I’ve had only a few lucid dreams in my life, and I only recently found out there was a name for such dreams, and techniques for inducing them. I am a musician and lucid dreaming interested me because I think I could come up with some wicked cool music inside my subconscious mind.
Anyways, I’ve been trying some of the techniques on this site, particularly WILD. I have tried it about three times so far, but I can’t get past a certain point.
So I relax my body and count or something to stay aware and suddenly I’ll feel a wave go from my feet to my head and all my muscles relax. Then the darkness in front of my eyes can become 3D and around my head if I “let go” enough. At first I found the increased heart rate and breathing distracting. But after three times, I still can’t get past this point. I get to the point where my body is tingling and semi-paralysed and I see some vague random colors and images, but I stay like that for what seems like forever. When I finally give up and open my eyes, I’ve been trying for about an hour. Does it usually take longer than that? Should I just keep going as long as it takes?