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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Once upon a Trip


This is the prompt from Sunday Scribblings:

When in your life did you feel the most powerful? Was it childhood? College? Now? What is that feeling like; what does it mean? Do you have power over your own life, or are you not feeling that so much these days? If you don't want to get serious, you might imagine superhero powers, and what you would do with them.

And this is my response:


I was invited to a meditation class where a group of people, under the tutelage of a local psychic, were investigating various aspects of metaphysics. In a stranger's house we sat in the living room and visualized the contents and their location in a closed room at the other end of the house. Individually and silently, we wrote the scene as we imagined it. Stunned at the accuracy of the 'observations' I decided to attend the next session.

About three-quarters of the way through a guided meditation...I'm not sure I can do this next part justice but I'll try...I literally left myself in the overstuffed chair, morphed into a white, glittery and iridescent chubby little grub-like worm with big blue eyes, extraordinarily long eyelashes and filmy wings. I flew, flew and flew to the Caribbean and swooped low near the sea surface east of Tulum. Looking into the ocean, I saw manta rays, lazing dolphins, sand sharks and groupers.

When I grew weary of the beauty, I returned to my chair. After that flight, I was able to lose fear of nearly everything except spiders and snakes.



Lighthouse pen-and-ink sketch, bookmark
North of Summer, a Decade of Poetry is available at Lulu Publishing

32 comments:

Lucy said...

very visual post. may I ask if you were smokin' something during this meditation? haha :)

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Fascinating experience! Peace, JP/deb

Jo said...

Wow....I've also had several strange experiences whilst doing guided meditation (one of which involved travelling back in time to some kind of nomadic desert existence). There is far more than we know........loved the post.

Sulia Grace said...

Thank you for introducing me to your work by commenting on my Blog (Wandering One...Sulia Grace). When have I felt power? When I left my secure job to be the Theopoet, Mystic that I am.


I am in a workshop called Power of Words right now, but when I return home, I will read your work more deeply.

Fledgling Poet said...

That sounds like an amazing and beautiful flight...!

Robin said...

What an incredible experience. Had you ever been to Tulum before?

I too believe there is a great deal out there that we have not yet learned (or more likely once knew and have forgotten) how to tap into. I've always suspected that love at first sight had a lot more to do with past lives than with pheromones.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Wow! I have dreams like that sometimes.

Gilson said...

That's pretty cool, and a powerful experience indeed! I've had some outer-bounds moments myself. Very inspiring they are.

Becca said...

This gave me chills! Incredible experience, and very powerful!

Kamsin said...

Wow, awesome experience! And well spiders and snakes are pretty scary so no wonder you lost fear of everything but them!

The Alchemist said...

First of all let me thank you for your kind words, they really do give me good reason to continue.
This was an interesting post and a very interesting experience. You must have been ready for it. I myself took the Art of Living course and on my first experience with Sudharshan Kriya we were asked to lay on the floor after the breathing. I felt like I was falling through the floor and floating at the same time.

Herb Urban said...

What an amazing experience. Can say I have every had a moment approach the one you described in such vivid terms.

Bonggamom said...

I do believe that the mind has powers we cannot begin to fathom, and sometimes we do get a hint of what is possible during experiences like yours.

ana said...

Wow, it seems to me you made your first astral trip. Descriptions of ancient astral travels come from Egypt, India, China and Tibet. It is an out of the body experience or soul travel, which occurs when the non physical body takes a small trip and returns. It is consistent with the idea of universal mind, and that all forms of energy are interconnected and one is never truly unplugged from that mind. And with meditation you can break away from your physical individualism and travel on the universal plane. I'm sure it was a liberating experience.

MX-Susan said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and making a comment. Thank you.
I live in Mexico , not on the Caribbean side, in Baja Sur. But Tulum and that lovely beach is one of my favorite spots in the world.
And that you should fly there...well I saw it all.
And the lighthouse drawing, while not a lighthouse like the one in Tulum is lovely and fits with your vision, because Tulum is a lighthouse.And the charming lighthouse of Sandy Hook, N.J. has special meaning to my family, and I also love lighthouses.

I'll be back.

Muchisimo gracias!

tricia stirling said...

In my blog, (thanks for visiting!) i struggled with the feeling that i have rarely felt powerful on this astral plane. i can see how an experience like this would feel very powerful indeed! lovely post.

KentuckyGal said...

It's hard to turn off the noise of the everyday sometimes. I'm glad you were able to do that and have the experience you did.

June said...

All I can say is wow!

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anasalwa said...

Powerful and beautiful experience. Have you taken another trip after that one?

Cheryl Finley: said...

Oh my, what a wonderful experience! After reading your description, I feel like I went there too! Let's us know we each can go there again, when we really want to. This was magnificient! THank you. And I'm so glad you stopped by my blog... : ) nice to meet you!

Enjoy...

Cheryl Finley: said...

P.S. On my blog you mentioned you'd like to try SoulCollage. The link below is a directory of trained facilitators worldwide:

http://www.soulcollage.com/process/facilitators.php

If you try it, I'd love to know how you like it. Plus at: www.kaleidosoul.com, Anne Marie has plenty on her site so you can get started at home. -- Have fun!

Awareness said...

Amazing the power of our meditative minds.....to be able to take flight on a multi-sensory mission is truly powerful. If we could all channel our psychic abilities, think of how we could bring harmony to this world of ours.

Have you ever heard of the "Oneness blessing?" A friend of mine just returned from a 21 day spiritual retreat in India where she learned how to provide oneness blessings to others. She invited a bunch of us over last week to hear a bit about her extraordinary experiences. Afterwards, she gave us all our first individual oneness blessings. It was a very special night. I will have to try to put words to it on my blog....

KG said...

Amazing story! The human mind is so powerful. There is so much untapped potential in all of us, and much of it resides in the power of thought.

Your post is inspiring me to get back to regular meditation. Thanks for this. :)

Menopauseprincess said...

I love this experience.

I once went to a past life regression workshop where I "traveled" and it was life changing.

Frances said...

I could picture the whole thing on my mind's screen.
***sigh what an experience.
Thanks for stopping in to visit mine.
Have a fabulous week.

Kris said...

Wow... That sounds... overwhelming. And scary.

O_o

Thank you for the comment in my blog. :)

nonizamboni said...

Great response to the prompt this week! And I got lost in your trip over the ocean. Thanks for taking me along.
Happy week.

giggles said...

First question....how do you do that???? I can't seem to stop my mind long enough. Exciting visual!! Very impressive post as usual! I got a chuckle out of what Lucy said!!

Peace Giggles

giggles said...

First questions....how did you do that??? I can't seem to quiet my mind long enough. Exciting visual, interesting post!! Well done!

Peace Giggles

Goodnight, Mom said...

Wow, what an amazing experience. Thank you so much for sharing your "travels".

Also, thanks for the post!

Redness said...

Ohhhh so Powerful ... Thank You for sharing!