My First Time in a Sensory Deprivation Float Tank: Confirmation Received, I am Crazy AF
(fb 9/30/17)So, I finally, FINALLy DID this; on a whim, no less.
I spent 2 hours in a sensory deprivation tank. Here is what I learned.
Oh, and....Yes, for those of you who watched Stranger Things...it's similar to that but without the costume. When researching where to go, and by research I mean I got the idea, googled places on my phone and chose one all within a few minutes. Oh, and I got the idea from seeing a Facebook post that detailed a horrible experience floating. The woman got horrible anxiety and left terrified. So, of course, I saw that as a sign that I had to jump all over this experience and now. Honestly, I wanted to see what would happen to me. Would I freak out and run?
I chose FloatLab for my first experience and I am so glad that I did. They offer 2-hour floats vs the standard 1 hour that I saw all the other places describing. Below are some lessons and musings...
Yes, I can become very anxious when I take an elevator down into a basement and then am led into a room down a long hallway and I step into a tank that closes like an industrial freezer from the outside and it's pitch black and the air is thick and humid. But, I can also overcome that fear and qualm that anxiety and keep steady when it feels like I'm suffocating. Good to know because years ago, I wasn't like this...I would've jumped out of that thing in a nanosecond and ran home.
My mind is loud and crazy AF and needs the constant stimulus that LA, iPhone and various others provide. Correction, it believes it needs that. I literally started talking out loud inside the tank about how bored I am. I mean...I expected to step in and immediately have a psychedelic experience!? What gives!? (No, not really...I prepared myself by becoming neutral and going in with no expectations)
Once I finally get through all my crazy, suddenly, the wisdom and the magic and mystical enters in....and then the crazy comes again. This, like all of life, ebbs and flows and cycles.
My higher self (inner, being, soul self etc) loves me so so so much and wants the absolute highest expression for me in this lifetime. She's pretty magnificent and she told me some stuff...so many things. I'm still processing it all but whoa.
Time is indeed relative and not really all that real...I knew this but it was fun to experience it in this way. I mean...had it been 5 minutes...or an hour? I really couldn't tell...and then it was time to exit and was still floating in the ethers...could float out there all day, really.
This was my first time, but by far not my last. I give this experience a hellllzzzzz yes!
Ok, so have you done this? If so what was your experience?? If you haven't yet, will you?