RE: [Meditation Society of America] My Journey into Meditation
- Hi Ralph, I just had to reply because of what you said about the brow chakra. I too think that I am aware of this (whatever it is). I don't think my attainments or experiences are as advanced as yours, but I often feel an intense pressure between my eyes while meditating. However, it doesn't exactly pulsate as yours does. It's more of a constant sensation. It does however seem to ebb and flow at a very slow rate, every five minutes or so, so I guess you could say it does pulsate. I wonder if I really am effecting something here or if it is just a product of wishful thinking and an intense imagination. But I always try to get the pressure because it has a relaxing and absorbing quality.-----Original Message-----Hi
From: rafoil38 [mailto:BANDSTAND54@...]
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 6:18 PM
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] My Journey into Meditation
I just became aware of this group and this is my first post.I once
read a book by Maxwell Maltz called PSCHO-CYBERNETICS which basically
taught how to relax your body by concentrating on one body part at a
time.Then you could silence your mind without the body as a
hindrance.I eventually went on to chants,chakras kundalini you name
it.I settled on an ohm tape playing, incense burning at times and an
imagined point of focus.I did this for about 5 years and rarely
missed a day.Man I was dedicated!I would open with a prayer and an
imagined white light for spiritual protection.After sometime past, I
could just lie down and immediately I had no awareness of my body and
I only had a sense of being.I would see pastel green clouds in a
violet backgroud.Eventually the green would disappear and the
remaining violet would turn to orchid.I would experience an intense
sensation as if I was on some strong narcotic.Sometimes there was
sexual arousal which proved to be a distraction to me.
My most memorable experience was during a very blissful meditation
when I was seeing orchid and feeling the best I can remember ,I had
the thought...I WISH THE WHOLE WORLD FELT LIKE THIS RIGHT NOW.
At that very second I saw a pure white light with my eyes closed and
I felt I was everywhere at once and flying at the same time.
The sensation was so intense I could not sustain it and brougt myself
out of it.I never saw that white light again or had that intense an
experience.That was maybe 20 years ago.
During that period my brow chakra started to pulsate and to this day
I can activate that sensation by focusing on it.I am not aware of
anything extraordinary that occurred after the activation except it
tends to relax me.I would love to hear from anyone who has this
sensation between their eyes.
When I became a student of Guru Bawa he taught by thinking the name
of God with every breath you are in a constant state of meditation.
So instead of 20 minutes a day,it becomes 24 hours.
A great teacher once said..."Make your like a meditation and the
world your prayer mat."
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- Hi rcarter:When I first attained this sensation I tried to get information.I read books on chakras and opening of the third eye.Not everyone agreed on what was taking place.So,that did not help me much.Somebody who claimed to be gifted saw a snake coming out of my forehead which was supposed to represent vision beyond the five senses.I am not clairvoyant or possess any so called psychic abilities I am aware of.Sometimes when I was in meditation and the pulsation began it would spread like a pressure band around my head; then once in a while I got the feeling the top of my head opened up.I believe this was the crown chakra.Now that is a cool thing to experience.But here I am many years later a student trying to pay attention in class.RegardsR.
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> Hi rcarter:read books
> When I first attained this sensation I tried to get information.I
> on chakras and opening of the third eye.Not everyone agreedon what was taking
> place.So,that did not help me much.Somebody who claimed tobe gifted saw a
> snake coming out of my forehead which was supposed torepresent vision beyond
> the five senses.I am not clairvoyant or possess any so calledpsychic abilities
> I am aware of.it would spread
> Sometimes when I was in meditation and the pulsation began
> like a pressure band around my head; then once in a while Igot the feeling the
> top of my head opened up.I believe this was the crownchakra.Now that is a
> cool thing to experience.in class.
> But here I am many years later a student trying to pay attention
>Hint : Rather than focusing on the by-products which are the
bodily sensations ------ let that drop away and simply relax into
the State of Consciousness which is coming to the forefront......
in focusing on the by-product one simply slows down the
process and sustains a divisionary experience ......
let go of the barriers and simply Allow Awareness to be, rather
than an "I" that is mentally holding onto an experience .........