Thank you for that Todd. One thing to realize is the people that have been attempting to AP already, have learned how to quiet the mind, meditate and release complete focus on the physical. We have to go back to our starting notes to really be able to help people here. Those are all steps, not reactions or feelings. One other thing, Please lets not give this titles, lets help people just get to a non-physical focus per say and then they can look back on their experiences after awhile and decide where they are really going. I don't want this to end up being the normal threads here where we argue about what it is we are really doing.
I was searching for info on a Binaural Beat MP3 I have downloaded named Nature Voyage. It is broken into 4 parts, it says on my MP3 player that it was made by Mind Power Corporation. I don't know where or when I downloaded it, but because it has 4 separate sections I found it would be good to use to dissect our experience into timelines. That is if people wish to use Binaural Beats period.
The following is what I wrote down when I was just new to this. There are a lot of starts and stops, but at least you can see the errors I made, the worst one being I didn't have any idea what to expect, now I know to passively observe everything that happens. If you go in naive of what could occur, you will receive the knock out blows that I did.
Here is what I wrote down when I was first beginning to AP consciously aware last in February of 2011.
I closed my eyes and started to watch my breathing, I did this for about 5 minutes. A slight relaxation started to come over me, but my mind was still racing.
I then worked on a progressive relaxation starting on my eyes and working down to my toes. This is when I noticed the first feeling of waves, the waves soon turned into constant vibrations. This scared me, so i stopped.
The next time I attempted I did as above, got to the waves/vibrations and started to experiment with moving them around my body. This intensified it immensely and again I freaked and that was the end of the session.
Next session I got to the waves, where I was moving the vibrations up and down my body, then a spark of light flew across my vision and once again jolted me out of the session.
You can see what is happening here, for every step I seem to progress in, there is something that will occur to knock me out of focus.
This is enough info for now. That should help you get started.
Good Luck and Safe Travels!