My personal simple recommendation would be to lie down and trip with your eyes closed, and let everything be as it is. And although it is not commonly mentioned in these guides, having a regular meditation practice prior to tripping can be really helpful.
Lying down and tripping with your eyes closed while listening to appropriate music can be very powerful. It greatly helps to internalize the experience and makes visuals more apparent. I first came across this recommendation by way of Stan Grof's book LSD Psychotherapy. While many will trip exclusively in other contexts, I would strongly suggest you try this some time, or particularly if it is your first time.
Listing of Trip Guides:
- EntheoGuide (archive.org, mostly James Fadiman)
- The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide (James Fadiman via Amazon)
- Psychedelic Experience FAQ (erowid)
- Psychedelic Crisis FAQ (erowid)
- Using LSD to Imprint the Tibetan-Buddhist Experience (Timothy Leary)
- NeuroSoup (not a specific guide, but related info, Krystle Cole)
- Using Psychedelics Wisely (Myron Stolaroff)
- Flight Instructions - Navigation within Consciousness (William Richards)
- Are Psychedelics Useful in Buddhism? (Myron Stolaroff)
- How to Prevent a Bad Trip (Jonathon Twiz - youtube)
- A Guide To Psychedelics (LSD and Shrooms) (reddit)
- How to Use Psychedelics for Personal Development (Actualized.org - youtube)
- Session Games People Play (1967 classic, Lisa Bieberman)
- The Essential Psychedelic Guide (D. M. Turner)
- Handbook for the Therapeutic Use of LSD (1959 classic, erowid)
- Mostly LSD Psychotherapy, from the Primal Psychotherapy site
- The Secret Chief Revealed (Myron Stolaroff)
- LSD Psychotherapy (Stan Grof via Amazon)
- LSD Psychotherapy (W.V. Caldwell via Amazon)
- The Manual of Psychedelic Support, a practical guide to establishing and facilitating care services at music festivals and other events.
- Psychedelic Harm Reduction Training Manual (Zendo Project at MAPS)