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I disappeared in the mirror while meditating…?

by bobbydigital1419:

So I was (seriously) meditating for the first time because my neighbor, a very spiritual lady, recommended it to do so clear out some stress. I have tried before, but I just felt like I wasn’t accomplishing anything. So I asked her for some tips, and she said to either sit in front of a mirror and look into my own eyes or at my third eye/pineal gland area.

So I did, and after a few moments, I noticed that the man in the mirror was changing, and my whole body disappeared and there was just black. Before that happened, my face also was changing, like maybe I was seeing a more aged version of myself. Then my face just went blurry and then black, as did the rest of my body. Also, I think I had visions, of what I have no idea. When my body returned I could have sworn I saw my skeleton or soul or something. I was completely sober while I did this.

So, I’m wondering if anybody can explain what I experienced, or maybe anything else that they should feel that I know. Please no stupid answers for 2 points.

Answer by John D.
You probably just imagined it, when you relax or meditate it can be like hypnosis.

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Cameron Mckay
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Cameron Mckay

you probablly imagined it because meditating relaxes you and gets rid of stress and helps muscles and stuff and maybe you just saw it in your head cause when i mediatate everything goes black and my eyes go weird

Elaine M
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Elaine M

It’s a form of guided meditation, nothing to be afraid of. Physically when you stare at a particular spot your eyes loose focus on everything but the area, making things disappear. You didn’t physically change, you’re now dealing with blind spots as well as your subconscious coming further forward. It’s ok. The meditation is supposed to calm your mind and put you in tune with your subconscious–basically take you to the type of moments you have just before falling asleep or just after waking up when you sort of ‘float’ between things. Your walls and boundaries are down and your… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

Yes. This is called the scotoma, or blind spot, in the receptors on the inside of your eye, where the nerves come together to form a bundle. Normally your brain just edits it out and fills it in with whatever visual image is surrounding the blind spot, since your eyes shift constantly under normal circumstances. Everyone has a blind spot (except, for some reason, squid) and it’s completely normal. By focusing intently on one spot and not shifting your gaze, your blind spot was placed over your body, and your eyes might have watered and blurred from your focusing and… Read more »

Kevin7
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Kevin7

it was just a dream probably

Tim M
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Tim M

I have done meditations for a while now and I have had some interesting and fascinating visuals when I have but I have not subjected myself to looking in the mirror and having that particular experience. Meditation can take you to a very different place within yourself as well as open up a whole new world that you would not necessarily experience in waking life. Meditation is something that most usually practice when they are in a relaxed and in a stationary position. Either sitting down or laying on their backs. Incorporating a mirror is a unique method for sure… Read more »

LJR
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LJR

It is normal for visions to occur when focusing on a single point for a “long” length of time. The process is called scrying and it’s the technique used by fortune tellers when gazing into their crystal balls.

Mister Big-RED
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Mister Big-RED

Someone laced your special herb with PCP there sunshine.