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posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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I am generally curious where this came from. Was it perhaps done in ancient times, or maybe still to this day in secretly?
Perhaps it just came from the "feeling" you get sometimes when you meditate, A floating loose sensation. A sense of floating.

what are your thoughts? shed some light on this please. thanks




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posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:01 AM
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I strongly believe it's the feeling of floating, not actually floating.

It's more sensible that way.

Imagining someone levitating while meditating has two factors in it, to why it's unreasonable.

1) Gravity.
2) What purpose would levitating while meditating serve.



posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:03 AM
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I think it comes from the fact that some people have very vivid imaginations and sometimes get reality confused with dreams and ideas in their mind. Not that there is anything wrong with that.



posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:07 AM
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Anything is possible...Anything



posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 12:09 AM
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How does one meditate? I've always been curious to try. I guess that means "google time".



posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 04:46 AM
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An oldschool Yogi trick of "levitation" was done by balancing on a specially shaped staff that had a slight bend in it right where your hip rests on the staff and your hand holding the staff keeps it levered into your body. I saw a vid once of a guy who was doing this and he'd stand there with his staff, and with apparently little effort, pull both feet up into full lotus and just hover there. The weight was on his hip and his hand balances the whole deal.

Staff levitation is a feat in itself in that you need balance and strength, as well as being able to just pull your legs up into lotus.

I've also seen on several occasions some highly advanced martial artists claim to use chi to change the weight on the scale they were standing on. They'd stand on the scale and basically be able to change it's reading at will by a few pounds.

I bet the yogi staff trick was in large part responsible for a lot of myth, and while i've seen people use some mechanism to alter their weight by a few pounds, i've never seen anyone just levitate with chi energy. If someone can do it he/she probably isn't posting it on youtube though, and probably lives in cave in the Himalayas and spends 20 hours a day practicing levitating. He probsbly never told anyone he can do it either on the grounds that nobody ever asked "Hey, can you levitate?".

When i meditate i float, but not in the sense that i hover above the physical ground, but more of the attainment of a state that's like floating in zero g, not relative, because if you detach there's nothing to stand on and to let go of everything means you float in Mu. It's important to detach even from your own physical being, and the effects of the physical world upon it. Think of floating as total sensory deprivation that happens within, you shut off every sense and you'll float.

Don't worry of you don't physically fly around the room, i've seen people who think they actually do that, and they claim that their "energy" gets them in the air, but basically they're jumping off the ground in full lotus with a powerful upper body snap and leveling out, kind of like bunnyhopping on a bike. They say they just meditate until they're launched in the air, but i think it's like when i meditate on an activity like biking or skating, i'll have the same reaction. It's more of an involuntary muscle movement than the fact that i think myself into the air.

Nonetheless it's still a feeling that you're being involuntarily tossed in some direction involuntarily, and there is a feeling of a surge of energy when that happens, a tingling, a building up, charging, and then release, but i know that personally that's due to the fact that i meditate while biking or skating, so when i do it while at rest, my mind forgets to not send the signal for the proper action. To me it feels good, even though i get occasional sprains or pulled muscles it does provide an energy spike of some sort and i suspect a good shot of adrenaline and other endorphins, because i kinda get a little "fix" from it. (I'm addicted to adrenaline and endorphins
).

But, i'd probably say that yeah, floating like a vegas magician isn't what floating is supposed to mean, but floating through existence is more on target with the goal of floating meditation.

That said, if you can meditate and physically hover, post it on youtube, i wanna see it!

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posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 05:00 AM
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When my little brother was perhaps ten or eleven he went to camp out in a friend's back yard. He claims that during the night he had to get up to pee and saw one of his friends floating about six inches above the ground. Yet he went back to sleep like nothing happened. Maybe they were all under some kind of spell or ET influence.

I have often thought, because I get the urge to fly frequently when I get near the edge of high objects, that we could fly if we did not believe in gravity. I think if I had kids I would give them the sensation of flying frequently by holding them up in the air. And I would also tell them that they could fly whenever they wanted to and I would not be upset.



posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 07:00 AM
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I have often thought, because I get the urge to fly frequently when I get near the edge of high objects, that we could fly if we did not believe in gravity. I think if I had kids I would give them the sensation of flying frequently by holding them up in the air. And I would also tell them that they could fly whenever they wanted to and I would not be upset.

Our beliefs surely can stop us from doing things that are otherwise very do-able; however, what you want to teach your kids could have serious consequences if one day they take your advice and launch themselves off of a roof.
I am all for positive thinking, but in this case kind of not worth the risk, don't you think?



posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
When my little brother was perhaps ten or eleven he went to camp out in a friend's back yard. He claims that during the night he had to get up to pee and saw one of his friends floating about six inches above the ground. Yet he went back to sleep like nothing happened. Maybe they were all under some kind of spell or ET influence.

I have often thought, because I get the urge to fly frequently when I get near the edge of high objects, that we could fly if we did not believe in gravity. I think if I had kids I would give them the sensation of flying frequently by holding them up in the air. And I would also tell them that they could fly whenever they wanted to and I would not be upset.


yea i was reading a book recently, a quantum physicist book. Anyways, it proved a good point. IT SAID that gravity is everywhere, it pulls everything down with a great force. But take for instance a feather, a gentle finger can lift it (an opposing force) and it is no longer bound to gravity.
A feather is super light, but it feels "heavy" if you think about it, gravity wise.
I feel torn, i dont think we can float when we meditate (like yoda does in star wars, or dr. manhattan in watchmen) but a part of me says..>WHY NOT!?
what makes us say we cant? everyone else...
theres all kinds of mircales going on everyday, that define our logic and science.
Some lady recently had cancer she took NO MEDICINE AT ALL nothing, zero, zilch.
The only thing she did was listen/watch/be around things that were ALWAYS LAUGHING, always watching comedy movies, ALWAYS laughing...
6 months later she went back ALL of the cancer was gone. EVERY SINGLE bit of it, and it never came back.
amazing...if i asked THAT QUESTION..."can laughing cure my cancer 100%?"
the answer would of course be NO! lol
i think the only thing that really holds us back is....US...
not saying im gonna go float now lol, just saying maybe when we (like u state) break the thought of, gravity....perhaps we can do anything.
dunno....
i guess i was just wondering if it was ever seen/recorded/foretold in a long long time ago lol.

interesting about the staff meditation as well, never heard of that.



posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 10:01 AM
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As I was reading the above post I was thinking about dreams - how easy it is to float or glide just above the ground in one's dreams. It happens all the time to me in my dreams. It feels so real and it feels really easy to do.

I do believe that it is possible but hard as hell and requiring enormous concentration in the awake but meditative state. It would have to involve channeling or coralling energy to work against gravity. It might even have something to do with focusing on the vast emptiness between the atoms instead of the heaviness of our bodies.

...just thoughts.



posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 10:13 AM
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"There is no spoon"

With all the potential energy in the human body, there is no reason to think that someone who spends years learning how to focus that energy cant do it. It would surprise me more if it has never happened.

Why haven't we seen it then?

I guess to reach that level of conscious awareness, you would be a pretty humble and reclusive person. I mean you spend 30 years of your life in a monastery meditating, you start levitating, and your next step is putting it on you tube?



posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by bringthelight
"There is no spoon"

With all the potential energy in the human body, there is no reason to think that someone who spends years learning how to focus that energy cant do it. It would surprise me more if it has never happened.

Why haven't we seen it then?

I guess to reach that level of conscious awareness, you would be a pretty humble and reclusive person. I mean you spend 30 years of your life in a monastery meditating, you start levitating, and your next step is putting it on you tube?



EXACTLY!!!!
wow that little quote "there is no spoon"
i remember watching this movie a bit high, and it FINALLY hit me what it meant. THATS WHAT I HAVE BASICALLY BEEN THINKING.

gravity...there is no gravity, there is gravity because it is in our mind...nothing more it makes itself present when we MAKE IT PRESENT.

if you ever read the secret, another thing has happened to me. and most likely to all of you

think of something you want next time, something you desire whatever it might be.
NOW I PROMISE AND ASSURE YOU....within the next few days/weeks/months you will see that item or whatever it is EVERYWHERE. it will surround you and be ALL AROUND YOU...the universe knows you WANT IT, so its giving it to you...it doesn't understand about money, and system of humans (money buying etc.)
for example i want an olds chool jeep badly...weird i know but i really want one lol.

the past 3 months i have RARELY RARELY SEEN a 1980-90's jeep on the road. and now literally they are EVERY WHERE around me.
just yesterday i told my girlfriend when we were driving to dinner. i PROMISE AND BET YOU, we will see at least 3-4 jeeps on the way.
its interesting cause she never seen any either, UNTIL i desired and wanted one...now we see them all the time...>TOGETHER<

my point being is...whatever you want i believe you can achieve, its just how much you want it you know?

THERE IS NO SPOON...
are feeble minds need to UNDERSTAND things, we cant just let them be...so we create gravity to "HOLD US DOWN"
lol
sorry went off a bit topic there but yea



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 05:33 AM
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I think you were still right on topic. The universe works in amazing ways. Ive used the jeep analogy a few times on this board..especially in the NOW thread. Focusing on anything will start to bring more of it into your life. Usually people have to get the jeep first and then they will start to see them all over the road, but if you are seeing them now im sure it wont be long before you have one! I love the older jeeps too, they are very cool looking.

The mind is far more powerful than most people realize and really...ANYTHING is possible.





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