Setting my intention before going to sleep
Last night was also the first night I said a prayer ... actually, I'm not sure "prayer" is the right word, it was really more like a phrase, a way of setting my intent, or intention. I don't remember the exact words, but it was something like "I'd like to have an OBE and be able to see the card in the kitchen, OR, I'd like to have a shared lucid experience with a friend who is willing to share in this experience, and also be willing to report their experience back to me."
So I was surprised to see my wife in the dreams, as well as my youngest sister. I guess we'll see if this goes anywhere. I thought maybe I'd get one of my friends who are interested in dreams by saying something like this (assuming that a shared, lucid dream can even be possible).
When I laid in bed last night, I also couldn't fall asleep last night, probably because of that long nap. I laid there for quite a while, and got very relaxed, with no thoughts in my mind, and I didn't fall asleep. I was laying in an upright position, but at this time I decided to roll over onto my right side, and shortly after that the adventures began.