I would like to say that this has helped me quite a lot. Last night I read this post, it made everything seem much easier. Thanks Ben for this, I have been on an over 2 month dry spell and want to get back into Lucid Dreaming.
As I went to bed last night, I did say, “I am going to have a lucid dream tonight,” stressing on the “am” part. So then I wake up around 6:20 or so this morning, I go to the bathroom and get some water, then I headed back to bed. I started to think that I could attempt a WILD while saying something along the lines of, “I am going to have a lucid dream right now.” I first tried on my back, couldn’t focus on my back, then on my right side, still no go. Then when I tried my left side, it was almost spontaneous, I sort of “dropped” into the dream. It has happened to me before, and it is so fast and instant, I have come to call it a “lucid rush” because I was awake one instant, but didn’t go through SP or HI, but instantly entered my dream, then I opened my eyes and it was indeed a dream. A bit unstable at first but I got the hang of it.
Later on as the morning progressed and I was having fun, I woke up several times. I continued to use the same mantra and did sort of a DEILD or chaining technique, and reentered the dream maybe 3 or 4 times.
All I can say is, this really worked for me, and I’m glad because I have been sort of stuck for that past several months or so. Thanks again.