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Playful things in the air???
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12/18/18 1:30 PM
This is going to sound really weird...

Are there playful little thingies flying around in the air, or have I just started to visualize things that my unconscuous made up, or do I need new glasses, or am I going nuts?

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12/18/18 1:44 PM as a reply to Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö.
LOL. 
None here. 

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12/18/18 1:49 PM as a reply to Paul Smith.
Maybe I just needed to shift focus in the doctor’s waiting room and invented them. Weird.

Could have been my imagination trying to make sense of pixelations. But one of them was really fast, haha.

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12/18/18 3:50 PM as a reply to Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö.
Maybe I have more fantasy than I was aware of, and maybe I can learn to visualize in a vivid way after all.

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12/18/18 5:09 PM as a reply to Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö.
The description of playful little things in the air is just a little imprecise, but with intense kasina practice or visual focus I think the sky is about the limit in terms of the range of things you could see or experience. The pixelated quality can ramp up to the level of your vision becoming a psychedelic swirl. I've also seen skeletons float by, colorful hexagrams, and objects in a room appear and disappear during solo retreats. Can be a good sign of heavy practice. As for determining how any of that fits into your view of reality it probably requires a lifetime of engagement or distance, research, contemplation; interpretive responses here will probably be mixed, with the intersections of secularist materialist meditators and a few religious Buddhists and other mystics.

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12/18/18 6:01 PM as a reply to S..
Interesting! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and knowledge!

Yes, this was very vague, but I’m not usually a visual person at all so for me this was a surprise. I have a hard time even remembering the images of my loved one’s faces, unless I can think of a photograph or go through other senses first. I have been trying to imagine lights with litte success before, but I believe that part of my brain is finally starting to function just a little bit, because this evening I was able to see a bright energetic ball of strings on my black sceen. Not just imagine the looks of it, but really see it. I could intensify it. I have never been able to do this before.

I have seen psychedelic swirls all over the place with my eyes open once, on an experimental dance show. They were using sounds at a very low frequency, and I reacted to that.

I think I will have to try kasina practice. Having access to visual imagination would be great.