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    Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    I just got a pretty bad spook. I had been wanting to try out a guided meditation video on youtube, and I found one where the voice was nice and not obnoxious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThWh9QIcgdA this one for reference.
    I was asked to retreat into the back of my mind, to see it as a room. It was a lovely room but it was kind of…. intimidating almost. Stark white, you wouldn’t be able to tell the floor from the walls if not for these…. twisted, gnarled but beautiful tree silhouettes. Sunlight from a dark, starry sky leaked in. And like I said, nothing at all in the room but me and my altar. Kind of weird but I guess I took it with me,
    Anyway, this is a very large room, but it doesn’t feel empty. It feels like it has in it everything it needs. And I sit behind my altar, looking around.
    The meditation goes through a bunch of light/energy stuff, filling the room, breathing it, expanding it past the room. Neat stuff, all goes well.


    The meditation then starts slowly guiding me into feeling a presence. I suddenly stop enjoying this. I could really feel it behind me, slightly to my left, just out of view. I felt it so strongly and I was dead scared the woman would tell me to look back. Worse. She tells me to feel it rest a hand on my shoulder. And I do. And I'm like, really feeling this dread so I look down and theres no hand. And I just shuddered and shut the video off. The whole thing just had this foreboding feeling, event he stuff that went well.

    Anyway, have you ever had something creepy or wrong feeling during something like this?
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    Re: Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    That reminds me of some of the older guided meditations to meet ones shadow self or contrary self. To meet and face those aspects of our darker self that frighten or scare us.
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    Re: Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    Definitely. In fact, one experience made me stop meditating for a good long time.

    I was meditating and had progressed to the point where I started to "feel" the world outside of myself. (Basically I start meditation focusing on my body, mind, breathing, etc., then turn outward.) After a few minutes of nerves jangling, I became aware of the presence of two distinct entities. They seemed non-hostile, but something about them was VERY unsettling.

    They were brothers, both of them with wings like hawks. They seemed to radiate a power that made me more and more uncomfortable. Both of them were crouched down, very close to me, were studying me. Meanwhile, the discomfort with their power grew.

    When I couldn't take it anymore, I opened my eyes, exited the room, and stopped meditating for a long while.

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    Re: Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    No, I've never been spooked during meditation. But then I don't do guided meditations. Guided meditations... I don't like 'em. Many guided meditations are basically hypnosis (put you into a deeply relaxed state then 'suggest' experiences to you), except that there is no skilled facilitator who can control the situation. I also don't like the ones that have you opening yourself up to all sorts of experiences and entities without working through some basic hygiene and shield stuff first. That's a nice way to attract an opportunistic entity.

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    Re: Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    I've been able to complete guided meditations twice. I have fallen asleep all the rest of the times. Having said that, I like to listen to a new guided meditation that I find online all the way through first to know what I'm in for to avoid getting spooked.

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    Re: Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    Quote Originally Posted by miss_mc View Post
    I just got a pretty bad spook. I had been wanting to try out a guided meditation video on youtube, and I found one where the voice was nice and not obnoxious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThWh9QIcgdA this one for reference.
    I was asked to retreat into the back of my mind, to see it as a room. It was a lovely room but it was kind of…. intimidating almost. Stark white, you wouldn’t be able to tell the floor from the walls if not for these…. twisted, gnarled but beautiful tree silhouettes. Sunlight from a dark, starry sky leaked in. And like I said, nothing at all in the room but me and my altar. Kind of weird but I guess I took it with me,
    Anyway, this is a very large room, but it doesn’t feel empty. It feels like it has in it everything it needs. And I sit behind my altar, looking around.
    The meditation goes through a bunch of light/energy stuff, filling the room, breathing it, expanding it past the room. Neat stuff, all goes well.


    The meditation then starts slowly guiding me into feeling a presence. I suddenly stop enjoying this. I could really feel it behind me, slightly to my left, just out of view. I felt it so strongly and I was dead scared the woman would tell me to look back. Worse. She tells me to feel it rest a hand on my shoulder. And I do. And I'm like, really feeling this dread so I look down and theres no hand. And I just shuddered and shut the video off. The whole thing just had this foreboding feeling, event he stuff that went well.

    Anyway, have you ever had something creepy or wrong feeling during something like this?
    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    That reminds me of some of the older guided meditations to meet ones shadow self or contrary self. To meet and face those aspects of our darker self that frighten or scare us.
    I was also thinking this might be a shadow encounter. It would certainly be something to look - quite cautiously - into. But I wouldn't go back to that particular video until you've reflected upon it; I probably wouldn't go back at all unless one of my guides thought it would useful as part of my shadow-process.
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    Re: Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    There's one guided meditation I've done a few times, though I rarely complete it. I get very close to sleep before it's over ^^ ... I found a guide for a meditation in a book I'm reading, one I'm pretty sure will give me a scare. I have a feeling I need to do it, but I keep putting it off. It's meant as a controlled way of confronting your deepest fears - having suffered from some anxiety, I know there's still something there I need to confront. When my anxiety was at its worst, someone taught me to do self hypnosis, I still frequently use that when I need to relax...

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    Re: Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    Actually yes, my intro post I just made "Returning with trepidation" talks about it.

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    Re: Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strugl View Post
    Actually yes, my intro post I just made "Returning with trepidation" talks about it.
    What book did you pick the method described there up from? It's been years since I looked cross-eyed at projections but I really don't like the methodology you described and I'm not sure if that's inexperience with the practice + paranoia on my part or actual crappy methodology.
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    Re: Ever get spooked during a meditation?

    Quote Originally Posted by miss_mc View Post
    I just got a pretty bad spook. I had been wanting to try out a guided meditation video on youtube, and I found one where the voice was nice and not obnoxious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThWh9QIcgdA this one for reference.
    I was asked to retreat into the back of my mind, to see it as a room. It was a lovely room but it was kind of…. intimidating almost. Stark white, you wouldn’t be able to tell the floor from the walls if not for these…. twisted, gnarled but beautiful tree silhouettes. Sunlight from a dark, starry sky leaked in. And like I said, nothing at all in the room but me and my altar. Kind of weird but I guess I took it with me,
    Anyway, this is a very large room, but it doesn’t feel empty. It feels like it has in it everything it needs. And I sit behind my altar, looking around.
    The meditation goes through a bunch of light/energy stuff, filling the room, breathing it, expanding it past the room. Neat stuff, all goes well.


    The meditation then starts slowly guiding me into feeling a presence. I suddenly stop enjoying this. I could really feel it behind me, slightly to my left, just out of view. I felt it so strongly and I was dead scared the woman would tell me to look back. Worse. She tells me to feel it rest a hand on my shoulder. And I do. And I'm like, really feeling this dread so I look down and theres no hand. And I just shuddered and shut the video off. The whole thing just had this foreboding feeling, event he stuff that went well.

    Anyway, have you ever had something creepy or wrong feeling during something like this?

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