December 17th, 2007

We have all experienced altered states of consciousness while awake. Any time you are so absorbed in something that nothing else exists you are in what I call sacred space. It is the state of who you really are.

You can set about deliberately to achieve this state of grace with a few simple steps.

First, plant your feet firmly on the floor. You need to be anchored to the earth so you will remember your journey. Imagine that you have roots coming out the soles of your feet, and they are extending all the way to the centre of the earth. Now, feel the slow, steady heartbeat of the earth through your feet, and allow it to move up your legs. It may feel like a throbbing, or even a tingling. It’s all good.

For those of you who have given birth, this next part should be a cinch. The breathing is key to an altered state. LaMaze or even Yogic breathing are recommended. To check that you are breathing properly, place your hand just below your navel. As you breathe in, direct the breath to where the hand is. It should come out as your lower abdomen expands. As you breathe out, your hand should go inward. This is the cleansing breath of LaMaze breathing, and hey! It calms the mind, emotions, body, and spirit!

I always like to intensify my experience. I breathe in love, and give it a colour. I make it brighter and larger with each breath. The love I breathe in is that which I felt when I first beheld my newborn babies. I like to give it a golden/white colour, sprinkled with sparkly fairy dust, because who can’t use more fairy dust in their life?

Now that your whole energy field is vibrating to the frequency of love, no matter how upset you may have been earlier, it isn’t present in the presence of love. There is only love that exists in this state. When you have a good love vibe going on, you are on the same frequency as your guides.

Imagine the energies of your spirit guides and guardian angels about three feet above your head, and allow their love to come down, and settle on your shoulders like a warm, soft blanket. Accept, and allow this.

You can use this altered state to ask questions of your guides, and wait for an answer to come. It will probably be in the form of a thought in your head. Doesn’t matter what form it takes. You are protected by love, and only loving entities will connect with you.

I recommend this exercise as a five-minute vacation for you, anytime you are stressed. Surely you can find five minutes? In the bathroom, maybe?

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11 Responses to “How to achieve an altered state”

Phil Says:

I have always been partial to the Silva 10 count method. Closing your eyes, sitting in a comfortable position, and on each breath out visualized from 10 on down to 1. That is the method I have used for the past 30 years. Not often enough, though. Sigh.


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witchypoo sez: From time to time, I have used a modified type of this, envisioning a staircase that I descended with each count. I say whatever works is what you should use!

Jenny Says:

Just last night I was watching a David Lynch interview on YouTube about transcendental meditation and he said if you do it 20 minutes, twice a day, it would change your world.

And I thought… heck, if I had 20 minutes twice a day of any kind of quiet THAT would change my world.

5 minutes… I can probably do that! But definitely not in the bathroom, there’s ALWAYS an audience in the bathroom! Maybe in the laundry room!

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witchypoo sez: Whatever works for you! I suggest the time five minutes because it is needed to de-stress. If you want to go further, and can make some time to, go for it. It’s also an excellent aide to induce sleep.

Marie Says:

I am pretty good at this, and really enjoy it. Except every time I do it when my husband’s around he interrupts and says “what’s wrong?” Jolts me back to reality and obliterates all memory of what I’ve been thinking about.

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witchypoo sez: Sometimes, just telling him ahead of time that you are going to your happy place, and nothing is wrong is all it takes.

josey Says:

witchyp, i’m excited about this :) since i’ve started yoga this year, i’ve had my first attempts at “meditating.” to me, for now, its basically just completely focusing on my breathing while in corpse pose. i just feel like im melting into the floor and i feel very light. this works great for me, especially AFTER my yoga session. i suppose that is a sort of a form of “altered state.”

i’ve never tried doing anything like you described, but i’d like to. i’m actually a little scared. LOL. i know, sounds cheesey, but i suppose its just because im one of those kindsa peeps who has to know ahead of time what the experience will feel like, so i know i’m doing it “right.” hehe!

i’ll let you know when i try it! i definitely have time! =)

witchypoo Says:

Josey, I purposefully wrote a no risk technique. The only thing to fear is love itself, and we all know how good love feels. It would have been irresponsible of me to go into running energy, because if you don’t know what to expect there, it could be a bit freaky. Freaky, but awesome! Everybody’s experience of an altered state is uniquely therir own. I suppose that you might be a bit fearful about earth energy being drawn up, but you don’t really need to do it unless you’re ready. The earth is our friend :)

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Marie Says:

Problem is, I don’t usually know in advance when I’m going to do this, so I can’t warn anyone, let along myself. It generally happens in the car, or when I’m doing one of the meditations I do to ease anxiety, or just when there’s a lull in conversation and I start staring at a spot on the wall, next thing I know I’m in another world.

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zoe Says:

witchypoo this has been working well for me since you suggested it. the only place i seem to ever be truly alone is in the car…ahh that can be a bit scary…but so can finding your true self :0

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Old Knudsen Says:

Ah grounding, I imagine a monkey tail coming out of my lower back going through the earth doon a shaft to grab a hold of a bar, I don’t do it as often as I should, bad me.

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