Thursday, March 29, 2007

Good, Good, Good, Good Vibrations!

I wanted to mention this earlier, but didn't get around to it. For the most part I have other areas of life that I am focusing on, such as trying to live in the present moment. Soon, I think I won't have to try; it might come natural, but everything takes practice. Due to my main goal of living in the Now, I have slowed down my study of astral projection. I gave-up on reading the book I was reading. However, Monday night I meditated for an hour. During the meditation, I attempted to have an astral projection. To assist me in my meditation and clearing of thoughts, I listened to some non-predictive sounds and music. The CD I used that night is called "Awakened Mind System 2.0" by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research. It is probably my favorite new age CD, in that it is non-predictive, therefore perfect for meditation. Also, it contains plasma-wave audio recordings sent back from the Voyager Space Craft, that Dr. Thompson got through working with NASA and JPL.

For the first half hour, I meditated as usual. I mostly achieved quiet mind, though sometimes there was a random thought that manifested. I simply observed and went on with it. The next half hour, I worked on some projection techniques, such as climbing an invisible rope with my awareness hands for a while, and then I jumped on a trampoline with awareness legs and feet, feeling my body going up and down in the air. I also tried a ride up in an elevator, and lying in a hammock while the wind blows me back and forth. My hands felt heavy at first, and when I first started they began to tingle as though they were falling asleep. The good news is, that I began to experience some minor vibrations all throughout my body. I have read that this is a sign that one is about to project. I intend to practice some more during my meditation sessions. I'll keep you posted.

On Monday I bought a 3-CD set of PrimaSounds for $51.00. They are produced by the School of Wisdom. I've been interested in purchasing these since last year. I've listened to samples and did a little bit of research on the Internet. They are some of the strangest sounds I've ever heard, and even with the compressed samples that I listened to online, I experienced vibrating sensations while awake all throughout my body. If you're interested in checking out this series, visit http://www.primasounds.com/PrimaSounds/index.html I'll let you know of my experience after I try them out. They sent me a message on Tuesday saying they'd email me again when they have shipped them, and I haven't received that message yet. This is a good time for me to practice patience.

6 comments:

Mark said...

Your meditation sounds wonderful. I am very interested in the CDs that you suggested. I will be checking them out. Be at peace, "Be"!

Kingsley said...

Hi S. - I look forward to hearing more about your experiences... and your response to the CDs...

I'm still reading and fascinated by the Monroe books...

Gurdjieff's teachings were also very heavily influenced by music and particular rhythms.. as well as body movements...

Journey Well!

Sophia said...

Hi Mark, check your email! I haven't emailed you in such a long time, that I'm wondering if your email address is even still the same? If you read this, let me know if you got the message, and if not, tell me how I can get in touch with you.

Sophia said...

Hi Kingsley, I'm still waiting on the CDs. I am trying to be patient but I'm so excited about trying them. It's difficult to be patient. :)

If you come back and read this, will you let me know if Monroe gives AP methods in his books?

I am very much into sounds, especially for use in meditation. I use them because if I meditate without them, I hear dogs barking, the television in the other room, the phone ringing, airplanes in the sky, police and ambulances, etc. I live in the suburbs so outside noises are very common.

Anonymous said...

I tried Brain-Sync technology. They are very good, very relaxing. I use it to recharge especially after a hectic schedule. I have the feeling you shouldn't use it too much or regularly. You may become addicted.
I don't really meditate. I just stare at the middle of my forehead, or at the tip of my nose from time to time, to relax my eyes. And sometimes I concentrate on my breath to get rid of the tension.
Some of these meditation music can be very powerful. One time it felt like my body wasn't there anymore, like it became very transparent or empty.
I also don't do any thought stopping or thought suppression. I just don't let thoughts bother me. I let them come and go without really grasping them. Unless I want to express or write something. Then I try to think clearly and deeply.

Sophia said...

Anonymous, it sounds like you're on the right path, if you're not letting your thoughts bother you. Sometimes it can be contrary to the goal to attempt too hard to suppress thoughts. If you try too hard, it can be just as bad as thinking in the first place!

I do believe that one can become addicted to sounds and music during meditation, as it has already happened to me. I rely on them so much that I would find it difficult to meditate without them. The outside noises would just distract me too much.

Sometimes I try to stare at the middle of my forehead, too, but find that it puts a lot of strain on my eyes. Also, more and more I am focusing on my breath.

How long have you been meditating for?