Usually I have some sleep prior my WILD to not be tired after all day. Then I use the bathroom if I need to. Go back to bed and I lay on my back in bed (This is my most uncomfortable position, so it is least likely for me to pass out). Then I wait long enough to get a sensation, indicating, that I’m getting close to transition into lucid dream. It can be absolutely anything, if you was able to WILD before, you probably know what I’m talking about, the feeling can be any kind, it can vary every time or stay the same, since it’s hard to put it into words, I can only tell that it can feel like a light, pleasant feeling in your chest or a comfortable relaxation all around your body, like a pleasant “glow” sensation or even a numbness on your limbs.
Then I roll to my right side, more on my stomach area (this is my most comfortable position, I might sometimes do it on my left side but usually on my right). Your sensation can disappear but fret not, it will come back shortly. By moving after having that feeling, you are telling your body that you are still awake and it should not put your body to sleep, in a sense, you are temporarily, halting your transition but, as I mentioned, it soon comes back. Now I tell myself, to set an intention internally and it essentially boosts your chances, like an auto suggestion recommended in MILD, “Now I am initiating WILD”.
Then I proceed to plan what I want to do in my lucid dream, this acts as a booster too and pushes your motivation and hype even more, which helps tremendously to have a successful WILD (visualise your ld tasks successfully being done, if its too difficult tell it in your mind, you can repeat your tasks in your mind to remember them when you actually gonna enter your lucid dream). After all that keep still, if you need to swallow your saliva do it, if something itches, don’t hesitate to scratch it, ignoring it will be very disrupting, unless you are really good at ignoring.
I pay attention to my body and keep all the tensions away, specially pay attention to your entire face muscles, including your mouth and jaw area, those areas tend to hold even light tension, without us noticing when we don’t pay attention, which makes transition longer. I suggest listening to progressive muscle relaxation on youtube, such as this:
Then do your best to not pass out and you should go in the dream fully lucid from awake.
Just like any other lucid dreaming method, WILD takes daily practice to start having lucid dreams, so do not search for any “magical” trick to have your first lucid dream fast, it simply does not exist.
Lucid dreaming is a skill, just like any other life skill, it takes practice, some people may take longer to be able to pull off their first then others, that’s just how it is.
Thank you for reading!