The Finger Induced Lucid Dream (FILD) technique is used to achieve a Wake Induced Lucid Dream (WILD). It is similar to the DEILD technique in that it can be used to re-enter a dream, but it has a very different approach.
If you find that you struggle with setting your intentions, visualizing, or remembering your dreams, it might be time to try this method.
This technique originated from a forum post online and has taken on a few adaptations ever since. Here is how I do it:
This can happen one of two ways:
Note: It's not required that you just woke up from an actual dream, but it is much more likely that this will work if you are in a REM cycle.
This technique works best when you feel so tired that you are about to drift off at any moment.
Stay in the same position you woke up from and take your time to relax to the point of falling asleep again. There should be nothing running through your mind.
Move onto the next step only if you feel that you are about to fall asleep.
Choose one of your hands for this technique. Keeping it relaxed, imagine that your index and middle fingers are on two different piano keys. Alternate pressing down each finger as if they were playing the keys (index down & middle up, then middle down & index up, etc).
Now, imagine this same motion except pressing down ever so slightly. So slightly that the keys don't go down. You want to feel the muscles contracting with very little movement of your actual fingers. This movement is what you want to repeat as you are falling asleep.
Keep your focus on this movement and nothing else.
This part will probably blow your mind.
Almost every time that I've been successful with this technique, I still think and feel as if I'm lying in my bed trying to fall asleep, still moving my fingers. But I'm actually dreaming!
If you were successful in entering a finger induced lucid dream, you probably won't be able to tell right away either. That's why reality checks are so important here.
After 30-60 seconds of moving your fingers, it's time to try one (or both) of these reality checks:
If you find yourself dreaming, get up and start your lucid dream! :)Home › Lucid Dream Techniques › Finger Induced Lucid Dream