The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
March 06, 2021, 12:52:02 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
 
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
March 06, 2021, 12:52:02 am

Login with username, password and session length
Donate!
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/ -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: Meditation  (Read 6738 times)
ShadowoftheMoon
Apprentice
**
Last Login:September 19, 2008, 09:00:27 pm
United States United States

Religion: Wicca
Posts: 25


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Topic Start: February 16, 2008, 12:47:59 pm »

Hey everyone.  Its been awhile since I meditated and even when I did i never got a reaction that felt like what I felt this morning.  While I was taking a shower I started to meditate and when I started to everything was okay at first but as I started to get deep into meditation, I started to feel this feeling that was overwhelming and my eyes started to roll in the back of my head and  I started to feel overwhelmed by it, I have never felt anything like this and I wasn't sure what was happening.  THe feeling wasn 't bad or good it was just a feeling of being overwhelmed and it felt like someone was contacting me, can anyone tell me what it could have been?  OR can anyone tell me what was happening?  I never felt anything like this, I don't know if it was from not meditating in a while or what but The feeling I got was powerful, it startled me.  I tried to meditate again but I couldn't, My mind wouldn't let me, if anyone can help me It would help me alot, thanks.


Robby, aka ShadowoftheMoon
Logged

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

ShadowoftheMoon
Apprentice
**
Last Login:September 19, 2008, 09:00:27 pm
United States United States

Religion: Wicca
Posts: 25


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #1: February 16, 2008, 12:53:49 pm »

Hey everyone.  Its been awhile since I meditated and even when I did i never got a reaction that felt like what I felt this morning.  While I was taking a shower I started to meditate and when I started to everything was okay at first but as I started to get deep into meditation, I started to feel this feeling that was overwhelming and my eyes started to roll in the back of my head and  I started to feel overwhelmed by it, I have never felt anything like this and I wasn't sure what was happening.  THe feeling wasn 't bad or good it was just a feeling of being overwhelmed and it felt like someone was contacting me, can anyone tell me what it could have been?  OR can anyone tell me what was happening?  I never felt anything like this, I don't know if it was from not meditating in a while or what but The feeling I got was powerful, it startled me.  I tried to meditate again but I couldn't, My mind wouldn't let me, if anyone can help me It would help me alot, thanks.


Robby, aka ShadowoftheMoon



Not only did my eyes started to roll in the back of my head but I started to feel emotionaly overwhelmed, sorry for not adding that.
Logged
rose
High Adept Member
******
Last Login:September 01, 2011, 10:16:28 pm
United States United States

Religion: Shakti Wiccan with Reclaiming leanings
TCN ID: rose
Posts: 2923

Blog entries (0)

rose shannon
WWW

Ignore
« Reply #2: February 16, 2008, 01:24:20 pm »



Not only did my eyes started to roll in the back of my head but I started to feel emotionaly overwhelmed, sorry for not adding that.


Did you ground and center before you started? If you meditate ungrounded and you are a natural born traveler (and it sounds like you are) there is a strong chance you will just shoot right out of your body. And if you do that and you are ungrounded and unshielded you are quite likely to meet all kinds of critters out there in astral. How are you feeling now?
If you need some specific tips on how to meditate, there are plenty around here to be had, you might want to check the article library to your left, there. And this is of course a great place to ask questions and get advice.
Logged

Goddess grant me:
  The power of Water,
  to accept with ease & grace what I cannot change.

  The power of Fire,
  for the energy & courage to change the things I can.

  The power of Air,
  for the ability and wisdom to know the difference.

  And the power of Earth,
  for the strength to continue my path.

http://rosejayadal.blogspot.com/
ShadowoftheMoon
Apprentice
**
Last Login:September 19, 2008, 09:00:27 pm
United States United States

Religion: Wicca
Posts: 25


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #3: February 16, 2008, 01:34:58 pm »


Did you ground and center before you started? If you meditate ungrounded and you are a natural born traveler (and it sounds like you are) there is a strong chance you will just shoot right out of your body. And if you do that and you are ungrounded and unshielded you are quite likely to meet all kinds of critters out there in astral. How are you feeling now?
If you need some specific tips on how to meditate, there are plenty around here to be had, you might want to check the article library to your left, there. And this is of course a great place to ask questions and get advice.


No I was just in the shower and felt like meditating, that might be what happened, I felt an overwhelming power, I'm feeling good now thanks just still feeling freaked out at what happened.  Btw what do you mean a natural born travler?  I usually don't meditate in the shower I just felt like I should and that is when it happened, I felt cleared of any bad thoughts and I felt clear of all my stress which is good.  Next time i don't know if I should do that in the shower lol. 
Logged
rose
High Adept Member
******
Last Login:September 01, 2011, 10:16:28 pm
United States United States

Religion: Shakti Wiccan with Reclaiming leanings
TCN ID: rose
Posts: 2923

Blog entries (0)

rose shannon
WWW

Ignore
« Reply #4: February 16, 2008, 02:44:50 pm »

Btw what do you mean a natural born travler?

Some people are really good at leaving their bodies and flying around in astral-that's what I was talking about. It can be disconcerting, and even a bit dangerous, if you do this unconsciously or without learning how to control it. Glad you are feeling better Smiley
Logged

Goddess grant me:
  The power of Water,
  to accept with ease & grace what I cannot change.

  The power of Fire,
  for the energy & courage to change the things I can.

  The power of Air,
  for the ability and wisdom to know the difference.

  And the power of Earth,
  for the strength to continue my path.

http://rosejayadal.blogspot.com/
Diamond NightShade
Master Member
****
Last Login:May 15, 2008, 06:55:38 pm
United States United States

Religion: Nature-focused paganism, with many Christian influences perhaps.
Posts: 270


Ah-ber: Sweet yet crazy... Yep that's me!

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #5: February 17, 2008, 12:17:13 pm »

Some people are really good at leaving their bodies and flying around in astral-that's what I was talking about. It can be disconcerting, and even a bit dangerous, if you do this unconsciously or without learning how to control it. Glad you are feeling better Smiley
I have a question: would salt be a grounding or shielding material?
Logged

"I would like an order of crazy, with a touch of confusion on the side, please! Thanks you!"
-Myself
Juniper
Adept Member
*****
*
Last Login:January 06, 2011, 05:33:35 pm
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Religion: Hedgewitch with Neo-Wiccan leanings
TCN ID: Juniper
Posts: 1742


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #6: February 17, 2008, 02:26:52 pm »

I have a question: would salt be a grounding or shielding material?

I would say grounding, but actually more so cleansing/purifying.
Logged

'How she longed for winter then!-
Scrupulously austere in its order
Of white and black
Ice and rock; each sentiment within border,
And heart's frosty discipline
Exact as a snowflake'
~Sylvia Plath
rose
High Adept Member
******
Last Login:September 01, 2011, 10:16:28 pm
United States United States

Religion: Shakti Wiccan with Reclaiming leanings
TCN ID: rose
Posts: 2923

Blog entries (0)

rose shannon
WWW

Ignore
« Reply #7: February 17, 2008, 03:06:24 pm »

I would say grounding, but actually more so cleansing/purifying.

Grounding is something you do internally, energetically, to stabilize or stop energy that you are generating from yourself, either during meditation or spellwork, or whatever. I often literally touch the ground, and I always send anchor my energy into the earth before and after I do any kind of meditation, divination or ritual work. It is the first step in preparing for energy work. Salt might be used to protect and cleanse an area, but it's more like a tool to use. You ground and center yourself before you sprinkle salt to cleanse and purify.
Logged

Goddess grant me:
  The power of Water,
  to accept with ease & grace what I cannot change.

  The power of Fire,
  for the energy & courage to change the things I can.

  The power of Air,
  for the ability and wisdom to know the difference.

  And the power of Earth,
  for the strength to continue my path.

http://rosejayadal.blogspot.com/
Jenett
High Adept Member
******
Last Login:February 23, 2020, 06:56:44 pm
United States United States

Religion: Priestess in initiatory religious witchcraft tradition
Posts: 2506


Blog entries (1)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #8: February 17, 2008, 03:23:00 pm »

I have a question: would salt be a grounding or shielding material?

We sometimes use salt as an aid to grounding (especially in bringing someone back in a group ritual setting when the other methods don't work fully.) A little salt (maybe a pinch) under the tongue is all we use.

Why does it work? The shock of the flavor doesn't hurt - but I also think there's something else there - some of the same energetic properties that are why we use it for cleansing and purification.
Logged

Blog: Thoughts from a threshold: http://gleewood.org/threshold
Info for seekers: http://gleewood.org/seeking
Pagan books and resources: http://gleewood.org/books
Waldfrau
High Adept Member
******
*
Last Login:January 02, 2013, 06:41:55 pm
Germany Germany

Religion: polytheistic witch leaning towards Reclaiming
TCN ID: Waldfrau
Posts: 2903


Blog entries (2)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #9: February 17, 2008, 03:48:18 pm »

Did you have a rough time beforehand and bottled up a lot of emotions? If you then relax it can be a bit overwhelming.

And um, just a very wild guess here, but did you kind of connect to the element water, invoked its energies or something? Because I guess that one can pretty much break any barrier down.
Logged

My blog: http://waldhexe.wordpress.com/ (English and German entries)
Waldfrau
High Adept Member
******
*
Last Login:January 02, 2013, 06:41:55 pm
Germany Germany

Religion: polytheistic witch leaning towards Reclaiming
TCN ID: Waldfrau
Posts: 2903


Blog entries (2)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #10: February 17, 2008, 03:51:42 pm »

If you meditate ungrounded and you are a natural born traveler (and it sounds like you are) there is a strong chance you will just shoot right out of your body. And if you do that and you are ungrounded and unshielded you are quite likely to meet all kinds of critters out there in astral.
What are critters?
Logged

My blog: http://waldhexe.wordpress.com/ (English and German entries)
Diamond NightShade
Master Member
****
Last Login:May 15, 2008, 06:55:38 pm
United States United States

Religion: Nature-focused paganism, with many Christian influences perhaps.
Posts: 270


Ah-ber: Sweet yet crazy... Yep that's me!

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #11: February 17, 2008, 04:12:15 pm »

And um, just a very wild guess here, but did you kind of connect to the element water, invoked its energies or something? Because I guess that one can pretty much break any barrier down.
Hmm see I was thinking this same exact thing, or maybe that perhaps it was too stimulating to relax enough. Or something. Usually if I take a bath rather than shower, it does alot better. Showers tend to energize me rather than calm me... But, key word there being "me", as each person -is- different.
Logged

"I would like an order of crazy, with a touch of confusion on the side, please! Thanks you!"
-Myself
rose
High Adept Member
******
Last Login:September 01, 2011, 10:16:28 pm
United States United States

Religion: Shakti Wiccan with Reclaiming leanings
TCN ID: rose
Posts: 2923

Blog entries (0)

rose shannon
WWW

Ignore
« Reply #12: February 17, 2008, 04:37:28 pm »

What are critters?

Entities. Ghosts. Spirits. Energetic bits and pieces.
Logged

Goddess grant me:
  The power of Water,
  to accept with ease & grace what I cannot change.

  The power of Fire,
  for the energy & courage to change the things I can.

  The power of Air,
  for the ability and wisdom to know the difference.

  And the power of Earth,
  for the strength to continue my path.

http://rosejayadal.blogspot.com/
SunflowerP
Staff
Grand Adept Member
***
Last Login:November 07, 2020, 05:37:46 pm
Canada Canada

Religion: Eclectic Wicca-compatible religious Witch (Libertarian Witchcraft)
TCN ID: SunflowerP
Posts: 5485


Blog entries (0)

WWW
« Reply #13: February 17, 2008, 05:35:02 pm »

What are critters?
It's a dialect form of "creatures" that has become a common-usage idiom.  It can be used to refer to animals (critters on the farm, critters in the woods); humans (Cauldronites are odd critters); insects, particularly when pests or parasites, and particularly when not more precisely identifiable (if there are critters in the bedding, they might be bedbugs or they might be something else); as it was in this instance, non-corporeal and/or Otherworld entities; and a bunch of other things.  It tends, in most but not all cases, to imply more than one species, and/or not identifying the species.

Which isn't all that good an explanation, but you know how it is with idioms.

As you can see, I've taken this to be a language-gap problem rather than a question of "what sort of critters are on the astral?"  If I'm mistaken, ignore me.

Sunflower
Logged

Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs!
I do so have a life.  I just live part of it online.
“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others
to live as one wishes to live.” - Oscar Wilde
My blog "If You Ain't Makin' Waves, You Ain't Kickin' Hard Enough", at Dreamwidth and LJ
Diamond NightShade
Master Member
****
Last Login:May 15, 2008, 06:55:38 pm
United States United States

Religion: Nature-focused paganism, with many Christian influences perhaps.
Posts: 270


Ah-ber: Sweet yet crazy... Yep that's me!

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #14: February 17, 2008, 05:44:48 pm »

If I'm mistaken, ignore me.

Sunflower
Hehehe... *grins* Okayyy. If you say so. Wink *trots off, whistling*
Whaaat? you SAID to ignore you!
Logged

"I would like an order of crazy, with a touch of confusion on the side, please! Thanks you!"
-Myself

Donor Ad: Become a Silver or Gold Donor to get your ad here.

Tags:
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Meditation and Visions « 1 2 »
Magic and the Occult for Beginners
Dragonlight 15 5045 Last post July 28, 2007, 05:02:41 am
by Gemyndig
Moving meditation & exercise, etc? « 1 2 »
Paganism For Beginners
KHarkless 16 7183 Last post July 05, 2009, 02:00:04 am
by Diogenes
Connecting with your Deities (Meditation? Prayer?) « 1 2 »
Magic and the Occult for Beginners
Dance2MothersRythm 17 4915 Last post September 05, 2009, 11:00:23 pm
by Hannah
Questions on Pantheism and Meditation
Paganism For Beginners
Yami_Ranpu 9 7055 Last post October 13, 2009, 11:23:51 pm
by Jenett
Yoga and meditation?
Pagan Spirituality
Uttara 6 2044 Last post May 27, 2010, 07:19:53 pm
by Ellen M.
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.064 seconds with 52 queries.