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      Question Strange sensation while meditating, I feel like I am rotating around...

      When I sit cross-legged on the floor, not full lotus (not that flexible) just one leg in front of the other, lately I feel like I am gently rotating my upper body in a circle, although as far as I know my upper body is not moving. Any ideas what could cause this or what, if anything, it signifies?

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      No idea, but sometimes when I meditate that way I get the sensation that I'm elevating and almost weightless. It feels wonderful.

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      Question Could it be...

      I have had sensations like my hand touching me when it was physically located in a slightly different place. A sort of partial projection during meditation. Could this sensation be my soul, like a balloon on a tether, my spiritual essence rather, just sort of floating around in there and I'm sensing that?

      Man that's weird and cool at the same time when I think about it! It reinforces the idea that the physical body is only an organic machine, a simple container, and that whatever I am is just sitting there inside. But on the other hand someone not used to the feeling of some inner part of them loosely rattling around inside might be slightly disturbed by the sensation!

      I guess most humans, thankfully myself no longer included, are just too used to the physical body being all they ever sense, so that's what they call "reality."

      You know another thing occurred to me, an additional possibility... I am "tuned in to" or "focused on" someone outside my reality. Could my inner essence be acting like some sort of dowsing rod tuning into a signal, perhaps their inner essence?

      When I just sit still, even here at the computer, I can feel it, so it may be happening all the time and I only become aware when I am meditating in that particular way. Seems like it might also coincide with my heartbeat.

      Anyone else have thoughts here?
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      Quote Originally Posted by DreamBliss View Post
      I have had sensations like my hand touching me when it was physically located in a slightly different place. A sort of partial projection during meditation. Could this sensation be my soul, like a balloon on a tether, my spiritual essence rather, just sort of floating around in there and I'm sensing that?

      Man that's weird and cool at the same time when I think about it! It reinforces the idea that the physical body is only an organic machine, a simple container, and that whatever I am is just sitting there inside. But on the other hand someone not used to the feeling of some inner part of them loosely rattling around inside might be slightly disturbed by the sensation!

      I guess most humans, thankfully myself no longer included, are just too used to the physical body being all they ever sense, so that's what they call "reality."

      You know another thing occurred to me, an additional possibility... I am "tuned in to" or "focused on" someone outside my reality. Could my inner essence be acting like some sort of dowsing rod tuning into a signal, perhaps their inner essence?

      When I just sit still, even here at the computer, I can feel it, so it may be happening all the time and I only become aware when I am meditating in that particular way. Seems like it might also coincide with my heartbeat.

      Anyone else have thoughts here?
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      It seems that you're experiencing a bifurcation of mind during the meditative state, perhaps consciously occupying a single brain hemisphere. This might explain the detachment or OBE-esque sensations you experience.

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      Often when you meditate your energy begins to flow more naturally and blockages and places where it's flowing weird begin to flow and it can cause strange sensations in your body.
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      As I know they are the chairs acting in your body influencingthe flow of energy

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      I'm not a meditator, but I have experienced similar sensations while resting or trying to fall asleep. You aren't moving around, so no new information is getting to your brain, so it just kind of ignores that part of your body. That's about as well as I can explain it, anyway.

      The next time you go to bed, try seeing if you sorta lose feeling in parts of your body. You might even feel like you're weightless and spinning.
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      I've felt something similar to this while trying to do WILD. After a few hours of laying there without moving, the relation to my extremeties becomes extremely skewed. I alternate between feeling like my arms and legs are a mile away, and that they are closer than they are. Also, my left and right sides may get confused on the edge of sleep. Upon moving, however, I regain the normal senses in my extremeties.

      I don't think it means anything beyond the fact that you cannot undeniably rely on your senses for an accurate representation of reality.

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      I've had similar experiences. If I'm laying on my back, I get this really intense side-to-side rocking sensations, like I'm laying in the bottom of a row boat being t-boned by waves. If I'm sitting up, I get a sensation similar to drunk-spins. Where you feel like your body is twisting or torquing while trying to sleep after a night of heavy drinking. I'm not sure exactly what causes it. My guess is that, because of powerful calm or focus, your body becomes disorientated and your inner-ear goes crazy. Like your body faking distress in an attempt to make you to right yourself, or at least assess your surroundings.

      That's my guess anyway.

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      Dissociatives offer a lot of insight on this subject. If you ever try DXM, for example, you can experience very odd sensations. The neat thing is that these sensations change based on the dose and on the individual time you are taking the drug, sometimes you just get different results (sometimes very different). At lower levels, to me, my arms and hands feel like they exist in different parts of space than they visually correspond to. Often it feels like they are emerging from the middle of my chest or, while maintaining which direction they are going, they switch sides. At higher doses you can lose all sense of your body altogether, and if you watch yourself move or do anything, it is like watching a totally separate person or entity perform the action--both in look and in feeling. It probably has to do with part of your brain that is responsible for orientation in space and letting you know where you stop and the physical world begins having its signals reduced or not even being communicated to the rest of the brain, as a result your conscious self loses these feelings of the self in a physical sense or where you should be in physical space, or whether or not you are indeed moving or sitting still.

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      This is a totally normal part of meditating. It means you are progressing well. Don't make any ontological assumptions about soul balloons being tethered or anything. There are many such experiences that will happen. As you progress they will change into different kinds of experiences like being able to see through your closed eyelids, and other things... Just keep meditating and don't really attend to much to these things, enjoy them but keep meditating.

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      Very useful advice Dannon. Very helpful. Focusing on spinning sensation doesn't do much for me anyway. All the voices i hear and the hallucinations i see serve as distractions when i focus on them. When i typically just enjoy and observe it is a much more relaxing transitioning.

      However, things in the universe spin a lot. Particles spin. Everything spins. It is an exciting realization. And an intriguing quest for knowledge to find out how spin of particles affects structures and movement in the universe. Science is heading there.

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      I've felt a similar feeling when deep in thought before bed. I start to discuss what things mean on a deeper level with my inner self and then occasionally I start to feel like my whole body is heavier and rotating in a circle, like a spiral or some sort. I can feel this inner heaviness as it spins, it is a very odd sensation.

      The insight that I have is when you feel yourself spinning its like shifting through a deeper part of yourself.

      It could be that at a deeper level, we, the ones who have this sensation, in a peculiar way have insight when we meditate or even if we just alleviate, are becoming in-tune with our inner-self, and in that sense a level of spirituality that is separate from our biological form.

      Just an idea.

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      I'd say it's a normal hallucination... no need to use spirituality to explain it
      in everyday life, you either perceive/feel something or you think about something.
      During meditation you're trying to avoid both. There's a lack of sensation in your mind, so you're just seeing hallucinations instead
      Your mind simply tries to even the lack of information out...


      just ignore it or try positions where it doesn't occur.

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      An option I have considered for this for myself. Because I also experience the motion is that of a force momentum in the energy body. Something physics might be able to explain.

      But.. To be honest.. I get the same sort of thing with Salvia Divinorum? I feel a gentle gravitational pull that slowly forms a vortex of sorts.

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      Hi, Yes, when you get abundant cosmic energy the you touch your soul and internally first the kundalini starts spinning. Later it would be so uncontrollable that your body would have spins. Initially body may swing like pendulum (side to side) and forward-backward and later it rotates / spins. You can check the technical information on utube (you can search for Spanda Kriya Yoga | Nature Kriya Yoga | Spinning In Meditation ) You can also whatsapp for any quick help on +91 - 934 75 78781 / check the website omnature dot org

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