We have all heard about the experience of being at One with all. Have you ever felt this?
If so, how do you get past the sense that "your feet won't touch the ground?" ...when regular operating consciousness returns. When it's time to do the dishes...
You just accept it as a touching wonderful moment, which you will remember always, and go on with your normal life. And you look forward, of course, to the next time that it will happen again.
answered 23 Jan '11, 19:00
When it happens you won't be thinking that "your feet won't touch the ground"- You have to get rid of that fear filled thought by moving the thinking mind out of the way. The experience can only happen when your mind is completely still.
answered 23 Jan '11, 03:48
One of my all-time favorite quotes:
“First enlightenment, then the laundry."
It's how I live my life. Wish I could find who to credit for it. All I can find is "Zen Buddhist saying." Anyone know better?
answered 17 Jul '12, 15:18
I doubt that anyone will read this, but here goes...
I was driving out in the country, when all of a sudden, I looked at the whole breadth of the sky and the landscape (fields) and felt the Presence of God.
I felt Him very clearly in All that was around me, and even as I drove, I felt transported....I will never forget that time-perhaps ten minutes- when God chose to reveal a little of Himself to me.
When I got to town, I got to the grocery store, and grabbed a cart from the parking lot, and went in and shopped. Although the actual feeling had passed. I will never forget feeling the feeling>.
I came down to Earth quite naturally while choosing a bag of apples...
I have told few people about it until now. It was a hard feeling to explain. But your question seemed to ask for this recitation, so I told you about it. These moments DO come...but they don't seem to last. But I am glad for the memory.
answered 18 Jul '12, 01:39
I think the experience can be referred to as "awakening the kundalini energy" by some people. It occurred for me after meditating.
I was overwhelmed for a few hours after the experience had passed. You just need to start doing normal things again, as the experience soaks into your memory.
answered 01 Apr '13, 07:02
You never see it coming. It is truly an Original moment (that lasts for a while, actually time stops) and to try to describe it would be pointless for I have a strange feeling that it comes about differently for everyone. Uh oh perspective again.
I feel I was fortunate enough to have a time suspended moment and the one word that set it offf was my meditation on the word.
All is good!
answered 23 Jan '11, 03:56
Have you ever walked on sand on the beach bare foot on a hot sunny day, if so, how did it make you feel?
The story is once you get to that place: “all is one, and one is all,” you never return back to tell!
But I have had some very unique spiritual experiences in the moment, and I am still around!
answered 23 Jan '11, 08:03
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"First enlightenment then the laundry" ... yes this phrase really rings loud and clear for me.
Many years ago i was in deep depression, that is, i was beyond feelings of extreme sadness, hopelessness, guilt. I would just sit there feeling my head spinning, so my companion with whom i lived at the time took me to see a neuropsychiatrist. The moment i met this person i felt a lot better already, there was immediate empathy. She looked at me and said there was something intriguing, baffling about my condition. First she did an electroencephalogram, during the seance i saw flashing colors in my head. Then she gave me a prescription for diazepam, a tranquilizer used in the treatment of tension and anxiety and as a sedative, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant.
For the next three days i was very sleepy, then when i was sitting quietly i suddenly became a blazing sun, nothing else existed, neither time nor space, and i heard like a baby yell out, my consciousness was overwhelmed, obliterated by the incredible power of it all.
Then it disappeared as quickly as it came. I looked around me and realized that everything was normal, the people that were sitting near me hadn't noticed a thing.
Of course at the time i said i'd been to see god, my companion said i was talking like a someone taking drugs.
Ever since then i've been "doing the laundry", that is, now and again spontaneously i relive and explore in depth this "experience". Each time it's different and each time i get deep insight.
I have experienced the oneness... I wasn't lifted off the ground, I was the ground and the ground was me. There were no boundries of anything, everything was of one. When you experience this you lose every thought or idea you had of yourself, you are no longer "the false you" but a part a pure living being of everything else. Very magical, very energetic.
answered 31 Mar '13, 14:38
The experience is a passing moment, but the wisdom from the experience is always there.
It was a tough transition for me to know what I know and balance my life.
You asked a question in reference to doing the everyday (and I might say... seeming trivial) life work; my answer for overcoming this is to find peace in every moment because it has the ability to make the mundane and chaotic: peaceful and vibrant.
To save time explaining: There's a video posted on the forum entitled "One-Minute Meditation: "How to Meditate in a Moment"". It's not my video. It's also on youtube posted by username becomingme. Watch the video, it might help explain overcoming the moments.
The idea is to have this be your dominant state while functioning in the world. There are many vehicles to get there as well as ways without vehicles. Here is a vehicle Snatam Kaur - The Sun Shines On Everyone a beautiful song. It is beautiful in rounds also, if you open it in two tabs at staggered intervals.
answered 17 Jul '12, 13:58
na you can return vee you chose to come here! believe it or not!once you come back you see things in a different perspective! and have no need to go back you chose to come here so enjoy and make the best of it!
verily,verily,verily i tell you,the flesh is flesh but the spirit is spirit. very narrow is the door of truth and only a fee find it. blessed are the peace maker they will be called son of god. blessed are the pure of heart they shall see god. there is light in a person of light and it shine on the whole world if not it is dark.
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