From whatever little I know, all I can say is that it happens at a stage where you let go all efforts to make it happen.
Yes, yes! and it can be brought into real life experience by noticing whenever we are not relaxed, and consciously relaxing. I think this is called non resistance by some.
Be the Love
Lori Scott Kaiser
letting go, concepts, or boxes we put our idea's into. spirit is not concepts or idea's -- mind and body try to put spirit into a box to look at. will not work.
Relax, breathe, RELAX is key :)
when I was a few years younger, before I was lead to a lot of this stuff, I was a spiritual shop that sold pendulums among many things. I was drawn to one for some particular reason. I took it home and began using it. My sister had told me about them and I was interested although knew little about them. When I tried to use it years ago I didn't understand what was going on, and the energy that was flowing through me into the crystal pendulum was overwhelming to my body; my heart started to race and I felt weak or nervous, which also contributed to my fascination. I stored in a box not really knowing what to do with it, and just recently, right after the whole Greg Giles controversy, I was thinking about my higher self and its identity. Something told me, or reminded me, that I had the pendulum and I went to go dig it out. It was at that point that I had some suspicions, based on things that were presented to me synchronically, regarding my identity (past lives, higher self, etc.) I took it out and instantly the energy that I felt was more strong than I had ever experienced it. I realized that the pendulum was acting as a medium for me communicate with my higher self. I can't say it works for everyone but you might consider looking into this idea for yourself. One does not seek out a crystal, mind you, rather the pendulum seeks you out ;) hope this helps. Also, if you ask for dreams sometimes your higher self will provide with images or memories. Its a slow process I think... a little bit at a time. Anyways, good luck!
In my high school years, while working at a restaurant, I contracted mononucleosis. I was laid out for a couple weeks, which time I spent gazing in my exhausted state at a clock with a timed circular movement. I recall attaining a different state of mind doing this, it takes time and patience. With practice, I was able to think much deeper than usual. I'll have to try it again. Many forms of mechanisms work in a similar way, but this was the best for me too. I think it may be possible to invent a "meditation machine", (no, not the tv).
I think we already have, when used for that purpose.....the computer.
I agree only to a certain degree. Substances merely take what you're working with and heighten it's potential. Folks that haven't used drugs think this way, and are limited to a lower perception of spiritual truths. Substances open perceptual and psychic doorways in the mind, leading to a transcendant state where the spiritual dimension is much more keenly experienced. The ancients regularly used plants and other entheogens to gain mystical knowledge. The fact that they are abused and associated with criminal or subversive behavior shouldn't keep people from benefiting from their use. If you'll notice, substances are labeled as "illegal" by the gov't and authorities who not only use them, but patently abuse them for the feeling they give, or for nefarious purposes. It is known that gov't & political leaders use plants & chemicals to contact the spirit realm for information from entitities that are more than willing to divulge information that will further lead to the enslavement of mankind. On the other hand, many use them for contact with benevolent deities who reveal spiritual truths and knowledge. Anything can be used for good or ill depending on the person. Yes, they will cloud the mind, but this is a trivial and temporary price to pay if you are serious about your spirituality. For some, they are absolutely necessary to break open the "cosmic egg". Others, like yourself, thankfully will not need them.
also shamans and other folks in that category often use the substances like training wheels, to get themgoing then they learn to use their abilities on their own.
Hi R2R - I just read your comment - it reminds me about when I asked a physic friend about past lives etc., she told me not to look into a mirror and stare = as it's dangerous and can scare you if you are underdeveloped or not ready for it - I think you must have to have some kind of guide/experienced person (perhaps in 3's) to perform this kind of thing.......just sharing - in love and light Gailene
tell me more about this mirror thing.