Well, thisafternoon (after only knowing about LD for 2 days or so) I attempted a WILD during an afternoon nap at 2:00 in the afternoon.
I did what I’ve read - I laid on my back, counted to 200 with my breaths, trying to keep my eyes gently open, and tried to relax. Over time, my body was feeling fairly numb (not paralysis, I would have been able to move quickly if I wanted to). When I counted up to about 60, my mind started drifting elsewhere, and I was thinking random thoughts and hearing some random voices. This happened several times, and I regained my concentration each time, only to drift off for a few minutes. Everything was foggy when I woke up, but I performed a reality check and I was not dreaming. I gave up as I had things to do and decided to try again tonight.
I think my problem may have been excitement, as this was my first attempt at an LD. My heart rate was fairly high (not too high, but not low enough for relaxation), and it rose whenever I thought something was happening. I saw no illusions throughout my attempt, which lasted for 30 minutes.
I’ll try again tonight, but with a dim lamp switched on in my bedroom to keep the hag away . Does anyone know whether I was close to reaching an LD?