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SeanMac

Canada
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Posted - Jan 06 2019 :  11:12:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
Hi,

Lately I have been encountering something strange in meditation. I seem to get into the meditative state quickly, and I quickly start having kriyas, usually the same kind. However, after only five minutes or so, my eyes automatically open and the meditation ends. I would like to be able to meditate for longer like I used to. What do you think of this?

Another thing I'm curious about is, to what extent is kundalini supposed to "take over" your thoughts and actions? I feel like I can't direct my mind around in the same way that I used to, and often my actions feel kind of unwilled by me and automatic. For a while this kind of thing made me feel like I was possessed, not by a negative entity, just possessed.

Thanks,

Sean

BlueRaincoat

United Kingdom
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Posted - Jan 06 2019 :  1:25:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Sean
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However, after only five minutes or so, my eyes automatically open and the meditation ends. I would like to be able to meditate for longer like I used to. What do you think of this?

Your meditation ends when you want it to end. Meditation is a voluntary practice.
If you get distracted mid-way, you simply go back to the meditation procedure and continue till the end of your allotted time.

If your meditation technique is not supporting this approach, you might like to explore a new one. If you click on the "deep meditation" link on the left of this window, you will find the instructions for AYP's mantra meditation.

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I feel like I can't direct my mind around in the same way that I used to


Symptoms like these can happen as you progress. They typically come and go. If they become unpleasant or disruptive to our daily activity, then we need to self-pace our practice to a level that is sustainable. There is a lot of information about self-pacing in the lessons on this website.

Good luck!
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SeanMac

Canada
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Posted - Jan 07 2019 :  08:28:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi BlueRaincoat,

I just realized I said "kriyas" when I should have said "mudras".

I guess I could be more specific about my meditation experiences. When my eyes open, it's like it happens as spontaneously as the mudras - it's not really that I thought I "wanted" the meditation to end, just like when the mudras happen it's not that I "wanted" to do them first, it just happens. I'm being honest here.

Tons of what I do throughout the day feels spontaneous and un-thought-of beforehand. It might mean something like getting up and walking around before it seems to be in my mind to do so, or it might mean something like talking to myself spontaneously withing having any idea what I'm about to say. Often, when spontaneously talking to myself, it's insightful because I hadn't really known it or thought of it beforehand, it's like advice is handed to me through my voice from another source. I wasn't sure if these kinds of things were normal kundalini experiences or a sign of something else.

I'll check out the links you mentioned, thanks.
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BlueRaincoat

United Kingdom
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Posted - Jan 16 2019 :  1:55:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Sean
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Originally posted by SeanMac
I wasn't sure if these kinds of things were normal kundalini experiences or a sign of something else.

They can be signs of energy movements. There are also changes in the way we relate to our thinking mind:
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Originally posted by SeanMac
I feel like I can't direct my mind around in the same way that I used to, and often my actions feel kind of unwilled by me and automatic.


All part of the journey. Keep going with a balanced practice, with an effective form of meditation at its core.

All the best on your path

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Charliedog

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Posted - Jan 17 2019 :  03:26:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Charliedog's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Sean,

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Another thing I'm curious about is, to what extent is kundalini supposed to "take over" your thoughts and actions? I feel like I can't direct my mind around in the same way that I used to, and often my actions feel kind of unwilled by me and automatic. For a while this kind of thing made me feel like I was possessed, not by a negative entity, just possessed.


Slowly you and and your perspective is expanding, kundalini is not an outside entity it is You.

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Tons of what I do throughout the day feels spontaneous and un-thought-of beforehand. It might mean something like getting up and walking around before it seems to be in my mind to do so, or it might mean something like talking to myself spontaneously withing having any idea what I'm about to say. Often, when spontaneously talking to myself, it's insightful because I hadn't really known it or thought of it beforehand, it's like advice is handed to me through my voice from another source. I wasn't sure if these kinds of things were normal kundalini experiences or a sign of something else.


Reading through your posts it sounds as you are ready to ask yourself who you really are. Are you really the doer? You are on a crossroad, Life becomes Lighter, do you notice ? Keep practicing in a balanced way like BlueRaincoat pointed out, good things are happening.

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