Q: (L) What is the "expanded" present?
A: The real measure of time.
This "expanded present" moments were somehow the most memorable experiences of my life. I refrained myself from talking about them as I think that they cannot be accurately conveyed by written or verbal expression, only lived through. Furthermore, I saw this happening before, if somebody were told that "this way happened and felt like this" then that person might get into the habit of anticipation and cut himself off of the possibility of experiencing it in its natural way. I don't know how to make it happen, as it had to be spontaneous for me, so far.
Maybe, here on this forum, it's safe to talk about them, as I wouldn't misled anyone. Expanded presence seemed to me as heightened awareness, serenity,certainty, immediate understanding without mental processing. And sometimes was accompanied by so called "miracles", which I didn't quite get at that time, but now I managed to get a glimpse of their " nature".
And there was this feeling that the luminosity and the pressure of the light outside myself was the same as the luminosity and the pressure of the light inside myself - one might call this unity, or connection with All That Is ?
Certainly, these are not of the 3D kind of experiences. I wonder if they will occur more naturally, as we get rid of assumptions, anticipation, fears, and other items of our laundry list.
Just a thought