I would like to share my experience last night, it was one of those times when you look back and think where did all this come from. Sorry if it I
haven’t wrote it to well, I have just woke up and wrote it up so forgive me if anything is unclear...
Last night I was in a deep meditation, during this I started visualising many various concepts that I thought were interesting. I made a mental note
to remember as much as I can before I went to sleep and here I am. I would like to point out that these are just conceptual ideas and need not be seen
as anything else.
So as I began to shift in my state I first started to visualise a forest, at night and pitch black. I was in the forest and I had a lit up torch,
everything was black except the short area the light lit up. The light acted as a way of understanding the world around me, I would point it forwards
to see a tree, or look down and see the grass etc.
This I know is symbolic of my conscious waking state; I was relying on my vision and the light from the torch to guide me through the mysterious
forest. The torch itself was my conscious focus and the large forest being the vast untapped mind/brain.
The significant part is when the visualisation changed, the light of the torch switched off. From then on I felt the feeling of sitting down in that
spot, the sensation of my eyes closing as I was sitting in total darkness. At this point I stopped trying to see, I began to feel and sense my
surroundings. I could hear the sounds of animals, feel the wind against me, and even feel the texture of the moss and twigs where I was sat.
I now see that the light of the torch limited my understanding of the forest, I was so fixated on where I was pointing the light that I missed the
wind, the sounds, the textures and so on. With the light off I realised that I had become part of the entire forest, the wind I felt against me was
also the same wind on the other side of the forest. I could see further and with more clarity the world around me with the torch switched off.
That’s the first thing I learned, now I see that meditation is a way off turning that light we leave on during day. It is a way to perceive the rest
of the forest rather than studying intensely our surroundings which puts us out of focus to everything else like the viewfinder in a camera.
What is around you at this moment? You might say a wall, screen etc... What about 5miles down the road, 500miles down the road? Our consciousness
limits us to the walls we have created.
Back to the meditation; I carried on using this forest and torch analogy and I started to think about the universe as the large forest. We focus on
different parts of the universe (telescopes etc) yet the vast majority is still unknown to us. No matter where we point our torch we will always miss
the rest. With these thoughts I then knew I needed to think about the universe with the lights off.
From this point on I still remember the amazing visuals I started seeing, visuals almost touchable, however one of those things that might be
difficult to explain so please bare with me.
Visualise yourself, then zoom out to the point you can almost see the universe as a lump of mass. Now what is on the outer side of that mass? Where do
you go after this point, perhaps time which is measurable but still not quite as “real” as the physical world around us? I then started to think
beyond time and visualised consciousness as an almost physical body surrounding our universe and time.
I believe the universe is a transition, the further you travel the less physical you become. This last bit I haven’t thought about enough but I
will try to visualise the universe again in my next mediation as I intend to delve deeper into these ideas. Another stray thought was indigenous
people, Native Americans as well as animals, I don't believe they rely on a torch light as we do, being part of nature is part of their meditation
which is why I believe they perceive spirits and things we often consider to be crazy. Perhaps we are the crazy ones, addicted to what is being
edit on 10-9-2011 by OwenGP185 because: Bad spelling...