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Quote from: Lumaza on August 12, 2018, 07:45:36 ... I began relaxing into the water for my Phase/soak session. I did a quick progressive relaxation tech, to relieve some nagging shoulder issues I had, then kind of lost myself in thought for a few minutes. ...
Quote from: baro-san on August 28, 2018, 05:21:18I read today a paragraph that reminded me of your phase/soak method:Itzhak Bentov was a mechanical engineer, inventor, author and mystic and explorer of cosmic consciousness.He was able to combine his curious mind with a courageous soul to explore the unknown realms of cosmic consciousness with just wit and humor as his luggage. His plan was to publish some of his work as a comic strip instead of a cosmic trip! Bentov had two ways to prepare himself for his "trips," which were not drug-induced.Initially, like Archimedes, he used the "wet method" of soaking in a bathtub full of hot water, going into a "twilight zone" to get flashes or ideas that he scribbled down on a notepad. Later he favored the "drier method" of meditation and relaxed concentration. He wrote:"I could attain remote reality by simply visualizing myself to be there, and there I was..."
Quote from: Lumaza on November 17, 2018, 04:43:42 I am going to add this reply with some new techniques to this Doorway thread. ... I hope some of these tips will help you on your Journeys. Safe Travels!
Quote from: octave on November 22, 2018, 01:40:46Lumaza, I'm finding it a bit difficult to follow precisely what you mean when you're talking about your eyes. What exactly does it mean to 'fight the urge to readjust'?Do you mean that once you close your eyes, you must resist the urge to move them and stay focused on the darkness behind your eyes?Sorry, I'm a bit lost!
Quote from: Lumaza on November 22, 2018, 15:56:02Then I will have a overwhelming urge to readjust my eyes. It could be an urge to move them that I am fighting. All I know is the urge is very strong. I slowed the process down in the last few days to understand it more and it feels like I am turning my eye sight completely off. While fighting the urge, my hands and feet begin to tingle, like pins and needles and I get the sensation of rising. The next thing I know, I am in a vast empty darkness. The depth of that darkness has changed dramatically.
Quote"Second Sleep Starter: Stop Eye Micromovements"That wraps it up for sleep breathing. The second sleep starter is to stop eye micromovements.During the day the eyes are searching for changes in motion. Because of this they make tiny micro movements all the time and at the end of they day they are still making these micro movements even though you may want to go to sleep.If you close your eyes and try to keep them still you'll find that after about 30 seconds they are still twitching very slightly. It's not easy to totally relax the eyes. However if you can keep them at complete ease for several minutes the body will interpret that as a signal that the mind may have fallen asleep. In fact if you keep your eyes still your body will often fall asleep even if the rest of your muscles are fairly tense."Roll Eyes To Relax Them"Before sleep, relax your eye muscles by rolling them around in wide circles in both directions several times and then letting them rest. After 3 or 4 nights of practicing this you'll be able to keep your eyes totally still and you'll fall asleep much faster.
Quote from: Phildan1 on November 22, 2018, 16:36:48Hm, maybe defocusing is the right word? I tend to practice it a lot. You defocus and watch a layer just backwards. We can call it our mind. But as soon there are some mental sceneries, we tend to ruin it with our eyes and we fall out. Frank actually had a battle with this lol.
Quote from: Volgerle on November 22, 2018, 23:57:12I feel reminded of the old Nick Newport Lucidology material. In this video he talks about the eye's micromovements to be avoided and also some eye exercises. Is it connected to your practice?https://vimeo.com/5300101
Quote from: Lumaza on December 11, 2018, 22:32:14 I have been asked lately to further explain how I know I have actually "shifted". I got into the tub
Quote from: Yodad on December 12, 2018, 17:41:36Thanks for all the interesting ideas lately.
QuoteRight now I'm just trying to get my routine sorted out, to eliminate any questions about what I should be doing during my routine so that all my focus can be about the experience instead. I still have some basic newbie things to sort out. I have a free Robert Monroe Wave session I listen to called "open exercise" where Monroe sets up the conversion box, breathing, and affirmations followed by a chunk of empty time to explore before returning to c1. It has a good base of things you suggest here. I sort of follow something similar to Frank's script. That explore time is where I will fit in your exercises. It's about 40 mins.
QuoteI've decided to do this before bed once things are quiet, but there are days when it just doesn't happen because Im too tired. I was doing a simple breathing mediation at this time of the night before bed, but I am thinking this practice is more beneficial. The only other time to attempt this would be an early wake up time when I finish a rem period of sleep (4-5am). Not sure if you have any comments, but I think at least practicing this routine over mediation before bed will be more beneficial until the routine is without any doubts or second guessespretty
QuoteRegarding the eyes, there is a lot of switching happening between my physical eyes and trying to observe from the mind's eye/viewpoint. One thing that I remember Frank talking about was how he suggested the physical eyes should look up (maybe up as far as possible). Nobody else really mentions it though. If I am putting effort or attention towards making my eyes roll up, it seems like its putting additional focus on my physical eyes. So Im doing my routine and my viewpoint is struggling between my physical eyes and my minds eye, but then I start worrying about the direction of where my eyes should be looking. Lumaza, I couldn't find any real reference from you on direction of physical eyes, so my impression is to avoid thinking of the physical eyes all together, but I would like to clarify this. Does having the physical eyes directed up or towards the brow "third eye" area help? Is it warranted for a newbie?
QuoteFinally, you've mentioned your "quick progressive relaxation technique" but not much detail on what that entails? I know you've mentioned dxperiences where things like a pac man eats away your body, and you suggest things like breathing or unzipping of the body suite. However, what is a progressive relaxation technique?Cheers.
Quote from: catsquotl on December 12, 2018, 18:22:03OMG..I always felt crazy that my best woo woo work is whilst taking a bath..Thank you so much for sharing..With LoveEelco
Quote from: Lumaza on December 12, 2018, 22:18:26 Yes, I found there is something "magickal" about water. The warmth of the water is perfect for just letting go and releasing your physical focus. Some day I want to try a "Float tank" too.
Quote from: catsquotl on December 13, 2018, 03:23:23You should.I was in such a tank once way before I knew anything about the astral.Had the most vivid hypnocogic imigary i had, maybe even have, experienced ever.In retrospect it could have definetly been a full immersive astral experience come to think of it..With LoveEelco