I have been even more reluctant as of late to publish any more experiences, however I feel the benefits to others outweigh my own selfishness, so here is my experience from last Tuesday morning:
I was enjoying a very quiet and peaceful time, not sleeping but just having my eyes closed and thinking inwardly and enjoying my communion with God.
I heard a voice ask me what I was looking at and I described a path leading through the forest of lush dense green trees. The sound of the birds, frogs, crickets were loud to say the least and the sun shining brightly on my face.
I was then asked to describe the experience:
As I looked up into the canopy the light beams flashed through the leaves and all I could think of was of the following words to describe my sensations; love, peacefulness, safe, tranquility, abundance of everything, a oneness with everything, real faith, divinity.
It was a very surreal thing and yet there everything was right in front of me.
As I was about to ask God where I was, my Spiritual companions, or Guides, the Tiger and the Snow Leopard revealed themselves.
I was stunned as I was certain from my previous experiences that these two magnificent creatures were only found in their home locations of Nepal and India.
It is here that I discovered how they are named, the Tiger is named Rajha and the Snow Leopard is named Raijan (I have googled both names and it doesn't make sense to me but that is what I have been told). I finally asked God "...where am I..."
"in my garden James, for this is Eden"
I asked the cats why they were also there and they both responded it is where they belong, for the Tiger is my inner strength and I guess I was in need of his spirit and strength on that day. For I now truly understand, it is here in God's garden that they both reside.
Raijan was an odd experience, for she proclaimed that "...I am your spiritual strength, through me your spirituality flows to the universe..." Now I am somewhat confused as in my first awakening experience the Snow Leopards described themselves as "Guides for those who were lost." Well I am no longer lost...
The Divine asked me to not dwell on that matter and continue walking. We walked for a time, I say we, because there is a presence which cannot be described as you walk along the pathways.
"...the pathways are your route through the garden and through your life James..." I hadn't thought of our earth-bound existence as "The Garden of Eden" before so I will have to ponder this one for a while.
Finally we reached a clearing in the forest and in the middle was a huge ball of white light and nothing else. I asked what this was and the answer overpowers me to this hour
"...this is All THAT I AM my son..."
"...but you are supposed to be at the centre of the universe not here..."
"...I am that as well, for I am the trees behind you, the sky above you, the water through the forest, the grass on your shoes, I am all that there is for this is the Garden of Eden. Many of my children will read this and still not understand..."
"James how do you feel?'
"...overwhelmed with joy, at complete oneness with everything around me..."
"James there are many who will not believe a word of this, for they are spiritually fast asleep, publish this experience, do not concern yourself with what others think"
When I asked about all the animals and flowers that were also supposed to be in the garden, I was simply told that this is how the Garden is to me and that to others the experience will be different.
I was asked about my faith and whether it was "true faith" or "real faith" and that there was a huge difference. I believe I have real faith but I will explore this concept further.
I was then given a series of quotations to share with the world of the awakened souls:
"Faith is not found in a building or a book
Faith is found inside of you,
Look to your heart
In discovering who you really are
You will find both yourself and God"
And this one when I asked about building temples to God:
"...do we need to build temples and churches to prove our love to God..."
" Build a temple within your heart, for there is no greater or mightier temple than that which you would build inside of you to express your love for God and your fellow man..."
I left the Garden feeling spiritually drained and yet yearning for more. Please interpret the above however you feel you wish and I would love to hear feedback about this experience as my journeys are starting to take on new dimensions.
The Divine says I have one journey I must complete before "My Hour Arrives" and that is to walk the path to Golgatha, a journey I am dreading more than any other, as to see the pain of our beloved Joshua is not something I am truly ready for yet.
Once again than you for putting up with my "long windedness" may the Light of the Divine continue to shine brightly on all of you
The Garden is an amazing place for it is different for each of us and how we feel upon walking the pathways. In a sense it is very much like walking the pathways of our life/spirituality. As we interpret things so differently from each other so too do we see the Garden in a different light as we see our path in life differently from our neighbour.
I have written about two experiences in the Garden and yet I have been there so many times, everyday as a matter of fact as I go about my day-to-day life and the love you spoke of is something that never fades.
Thank you for your comment and may the Peace of the ONE who came so long ago be upon you forever more