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Brad K's Experience

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Experience description:   

There have been releases categorizing "Near death" or "Out of body experiences" as stress induced, etc. The tendency of science, presently limited to the three dimensional, is to categorize & label. Considering no prior drug use or religious orientation, I would like to convey two experiences of comfort & hope.

Working alone, hearing music, a thought occurred: "If there can be such beauty there must be the divine", immediately all was "light", brilliant, yet unblinding, immersion in profound compassion, acceptance, peace ... timelessness, when sensing "returning" the only desire
to remain ... the fairest of days that followed ... paled in comparison.

Time passed ... Contemplating receptively, overlooking a secluded pond, upon rising, feeling a great "lightness of being", clarity, insight, oneness & tender compassion for all creatures & creation. Walking the woods, suddenly finding myself observing myself from above & behind, again timelessness, then "back". Moments later a different ethnic group of unknowns appeared, blocking
my path, cursing & threatening. Normal reaction: anger, fear, possibly fatal given the circumstances, yet my "being" knew only compassion & tranquility ... somehow
seeing deeply & beyond. A presence ... a voice that wasn't, conveyed
"all rightness", protection ... the shouting grew silent, then stares ...

In times of weariness & discouragement, I've tried to discount such experiences & others
for the small comfort of giving up, honestly I can't.

I'd always wondered what was meant by "Heaven's at hand & within" ... no longer.

All I know: There really is something wonderful beyond expression, given an open mind & heart (innocence? -- allowing the "heavenly" influences in?) anyone can experience, even normally, & by ever striving for the "higher self" -- kindness & goodness for its own sake ...
ultimately become "One" with.

Other experiences: Besides the inexplicable and inexpressible sublime beauty and serenity of the "The Great White Light" and observing my physical body from above and beyond

While alone I felt my face tenderly caressed and "a voice."

Experienced golden "flakes" sparkling downward from the heavens when in a high level of harmony and unity with others.

With great majesty an exquisite luminous multi-colored jewel-like robe placed about me at time of feeling intense inadequacy.

  For hours occasion a oneness and flow with all things and incredible bliss.

 Such experiences and others initiated in a normal unaltered state without intent.

The spirit assuming a life of its own, of flowing and merging in a blissful yet fully conscious light of transcendence… its inherent integrity and universal nature rising above the worldly fog: The bonds and bounds of conventional belief. 

Touched by its spirit and flowing within its infinity, there were no qualifications, only integrity …only oneness.

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I feel humbled & unworthy to speak further of such things, yet cannot deny the inexplicable .

Questions and further Guidance

Why must I go through
"all this (…life’s seeming injustices & travails )." …Why can't you just do it for me ?

"We would very much like to, but if we
did you would not have developed your character & wisdom, & therefore, truly be free. It would be superficially imposed on you. In other words it would not be a part of you, etched in your very soul, which only experience mated with time can bring. 

As one drowning in the shallows on the shoals of paradise, you think yourself emptied, with little love or will to give, yet you've always been loved & lover of that within & without, which knows you as it self. Even now it calls you by its name, beckoning ... reminding you, awakening your finer senses & nature while ever guiding you home.

 Do not allow your sufferings & hardships
to become in vain & be deprived of the lasting & genuine treasures & value of life. You have worthy qualities & abilities. If you let go, trust & step into the true & larger light, all your talents will be put to use for the greater good in ways which will be lasting & make you far happier than any plans or ambitions you may have previously had.

Each is given their own unique circumstances tailored to bring about essential growth in accordance to the most pressing need given ones level of evolvement. The sooner the integration of harmonious universal principles the sooner the realization of lasting freedom & the fulfillment of life’s greater purpose.

Essentially all one needs to face, resolve or rise above the travails of life & fulfill its greater purpose can be found within the "higher-self ... or heart". Drawing directly while developing purification of motive distills from the impurities of acculturation & ego "essence" integrating dignity & humility while lending clarity & insight into the mystery of life. Life’s purpose is to teach, events observed and experienced reminders and as guidance. One is not responsible for what seem the injustices of the world, only for one's responses favoring that which furthers harmonious relationships amongst all things ...The heart rendering the deepest and most comprehensive understanding.

 The gentle way ...
 The more one opens and deepens one's apprehension and alignment
with universal laws of cause and manifestation the greater empowerment to evoke
right outcome. As the reasons for disharmony or loss are further evolvement
and purification, so are the means of gain ... for to understand suffering
is to conceive advancement.
The ultimate purpose: Unification.
Present worldly ways and systems cannot last. Inevitably
all things will naturally become as one with those who
relinquish resentment while prioritizing and cultivating compassion,
highest use and all inclusiveness.

All experiences are to turn & guide mankind in more understanding closer to this light, bringing ever-greater freedom & harmony within, to then blossom outward and be shared with all creation.

So take comfort and hold fast while being tempered for only the thinnest of veils & shift of perspective separates you from your hearts desire ... a life of wonder & beauty, a knowledge & being-ness so encompassing so profound as to surpass all previous expectation & experience.

For within your innermost being lie seeds of light waiting to blossom whispering to you, what you thought...were only sweet dreams

Be patient. Try to practice love in all its finer dimensions, and you will still be happy regardless of return and always have and "know love," even as you become ever more a part of it.  You don’t necessarily need faith, you just need to "love" Love is enough, and the most beautiful, precious and fulfilling of all things in the universe, and worthy of devotion … just try and be there more often, until your always there. " There " is no better place to be. . . . and then all things will be given unto thee … When one finally lets go of it all, one gets to have it all, a paradox, yet crucial lesson for all.

For there is nothing more satisfying than kindness for its own sake, & giving in wisdom, love & affection, with open mind & heart to ones fellow human beings & creatures. It is only lack of apprehension of this universal truth that keeps humankind individually & as a whole & earth in disharmony, suffering & chaos.

Upon full apprehension, seemingly miraculous transformations can occur personally
& otherwise, an endless summer is discovered within, expanding outward to embrace
all ... & with time the lamb may lay down with the lion, the serpent with the child, even the once considered lowly fowl & sow considered as brethren, then heaven &
earth can enjoin ... & be as One.

Even now, beyond the vale, those who have learned these supreme truths greatest joy is
to increase one another's happiness & harmony along with all things. For they have discovered just as you shall, what were thought as human nature is really human habit ...no longer waiting for something or someone, looking no
further than ones hearts to bring about change.

You are awaited as a parent awaits a wayward child, with smile & tear ... awaiting you to realize & manifest peace & understanding, to become as one with your higher nature. Therefore, patience dear ones, for there is a lesson even in this. As the child grows, the answers will come. All will be revealed in time. For to be good without reason for its own sake is the highest form of being, most unifying and self-purifying, setting an example for others to follow, & the best way to learn & teach.

So gaze into your innermost being, plum the depths, stay the course, & look for "lights," for as you relinquish desire & attachment, placing freedom foremost, so it shall be, for as each petal of your heart unfolds, so shall the mysteries of life blossom forth & be revealed, the journey to true riches being in the acquirement of insight and wisdom ... the higher realms accessible to all through purification of motive.

 Each doing their part can awaken the inner potential for good & become the noble beings & civilizations that were meant to be. For just as visions can be greater than knowledge & love stronger than death, events are preparing "the way" to a new age of understanding

 Therefore be gentle yet vigilant,
for although darkness approaches ... the best is yet to come.

So take courage & comfort, & be still ... then gaze beyond the abyss ... into the fairest of dreams to what can, & with wisdom gained, will be ... Your Final Destiny.”

V i s i o n:

I saw us from the present, we were in what
seemed a foreign land, trying to free ourselves
from our burdens, while seeking refuge from
ignorance and convention.

I then saw us from a future, childlike beneath
nature's beauty renewed. Reawakened to the magic
of our finer senses, no longer a part but a whole.

 For we had finally returned to what our hearts had
always known: No logic, No mantra or religion.
Just peace on earth, the garden &
the beauty  …within all 

 -bk

A  Prayful  Affirmation:

The "Wonderful Light" of Truth ... that which creates the greatest sustainable harmony "shining down" ... permeating all things ... dissolving ignorance & separateness, bringing about an ever expanding perspective of compassionate understanding & universal harmony amongst mankind & all creation.

 - Blessing

For further insights, elaboration, experiences or uplifting/soothing lighthearted illustrated prose, all are welcome to visit Harbors of Light …On the shores of Paradise, within www.gatheringlight.org

Brad www.gatheringlight.org

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No response            How comprehensive beautiful and wonderful it was

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?           Very High ...much higher then normal ...energized.

           
Was the experience dream like in any way?   No ...only it how sublime it seemed but better then any dream

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     It was normal ...just me.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Normal. Curiosity. ...just wondered what I was doing down there ...physically that is.

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?           Yes     Yes as described in account ...magnificent beyond description.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     There was a presence but no form.

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      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No       Did you have any sense of altered space or time?          Yes     No Space or time during White Light Experience. No time during Out of Body Experience

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     I included that of an esoteric/intuitive nature from the experiences following the account and comprehensibly elaborate on my website given at the end of same.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes     Intuitively but not specifically

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No       I felt like I did not what to return even though I had much to look forward to ...for I knew I was in my true home

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain      Intuitive Wisdom

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No response            I no longer fear death and find the cultural aspects of the world largely superficial and seek out essence ...the real thing... simplicity and directness rather then self delusion or side trips...while always keeping and open mind to allow for growth.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It has always to some degree been a positive influence

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain     

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Mixed to all degrees

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I felt great! Much "larger" then my normal self

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      No worst ...just best

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I would just like to share in as much depth and breath as possible with as many as possible the insights of such experiences for they knowledge of the greater purpose of of life seem so desperately needed to rise above our current level of ignorance and fear etc.

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

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     Generally Yes

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Can't think of any offhand