I got the phase yesterday, but I don't know if it was an indirect entrance or becoming conscious while dreaming. I intended to use the indirect techniques without the deffered method. I kept forgetting about trying the techniques each time I woke up, but remembered a few times and tried without success(I forgot to do 4 cycles of techniqes in many cases). Then, I started trying phantom wiggling after one "awakening" ( I don't know if it was a real awakening or a dream) and it was working. I tried to increase it (the range of motion was already like a foot, so I should have just separated/gotten up.) Then it definitely changed to a dream(though I didn't realize it was a dream while it was happening), because my Mom suddenly appeared and started telling me to separate, and a bit later Michael was there giving me tips as well. I got up and realized I was definitely in the phase, and started deepening. I tried to recall my plan of action, and remembered I intended to obtain information about a project I'm working on, but I got the urge to go see B (a friend I haven't seen for awhile) instead. I closed my eyes and tried to imagine B would be there when I opened them. I wasn't successful, so decided to try and walk to where B used to live. I left my Mom and Michael behind(I realized after I woke up thst I should have asked Michael for phase advice while he was there!) and started walking to get to B's house. In a few past phases(mostly lucid dreams) I've been able to get to a place quickly by imagining it while walking towards it, and sort of speeding up so that I get there in much less time. I don't know why, but walking seems to help me change the phase environment more easily. I got to B's house and knocked on the door. The phase was getting kind of shallow and and my awareness wasn't as sharp as at the beginning, and I forgot to deepen. B opened the door and we started talking a bit. The realism of the phase was already gone, and I woke up. I tried to re-enter, but no luck.
I don't know if this would be becoming conscious while dreaming, or the indirect method. I suppose it doesn't matter, but it can get frustrating when I'm trying to hone my entrance skills!