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Originally posted by LOBO
Last night, in my meditation, I had what I am calling an "awakening". I played sounds of thunder and rain in the background the entire time, while using a technique I learned in the book "Iron Body Ninja". However, this time I did not use incense. I did various breathing exercises and, once I was centered, had a "vision". I am in a Temple, similar to a cathedral, kneeling in a beam of Light. It is raining outside, and I hear the birds outside as they are trying to escape the rain. My Inner Self is then lifted from my body, and I am flying - out of the Temple, through the rain, out of the atmosphere, ou of our solar system, and past thousands of galaxies and millions of stars. I still hear the rain and birds. As I navigate through this Void, I suddenly see a Light - or THE Light - more clearly than I have ever "seen" it. I see a being emerging from the Light, and I am not afraid - the being is myself, in harmony with the Force. I merge with myself. I travel, more quickly than before, past the stars and planets and galaxies, through the atmosphere of Earth and into the rain, back to the Temple and into my own body.
What came as a surprise to me more than this vision, was that at this moment I literally, physically feel an invisible, warm hand run across my chest, moving the hairs around; and another across my back, resting on my shoulder, filling me with peace and courage. I "look" with my feelings and instincts, and I "see" the owner of the hand on my back: my spirit guide. Again, I feel the hand across my chest, and "look" there, and I know this other entity is my brother, Joel - who perished years ago, when I was very young - then I begin to cry as emotions of sadness, hope, faith, love, humility and peace all flood me.
I then emerge from my meditation at peace, both inwards and with the Multiverse and Force. I kneel and bow forward out of respect for Joel's memory. I begin writing of my Inner Journey...
This is, in my opinion, a sign that I am on the right track to the path of enlightenment. This has given me a new outlook on the way I see the world, because I know what I physically felt wasn't imagined. I'm still trying to decipher the meaning of the vision, and any help would be welcome. Anyway, I'm excited now!
Originally posted by banjoechef
thats like astral voyaging, shamans tend to have journeys like that, or people on crazy halucinogens like dmt or brugmansia, how much meditation did it take to reach that state of concious?
Do you have any pointers or information for people that know nothing on the subject?
Originally posted by Gazrok
Had my first astral trip when I was about 16... The real shocker for me was the silver cord... I always thought that was BS, until I saw it... Weird stuff... Wish I had the free time, while isolated enough to try it more often...
some people find the silver cord imposing but i find it conforting old stories go that if your silver cord is broken then your lost.