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Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Focus Induced Lucid Dream (FILD)

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Lucid dreaming experts keep working on different experiments to induce a lucid dream and often develop authentic techniques for regular lucid dreamers and beginners. These techniques get popular over time among the enthusiastic dreamers who are genuinely following to experiment an LD.

FILD is another lucid dreaming technique that originated from a famous LD forum LD4ALL. It is thought of as a supplementary technique that combines reality checks and the WBTB (Wake Back To Bed) technique. Let's learn this technique by exploring complete information about it.

The Creator and Naming of FILD

The first name for the FILD technique was HILD Hargart's Induced Lucid Dream from its creators' name, "Hagarts." Now, it is famous with another descriptive name, i.e., Finger Induced Lucid Dreaming. The reason behind this descriptive name is the use of fingers to induce a lucid dream. But, as you will understand while reading further, you can focus on anything other than your fingers.

How does Focus Induced Lucid Dreaming work?

Focused induced lucid dreaming is a complete step-by-step process that starts with WBTB, and you have to perform certain reality checks to confirm your presence in a lucid dream.

Step-1: You should sleep after following your bedtime routine as usual; as mentioned above, it works with WBTB, so you need to set the alarm for after 3 to 5 hours of sleep.

Step-2: This wake-up time should ideally align with the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage of sleep. If you feel exhausted, the chances are that you just woke up from deep sleep. That's why you should try timing it with a 90-minute cycle – try 3, 4,5, or 6 hours of sleep. Your sleep cycle might be different, so try out other waking times if you feel the former does not work for you.

Then, you should occupy your mind for 20-60 minutes. Try not to wake up completely and remain in a drowsy mode of being. Then, go back to bed.

Step-3: When you relax and feel like falling back asleep, you should perform a focused body part movement. This movement should be minimal and take little energy to complete, and some are listed below:

  • Play the piano with two fingers.
  • Touch your right foot to your left.
  • Drag your arm slowly.
  • Bend your legs.

Avoid any visualization and tell yourself to do this movement 10-30 sec without counting. You say to yourself that you will do a reality check in 10-30secs.

Step-4: Keep your movement, and after 10-20 secs, do a reality check; if it fails, try to sleep for few minutes without motion and reality check. You can try again after few minutes; if it fails again, go to sleep and try again in the morning.

Step-5: When the reality check works, that means you are in a lucid dream; keep your eyes close and keep doing a reality check. If it still works, your real world is transitioned into a dream world.