- It enables you to have conscious dreams whenever you want
- It produces the most vivid kind of lucid dreams possible
Also called the Mind Awake / Body Asleep technique and the Hypnagogic Imagery Technique, a WILD enables you to enter a lucid dream – directly from a waking state!
The WILD technique has been used for at least a thousand years by Tibetan Buddhist monks in Dream Yoga. Today, many people use it to have fantastic guided dreams.
In fact, quite a few children develop their own variations of this method instinctively – in order to program and control their dreams. That’s one reason why I believe everyone is capable of having WILDs any night they choose.
The following Wake Induced Lucid Dream tutorial is aimed at beginners or people who have dabbled in lucid dreams before. It’s sectioned into four parts:
- Physical & Mental Relaxation
- Hypnagogic Imagery
- Creating a Dream Scene
- Entering The Lucid Dream
How To Have Wake Induced Lucid Dreams
The best time to initiate a WILD is after 4-5 hours of deep sleep, when your body is deeply relaxed and your REM (dream) cycles are at their longest. If you are a deep sleeper, set your alarm about two hours earlier than usual. If you are a light sleeper, simply practice when you naturally wake up in the night.
Alternatively you can practice if you are a little sleep deprived and feel the need to take an afternoon nap; your brain will be keen to catch up on the lost REM sleep.