I am totally confused...help please
Okay I am totaly confused with my meditation practice. Can't find any Buddhist resources that will guide me and because of this I am looking at alternative sources. This leads me into new age stuff and making me even more confused.
I had so many weird meditation experience. I can astral project, attained bliss states, seeing different planets, remote viewing, third eye experience, sometimes seeing the future clearly, glimpse of awakening experience etc etc. Its all over and mixed up.
Lately, I try to move into the next plane after astral plane, which is called the mental plane but I cannot pass the astral plane and always end up getting out of my body.
I want to get help from my teacher but because I am new to Buddhism they keep treating me like a newbie meditator. Teaching me how to focus on my breath together with people probably never even meditate before.
As part of your meditation, do you guys try to reach other planes? or jhanas? is there any stages to elightenment? Is it even possible to be enlighten without passing thru these 7 planes (physical, astral, mental, buddhic, atmic, monadic, logoic )
Where am I going with this, I am really confused....