I've been practicing for years, but this is my first time looking into a community.
I noticed that there's a lot of terminology I don't know and I'm hoping someone can clarify some things for me.
Each of these is something I'm looking for an explanation of:
1. I've connected myself to others with what looks to me like a silver string pulled tight. It's can't be moved by physical means, but it can be created/connected or severed with willpower. I've never been sure what to call this connection. When I focus on one of these, I can feel various emotions and thoughts from the other side. Likewise, it appears that if I focus my thoughts on a connected person, they think of me as well. There have been many cases where the person will call or text me within a couple minutes, often when I have my phone in hand and am prepared to message them.
2. I've managed to project my thoughts to others many times. It's easiest when the target is asleep. I usually wake them up by mentally shouting their name at them while I focus on them. I don't do this unnecessarily, and I usually use it to wake someone in a public place so I don't bother anyone else. Only two cases have actually been confirmed with me and the rest have simply resulted in confused looks from the recently awoken person. Sometimes I can't tell if I actually did anything at all.
3. Sometimes I end up empathizing with others. Not in the sense that I understand their situation because I've experienced it, but in the sense that I can literally feel what they are feeling. Sometimes I feel only emotions, sometimes a physical pain is present as well.
Sometimes I do this on purpose because someone has been complaining about a pain and I want to help ease it. I've had a close friend meditate for a couple minutes while I focused on empathizing so that I could focus on the pain and try to pull the sensation away. After she finished meditating, she was surprised to find that the pain was gone. I didn't tell her exactly what I did, but she kept remarking about how amazed she was at how well meditating worked. Specifically, she was experiencing back pain and a headache.
4. I've had cases where I feel like something bad will happen, soon. Every time it happens, I act on it and try to avoid doing whatever I would have normally done in that situation. At times it has prevented apparent disasters. Other times, I can't tell if anything was avoided or not.
5. If I focus on any specific point on my body I can feel my pulse at that point. I can focus on my fingertips and increase the bloodflow to them, warming my fingers slightly. It feels like I'm following a map of my own nervous system when I find my focus for a point. Is this a rare thing? I've only ever heard of a small group of monks who have managed to do this by meditating for close to five minutes.
Any explanation would be appreciated.
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