I recently came up with something that I like to call The Power of 10. I’m sure it already exists somewhere and is used for self-hypnosis or meditation or something like that so I can’t take full credit. But recently I’ve been very successful with it and I’d just like to share the technique. It’s not just limited to meditation; I’ve used it for getting rid of headaches, toning down stress, and even falling asleep faster. Using this method I am now able to fall asleep in 30 seconds or less, no word of a lie. And yes, it works for lucid dreaming as well. I used it this morning and had two WILD’s and I’m almost certain this can be used as a great, easy, and consistent technique.
Before I explain the actual technique, I must mention that The Power of 10 is based solely on belief. It’s as simple as that. If you believe 100% it’s gonna work, it will work without a flaw. If you doubt it’s going to work, it probably won’t be as effective. The way it works is that it will give you the ability to be able to control some of your bodily functions that you normally do not have access to, but only if you have the correct mindset. This is why I urge you to stay in your comfort zone and ever so slowly test your limits. Start off with something easy, like lulling yourself into a drowsy state, then move on to sleep, and then to lucid dreaming.
Now, without further ado, let’s move on to the ‘How To’ portion of this post. You will begin by telling yourself very firmly:
“When I finish counting down from 10, ____________ will happen.”
Fill in the blank with whatever you are trying to accomplish. Whether that be “I will be asleep” or “I will begin dreaming consciously” or “I will become drowsy and relaxed”, you need to believe with all your heart that it will happen. Because it WILL happen.
Next, start at 10 and slowly begin counting down. Take however long you need, but don’t move on to the next number until you feel the effects starting to kick in stronger than before. Take deep breaths and imagine yourself coming closer to your goal (for example, if the goal was to fall asleep you’d imagine yourself getting sleepier and sleepier while allowing abstract thoughts to begin to float in) as you count. If you move too quickly it won’t work so don’t rush it. Just move at whatever pace feels right. If you get to one and you’re not at your desired results yet, just relax and think about something else and it’ll come in less than a minute. Don’t worry about.
I have used this method for about a month now and it has never failed me. I fall asleep quickly and easily. I haven’t tried achieving WILD many times but the times that I have tried were a success (which is saying something, because I’ve only had one WILD in the past other than the ones I’ve achieved using this method). So if you try it out, please post back your results so I can see how it works for other people! Good luck everyone