posted on Nov, 18 2019 @ 04:52 PM
I've been an on-and-off meditator for a few years. I've had some profound experiences with meditation (some of it supernatural), but recently, I've
decided to make meditation a habit (60 minutes a day); and not just any form of meditation, but specifically mantra and sutra meditation. I tend to
make up my own mantras, and my sutras are actually affirmations that I draw from the Bible.
I found that simply repeating a word or phrase during meditation is a great way to dive into a trance, deep and fast. After repeating my mantra, I
would notice that when my mind drifted into thought, it didn't just follow any typical thought trail, but it would go into a full-on waking-state
dream. Then if I would stay with the mantra long enough, I would simply have total sensory blackout...no hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting, touching,
or even recollection of the experience AT ALL. Whenever I would come back, I wouldn't know exactly how long I was under, but it felt like it may have
been a few minutes at a time. I wouldn't feel any different than before going under, I simply was, then was not.
Now that I've had some practice with this, I've noticed that it doesn't take me nearly as much time to reach sensory black-out, but now whenever I
reach blackout, it seems more like a flicker than a blackout; like someone just flashed the light off, and immediately back on again. I cant say for
sure that the duration is any shorter, but it certainly feels shorter.
So my questions for the more experienced meditators here are:
1) What is this blackout state? Why cant I remember experiencing it? Is there a way to become aware while in blackout?
2) Why does it seem like my time in blackout is much shorter now (from a few minutes to a flicker)?
I want to make it clear, that I know for a fact that the blackout is not sleep. I don't get sleepy during meditation. In fact, I actually have to
meditate at least 3-4 hours before bedtime because it tends to energize me so much that I cant sleep.