Originally posted by argentus
I am going to say something here, OP, and it might be perceived as sounding sarcastic and as I'm poking fun; please believe me that that is not my intention, but I lack a different manner of saying it. Here goes:
I experienced a similar ephiphany, by myself, sitting on the breakers at Santa Cruz in 1981. It felt nearly physical, and I think I recoiled a little bit, drawing my feet out of the water. It came without warning, nor beckoning, and I suddenly felt a distinct part of a greater whole, and thought that I could feel the damage to the processes of the Earth, and simeultaneously, the energies that repaired her and made her whole.
Since that time, I have felt an affinity toward water -- which is no suprise in itself, since I was born and raised always around flowing water -- but I see water, particularly oceans almost as a giant standing battery. It gives, it takes, it exchanges and makes a person better. When I feel less than myself, I float on my back in the sea..... one time a few months ago achieving such peace and relaxation that I actually fell asleep for a few minutes, drifting with the current, my arms behind my head, legs crossed, justing drifting (about 100 yards).
That feeling has never left me that I gained so many years ago. Was it induced or enhanced by an 'altered state'? Perhaps, but it is real, and I feel it still. I hope it stays with you as well. It's a positive life-changing event and nothing is ever mundane and the same.
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[edit on 13-8-2008 by argentus]
EVERYONE oops sorry everyone here if they haven't needs to read the castaneda books. Just wanted to say this before I get into my real post. They are the most useful guide for this world we are living in that I have found and I have been been into spiritual things for a long time.
About water, in these books it says (because many native peoples have discovered this) that water is not just physically water but it is also energetically a conduit or transportation system for your energy body and energy. Not just a physical transportative tool. You can use water to flow to other parts of the earth with your energy body, likewise to other realms . Water is also instrumental in healing and putting a weak or scattered energy body back together. Some days your energy is so sucked dry from stress and negative things the best thing to do is soak your body in cold water and this will solidify you again and make your energy solid again. Water also is useful for seeing but that's another post! So just thought id share that this is probably why you had this experience in water, because it is a very powerful tool. Good luck to everyone on their journey and we will make this existence a better place. ositivity and your thoughts are the key . Because nothing comes into being that doesn't start with a thought.
ps: this is a great thread but maybe it should be in metaphysics or mysterious forums? even though i feel awakened i still love organisation its very useful, afterall we only have a set time in this body. dont waste it!