I started meditating years ago to try to reconnect with the abilities I had when I was younger, also I have lots of emotion/trauma that I want to get rid of. Since I've started meditating I seem to have found a kind of peace where sights (trees, the sky... Etc.) are more beautiful, things that used to matter don't so much now, and I seem to have more control of me emotions. That's been great!
About 6 years of learning and teaching myself to meditate properly and how to move energy had passed by. And one day I decided to focus on my sixth chakra; I did for about 15 minutes. And a minute or two later the middle of my forehead (exactly where I was focusing) started like this weird crawly feeling that was almost constant for the next 3 days. After that it's been coming and going now and then, though not nearly as much. Sometime up to 3 or 4 weeks later, I started seeing dark colored blobs and smaller colored ones, mostly only while meditating, not sure what they are. All this started about August or September this year.
Around that same time and up until now I've been meditating while standing up and with me eyes open just focusing on my breath. It helps me stay awake a lot better than sitting down with eyes open or closed. And I've been doing so for nearly my entire day the past 13 days or so with only few breaks for bathroom, food... Etc. (I thought it was a weird way to meditate at first but it seems to be OK). Anyway my ears also ring quietly but constantly and first noticed this ring on accident around the time I began meditating just over 6 years ago.
What I really need is insight on why my ears ring, my forehead gets this crawly/tingly feeling every so often, and I see shadows in my peripheral as well as in the corners or my eyes. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, or if it's emotions/trauma or what.
Can't say if I've experienced any pains while meditating, though my ears do hurt once every couple days or so; it's very minor pain. And I suspect this is due to the trauma I have been dealing with for years messing up my equilibrium. (Hope it goes away).
I believe medically I'm fine. My mom's an ER Technician. I told her just about everything that I experience and she thinks that I'm OK. Well she isn't sure about the shadows though.