My goodness how interesting-
so it IS a real thing!
I've reached that point as well- durring class- as well as other times- when the "no mind" takes over- I personaly call it "re-focusing" because to me- in my life- it is like that third conflict (the spirit) comes up and takes over for a bit. Durring that time of "re-focus" for me- I can see energy flowing about in differing colors-
now- at first I thought it was "just me" some-how- until I began utilizing the flows of certain colors durring sparring matches- "openings" so to speak.
I was a bit curious though- Mr. (Sensei?) Geilla- you kept faying "mindful"-
were those mistakes or did you mean to say "mind full" as opposed to "mindlessness-"?
It didn't start with color either- that came with more practice - but at first it was like I could settle down into the mind "less" ness and either whip out a kata- or spar with a single intent- or without "intent" it all depends on what is happening.
With "less" in your mind- your true "intent" (to survive
) can come out easier-