offer them a friendly smile or gesture, and, importantly, know that they will be friendly back, you will likely have better relations with them.

      tl;dr: The content of LD's resulting WILD's need not be bizarre or weird, or even vivid; all that comes after a WILD, and is a result of your own expectations and imagination. How you transition to a dream really has no effect on content --all that comes from another place.
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      I agree. Considering the transition happened with little to no expectations of it actually succeeding kinda through me into an un-expecting state of mind. I rarely have dreams as vivid as these I mentioned on my own. So the stability of my control became controled by my fear once the figures changed shape, body language, genders, and also un-mentioned in my text above, the grudge like demonic movements they portrait. I am actually really glad I had experienced such insane behavior because now I have a better idea of what I will do if I see them again. Normally I am not bothered by the same thing twice. Also what you had mentioned about greeting them with a smile and generosity, expecting the same back, is great advice.
      You see, I was trying to force them all to leave when things really got bad. Like trying to make them disappear. Funny how it backfired on me.
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      Care to elaborate on what your practice was, or on your WILD method?

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