Hello! I am new to this website, I have been practicing the merkaba meditation and I woud like to hear some experiences from people who had practiced it.
I will start sharing my experience. Two months ago I heard about this meditation and felt an impulse to try it, I looked for the complete instructions in a book by Drunvalo. I started gradually, first with the first 6 breaths, then the following breaths until the 13th, later the 14th, and a week ago I finally practiced it with 17 breaths (when my superior being finally allowed it). I felt something I have never felt before and I know I was not dreaming, I am sure.
I could only visualize the stars at the beginning of the 15th inhalation, then they dissapeared and I could only feel them. At the exact moment I was starting the 15th breath I felt I was shaking, the shaking was rhythmic, the feeling was stronger in my legs. It went on during the 16th breath, at that moment it felt stronger and I also felt powerful energy surrounding my body at the exact distance I imagined the stars. At the end of the 17th breath both the feeling and the energy gradually dissapeared. Then I stayed ther just breathing and relaxing.
When the meditation was over, I suddenly felt as if my heart was being filled with love and joy. It is hard to describe. All day I constantly thought about merkaba and what just happened and if it was real. The next day I tried again and the same thing happened so I confirmed I was not a dream. The following days I kept feeling the same but the intensity was reduced some days I can feel wave of the love stronger and sometimes it's weaker.
I have a question for people with more experience in this, I need to know if it is normal that the intensity varies or if the merkaba is becoming weaker because I made a mistake, I would really like to hear your opinion and advices. Also I would like to hear experiences from other people.
I am not aware of this particular mode of meditation but it sounds fascinating. Your experience sounded profound.
I can only say that in my meditation practice, I experience fluctuations in the intensity and frequencies of the streams of energy involved. I sometimes wonder if the fluctuations are commiserate with my physical body's ability to adapt to the higher frequencies of energy. Just a thought.
By the way, I love the phrase, "my superior being." I call my superior being, "my inner guidance".
Blessings and Joy on this journey!
I call it superior being, intuition or divine will.
Maybe I should have explained more about the meditation first, sorry about that, I will do that now in case someone is interested in learning more about it.
Here I share a link that explains what is mer-ka-ba, in this link you can read the introduction http://www.floarea-vietii.ro/site/php/flower-of-life.php?article_id=21
and here you can see the instructions for the 17 breaths that complete the meditation (this part divides in 4)
In the third link you can find some pictures that can be useful for you when trying to visualize.
I read it in the frower of life book by Drunvalo Melchizedek. the book is really complex, so I only read the part of the instructions for the meditation in the 13th chapter (the geometry of merkaba and the meditation). If you plan to practice the meditation I recommend you to read the whole chapter. I have the PDF file but it's in spanish, I guess it's not difficult to find an english version.
Thanks for posting this.
I can tell you my experience with the merkaba meditation but it wasn't Drunvalo's method that was used.
About 15 years ago I attended a seminar hosted by Almine Barton (http://spiritualjourneys.com/) and she used the 27 breath merkaba given by her son at that time. The class was given at Kumik Lodge in Gatineau Quebec. I was able to perform the 21 levels of the meditation and I had to stop as I had to get back to work. the final steps of the meditation I didn't do.
I experienced altered states during the meditation as follows: after the 5th level I was able to see the star shaped tetrahedron --- at least the tip of it. After the 17th or 18th breath I felt a srong wind travel up from the base of the spine and go right up past the top of my head (the wind was very powerful). The force of the wind opened my throat so wide i thought I was going to choke. the wind was golden light. At that point Almine Barton said if the meditation steps so far was completed correctly we should see a golden light in the throat. Then she said we were going to tell the pineal gland to spin beyond the speed of light and we would no longer be visible to our nomal eyesight. I stopped at this point and left. I have never done it again.....in a class setting.
I was able to hear my merkabah spinning one evening all by itself about 4 years ago. I saw the edge of the merkaba in golden light and I could hear it spinning.
It is interesting to know there are other methods, I haven't heard about this one, can you explain more about it?. Your experience is different than mine but both are certainly about merkaba, I guess the experience may vary. I will never forget the spinning sensataion around my body and the agitation of my breath, even when it only happend two times. I continued practicing the meditation but nothing new happened since that day.
Hi Diane, the 27 breath merkaba meditation was given by Shekinah (a.k.a. Brent Barton) and he is Almine Barton's son. I used to have it printed out at one time.
Ernie, do you mean that I have intense experiences as my process advances, and then I get used to the new vibration frequency? That totally makes sense. Thanks for answering!!
The other day I was doing some deep meditation (Tibetan Buddhist style; I've never heard of this method you speak of until just now) and had the exact same experience as you, I ended up in a state of being where the universe just "collapsed" and I could see infinitely. My body began to shake and my throat choked up with each breathe. My mouth was forced into this weird frown that I just could not shake while in this "reality". I finally opened my eyes and everything seemed to both not exist and exist at the same time. I was a part of everything and everything was a part of me. I felt an overwhelming sense of joy and happiness, and I smiled for what seemed like hours. I felt this great vast "energy ball" of Love emanating from my core and touching everything around me...
I feel very fortunate to have found this post because I was just feeling sadness for the fact that I had no one to relate this story to. Thank you for posting.
I understand how you felt, I spent more than 2 years keeping an experience of this kind in secret. Actually this experience I had is a part of some larger process that I have been going through, can I add you as friend? I would like to know more about your experience.