I've been a practitioner of many different forms of meditation and I have to say that I've seen a few things that I only share with very close friends.
I've had visions and am familiar with what I would call extreme lucid dreams. In many of the lucid dreams I'm lead to what I can only call a portal that I'm aware leads to some other dimension. These dreams are beautifully vivid and are accompanied with the feeling of moving extremely fast and expanding at the same time.
For some this might sound fascinating but for me it has always been a terrifying experience. The feeling of expansion is overwhelming and the fear of not knowing where I'm going or if I'm coming back is to much for me to bear. Needless to say I've never allowed my consciousness to enter one of these portals until one horribly nerve racking night at my job.
I won't get into what happened or why I left my job that night feeling like a bundle of exposed nerves. I will only say that it was one of those days I guess we all have and I felt like I was going to explode with frustration, anger and disappointment.
That night after I got home I prayed like I normally do before meditation. I asked the Lord for a sign. I prayed for almost 2 hours asking for help with all the problems I was facing at that time.
I have to say that I needed an answer, looking back I felt so empty. I don't think I've ever prayed that hard ever.
After meditation I went to bed, during my dream I was approached by a woman who asked me if I knew where Sharon was. In real life I'm not personally connected to anyone with that name but for some reason I pointed to a high gate. The kind you might see passing by a wealthy persons home.
I started walking towards the gate when I realized that Sharon was in fact an Angel, please don't ask me how I knew this I just did.
Now I was running towards the gate with no concern for my physical form and I ran right through it. I immediately went into a state of vivid dreaming. My dream body was no longer present but for lack of a clearer explanation I moved straight through another larger object.
When I was at the point where I would normally wake myself up, I decided to go through the last wall, all of this took place in seconds and was accompanied with the feeling of moving extremely fast and expanding at the same time.
For the first time I decided to surrender where ever I was going I was going. I broke through this last object. I heard a voice that said very loudly "Glory to Lord and all of His Angels" I was expanding out into the universe, I was being filled up with all this energy and I felt like I was going to explode. I leaped up out of my bed and found myself gripping onto the edge of a wall that was close to me. When I looked I could see the outline of 3 entities which appeared to be watching me. All I remember is that I didn't move from that wall for some time, nor did I speak. When I could no longer detect them I ran to the light switch and turned it on.
That was not the first time I've seen an entity nor was it the last, but it was the only time I've ever aloud my self to surrender. Words really could never describe the experience I had that night. I will only say that after that happened it made my problems seem like a grain of sand in the ocean.