by Bob Romero —
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.
I’ve become aware of different sensations that I’ve experienced during spiritual practices. Scents, warm hands, seeing purple, tingling sensations, and the feeling of a soft touch are a few that come to mind. Some are very subtle yet noticeable if you’re observant enough. While there may be physical explanations for this, there are definitely spiritual explanations as well.
I wrote an article on clairalience, a psychically linked sense of smell. Western medicine may say that it is phantosmia which is the medical name for a smell hallucination. But that is a disorder that occurs randomly. My experiences however, happened during either healing sessions or meditation, and it was the pleasant smell of eucalyptus or jasmine, and not the foul smells associated with phantosmia.
Warm hands will also bring a similar response of a medical condition that needs to be dealt with. There is no medical condition if you are using them to bring long distance healing energy. Even if you have not had the attunements of Reiki, your hands will warm up if you send energy to someone. Placing your hand on someone as well, will cause them to warm up as devine energy flows through you and into the person. My hands got warm during a guided meditation that dealt with healing. Another person in the class experienced the same thing.
Science uses phosphene to describe seeing purple spots. Spirituality explains that seeing purple during mediation is associated with our higher consciousness. I first saw purple during Reiki and then during guided mediations. Lately I have been seeing purple during meditation.
Feeling a hand on your shoulder or on your back produces a calmness that is everything is going to be okay. Sometimes I fell as though someone has their hands very gently on the back of my head. It could be an angel, a spirit guide, or a loved one saying that they are here for you and that you are not alone.
When I meditate, my left eye feels numb, and it feels like I have a cap on my head. Then the top of my head feels like someone is twirling a comb in my hair. I have been told that it’s my crown chakra opening. Lastly the middle of my forehead starts to tingle. If you tell a doctor that you have a tingling sensation in the middle of your forehead, he or she may want to prescribe a drug. But when you mention that it only happens during meditation, they have no answer. A spiritual teacher will tell you that it is the opening of your third eye. While these phenomena may seem insignificant individually, the collection of all of them show positive indications of spiritual progress. However, it is also important not to get distracted by these observations but to focus on the original intent of the spiritual practice.