About two months ago my best friend of thirty years died and my 97 year old mom went into palliative care. I don't know if either of these events contributed to what I saw early one morning.
In that stage between waking and sleeping, I opened my eyes to see a four to five foot figure at the foot of my bed. It was outlined in indescribable colours and sparkling. The closest I can come to describing the colours is that they were a combination of gold, silver, crystal and white. I have never seen anything so beautiful. The image was totally transparent with just the outline of a hooded, robed figure with its arm extended and holding a beautiful transparent tear-drop shaped light or lantern with a glowing filament inside that emanated the same, only brighter light. The image did not have wings, nor did it seem to move. It was just there. And, up around the height of my bedroom doorway was what looked to be a mesh like white, flexible 'tunnel' shape that went through the doorway and up to or through the ceiling in the hallway. I don't know if that is where the image was headed.
Anyway the entire experience only lasted what seemed like a fraction of a second, but it is one of those things that I will never forget. I felt peaceful, awestruck and fascinated watching the scene. Since then, I've tried to visualize it again, but haven't been successful.
I would appreciate hearing feedback from anyone who has had a similar experience or who may be able to shed some light on what I saw.