Last post we covered WILD and WBTB, so if those are unfamiliar check here.
MILD is perhaps the second most well-known of the techniques; the acronym stands for Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams. The premise of the technique is that repeating to yourself as you fall asleep will help induce a lucid dream. These repetitions can be done in a variety of ways, but the most common by far are verbally, written, and listening to a recording. Some find it to be more effective to employ the WBTB method in tandem with MILD.
CALD is Character Assisted Lucid Dreaing, and is a technique that employs the use of a dream character.
DEILD stands for Dream Exit Inducted Lucid Dream, and is when you leave one dream and enter another. The trick is to stay still and allow the dream images to flow into another.
There are a ton more as well, but I’d like to move along now 😉
Once you have begun regularly achieving success (it seems the general consensus is remembering 2-3 dreams a night and 1-2 lucid dreams weekly), there are a variety of fun things you can begin doing.
The first of these is learning to control your dream body. Learn to fly, bounce like there is no gravity, change your appearance or clothing, or whatever you like.
Next is learning to control your dream enviroment by first practicing simple changes like room color or shape, then envisioning a familiar place. This is excellent practice for building dream or astral temples, palaces, or homes.
Once these have been accomplished, dream incubation is achievable. Dream incubation is when you create a dream with the intention of consciously dreaming it- while aware. They work best when written, and when incorporating a visualization.