I was trying out the exercise of Week 2 of The Master Key System:

.29. Last week I gave you an exercise for the purpose of securing control of the physical body; if you have accomplished this you are ready to advance.

This time you will begin to control your thought. Always take the same room, the same chair, and the same position, if possible. In some cases it is not convenient to take the same room, in this case simply make the best use of such conditions as may be available.

Now be perfectly still as before, but inhibit all thought; this will give you control over all thoughts of care, worry and fear, and will enable you to entertain only the kind of thoughts you desire. Continue this exercise until you gain complete mastery.

I keep still and try not to think of anything, then I encountered a problem.

At one stage, when I could make my mind absolutely blank, it also meant not having consciousness of sitting straight also and at that time I had a feeling as if my head was spinning and I felt as if I was falling down and this was not a very great experience.

Is this normal or is there something wrong that I am doing?

asked 08 Nov '10, 14:08

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edited 14 Feb '12, 09:58

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Barry Allen ♦♦

I have heard people have similar experiences with flotation tanks. It is possibly indicative of a certain amount of partial "decoupling" occurring between your self and your body. If that is what is happening I would consider it significant progress, as it is a reliable indicator that you are achieving a deep meditative state.

I suspect that it will become less problematic for you over time, as you will either grow accustomed to it, or the spinning feeling will disappear over time.


answered 08 Nov '10, 17:05

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It sounds as if you were having an anxiety attack. I guess you are anxious about this whole process since its new to you. Allow yourself to go with what is comfortable for you. Maybe practice your meditation for shorter duration of time until you get used to the feeling.


answered 09 Nov '10, 00:12

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I encountered this problem when I started out with mental yoga. What's happening is that you pushed yourself too quickly to get into that state and your brain wasn't quite ready for it just yet. The mind needs time to adjust to higher perceptions and become oriented to the greater world beyond. I would recommend Drham's suggestion and practice meditation for a shorter duration of time until your mind adjusts.

Thank you, namaste


answered 09 Nov '10, 01:16

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