"I tried walking, didn't work. I tried levitating forward and it didn't work."
Just use focused intent next time....intent will move you in an OOBE....My early OOBE's I was flapping my arms.
That sounds like a lucid dream to me.OOBE's from my experience are vibrations and ears hissing undeniably and hard to forget.
To me, Out of Body Experience is simply a Wake Initiated Lucid Dream, where the dream is extremely vivid and you are extremely lucid. The way to recognize it is that when you wake up, everything should seem dull, numb and grey compared to the Vivid W
ream you just had.
I get the hissing and intense vibrations when my body is paralized and the dreaming process starts up. As if the dream motors in my head are starting to spin at high RPM and increasing... Untill I slowly establish dream awareness.
The fact that you EXPECT TO BE IN YOUR BEDROOM
when the Wake Initiated Lucid Dream is slowly coming to life, causes an interesting issue. You parallel process external input and internal dream awareness input. Yet, if you never had the expectation to be in your bedroom in the first place, you would just begin the WILD dream where ever you wish it to begin or choose to expect it to begin. Just feel like you're in a park and see the grass, or feel it with your hand. Feel the wind on your forehead and smell the fresh autumn leafes. Use your imagination to tune your awareness onto the location of your choice. Its more similar to Consciousness Teleportation rather then Body exit. The Term "Body Exit" implies and assumes that your starting point is always the body. Its not, unless you want it to be.
All my Wake Initiated Lucid Dreams were experienced in the early morning, when the chemicals in your brain are at its most optimal state of balance for the WILD to occur. After ~6.5 hours of sleep, maybe less maybe more. I think you can easily develop a sense or intuition for the balance when it is there. You feel heavy and numb, yet fully aware and conscious. Yet, the pitfall is having issues falling back asleep when you do wake up, move your body or become to conscious of your body.