Originally posted by intelligenthoodlum33
reply to post by Bluesma
Thanks for sharing Bluesma. Would you mind giving a little detail about your strange experiences and how meditation helped? Any info would be
appreciated as I am new to this and as curious as a cat.
Well, it's a bit embarrassing, I don't share this too much with people. "Strange experiences" when I was little were things like having a
conversation with a deer once- only realizing afterwards that that is impossible. It was only when I was young that something like that could happen
spontaneously without my mind immediately jumping in to stop it and proclaim it impossible.
Later, when I moved to another country, where I could not speak the language, I ended up being very isolated for many years. I spent my time hiking
and walking in nature alone for the most part. Always having a habit of meditating from a very young age, I took to doing it in the middle of the
forest often. It was during those times that I started to gain awareness of consciousness all around me. It was a vague general awareness.
I began to have experiences with animals in the forest, in which they would become curious about me and come to me, watch me and I felt their
consciousness sort of « scanning » my own. I began to pick up images, sounds, like flashes of memory, but that were not my own. For example some
animals upon seeing me would have images of other humans flit through, sometimes hunters, their dogs....I could percieve the process through which
their mind was working.
In those instances, I had simply been receptive and allowed them access, I wondered if I could be an active force in such a communication. I began to
experiment, with many different animals, sort of projecting my thoughts towards them. I had some very aggressive reactions. A dog which almost
attacked me, a horse that suddenly went nutso while tied up and pretty far from me physically. Wolves at a zoo that suddenly all turned towards me and
started to act like I was threat, slinking down and rushing together keeping their eyes on me. This time, a child was standing near me and asked her
mother "What's wrong with them, mommy?"
She answered, "They're afraid of that lady." (me). It was poignant because it was the first time I had someone else confirm the effects I had been
seeing! I hadn't moved at all, was just silently standing there. I hadn't told anyone else about my experiments, and wondered if I wasn't seeing
connections where there wasn't.
Anyway, I continued to experiment, spent lots of time out in the forest, and began to have a much more complex understanding of the consciousness
around me and at times recieved "teaching" from the life around, including plants! I learned that this kind of communication was thought of as an
original language by some, because it does not include words, only the transfering of sensual memory that all kinds of life has access to. Conscious
exchange must be done respectfully and willingly and some life forms have no more interest in communicating with humans than some humans have in
communicating with them. It is not because you wish to share with an animal that it will be open to that. Forcing oneself upon them mentally is akin
to mental rape.
But ones tendancy to be mentally receptive and open is a strong factor in their willingness, and their curiosity.
It is as if, you make yourself available for them to check out first, and they can determine whether they wish to open based upon what they pick
The intellectual complexities we may have in mind they don’t always « get »- but they always get the truth of things. Meaning, we come up with
complex rationalisations and confabulations for urges, intents, desires and choices, but the deeper reasons they get because they are based in very
sensual and physical mechanisms they can understand.
In other words, you can lie to yourself, but you can’t lie to an animal. And the more closed you are, the more they assume you have a reason for
trying- you must be a predator on the hunt.
Meditation was a tool for me in learning that skill of quieting the mind, and being receptive. Now I have a few animals, live in a rural area where I
am around them a lot, and work training horses. I do not tell people about this communication. I know it sounds woo-woo, and I wouldn’t believe it
either, if I didn’t experience it and the very real outward effects of our exchanges every day.