Quieting the Body and Mind to connect to your Spirit (and to numb severe pain)

Through the use of sensory deprivation and deep meditation using Sacred Acoustics, I’ve been able to connect to my spiritual self like never before!  It started a couple weeks ago at the pool where I swim, where there were no other swimmers and wave dampening lane dividers, so the water was completely still.  I placed floating noodles under my heels and behind my neck and floated very peacefully, gradually becoming motionless as the self-induced waves subsided.  With my waterproof phone case and earbuds, I started listened to Sacred Acoustics Om.

Breathing deep to start, to slow my heart and lower my blood pressure, I then focused on my breathing in and out to quiet my mind.  A few minutes into the 20 minute mp3, there is a part with vocal Om chants that seamlessly blends in with the instrumental track. Suddenly I found myself involuntarily humming along at the same frequency!  Then I noticed I couldn’t feel any part of my body.  I was no longer physically aware as I couldn’t feel the water, my earbuds, nor the noodles keeping me afloat.  It reminded me of pictures I’ve seen of astronauts sleeping in space, completely weightless.  I was completely numb, but yet still very mentally awake and becoming spiritually aware.  My focused breathing was automatic and I didn’t even feel the air I was breathing in and out of my nose.  I was having an out-of-body experience!  My five physical senses were “asleep” which allowed my spiritual senses to become very, very awake!!!

[What my spirit experienced while my body was in the water, and the questions I asked God and the answers I received will have to wait for another lesson.  But the story of my deep meditations continues… ]

Today, I had surgery on my left knee to remove scar tissue developed after a partial knee replacement 9 months before.  I have learned to ignore pain and love ice, having had knee problems for 20 years.  I know the power of the mind over the body to ignore pain and cold, but it was impossible to ignore pain from that morning’s surgery that feels like you’ve been repeatedly stabbed with a knife. (Pain from partial knee replacement surgery feels like being repeatedly beat with a baseball bat and ran over with a truck.)  I remember the numb feeling I had in the pool and wanted to try an experiment to numb the pain from surgery.

I put ice on my knee, laid in bed on top of a soft, warm, down comforter, and propped my legs up with big fluffy pillows.  I was very comfortable, except for the pain and ice.  My Bose headphones started playing the Om in my dark, quiet bedroom and I was soon returned to the out-of-body state I had been to while in the pool.  The sensory deprivation feeling of weightlessness, the numbness, etc.  When I became aware of my body again I had absolutely no feeling of pain.  Eventually the pain would return, but the deep meditation worked a couple more times that day providing some much needed pain relief.  And all three meditations also included having a spiritually transformative experience (STE).

[The STEs will have to wait for another post as well.]

I share this story in the hope others in severe pain are able to achieve similar results as I have through deep meditation.  Please leave any questions or comments below.