I tried it for the very first time last night and, suprisingly, I think I came very close. After seeing light patterns I could feel myself vibrating and I thought I was leaving. I couldnt finish the 'take-off' though. Has anybody else experienced this?
That's a trance. You need to hold onto that and go alittle deeper, until you have no awareness of your body. You should natural begin to feel like you are beginning to float. Then you can let go and travel.
When I first traveled I used to see the lights. My mother instructed me to follow the lights, like I'm traveling on them or through them. That helped. You can try it and see if that works for you.