I have attempted this technique two or three times now, and honestly those WILD signs I read about feel very distant and hard to experience.
I lie down, close my eyes and see this usual reddish darkness through my eyelids, and then I might imagine some pulsing light intensity changes and some VERY unclear figures (although this afternoon I did see something that sort of looked like an apple and floated out of sight, but as I said, it was so unclear I’m not even sure if it was an actual figure).
Sure, you could say these are hopeful signs.
The problem is that I never seem to progress from there, I just lie still and watch some fairly normal-looking darkness forever and never get paralyzed or anything at all; basically the could-be real unclear figures are the closest I can get to a WILD, then no matter how much I try to keep my mind awake I still find myself waking up a few hours later with no memories of a lucid dream whatsoever.
I also do reality checks when I get up, but that also fails everytime, effectively disappointing me even more.
I sometimes make small movements of my body to check if I’ve got paralyzed, and I sometimes hear cars and other little noises outside that don’t annoy me that much at all, but can this really ruin my WILD attempts?
I know this is a very hard technique to learn, but I can’t help feeling disappointed everytime I fail to experience those visions and sounds everyone is talking about; it feels like my mind is blocking me from experiencing them.