It is no mystery anymore of the degree to which meditation can be an instrumental force in the overall health of an individual, and if you would like to see the myriad of benefits which meditation brings (and have not done so already), you can read my post “100 Benefits of Meditation“. In addition to the health benefits, are some pleasant consciousness expansion effects which deserve some attention.
Once you have been meditating for a few months (maybe longer or shorter, depending on the individual), the benefits will slowly begin to manifest in ways that one might not expect. Today, I will introduce briefly one marvelous effect that the correct practice of meditation will present to the sitter. This effect is one where the dedicated focus on stilling the mind and body births an exhilarating phenomenon I call “The Bi-directional Effect”. Why? Because the sensation that I’m speaking of feels as though the body is seated atop a turntable, spinning in both directions at the same time; hence, “bi-directional”. For some, this feeling may manifest as more of a vibration than a rotation, but some might also experience it as this bi-directional motion. Both vibration and bi-directional motion are essentially different perceptive versions of a common phenomenon, because there are certain times when the desperate attempt of the brain to make sense of stimuli (as it does), will cause it to switch between the two sensations, rendering them indistinguishable, revealing there common origin. This bi-directional motion is apparently vibration and an opening of stagnation of energy flow in the dress of perceived horizontal rotation. Either way, for those meditators out there who are fairly new to the practice, don’t be alarmed should this sensation arise one day whilst sitting silently on your cushion. It is a stage that dedicated practice is bound to lead one to at one point or another.
Vibration and wave motion is the method in which all aspects of existence operate–sound, light, touch at its atomic and subatomic level, as well as the organizing of matter (see Cymatics). When you feel the bi-directional vibration, it is a glimpse into the energetic workings of the entirety of the cosmos, and thus should be a welcomed effect. There is an entire connection with dealings of higher consciousness, which I’ve touched on a bit in past posts, but I will reserve more in depth discussion on this subject for subsequent articles. For now, if you experience this pleasant effect, try not to panic, and just let it take its course. It can lead to new experiences that one may have thought impossible before they happened.
If you are a meditator and have experienced any noteworthy sensations or phenomena, please feel free to share them below in the comments section.
Enjoy your still mind ^_^
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