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Bob G's Experience

Experience description:   

          driving to Pittsfield to work for that day    I was a salesman. at the moment of my experience I became aware of the fact that I could not even recall having driven the last several miles    I could say lost in thought but it was anything but..  my mind was aware only of the beauty of the early morning spring day and beautiful surroundings in the mountains I was driving through    then I heard a voice    and I do mean heard    through my ears as though spoken by someone next to me    I did glance at the radio which was off but knew immediately that the voice was not coming from any specific direction. the voice said "there is a GOD" everything will be all right.  the words were followed by the absolute certain knowledge that what the words said were true.   ? and I mean ABSOLUTE CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE. never on earth can we know anything like I understood the meaning of those words at that moment. then without words     more like a thought  but not  I was somehow given to know that God loved ME unconditionally  followed immediately by a joy or rapture that was unlike anything I had or have know the rest of my life.   The entire preceding episode is as clear to me today  as it was when it happened. I have related this experience to others ever since that day.  and of course I have dissected the experience many many times I wondered for a long time why me? Why was this experience given to me.  and yes during the trials of life when things got darkest   recalling the episode always gave me solace.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          No     

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?  all throughout the experience

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?          More consciousness and alertness than normal

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:        it was extremely vivid and unforgettable

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?          No      no vision

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
          Yes    I still recall the timbre in the voice and think I would recognize that voice anytime.  I took the voice to be that of a messenger of some sort  delivering a message for or from GOD

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          great joy at the end

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?   No      yes yes yes    I knew and experienced GODS love   I knew with certain absolute knowledge that the words spoken to me were and absolute truth

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?         No     

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?          Yes    a level of truth  a knowledge  that has endured all my life

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Uncertain     everything described seemed to happen in the length of time it took for the  words to be spoken and the thought of GODS unconditional love for me given.  However the rapture or great joy at the end seemed to linger for another moment or two.

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes    GOD is real   not a thought up human desire only

Have you shared this experience with others?        Yes    shared with my wife that evening  and with others all my life since that day

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No     

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real   as a message from god   something that would help me during my life     and something I believe he wanted me to relate to others

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you? yes the depth  or certainty  of knowledge that there  is a GOD   and the rapture of GODS unconditional love and caring for me and the knowing that everything will be all right?  think about it   those words and knowledge ---  everything    family   friends  all humanity    yes the earth sun moon and stars  the universe   E V E R Y T H I N G

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:          Experience was definitely real         it has never changed    although not a religious person then or now    I believe I became a more spiritual person    it gave me an unshakeable knowledge  not just a belief  that there is a GOD

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?          No     

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Yes    I know that GOD should be our only concern and we can throw

 away any fears we have concerning religious beliefs or sin.  GOD loves all his creation unconditionally

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?    No         

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? ONLY ENOUGH TO WRITE A BOOK.  TO EXPLAIN ALL THE LITTLE NUANCES.  NO SPACE HERE.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain     THE EXPERIENCE WAS SO ALL ENCOMPASSING AS To TRUTH AND MEANING I COULD NEVER EXPLAIN IT COMPREHENSIVELY HERE