The Astral Pulse
News: http://www.astralpulse.com/aup.html. Acceptable Use Policy for the forums. Please read and ensure that you respect these policies. Thank you.

If you wish the join The Astral Pulse, please create an account and then email myself or one of the moderators your username and email address (do not send us your password please) and we will activate your account for you. 
If it's been over 24 hours and you still haven't been approved, please send another email, we are just people too and sometimes we get busy.
http://www.astralpulse.com/forums/welcome_to_astral_chat/member_registration_requiring_approval-t42962.0.html

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but it's the last resort we have to fighting the spam for now.
 
*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. January 16, 2022, 20:00:42


Login with username, password and session length


Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Shaking things up  (Read 2583 times)
Stookie
Guest
« on: November 27, 2007, 17:09:00 »

For the past 3 years I've been meditating on a nearly everyday basis, and LOTS has changed since then, both in my inner and outer life. A year ago I moved into a new house and I've really started to settle into a pattern, so to shake things up I decided to take a break from meditation and just sink into physical life. The results have been partially unexpected.

Since I'm not having any regular non-physical experiences from meditation, they seem to creep in at other times when I'm not expecting it, sometimes in a quite profound way. My dream-life seems to have taken a new route and many spontaneous visions during the night or when I first wake in the morning. I had a long vision this morning which prompted me to post this.

This weekend I was in my backyard relaxing, enjoying the quiet and weather and outdoors, and while sitting back and appreciating it, I unexpectedly slipped into a trance and for what seemed like several minutes, and went into a non-physical awareness. I've had this experience a few times before, but never so unexpectedly.

I think I'm typing this as a way of explaining my new found perception of what meditation is. While meditation can be an extremely useful tool, it's not nearly as important as the experiences that arise from it. I think a lot of us get so wrapped up in methods and schedules and rituals and expectations that we totally lose track of the surprise and unexpectedness that a non-physical experience can bring. Even our non-physical experiences can become ritual.

I'm sure I'll get back to meditating soon, but I see now that I definitely need to shake up my methods & schedule to promote further growth.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2007, 19:02:45 by Stookie » Logged
MisterJingo
Astral Energy 5
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1352


44977578 misterjingo misterjingo
View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 19:09:08 »

Great post Stookie!
This struck a chord: " I perceived everything to be a single consciousness. I've had this experience a few times before, but never so unexpectedly."

This has crept up on me quite a few times when i'm doing pretty mundane things, most recently was a few months ago. I was sitting on a bus - admittedly I was thinking about the nature of reality - when quite swiftly my awarness of self seemed to "bleed" away, it was like my boundaries had dissolved and suddenly I encompassed everything, and everything encompassed me - I literally stretched off into forever. If i'm honest, such a thing occurring on a bus caused me to panic for a few seconds Cheesy. The feeling of having no boundaries lingered for some time after.
Logged
The Astral Pulse
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 19:09:08 »

logoVisit the website of Astral Pulse creator Adrian Cooper.

Home of the best selling book Our Ultimate Reality.

Astral Projection, Metaphysics and many other subjects.

 Logged
Embodied Words
Astral Energy 3
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 194

Embodied+Words Orangeasterisk77
View Profile Email
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 03:53:54 »

Once, back when I was in 7th grade or so, way before I learned about projection, my class was walking around outside, I don't remember why. Just an outside class session. I looked up at the sky, for a few moments, I really did feel like I was... I dunno, like I just belonged in that spot. It's hard to describe really, but I think I understand what you guys are saying. There was no trance involved though.
Logged

There are in every man, always, two simultaneous allegiances, one to God, the other to Satan. Invocation of God, or Spirituality, is a desire to climb higher, that of Satan, or animality, is delight in descent.

- Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
Stookie
Guest
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 15:34:42 »

Great post Stookie!
This struck a chord: " I perceived everything to be a single consciousness. I've had this experience a few times before, but never so unexpectedly."

This has crept up on me quite a few times when i'm doing pretty mundane things, most recently was a few months ago. I was sitting on a bus - admittedly I was thinking about the nature of reality - when quite swiftly my awarness of self seemed to "bleed" away, it was like my boundaries had dissolved and suddenly I encompassed everything, and everything encompassed me - I literally stretched off into forever. If i'm honest, such a thing occurring on a bus caused me to panic for a few seconds Cheesy. The feeling of having no boundaries lingered for some time after.

I read an interview with director David Lynch a while back. He practices a form of transendental meditation where you reach this state once a day. He said one day he was just daydreaming about something and unintentionally slipped into this consciousness. It really does put a perspective on things - maybe encountering it everyday is more attainable than most think.

(I had changed the phrasing in my original post because putting it in words can be misleading)
« Last Edit: November 28, 2007, 15:39:58 by Stookie » Logged
The Astral Pulse
   



 Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums


The Astral Pulse Copyright 2002 - 2014
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM