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    I meditate every night before going to bed. I have no problem getting started but when it starts to get "deep" I get a rush, the only way I can describe it is like an anxiety attack. I get the feeling of impending doom and feel VERY weird though my breathing and pulse don't change unless I get scared. I'm getting used to it, so I just go into a deep enough trance that I begin to feel it and back off a bit, It happens every time whenever I get into a deep state.

    Has anyone else had similar experiences while meditating?


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    That is weird. Is it like standing in the middle of a pitch black room all by yourself? Like sensory deprivation? Some people do have problems with that. Did you maybe get night terrors as a child?


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    I had recurring nightmares as a child and lots of headaches. There is definitely something nervous is wrong with me I know that because I have an irregular heartbeat and anxiety, plus nervous twitches and now this.

    Sensory deprivation, that makes sense, thanks
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    Sensory deprivation usually relaxes you, unless you have an internal psychological issue that has not been addressed. Quite frankly, having bad dreams (lolwut) as a child does not constitute enough of a cause, and there may be something more wrong. If an initial checkup with a doctor is fine, I'd suggest exploring your memory in detail while meditating to find problems. Once found, you should find a way to fix your responses.
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    hello all,
    That does sound a bit odd, but I get anxious still too. Not to that degree maybe, but have you tried meditating in the morning? Maybe there will be some change for you that way----just a thought?

    I like to hold a healing crystal like citrine or some stone with natural metaphysical properties in it. I think it helps me to relax and go inside myself better without the fear.

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    thanks, I'm not into rituals much, meditation is about will power, I think the less you need to meditate the better

    you should be able to meditate in any posture, activity, situation etc... with or without crystals or other objects of focus

    I should try meditating in the morning, thanks for that
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