When I was a child of the age of 12, I learned my first meditation technique. It involved laying down and slowly breathing in and out counting the breaths. The technique required that one focus on their forehead and wait. As I followed this technique, I was supposed to see an myriad of colors flash before my eyes. It would be as if I were traveling down a tunnel. Since I was a child I had no doubt that it would work and to my surprise it did.
I lay in the bed breathing slowly in and out and watching where my third eye would be. At the time I did not know of the third eye. After about 30 minutes I saw a bright brilliant purple light, and that was when I heard a voice speak to me. I remember it clear as day, it was an older man. The voice, was kind and caring, similar to what you might expect to hear about when reading any new age book. It was true though, I was welcomed and asked what I wanted. It was right when I heard the voice though that I got so scared I opened my eyes and screamed as loud as I could. Up until last night I had forgotten all about this experience.
It was about 6:00pm and I was wandering aimlessly across the internet. That is when I found this college student’s “page”:http://pages.emerson.edu/Students/Z/Zachary_Winick/ . Initially I just dismissed the site as another harmless rambling. Perhaps, it was a combination of Alex Gray’s paintings and curiosity, and boredom that made me stay. Third page in the author at last had a description of how to see with one’s third eye.
bq. “Using your Third Eye is very simple and only requires an open mind and some patience. Although you can use your Third Eye whenever you’d like once you become extremely learned in the way yours works, there is a suggested way of opening it as a beginner.
bq. First, turn off all the lights in your room and lay on your back with your hands at your sides or rested on your chest, preferably somewhere comfortable like your bed. Some enjoy playing music while they use their Third Eye, but music is entirely optional (I enjoy “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Godspeed”).
bq. Once you are comfortable and relaxed, close your eyes and focus all of your energy towards that area between your eyes. You might want to pretend like you’re watching a screen on your forehead from inside your mind. That usually works in getting you concentrated on that area. You can go on like this for as long as you’d like, but usually you’ll be laying for no less than a half hour, which is why patience is a must. You may be familiar with this practice, which is commonly known as meditating.
bq. Where you go from here is entirely different for every individual and not at all predictable. Many compare it to rubbing your eyes for an extended period of time, to the point where you see colors and shapes, which is usually common when you first open your Third Eye. But once you have reached a point of absolute focus, you have the capability to briefly leave your body entirely and see things the way you never thought you could. I know that sounds bland and half-baked, but you’ll have to try it to understand.”
After reading this I was as skeptical as before, but I decided to give it a try. After all what’s the worst that could happen? It could work? I finished reading the rest of the site and spent a good amount of time staring at Alex’s paintings. I knew he had done some LSD in his time; but looking at those paintings he made it seem so real. I left the site and forgot about it.
*1:30 am I get ready to go to sleep*
I finally decide to turn in for the night, and I turn off the lights. As I start to fall asleep I remembered the third eye exercise I read earlier. Being no stranger to meditation I am able to quickly get my body in a state where it is “numb.” Essentially the muscles are so relaxed the body has fallen asleep; it is akin to a conscious hypnagogic state. It is at this point when I am deep in the meditative state that I start to smell a skunk. I didn’t think anything of it. Until I recalled I live in the middle of the city. How am I going to possibly smell a skunk? It is in that instant that I experienced something I cannot explain. Focusing on my third eye, with my eyes closed I felt as if I could look through it. I could see with my eyes closed. I waved my hand in front of my eyes, I could see it. I sat up, with my eyes closed, but with my third eye open. I looked to my right and on my bed I saw sitting some sort of giant green lighted blue thing. I turned my head and looked at it quizzically. How is this possible? I am seeing through my closed eyes and there is a thing of green light sitting on my bed. (The best I can describe this for those who have trouble visualizing; would be the scene in the third matrix movie when Neo has his eyes burned out.)
As I stared, I realized the smell of the skunk came from this thing on my bed. Instantly like a startled animal it jumped off my bed and ran down the hall. It knew I saw it. AS I stared down the hall and watch it disappear as well as the smell of the skunk; I wondered how is this possible? I opened my eyes, I was leaning over the bed still staring down the hall. I wasn’t asleep. I had full control of my being as if I were awake. I have no explanation, for the first time I am at a loss. Initially I thought the green blob I was looking at was after burn from looking at a light. But, I had not been looking at a light for near an hour. Normally, I am the first to attempt to explain some “paranormal” instance. This I can’t say what happened, which is why I have shared the story with you. I hope that perhaps you may be willing to try this exercise; and maybe you can shed some light on my mysterious experience.