posted on Jan, 24 2010 @ 01:08 PM
I am TheOneElectric and I would like to share with you all a meditation experience that I had yesterday afternoon from the time of 2:00pm -
Usually when I meditate, I sit and zen. I merely sit and breathe, visualizing nothing and thinking of nothing. Well, yesterday I decided to try
something a little different after considering some advice I received from a poster on ATS. The advice was that once I reached a place of emptiness
through zen I should "listen" to the universe. That is what I did, and I must say, the experience was truly amazing.
As I sat a started to breathe in and out I had to clear my mind of all of the Halo I had been playing with my suitemate from the previous day. That
took quite a while, or so I thought. After clearing my mind and achieving a sense of nothingness, I begin to force a smile upon my face. It took a
while, my face kept jerking the smile in a twitching fashion. Eventually I achieved the smile and begin to truly listen and feel. As I did, I sort of
felt lighter than normal and the experience started to begin.
It seemed as if I was traveling the stars, this I was imagining of course. However, as I was told, I should explore such even if I think it was more
likely than not a fictitious creation of my mind. As I did, I reached a planet or place in which there was green grass with bluish gray rocks and a
blue sky. I stood looking down into a ravine with a raging river and jumped below. As I did this, I thought to myself that I am letting my mind go
into highly unusual morbid territory. I hit the rocks below and turned into a red liquid that reformed into myself in the river. "All is well, you
are safe here" a voice said. "You are one with all" the voice said again. This is when I realized, that I was not creating the voice I heard any
I am not one to usually here things while I meditate, so I simply started to repeat in my head, love and light. I did this for my own protection,
because voices are something that I have no experience with and the source was foreign to me. However, the voice continued "You are one with all". I
then became the water, the grass, the wind, and eventually a large bird whose wings were lofted by the wind underneath it. "You are one with all"
the voice continued to repeat.
I was still under the impression that this aspect of the meditation was still completely in the control of my own imagination gone wild. I dissolved
into nothingness of zen again. This, however, did not last very long. I visualized something in my head. A disc, shining multiple colors, floating
high in a blue sky. I slowly zoomed in on it revealing it to be something akin to a flying saucer. I thought without actively thinking "Release me."
in a commanding way. I repeated myself "Release me" towards the craft. (Note: Sometimes when I usually start my normal Zen routine I
think I receive glimpses of large black eyes, however because of my fascination with UFOs and such I was under the assumption that it is just my
imagination) As I repeated the command flashes of large black oval shaped eyes made there way before me, and I repeated "Release me". My
consciousness then became shifted towards the craft and quickly made its way inside of it. It was, empty as far as I could tell, yet something thing
was there that I could not see. The interior was multi colored and strange. I did not think the command anymore but I projected the feeling associated
with it. Then, it started to begin. It was like my eyes were awake and I was in this completely white area on this weird table that seemed to be made
out of soft white light. It was adorned with another ring of brighter white light. I sat up, and the room was bright and I attempted to place my hand
in front of my face but no hand could be seen. I then achieved the sense of nothingness again.
Now, I was at square one again. I was back to my normal zen so I decided to let my imagination run loose completely. I decided I wanted to see God. I
imagined a bright bright light and felt myself consumed by it. This was, my imagination of course. However, a voice emerged that I had no control
of."Become imbibed in both the light and the darkness. Become one with all" a voice said I can not directly quote this part because I honestly can
not remember it word for word. However, the voice told me that I riddle myself with many questions. I search often and desire many answers. The voice
began to then tell me that even though my suffering is mild that I would, for some reason or another, be blessed with happiness for all of my days. It
then went into a repeat of happiness in various forms....and this is where the true physical sensations began.
Whatever my imagination had started, something else picked up on it. Something out of this world powerful. After the voice finished the light became
overpowering. This, I did not imagine for sure. I felt as if I was not longer merely sitting on my bed in meditation but floating somewhere extremely
high in meditation. The sensations of my physical being was akin to floating impossibly high in the sky. Then, it happened. Imagine being on one of
those roller coasters with the humongous drops. Remember the pressure it puts on your body? That is what happened to me, except that I was pushed
upwards with ridiculous force. The pressure was on my physical, head, neck and back. I actually began to force my neck up straight while meditating in
attempt to try to stand the forces I were subjected to. The source of the forces, I soon found out was the presence of something almost divine. I
could feel nothing but extreme happiness. The entity was a disembodied head of no familiar form with til and purple flames at the side of its face.
Its words I can not remember, but its presence I could barely handle. I slipped in an out of its presence, the pressure coming and going as I did. The
presence of this thing was truly stifling but I kept going back for more. After at lest three shifts in and out, I assumed I lost it and was returning
to zen. However, a pressure built up in between my eyes, nose, and forehead. I then found myself subjected to a similar presence as before, but not as
powerful. I was physically in a field of green under (something similar to) a large bonsai tree. I was still in the lotus position, but my eyes were
now open and I was physically at this place.