I’ve had a breakthrough with consciously falling asleep, entering the hypnogogic/phantasmogoric state, then into a vibration state followed by a conscious exit, although lack of visual awareness immediately following was removed by affirming the intent ‘clarity now’ using bulman’s technique. I was not aware of nor did I see my body upon exit. I believe that my body was sleeping at the time of the exit, or I was in full pratyahara, which I doubt since I was in my bed trying to sleep.
I did notice a greater than usual amount of awareness compared to my normal lucid dreams and the location of the dream was initially in the location I was sleeping. I had more conscious recall and volition and was able to recall intent and make choices and perform some tests to verify with others afterward (with no solid info this time, which leads me to think this was a dream).
I re-entered the vibratory state and woke up directly having not lost consciousness, with much more than usual specific recall and memory of the ‘dream’.
I’m wondering what those of you have experienced that you’d be willing to share, those who have experience with both lucid dreaming and soul travel/ap/oe and how the experience differs for you.