The very first time I seriously started to meditate, (about 2 years ago), I was alarmed by a very strong smell of roses wafting all around me. This smell kept getting stronger and stronger although there were no flowers anywhere near me.
Other experiences during meditation have been, peace, an absence of sound, the room `fuzzing out` and a whitish light surrounding my body, and I have also had my body start to `vibrate` sometimes quite strongly.
Can anyone explain these experiences to me and does anyone wish to share their own experiences they have had while meditating? [Kim]
I have had exactly the same experiences in my meditation, it`s very peaceful. Next time it happens I`m going to explore it further. [Andreas]
Well, when I meditate, I do that for about 60 minutes (due to time constraints), and everytime, after about 20 minutes I sort of feel like I`m `moving to the side` at some speed (this is what I perceive when my eyes are closed during meditation for some time). This is definitely a feeling of movement, and, when this happens, I seem to totally `loose contact` with the outside world - I can`t hear anything - I`m just `travelling along, passing darkness`. After about 30 minutes of such a meditative state, I `suddenly awaken` (thinking process seems to start again) and it seems like I`ve been `away` for MUCH LONGER than what the watch says. I also feel the vibrations, and I found that I can actually induce such vibrations when I concentrate. Anyway, meditation seems to be beneficial in the sense that my mind seems to WANT to think after meditating - I usually do most of my university homework after a meditation session. [rafal]
I decided yesterday to make a conscientious effort at becoming more disciplined in my Search for Meaning and getting closer to God by meditating every morning at 5:00am. I do often try to meditate but on a sporadic basis.
This morning whilst meditating I literally saw a flash of white light almost blindingly bright but from a single source ) but although I tried to maintain that - I lost it almost immediately.
Do you think this is progress or me hoping for too much too soon?
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.