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A Spiritual Vision


On August 25, 2001, a Saturday morning at about 10:00 o'clock in Tacoma, WA, I was sitting at my computer reading a new Near Death Experience on the internet and listening to a CD of "A Day Without Rain" by Enya.

The NDE story that I was reading, focused on a woman that was going through a major operation, and her heart had stopped. She had recognized a disturbing error in her past behavior during her life review, while experiencing the great light on the other side. She remembered what was really important in life. ("Putting people before pursuits") As in her past, she was more interested in pursuits.

As I dwelled on the quote, tears began to stream down my face; I recognized that I too shared this same character deficiency. This was a deep striking truth that penetrated me emotionally, physically and spiritually. I thought about how I had harmed and pushed away many of the people in my life, too busy accomplishing, the single minded acts of focusing only on my desires and afraid to get in too close.

The curtains in the window were open as beams of sun light poured into the room from a passing cloud. As I gazed into the light only looking into space, I felt a very profound sense of peace and calm come over me. Then there was a sudden elimination of all fear lifting away. Fear that felt like a thick heavy metal layer of skin, that's like something that I've always anonymously warn. I felt lighter than I could ever remember being.

In the next moments I felt the most wonderful sensations in my entire life. The best way that I can explain it is to call it an overwhelming tidal wave of the most intense and powerful love and joy that I've ever experienced. It was an unconditional saturating love, without condemnation or expectations, and that forgives all for any trespass. I felt that this kind of love extends throughout the cosmos into everything. It was a love that completes everyone and everything to its core. This was an influence infinitely beyond my understanding.

Finally, I began to blend in with this energy source (God?), until I understood that I was a part of everything and in every place simultaneously. There were what seemed like billions of multiple flashes of views, seeing everywhere and everything for milliseconds.

When the vision ended, I felt like I was glowing with the sun in my chest. I don't know how long it lasted because there wasn't any sense of time involved in the experience. It all could have happened in the flash. But I estimate it lasted about 10 to 15 minutes.

I found that the vision had elevated me spiritually, and had a direct positive life affirming effect on everyone that I came into contact with. I was a messenger of love and become one with everyone. It seemed as though I could understand all great wisdom and problems of people effortlessly.

But this was not to last. I soon felt the slow declining of the awakening slip away daily, and within two weeks I had returned to my normal self. I was addicted to the memory of the unconditional love that I had received, but to no avail, there only remained a recollection. I search desperately for two years, looking for a way to return to that enlightened state of consciousness without success as yet. The experience was more real and natural to me, than the reality that I've been living in my whole life.

However, I do look at this vision as a gift of grace. I am not special, and I can't think of any reason why I had that moment. It's definitely had a colossal impact in my life that I can never deny, and I know without a doubt for myself, that there's something wonderful out there waiting.

Q: So what does all of this mean?

A: Maybe I had a peak at what's to come, maybe not.

Though, I do believe this is a possibility of what could come for us all. The continuous evolving of humanity.

One thing that I can say, "It was a one and only ride so far, which has far surpassed any of my life's greatest expectations".

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AnandaHya (guest)
13 years ago (2011-01-16)
Timen, thanks so much for sharing your experience. It was truly wonderful to read. NS I my son's middle name is a derivitave of samadhi, I hope one day he will understand what it means. Peace and love to all who do the work of out Heavenly Father and shines a light unto this world which reminds people of HIS greatness.

May the peace of the Lord be with you. AnandaHya
NaturalScience (3 stories) (110 posts)
13 years ago (2011-01-14)
Congratulations! It was nothing less than what Hindu mystics call Samadhi! Read what Paramahamsa Yogananda wrote about his first Samadhi, you'll find it to be nearly the same. Don't worry about a) the extent of change it has wrought in your life from your own limited point of view, or b) about its after-effects having gone off.

A) it has done much more than what you can perceive yourself, be sure of that. Every human who has had such an experience even for a tenth of a second can be sure his/her soul now kneels before the Lord, and will keep kneeling, until it gets to Heaven. No one who has met thus with god to be "more real than himself" will be able to get lost, except if he thinks that now he is a guru and knows everything - in this special case he or she still can spoil it all by such self-overestimation! Samadhi always is an act of Grace from above, and it comes not only to future Gurus, not at all, for it is much more frequent than known to the public. Most people who have had a samadhi never talk about it, in order not to spoil their own recall by people's respectless or stupid responses.

B) in mortals even the recall of Union with God is mortal too, it is not your fault but that of the Laws of Nature.

I understand that you now long for this to return in every moment of conscious existence. Everyone would after this! It even is DESIGNED to make a soul homesick for the Lord. Thus it is said in Asia that it is a sign of you being an old soul quite near to Liberation (Enlightenment). Perhaps it will return to you even without any meditation. But if you feel good with some kind of regime of meditation this will raise your chances for such a wonderful blessing, or "darshan", very much.
Stvnkid92 (1 stories) (5 posts)
13 years ago (2011-01-12)
This was from God. God cries and sometimes will plead with us to come be with Him; to soak in His love. To feel comfort. It's not something to put to the side.

I suggest that you pray, and grow spiritually with God. Get in to a Truthful church. You may not experience this love the way you did for many years even if you pray and study the Word everyday. Sometimes God will give us something temporary, and He wants us to work and strive to get it again. God bless.
entrancement (guest)
15 years ago (2009-11-24)
hi I had a vision and it was at night I lay down in bed and on the right side of my room there was like a opening that opened into this world and it become as a full figure and the illuminate around my vision was so pure and there was no impurity of any and I looked away for a second then looked back and the figure was closer and looking over me and I felt so warm and forfilled the vision figure just kept on looking at me
patang1 (2 posts)
15 years ago (2009-10-20)
Hi - The very first time I met God, he embraced me and the feeling that I felt was so peaceful, so full of happiness, so whole. I remember dropping down to my knees and crying because never have I felt this feeling before. It took me a bit to realize what this feeling was... It was love. Love is the only feeling that you can ever share with God to become Oneness. You can experience this many many times, not only once. I found that through meditation, I can visit God when ever I chose to. I ask many many things. Because I was able to find my way to Him to build this personal relationship with Him, I asked Him what my life purpose was and he told me that I was a healer. Everytime I heal someone with his loving light and energy, I re-create that very same bliss that I felt the very first time I met him.
If God found you before you found Him, He probably needs your help. You should mediate so that you can be at peace and ask God how you can serve Him.

😆 😆 😆
mike (guest)
15 years ago (2009-02-11)
I think if you ask to feel the love it will come.
Probably not right then but later when you don't expect it. Just remember it is always there.
noname (guest)
15 years ago (2008-11-27)
Hello, enjoyed your story.
You are the center and there is a purpose.
As you stated your experience changed you forever. That is powerful! It motivated you to continue to follow the light and love of unconditional unity with the Creator. You actually hit on something where your mind/body/emotions where aligned to a higher frequency: to lift the veil into the spirit world. I think as you do that to experience these type of things is natural.
Wishing you well!
David Thompson (guest)
16 years ago (2008-11-01)
I know one reason why you had the vision. It was so you could share it with people like me and help them feel better. It is your testimony. Thanks for sharing it.

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