The Living Force
Initially I felt strong tingling sensations, strong vibrations (even in my teeth) and coldness during & after the Beatha exercice. It felt as if I was "phasing out" into another dimension Then I started to breath more gently and it resulted to a milder form of hyperventilation (slight tingling and vibrating sensations), which is normal initially from what I read.
I have been doing EE about 5 years now. And from the beginning, I also felt coldness during and after the Beather/Bioenergetic breathing exercise.
And I understand that some of members also mentioned same symptoms in this thread.
And few times I was so cold, even felt in my whole inside bones too, but nowadays I no longer feel that coldness. It was strange and puzzled for long times, but I founded out the answers from transcripts.
August 24, 1996
Q: (L) Okay, I have two quick questions. Last Sunday morning, after the session the previous night, I had a very strange experience similar to what Al-Arabi describes as being in a 'state.' It was like being taken up into a condition of near madness, Ark was there [in a sort of vision], and then, when [the intense emotion of the visionary state] became unbearable, [I pulled myself back deliberately and fell into a state of] cold, shaking and rocking. I was shivering like I would never get warm and I could FEEL my soul rocking in my body [the same feeling that comes with an OOBE]. I would like to know exactly what this was?
A: Balancing of half-self.
Q: (L) What is a half-self?
A: Your starter version, relating to birth karmic imprint.
Q: (L) What in the world does THAT mean?
A: What you were assigned with at the onset of this incarnation.
Q: (L) Do you mean that this was 'starting' something? Like a starter in a car?
A: No, what you started with. This must be periodically re-balanced at apex of significant junctures.
[None of this made much sense at the time; it was only after reading Mouravieff and then re-reading Gurdjieff that more understanding came in terms of the lower centers and higher centers. I think the “half self” that the Cs referenced above was their way of describing the lower centers. Thus, this was probably an inflow of energy from the higher centers. Trust me, it was almost annihilating
July 16th 2009
Q: ...(L) So basically, we can recapitulate by saying that people need to learn to breathe. Breathing can change things in their physiology. And also they need to use the breathing to get themselves into a meditative state, or a state where they can do the bioenergetic breathing, which then helps them to release karmic and current life programs and issues and get a cleansing.
Once they've started to become cleansed, then they are able to - and this is supposed to be interspersed with, as I understand it - continuous input of data and information. They did say that you use this to deal with reality. This meditating and breathing is not an escape, this is a healing.....