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Flo V's Experience

Experience description:   

In 2002 I was in my living room mid morning, when for some reason I got up and went upstairs to my bedroom and laid on the bed.  It was a beautiful day and sunshine filled the room.  From above me on the ceiling an even brighter light emerged and came toward me.  My heart flew out of my chest and was beating wildly about an arms length from me as if straining to get to that light.  The light enveloped me completely and I was in the most outrageous love hug I'd ever felt.  I was being loved to an absolutely ridiculous degree.  It was PURE love.  I was raised in a very loving family (atheist but very loving :) and I had never known love like this before.  It was other-worldly.  I remember thinking to myself, 'oh my god!  I can't believe I'm getting this!'  I never wanted it to stop.  I could have been in that love hug FOREVER, blissfully.  I would have gladly stayed there for eternity, I was absolutely and completely fulfilled.  I don't know how long it lasted but slowly the love hug relaxed its grip on me and the light receded back into the ceiling, my heart came back into my chest and I got off the bed feeling wonderful.  I drove to my parent's house and told them I just met God.

In 2012 I walked into a convenient store to buy cigarettes.  It was midday with many people around.  Out of nowhere I felt warm water pouring into the top of my head.  It was a thick stream of it as if someone were pouring it on me from an enormous pitcher above me.  I didn't taste it but it felt delicious.  It felt like liquid love.  It came into the top of my head then down to my heart and then love-light burst out from my heart in every direction.  It was as if I were radioactive and emitting love.  Light streamed out of my heart like I was a miniature sun.  And the water kept pouring in and the light kept streaming out and I was wrapped up in that completely insane love again and I couldn't believe what was happening.  I looked around to see if anybody was noticing what the heck was going on with me.  Everybody was.  They would look at me then look away when I met their eyes, then look again.  One woman at the register across from me would sneak a peak then duck behind a pretzel counter stand then look again then duck back.  The man waiting in line in front of me kept turning around and looking at me.  I realized they did in fact know something was going on, and I realized that they recognized this and wanted it.  Then it was my turn in line so I asked for cigarettes and the cashier was looking at me in a daze, then said, 'uh, yeah, ok' and lowered his head and put his hand up to his eyebrows as if shielding his eyes.  He got my cigarettes, I paid and thanked him and he said thank you to me as if I'd done him a huge favor.  The water stopped pouring when I got in my car.  I felt so incredibly peaceful.  My cat and dog wouldn't leave me alone when I got home!

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?         Yes    The level/type of love felt was like nothing on earth

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? Perfectly alert

Was the experience dream like in any way? No

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?         Gratitude for the pure love I was getting to experience

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    The light was brighter than sunlight but it did not hurt to look at it.  It wasn't just light it was love too

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?        Uncertain     Well, I haven't, but I have always wanted to see the footage of the security camera at that Wawa.

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          Time didn't matter

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes    I knew I met God.  Though raised an atheist, with almost zero exposure to religion, I knew I had met God.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?                    No         

Did you become aware of future events?      No     

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No      Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?            No     

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes    I started looking into religion.  I wanted to know what others knew of God.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I now teach my children to pray.  I tell them that they can cultivate a relationship with God.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?      Yes          Now I believe in God (love).  I believe in Heaven and can fathom how eternity is spent.

Have you shared this experience with others?       Yes    When I drove home to tell my parents that I had just met God my mother said, 'now hold on just a minute!'  They didn't bring it up much after that, but when my mother died in 2005 she died saying 'God bless you' which I had never heard her say in 30 years.

What emotions did you experience following your experience? Extreme peacefulness.  Turmoil later in having to break a new path, one my mother (she was my world) wasn't on already.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    The best part was the LOVE!!!!!!!  The worst was having that love stop

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?                    Uncertain     My words are so weak to describe the love