I wanted to reach out/find others that have had a similar experience where the Holy Spirit has completely, dramatically, and unexpectedly change dramatic lives!
3 days after Easter last year (2010), the Holy Spirit woke me up at approximately 10 am from a sound sleep. I started praying and deeply thinking of Jesus suffering on the cross. I was in one of those deep prayful states where I was deeply moved thinking of how much He must love all of us, to suffer so much for all of us! That's when something happened and transformed my life totally! The Holy Spirit filled me up BIG TIME! All of a sudden, a sensed a Holy Presence in my bedroom and I felt this electrical real life force enter my body around my chest area... It slowly moved throughout my ENTIRE body from top of my head to the bottom of my toes... He would flow back and forth like an electrical current that was life changing, warm, cool breeze feeling all at the same time. I felt like I was 100% being sealed, regenerated, healed, loved unconditionally in a way we cannot comprehend here on Earth.
The feeling of immense love was so intense, I had tears of joy, repentance, love flowing down my checks the entire time. I just kept repeating, oh, I love you God, I love you Jesus, I love you, Mother Mary for being such a wonderful, nurturing Mother to Jesus when he came to Earth for us, yes, us, all of us! This continued for over 4 hours... And the entire time my husband slept peacefully, not making a sound, movement, nothing. There was no way I would wake him up, because I didn't want to miss a thing! It was like God was healing and regenerating every single cell inside my body! I must have been in need of a lot of healing, because the intense feelings I was so Blessed with of the filling of the Holy Spirit lasted for so long! I could literally, honestly describe it as a real living Holy Presence actually living INSIDE of my body!
Oh, it was the most amazing thing that has ever, ever happened to me! I could feel the Holy Spirit breathing inside of me... Like inside out feeling... Like waves of intense real unconditional love from God so real and strong, if He gave me even a drop stronger of his Love inside of me, my heart would give out or I would just explode from such a divine presence (of course, He always knows just how much each of us can handle!) I didn't know at the time it was the Holy Spirit Baptism or infilling.
The next day I couldn't get my hands on enough books. I wanted to learn what happened to me. I started researching on Internet... I met with my Priest, I was enraptures by God and totally in Love with Him and Jesus and The Holy Spirit from that point on!
Immediately the next day, my Mother and my Husband noticed a big positive change in me. I learned that The Holy Spirit never leaves us once He has sealed us. He guides me and stays with me. I'm still learning how to have a relationship where I can understand how to communicate better with Him for the Glory of God and Our Blessed Lord. I still feel him stirring inside of me with electrical liquid love I like to call it. The first few weeks after were the strongest when would feel Him.
I remember one night a few weeks from the first infilling. I was sitting alone outside just thinking of how Perfect and Miraculous He is and all He created, and I felt him enter me or stir inside of me. I asked Him if it were possible if He give me a hug... He actually did! It was the mind boggling (and still is to this very day, March 30, 2011) I received an inside out hug so string you could see my clothing at my waist pinch in on each side! I truthfully tell you this! And He gave me another hug a few minutes after that. He has touched me so completely that I feel like for the first time in my life, I am at peace with myself and no longer searching for something I myself did not understand. I feel like a completely different person! Touched by God, our creator, in such an immense way, I finally feel free and alive all at once.
I now pray and talk with our Lord constantly. I try to be a better Servant of God and Our Precious Lord, Jesus Christ. I try to be a better person, a better Wife, a better Mother of 4 beautiful children, a better Daughter, a better Sister, a better Granddaughter, a better Aunt, a better friend, a better Neighbor, a better everything. I now read the Holy Bible and Gospels with a clarity that I myself have a difficult time comprehending. I listen to audio Bible when I'm alone in my car, I feel the Lord stirring me when I hear a passage that he wants me to reflect on. I get a tingling in my scalp, sometimes fingers, some are stronger than others, the best are when the led to the inside out, stomach drops warm, joyful feeling of The Holy Spirits presence inside of me. Sometimes I feel Him put his arm across my shoulder, or His hand on my back. It's breathtaking!
Now, I see more strangers to help, but then I realize these beautiful people are not strangers at all, but my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. So many people randomly come across my path that I can help now, it's crazy in a good way! Whether big or small, I know I am doing something that will touch someone in a way I do not even understand. I realize deeply that we are all together for one purpose, to serve God! I actually was led last August by The Holy Spirit to visit Rome for the first time. When I walked into The Sistine Chapel, I almost fell over with the Presence of God inside! I saw all the tourists snapping photos when that is forbidden, and talking loudly, treating it like a stop on tourist bus... And I felt such immense heartache it was incredible. I felt sad for God and our Lord that His Holy Sanctuary was being treated like this. I say these things to explain how I have been totally, utterly transformed. The old me, the 40 year old, mother of 4, nurse, wife, was always empathetic, caring, etc. but never like this. I always loved God and believed wholeheartedly in Jesus as our Saviour... No doubts... But I was totally living for myself, in material desires. I thought I was a good person and Christian until He opened my eyes to my true self...
One night Our Lord awoke me, I think it was a few months after my initial Holy Spirit Encounter, and immediately I knew He wanted to share something, or answer my continued prayers for understanding about what was happening to me... Well I got up from bed in middle of the night, and went to family room, I then said, "Okay, Lord I hear you, I feel you, please, if it is Your Will, let me open this bible to what you are trying to teach me... I opened it to... A passage that speaks about being Humble, having Humility, everyone will be bowing down in fear at the sight and arrival of Our Saviour, Jesus Christ, when he returns to judge the living and dead! It wasn't scary, it was a huge gift He gave me to read that about Humility. He alone is King! We are all equal, none better than others, He loves all of us the same, and the last shall be first! That is a big lesson on being humble. Like the parable of the Prodigal Son.
I wonder all the time if God is sending the Holy Spirit to others in mass that are ready to give everything to Our Lord? Like the bible says, before the end, the Holy Spirit will be very busy! Human nature makes me want to reach out and find out how many others have been having this experience? Is this a worldwide phenomena that has increased dramatically in recent years? I have read of a few cases in the past, etc. But there I can't find any one site that may be tracking this spiritual Blessed phenomena. I'd love to hear others thoughts on this, in the name of our Blessed Lord. I know He tells us that the hour we will never know... He will come like a thief in the night. But He also says be prepared, don't wait. This gift was a huge wake up call for me! How grateful to God I am. By reaching out, I hope sharing with others that have similar experiences, we may be able to help Our Lord God.
These are my hearts thoughts... Jesus loves ALL of us, God loves ALL of us. It doesn't matter what religion you are... If you love God and ask Him to take over your life and you let Him in, He will help you transform yourself into what we are all supposed to be. Like Jesus, humble, kind to everyone, helping others, loving others, let go of being judgmental and just live for God. Love like Jesus did on Earth by example, be patient and kind to everyone you meet. Help others as much as you possibly can, praise God all the time, talk with Him in your car, in the shower, etc. I believe if someone is not a Christian, but they love God with all their heart, and they give their lives to God truly, that God will find a way to introduce them to His only Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, somehow, someway, in God's special way. God is love. God is light. I personally now am so very grateful with every fiber of my being, that I have been given this chance of renewal and an eternity of being one with God, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I now see through an entirely different pair of eyes ever since I was sealed by the Holy Spirit. I now get this intense feeling of wrongness in regards to a sin. I still have a lot of work to do, but with the Holy Spirits guidance, everyday I try to sin a little less. I still feel him sometimes many, many times a day for awhile when I'm feeling Like I'm choosing wisely regarding my life choices. When I'm feeling especially close to Him. But those times when I don't feel Him stir inside of me, those times I know 100% that I'm making poor choices and these choices are leading me further away from God instead of closer.
As I close this... I feel tingling on the tops of both my ears. God is so GOOD! Praise our Lord Jesus Christ!