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Changing States of Consciousness While Meditating (Meditation Journal)

This is part of my Meditation Journal with dozens of posts >

Meditation Journal Entry from 1998

Mind Shift. Conscious Dimension Shift.

Sitting in the reclining chair with my feet up on my desk I was mindful of breath for 15 minutes while fern showered. I settled down in about 10 minutes and started to shift to different consciousness states and patterns in my mind. At about 13 minutes I felt my whole mind shift to a different place. Not a different level, just a diff. plane, dimension, or 2nd order change in the mind’s process.

I felt as if the old mind’s ways were displaced or shifted. Then my wife called from the bathroom for a towel. Oh well right? I felt anger well up inside for being disturbed during this incredible time and then it gradually gave way when I felt her in my arms and her arms around me.

Even in that state, I was able to become attached to the idea that it would continue… but now – nothing…I feel very relaxed now, and mellow.

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This was when I lived in Temple Terrace, Florida. It’s a part of Tampa. We had a lovely one-story house surrounded by huge oak trees at 307 St. Augustine Ave. It was here that I sat on the floor of our spare bedroom every night for about 20 minutes and meditated on the breath.

What happened during the first year I practiced was surprising to say the least!

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