First off I have to say I am so happy I finally came to find this site! This site has everything I like to think about and discuss, but don’t really have anyone to chat with about it anymore.
But here goes:
I used to meditate a lot when I was younger however when I was about 17 I went out to meditate by the river I lived beside. The river had a really big hill that I liked to sit on next to it. So late one night after work I decided to take a seat and collect myself. Then being the out of the box thinker that I am I started wondering about alternate dimensions and whether they truly exist. My train of thought was that since everything has electrons that would be the link to getting to an alternate dimension, and if everything has them why can’t you just use your own brain power to focus them to just “evaporate” into the other dimension. I also thought it would be easier to move to a “lower” dimension (since theories say that they are on levels and it’s easier to fall than to fly/float). So I started meditating and concentrating on these thoughts really hard. Then I all of a sudden just felt very strange like my stomach was falling out of my behind and my heart was going to fly out of my mouth, I can’t think of any other way to describe it. So out of fear I immediately broke concentration and stopped meditating. Then when I got up there was a dent in the ground where I had been sitting. I haven’t ever been able to discuss this event with anyone before, I just found it very strange; and I haven’t meditated since then, Also for further clarification the ground wasn’t wet, it was summer and had been dry for some time.
Thoughts? Similar experiences with meditation?
I got into meditating and out of it fast (out of laziness/other circumstances) but there was this one time..
I was sitting on a little landing on my stairs, it’s hard to describe in words (I usually draw it as it’s much easier to explain with a visual) it’s like there was a copy of me, my “soul form” if you will, in the same shape as my physical body. Take one point on your body, the tip of you nose for example, it felt like my ‘soul form’ was about half a foot below my physical form. Like straight down. Also felt like the soul form was flexing in size, proportionately shrinking and expanding in comparison to my physical size (which remained as it is)
I wasn’t on drugs or anything, I’d say fairly new to meditating and it really only happened that one time.
When you meditate in formal sessions, you are conserving the chemical energy of your brain by not wasting it on thoughts and sensory distraction. Thus, you become blissful and may experience nonsexual orgasms during meditation sessions, but that ecstasy gradually dissipates after you return to your normal work routine. The feeling of spaciousness and peacefulness continue, but the buzz settles down to a feeling of neutrality and quiet emptiness. There is no eternal orgasm-ecstasy-buzz-bliss possible because any human feeling that has a beginning must also have an end due to the inherent chemical nature of the brain.
@aliwine, What an experience! its that type of meditation and concentration that will take you places you’ve never been. As for the dent in the ground…it makes me wonder if you had kept at it (if at all possible) what would have happened then? Did that “session” of meditation after work feel different in any way before you started to feeling that? It makes me curious if that would ever happen again. Thanks for the story! Dare to be different.
Well just last week I started meditating again, although I’ve had trouble clearing my mind. But I do agree as some as you have said that it’s a hard place to get to. You need to mentally prepare for it, and be ready to let go of all your worries and just be alone with yourself (if that makes sense) not saying a thing at all in your own mind. Since that time I’ve become some what of a worry wart, and I make a lot of “plans” and back up plans. I like to always have control of the things within my grasp, but I finally feel that I can let that go and relax. Life goes through stages I find, and each stage or section of the “roller coaster” requires a different way of approaching things. For a long time I’ve needed to be watching over my back and calculating every move and saving every penny. But all my hard work has finally started paying off and it’s time to repay myself and my soul.
I find meditation is a good way of thanking yourself, the universe and forgiving both yourself and the universe (including those around you) for bad and good times.
Hey Hethens I was meditating and I felt my body slipping. My neck went limp and fell back on its own. Any similar experiences? I was kind of worried about that.
In response to the original poster.. DON’T TRY TO GO TO LOWER DIMENSIONS JUST CLEAR YOUR MIND AND GO UP FROM THERE! :D
Meditation is a gift to clear your mind and I’d hate for you to lose it because of fear.
@aliwine, the real question is, do you want to fall into a lower dimension if it is more strenuous to fly or float to a higher one? That means by focusing on the lower, if you ended up getting there, it would be difficult to get back. I would focus on going up. :)
Meditation will never harm you, it’s best not to be afraid of unknown feelings that come from being in a deep trance state. I’ve had incredible meditation moments around when i first started meditating and i was frightened because i didn’t know what was happening, what would happen from it and how long it would last, so i stopped. I’ve learned that you should always go with it because there are so many feelings that are unknown in normal life that can only be achieved through meditation. It makes sense to be afraid of the unknown but that’s the same fear as being afraid of monsters in the dark, they’re never there.
@aliwine, I meditated for close to an hour once and I lost sense of balance. I felt like i was tilting to the left or right. When I opened my eyes I was straight and hadn’t moved. I also saw this quick light shine on my face like the sun shining on my face real quick. But It was like 3 in the morning and my room was pitch black. I didn’t understand how that had happened.
By the way, this happened the first time I meditated. After that day I believed that meditation really is something. Definitely felt peaceful and relaxed. I meditated that late at night cause I couldn’t sleep.
Anyways, when I meditate I try and blank my mind and just be in silence.
What do you do during meditation?
I’ve only been meditating for about 1.5 months, so I am still not that great at concentrating. I find it best for me to meditate by sitting in my room with the lights off, alone and free from noise. In this one session I was so focused on trying to let go, to free myself of random thoughts, etc. that I was about to give up. As I took a deep breath I tried again, this time trying to truly feel my body – my stomach, my skin, my body’s involuntary movements. After some time, I had THE moment…I felt something incredible – a soft breeze hit me, and I could slowly feel myself getting goosebumps. I could feel the hairs in my skin all over my body crawling up as the breeze kept gently sweeping through, and for a moment, I felt ALIVE. For the first time ever, my mind felt ‘absent’ and all I could do was feel (it’s tough to explain…). This may sound weird and not as amazing as it actually was, but it was so far my best experience while meditating.
Although it wasn’t as deep as ‘being one with the universe’, I certainly felt at peace with my mind and my body. It was a brief moment of complete tranquility; I was so struck back and amazed that I couldn’t help but strike a huge smile as I experienced this, and for those brief seconds, I was blissful. It was a very rewarding experience – if I could feel that again, no matter how long it takes me, it would definitely be worth it.
i was once able to have a full, proper conversation with another voice in my head that cautioned me against my up coming actions. this was a deeply spiritual event for me. i ignored the advice and suffered disastrous consequences. it may have somehow been my own sub-conscious, or something more divine.
Man, I started meditating after I read “Advanced Meditation Techniques” here on HE.
But this was like, two weeks ago.
I wouldn’t say I actually meditate, but TRY to meditate, I really try to focus on my breath and all, but is seems like the more I try to let go of thoughts, the more pissed off my mind gets and more thoughts come…
I’m not going to give up on meditation, but it’s not easy…
Any advice from anyone would be highly appreciated.
This is what i do. I sit down in a comfortable position, close my eyes and do a breathing exercise at first, to start it off. It helps me.
The breathing exercise i do consists of 4 sets of 5 breaths. (all through the nose)
The first 4 breaths are normal in out in out through the nostrils and on the 5th breath you do a deep breath but don’t stress yourself. Keep a constant rhythm. They are supposed to be 20 connected breaths, connected, as in no pauses. Trying to keep a rhythm will help you focus on the breathing.
When you finish just breath normally, sit silently and don’t force anything. Let things be, don’t expect things to happen.
Thoughts will come and go, sometimes you’ll get so into a thought and get lost but just remember to stay conscious and then you’re back. Thoughts will come, let them pass.
Do it more often, get more practice and you’ll get better. You’ll probably realize more things and see deeper truths that you haven’t yet discovered about your self.
@aliwine, Love the journey you have been on, all through from that initial meditation you mentioned by the river, amazing! How’s everything going now? Are you still meditating and finding time to enjoy the connection from it? Was wondering if you had used Vipassana Meditation at all? Can be a great way to gain a deep connection with yourself.
Also wondering how your plans have started paying off so to speak. One of my masters taught me an amazing technique several years ago which I have used regularly ever since. Basically it involves the visualisation through your own eyes of the successful outcome of the event you are working on. You add in all the sounds and feelings, really amp it up so it feels amazing and make sure you are looking through your own eyes within the visualisation. Then step out of your body within the visualisation so that you can see yourself enjoying the successful outcome, this act as a kind of mental elastic band which causes your mind to want to be back in that state, thus causing it to help you create the conditions required for success. It is really powerful and has worked massively well for me!