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Jerry L's Experience

Experience description:   

After reading the book "Three Magic Words" by U.S. Anderson, I did as the book suggested and meditated on a daily basis following the guided meditations in the book. After about a month of meditating, one morning as I was laying in bed about to get up I was suddenly found myself in a soft light. I felt that I was in the light, that the light was pure love. The feeling of total love is impossible to explain, it was as though the light was God, and that I was as one with the light. I remember being told something very profound yet very simple. Like that was the answer to everything. It was not told to me by a voice, rather by telepathy. However after leaving the light and returning to my body I could not remember what I was told.

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 feeling of overwhelming love. Plus the light.

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?           Totally conscious and alert.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     My consciousness was in the light.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Total love and peace. But much heightened from normal experience.

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     I was in the light.

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      

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     I am uncertain how long I was in the light. Best guess three to fifteen minutes.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            Answered in question #4

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     Stronger belief in an afterlife and less afraid of dying.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Joined the Church of Religious Science.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I am more spiritual.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Some were skeptical, others were impressed.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Awe

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best, I was searching for answers and the search was answered.

Worst, Nothing.

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