I was non-religious for most of my short life, in that I had never given God or the question of what happens to us when we die any thought. Then out of the blue everything changed.
A few years ago I had started becoming pretty curious about biblical archeology and ancient history. That led me to begin to read the Bible, a book that was hitherto unfamiliar to me outside of the stories of Noah’s Ark or Adam and Eve, and everyone knows those. I had also bought a cross at about the same time. Mind you, I am not a Christian and will say now with no disrespect to those that are that I have never felt like one, but a cross to me was something spiritual, something until then I had no way of describing. One night I put the cross around my neck for the first time and lied down in bed to rest. As soon as I did I realized my entire body was paralyzed completely. I could not move at all, and the moment I realized this I began to feel a tingling, warmth flood my body from head to toes and with it the most complete feeling of peace I had ever known up to that point. It lasted for maybe 25 to 30 seconds though I can’t be certain.
Another night I was lying in bed half-awake and half-asleep when I heard this voice say ‘I’m waiting for you’. I jumped upright in bed because it sounded like someone was in the room with me, yet I was alone. I fell asleep and forgot about it. The next day I was following a truck down some back roads and came to a red light. I glanced down at the license plate and it said W84YOU. A nice coincidence? Things were changing in my life.
It’s my opinion that telepathy exists and is one way in which those in heaven such as our friends or guide(s) can get in communication with us. It works anytime and all the time, but the best times are at night before we sleep or right after we wake up, as then the mind can be quieted and is relatively free of life’s constant noise and distractions. It is not forced, but more of a subtle intrusion, like a quiet whispering that is distinct from our regular inner dialogue. It is not perfect and can be hard to hear at times unless all is quiet. I believe your friends and guides are always listening and watching over you so you can talk to them whenever you want. The key is to just keep things as quiet as possible, both externally and internally, to be patient and not to force anything. Once you realize how it works and what to look out for it will get easier.
For a while since then I had been communicating through telepathy to a presence who some might interpret as God, others simply as their own selves, but one that I discerned as one of my soulmates in heaven or my best friend. The conversations are lost to me now through the passing of years so it would be hard for me to justify that deduction, though the impressions from them still remain. I was lying in bed one night talking to her and asked her kind of jokingly if she would lie down next to me, not expecting anything to happen as I was still going with the flow of things and largely on the fence as far as believing or disbelieving all that was happening to me.
I was lying on my side and felt this slight pressure against my chest, this warm and tingling feeling, and then my body was completely consumed again by that feeling of total peace and love. I was no longer aware of my body; no feet, no arms, nothing at all except a feeling I did not want to end. I was just a feeling of love, and this love was so gratifying and uncontrollable that as I tried talking to her my thoughts were coming out impulsively and I no longer had any control over what I was saying. They were undeniably my own, but before I knew what I was saying it was just “out there”. Her voice was crystal clear, but the only thing I remember asking her was if this is what heaven was like. This feeling of near-heaven may have lasted for about five minutes.
Another time I had just had a hard day at work. I was lying on my stomach having trouble sleeping because I was sick and my body hurt, and asked if she would help me. Instantly I felt this pulsating warmth flood over me from my feet to my head and for two minutes didn’t move an inch because it felt very soothing and relaxing. In that moment the pain totally disappeared from my body. Yet another night I asked her, “Can you do that pulling feeling again?” I was lying on my side and felt my body start to be pulled forward like I was in a vacuum. It was comforting and pleasurable.
The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates often claimed to have a spirit that guided him in his life. “A divine and demonic thing comes to me...This began in childhood. A certain voice comes and whenever it comes, it always turns me away from what I am about to do, but never urges me to go ahead.” He characterizes it as restraining him as if he was “about to do something that was not right.” My own situation is parallel in this example. Through my soulmate I have known without fail when there were police lying in wait down the road looking for speeders or when I was about to mess up the machine I was working on at work. I realize my soulmate has never told me what to do, but has many times told me when I was “about to do something that was not right.”, and then left it to my own free will to decide whether I would listen or continue with what I was doing.
There's a lot more that
I haven’t said and some things that I won’t because they are personal, but I
believe from all this that heaven and God are real and everybody irrespective of
race, religion, sex, political beliefs, deeds and choices, etc. goes back to the
same place. I believe God is like the parent who loves their kids even after
they write with crayons all over the wall, that life on earth is about learning
from experience which means learning from mistakes, and above all learning how
to love totally and unconditionally, little by little. I believe that
reincarnation is a natural, healthy, and optional process through which we can
experience life from many different angles in many different bodies in many
unique situations in order to learn this all-encompassing love, like the
feelings I experienced, like God, and nothing is ever forced onto us.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No I don't do drugs, was not drinking, and take no medications.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No I have written a story of my experiences and described them as best as I possibly could, though I realize my words do not fully do them justice.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I don't take anything that would inhibit my sense of perception.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No. I was awake and coherent.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? The emotions I had during the first experience involving paralysis was one I had no control over. It felt so good I could only experience pleasure and nothing else even if I had tried. Another experience I had (that lasted about 5 minutes and involved lack of control over thoughts) was even more intense and pleasurable and was simply the best feeling in the world second to none.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No.
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No response Driving on the road I would be minding my own business and then I would hear a voice permeate the silence telling me (through telepathy) that cops would be down the road, and then I would drive by them a little later. This happened many times. I would mind my own business at work and then hear that voice again telling me something was happening, only to turn around and see the water from my machine overflowing or the line backing up. Basically I would be apprised of incidents or potential problems before they happened so I could avoid them if I so chose. I was single at the time and was told I would meet someone and then I met that person and we are now married.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? No response None of my senses were impaired by anything. I am and was healthy and drug-free. During the experience that lasted five minutes I was no longer aware of my body. I was just a feeling of total love that was easily the best feeling in the world, so much so that I could not control my thoughts. They were my own and were exactly what I wanted to say but they came out so fast and impulsively as if they were being wrested from my head. In another instance I put on a cross (for the first time in my life) and instantly I became totally paralyzed before my body was overcome by incredible warmth and a feeling of complete love, pleasure, comfort, and peace. All of those things.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes When my thoughts were coming out impulsively I was so overcome with pleasure that I asked if this is what heaven was like, and she said yes. I believe that may fall under a sense of knowing or special knowledge. I believe from this that heaven is unconditional love and I strive for it on every thought, word, and action, and so I have a purpose in life as well.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? Yes I learned through telepathy of events that were happening or about to happen and all were confirmed by myself.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes I became aware of a latent telepathy inside me that I got better with as time progressed.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I had never given any considerable thought to God or life after death before these experiences but because of them and since then I now I believe in life after death and a God and heaven that are pure unconditional love.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I look at life in a whole new light because I believe that heaven is one of unconditional love and acceptance and not one of judgment and condemnation. I believe we are all here in bodies and circumstances of our own choosing and we are here to learn and improve in order to perfect ourselves by learning how to love unconditionally.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I mentioned earlier that I believe from all this that heaven and God are unconditional love and that is what I strive for one earth.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I share anonymously with people online in order to converse with and/or teach others. I have never shared with people I know.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I am stoic by nature but the experiences were pleasurable.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? There was no worst part. The feeling I experienced was easily the best feeling in the world. It was total comfort and peace. No pain and no worries.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? Everything I wanted to say is shared in the long story that I wrote but I don't mind at all if people want to ask further questions.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No I have tried drugs before such as alcohol, marijuana, or medications and can tell the difference between my experiences and those caused by drugs. There is no comparison.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes Everything I wanted to say is in the long story that I wrote.