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.
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?
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?
What was your level of
consciousness and alertness during the experience?
Was the experience dream like in any way?
Did you experience a separation of
your consciousness from your body?
What emotions did you feel during
the pure love I was getting to experience
Did you hear any unusual sounds or
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
Did you see a light?
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
Did you experiment while out of the
body or in another, altered state?
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?
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?
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?
Did you become aware of future
Were you involved in or aware of a
decision regarding your return to the body?
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts
following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?
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
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?
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
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?
Did the questions asked and
information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your
Uncertain My words are so weak to describe