[mod]This is part VI of the First Steps to WILD Topic.
Please use this topic for all basic questions about the WILD technique.
Hey everyone, I’ve been seriously attempting LD’s for nearly a week now, keeping a dream journal, lots of reality checks etc. A couple of nights ago, I began trying to WILD. Because I hadn’t read up on it properly, I simply tried it as soon as I got to my bed first thing at night. I felt some strange sensations, like not being able to feel my legs, and suddenly sinking into my bed, but I didn’t get far at all with HI.
Last night, after reading up more on the technique, I set my alarm for 4:30am, 5 and a half hours after I went to sleep. After waking up, I stayed up for 30 minutes, and wrote down the pretty vague dream I’d had (It felt like it was in 2D, with images running past, and then I woke up. Maybe because I was constantly thinking about HI throughout the day?)
Now, with my first real attempt at WILD, I got further then normal. I was originally going to give up because of the traffic coming past outside (Cars coming past every couple of minutes at a low volume, but still clearly audible) But after I closed my eyes, ready to go to sleep and just have another normal night, I heard a voice of one of my friends say “Don’t give up”, I’m assuming it was HS. I then began seeing some circles of colour appear, and then shrink into nothingness. This happened for about a minute, before a car came past and grabbed my attention. I also saw some bright pinpoints of light (Stars?) and some waves of colour go across my field of vision pretty fast.
My question is this; was this a promising start to WILD, considering it was the first real attempt I’ve had? Or should I try another technique. WILD appeals to me because I enjoy seeing things evolve and progress over time, rather then having an intention in my head but having to wait for it.
Also, I had a dream that was entirely in my room that night. In the dream I had the very, very vague idea I was dreaming, but I only realised after waking up, and it didn’t affect the dream in any way. Is this a result from my WILD attempts?
Thanks, and sorry it’s a bit long winded
EDIT; I also remember that in my first dream, I remember hearin one of my favourite music tracks; either “hope Dies last” by “Feast for the Crows”, or more likely “The Silent Divide” by “Anterior”. Both heavy songs with similar intros, can’t remember which one exactly yet