Meditation-I felt strange and could use some feed back

NeoWulfFL (@neowulffl) 8 years, 10 months ago

Hello everyone,
I have been meditating for a few months and recently I have started to have an experience of parts of my body feeling like I’m not in them. The duration of this feeling tends to last ten to twenty minutes. My thoughts become very different but don’t seem to affect parts of my body at all. Does anyone know what this is or can maybe give me advice as to what to do if it happens again? This is a very new experience to me and while I’d like to progress further, I’d like to know more on exactly what this is I’m dealing with first. Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you.

February 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm
Anonymous (24) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@neowulffl, I don’t meditate regularly. I meditate a bit, but I’m not good at doing it every day, so to say, so I’m no expert on this. I have my meditation periods, though.

I’ve sort of experienced the same thing and I think it’s a “you’re doing it right”-feeling. I’ve had this feeling when my mind has really become quiet and calm, and from what I’ve learned, that is the whole purpose of meditating. At least as a novice.

That’s my thoughts on it :)

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duncanS (1) (@dspencer) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I come across the same thing. For me it starts in the tip of my middle finger on my right hand (i tend to meditate laying down with my hands to my side, palms down. Idk if that would have anything to do with it). I have just always thought it was the begining stages of an ‘out of body experience’ from what ive heard and read. so when i start to feel it i just embrace it and let it take over my body. Havent ever achieved an ‘obe’ tho, sounds like they are unforgettable experiences.

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Jamin Slack (6) (@jaminslack) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@neowulffl, I meditate (or try to) daily and when I do, this is usually the first thing that happens during my meditation. I see it as just a natural part of the calming of the mind. I personally must be physically relaxed before my mind can relax so I feel like it is just a natural part of the calming process.

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Brandon P’naantan Pinkney (321) (@hlalhabattu) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@neowulffl, as has been said before, this is only a natural progression of the meditative process, when it happens, go with it and allow it to spread throughout your body, you may be surprised at what you find

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Anonymous (251) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@neowulffl, Yeah this seems pretty normal to me too. It always starts with me not being able to feel my hands and then arms, and gradually the rest of my body. And like @dspencer said, it’s just the start of an OBE. I think it’s your consciousness separating itself from your body, go with it, it’s awesome.

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karuna (0) (@karuna) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I would just make a note of it and continue with the mediation. Remember that proper meditation has nothing to do with outcomes or expectations. Just watch thw arisings and do your best to stay present and aware. :) Consciousness is a fasinating thing to experience.

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