One day I woke up dis-identified with the body

happy's picture

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One morning, a few months ago, I woke up dis-identified with the body.

There was the body and there was me. Simple as that.

I don't know what had happened the night before or what exactly caused this lifelong identification to vanish.

I didn't find any impulse to investigate the reason nor to investigate who then I am now, a thought? a soul? Actually, from that moment, I didn't find any inclination to investigate anything at all.

After some time of confusion due to the new unfamiliar state, everything proceeded the same as before despite the completely different state of identity. Things, functions and operating of the body seem to happen the same way.

One mental difference I noticed was that much of the fears and worries have gone completely. It seemed that they didn't go away as a direct consequence of the breaking of the identification per se but more simply as some kind of a byproduct, as if what sustained them was not life circumstances but rather a self-contained mental disposition associated with the identification with the body.

Other noticeable differences were a sense of constant happiness as well as vitality and liveliness of whatever perceived and happened around.

Also, I tend to sense my personality as an object more clearly although I can not say that I mentally feel that I'm dis-identified with my personality or mind the same way I feel with respect to the body.

I do not experience any significant supernatural abilities except of the fact that I feel as the thoughts and consciousnesses of others sometime intermix with mine somehow.

I don't know what enlightenment is and I do not claim that I'm enlightened, I just say one simple thing that sums it all: there is a complete break of identity between me and the body which is adjacent to me.

This state of separation feels so normal and right. It also feels as terribly accessible to anyone.

I can promise you one thing with confidence (though I do not know what I base this confidence on): if you treat my story as if it happened to you, if you imagine to yourself while reading my story that it happened to you, if you play this short game of "let's pretend it actually happened to me" while reading the text - it will happen to you!

jasdir singh jaura's picture

Don't you

Don't you heard any sounds that movement, like sounds of bells and drums.

jasdir singh jaura | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 12:07
happy's picture



happy | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 13:01
jasdir singh jaura's picture

Are u

Are u very much intrested regarding spiritual yoga's or exersices.

jasdir singh jaura | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 13:32
happy's picture

Not very much anymore, but

Not very much anymore, but this lack of interest happened before the event and not upon.

happy | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 14:20
jasdir singh jaura's picture


Beware! sir,
it can damage your life style, Relatively
it can also effect ur family,
ur family members can go against u.

jasdir singh jaura | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 14:34
happy's picture

I told you that I cannot

I told you that I cannot cultivate fear. There is nothing to beware of. You may misunderstand and mystify my state. It's simpler.

happy | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 14:46
jasdir singh jaura's picture

Due to

Due to Practising the spiritual Yogas, Sometimes people feel their soul LIKE:
Nut in the shell,

jasdir singh jaura | Sat, 08/14/2010 - 09:26
MoorthyPNN's picture

Good experience

Indeed you had good experience, and you tasted that, that is the reason you are interested to know more or taste more.

Different people have different experiences which ultimately pull them to think about god. Only true GURU can tell what exactly the meaning of your exp.

God bless you in all your spiritual endeavors.

PNNM, A Spiritual Enthusiast

MoorthyPNN | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 14:23
happy's picture

I didn't say I'm interested

I didn't say I'm interested to know or taste more. I didn't say I'm thinking about this concept called God or Gurus. Actually, I said the opposite.

happy | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 14:49
MoorthyPNN's picture

What you are really looking for then?

What you are really looking for then?

PNNM, A Spiritual Enthusiast

MoorthyPNN | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 15:17
happy's picture

I'm not looking for anything

I'm not looking for anything whatsoever. Why should I be looking for something?

happy | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 16:40
Annie's picture

Great account

Great account. No drama, no theories, no speculations, just the personal experience. Thank you so much for such a sharing! What an inspiration!

Intellectually, when we give it a serious thought, we understand beyond any doubt that we cannot be this ever-changing super-sophisticated food machine called body. By definition, a center cannot be something which can be separated into two otherwise it would have been one of the two in the first place. Think about it.

Yet mentally, we were conditioned so much to perceive our body as a part of us, whether it can make sense or not. This ridiculous identification is so strong that we cannot let reason affect it.

You were fortunate to have this mental realization. I will follow your precious advise which by the effects of little playing with it sounds very promising.

Annie | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 21:45
genep's picture

weird body is for real

-Self, Shakti, Kundalini , Time=0, Now,
they are all the same ONE
that thoughts make None.

Self gives its fiction called reality its life, it makes, change, time, appear real.

When Self, NOW, appears dormant its “reality” appears “real”
but just like an earthquake manifests it-Self to the ground
so too Self can “manifest” it-SELF to the body
in limitless dilutions, and dynamics,
– TO MAKE it, the body,
appear unreal.

Self, Shakti, Kundalini, manifested it-SELF
to your body
to make it appear unreal.. and if the body is unreal so is its reality.

… thus the Hindus of old gave us the terms maya, Lila,
for the unreal reality that we call real.


genep | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 22:46
davids's picture

words words words

coincidental collection of words that have no coherent meaning.

What a contradiction between the clarity in the direct experience in the original post and this confused theory.

davids | Fri, 08/13/2010 - 23:54
genep's picture

confused theory

-Actually its just as confusing as is Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics and Relativity: because their story is the SAME ...
The "Quantum Gap" is the Self, Time=0, Now.

Hint: the Quantum Gap makes particles that appear to come out of it only to disappear back into it, just as unreal as
kundalini/shakti/Self makes the body appear unreal.

if the theory is confusing then take some time to study Modern Physics... and sooner or later the 5000 year old Hindu Advaita will make perfect sense.


genep | Sat, 08/14/2010 - 03:59
robert's picture

mind's noise

I have in mathematics and physics and i don't see anything related to quantum mechanics or to the theme of the original post in what you wrote.

Trying to get the approval of science for spiritual claims is not spirituality but mind's logic disguised as spirituality. A spiritual person does not need these kinds of approvals by non-spiritual authorities.

I look at the beautiful authentic description of the post and wonders why you need to add doctrines, knowledge, words to it and obscure it. Abandon the mind's noise and enjoy this beautiful simple account which is the essence which is a pure pointer.

robert | Sat, 08/14/2010 - 09:14
Trilok's picture

I feel total body emptiness

I feel experience before 23 years not exactly remember a experience of hole body emptiness including my mind.
one day i was setting at door my legs was outside door and my body in the door. Half inside my house and half out side.Time of sunset i start feeling some thing strange.
I close my both eyes ,i feel big black spot between two eyes,i found light around it .Now that hole start to reduce .I feel my body reducing rapidly .That spot also reducing rapidly.With in a few minute i feel without body and mind total emptiness. And find my self in big universe becoming small spot than it vanish.
I fell around five minute.It happens with me around several time in a one month.
After this experience i become start to make prayer and meditation.
Atama se parmatma ,
parmatma se param gati.

Trilok | Sat, 08/14/2010 - 14:43
happy's picture

No visual effects but, yes, a dimensionless spot

In my case there are no visual effects, lights, holes or anything alike. Everything is ordinary except of the fact that what was my body is now an object perceived as separate from me, the same mental status bodies of other people have in my consciousness.

One thing I can though relate is that currently the center, the "I" feels like a dimensionless spot in no physical space. But I do not give it much attention.

It appears that it is possible to live well and function well this way. It even feels more right, natural and normal because that body which is perceived now as not me is indeed not me.

happy | Sun, 08/15/2010 - 05:28
Quantum's picture

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

Pure, simple, beautiful.

Now if I may add some word noise:

Reading your post, it reminds me of what Eckart Tolle described also so well in his book "The Power of Now." It appears consciousness (i.e. "yours"--whatever that means) has disidentified completely from thoughts, mind, and body. Wonderful!

If you are making all this up, this is what I find striking: That your simple and plain replies to everyone's posts sound like the type of replies Nisargadata Maharag would give in reading "I Am That." Your replies also sound like the type of replies Ramana Maharshi might give. No, theories, no doctrine, no dogma. Just consciounsess/awareness/Being no longer identified with thoughts/mind/body. Wonderful!

I hope you are for real. You sound real.

From reading your post, you sound 100% dis-identified (i.e. "detached"). Wonderful!

For myself, by contrast, I feel I am only, and sometimes, 5%, dis-identified and detached from the thinking mind. About 5% of me is awakening as the observer-witnessing presence. The other 95% is still identified with emotions, and possessed by thoughts. But this 5% when it does arise, gives a small taste of what you describe.

Thank you sharing your post.

PS: Yes, I know it is simple to attain. The moment you know you are lost in thought, you are no longer lost. Unfortunately, the trick in the beginning is remaining "not lost." So, keep observing. Then the detachments increases from .005 seconds of clock time to a whole second of ....what you described so well. I hope I can get to where you are...assuming you are indeed for real. But real or not, doesn't really matter, what you describe is it.

Quantum | Sun, 02/20/2011 - 06:29
Quantum's picture

By the way... it also like this for you?:

You are standing on a bridge over a river watching the current flow. Sometimes the current is clean. Sometimes it contains debris. It all passes along, but you are no longer standing in the middle of the river getting hit (i.e. offering resistance) by the debris when there is any. It doesn't matter as much if the flowing current is clean, or contains debris, because now you are watching it all from a bridge.

I'm on 5% on the bridge. The other 95% is still standing in the middle of the river.

Quantum | Sun, 02/20/2011 - 06:39
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

What You Described!

According to my conversations with people who have had an Out'a Body Experiences, OBE but not NDE or Near Death Experiences, your description suggests you experienced everything about an OBE except you do not describe being out of your body. It appears, based on such conversations, that your conscious mind was, as called in cases of multiple personalities, put to sleep without being asleep while it observed your life-force's consciousness having taken over of your body.

Something similar happened to me, except I was not conscious of what happened. One day in the early 1980s a Security Guard hit me in the top right front of my head and knocked me out. When I awoke I had his night stick hand elevated pressed against the wall of pallets with my left hand and the about 300 pounds of him lifted on his tiptoes by his shirt collar with my right. I weighed between 175 and 190 pounds. His face looked as if he had seen a demon and the room was in disarray with the dinning tables scattered ever way and their chars overturned. The people who knew me were calling me and saying stop, which I could not hear until awakened, because my conscious mind was asleep.

I believe you had a conscious observation of how it is to be completely spiritual, what I call a spiritual adult and am looking to become soon, as a revelation of what is in your further.

--Elijah "NatureBoy"--
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Elijah_NatureBoy | Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:13