I got to thinking recently about some kind of odd experience I had months ago. After running into something else on this site related to the topic of phasing, it occurred to me that that might have been my experience too, but I have to admit I'm not quite sure. Is it possible to phase without trying to do so?
Sure is. You do it every single night in fact.
It's just generically called "falling asleep".
Doing that process while remaining consciously awake and aware is called Phasing (or some other people call it doing a WILD).
Basically, one night I was simply laying in bed ready to go to sleep but still completely awake and just kind of unwinding from the day. I wasn't moving, and just laying without thinking of much either (I can never not think entirely, lol.) In any case, my intention was to simply go to sleep. In any case, in one second I was aware of laying in bed where I'd started, and in the next second I was aware of standing at the edge of a field watching the scene that I saw now in front of me. All around on the open plains and rolling hills I saw Native Americans, most of them on horses, firing at each other with bows and arrows, and wearing their traditional clothing and their faces covered in paint. Where on Earth that scene came from I have no idea whatsoever. It was like stepping into history or something.
If it was only for a brief second or two then it was hypnogogic imagery. Which is the first step to consciously phasing.
For several seconds it seemed I was part f the scene, as an observer but still very much there and not even thinking of the face that I was really back home in my bed. Then I returned quite quickly and suddenly to awareness in the bedroom. My eyes had been shut but I opened them quickly in surprise and confusion over the whole thing. It's not that it scared me so much as simply that I found it startling. It isn't often that one finds themselves suddenly in another time and place without going anywhere or intending to go. I know I was certainly not dreaming and then woke up again. It's hard to explain but I was awake the whole time.
Definitely hypnogogic imagery.
I'm curious if anyone has any idea what happened there. Also, I'm left to wonder, why such a violent scene? As far as I can remember I don't think i was in a negative state of mind that day or anything before going to bed. it was just an ordinary day. I don't like the idea of war at all, or the idea that human beings need to kill each other. it seemed so odd suddenly find myself in such a scene.
Why that scene? It just happens to be what your subconscious mind dredged up for one reason or another... you'll never really know "why" you were given that scene.
But, from there, try to remain calm and see if you can't slip back into the scene again... you'll probably "pop" out of it again too, but slower. Each time you slip into the scene, you should be going longer and longer.