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originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
I've been playing around with breathing meditation on and off for some months now. I love the sense of peace that it instills in my mind, but I also find it very laborious, and I often find myself wondering how much longer before my 25 minute timer goes off. This is the main reason why I find it difficult to meditate on a daily basis.
Today, I decided to try and find a way to break through to another level of meditation. I started my regular breathing meditation, and started contemplating what I desired from the experience. I want to look beyond our world, and experience a conscious superposition of the physical world and the spiritual world. Then, as I sat in silence, I remembered a subtle experience I had about 15 years ago:
I was sitting in a room, with a fly-swatter in hand. The room was silent, and I was bored. When I sit in silence, I always hear a faint whining sound in my ear. I've heard it all my life. Its almost like tinnitus, but not usually noticeable (I've had acute tinnitus before). Then I noticed that as I waved the metal fly-swatter around, I could hear what sounded like the phase shift in the whining sound. Its like my ears or maybe my brain had the capability to perceive some form of EM radiation, as if I were hearing it.
So, while I sat in silent meditation, I decided to focus less on my breathing, and more on finding that ground state frequency. It was not difficult to find, so I then focused on amplifying it in my mind. Within the remaining 10-15 minutes of my initial 25 minute session, it really felt like my body was dissolving. I knew the locations of my hand and feet, but I couldn't feel them. It was as if the standing waves that held my atoms together where unwinding.
This is a new level for me. I can't wait to explore it further. It didn't feel mentally laborious, or boring. It felt like I was rediscovering my natural state of existence.
When I came back to "reality", it was like I was experiencing everything again for the first time...as if knowledge and experience had been disconnected during the meditative state, and reconnected afterwards.
Is this technique new? Surely someone else has used it and had a similar experience.
I would like to hear your personal experiences, tips, and/or theories.