Hi, under the Meditation Process described in "Ask and it is Given", what does the following para mean?
Has anyone had experience with this? What kind of "hell" broke loose?
When we begin to meditate we are in fact bringing into our conscious awareness those parts of our being that we have previously suppressed. In order to grow spiritually we have to shine a light on and heal those parts of ourselves that we previously disowned. In order to do this we usually need experiences or situations to make us aware of previous reactions that did not benefit our growth.
We become able to witness ourselves participating in the previous dysfunctional reactions and because we are now aware that such reactions are not beneficial they begin to automatically drop away as we choose to respond as opposed to reacting in such situations. We begin to realize that every experience or challenge in our life holds the potential for the greatest growth possible when we look for it.
Seemingly "All hell breaks loose" or the Universe provides us with opportunities, in the form of challenges, to create the awareness we need to realize our authentic self.
answered 01 Dec '10, 14:41
Less than 2 years ago I began meditating and thus started my spiritual journey. I was at a low in my life. I had lost a baby and was feeling sad and empty.Two months later, I went from being vegetarian to raw vegan. I didn't plan it but I guess my higher-self needed me to raise my vibrations. So many things were revealed to me. I can literally say, it rocked my world. It changed the way my family and friends relate to me (for the better!) My skin is radiant. My hair is lustrous. I am healthy and full of life. It is an amazing experience to say the least.
Thank you, namaste
answered 01 Dec '10, 10:36
Well, just contributing to your part of the questions which asks to share what it was like for "all hell to break loose."
It happened to me, pretty bad. Let me explain to all newbies that the journey can actually be dangerous if you're willing to allow goodness and release bad emotions...
I dramatically started increasing my meditation and my overall discipline to feel good throughout the day. For about 3 weeks I had the greatest 3 weeks of the year overall :)
During this period "being in the vortex" was now sort of beginning to become automatic and habitual to drift into. I had a solution (so I thought) to combat any negative thought, emotion or experience with manifesting experiment 2....Things were great, I was even also moulding my long, 4 year desire of something I wanted SO bad- a girlfriend....Though I didnt have my girlfeind yet, I was getting so many vibrational matches that I was just so happy.
However.....This is when it began to get 'dangerous.' 3 weeks of disciplined, 'trying' to feel good, though it was working, wouldn't replace old, dark thought habits....For example, when I started to think i was unworthy for the girl I was in love with, (which was just habitual thinking), I had a low, heavy 2-3 day period of pure, bitter tears and sadness. In other words, I was not allowing.
Once you become used to being in the vortex, you become more sensitive to bad experiences in your life. Because I had never had a girlfriend, because I had never percepived love from anyone else (not even myself really), I was just heartbroken to know that here my dream girl was, here I had manifested her, and yet I wouldn't allow myself to 'have' her.
A few days later I went through so much HELL that now I experienced the worst 2 weeks of my life....My abdominal muscles suddenly twisted and ripped themselves one night at gymnastics (though i didnt even know it), so I couldnt really eat alot without feeling bloated. My knee was starting to screw up, my wrist was hard to bend, I was feeling constantly week at work, all the customers at work was so vile and harsh to me, I had so many stresses in my life like Tax paperwork on my mind, and it wasnt until this morning when I needed an ambulance to actually save my life. I experienced a small near death thing, in which when I closed my eyes I saw bright white light....
The night before hospital I was 100% well. I wrote a card saying "oh god, if you give me my girl, I swear I will spend every second of my life with you..." Wasn't it funny, that all the work was up to me to 'allow.'
So you must allow.
answered 23 Dec '11, 12:26
I know someone that went to a hypnotherapist years ago. At the time it nearly ruined her marriage because as you just said, "All hell broke lose!" This was a cleansing process.
To explain this farther we need to understand that we all have a closet door in the basement of our minds so to speak. In this closet door it is terrifying, we keep it locked up tight and any time something upsets us in anyway we throw it in the closet and slam that door shut to be locked up forever! "I don't want to deal with this!" Slam the door goes shut and we feel better.
The hypnosis or deep meditation says "Owww what is in here?" "Let's take a look at what needs healing!" This feels good at the time and helps too. However this opening the door drops the tolerance level for things that bother us a lot!
With this dropped tolerance level we can become "nasty", "mean", "miserable", grouches. People think that we have changed, "what happened to the Mr. Nice Guy?" In the mean time you are riding around in your car playing Alice Cooper singing "No More Mr. Nice Guy!" and fully acting the part. The thing is that you are exposing all these hurt and angry feelings, all the times you felt an injustice and now you are feeling resentment.
All of this seems bad to expose on the surface, but keep in mind this is a cleansing process as all of these issues are worked on they truly disappear, they are not locked away. They are gone forever to never bother you consciously or even unconsciously! But to get there it is like you have to clean out the horse stable, you have a lot of stuff you really don't want to shovel but you know the place will be better if you do.
So in conclusion we need to clear out the mess to experience clarity. When all the issues that come up are healed you return to Mr. Nice Guy not because you hide your grief, depression, anger, and resentments but because you have none to hide. You are SET FREE, no more lying to yourself that nothing is bothering you but the truth that you have been hurt and do feel hurt and that is alright to feel that hurt and acknowledge it. The truth of the situation sets you free to see that you don't need to hold on to that anymore you can now let it go. They hurt you all through life at different times and that wasn't right and you felt hurt you don't need to keep that with you.
Normally whenever we attempt to change we get resistance internally and externally. I think that is what Abraham was referring to. People around us become uncomfortable with the change and they respond in different ways usually negatively to try to manipulate us. At times the resistance comes from within whereby the ego tries to wrestle control from our higher self. During this period it is important to remain focus and to be consistent.
answered 01 Dec '10, 21:37
in fact yes when you do meditation you will see the veils of the mind everything not solve in you at every level(soul heart and mind). you will need to understand the meaning of all those veils and put them to rest. and eventually you will escape that duality. and reach the dhyana state. experience and enjoy.
answered 24 Dec '11, 01:45
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