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God Manifesting as Orbs


On August 12 or 13, 2004, I had been watching the Perseid meteor shower with my friends and children in a rural community on the outskirts of Houston, Texas. I was not drinking nor was I using any drugs. Things had slowed down after a few hours and everyone went into my home.

I walked back out into my front yard by myself. All the lights were still out from watching the meteor shower, and the only light was from the kitchen area of my house, which I could see behind the drapes. That's it... Other than that it was very dark outside.

Suddenly, these balls of light appeared (the "orbs" that so many people are photographing), they were the size of softballs and some were clear and some were opaque and many shades in between.

My first thought was that I had something on my glasses, some moisture that was causing a visual anomaly, and so I took my glasses off and began cleaning them with my shirt. As I did this, I noticed of course that I could still see the orbs and that it was not a smudge or something causing the effect.

My next thought was that I was having some sort of brain aneurysm... I mean, the balls of light were everywhere and were swirling around... I thought that it was a hallucination. But then I saw that the balls of light were literally illuminating an outbuilding that I was about 25' from. Imagine a thousand unseen children playing with flashlights... That is what it looked like as the lights shown on the walls of the building.

Okay, I know how this next part sounds. I know that it sounds crazy, and I have questioned my sanity many times since this, particularly with all that has followed. I may well be crazy, but I swear on my soul that I am telling the truth. I was a practicing attorney when this happened. I have given up the law, and given up most of what I owned (several homes, boats, other properties, etc.,) because this was the most important event of my life... And I want to understand it.

Suddenly, I knew that I was in the presence of god. I was an agnostic who was actually just a lazy atheist who did not feel like arguing with people about it. I knew that god was just an invention, and that everything could be explained scientifically.

In that moment, I knew absolutely that I was wrong. I knew that I was in the presence of god... And I felt so ashamed. I also felt this INTENSE love, something so strong and pure that it is difficult to describe, emanating from the presence... Pure love. Pure compassion. Pure adoration.

I began telling god that She/He (it seemed androgynous) had made a terrible mistake, that I was not worthy of this love that I was being showered with... I told god that I was a bad person and that I was maybe one of the worst people ever. I literally said "You must be lost. You have the wrong girl... You're at the wrong house..." and in hindsight, I cannot believe that I told god She/He was lost... But I think that She/He was a little amused by it, because there was a great tenderness and ultimate understanding and compassion in the voice that then said to me "I created you... I am you..."

Now that is an exact quote. I can relate the rest of what was said to me, but I cannot give an exact quote. I was told that I had come from the stars (or "out there") and that I would be "coming home" soon. I was also told that I had once been a part of all the love and lights that was surrounding me, and that I would be a part of it again.

Then something fell through the limbs of the oak tree behind me and I was startled (remember, I had been watching meteors earlier) and ran inside. When I realized that what I had heard was most likely an acorn I walked back outside but the lights were gone.

That was not the first supernatural event I have witnessed, but it was the first time that I could not just say "oh, that must have been my imagination"...and it was definitely the first in a long series of EXTREMELY bizarre events.

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dan (guest)
5 years ago (2018-10-21)
what a beautiful story! Everything about it is perfect and you have nothing to worry about. You are a manifesting child of god because when you ran across evil (the government incident), you got away from it as quickly as you could and not just that, you gave up most of your wealth by doing it. You are not arrogant; you are instead, humble. How many lawyers would do what you did?!

Listen to what you were told; it's the truth. We are divine creations with our own powerful energy source functioning in human bodies to learn how to use it properly.

I am 80 and it took me 78 years to learn that if we want god's help, all we have to do is ask for it and be basically good people; not perfect, but basically the kind of person that doesn't want to harm others. If you don't ask, you won't receive. The other big thing that is helpful is to know that the way we feel is totally able to be changed. If we focus on what we don't like, we will not feel good. If we focus on trying to feel the way we want to, we can improve. In other words, we create the way we feel, often unknowingly. Can u feel goose bumps? Then you can learn how to feel blissful. I think if we allow god to help us feel the way we want by asking for it and to practice deep relaxation and letting god assist in reprogramming us, we can become more loving, blissful people. An observant quiet mind is a great characteristic to develop.
Traveler (2 posts)
8 years ago (2016-04-28)
Hi Cass/Suzanne. Your experience is not 'crazy' at all to those of us who already understand in our hearts that we are beings originally created in love, in higher dimensions, long ago. I can imagine it would indeed by a shock to atheists who have forgotten this and put their faith only in the very limited world of the physical senses.

To me, the idea of what we perceive "god" is can encompass many perspectives. There are entities that have been background "guides" to you and mankind for eons (perhaps the more parental energies we experience). And some of the entities people experience, people come to understand are another form of their own self, another aspect of their own greater, "higher soul." "God" is defined by some as simply all of creation... The idea that each of us is a "cell" in "god's body,"...we are all god. All of these concepts are true.

The presence of genuine, all-encompassing love, in such an overwhelming way as you and Nikk felt in his/her similar experience, would attest to the truth of it not being a deceptive encounter. Entities trying to deceive feel "off" when they are trying to imitate being a positive spiritual figure. Their ego tends to leak through. Satan absolutely cannot offer the pure love of the type you describe.

"Satan appearing as an angel of light" cannot deceive those who have explored and accepted all the recesses of their own being, because they are not desperate for a savior. They come to understand that they have been a spiritual being on a challenging human journey, and they have learned to have compassion for themselves. The task of healing and self-acceptance is a long journey of inner work to embark on. Intense guilt, regret, resentment, sadness, anger... If these feelings are hidden blind-spots within us that we haven't fully accepted and processed, they are opportunities for "dark forces" in our life, in some form or another, to find a way to manipulate us. (Why do you doubt the experience you had--that god has compassion and love for you beyond your understanding. Now you have to work on having that kind of love for yourself. See yourself as the powerful spiritual being you are.) Someone else suggested some self-inquiry, to try to perceive why you are attracting these experiences. Can you make conscious the unconscious thoughts you have about yourself?

Carl Jung said, "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."

Regarding the dark agenda on this planet...certainly. Anything you tell me would not surprise me. I've read it all over the past fifteen plus years, since I started to inquire about what the "truth" is. I do believe we are in the "11th hour" of some period of intense opportunity for the "fallen angel" crew and their minions to completely gain control of this orb. Their machinations have been going on for eons, in all levels of society. They are past masters at understanding human psychology. And since we are so poor at understanding our own psychology, they continue to successfully control us.

I do not know the future here on physical earth, in this timeline we are focused upon. We have all, on some level, "chosen" to be here now during this time. (There is at least one metaphysical teaching that proposes that we are all rather brave adventurers, according to galactic standards, to be incarnate on the earth at this climactic time!) I am fortunate to be comfortable in absolutely knowing at this point that my soul manifesting in this one physical incarnation is but a fraction of the larger experience of my spirit, and that we live and die, live and die, in various physical forms. I have tuned in to many past lives, and applied years of the healing work I mention to those memories.

None of us are "victims" here. The larger part of us--our soul--chose to be here, and arranged to have these challenges, whatever they may be in one's life. Having a desire to "escape" this life surely is a clue that one is not ready to leave and is meant to face those challenges; or else face the same issues, sometime in a future life... Another metaphysical concept suggests that our soul is ready to 'graduate' from earth only when we have accepted all of the human experience, warts and all.

...I'm kind of throwing out everything I've gleaned in my years of contemplation, thus far. Maybe some of it is comforting to you, Cass/Suzanne. Maybe some of it is for others to read.

If you do want to talk to someone further about your specific experiences, I can lend you an understanding ear.
Cass1 (1 stories) (2 posts)
8 years ago (2016-04-09)
Hi I'm Cass (the original poster of the experience).

In the years since I posted my account I've been told many things... Everything from a preacher telling me I was a prophet to many people telling me that what I experienced was Evil in disguise.

First, I'm not a good person and clearly not a prophet.

Second, can Evil shower a person with love and understanding? Serious question. I know all about "Satan appearing as an angel of light"...but can IT make you feel loved?

I truly do not know. What I do know is that this entity made me feel beyond loved... Imagine if you had lost your child at a large amusement park and were terrified... Potential predators everywhere... And then many hours later you found them at guest services.

THAT is the kind of love, understanding and mercy I felt. My parent found me and was so very, very happy to see me... Anything I had ever done wrong was not only forgiven but my parent apologized profusely for "losing" me. Or rather, that I had to go through such fear.

Weird, right? But it happened. I don't know if this website makes money off of spiritual accounts but I don't care.

I wrote this in 2007 from an event in 2004. What I didn't say is a very long story...

I don't like long stories so I will say this: I was an attorney who accidentally saw something I shouldn't have concerning the U.S. Govt. (actually the Office of Naval Intelligence) and then suddenly my world is filled with the supernatural... Mostly evil except for the subject matter and...I'm a basket case. A basket case who is telling the truth.


Suzanne Elizabeth Minx
Lauren - Michigan USA (guest)
14 years ago (2010-01-29)
I had a very different "orb" experience about 2 years ago. I did not see it with my eyes and it is easily arguable that it was all in my head. I'm not so sure it wasn't. But here is what I experienced.

I was asleep in bed, alone, when I sensed someone in the room and immediately woke up. I did not, however, move a muscle, not even to open my eyes. I got the distinct feeling that if I were to move, whatever was there would disappear. So I lay motionless and tried to evaluate what I sensed.

What I believe was at the foot of my bed was an orb all right, but it did not contain merely one spirit. I heard many voices, two of which were distinct. The first voice, a male's voice, seemed to be devious while the second, that of a female seemed like a voice of reason. They were discussing whether or not they should do something. To this day, I don't know what that something was. But as I lay sensing, I became afraid that the devious spirit intended to do harm. So I opened my eyes.

That was it - the feeling was gone. Again, I know it was probably all in my head. But that's what I encountered. I spoke to someone who claims to talk to angels about my experience about a year after it happened and he conjectured that it was the voices of my ancestors. Interesting thought.
av (guest)
14 years ago (2010-01-11)
I saw one once. I was afraid. We were playing a silly game as teens. It was called book book. Similar to glassy glassy. My friend saw someone in the corner of the room through the mirror. No one else could, so we didn't believe her. Then from the same corner an orb flew past me brushed my hair with wind and then flew back out the window. I still feel scared talking about it. Maybe there are good ones and bad ones because I felt no love from this one, only fear. I haven't seen one since, but my baby son often smiles at blank spaces. X
Nikk (guest)
14 years ago (2009-12-15)
If you research Near Death Experiences (NDE) you will see that this intense presence of seemingly tangible love is felt by the millions of people that have reported going to heaven and back. Also by many mystics of various faiths that have said to have experienced God's loving presence.
Cass1 (1 stories) (2 posts)
14 years ago (2009-12-08)
Hi Nikk, nice to meet you.:)

It's nice to hear again that I'm not alone.

My life has changed so much since since this event. I've had a visions of Jesus and Mary and the holy grail, and other things that, just a few short years ago, would have seemed like complete fantasy to atheist me.

There is no pleasant way to say this, but I believe we are near the end of days. I urge everyone to explore the Cathar faith (original Christianity before it was corrupted by power and greed).

Love each other.
Nikk (guest)
14 years ago (2009-12-01)
I had a very similar experience, I was just google searching some of the terms that I could use to describe what I felt when I felt God. I was also an agnostic/atheist when I had come across a strange state of mind? I do not know, but I had suddenly realized how wrong I was about everything, IMMEEDIATELY followed by this intense presence around me. I cannot describe the presence other than anything but pure intense liquid love, filling everything around me and it seemed to even go through me, it was so intense that I began to cry. It was the most real experience I ever had. I also knew immediately that it was god, which is strange because up until that point I was pretty darn skeptical. I asked god it's name. Which was immediately followed by pretty much every paradoxical name for god in existence, all at once. First and the Last, beginning and the end, alpha and omega, etc etc. And I think every other holy or all encompassing name you could think of. But I was also apologized for how my denial of god and my horrible actions. I felt ashamed as well. But I was immediately told not to be sorry, and I said thank you, and I felt that once again I should not be thanking. And so I said sorry again. In which I felt the love say, no you do not understand. In which I understood that it was saying there is Me to be sorry about, and no You to thank. We were one and the same. So it's amazing that we experienced similar things

1. An intense indescribable incredibly more real love than anything, that was immediately identified as god

2. Ashamed but immediately told it is ok

3. Told that me and god are one.

Anyway. Thank you for the story. Mine happened in 2007 and it's not described 100% because it was such a profound experience that is hard to describe since it was so strange to anything else. Yet so much more real than even this keyboard I am typing on.
Valia (guest)
15 years ago (2008-12-31)
Thank you for sharing your story! It's beautiful and inspiring! I am glad I came across it 'accidentally':)
Jack (3 stories) (4 posts)
15 years ago (2008-10-01)
Cass1, I just read your story and I find it hard to understand that you were able to see
The Orb, s with your eyes. I was only able to
See the Orb, s after taking pictures with my digital camera. Only one time I seen a ball shaped craft about four foot across and about two hundred foot from me at night.
These orb's are not God! They are spirits
From what Billy Graham has written. (souls)
The rest was your own conscience.
orbgirl (7 posts)
16 years ago (2008-03-30)
Hi Cass. I loved your story. My first orb experience was a gold light I saw with my own eyes rise off my beloved pet's ashes in 1999. Since, I began capturing amazing orbs in photos, including my two pets' likeness, and my brother's likeness, all of whom are in spirit.

Would love to share my pictures with you if you would like to see them, and hear more about how your life changed.

Flutterofwings (17 stories) (110 posts)
16 years ago (2008-03-08)
This story I got off the random, It is a very beautiflul story indeed. Our Lord let's us know he is around, when we least expect it.

I have seen muti-coloered orbs, that sparkle and in circles, in my bedroom. I know they are of the devine, of our Lord or Angels as I feel at peace when I see them.

Well written story.
Sonya (guest)
16 years ago (2007-12-17)
In reference to GN, I agree to a certain extent. There is a fool-proof method for judging such experiences, though. It is the outcome. How has ones life changed since the experience? Disease will destroy a life. True spiritual experience will transform a life. The best indicator is what happens after.
Noni121 (guest)
16 years ago (2007-10-13)
I love that and thanks for taking time to tell us!
Wish I could have seen that, your heart, your senses told you what it was, trust that knowledge, do not doubt it
giggle, that is awesome!
GN (guest)
16 years ago (2007-10-12)
Sorry to be a bore but it's very important to distinguish between the very many very bizarre symptoms of neurological events before launching into a way of life based almost exclusively on the content and manifestation of the events themselves. 'Certain smells' which repeat with visual or 'weird' experiences are frequently and even classically associated, for example, with TLE. As is, without question, the experience of a sudden powerful and sometimes overwhelming emotion such as love or fear - again frequently occurring with visual disturbances.

I do not write this to undermine or to hurt anyone - rather the reverse - but simply to advise caution. These experiences or 'episodes' carry in addition a sense of significant authority - it is at the time impossible to believe that they are not 'real' and 'meaningful'. But beware. In medieval times such experiences were treated with caution by religious thinkers, who tended towards the idea that they were or could be 'demonic'. These days we speak of seizures, migraine aura and other neurobiological events which are 'oddball' and cannot be diagnosed because we do not yet understand fully the mechanisms which trigger them or which cause them to manifest in this way. But whatever label you're going to give them (and I certainly wouldn't use the term 'demonic'), these events can and do destroy lives. Before you immerse yourself in a powerful belief-system which may completely derail your existence, visit your doctor. That's all. There is no need to fear that you are 'crazy', but every need to check out the state of your physical health.

I hope this advice helps someone somewhere who is having experiences such as the above. I wish someone had done the same for me.

With kind regards - GN
ME (guest)
16 years ago (2007-08-04)
Hi Cass,
So wonderful to hear that you have encountered the magic of multidimensional energy.
It is trilling and wonderful, yet scary and strange all at the same time. Have you pondered "why you?" Why or what have you energetically generated to cause such an experience? Dig deep within and "Know thyself".
It's very exciting isn't it! It's like nothing else matters other than to continue experiencing what you did ... Uh, uh, uh, be careful little grasshopper! You may hit a dry spell when nothing "out of the norm" takes place. This seems to be a common process for many of us. Patience, trust and balance is the next step that will take you further into the unknown, and Most importantly, will guide you to live this Earth expereince in awe and full awareness.
I can fully relate to your enchantment, enlightenment, fear and guilt.
As I have had to learn from my own expereinces, magic is really all around us ... Physical and nonphysical. Pay attention to both and you will find that the trick is within the trick itself!
Take care and Stay grounded to Earth.
GG (guest)
16 years ago (2007-06-19)
Me and my son see orbs all the time and in many colors. I also see sparkles, which are angels or guides and it is nice to let them know you see them.
We also see auras on people, animals, trees and so forth. Here is something you might like and many seem to be able to see this. When it is cloudy outside if you just look in the sky and let your eyes adjust you will see little orbs moving slowly. When it is sunny or bright you will see these orbs moving faster and they do not seem as large. What I am told is that this is the earths energy. Shortly there after I was able to see the tree auras very clearly and brightly.
My husband sees figures of people in the evenings when he drives the car, as they sometimes show in th headlights of cars. I haven't. But hear others do sometimes, and he doesn't get into this stuff being logical. Meanwhile we see energy in the shape of people in the house, but honestly I would miss them if they were gone.
There seems to be certain smells with them, names and images. Often addressing them helps these spirits on their way. You need not fear, Picking up images, as you will not have your emotions connected with them, unless for some reason it is absolutely important.

Hope this makes you feel better.

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