The DEILD Technique:
Dream Exit Induced
Lucid Dreaming

The Dream Exit Induced Lucid Dream (DEILD) technique is used to re-enter a dream after awakening from one. It is an effective way of achieving a Wake Induced Lucid Dream (WILD).

If you're like me, waking up from a thrilling dream too soon can be a letdown. You've always wanted to be able to go right back into that same dream, but you never thought it was possible.

Not only can you learn to re-enter any dream using this technique, you will become lucid in the process!

How to experience a DEILD

1) Awaken from a dream

It's the middle of the night and you've just woken up from a dream. This can occur in one of three ways:

  1. You wake up naturally.
  2. You're in a lucid dream, but it's starting to fade fast and you're about to wake up. (Learn how to prolong them).
  3. You set a timer to help wake you up. Preferably after 4.5 or 6 hours of sleep.

2) Stay still

Don't move! Keep your eyes closed and stay in the exact same position you woke up in. Try not to think about it, really. You're probably very relaxed...just stay that way.

I have to admit though, having this as your first thought when you wake up is probably the hardest part about this technique and can take some practice to achieve.

Get in the habit of keeping your body in the same position every time you wake up. This is important because it keeps you on the threshold of the dream world.

3) Dream recall

As you're lying in bed, try to let the dream come back to you. Recall as many details as you can. Feel as if you are right where you left off. Experience the sights, sounds, and emotions again...dive in!

4) Re-entry

You're lying still, fully immersed in the last dream you had, when all of a sudden you pop back in...and you're lucid! 

It really is that automatic!

By staying on the verge of sleep and putting your focus back on your dream, you were able to re-enter rather effortlessly.


You may be thinking, "So all I have to do is stay still, remember my dream and I'm back in? It can't be that easy. I've tried that before."

It seems almost too simple, doesn't it?

Well, here are the two reasons why dream re-entry isn't a common nightly occurrence:

  1. When you wake up from a dream you might open your eyes, move your body, or check on the clock. This makes you more alert and distracts you from what you just dreamt about. Even something as simple as moving your arm will tell your body that you are awake, taking you farther away from the threshold of dreaming.
  2. Most of the time when falling asleep, you instinctively "shut down" your body and mind. Without focusing on the last dream or setting your intentions, you can't expect to just re-enter naturally. After all, you can't become lucid if you're not aware of what's taking place.

Knowing what you know now, try this tonight. You'd be amazed how easy it can be to have a lucid dream when you are more mindful of the way you wake up and fall asleep.



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