Dr. Edgar Mitchell had a profound experience of the oneness of all creation while viewing Earth from in space on his way back from the moon.
“The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes . . . The knowledge came to me directly.”
“The experience in space was so powerful that when I got back to Earth I started digging into various literatures to try to understand what had happened. I found nothing in science literature but eventually discovered it in the Sanskrit of ancient India. The descriptions of samadhi, Savikalpa samadhi, were exactly what I felt: it is described as seeing things in their separateness, but experiencing them viscerally as a unity, as oneness, accompanied by ecstasy.”Edgar Mitchell: we are one
Samadhi in other words
Edgar Mitchell found expression for his experience in words from other cultures, other times:
- “Seeing the big picture.”
- “Metanoia—change of mind, change of heart.”
- “In the Buddhist tradition Satori was enlightenment.”
And he said he thought “most of our religions are early attempts at cosmology. In other words, explaining ourselves. How did we get here? Where are we going? Where did all this come from? How did it happen?”
The search for others who could relate to his experience brought him to found the Institute for Noetic Sciences and to lend his name to the Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Encounters.
How to obtain samadhi without going to the moon
Edgar Mitchell’s experience of samadhi was compelling and authentic. It was not a one-time event of blissful contentment. It was deep and lasting and drove him connect to others in relationships of high purpose in order to honor that vision and to convey the magnitude of its meaning to others down here below on Earth.
We do not have to travel to the moon and back to have that change of heart that takes us from seeking personal fulfillment to finding purpose for living in service to others.
How to feel it and see it and know it while going about more ordinary business than the astronaut’s? Instructions are available! Follow up from your easy chair, as early as Monday, September 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. MDT when Reed Summers will present a teaching never before available to the public.