Welcome to the Astral Pulse!
The first thing I'd suggest is to not worry about labeling your experiences... dream, lucid, astral, etc...
Just HAVE experiences. Log as many as you can. One day you can go back to what you've logged and then begin to analyze them.
In the meantime, just enjoy the experiences.
Also, what are some strategies you use to fight the chaos that is always trying to get you to be less conscious/lucid? This is my biggest problem.
During the experience? You're finding that you're losing awareness quickly?
To stabilize and strengthen the experience you have to attempt to bring as much of your awareness into the environment as you can.
What I mean by this is use your 5 senses to REALLY explore your environment. Look at things in minute detail... smell the smells... taste stuff... feel things... hear things. Do this as much and as intensely as you can. This will bring your awareness into the reality you're experiencing and will LOCK it there.
What generally happens when we begin to wake up from an experience like this... the projector will begin to feel their physical reality body and they'll start to pickup on the sensory input from that physical body. What I explain above does it makes you ignore those physical senses and further heightens your non-physical senses which are already active in that reality. Eventually, this stops the physical senses altogether and leaves you nice and stable in the non-physical reality.