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#1 meeks

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 08:45 PM

I was wondering if anyone would be open to sharing some personal experiences with any of the Hindu Deities while meditating (or as part of their daily routine).

 

I'll start by sharing this one that happened a few months ago (which is why I started looking around and was referred to this web forum).

 

I had a sudden draw to find a Hindu temple to meditate at (rather than meditating at home each night) - turns out there's a Krishna temple about 10 minutes from my place. I emailed them for permission to meditate there before work and they readily invited me to come by any time (they open around 5am). So I started going there before work, around 5:30am and meditating for just over an hour each time. I could feel the presence of some (but not all) of the statues in the temple. The front of the temple has Lord Krishna, Goddess Raddha (his consort), the right side has Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi (his consort), Lord Ganesh, the left side of the temple has Lord Hanuman, Lord Balram, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi (his consort).

 

That morning Lord Shiva had started working on me while I meditated (I think I was about a month into meditating at that temple, he had come to me the night before during a meditation and introduced himself to me). At the same time his wife (I did not know who she was at the time since she hadn't made her presence known to me yet and I was relatively new to the temple) started working on me in parallel with his efforts - I could also feel the amazing love the 2 of them shared with each other. Essentially, Lord Ganesh was behind me, Lord Shiva to my right and Goddess Parvathi to my left. 

 

In my inner vision I could see a red ball, the size of a ping pong ball, inside my head. A stem sprouted from it and began pushing through my forehead from the inside. The sensation was so intense I was gritting my teeth, but I just focused on trying to relax and not fight it. Suddenly the energetic stem pushed its way through my forehead and I could perceive a crimson flower bud through my forehead - but it didn't stop there.... the flower dialed open into a beautiful blossom... I could feel so much energy emanating from my body. I heard the Goddess Parvathi tell me to sit up on my knees, so I changed from a cross legged position. She then told me to hold my hands up, palms out, with the fingers of my left hand pointing to the floor, right hand fingers pointing to the ceiling.  "Did I hear you correctly?" I confirmed, since they'd never asked me to use a hand position before. "yes" she said. So I put my hands in that position, and suddenly I perceived a red flower grow from each palm, the same as the one I perceived from my forehead.

 

I could see the Goddess Parvathi reach into my head and touch the center (the pineal gland?) with her finger and all the energy 'collapsed' into a serene stillness, like a ripple extending from the center of a lake - I didn't realize how intense it was until everything fell still. I heard her say "that's better - it was getting too intense" and my body went from rigid to relaxed (again, didn't realize how intense it was).

 

I went to work and googled her, trying to figure out who she was (Like I said, at the time she hadn't introduced herself to me, and this was my first 'known' meditation with Lord Shiva. I found a picture of her online, and there it was, an image of a Goddess with a red rose on her forehead/3rd eye, and 1 in each palm, in the same position she had me place my palms in. Needless to say my mind was quite blown by the image of her, and the experience.


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Posted 12 June 2016 - 09:08 PM

Whoa.  Thanks for sharing. 


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:33 AM

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:43 AM

Those both feel to me like Shamanic initiation. 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:01 AM

I have had one incident where I was given a vision of the universe being created from empty void. I was in a dark void, and suddenly I saw a blue egg crackling with electricity. It started spinning and in it I saw interchanging the vision of Lord Krishna and The Buddha. Each rotation revealed one or the other. The spinning became faster and faster and then the egg exploded. And the galaxies and stars shot out of it and flew past me.

In light of more recent spiritual understandings I guess it means something more than just the universe being created. I now understand it as the revelation that it all is nothing but an appearance to the eternal consciousness - the True Self.
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Posted 14 June 2016 - 02:37 PM

This is of a Christian deity, not a Hindu one, but you all might find it interesting. Also, a friend had the experience, not me.

 

My friend grew up in a very abusive home, his dad was an aggressive alcoholic, and all three of his sisters were drug addicts. He became a Christian at a very young age, and eventually got his whole family to be church going Christians (his dad quit drinking completely when he got saved).

 

Well, one night when he was laying in bed, a man (who I believe was the Holy Spirit) appeared in his room, and put his hand over him, and said, "Behold the Holy Ghost." It was a baptism. Can you imagine being baptized by the Holy Spirit himself?

 

Mike said the man's eyes were filled with peace, and he had a long brown beard.

 

After the man baptized him, Mike's awareness went to the ceiling, and he was looking down on his body. He said he had ex-ray vision and could see his own bones.

 

I've always found this story very inspiring.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 02:48 PM

I know several people whom work with Ganesh and other Hindu Deities, but i have not worked with them myself. If you were drawn to work with them then there is likely a connection you have with them either from past lives or perhaps your nature is of a similar bent. 

 

You may consider doing offerings to help your relationships with these deities continue to grow and flourish. Working with spirits can be fun and rewarding on many levels.  :D


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:32 PM

Thanks Old Chi - I was actually introduced to the Hindu deities after working/meditating with deities from a different pantheon for many years. One of the 'head' deities from the other pantheon said I had reached a point where it was time to move onto new things, and introduced me to one of the Hindu deities. From there, it was a gradual learning and introduction as I accomplished different aspects of my meditation work - sometimes I had to take a moment to google them when they came to me, as I knew very little about the Hindu deities back then. Often they simply say that the best way to honor them is to be diligent in my efforts (life choices, character, habits, meditation, healing work, being truthful, etc...) but every now and then I get the impression that a gift of flowers or some other item(s) are a nice added touch for something that was quite astonishing in our work together.

 

I have to admit though, they are a very pervasive part of my daily life, always right there when I have a question (and often popping in to give advice when I don't have a question). Best life ever...   :)


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 06:06 AM

Meeks- fascinating stuff!  Lately been getting more into Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, and Hindu Deities. Would love to hear more about your experiences in this vein, particularly if you'd care to share what kinds of practices led up to these kinds of experiences.  Any resources you'd recommend for such practices?


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 06:16 AM

I have had experiences with many of the Hindu gods and goddesses. The first was with Krishna. He felt kind of like liquid plasma stone. Super grounded in motion...

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 12:51 PM

I was wondering if anyone would be open to sharing some personal experiences with any of the Hindu Deities while meditating (or as part of their daily routine).

 

The front of the temple has Lord Krishna, Goddess Raddha (his consort), the right side has Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi (his consort), Lord Ganesh, the left side of the temple has Lord Hanuman, Lord Balram, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi (his consort).

 

I have visited Shiva several times.   I found an 'Elder' group surrounding him, so I referred to them as "the Elders'.   The Elder group easily comes forward and lays a hand on visitors.  That is my experience. 

 

I did not have any past understand of the Hindu gods/goddess.   Your post hast made me realize or think that the 'Elders' are the group you describe.   I will plan to visit some others you mention in the group.


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#12 meeks

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 12:21 PM

Meeks- fascinating stuff!  Lately been getting more into Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, and Hindu Deities. Would love to hear more about your experiences in this vein, particularly if you'd care to share what kinds of practices led up to these kinds of experiences.  Any resources you'd recommend for such practices?

 

Honestly, I'd say find a Hindu temple that has an association with the Deity (or Deities) you want to associate your efforts with an go meditate there.  I found a Krishna temple online very near my home, emailed them to see if it was ok for me to go meditate before work (they open VERY early) and they invited me to come by any time. I didn't do their method of meditation (theirs involves repeating the names of Lord Krishna in a repeated fashion/mantra) and chose to do the meditation based on instruction from the deity himself... seems to be different if you can hear them, but probably also has a lot to do with what I am trying to accomplish with my meditation work.  Being at the temple, my meditations went from an average of 20 minutes (at my home) to over an hour each time (at the temple).  

 

They don't even need to be the primary deity (eg: I worked with Lord Shiva at the Lord Krishna temple) as long as there is a statue for them at the temple (Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi and Lord Ganesh are portrayed together on an altar to the right of the main altar there). But I always asked them (the deities) if it was okay to work with them at the temple first, then I'd also clear it with the main deity (in this case Lord Krishna) beforehand.  You might find they almost always say 'yes, of course' but it's still good protocol to ask first.

 

If you've never talked to them before, or never heard them before... simply go to a temple, sit on the floor (bring a cushion or often they have little mats as well), sit there quietly and introduce yourself to each of them. Talk to them about yourself, your life, and state your intentions to them.. ie: you're requesting the assistance/guidance with your meditation work (or life) and the type of meditation you are doing. Or simply that you place yourself in their hands and ask them to guide you through a meditation of their choosing. Pay attention to what you feel, and don't dismiss random thoughts or images in your head. Give a donation if you feel like it. Try the food if they have lunch. Find out the customs - I didn't realize there's a purification ritual where you drink the water that's been poured over the Krishna statue each morning, until someone showed me what they were doing - after over a month there. Now I try to follow those customs as well to honor the system... plus it tastes great and energetically feels amazing.


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 09:40 AM

Once about 13 years ago, i felt an extremely strong motivation to meditate in order to show i was sorry for something i had done. It was one of the longer sessions i had during that period, when i had good focus/motivation (not like now!), lasted about 3 hours.  Anyway, first of all i saw a nomad in a desert, then deep space and then from this space appeared 3 beings that were seated on buddha like thrones.  But they had turbans tilted to the side on.  They looked asian to me. One was in the middle and the other two were either side of him slightly behind. They seemed to be alive and after some time i got hit by a bolt of energy that struck me ramrod straight and really woke me up.  I dont know who they were, but they had a peaceful sense about them. 

 

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 05:18 PM

What do you do if you introduce yourself and you get nothing back?

 

I ask this because sometimes I meditate and I see nothing, I feel nothing, I feel...disconnected from everyone and any type of supreme being. It almost seems pointless.

 

I certainly don't get any of the visuals that people describe, the colours, the white light, nada, always a pitch black void. I can sometimes feel something of great mass infront of me and I sometimes feel like I am in a pitch black tunnel but other than that....?

I wonder if meditating at a temple instead of my room would help?

 

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:01 AM

I had an experience some years back about 2008.

I met a indigo bird creature with indigo flames coming off of it.

It told me to come near, where I burst into those indigo flames.

Then he shook me awake and I was never sure what had actually happened.

I think I hypothesised many different things but my focus from 2005 to then was Garuda meditations.

 

I know Garuda exists, but I doubt that it was him.  I mean what does Garuda do?

Does he also shoot indigo lasers out of his eyes?

 

Edit: After meditating on the experience I realized that the indigo phoenix like bird had some gold and other colors, green especially in the chest and red as well as white.  It was just that the indigo color was very intense.


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:32 PM

Yes. Ganesh appeared to me, once, in a dream. It was over twenty years ago, but I'll never forget it. I was under the strong impression that wealth isn't necessarily material things. Please PM me, if you would know more.
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