What is this trance? Did I interrupt something I shouldn't have?

2 years, 1 month ago

I’m at a bit of loss to whats going on with me…So I’m recently in a relationship and things are going great, but now I’m starting to not feel myself so allow me to explain.

It’s been about 2 months I’ve been practicing meditation and 3 months I’ve been with my partner. My partner introduced me to meditation awhile later after we hitted it off. He made me wonder about things I would never think of, opened my mind to a different dimension of understanding things. So ever since then I’ve been practicing on his side of beliefs which I’m curiously getting into and not only that but also clearing my mind. And being more aware and such with my surroundings.

So here’s the thing that I’m baffled about. This week we went hiking and he decided to bust out his headphones. I looked at him and asked why he decided to bring them, but he started to say, ‘It’s ok, I’ll leave them, we can talk’. So I curiously asked, ‘Why did you want to bring them and ignore me like I’m not here when you could’ve gone hiking alone?’. He replied, ‘I wanted to be in a trance…to find answers for my sister’s trial coming up.’. Being a Gemini, I tried furthering my curiosity and communication on that matter of a trance & his situation but the convo didn’t go far from there.

That dialogue we had baffled me in total confusion which I can’t comprehend with.

Am I missing a notion on trance to understand what he’s going through?
What is it with trance that I don’t know about based on this situation?

December 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

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Profile photo of littlefoot littlefoot (@littlefoot) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

I’m just as lost as you are. I know there are times when I just want to put in my headphones and ignore the world, but it’s generally a ten-minute introvert break type deal, not… a hiking trip… huh. Sorry

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Profile photo of Learn&Love Learn&Love (@awildkyle) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

Sometimes when people want to focus on thinking about something they go into their own little world. This can be induced by silence, isolation, music, walking, meditation or many other things. He probably enjoys your company and wanted to go hiking with you, but for part of it he thought he might concentrate on thinking about the trial. I think his word choice of “trance” might be throwing you off a little, from what I can gather he was probably just looking to focus his thoughts for a while. A hike can be a great way to do this, and it does help sometimes to have someone with you so that you can bounce ideas off each other or talk about something else when you want to.

As for you not feeling yourself I’m not really sure what you mean, like just from this incident or ever since you started seeing him and meditating? It could be that you are progressing into a newer version of yourself, which would be understandable from what you’ve said about opening up your mind and perception of things. Though maybe uneasy or overwhelming at times I would guess this change is for the better.

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Profile photo of minnaloushe minnaloushe (@minnaloushe) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@awildkyle, well said. Trance is also a journey we can take for answers, not really knowing what to expect but shifting into other spaces through our own best means of ritual.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@lesterdeguzman, when you practise the likes of meditation or astral projection you reach a trance like state. You feel separate from your body and can focus solely on your thoughts. I get a clear perspective on things, gain new ideas, and have had one complete epiphany moment. Just keep practising and you’ll get there too, and then you can share these experiences. Don’t be frustrated by him having these moments, he is ultimately just trying to find the truth within himself.

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Profile photo of LesterJohn LesterJohn (@lesterdeguzman) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@siantastic, but how can one find truth within himself when in his scenario he wanted to “find answers” for his sisters trial. Seems kinda crazy but in my perspective it sounds like he enters these “trance” to talk to a humanbeing like or voice with some high power hiatus to get answers for future events or whatever. I start to think that because he told me awhile ago if I believed in angels, I told him no but if I ever experience encountering such things then I will. He’s said he’s talked to one but I nonchalantly brushed that off my mind. It’s still in my subconscious cause he’s mentioned it and its peeked my curiosity but can you reach that level with a trance? Or am I trippen

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@lesterdeguzman, I can’t speak for your partner, but it will probably help him gain perspective on that situation, and be able to deal with different outcomes better. Like I said I can’t speak for him, have you tried asking him what answers he thinks he will get?

And yes you can reach that level in a trance. I haven’t personally, yet, all I can hear is my own voice, and I give myself answers as if I’d always known. I have no doubt he has encountered a higher being whilst being in a trance. I guess it’s how you interpret it. Some think it’s a part of themselves, others think it is a different entity completely.

You really should try talking to him more about it. I think he will be able to answer a lot of your questions.

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

I’m like that. People around me makes it hard to delve far into thought. I like to spend a lot of time alone, thinking. So when I’m with people, It’s a matter of time before I need to disconnect and reflect, lest I start getting agitated at the person as if they’re doing me a wrong

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

I have this one friend who talks my ears off. I fucking hate him but I love the kid.

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Profile photo of josephm josephm (@josephm) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

human interaction = π
π = 3 things fitting perfectly together for a perfect infinite cycle

mind – how you virtually map rationalized decision making for yourself
body – how you are physically controlling your body
path – What you are connecting your essence to evolve

human interaction consists of co-movement between you and your interaction with other divine souls. when on the same frequency, movement is bi-linearly. thought processes coincide, and the rationalized decision making process is shared between the two divine essences creating one path once the mind-body-and soul of the two divine beings are counter-meditative. if space and time are an illusion, then just using your mind you can create the same neuro-pathways as you could standing right next to the person. @lesterdeguzman,

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Profile photo of LesterJohn LesterJohn (@lesterdeguzman) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@danfontaine, hahah brutally honest

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Profile photo of LesterJohn LesterJohn (@lesterdeguzman) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@josephm, you lost me at pie. Isn’t that a formula that equals 3.14? Rather than depths in people….

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Profile photo of josephm josephm (@josephm) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@lesterdeguzman, life is an equation. use a calculator? or show your work. im relating pi to the human role in the equation and how it needs to interact to reach infinite. ∞ > π but if we are π then what does it take to equal ∞

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Profile photo of LesterJohn LesterJohn (@lesterdeguzman) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@josephm, i had to re-read your first comment a couple of times to understand…so the jist of it is, if you can interact with people and create that one path with one another, can you do that with just yourself? Shouldn’t that equal infinite

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Profile photo of josephm josephm (@josephm) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@lesterdeguzman, everyone has their own attainable trance state that they strive for. some are social situations, some are clear thinking, some are clouded thinking, and a lot of modern taught trance states are that of physical exercise. with headphones in you are in your own world, and allows people(me) to meditate a lot more efficiently while outdoors.

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Profile photo of josephm josephm (@josephm) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@lesterdeguzman, you cant do it with just yourself, pun intended.

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Profile photo of Tony Tony (@illusionofgaia) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

he probably just wanted to relax and listen to music for a while by himself and think, i don’t think he meant a literal trance, just a metaphor for how he wanted to zone out and think

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