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User: maharet1983
Date: 2006-10-27 20:23
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Midterms are next week, life is a nightmare,and I haven't made or had much time for meditation. Actually, I almost scared a couple of classmates to death this past Wednesday---_I'd been up for about three days (yay, insomnia!), and I almost passed out in the library. My writing teacher was very concerned, and she sent me home for the day. Much REM has been had over the last 48 hours, though I had a bit of a stomachache this morning.


And I know this has almost nothing to do with anything relevant here, but I'm just explaining why I haven't been posting as usual.
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dayconoto posting in Share Your Meditation Experiences Once a Week
User: dayconoto
Date: 2006-10-24 22:30
Subject: 16 hour meditation results
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well i know that i have not poasted lately however i am now.
well yesterday i staarted to meditate and went right in to a past memory of my first mateing with my mate. now i will not go in to detales for obvios reasons. any how back to the story after the memory ended i relised that my parents were looking at me worried beacouse i had not moved an inch in 16 hours. and in sisted that i go to the doctor for a cat scan mri whatever it is. i guess theay thought i was have ing a seasure or something
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Lindsay posting in Share Your Meditation Experiences Once a Week
User: dragonzuela
Date: 2006-10-17 22:32
Subject: OmHolo Class
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Mood:unwellunwell
Summary: Sorry baby, but I've had better.

So tonight I took a class on "Tripping Out Without the Drugs." The technique used is called OmHolo and involves holotropic breathing. I think the point is to hyperventilate until you've changed your brain chemistry. And don't forget the trance music.

I think my first sign that something was wrong was when we went around the room saying why we were taking the class. The instructor looked disappointed when I mentioned spiritual exploration.

So we stretched out and rotated around our chakras a bit, then he taught us some different breating techniques. Then it was time to lie down and breath with the music. There wasn't any shielding involved, so I did that on my own, already not trusting what was going to happen. Once we started breathing fast my head started hurting. Then that gave way to my hands tingling in an intense and uncomfortable way. He was telling people at this point that tingling was to be expected. Overall I became pretty darn uncomfortable. My gut instinct was telling me to get the hell away from this crackpot, so I gave it a little more time and then sat up (with some difficulty as my body was already messed up). After he finished tending to another student he asked me how I was doing and I said I felt very uncomfortable. I took his suggestion of lying on my side and taking some slower breaths. I was still shaking a lot through the rest of the session because I was so messed up.

Then we had a very brief hypnosis/meditation sequence. We were told to see our higher selves, and mine was a five-pointed yellow star with four tentacles. I'm used to imagery that doesn't always make sense (and I figure being otherkin means that there are aspects of my spirit that I just can't understand as a human). So then we went back in time to seek an answer to a question. So then I was a toddler tending to some plants in the woods behind my house. My "higher self" may have changed to a bottle at that point. I saw a lot of the lady's slipper orchids that I've been reading so much about lately. My mind was cluttered with thoughts. I was composing my cynical post at the same time as I was trying to see if I could get anything else out of the visualization.

Relating this to the Tom Brown stuff, though, the part of the woods that I ended up in tonight corresponds to the part of the woods I'd go to in my mind if I were trying to time travel Tom Brown style. (That probably makes no sense...)

Then we were done. It was time to share experiences, which he was recording as testimonials. I spun mine almost as positively as I could. The instructor said something about how I had pushed myself to the edge. Other people seemed to have a good time, so I guess it works for some. Maybe the fact that I'm not athletic is connected somehow to how much I hated breathing quickly like that.

Back to the Sacred Silence for me- better trance, don't have to worry about giving myself an aneurism.
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Lindsay posting in Share Your Meditation Experiences Once a Week
User: dragonzuela
Date: 2006-10-07 16:17
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I was feeling kind of low yesterday, so I meditated in the library before studying. It made me feel calm and happy and relieved some back pain, yet when I was done my heart was still racing and I wasn't able to focus. However, I'd been helping with a lab cleanup that morning, so maybe I was exposed to a little bit of something, like acrylamide, that was messing with me neurologically. I'd also had a teeny bit of champaigne with my labmates, although I usually don't drink at all. I didn't think alcohol could make a person's heart race, though.

Today I had a very successful meditation. I'd been studying in the park and was ready for a break, so I went over to sit by a tree and meditate. The tree that I was drawn to turned out to be, according to a little plaque, an elm that was raised in a nursery back in New Hampshire, so it was nice that I discovered that little connection to home. I found a comfortable way to sit, got myself relaxed, freed my mind of distractions, and shielded. At that point I was able to open my eyes without looking at anything, and was able to continue from there with my eyes open. I did a little astral/Medicine Place and was actually able to keep it as vivid as usual with my eyes open. As a dragon I flew over the water and tried to see what I could of my reflection. My torso was more slender than I expected. I came in closer to look at my face- what was funny was that the feeling of recognition of my own face outweighed any details that I could make out. I could tell I was smiling, anyhow.

Coming to when my eyes were already open must have looked funny to anyone who happened to be watching. I went from just sitting there, expressionless, to blinking, stretching, and looking around.

Ah, I'll be out of town next weekend, but maybe I'll post something before or after. The week after, I'm hoping to take a class on "Tripping Out Without the Drugs," so that should give me something interesting to talk about.
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User: kazikie
Date: 2006-10-04 18:37
Subject: Meditation
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Ok I guess it's my turn to post something. I usually meditate ever other night. One thing I have notest during that time is that I am becoming increasing awair of my surroundings. When one is in that state, not only are they focused on what is going on in there minds. But they also become awair of what is going on around them. One can hear sounds more clearly, one can smell things from futher away. They may even see things more clearly. But that depends on if they can meditate with their eyes open.

I guess now I must talk a little of what I have seen in my meditation. I am mostly trying to learn more about my past life. I am becoming awair of symbles the clan I was a part of used. We used them to do our magic. Mostly for healing but it is quite intersting. I am also tring to learn more about my family. Namily my mother. I don't remember much but I do rememberr that she was a magic user.

Well I guess that it for now. Thanks for listing.
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User: maharet1983
Date: 2006-10-02 22:14
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I had a rough experience in meditation class today, a very 'Li Mu Bai' type of thing, and that's all I'm going to say about it. I wonder how oftn people who meditate sometimes 'see' things that they really don't like. I can't be the only one, but it's soooo rare that I hear anything but good about experiences with meditation.
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dayconoto posting in Share Your Meditation Experiences Once a Week
User: dayconoto
Date: 2006-10-02 17:54
Subject: patterns
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durring my medditations the past few weeks. i have noticed that the human rase is in its way to self enilation. thrue war. like wwI and wwII and now i beleve we are now witinising the start of wwIII
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Lindsay posting in Share Your Meditation Experiences Once a Week
User: dragonzuela
Date: 2006-09-30 20:59
Subject: out with a tree
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Music:Howard Shore - Foundations Of Stone
Eight hours late with the post... oh well. I suppose I can forgive myself.

I meditated on Thursday night to chill out before going to bed. I'd been procrastinating about a research proposal that I need to get ready (read: homework) so after a few breaths I was actually ready to jump back up and write an outline of all my thoughts on the proposal. Then I was ready to sit back down and meditate for real. I got into the Sacred Silence and felt pretty good (no vertigo this time) but was too tired after that to astral, so I just took my shower and contentedly went to bed.

Had lab meeting the next morning, and I knew I had to talk to the group for a couple minutes. (Talking in front of groups in general doesn't bother me to much- sometimes in normal conversation it can be hard for me to get a word in, and it's nice to have undivided attention every once in awhile- but I'm still trying to gain acceptance in this lab so that I might be allowed to do my thesis there, and I also wanted their feedback on my research proposal.) I had a little caffeine in me so that was not helping with the anxiety. I thinked the meditation from the previous night did help though, because I was repeatedly able to calm myself down a bit with breathing. Then we ran out of time and I didn't get my chance to talk XD

Then this afternoon I tried to meditate but was having trouble because I was worried that my boyfriend might be upset about something. And I think it was confounded by this icky unwholesome feeling that I get when I sit around like a bum on the weekends. So I took a walk to the park to burn some of that off, and it helped quite a bit. I walked around barefoot, then stood leaning against a tree as inconspicously as I could, and went through the SS again. I didn't go further with it, but hey, I was able to meditate standing up with my eyes intermittently open. I also had the nice sensation of the life force in the tree and everything else. I saw it as I sometimes do, as an added crispness and dimensionality everything. On my walk back, I felt like I was prowling somehow. I can understand that feeling for part of the walk, because I was scoping out places where I might be able to build a hidden survival shelter, but I even felt like I was prowling in the supermarket. I just felt a little removed from society, maybe. I don't associate predatory urges with my dragon self.

I like how I can spend such a large portion of my time in a semi-meditative state, but I don't like how I can only go into a full meditative state when I'm in a particular mood. Must work on that.
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User: maharet1983
Date: 2006-09-28 16:07
Subject: How and Why I started Meditating
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It's funny that this group came into existence when it did, because I have been wanting to make meditation a regular part of my day for quite some time. It all started out back in early August of this year, when my boyfriend of five months suddenly broke up with me. I was hurt, and a little bit stunned. We'd been having some problems practically from the get-go; but at some point, I began to think that some things were suddenly starting to get better. I kind of half-knew that it was too-little-too-late, but I also suppose that I was a bit in denial about the whole thing. The pain of the break-up was pretty severe, and I was beginning to have thoughts that I really didn't like. To help block them out, I started meditating....I'd do that three times a day, for fifteen minutes each time, and it really did get me through the brunt of it.

Even though I made myself a promise that I WOULD start meditating everyday, it seems like a lot of things just suddenly crept up on me. School and money have me really stressed out, and I need to find a better-paying job so that I can take care of myself a bit better. There are a few other things going on, as well, but they require less legwork and are definitely not quite so stressful. Anyway, the point of saying all of that stuff is just to go into the fact that I've really had to MAKE some time to meditate. Ironically, school presented me with an opportunity to do exactly that.

Since there are a couple of hours between my writing and philosophy classes, and also because I wouldn't have time to get home for very long before I had to start back to school again, I just signed up for a really inexpensive class on yoga and meditation. I just had my first lesson last night, and really liked that particular combination. Once I get a bit more free time, I hope to do a lot more of the 'deep relaxation' thing. It'll be nice if I can make it a tri-daily thing again, because meditation was so helpful to me in the first few weeks following my break-up.
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Tiamat posting in Share Your Meditation Experiences Once a Week
User: tiamat
Date: 2006-09-24 21:52
Subject: You learn new things every day.
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One thing that I have been capable of for several years now is seeing my own aura. It is always green based with overlays of either blue or puple, and always in motion, rather like a fractal. But up until now, I've only simply watched it passively. Today, however, I went to get my hair highlighted for the first time. My hair tangles easily, and the guy doing it was really brusque (radiating boredom, and a grand desire to get the job done fast as possible) and so it hurt. A lot. And thusly I decided to meditate to see if it would help. And it did. But during this, my aura popped up in my mental eye as always... and I decided to actually study it. To try and figure out more about it.

And so, I began by noting the colors, and they intensified from subdued green and purple to much more vibrant colors. And then, for the heck of it, I tried to mesh the colors into one, instead of separate swirling pulsing blobs. And it was amasing to watch as the purple actually took over. It became much darker, much more subdued, a kind of dusty, smokey purple, deep, calm, still. And then I let it go and drew up more energy and the green came rushing back, even more vibrant than before... only it did something different. And so did the purple. The green started having images in it. I'd only see portions of the picture as the green swirled and moved. A repeated theme of trees. A white pillar. And a sphere, held first in the branches of a tree, then in a hoop of metal with other wires spiraling into a pattern that I could not hope to remember in the scant seconds I viewed it. And the purple changed too. It went to the palest of lilacs with a blazingly bright silver/white center. It was amasing. I'd never seen it do anything similar and after a couple minutes (and when the guy was almost done) I broke out of my meditation. I've been pondering what happened ever since. :D niftyness I say!
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