I have been interested in out of body experiences lately, and in an attempt to trigger one I decided to do a visualization technique. However, what I didn’t realize at the time was that it was basically analogous to concentration meditation. Within five minutes I fell into the first Jhana accidentally. I never did get out of body. Perhaps this is something that will happen with Kundalini at a later date.
Fast forward to today. I had decided to put on an orchestral dubstep mix that I came across on youtube to help me study and the first song made me feel SO good, I accidentally fell into the first Jhana again. This was COMPLETELY accidental. I wasn’t even mediating!
This is the song, if anyone is curious:
I should also mention that I haven’t experienced these states for more than a couple of minutes at a time. The first Jhana is happening so much though that hopefully at some point I’ll be able to experience it for as long as I want. I won’t be trying though, as energy work is always dangerous when it comes to Kundalini. It’s awesome when it happens though!
I think I also read somewhere that it’s harder to stay in the lower Jhanas when you’ve experienced the higher Jhanas. The fourth Jhana is, I believe, when one experiences enlightenment of the Higher Self. As I have already experienced this it may just be that I am passing through the lower Jhanas briefly to clear out the rest of my system before I can progress back into the higher levels of Samadhi. Whatever the reason though, I am starting to see this falling into trances as a good progress indicator!