My First Time In a Sensory Deprivation Float Tank: Confirmation Received, I am Crazy AF
So, I finally, FINALLY DID this! And on a whim, no less. I spent 2 hours in a sensory deprivation tank.
I got the idea from seeing a Facebook post that detailed a horrible experience while floating. The woman had 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 did a little research on where to go (and by research I mean I Googled places on my phone and picked one within a few minutes), and I chose FloatLab for my first experience. I am so glad that I did. They offer 2-hour floats vs the standard 1 hour floats offered everywhere else. Below are some lessons and musings:
1. For those of you who watched Stranger Things - it's similar to that but without the costume.
2. Yes, I can become very anxious when I take an elevator down into a basement, am led into a room down a long hallway, and step into a tank that closes like an industrial freezer. It's pitch black and the air is thick and humid. But, I can also overcome that fear, 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.
3. My mind is loud, crazy AF and needs the constant stimulus that LA, my iPhone and various other things 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!? (Okay so no, not really - I prepared myself by becoming neutral and going in with no expectations. But still.)
4. Once I finally get through all my crazy suddenly the wisdom, the magic and mystical enters. And then the crazy comes again. This, like all of life, ebbs and flows and cycles.
5. My higher self (inner, being, soul self - whichever you prefer) 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. Actually, SO MANY things. I'm still processing it all but - whoa.
6. 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 I was still floating in the ethers... I 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!
Have you done this? If so what was your experience?? If you haven't yet, will you? Tell me in the comments!