Hello, here I am again. My first morning practise. It was cool.
The mp3 that keeps waking you up, after 4, 8, 6, 20, … Minutes, variable, has a very strange effect on me. It keeps me hoovering around sleep. I always have hard time falling asleep again, and often I hear the next beep, before I fell asleep, not in the first hour, but more and more in the second hour and on. But it gives me time to experiment with techniques that get me closer to sleep many times. Also when the beep goes off before I fell asleep, I can remember very well to keep still and stay with eyes shut, so I can condition myself to always do it like that.
So these are some things I experienced during this early morning practise (I started around 4, after WBTB):
Popping in and out sleep and dreams
Very short dreams in which I am trying to fall asleep (false awakenings)
Rushes over my body
Hearing voices, strange noises
Caution: one small nightmare (but that’s ok for me)
Many behind the eyes visuals
Meditation like experiences.
Easy to play with my mind, dissolving my body, staying in empty space
Very deep breathing
After some time mind not falling asleep anymore, hearing the beeps, but not disturbing, body very, very still, but not sure if it was really paralysed. For sure difficult to move, but still possible with willpower.
The last experience, the body very very still, and the mind very awake was interesting, that was the meditation like state, the state in which I could easily play with my mind. I could imagine to dissolve my body, until I felt and heard nothing anymore, but entering a dream body or separating from my real body by imagining to roll, turn around, being somewhere else etc, didn’t work. Also no strange noises and feelings, so I guess it was no real SP.
I didn’t know how to get to real SP, I guess I had been partially in SP, any tips on how to get further to real SP?
I feel little tired today, so I decided to go for the following schedule:
In weekdays I will only practise this once every two days, so one night my mind and body can rest and, who knows, get some spontaneous effects from the previous night, the other night practise.
In weekends: every night practise, and if possible a day nap, also with practise.
I hope this is also inspiring for others, if not, please let me know, then I will shut up and just record these experiences just for myself