Spiritual Visions & Sensory Deprivation Tanks
A woman's intuitive space is akin to water.
People who are water signs are considered to be the most psychic signs of all.
Watery seasons, fall, winter, are considered some of the best for receiving intuitive insights.
Water has long been a symbol of the psychic, a symbol of mind cleansing, and a place to go to renew your soul.
This train of thought is how I and my partner recently found ourselves at Halcyon Floats, a premier float spa of Philadelphia, PA.
Halcyon Floats is a spa float business with two locations: Northern Liberties/Fishtown and Roxborough.
Halcyon Floats is a place to relax, unwind, and disconnect from everything while you float on your back in 10-inches of pitch black body temperature water.
The water temperature is body temperature level, so after a while, you forget you're floating in it at all. And because it's pitch-black, and you're in a sound proofed space tube that's filled with water on the bottom, you aren't really using your physical senses while you're there.
The physical senses are depressed in a float experience.
Overuse, and compulsive use, of the physical senses puts them into dominant practice in the daily life, which really pushes the intuitive senses into recess farther and farther back, until eventually they become fully suppressed. The more physical-world oriented your job, your life and your daily experience, the more your intuitive sensory suppression you're likely dealing with.
By limiting the dominance of your physical senses for increasing periods of time, your intuitive senses rise back up to the forefront of your perception. In this way, physical sensory deprivation is good for accessing your intuitive wisdom, because it gives that side of yourself time and space to truly bubble back up.
Our daily lives suppress intuitive wisdom. Corrections from other people, over stimulation of the emotions, the barriers you put up around yourself for protection, all of these things bury the intuition deeper. The Float Experience is completely designed to get you out of the physical and back into the intuitive.
The Halcyon Staff make this very clear by providing recommendations for how you can get into a meditative (vision - ready) state during your own float.
When you start your float, don't focus on whether or not you'll see or receive anything. Just pay attention to your breath and listen to your heartbeat. Listening to your heartbeat brings your heart rate down, which calms you. The calmer you are, the easier it is to be open.
Being open is important for receiving visions, voices or revelation.
In my float experience, I found that the visions I received were better than those I would normally receive in a regular bath at home. Better, meaning not that they necessarily held more importance than any of my other visions, but they were more pronounced, clearer to see, and easier for me to distinctly interpret.
A few things about the float experience you can expect:
The water is 10-inches, so you can't drown.
They give you a glowy floaty ball the size of a baseball that lights up when you click a button, so if you are scared of the dark, your fear can now be relieved.
The water is full of salt and makes you feel really heavy (anti-gravity thing), turning over is virtually impossible, so you can't drown, even if you fall asleep.
They have showers for you to use before and after, so you can wash all the salt out of your hair
As Halcyon Staff suggests, I wouldn't fret over what you may or may not see, may or may not experience when you go. Just go. And let what happens, happen.
Amanda Linette Meder
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