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The Drop That Became The Sea
« on: March 18, 2019, 07:24:09 AM »
I am brand new to 5-MEO and scheduled my first session next week. I write this post to share two previous experiences of non-dual perception. I read the posting guidelines for this subforum and I'm not sure if this is the correct place this post (the following experiences had no relation to 5-MEO). If not, please move to the appropriate subforum.
 
SPIRITUAL PRACTICE/WORK
 
I was initially introduced to spiritual work in the 1990’s. After experimenting with several approaches, I discovered the Fourth Way (a school of teaching originally introduced by G.I. Gurdjieff) emphasizing self-observation and a form of ‘active meditation’ referred to as self-remembering. The ‘active meditation’ (self-remembering) I describe is a practice of dis-identification from thoughts, negative emotions, subjective opinions, ideals, and beliefs as they arise into awareness during active participation in daily life. Some, such as Osho, compare it to Vipassana meditation.
 
I was actively engaged in the Work for a few years and discovered many remarkable things (one of which is described below) before gradually falling back into old patterns of conditioned behavior. In December 2017, I awoke to the realization of where I was and what I had been sacrificing and resumed a renewed purpose of life…To be awake again and living in the daily magic of love and freedom from judgement!
 
20 YEARS AGO
 
After being engaged in the Work for some time and experiencing progressively deeper levels of love and interconnectedness, something remarkable happened while I was working in a restaurant. I don’t remember how/when it unfolded and memory can’t truly replicate the experience. All that I can describe are powerful, yet vague impressions. “I” disappeared and was “replaced” by a sense of omnipresent love and complete unity with all things. As this was happening, the body was animated and waiting on tables, taking orders, and delivering food but with full conscious awareness that ALL IS GOD! There was also a powerful intuition/knowing that “this Greater Reality” was always and has always been present. There was an indescribable and powerful sense of primal déjà vu (deep familiarity/remembering). 
 
As far as sensory phenomenon, I remember everything visually cast in a glowing halo yet there was absolutely no sense of disorientation or distraction. I also remember hearing every conversation in the room simultaneously and understanding all of them. Although I was fully aware of the sensory experience, the sense of love/identity seemed timeless and boundless—infinitely expanded beyond the confines of the 3-dimensional space of the surrounding environment.
 
It was a front row seat to the Greatest Show on Earth!
 
NOVEMBER 2018
 
I had been re-engaged in the Work for about nine months when an unusual dream occurred while traveling. It was after my morning wake-up call and when I went back to sleep for a couple of minutes.
 
It started as an ordinary dream...I was in my company office with many of our normal office staff. It was a different office environment, but activity was normal and there was nothing unusual.
 
My boss and business partner was pressuring our IT manager for explanation about delay on a project when something interesting happened—Everything froze in place as if someone stopped a film.
 
The moment this happened, awareness began to expand and ‘drift’ outward from the ‘dream body/POV identity’ fluidly throughout this frozen scene. This non-corporeal and egoless sense of ‘I’ was incredibly familiar. As it happened, there was a knowledge that a body was asleep, a dream was suspended in animation, and a powerful intuition that there was nothing to fear and only trust/truth/remembrance in what was happening. What was a frozen scene of action in a dream became a black void as non-corporeal awareness expanded. Although the void was all I perceived, there was a feeling/sense of infinite expansion. It felt as if all remembered identity and existence became non-existent. Unlike recent experiences of nn,DMT-induced reality, it wasn’t a different perception of spatial (e.g., 2D, 1D) reality, but rather pure void (No-Thing).
 
At some point I sensed a physical body and awoke. Identity (and this 4-D world of perception) was back.
 
 
This was a long post. If anyone is interested, I’d be happy to share some thoughts about unique similarities and noteworthy differences between entheogen-induced and non-entheogen induced spiritual discoveries.
 
Wishing you peace, love, and wondrous discovery!
D.A.T.S.

 
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