Mind Merging. What is it , how does it work , and what are its implications?
This is something I think we can all do and probably do more often than we suspect. Or, possibly, we are never actually in a state that isn't merged with some other mind.
It seems to happen when our social guards soften and we open up to the people or influences around us. Most likely the level of experience is dependent on the individuals sensitivity and probably other factors. The experience is all inclusive of the others general and specific views, attitudes, and undertones which colors their personality and daily experiences. You become one and mentally the same , yet remain yourself, as the other. How long and how intense is entirely up to you.
It's my opinion that mind merging is the heart of inter-dimensional travel and many other such things. I once read a line that said "I come here via psychic events which you interpret as time and space" which i believe, for the most part, sums it up nicely. Another aspect it plays a major role in is spiritual healing. Once you can merge with the other you can begin healing as you would yourself ,but this can cost massive bursts of energy if the blockage is deep. Healing others in this way can also help to heal yourself.
I find this requires no permission. All you need is the other persons attention and the more firmly it's fixed on you the easier it is to merge.
You find this sort of thing in any spiritual tradition that emphasizes the importance of a teacher. It's the teachers knowledge and skill that brings about the students spiritual development at a quick rate by merging minds with the master. Devotion to your master is the key element which completely fixates your attention on him/her. From this angle the people we spend our time with also play a big role in our mental/spiritual development.
It can be done consciously and it can be mastered. The effects go both ways and if we lack the skills it can make us sick.
I'd love to hear some thoughts about it.