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?
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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, that seems like it might help you return to the state of mind you found when everything seemed to change. No matter what happens, go in with an open mind. Don’t feel disheartened if you don’t sink 3” into the ground again. Go in willing to reach that place you once found, no matter whether there is proof to be had. I will be eager to hear your journey.
@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.
That’s awesome :D I have had some weird experiences too when meditating. I’ve had several astral projections which have led me to question the crap out of my everyday experiences. Lol.
Also, I’m glad you found this website. We’re all into this stuff :)
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.
@lytning91, it takes time. I used to be really good at it when I was 15-16, but then it got scary so I stopped doing it for a while. Now I’m getting back into it.
Oh, and that isn’t my dog. I have a chihuahua, but not that one. I found it online and fell in love with it. Hahah.
@tigerturban, I will give it a shot! I like to be outside when I meditate. And it’s currently raining a whole lot where I live. But once my busy life holds out a little bit I will try to find that me time to calm my mind and soul.
@aliwine, Having a separate room used exclusively for meditation can be very helpful. It is possible to build up a vibration in a room so that the moment you enter it your mind becomes silent and ready for deep meditation.
Jiddu Krishnamurti. A dry, publicly humorless, enlightened man who was uniquely lovable. His powerful vibrations can still be felt at the Krishnamurti Library and Study Center at Ojai, California. http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/index.php