Another experience I had a few years ago was a bit
larger in it's effects on me. Though I was awake.
It began with an evening stroll. My girlfriend and I doing a tour around her grandparents area... a big square loop of 4 streets. At the farthest street is a big farmers field. She felt like walking out into it, and being logical I already assigned our destination to be 'out the other side'... cutting a corner of the square.
It was a full moon. We hadn't been to that side of the country for a year or so, so it was very new to us (again) and vibrant.
She decided to stop in the middle of the field, sit, and watch the sky. The stars there are always amazing (small town, no lights).
Me, being me, got a little edgy from the halt of 'the destination'.
But I dropped that notion, turned around and came back beside her and looked up too.
As I moved my eyes around the sky, and all of the beauty of the stars and black, I eventually settled them on the moon. Suddenly, it began to appear to be rushing toward me. I became fixated, unable to blink or change my gaze. The sounds of the night grew very strong and detailed, like every 'thing' was doing their thing right in my ears. Same too with my sight. My field of vision wrapped around my entirety of my eyes' seeing possibilites, and the detail was un-explainable. My entire skin goosebumped out aswell.
By this point I had no thought. No lingering defining and commenting voice, and no images. Just pure knowing... The tears began pouring out of my eyes at the senses of this beauty, and power, and by then, my breathing was sooo deep and true...I've never felt this before? (perhaps in my first and last breaths of life)....
I stood there perfectly like a rooted tree for what seemed like an eternity, but probably wasn't much longer than 1 or 2 minutes, until an image began flashing in and out. It was a view from above of a person lit in the dark looking up at the moon with black shining eyes pouring out black tears. Not a sinister image. An image of me how I was standing in bliss. Slowly my mind began drifting in, like coming back into a dream, as I was lowered to my butt (that's what it felt like), where I began to shiver uncontrollably (cold, shaken).
My gf wrapped her arms around me and I began to aquire the ability to think about what I had just witnessed.
From an onlooker's perspective it would have just been someone looking up for a bit and then slowly sitting down.
The effects didn't quite fully 'go back to normal' for the rest of the evening, but it was a gradual decline. I remember knowing that I was carrying a popcan but couldn't feel it as I looked at it... It felt perfect or a part of me....like there was nothing there...where the trees spoke through their vibrance (not in language ofcourse, through their own intent/pattern)
This event re-connected me to the earth again.... showed me that separation from power/enlightenment/god/spirit/energy is a mere civilizational distraction, a trick of the mind, and 'eternal bliss' is always a glance away for everything/everyone.
I've had much milder events of this nature, and can bring them on when I desire... through a few of my own techniques
One being staring at the moon ofcourse.
I can also bring it on by asking myself truthful questions such as.... "what IS that?" (with emphasis) when looking at 'ordinary everyday' things. Because since I know now that nothing is separate from anything else and myself (and in logically knowing that now, through actual sensual experience) the truth (to me) can be called upon again as intent, or gazing with the senses.
Other ways of 'training' are found in awareness skills. Such as... fixating your gaze on the horizon (or moon) or any 'point' without losing/moving focus, and moving the mind's eye instead around the peripheral of vision.... your eyes may start to water
Believe it or not, if this is practiced enough to where it becomes normal, the person will begin to see inklings of the spirit, in time. The extent to this possiblity is infinite ofcourse. It is my understanding that animals and newborn human animals see this way all the time, and ignorant (ignore-ance) education trains it out of us.
It's also a great way to see the slightest movement while walking through the forest or anywhere. Detail gets better with
It is all really the same technique as far as practicality, I guess. Just confusing the mind's status quo in different ways.... enough to make it jump ship into an intensity of senses.
anyways... If you got this far, thanks for reading.