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I Met The Holy Spirit


I was on a religious retreat about two weeks ago and I think I experienced the Holy Spirit. For about six months up to that night I had been praying to Jesus and imploring him to help me experience his love for me in my heart. I knew, in my head, how much he loved me. This is something that I have prodigiously been told both as a child and as an adult. But in my heart it was not known. So I prayed and prayed that he would show me this love.

I went to bed that night, thanking God for the gift of faith bestowed upon me and I was thanking him more fervently than ever before and then suddenly I felt a charge go through my body. My eyes were closed but I could feel my eyelids flickering. When I did open my eyes I could not stop them crying. The bed was shaking slightly and I remember feeling a warmth encompass my whole body. The whole thing only lasted about 5 seconds. I knew in that moment I was not alone. I felt the Holy Spirit and Jesus were very close and although this is a very beautiful thing, it scared me.

Since then, I have felt that Jesus has been very close to my heart. I have felt re-energised in my faith, and I have no doubts that I want to devote my life to God. I am so happy in my faith that I am actually terrified that Jesus will leave me in some way or that I will become distanced from him. And the thought of that scares me deeply.

I was wondering what people make of this experience? I truly believe it was the Holy Spirit and when I think about it I feel so full of happiness and so lucky. I'm interested in other peoples experiences too and what people think experiences like this one that I had mean?

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Anon (guest)
4 years ago (2020-01-30)
I never got a clear answer on any relationship between kundalini and holy spirit

Except from what I seen holy spirit goes in

Kundalini comes out

In the perception of it

Who says the perception isn't an illusion in both cases

Like what if kundalini goes in

Holy spirit comes out
Gods daughter (guest)
4 years ago (2020-01-29)
To the fellow who tried to discount this young woman's experience, I am here to inform you that you misunderstand her experience. Here is the definition of Astral Projection:

Astral projection (or astral travel) is a term used in esotericism to describe an intentional out-of-body experience (OBE) that assumes the existence of a soul or consciousness called an "astral body" that is separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside it throughout the universe.

This is not at all what happened to her. God's Holy Spirit came into her soul. The feeling is like a powerful presence that comes into you. It is so overwhelmingly holy that you cry and tremble because God's presence is with you. The King of Kings is making his presence known to you in your mortal existence. She did not do any soul or consciousness travelling and the experience was not intentional. God shows his presence at his own will. We have no say, but we can seek him with a genuine heart and worship and praise him in spirit and truth. That is the way in which I had an encounter with him myself. I'm sorry you tried to slap some scientific reasoning on her experience, but it doesn't fit what happened to her at all.
Try asking God to reveal himself to you... You may see.:)
SarahDenise (guest)
5 years ago (2019-05-07)
This time it started in 2014 when I saw '11,11' everywhere and for days.

A dove kept showing up outside on my balcony.

At Saint Johns day I felt an urgent feeling that I should pray, so I did. Then my soul suddenly popped out begging to come home. A voice behinde me said "Make happy", immediately I became very joyful. Then one night an angel woke me up telling me I had to meet the Lord. I flew out of my body from my balcony and saw a huge crystal stairway.

I was so amazed that I had to sit down on it for a while and looked around. There was nothing else but the stars and the shining crystal stairs that made rainbow colours because of the light from the crystal. Soon after I heard a voice saying "Sarah, come", so I stood up. And continued to the top, where I saw two doors; I chose the one I could hear music from, and now I was in space, when He (Jesus) came flying on my right side. We then went to Orions Nebula (Messier 42: where He opened up a black hole or a tunnel to the four stars on the Nebula - he used some kind of spell word. Meanwhile I walked around and checked out the cloud. I wasn't worry at, just happy and fascinated to be there with Him, and suddenly I recognised and remembered I knew Him from sooner in life, but had forgot about in life...

As we walked through the tunnel I looked at the "walls"'. It was kind of flickering electric but still I had a view to cosmos that was around us... He said that I should'nt look to much because it would drain the faith out of me...

When out again, we flew in space. As we approached our destination I saw multiple glittering colors and music. He told me "that is inspiration to people on earth" and then he said that I would soon "fall apart" as we get closer but that he would "fix me" again when we get there... Then I woke up on his lap as a baby in the New Jerusalem (a star; all stars are homes for our souls) He smiled and nursed me and I was emencely happy to be in my REAL Fathers arms...

I was growing up VERY fast, my whole past away family was waiting on a little bridge in front of me. We hugged each other, some of them I did not know but I knew they were relatives - all of them was young again. I asked my aunt who had died the exact same year "Do you know who this is?" She answered "Yes, He is always here!" I had some alone time with them and we went up in what looked liked an old mill tower to talk a little. I remember that there was a big old closet behind the door and the floor was decorated with red tiles and I saw a little round window in the small room on 1st floor from where my aunt pointed out her house.

After a while Jesus came to get me. He and I went outside in what looked like a courtyard with pillars. We sat down on a little fountain and he gave me gifts; toys I had as a kid. I became so full of joy to see them again and to see the marks I had made on them while using them growing up, they were still there - and because of that it confirmed to me that it was the same toys I'd once owned. He laughed out loud when I was silly.

At one point I got the idea to pinch my arm and I felt it.

I still had my body even though I knew that I was out of my body.

I looked up in the air; there were no sun but still everything shined like a beautiful summer day.

He called for a small cloud that came right above me, it was some kind of "cloud screen" on were he showed me my whole life and some of my future. The cloud somehow surrounded me, and I was reliving scenes from my life, sometimes from another perspective; for example I saw myself playing with my brother and sister when we were younger. When the scene was over the cloud left me and I was still sitting with jesus. At one point I was shown that he was the one that "installed" my soul in my body the day I was born; I actually was in the hospital watching him kiss my forehead one second before I came into the world.

When I was with the Lord my soul didn't care much for my body... I was still me but in my soul it felt much more important to please and obey Him. Jesus also showed meme the several times when he saved me in life; one time He saved me from a car accident. He also showed me many of the times I prayed as kid, it felt like I was reliving all the scenes again.

He then gave me some paperthin flesh like papyrus that he wrote his name on with his own blood. I had to eat it... Before I did so I asked Him if I could see His hands - He smiled and showed them to me; I could clearly see that He had huge nailmark scars in them. He then began to teach me with words from the Testament, but in some sort of "code" - words I had "to heal with", he said, and names and words was flashing fast on a screen; all the deciples names and some letters. I said "It's so simple that a child could understand it!" (It was so so easy there!) He then showed me a stonepillar that someone named Symeon Stylites used to sit on and something about the "ANKH".

In the end he showed me myself as about 80 years in a nursing home and that he will come and get me the day that I die. He then gave me eternal life, while he did that, he drew something on the ground and said that I should try to endure the daily temptations and stop saying harsh words in anger. Then He hugged me and a big bright warm light surrounded us and we had to go back to my body. On the way back we were very close to Saturns rings and walked on clouds...

I've been there two times now and everything He said came true (in the first experience I was sitting with Jesus looking out on a sunset and a beautiful wheat field. Behind me was a large tree with fruits I've never seen before and a ladder that angels and I used to transport to another place... Later He took me to a throneroom where I saw two chairs; in one of them in front of me on my right hand I saw an old man looking exactly like God, you know from Micheal Angelos painting of The Creation of Sun and Moon. Ont the wall behind me I saw a big old wooden wheel with saphires between the spokes. I heard a loud voice saing "'Bend for your master!", so I did and now Jesus was sitting in the other chair but I still felt like He was both of them. He told me that I had to save a girl from doing drugs. I met her later on in real life and manage to convince her; she is now working for the Government (when being "spoken to" it wasn't done with sound and words, it was going on telepathically but I could still think and feel). I've also been filled with the Holy Spirit twice; the last time it lasted for five days - I was full of pure joy and love, infact I've never felt more joyfull and happy in my whole entire life. I was "glowing" for days and the dove outside on my balcony kept showing up.

One evening I saw tall blue/grayish men in the sky flying up and down everytime I heard an ambulance in my town. I also saw "energies" in purple/turquoise colors like rain coming towards us from the sky all the time (maybe Neutrinoes).

I forgot to tell that.Jesus' hair was VERY big and beautiful, like the mane on lion and His beard was just as beautiful and on His neck He had some sort of an ancient "hammercut style". His robe was light blue and He wore old sandals...

The following days I saw His face in everything; in shapes, in trees and shadows and in almost everything living on earth...

When I came back into my body I checked out the name Symeon Stylittes and I realized that He really did exist! I had no knowledge of the term "pillarsaints" before I was with the Lord, and I still don't know why I was shown this.

UPDATE: A few days later I saw the old man sitting next to Jesus in the throneroom; he cam flying right towards me in a vision when I blinked my eyes for a short moment.

Painting of jesus as I saw him⤵


The old man in my vision and the troneroom⤵


Orions Nebula with the 3 - 4 stars jesus used to open the tunnel with on the left side ⤵


Symeon Stylites Stonepillar⤵


Throughout all of my experiences I didn't feel any jugdement, only understanding and directions to be a better person!

Since my experiences I've come to remember some of my earlier life, some parts as a kid and some as old; for example I recall that I lived in the time when Jesus lived on earth and I was killed alongside many others by the sword of Romans on horses by the sea in or near Jerusalem...
Desirae (guest)
5 years ago (2019-03-29)
Uncontrollable crying and smile and joy at the same
Time feelinf of being cleansed felt tipsy almost drink but not the same at all... I just knew it was Him
A Believer (guest)
5 years ago (2018-12-01)
Last night I asked my Uber driver (A pastor that speaks 5 languages and is originally from Africa) to pray for me. He asked what my sins were and I told him sex, drugs, and alcohol. His voice had a power and authority to it. He held my hand and prayed powerful words over me casting out evil. Not all at once but very quickly I began to cry and eventually broke out into an uncontrollable fit of weeping while his voice was speaking over me. I felt the air around me get heavy. I want to say it was like the air around me was vibrating... It felt as if I was being shoved down into the bottom of his car. Like into the floorboards. I can't remember how long it lasted exactly but soon after he transitioned from praying in English to praying in tongues I shouted for him to stop bc of the intensity of what was going on and immediately it felt as if something lifted itself straight up out of the car and I quit crying and I became fearful or just really freaked out in general but I knew nothing about what was happening meant me any harm. I think it was like spiritual shock. In any case it was very sobering... I had been drinking and doing blow that night. I gave him a sack of cocaine I had in my pocket and then he drove me home. We talked about God the rest of the ride home.
ForJames (guest)
6 years ago (2018-02-13)
Dear James. For everything there is a time. Never forget that the Holy Spirit is with you now. Life may not be easy, but it is He who makes it bearable. It is He who makes life worth living no matter the situation. What a comfort it is to know that of all people and things, He is the one by our side.
James (guest)
6 years ago (2018-02-09)
My experience was in Prison. Here it is in detail. In bondage to fear, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, lost identity, turning to drugs for comfort; sent to drug treatment, at an altar call during an intercessory prayer, the Holy Spirit floored me, dropped me to my face, something pulled tears out of me, gave me vision and a glimpse of who I am, supernaturally experiencing gifts within me of love, compassion, and boldness for people and a man with long hair and a robe applauding appeared in the blacks of my eye lids.

On December 3rd 2016, in OCC in Fordland Missouri, I walked up to the Chapel because I was trying to get a DOC Job there. I walked into a full Chapel and sat in the back row as the band "Bert Smith and The Walk" played and "Sons of Thunder Ministries" stood by a few chairs imitating an altar. One of the Chapel Clerks sitting behind the desk walked up to me and grabbed my hand and led me to the altar. There was a visiting preacher named Josh who I had never met before. He looked at me and said, "Do you have anything you'd like to pray to God for?" I said shyly, "I don't know, he brought me up here," pointing to my friend. He said, "Well what do you want ask God?" I said, "Well, I want to make this chapel a more loving environment than it is (being a prison chapel) but I lack the courage to talk to people really." He said, "Alright James, (reading my DOC name tag) we're going to pray for boldness".
As this man and I knelt to pray, something extremely heavy knocked me down as I began to cry. I felt this tremendous weight pushing my face to the floor. As this man is praying, he touches me and begins laughing as if out of his control. As he's praying, being steadily interrupted by his own loud joy-filled laughter, I felt this intense tugging from the pits of my stomach. I felt as if I were "heaving" tears as my gut wrenched and my face felt as if something was pulling me. (I remember trying to hold back because I didn't want to cry in Prison but the tugging/wrenching continued harder and harder). This continued for maybe a full minute or so. (I also had bruises on my knees from the weight pushing me into the floor) I stood up, in tears still overwhelmed by the presence of God with "Joy" as I felt like God was laughing into my spirit. I felt his pleasure with me, it was unreal. Josh stood up, in tears. I looked at him smiling and crying and said, "Thank you, whoever you are." He says, with a smile on his face and tears falling from his eyes, "THAT'S THE POWER OF GOD MAN!" Everyone in the room was looking at me like, "whoa," smiling, and in awe as the Spirit of God was felt in the room. I stood worshiping with my hands to the sky smiling and crying, just praising God.
He then walks over to me and says, "The Holy Spirit is about to leave, you may feel a jolt." I felt this intense feeling of tears and sadness for just a second as I said "Please No." He said Don't worry James, He said I will never leave you nor forsake you, now every time you read your bible and pray He will return. The Lord is zealous with you, I want you to read Acts Chapter 2." As the service is now ending, he shakes my hand and he says "Get Ready"
As I leave the service I am filled with what I can only describe as "Joy" in the natural. This was not a feeling. This was a very strong presence. It affected everyone around me. I go to a service next door, and as I'm sitting at a small bible study table, my eyes suddenly get very heavy and I'm blinking because they kind of hurt. Suddenly, something overwhelms me and causes me to look around the room. I look into a sea of people and I see a bunch of lost children through eyes of compassion. I can't sit still at this point, I felt complete purpose. As I looked from one person to the next it was as if they had crosshairs on them and something like a tractor beam was drawing me from one individual to the next. (I don't speak unless spoken to, I walk around with blinders on so to speak, so this feeling is not of my own will). I then felt God's pleasure with some, and compassion and empathy for others. When someone made me laugh, I remember feeling, "God is pleased with this character, this personality, this is one of his children who creates laughter and joy for others." When someone was hurting, I could see it and feel it, and I wanted to help them. I also saw demons manifest in the eyes and faces of some and others my presence just made them smile.
As I head back to my living quarters, (imagine a barracks; people hanging out talking, cards, etc.) I get up on my bunk, and I remember feeling this peace unlike ever before. My mind was clear, focused, no rushing thoughts, blank, with songs of worship in my inner Spirit (and it's been like this ever since).
As I close my eyes to pray. I see a man in the blacks of my eye lids. As if a lit sparkler traced the night sky, I see a man with long hair and a robe... Applauding...
I got out in November 2017, and I live in Houston Texas, and I am still struggling, unable to find a job even with an associate in graphic design and lots of computer experience, but I am glad to have had that experience. I wish I could tell you life got great but it has not. When I think of my experience I begin to cry and feel very blessed, but daily life I am alone struggling in this modern world that I was not meant for. Please keep me in your prayers as I don't want to to return to drugs or go back to jail ever again. Your brother in Christ. James.
Bertski (guest)
6 years ago (2017-10-29)
I hope it was the holy spirit. How he manifests hisself, which masculine is purely English language, as this is a spirit, May come in many forms.
If you pray so sincerely to God, especially with earnest desire and maybe righteous, it's said he hears the prayers.
If you acquire any gifts, that's be supportive.
Yet I'm the Bible, a person would pray and lay down conditions to be met so one would know it's Gods'will. Which will happen. If you don't get a response, I don't know what to say. But as one fellow went looking for a wife for someone, where he laid down conditions. Which even things out of the ordinary. Hope this helps and hope you get confirmation. If you do, mention me. Ooops, that might get you a lightning bolt. But may be not.
jedinite2012 (2 stories) (2 posts)
12 years ago (2012-04-27)
Let me just say that my experience was so over powering and identical to yours in many ways. Not only do I believe it to be the Holy Spirit but I Know you will be comforted further in the future. The Lord our God has given you a piece of the puzzle we are all a part of. You will see the good Lord when you are ready, for now He will let you feel a portion of His Spirit. God bless you and remember this, everything in sets of three! Ask why!, that is what will help comfort you when ever you need it to. Look around and you will see what it is God is showing you, please do this and you will know what great comfort God has given me. Love from: A.M.
ErinL55 (guest)
12 years ago (2012-04-17)
I'm very happy you got to experience his presence. I had asked for love to come in my life and that is where I found Him because God is love. Thank you for sharing and God bless you.

Oh, and I know how you feel about not wanting to be separated, nor do I and I worry all the time. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

""For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.'"
Onawingandaprayer (30 posts)
12 years ago (2012-04-05)
Hello lauralovespaul66

Love the story, but...

Do not fear Yeshua will EVER leave you, you have awoken every fibre of your existence to Him and he will never leave you.

You, we, Him we are all one thing LOVE, nothing more and nothing less than the Divine glory of the Source of All Life, Source of All Love and you have shown us all your love for the Divine and his Son.

The Holy Spirirt is not new to you, for it has been within you all your life, guiding you, protecting you and communicating with you. It is only now that you have come to see the true glory of the Father within you. Move forward in that Love and realization my friend and fear not that you are being "left behind" by Yeshua Ben Joseph, for he's been there all the time, it is only now you have finally recognized Him

Keep the Blue-side Up

turtlephobic (1 stories) (1 posts)
12 years ago (2012-04-05)
That actually sounds like Astral Projection. Sorry to dissapoint you but that's what I believe.
quixoticqt (1 stories) (16 posts)
12 years ago (2012-03-23)
Jesus will never leave you or forsake you. Once you believed in him that belief is so strong it will stay with you until you for the rest of you entire life.
The Holy Spirit is also a part of your conscience now. You have a problem when you need help the Holy Spirit will be there. Like one time I needed to put oil in my car and I had no idea how to open it, the Holy Spirit said "NOW PULL IT." I pulled it and it worked. The Holy Spirit is extremely blunt.
❤ Qt
scarlett2 (1 stories) (34 posts)
12 years ago (2012-03-18)
Dear LauralovesPaul66,

Wow, I am honored to read of your Holy encounter with the Holy Spirit... I firmly, truly believe it was the Holy Spirit Baptism. I had my first encounter back in April of 2010... And it is very, very similar. I have my testimony on this site if you are interested in reading about it. If you are like me, I have been searching nonstop for others that have experienced this Holy Spirit conversion... For close to 2 years now! My life has done a complete 360 thanks to our beloved Lord! Something amazing and glorious is going on throughout the world!

After close to 2 years of researching... As well as a glorious complete personal total Spiritual conversion, and many, many subsequent divine encounters... I feel strongly that God has unleashed his Holy Spirit in a "new way never seen before on Earth!"

I personally feel that during this time, this new wave of Holy Spirit encounters is happening to His children that are "ready" and "open" to receive His spirit... And we need to pray for the others to follow. As our Beloved Lord said, "the first will be last, and the last first!"

I personally feel that the ones that are ready "now" are experiencing this wave of very similar Blessed encounters of pure transformation through God's love for His children... Many are strikingly similar to your encounter... A Holy Spirit Converson, or Baptism, Infilling, etc...

As I look back, I realize that He had been trying for soooooo many years to transform me with His Spirit... But I had been so full of myself and my own selfishness, I was blind and had a deep fear of the unknown... So I didn't let Him inside... I was scared of the unknown. But once I put my total 100% faith in Him, and just let it happen... He came to me! And wow... I had no idea what I was missing!

I have found that many explain their encounter as an electrical real presence surging through their body, mostly at night while they are quiet and in bed, some waking from a sound sleep at night suddenly, to His presence ~ some during intense meditation or reflection. For me, just before He sent His Holy Spirit surging through my body, my soul, my spirit... I had been intensely thinking of Jesus' suffering on the cross... With deep, pure pain inside my soul for How He suffered for us... Other people describe feeling God, or the Holy Spirit, Angels, the Blessed Mother, etc. Flowing through them like a life force, or electrical current, or God's Holy Breath ~ that is transforming them from the inside out... Some also describe seeing a light during their visitation, or hearing God's voice, or divine music, or a touch from God, etc. Etc...

One thing that everyone who has this divine experience seems to have in common is a gradual change for the better and a closer relationship with God.

I can testify firsthand, that I firmly believe that your experience, is just the beginning of God drawing you to a deeper union with Him. Just trust in Him and let all the fear go.

My favorite book that helped me understand all that was happening to me is from St. Teresa of Avila, her book explaining the mansions. I can't recommend reading this book enough! It is amazing! She is amazing and had many divine encounters!

I pray for many, many Blessings for you and your loved ones. I am so happy for you! Please keep posting of your experience... I truly am interested in hearing how your relationship with God progresses after your initial encounter!

Sending thoughts love, peace and strength your way...

Scarlett ❤ ❤

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