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Blinding White Light Behind Me


When I was younger I often went to church and always felt a connection to God, the Universe, as well as nature. When I was 12 I woke in the night. The only bathroom in our house was downstairs and there were no windows in the hallway, I had to go down to reach the stairs to go to the first floor. As I was descending the stairs I was blinded by a blinding white light behind me, it was so bright I could not even see in front of me. I did not feel afraid. I had no idea what it could be and I just continued down the stairs and pretended I did not see it.

I reached the bottom of the stairs and turned the knob of the door at the bottom of the steps. By the time I returned to go back to bed it was gone. To this day I feel it was divine light from an angel, God, or something heavenly. I have always cherished the memory and felt that I have had some connection to the non-physical world. That God had a purpose for me. Perhaps that is why I am often told that I am a light. Whatever the reason I am forever grateful for the experience.

Another experience I often have is with street lamps and lights and electronics in general. Often times when I am taking a walk at night or the early morning and as I walk by street lamps and lights on buildings they blow out. On a few occasions this has happened right when I looked at the light. This has scared me at times because I have no clue as to what it is or what it means. I have accepted it as a natural happening and feel good about it when it happens now. Also anything with a volume, regardless whether its a button or dial to turn up the volume, the volume always goes up. I have always wondered why this happen so much and just recently became aware that it might be connected to the other experiences I have had.

I also started experiencing 11:11 about 9 years ago on receipts, clocks, and in other forms. More recently I have been seeing more triple digits like 444, 555, and 111. I have woke up on more than one occasion to look and see 555. I only recently discovered that 11:11 is also the time that the Mayan Calendar ends. I feel like there is some connection between all this; what that connection is I do not know.

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dreamer01 (6 posts)
4 years ago (2015-08-13)
forgot to say, check out Doreen virtue angel numbers meanings. Maybe another avenue to go down. Hope that helps.
peace, dreamer.
dreamer01 (6 posts)
4 years ago (2015-08-13)
I have been checking out some different but related sites for some time now, and, the one thing that has stood out for me is that I really did not realise that deep down there has always been a skeptic and a synic lurking beneath my seemingly spiritual veneer.
I find a great deal of what I am hearing very difficult to come to grips with but I am never the less keeping an open mind. There is some reason I have been drawn to join this forum. So, I look forward to delving into things with you all and sharing any experiences that I have... Peace, dreamer.
Seaenergy (1 posts)
8 years ago (2012-03-06)

When I was a young girl, my parents worked shift work and I, at 7 or 8 years old, still slept with mom or dad, whomever was home that night. My first dog, Pixie was a poodle/hound mix and was never a barker. One night I woke up to Pixie's incessant barking and looked out the bedroom window to the back yard. She was in a pen and with teeth bared, she was staring at a luminescant bright light hovering just above ground. It was the size of a car tire. She had never bared her teeth before or barked like that. I touched my face several times to see if somehow I was dreaming... I began trying to wake up my father and of course at the same time, looking back at the light several times in the process. By the time dad awoke the light was gone. My birthday is 7-11. I have another light story to share but will do so separately on another comment. Good to know others experienced this. I live in a place where many Native American Indians once thrived and I've always thought it a kind Native spirit and God's light blessing me as a young child. It does seem that thoughout life I've always touched people as a person of light.
Gerry (1 stories) (11 posts)
8 years ago (2012-03-01)
Hi Foundation, it was on this site under the heading:
Look to God and feel the heat...

Is this site disfunctional, I sent a story over a week ago and nothing as yet.
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-29)
Hi Gerry,
I would love to answer the question but I did not find it. Is it on the pychic experiences site?

Gerry (1 stories) (11 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-29)
Hi to Foundation and Naturalscience. I have sent you a message in the other page will you respond? ❤ ❤ ❤
Foundations (1 stories) (64 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-28)
Hi Gerry and NaturalScience,

This site has seemed "dormant" lately. Hopefully it will pick up again! I agree with NaturalScience, God bless everyone who participates on this site!

I hope that you do find an ego definition NaturalScience. Sorry that I was not able to be of help to you. But I am confident that your defintion will come along when least expected.

NaturalScience (3 stories) (110 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-28)
hope it was not me, trying to come to a valid "Ego definition" (which is still missing) by discussion on this page, who made it "inactive"...
God bless all people who read and write here.
Gerry (1 stories) (11 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-27)
Testing this page seeing if it's still in action
I repeat testing
Gerry (1 stories) (11 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-22)
Hello optimystic1111 =4 April
1:11 1st November 2012
444 = 12 = 3
555 = 15 = 6
If you minus 555 from 444 = 111 = 3
On the third of April there is something you must be cautious of.
On the first of November you are seeing a change which will be big or small depending on what you do with April.
Take care you are reached out and now do what your intuition tells you, and remember there are no such thing as coincidents. Gerry ❤
optimystic1111 (1 stories) (1 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-22)
Thank you for all the comments and feedback-I greatly appreciate them all. I do filter what I talk about with others because I know it might sound out there to some. The other day, on Presidents day, I went hiking. As I was crossing the bridge I noticed that someone had stuck decals to one of the signs reading 1:11. As I was returning from my hike to go home I opened my phone to see what time it was, and what do you know, it was 1:11. Synchronicity I guess. 😊
goldstar (1 stories) (2 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-18)
Well, I don't really know how to explain the whole electricity thing, but I saw on a TV show once that when a girl with strong psychic abilities and ties to spirits walked by a nightlight the light grew brighter in response to her presence, so maybe it's something like that- just a strong spiritual connection where electricity will react to you and your presence.
I really don't know about the number thing either, but...
Well, let's say that when I experianced a flash of light like you did it turned out to be a very good thing, and I felt like I was touched by God. I felt very special, and you should too. Remember that no matter how small or insignificant we may at first appear in the grand scheme of things we all have our own role to play in life, something that God has planned especially for us. This bit of knowledge has carried me, and I hope someone else finds it useful too... 😊
Anyway, I think the light just shows when we're really spiritually intuned, or something like that; although, from what I've gleaned it only seems to happen when it's least expected...
lynnaz (2 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-15)
It's not blinding but I sometimes see a white light shining down at a slight angle from behind me. It's like I'm in front of the headlights of a car but I'm in my home with my back turned away from the nearest street actually and now that I think about it there are closed heavy curtains are on all of my windows anyway. The last few times I noticed the intensity varies a bit- dimmer or brighter but I can't figure out why. Thought it only happened while I was at the computer listening to music. Last week however; it happened while I was lying on the couch reading the Bible of all things- something I don't do reguarly. I hesitate to even mention this for fear it'll make me seem like I'm realy out there- but my boyfriend and I were making love last year and it happened with an intensity I'd not experienced before. I didn't say anything at the time thinking I was the only one seeing it but not long afterwards- he asked me what I thought that light was. That really freaked me out. Neither of us have a clue what it may have been and it hasn't happened since even though our relationship has grown stronger. Other than that time, I've always been by myself and it's always happened at night. The streetlights turning off is an oddity I've only known one person mention happens to them. While driving with a friend in high school (1987-ish) a streetlight went off and he said "94." I asked what he meant and he told me he'd counted the streetlights that turned off as he passed them. Said he'd been doing it for a while. Don't know him anymore though.
anneke8 (1 stories) (12 posts)
8 years ago (2012-02-13)
As for the lights and street lamps, this happened to me too in the past, don't know if it had a rational explanation though. Sounds like the bright light you saw could have been an angel, or another entity.
The time on the clock is very weird...

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