Having the thought that I am not as relaxed as I was couple of years ago I pondered what I was doing then that I am not doing now. Well, I recognized that I am not engaging in any type of meditation or body relaxation exercise as I once done. My self-response was “no, shit Sherlock.” O.K I decided to make a commit and put back meditation as a regular practice in my life. I dust off my I-pod which has the brainwave entrainment beats; I put it on and started the guided mediation. All is good; the body asleep, the mind awake, inasmuch as I have not done this in a while it feels like I started where I left off. The mind at ease, then suddenly I felt the touch of cold fingers hold my wrist. It startled me because it was unexpected. I thought it was my Nephew who just came from outside and was attempting to get my attention. Once I felt the code touch and being startled I came out of the meditative state only to find that there was no one in the room.
So now I realized that it was a spirit, what was the motive? Reminding me to get going otherwise I will not make it to my class on time? Or was it a malevolent spirit playing games, having fun to see if it can break my meditative state? Well whatever the motive was, I suddenly remembered one of the unintended side effects of meditation. That is a becoming sensitive to the unseen to the point where communication and perception of touch is possible. The next thoughts were “you are aware of this; it is nothing new to you. Your challenge is to get past paying attention to the earth bound spirits and to get to the next level.”