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Extremely Bright Light

 

I am now over 50 years old but when I was 16 years old I saw a very bright light after being sound asleep in my bed at home in my room. I would like to preface my bright light story to say that I had always been a spiritual person since age 9 years old when I asked Jesus to come into my heart and save me from sin. Even though I was only 9 it was a very profound experience.

I loved going to church and worshipping God wherever I was. God was not usually far from my mind. I had a bad childhood, divorce, father remarried, mother sought refuge in the local tavern with whomever. Anyway, I felt God and I were very close and these things brought us closer.

I remember feeling discouraged the evening of the event and had asked God to show himself so I would know he was with me. I had prayed this prayer many times before and never expected anything like what happened to happen to me. I went to bed that evening and after being sound asleep I woke up. I didn't hear anything it was perfectly quiet. I always kept a light on in the closet but there was something so bright behind me. I remember I was lying on my stomach and I turned to look my head to the right to look over my right shoulder into the left had ceiling corner of the room I saw a bright, pure, white, clean and transcending light. I tried to look at it to see a shape. I asked myself, is it an angel, or Jesus? The light was so bright I could not look directly at it, I had to turn away, I felt it would have hurt my eyes. So I closed my eyes and went back to sleep.

For a couple of weeks I kept this as a secret to myself. I did not know what people would think if I told them. It really was not much of an occurrence outside of what it meant to me specifically. I am not sure it was God, but I feel it definitely was something of God. It really reminded me of the time Moses was on the mountain and God let him see his back because he said no one would be able to look on his face.

Anytime I begin to doubt if there is a God or if there is one that he does not love or care about me, I think of that time in my life and it warms my soul.

Thank you for reading my story. I hope somehow you might find it enlightening to you.

Rosie

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Alijah (guest)
 
2 days ago (2017-11-18)
It happens to me as well I had been sound asleep in my bed when I woke up and there was a insanely bright white light in my window it was so bright the light then zoomed off as if it had ran away I ran to the window and nothing was there I then went back to sleep years later I am now 14 years old and it is still a mystery as to what happened to me that night
Robert (guest)
 
2 weeks ago (2017-11-05)
Hi everyone. My name is Justin and I'm 21 years old. My experience came about a year ago.
I was never the greatest kid. Erogant, cocky, selfish. I loved to drink and party. My social life overtook my family life at one point. I would have parties every weekend, even when my parents told me I could not have anyone over. I figured I would pay the piper the next day and everything would be okay again 2 days later. The constant parties and all of the kids landed a great deal of stress on my family, in fact, it ripped us apart, especially when I dealt myself with an injury that nearly claimed my life one night. Fun lead to too much fun. I would drink to the point where I was blacking out every time, and I would go into these rages and emotionally and physically hurt everyone around me. Friends and even my closest family. I ruined every relationship I had. When I graduated high school I went off to college, where my drinking issues and desire for a high speed social life Continued. It led to legal trouble and I continued to ruin every friendship I made through these mantis rage outbreaks when I drank. Once again, I tore my family more. When I got home, my parents begged and pleaded for my to stop. But, I didn't. That very night I drank and blacked out with some friends, when all of a sudden I woke up in the ER. I had went into anther rage outbreak, and was beat by my friends to the point where my heart stopped beating 4 hours later. I was revived by the paramedics.
Months pass and it turns into a year and a half. I have no friendships with anyone I was previously connected with for my whole life. My family life was still broken.

One night, I was laying in bed, I normally sleep on my stomach but I was awoken by a light and I found myself laying on my bed. All of a sudden, the light was so bright I had to shut my eyes. It was a light like no other, and it's intensity only continued to increase. No darkness could shun this light. It was the whitest, most pure light, brighter than every star of th universe combined. Then I felt a force. It was as if gravity increased over 1000 times it's rate. It felt like 400 mph wind from a wind storm pushing me down onto my bed, minus yh and wind. I wasn't able to move, not even my toes. All of a sudden, a hand reached out. I'm not sure how I saw it with my eyes closed. Then all of a sudden, rapidly, the images of every person I've ever hurt in my life cycled through in front of me. It was well over 100. And of course my closest family members and their tearful faces appeared at the end. I broke out into tears. And a voice appeared. It was a deep voice. Authorative, but kind. And the voice said that I had a little over a year, to make the changes necessary. The voice said that the damage had been done, and that I was not worthy. However, all of the damage I had done, could be healed, but only through my hands. Only I had th power to change it all. And once If I changed it within a little over a year, I would be worthy. This timeframe was the last opportunity I had. Then I asked, how do I know what to do? Then rapidly in front of me again, cycled every negative behavior and every attitude I possessed, and instantly I knew, everything I had to fix. In my head I heard the voice say, now you know, you will do it. I am always here. The light slowly receeded and so did the hand reached out to me. Then it was all gone. Right then and there, I knew what had just happened, but I knew if I told anyone they would think I was absolutely insane and should probably seek help at a mental institution lol. Now here I am. Past the deadline I was given. And I have transformed my life. Knowing that you have the power to change anything in your life, it's extremely moving. I have healed every bond that I broke with friends and family. I am, and will continue to be the best person I can be, and will leave a positive mark on this world when it is my time to leave it. If you are ever going through a hard time, you're not alone. If you pray the serenity prayer to god, or ask for his help, He will. But by through empowering you, to have the ability to make th difference.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

I have never shared my story until now. If I can change one life at a time through my story and advice, I am fulfilling my purpose. And for those who are sharing their stories, you are fulfilling your purpose too. Thank you.
Confused (guest)
 
3 weeks ago (2017-10-28)
Hi I also had a experience like everybody else I was around 16 I was in my room laying on my back looking up at the ceiling when I turned towards the door I could see a very bright light underneth the door on the other side I never knew what is was but it always got stuck in my head and I still think about it and wonder what was that I am now 26yrs old but my life has been very bad back then and now I don't know what's going on but I think I'm cursed
Trent (1 posts)
 
10 months ago (2017-02-02)
Its so nice to read all the posts and to know others have seen this. This is my story. I was in great despair at one point in my life. One night, just after falling asleep, this incredibly bright light surrounded me within my sleep. I tried to jerk myself out of the light, like one would try during a bad dream but the light held me there and I couldn't move. I was terrified. Then, a deep voice said to me "You are to give your heart to me". The light pulled away, I jumped out of bead, turned on the light and stood there terrified. I reasoned that this was the Holy Spirit and the voice of God responding to the despair and hopelessness I was feeling. This happened thirty six years ago, and not a day goes by that I don't thank the Holy Trinity for that moment of revelation and for giving me my life back.
anonymous_17karat (1 posts)
 
2 years ago (2016-05-06)
i also saw bright things... Well I'm sleeping when suddenly without any reason I woke cause I saw an extremely bright thing above my head... My bed is located at the side of the door so my head is on the sides of the door, then there's an extremely bright thing on the door I thought the door was open but it's not, so I open it like I was waiting for someone then all I see was dark place... I didn't see that bright thing anymore... I even wake my younger sister and ask if someone open the door but she said that she don't know... And my mom tell me when I'm young my mom saw a light above my head... Well that day she's scolding me then suddenly she stops and look above my head and stare at it like she saw something but I didn't saw it... I really don't know what's happening to me... When I saw light while I'm sleeping happen 1 year ago... And I suddenly saw a red circle while I'm staring to something... I search about the light thingy and they said its an angel and someone said something good will happen. I really don't know what's the real reason... By the way I'm only 14 years old now
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Gshibug (1 posts)
 
2 years ago (2016-02-29)
Yesterday night I had a similar experience, my attitude towards life seems to be the same, trying to seek God continuously, lately I had some failures and trying to seek him strongly, asking him questions and drifting to sleep. I keep my bathroom door 90% closed and some indirect light filters into my bedroom, but no direct light comes inside from the six bulbs burning inside. I got up to change my head position, opened my eyes and I saw wavy bright bulb light in sight, falling on the pillows and headboard, since it was not uniform throughout my vision, I was intrigued and turned my head to see where the light source is coming from but couldn't find it initially, the light source kept going back behind my head, I confirmed the light by looking back at my near sighted pillows and again I tried looking back, this time I saw it, not sure if it was the source, but the glow was right in front of me, similar to the light I saw on the pillow, but now couple of inches away from my face. I turned my head back to the pillow and saw the dullness of the bathroom light came back, the light was diminishing and soon the whole room seemed like nothing happened and was back to original indirect light coming back from inside the bathroom. If I wouldn't have seen it, I wouldn't have searched google and found this page and wrote what I saw. I hope to get in touch with you, maybe it was the purpose of the whole act that happened to me, maybe not.
thebright (1 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-05-20)
I am 25 year old man living in a hostel. On 21st may 2015 I saw a very very bright light when I was sleeping in my bed on my back. The place where I used to sleep has a small window at the edge of one of the wall. I can see a small part of the sky from that window. On the mentioned date at 2:00 am in the morning, I saw the brightest thing ever. It was a light very intense from the source but feeble (not spreading to a greater area) as if it was meant for me alone. When I woke up I saw a very bright light from my window. At first I thought somebody is using a light to see through my room but later I realised that it was impossible for anyone to hang out there as it was almost 10 feet from the roof. I was scared as no one else was awake and I had no friends there as I moved that hostel in this month only. I tried to see through the light but what I found was, it was solitary. It kept starring me over a minute and then it was gone. After few minutes it came twice but not above my head, I could only feel its presence the last two times. I wanted to know what it was. All alone, although scared, fighting my fear I went to the roof and tried to see but it was gone. I could never see it again. I don't know what it was. I am an agnostic though, I have started going to church in the recent past to listen lessons on jesus. My mother died when I was 13. Maybe it was her who came to see me or it was jesus who came to enlighten me. Its still a mystery. I know there is a answer to it but I am not ready to have it now. Maybe someday I will know the fact!
Timfaraos (131 posts)
 
3 years ago (2015-01-22)
You will enjoy reading a best selling book by a young man (formerly fanatic new ager, now deeply christian and teaching physics and married). It blew my mind! It's called: 'THE GURUS, THE YOUNG MAN AND ELDER PAISIOS' by Dionysios Farasiotis. I think it's at amazon.com. (He is a friend of mine and I can attest to it's authenticity!). GOD BLESS! Timfaraos [at] gmail.com
ronbunny (1 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-03-30)
I had similar experience too while I was sleeping. I woke up suddenly with no apparent reason and then I sensed a white light presence just behind me. I was a little apprehensive at the start but I felt peaceful. After some time, I took courage and turn to the other side of my bed. There was nothing there.
As I was still quite a new Christian then, I went back to sleep. Shortly after I went back to sleep I was woken up again by this audible voice which spoke right into my ears. It was a single word 'give'. Previously, I had a dream about this single word 'give' as well but that was a dream so I did not bother much about it. Till now, I am still trying to find out what God really wants from me and what can I offer Him.
llauterb (4 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-01-07)
As "Holy Spirit" it is in real a spirit of let's say from a high rank. They come in special moments to awaken your senses. Due to their purity of essence they are very bright to our eyes. Dont need to have any fear they are good and representative of God. You have to pray thanking the opportunity you have meet him. You have been noted by them and deserve this "blessing". It is up to you change course in your life for higher objectives and share kindness among the people that are near from you. There is no fortuity in any God action or from their representatives they appear to us for some reason, you have to find or figure out why they appear to you. Can be a signal or advice or warning, you have to analyze your context and find the reason behind.
darkassassin92 (37 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-01-06)
Off topic in 2012 or was it 2013. I had a dream about a girl that I recognize her but I do not recognize her in real life that I know off.
Lubo77 (1 posts)
 
4 years ago (2014-01-06)
I had this experience a little over 2 weeks ago. I had woken up and went to the bathroom. I came back to bed and laid down, I was awake because I had just laid back down. Right at that moment a bright light was shining on my head, I could feel a peace coming from it, it was so bright I had to look over my shoulder to see where it was coming from, but it was then gone. I then felt the light on me again when I laid my head back down, the same feeling of peace but not as intense because my mind was trying to deal with this by tapping back into my usual state of mind, I was feeling a bit confused and shocked by this happening. I looked over my shoulder again and it was gone, again. What this all means I don't know, but I do know I awake and this light was very pleasent and real, it had a certain warmth or feeling to it. My father passed away in 2005, maybe it was him in spirit form or some type of angel, what can this mean?
stealthfire (3 posts)
 
5 years ago (2013-01-10)
I can only presume your hair colour changed due to fear. As for a heat source coming from your mirror I have no idea but I would like to know where the mirror was from was it given to you or was it new was it old as mirrors can hold many memory's good and bad and spirits use them.
Adam1977 (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-12-14)
I am 35 years old. This will be the first I have discussed this with anyone. When I was 11 my brother died. A few weeks later the following ocurred. I was sleepling and woke to the brightest most intense light I had ever seen. This light was in a small mirror I had on the wall. I was filled with fear and yet felt pulled to it. I could feel a burning heat enter my eyes. I pulled the covers over my head in fear, and as I looked again it was gone. The following night this occured again. As scared as I was I walked towards it. This was not a white light but rather an undescibeable brilliant yellow and red. As I got closer and as scared as I was I felt compelled to stare into it as I did this a very intense heat enterd me through my eyes. I ran back to bed, Pulled the covers over my head and waited until morning. When my mother saw me in the morning she was alarmed, because my hair in the front (my bangs) had turned white and had lost all pigment. I never told my parents or anyone until now. I have always been in fear of telling anyone as I do not know how. I truly don't know if it was evil or good. Someone please help.
prosper (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-11-26)
Something similar happened to me two weeks ago. I woke up and it was around three or four in the morning and I was just opening my eyes when I could make out this white light. It started moving so I snapped myself awake and it was like a human shape but a lot thinner and it was very bright. I kind of froze and panicked and put my blanket over my head. I wasn't scared of it really but I just panicked because this had never happened to me before. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Rod58 (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-11-21)
I am so thankful that there is a website devoted to spiritual experiences. I am 58 and my first experience was at age 8. Mine have only been brief moments of seeing into the other world. I know some people have much deeper and longer experiences. My most recent experience was seeing a bright light. I am a cancer survivor and this happened just before I left to go to Houston for surgery at MD Anderson (2 years ago). The light woke me up just after midnight. I thought I had left the computer screen on, but when I opened my eyes the room was dark. When I closed my eyes again, I could still see the extremely bright, calm and cloud-like white light. I could not look directly at the light with my mind as it was just above my ability to look up. I believe the Holy Spirit became visible to me because so many good people were kindly praying for a successful surgery. Some people who are much more spritual than me were praying for me. The surgery was a success and I am cancer free now. I am so thankful for this and the other experiences I have had. I am not a particularly good person, but still I have been blessed again and again.
Devoted4Ever (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-11-21)
Thank you for sharing your stories everyone. It is nice to know I am not alone:) I woke up one evening to see a figure so bright that appeared to be leaning over me/standing next to my bed. I could see what looked like a body outline (it was bright) and the being seemed smaller/thinner but when I looked at the face of this being it was much brighter and I could not see what I expected- to see a face outline; instead it was a light so bright. I was scared at the time and stared in disbelief for what seemed like a few seconds but then closed my eyes and might have looked away for a second and when I reopened my eyes it was gone. To this day I have wished I would see this being again; I wish I could have tried to say something instead of freezing up. It was beautiful though and I am very thankful for the visit I received from this wonderful being. God bless you all.
victoryangel (2 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-09-21)
Hi Everybody!
I posted the following note on facebook on 11 May 2011. Thanks Rosieblue for your article, it just confirms we all experiences a wonderful special thing... Please read my story and note the similarities to several other stories above!

"Bright White Light WOKE ME in my sleep... Spiritual friends please read and HELP ME?

TRUE STORY! The other night I was asleep and woke up for no reason. To the side of the bed floating above me I saw a white little light. The room was brightened by it. I wasn't scared, just unsure of what was happening. I struggled to try to look at it. I also saw a smaller one in another part of the room. Within a few minutes I fall back to sleep. I was NOT DREAMING, nor on anything."

Ps: I also was sleeping on my stomach.
RosieSkeptic (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-07-31)
I had a similar experience in December 2011. I was visiting relatives for Xmas. My husband, children, and I were sleeping in the same room. The oldest child woke and saw a bright light on the wall above my head- she'd tried to wake her sister to show it to her and I woke up instead. She asked me what that light was and we watched it slowly move across the wall and into the hallway. The door was closed to the hallway but we could see beneath the door through the crack that the light was extraordinarily bright. I must confess that I was terribly afraid because I'd never seen anything like this and I did not want to see anything like it. The quality of light shining through seemed like the kind of light that emits from a computer screen, except it was filling the entire crack beneath the door. I told my daughter I did not know what the light was and said we should go back to sleep. I was too afraid to get up to open the door to see what might be in the hallway- something my sister asked me about the next morning.

The only other detail to add to the story is that the relatives we were visiting have had several other kind of ghostly experiences. I chalked this up to that but maybe it was something different.

Anyway, I've never posted to a site like this- I just felt I had to when I saw that TWO other people named Rosie (my name) had had similar experiences with a bright light visitor (?) in the night. Kind of freaky.
aTaylor (1 posts)
 
5 years ago (2012-05-30)
I had that very same experience at the same age. Prior to that happening, I was practicing OBE. I did manage to perform out of body experience, but something happened one night that caused me to stop. It was around 2am I had a sudden urge to go to the restroom. Pulling the covers back, this bright light (selowette of a person) was standing in my door way. It was so bright the outlinning of it looked blue. My response was attack, but then my body locked up and I fell back in bed. All I could do was look at it as it kind of floated towards my bed. I just passed out, and when I came to I was crying. I pulled out my bible, and vowed never to perform OBE again.
scarlett2 (1 stories) (33 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-11-24)
Dear Rosieblue and all the others that posted and also come about to this article... On Thanksgiving Day (today) I am most grateful to Our Lord God and Father... What a Blessing we have all had to actually be in the presence of our Father himself... The Holy Spirit. I just wanted to say I was moved deeply when I stumbled across your post just prior to eating our Thanksgiving meal. I give thanks to God today for all the mighty love he has for each and every one of us! His creation in His image! Blessings my brothers and sisters. Xoxo ❤
Rosiebrightlight (1 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-11-23)
Hello Rosieblue I was shocked when I read your article as I JUST HAD AN EXACT experience as you identical and I almost fell off of my chair when I saw your name ROSIE! JUST LIKE MINE...ROSIE...spelt the same. This morning I woke up to a quiet room, I too sleep on my stomach... I felt a light woke me up behind me... It was over my left shoulder as the light was BEHIND ME... To the right-side of my room... As my door is on the right-angle of the room... I saw this extremely bright light... And I believe I too looked away... It did not talk to me... I did not feel fear and then it went away through the door... I could see the light shining through my closed door through the cracks around all the edges of the door and so I opened the door and the hall was full of sunshine as it was about 11am... As I always sleep in a pitch black room... The same experience as you... And I do not know what it means... So I wrote on google "I saw a bright light, was it an angel? This website popped up with your article and I read it and was amazed that it was an identical experience and even more amazed that your name is the same as mine... What could this mean... I do not think it is a coincidence. ROSIE
NaturalScience (3 stories) (110 posts)
+1
7 years ago (2010-11-23)
When St Irenaeus was dying he said - thus goes the story -: "Now my BIRTH is near - may I receive the Pure Light."
Blessed are those who have already seen it during life!
olivia (1 posts)
 
7 years ago (2010-11-23)
One night I woke up to a bright light shinning everyone was asleep and my bedroom door was closed I was scared as I thought has someone broken in as it has happened before when I was younger. So as quickly as possible I turned around and then the room was completely pitch black as it would be at night. The thing reason why this still bothers me is because two days prior to this my great grandmother passed away and it was still troubling me as she had a hard two hears prior to her death. I believe that it could be her saying her goodbyes but then why didn't she go to my mother which was her favorite grandchild and my mother was taking it harder then me but also supposedly they visit the youngest child in the family and that she new of before she got sick and lost her memory I was the youngest
phil brown (guest)
 
8 years ago (2010-04-20)
early hours of the sunday the 11th of april 2010 I was in my bedroom around 01:35 and just switched my laptop off and just put my head on my pillow to go to sleep and straight away as I put my head down and shut my eyes I heard knock,knock,knock on my bedroom door and as I turned my head and looked towards my glass paneld bedroom door I seen a very bright light which was quiet large and making a weird flashing shape which I couldn't describe, I was nervous for some reason and looked away for a few seconds and when I looked back it had gone, I got out of bed and went and turned me light on and went into the hall way and looked around thinking what it could be and then went into me mum and dads bedroom and asked them if they had seen anything and they hadnt... And I turned my light off and got bk in bed and looked back at the door and the hall way was now pitch black. So obvisouly watever the light was lit up the full hall way... I have been on edge since as I went and seen a medium a few weeks before and he said to me the bungalow that I have just moved into is active. But yesterday I received a phone call back from the medium who is famous who I seen and he said the bright light that I seen was my brother mark who died aged 17 in 1994. Could that be him and will I see him again and if so will it be I a full body form?
js (guest)
 
8 years ago (2010-03-10)
I saw a huge brilliant white light above the grounds of a church carpark. I believe there was a funeral taking place at the church at the time. I did not know the deceased. I had only just been for a pee in a drain nearby as I was desperate. When I got home that night it was outside my kitchen window. It then slowly retreated and dissapeared behind the building opposite.
esmi (guest)
 
8 years ago (2009-12-15)
i also saw abright light floating in my dinning and living room my daughter also saw it afew hours later we still wonder what it was it was sort of dancing around the size of afist it felt peacefull and kind of special is there anyone out there that help god bless
yellowbrightlight (guest)
 
8 years ago (2009-07-22)
I saw this yellow bright light flooting around my room when I was 7 and I am not religious, but I remember it was the most comfortable experience and I wasn't even scared.
cinnamonspice (guest)
+1
9 years ago (2009-01-25)
Wonderful experience with the bright light-alias the HOLY SPIRIT. I have had several visions but not of the the bright light. I hope to submit them soon as I have just received my registration. Thank you for sharing. Beautiful experiences like this are worth reading. They don't always have to be scary or evil to hold one's attention!

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