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Joyful, Tingling Sensation

Nandini
India

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One night, a couple of months ago, as I readied myself to sleep, I felt a strange tingling sensation moving all through my body. It was certainly not cramps. But a joyful sensation that continued for a couple of minutes. I sense that it does not have only a physical explanation.

Please shed some light on what it could mean.

Nayaswami Savitri

Nayaswami Savitri

Ananda Village

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Dear Nandini,

It would be easier for me to answer your question if I knew whether or not you are a meditator/sincere spiritual seeker.

But if you are either, the explanation would be that this sensation is the awakening and moving about of the prana (life-force or conscious cosmic energy) inside your astral or energy body — being caused by whatever you are doing to awaken yourself spiritually.

It is a very good thing, and this is why you would sense it as being joyful.

And you are right that it goes beyond being a simple physical sensation. This sort of feeling is not at all unusual for sincere spiritual seekers to experience.

 

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