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Only move your consciousness to locations of awareness, this will cease the eye flutter and the pressure felt from trying to "see" the places your consciousness is visiting... of course you said you set out to have an "observational" meditation and thats exactly what you had... the eyes took it a bit too literal though, nothing to be concerned about at all it's typical.
Close your eyes and place your consciousness someplace on the body; at the same time feel how your eyes slide behind your lids to the location as well? This what you are unconsiously doing, giving rise to the effects you experienced. You can place just the consciousness, with out the other senses following along for the ride, with a little practice. This eventually includes mentation as well.
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It could also be explained that you had conscious awareness while in REM sleep. When meditating you slow your brain waves down to some usually only found during sleep. You may have well been experiencing, muscle memory reacting autonomically to match the other times your brain waves have been in the state. It is a more scientific explaination for what you experienced.
Laying down is a comfortable position but sometimes too comfortable, but if you are maintaining conscious awareness during REM then no worries, keep at it, I suggest placing your mind on one distinct comfortable spot and when it wanders off elsewhere or into thought pull it back to the spot, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the pure awareness mediatation with each rising sensation as you are doing either. The erection no matter the size is a normal response during sleep too; it keeps us males from pissing all over ourselves in our sleep, and a natural reaction to certain releases of feel good chemicals our brain can produce, such as prolactin, seritonin, endorphines etc. if you want to get spritual with it, then it was the second cakra opening up... which would be a natural response with your focus on your forehead and focusing on the crown cakra color which is purple that was arising on it's own.
Many descriptors for the same thing. Depends on which side of the fence you like to look at it on, scientific or as it was described thousands of years ago in India or bridge the two together.
Are these normal and good symptoms during meditation:
So these symptoms arrive after I have started meditation. My vision goes little bit purple and then it goes pitch black. After that my eyes will start to flicker and they try to roll upwards towards my brains. After that my whole body feels like electric sensation which feels really really good. And also I feel this pressure inside my forehead. It feels like my forehead muscles are doing some work. Or there is something activating inside my forehead. I think this is over pretty fast, like in 2 minutes. Especially if my mind starts to wander or I start analyzing it.
So I would really appreciate if anybody can relate to these symptoms and mayby guide me forward
Sincerely: Rhinestone Cowboyedit on 21-9-2013 by RhinestoneCowboy because: (no reason given)edit on 21-9-2013 by RhinestoneCowboy because: (no reason given)
I have the same experiences as you OP. Except that pulsing sensation in the forehead switches from pulsing to vibrations and the funny thing is I can move the sensation anywhere in my body. At first I couldnt move it below my neck line now I pretty much move it anywhere in my body and when I move it to a chakra center I feel it twirling very very strange. Up to this day I still dont know what to do with that sensation so I just have fun with it and I've ask people before what it is but nobody could explain what it is. I've been doing this for couple years now and I've never been injured by it and matter of fact it's very very rare that I get sick. Also I learned with this sensation I can relieve pain/headaches with it.
See if you can move that sensation around I'm curious if anyone else can do this.
...on the right track...but, as another poster has noted, meditation isn't a disease, so they're not 'symptoms'...
Amused to read that (and perhaps they are just being humourous) some feel this might be linked to physical ailment...physical ailment brought on by shutting your eyes and breathing?!...ludicrous and scurrilous talk...
People (on the whole) who practice meditation go through similar sensations (and these are well documented)...nobody has recorded 'tingling' in the left foot, or your eyes rolling to the back of their heads...saliently, rolling upwards...and tingling in the area 'between the eyes'. The pineal is located almost dead centre in the cranium almost in a direct line backwards from the physical eyes.
The colors are subjectively experienced, but common colors are purple and red (purple being an admixture of red and blue, higher on vibrationary scale). Take note of the change in sound...specifically, the dulling or equalisation of 'heard' sound...this is a good sign that you are doing it properly. Falling asleep is not beyond possibility, but signals that you need more sleep.
Snapping, crackling or popping sounds (that are experienced in conscious AT) can also be experienced...they are also a good sign.
You will also feel a 'swaying' of the body (sometimes described as pulsing)...this feels like a physical sensation where the body is actually swaying...
Sounds like you are doing it right. Remember to bob in that ocean...you won't drown (equipped with your own floatation devices)...
Å99edit on 3-10-2013 by akushla99 because: (no reason given)