I’m not sure if it’s even appropriate to post here now…since I’m newly back here and since I’m really not that experienced a LD-er in terms of ability to frequently enter into LD-ing, though I have had quite a few over the last 10 years or so.
OBE-style WILD’s are, now, pretty much the primary way that I experience LD’s, though I will, on occasion, sprout a DILD every now and then. It’s almost always WBTB style occurrence…usually around 3-4 a.m. I usually go back to bed and then lie on my side on the bed facing toward the edge of the bed…and then slowly but progressively relax toward falling asleep with my eyes closed while remaining aware…just gazing into the darkness behind closed eyes and sinking into emptiness, without thoughts…without speculation…just peacefully sink into emptiness and let go, but stay aware. Soon, I’ll begin to see HI emerge, but I don’t try to “go into it”…don’t try to step into those dream images. I just watch them come and go with interest, of course, but without trying to specifically do anything with them or to them…just keep relaxing/sinking into that state of impassive observing. Then, once the HI gathers intensity and a degree of immersion, I’ll typically begin to hear auditory hypnogogic phenomena, like surging roaring sounds…or strange motor-like vibratory sounds…or the voice of a man or woman making some kind of strange announcement, as if on the radio, but impossible to understand…or the sounds of people or children talking/playing right beside my ear or beside the bed. These sounds will often create a kind of vibratory, high frequency ticking sensation throughout my body that’s pretty strange and hard to “sit still” through. The key, for me, is to simply stay loose…stay relaxed and detached…don’t push…don’t pull…and just let it do it’s thing. If the energy is there and if I can stay relaxed and impassive through this transition (and sometimes its tough because sometimes the ticking/surging sensation comes through in very strong waves and are almost unbearable…not painful…but unbearably “ticklish” on some ethereal level) then often I will start to experience a subtle, slow rolling sensation as I slowly roll out of my body toward space beyond the edge of the bed. The key here, for me, is to not push it…and to not resist it…as mentioned before. For me, it’s absolutely nothing that “I” am doing to make it happen, other than staying relaxed and detached…it happens all by itself. Again, if the energy is there and if I don’t get too excited or resist too much, the slow rolling will spill me onto the floor beside the bed in my “dreaming body”…or whatever you want to call it (I’ve ceased the compulsion to label things definitively anymore). From that point forward, it’s about first trying to stand up and then get moving to explore while holding onto dreaming cohesion.
That’s my typical technique for rolling out into an OBE-style WILD. I don’t feel comfortable calling it a technique, though…because it’s nothing really that I devised or endeavored to put into practice…it’s just something that kind of emerged on its own. I had definitely read some info, also, in the past about other’s experiences which corroborated this method…but, after watching this happen many times in my direct experience…I think it simply has more to do with the state/quality of progressive relaxation before going back to sleep while simultaneously holding onto inner wakefulness.
For what it’s worth…my own 2 cents