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  1. mcgregger44

    mcgregger44 New Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here.

    I'm an amateur at best when it comes to meditation. I have only meditated around twenty times but I feel that I am on a good path. I usually meditate or attempt to before bed, especially when I cannot fall asleep. So far I've experienced some strange/wonderful things and I figured I would ask if anyone has endured similar events or has any ideas what this could mean.

    My experiences follow a numbness and loss of the physical sensation of the body. At this stage I have no sense of the physical world and am 100% in my mind. Some of the things I've experienced are:

    1. When I feel myself going deeper, a hexagonal grid pattern fills my field of vision. The shapes are connected, colorful and usually occurs in a flash before it vanishes.

    2. I saw or experienced a bright light in the sky surrounded by fluffy blue clouds. I felt like I was being pulled toward it and as I got closer I felt a warm comforting feeling. Before I got into the light, I became to excited and lost concentration. To me, this resembled the typical Christian near death experience of going toward the light at the end of the tunnel.

    3. I began smelling scents which I haven't smelled in years. The smell of my elementary school and childhood home filled my nostrils as I inhaled bringing on a nostalgic feeling.

    4. *A side note, my boss is of Indian descent and I often speak with him about his religion and am quite familiar with the gods he believes in. I do not necessarily believe in those gods but I am aware of them*. I saw myself in a room where I was facing a throne. On the throne sat the Hindu god Ganesha, a god or goddess with an elephant head. He/she had a stoic look with crossed legs. Standing next to him was the god Shiva, also with a stoic look. Once again, as I got closer, I became too excited and lost concentration.

    5. As I grew deeper into a meditative state, I clearly heard bells or chimes, pretty loudly. This startled me and for the last time, I lost concentration.

    As I mentioned, I am new to meditation and the symbols or images that often accompany it. I appreciate your time and would be grateful if anyone has any constructive input on this subject matter. Thank you.
     
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  3. madera

    madera Guest

    At the beginning of meditation we experience new revelations.
    The lights you speak of is a blessing from God.
    Beautiful.
    Madera
     

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