posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 01:11 PM
Well, try to remember that the mystic or shamanic experience is often perceived as a death of "you," who you think you are, in order for "You,"
who you really are, to be born. It IS a terrifying thing because up to this point "you" are the only thing you have experience of, and there is to
be a letting go of that for the "unknown."
Also, I would remember that those "zombie like" humans that glowed are being interpreted by your "self" or your mind, which fears annihilation.
They could have as easily been serene if interpreted by someone not fearful of becoming that. Think of the face of the Buddha for instance, nearly
expressionless, not showing pleasure or pain, but something quite neutral, peaceful. Because the "self" fears death, it could very well color those
glowing humans as something negative.
The mind or the ego interprets merging into a "oneness" as a loss of individuality, a loss of the self or identity. Many people assume that that
would be bad, and they would become a faceless nameless drone (zombie) in a collective. But that is "oneness" seen through the mind, which is dual,
where "you" are either something or nothing. The enlightenment experience shows you non-duality, wholeness, completeness. You do not become
"nothing in a greater something," you are both "you" and "everything that is" simultaneously. You are not trading yourself, your identity for
nothingness, (which is what the mind assumes) you are trading your "self" for "all that is-ness." Which includes your "self" and all other
selves as well.
You dont lose "you" you just gain everything that "you" are not. You do not become less, you become infinitely more.