From Balance Float's webpage, “Float therapy is a way to physically relax the body, calm the mind and connect with your truest nature. By minimizing stimulation to the the brain your mind will have a real opportunity to rest and repair. It has been proven in a number of studies that floating regularly can help with anxiety, stress, depression and PTSD."
Umm yeah, I’m in.
The idea of being suspended in water, in an enclosed pod, devoid of light and sound, for an hour, was a little intimidating. To help newbies prepare, Balance Float has a really helpful webpage, and accompanying video. I watched the video at least three times. I felt informed and ready to face any challenge to my emotions.
I entered the pod and closed the lid. As I reached to turn off the light in the pod, the light in the main room automatically turned off as well. It was dark. It was quiet. It was just me, floating in the epsom salt. Feeling like a kid exploring a new friend’s house, I repeatedly open and closed my eyes a few times. I was smiling, giggling even.
I realized quickly the power of the deprivation chamber. I felt a desire to go into deep meditation, yet I wasn’t ready to let go. Normally in meditation, I start by relaxing into a comfortable chair or spot in nature, close my eyes, and then structure my space with grounding and a strong definitive aura. Once I have these tools in place, I let go into the experience while managing any outside noises from a phone, computers, people, or animals. In this deprivation chamber, I no longer had to manage my focus or my body in space. I could relax and freely explore my meditation space. What a dream!
First, I had to manage emotions. I was feeling claustrophobic and intimidated by exploring the dark. So I decided to get my bearings in the chamber, touching every wall and noticing the slippery texture of the epson salt-filled water. My friend who brought me to this experience had said, “You meditate a lot so it will be easy for you to relax into the experience.” At the moment I recalled this tip, I let go, opened up, and my experience shifted into the metaphysical.
I intentionally create a meditation space with strong boundaries allowing me to relax and enjoy clairvoyant conversations with energies who want to communicate. During my hour I traveled through space and time, received two healings, and received information helping me to complete an article with which I was having difficulty.
When my time in the chamber had concluded, I cleaned up and rejoined the outside world. The Balance Float employee I had spoken to before the float began asked me how I felt about my experience. My response, “Productive!” I’ll be back.
Sedona Journal of Emergence