I’m starting a journal to track my progress.
Last night was my first real try after reading about what I need to do. I laid down comfortably when I was quite tired, then called upon Duke Sallos to assist me. I ignored the random itches that always seem to pop up when you get comfortable. I closed my eyes until I felt my body get slightly heavier, then I would open them just barely enough to see my phone. I repeated this for a long time until my body felt incredibly heavy and tingly with my breathing slow and calm. Somehow I managed to leave my body.
I looked down at myself in bed, which was rather hard to do as my vision was quite blurry and my eyes barely open as they were in bed. I decided to jump to see what would happen, and I floated out through the ceiling and immediately saw nothing but water moving rapidly below me- I could not tell where I was. When I tried to press further, my vision faded out and I was back in bed.
I cannot tell if I was dreaming or not, but I am excited to see if I can train myself to be gone longer. It lasted what felt like 10 seconds, if that.