I started 1.5 hours before the meditation, and found I was holding a lot of energy as well as needing to protect the overall process somewhat. There were a few intense nasty energies coming in trying to derail things and a group of us swatted them away.
The buildup was wonderful and very deep. Once it started for real, it was pretty fierce, much moreso than previous meditations. By the end I was shattered, and developed a migraine for the rest of the day but knew we did really well. I'm so excited about the Breakthrough phase!!!! I'll be partaking in the daily meditations now.