Yesterday, during a seminar on intuition, Mel Doerr (our wonderful intuitive) guided us on a meditation. I relaxed my body, imagined a protective healing light all around me, and rose up into the ether. My third eye started to pulsate, I was getting deeper into a trance-like state and then I felt my right arm tingle. It was as if my hairs were being gently brushed. I have had shivers down my spine during meditation before but never anything like this. This was very very real.
It was so real that for a moment I opened my eyes to see if something was indeed on my arm – but I saw nothing and continued. Within a few minutes the feeling returned but intensified. I was so excited about this new experience. I remembered others talking about such sensations and they translated them as truth and knowing that the spirit was present. I was elated to feel the tingling and was looking forward to something magnificent.
And then I decided to take another peek – and discovered a little ant crawling on my forearm. I couldn’t help but laugh, and only respect for others around me who were meditating prevented me from doing it out loud. I removed the ant and went back to my meditation.
There are many ways for me to translate this experience. A cynic in me wants to say that all physical sensations could be explained by physical reasons. Another part of me screams out that an ant is a lesson not to get too high and to continue to be humble. Yet another voice says that ants were there but only I felt it, and perhaps an ant is a message to me from spirit. And in reality it all doesn’t matter. Rationalizations and explanations can never answer every question. I seek to experience and this was one that shook up my ant hill causing to wonder – what happens the next time around…