I was on a flight yesterday. After catching up on work for a brief while, my unconscious (I hope) prompted me to meditate. It had been a few days since I had, as my schedule had been hectic. So I folded my legs and clasped my hands and stopped worrying about what my fellow passengers might think about me. Off I was.
In the beginning thoughts about issues from the past came flooding in, some positive and others not so much. In what seemed like a moment later, I found myself in a strange place. It seemed like I was not awake. However, given that I never remember anything while asleep; this time I found myself awake or rather conscious. I could hear myself saying it looks like you are asleep and your head is nodding, be careful you may fall. This was completely bizarre as I do not recall ever speaking to myself while asleep. The conversation with myself went on for a while in which I also managed to break physical boundaries and traverse the world visiting mountains and cities. It was only later when I was tapped by the air hostess to tell me to get out of my strange bodily position that I realised that almost an hour had actually past. Strangely, I felt a sense of calm and peace I have never felt before.
Buddhists and others believe that your unconscious can speak to the Universe. The unconscious does not seem to have a specific place in your brain and rather is something that is not directly available for introspection. In my case, at the very least, my unconscious was certainly speaking to me but without speaking. I could also clearly sense me as distinct from the person meditating. Hopefully, the next time, I will be able to speak to you.