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    Rotating sensation while journeying?

    Hello, MWs!

    I recently started studying shamanism. This afternoon, while journeying, I had the undeniable sensation that my upper body was rotating - clockwise, and then counterclockwise - repeatedly. It was vaguely similar to having the spins after a night of drinking, except that this was controlled, precise, I was not drinking, and my eyes were closed. It is worth mentioning that directly before I had the sensation of rotating, I was very aware that my body was vibrating.

    At first I was frightened - I thought maybe I was having a stroke or something. But after I observed the sensation, it was quite exhilarating.

    I have never experienced anything remotely like this while meditating, journeying or attempting to meditate.

    Just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience, and if anyone should share their insight.

    Blessed be.

    "perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave." Rilke.

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    I get this a lot (not while journeying as I haven't tried that), but while meditating or when I start to fall asleep. Best way I can describe it is like feeling dizzy with your eyes closed.

    I think it might have to do with being overtired. It seems to for me, anyway.
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    Thanks for the response, October.

    I don't think that I can attribute my experience of rotating to tiredness, however, as I slept well the night before and I was meditating in the middle of the day (around 3 PM). Usually, if I am overtired, my mind will wander too much for my meditation to be effective and I will just give up, or I will fall asleep.

    I usually meditate while lying down. I have felt dizzy while meditating before (similar to the spins); I've also felt like I was stuck in a sideways tilt (almost like I was lying in a hammock or a canoe that was about to tip over). This was different, though, as I was rotating fairly quickly and at a steady pace; there was a specific pattern to the rotations, if that makes sense. Also, I felt like the rotations were connected to my inhales and exhales; if it happened again, I feel that I would be able to direct the rotations. It was like I was pivoting. A final observation to note is that, at times, it felt like only my upper body was rotating; it felt distinctly separate from my lower body on several occasions.

    "perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave." Rilke.

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    I often feel like it's just my head--literally--spinning.

    Have you checked for anaemia? (I hate to be so dully mundane, but I like to rule out the uninteresting explanations and possible health issues before speculating about other possibilities)

    Apart from that, I'd love to hear if you can control it. That could be a very interesting thing you can do. Personally, I don’t do much journeying, I'm afraid of losing control or something, lol.
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    Then you try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn
    When you try to see the world beyond your front door"



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