I’ve heard about it. I’ve never done it. I still haven’t seen it first hand, but I’m convinced it’s possible. All things are, and I’m only one degree of separation from a couple of great stories. You can make of it what you will.
I have some pretty far out friends. Let’s say that some of them are further out then the rest of us, but that is precisely what I love about them. Not only do they think outside the box, heck they don’t even acknowledge the box exists.
So I was at a social gathering at one such friends’ house chatting about this and that with another guest, when I discovered that she, like my friend attended what I will call ‘a mystery school’. In fact she had been attending as a student going on 12 years or so, therefore I just had to ask, “Have you yourself seen or heard first hand of any thing that the rest of us might call a miracle or miraculous?”
She thought about it for a moment before answering. I guess I must have come across to her as the open minded, ever curious type that I am, because without embarrassment or hesitation she answered, “Well, I’ve been known to levitate, if you consider that to be miraculous.”
Huh?! You could have knocked me over with a feather. “Really? How exciting.” I thought. “So what does that look like?”
She went on to tell me that she had been ‘witnessed’ by others at the school as levitating on more than one occasion during her meditation periods. What was odd to me was that during the mediation she herself was not aware that she was doing so. Hmmmmm, curious that. So obviously it was not a focused intent to levitate but more of a by product of the meditation process. Very curious.
I had heard of a similar situation with bi-location that went as follows. Yet another long time student of the same mystery school (a medical doctor I am told) had been a long time practitioner of the ‘Blowing’ Meditation. As I am not a student I can only offer in laymen’s’ terms my understanding that the purpose of getting up at 3’oclock in the morning is to weaken the dominion your ego has over you. Ego would be that part of you that wants nothing to do with getting out of your warm, cosy, comfortable, pleasing bed at that ungodly hour. Unfortunately, the ego body likes its creature comforts and goes to great lengths to sabotage anything out of it’s comfort level be it mental or physical. It does this by jabbering in our brain constantly.
“You don’t really want to get up do you? You’ve got to be kidding me we’re talking perfectly cosy sheets here and I’m still tired. I’m soooooooooooo tired and we don’t have to be up for another three hours anyway so what the hell are you doing? We don’t have to do this”….yadda yadda yadda yadda. And so it goes. The discipline is to move beyond it, to shut it down for awhile, to give our mind a break from the constant, insipid yappy voice that all too often ‘gets its own way’ like a spoiled and pampered child. To create a ‘void’ or silence from thought, and to lengthen the time between thoughts until you can be present without them at all.
Of course that is my perception in laymen’s terms. I think Dr. Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra have far more eloquent ways of looking at it and explaining it than I do.
Nonetheless, a far more disciplined person than I is the subject of this story, and the story goes that they had been engaged in this 3am walking meditation daily for over three years. One such morning they were spotted by a stranger who drove to work each day via the same route. The driver claims that one moment the person meditating was over here (pointing here) and then they blinked out and reappeared immediately way over there (pointing there). It freaked the poor guy out. What is common between these stories is that the person(s) involved in the meditation weren’t aware they were doing it. As far as they were concerned they were simply absorbed in the meditation. Hmmmmmm.
Can bi-location be a stepping stone en route to ascending? Is it similar terrain except that you are gone for longer periods of time?
I have a third story. This involves a friend of mine who prefers to remain nameless as is their wish.
Said friend was also meditating, and a facilitator or teacher who was present at the time witnessed him wink out. Yes, I’m paraphrasing here. Apparently, he was gone for a few minutes and then just as you please reappeared in the same spot. His recollection of the event was being aware that during his meditation his consciousness was projecting, but he thought it was astral projecting, he never knew his body had gone with him. If not for a witness account he would never have known.
Levitating, Bi-Locating, Ascending….What seems to be the common denominator?
To me it seems clear that all three in part have something to do with clearing the mind chatter, being present, clearing thoughts away as opposed to creating them with intention.
I can’t say that I know this to be true because I don’t have any first hand experience and yet I am inclined to think anything is possible. As Albert Einstein pointed out, we use precious little of this thing between our ears. What else is the rest of it capable of? Hmmmmm.