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The Enchanted Place

 

One day, I decided to go for a ride on my bicycle. It was a lovely sunny day, the birds were singing beautifully, there was nothing that called for my immediate attention, so why not I thought.

I loved to cycle up and down the steep winding slopes of the rugged Norwegian landscape.

I decided to take the same route as I usually did, and so I set off, totally, unaware of the strange event that would happen to me, so strange! That to this day I have no real explanation as to what really happened, or why.

Here we go.

Well, everything went as normal, the tour lasted for about an hour, and I was about two minutes away from my house, when to the left of me, my eye caught the attention of some tall trees I had never seen before, they were all standing in a row, both sides of a small dirt road. I recognized the road, but not the trees. Just as I was puzzling about where did these trees come from, all on its own, my bike did a really smooth left swing into this road. I remembered it was as if something took over the bike and just guided it in.

I looked up towards the top of these enormous trees, thinking that maybe someone had planted them since my last tour, which was only a few days ago. But that was ridiculous, they had been there for ages. Before I could think of more alternative answers, again I was guided to the left into an even smaller road, I'd never seen that before either.

I stopped at the entrance, and gazed about me, at a most beautiful and peaceful place. By now, I had stopped analyzing the strange events and accepted it, thinking to myself "how did I miss this place"? And so I got off my bike and walked in.

It looked like nobody had been there for years, the whole place was overgrown with wild flowers, ablaze with color and there were varieties of plants I had never seen before.

I noticed that I was enclosed inside a dense circle of trees and bushes, I tried to see through them but I couldn't.

In the middle there stood an old Stabbur, quite common in Norway, for those who have never seen one, its a smallish rafted house on stilts, where people kept their food to stop mice getting at it.

I went over to it and sat down on the old wooden steps in front of it, and took in as much as my senses would allow. It felt so peaceful there, I felt honored, thanking whoever was responsible for this. I sat in silence with some anticipation as to whether or not something else might happen.

"What a great place for a picnic", I thought, and after about 15 minutes, I returned to my bike, got on it, and cycled back the way I came.

The towering well placed trees were still there, and the swing at the end of the road, but as I turned out onto the original road I was on, to my utter surprise, it wasn't there, this was another road. I was confused, "where am I? This isn't the road I was on, I was somewhere else, and I didn't know where.

I cycled down this road and that road, I knew in some way that my house was in the direction I was heading, some twenty minutes had gone by now and at last I came to a road I recognized, and followed it until I reached home.

Funnily enough, I didn't wonder too much about it for the rest of the day, I just thought that tomorrow I would go there again and find out the quickest way to get there.

The next day came, and off I went to find this most enchanting place, looking forward to a picnic with my family, again sprang to mind, and the good feeling you get when you show someone something that just lifts them up in the air and makes them smile.

I had still not fathomed out what had happened, I just thought that nothing strange had occurred and I would again find this fabulous place, and just a couple of minutes from where I lived.

When I got to the road, where it all started, everything looked as before, minus the tall trees. I entered the road but it just led to what I knew was there, some houses and a dead end, no trees, no left turn, nothing, it wasn't to be found.

The next few weeks, I searched for this place, every road in the possible vicinity, in fact.

I recollected, that before I entered the road I knew, that I was only about two minutes from home, but when I cycled out, I was about half an hour away.

Then what really happened? Why did it happen?, And to me, do strange things like this happen to other people? What about the difference in distances? The shifting of places? Did a spirit try to show me, or tell me something? Was it a time or space portal? A distortion in material reality?.

I feel that someone, a friend or friends not living on earth, but in the spirit world, thought that I should experience something so different than what we know, and convey to me afterward that it was part of the normal workings of God's laws, and that what man knows, is very little indeed.

I had, and still have many queries about the incident, I have my own theories, but no answers, maybe it will be revealed to me at a future time, the appropriate time.

I still go past the magical road, wondering if, I will again see the very tall and well positioned trees that lined the way to that, enchanted place!

Ian Nicol

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iannic (3 stories) (8 posts)
 
8 years ago (2010-01-11)
Thank you Tasia. When something like this happens, the first thing that comes to mind is everyone should experience something like this. So, why not ask your spirit guides? Maybe they can for fill your wish in some way.
I regularly go past the place where it happened and would like to go there again, but it hasn't happened yet and I have no powers to make it happen, looks like it is up to the spirits.
Love and Blessings, Ian 😁
iannic (3 stories) (8 posts)
 
8 years ago (2010-01-11)
Hi Zendancer, thank you. The universe is a strange place, or is it mankind's conception of the universe that is strange? I really don't think the mind is the instrument to deal with matters of the spirit, the mind has its borders but the spirit and soul are free to go beyond these barriers. All of the experiences I have been privileged to experience led me to God, not religion but God the heavenly father, the creator of all of us. This is my website I hope you will find what are seeking.
Http://www.truthforallpeople.com/
Bless you
iannic (3 stories) (8 posts)
 
8 years ago (2010-01-11)
Thanks Miss_Omega88. I wish the same for you too, I didn't wish this for myself though, it just happened. 😁
Tasia (guest)
 
8 years ago (2010-01-04)
You are so Lucky, I have wanted something like that to happen me my whole life. Or perhaps it already has and I just don'
T remember. When I was very young, I remember always packing up for such a adventure. I still remember my list of stuff I would need.
Stories like Alice in Wonderland, The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe, The Hobbit and all of the Pierce Anthony Xanith novel have fascinated me for as long as I can remember.
I think one day you will find your way back to this special place. Be sure and leave a ribbon from your hair or somthing tied to a tree to mark the way. SMILE.
God Bless and thank you for sharing.
Zendancer (1 stories) (27 posts)
 
8 years ago (2010-01-03)
iannic: I forgot to ask, is your website in English, and, if so, what is the exact address? Is it truthforallpeople.org or something like that? Thanks.
Zendancer (1 stories) (27 posts)
 
8 years ago (2010-01-03)
iannic: Great story! This is what some people call "an experience of non-locality." Most adults live in a kind of consensus trance and they perceive a meta-realistic world created and maintained by the habit of reflective thought. The truth, however, is much stranger than what is commonly imagined. After reading your account, I feel sure that everything happened exactly as you described, but there is no logical explanation for it. You somehow went through what Chilton Pearce has called "a crack in the cosmic egg." Many people have experiences of non-locality, but rarely are they so dramatic. Most people forget them because the power of consensual reality is so strong. I often tell people to look at the corner of a room where two walls meet. There is a blind spot there where the junction cannot be seen due to the blind spot on the retina of the eyeball. If you close one eye and then hold up your thumb and align it with the blind spot until your thumb disappears, you will have found the blind spot. Then, keep your eye focused on the blind spot and remove your thumb. You will be able to watch how the mind fills in the blank spot and makes the wall junction seamless. This is a dramatic demonstration of how the mind maintains what Pearce has called "stable sameness,"--a world view that is rational and ideationally unified. The truth is much much stranger than the fictional meta-reality that most of us see. Thanks for sharing your story and reminding us that the universe is a very strange place.
Miss_OMEGA88 (2 posts)
 
8 years ago (2009-12-01)
Wow! That sounds amazing, I wish I would experience something like that.^^ You are very lucky I agree with epoy1984. 😁 😊
iannic (3 stories) (8 posts)
 
8 years ago (2009-10-31)
Hi Colleen,
I think, I know what you are saying, I will only say this, it was the middle of the day, my senses were as they are when you cycling, alert, not in a dream state, everything looked as real as anything in this world and the big trees at the entrance fitted perfectly with the surrounding nature, which I recognized. So what was it that steered my bike into this road and then that place?
Bless you, Ian 😁 ❤
colleen (guest)
 
8 years ago (2009-10-31)
hi iannic. I genuinley believe you I was doing research on this sort of thing a few nights ago and your story was really interesting. Although I do believe that this place was actually a state of mind. It is difficult for me to explain but maybe if you want to find out more about what happened you should look into astral planes.
iannic (3 stories) (8 posts)
 
8 years ago (2009-10-26)
Thank you, I love God with all my heart and soul, and would never make something like this up, by the way, Truth for all people, that's the name of my website.

You know epoy1984, that's exactly how it felt, you have a wonderful gift.
This is not the only strange thing that has happened to me, a few years ago I wrote some of them down and will post them here.
😊 ❤ Love to all.
alakeshwar (guest)
 
8 years ago (2009-10-23)
Whether this really happened or not I don't know but even if it is only a fabrication, it is a good one.
epoy1984 (1 stories) (14 posts)
 
8 years ago (2009-10-22)
God had showed you a very beautiful paradise. He wanted you to be one of his witnesses. A heavenly angel accompanied you on your way home. Good for you god bless 😊 😉 ❤

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