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Jo Ann L's Experience

Experience description:   

Ashra I

Originally written November 20, 1976 – rewritten 11/26/06

 

A speck of white light twinkled before me

With curiosity and much interest I watched

Slowly changing into a column of white light before me

Shimmering

Glowing

Radiating with the brilliance of a diamond.

 

Out of the brilliance, a silhouette appeared

A figure emerged

A goddess in azure silk robes appeared

With a silver crown on her head

She shimmered and glowed

Shimmered and glowed.

 

“My name is Ashra” the goddess spoke.

“I am the breath you are looking for”

She reached out her hand

And touched my soul.

 

“Come follow me” she said.

I dissolved into her brilliant white light

I became sheer energy

Energy with no form

Pure thought

Traveling on a stream of light.

 

We were on the edge of time

Where time stops.

Where past, present and future synchronize

And become one.

 

We are looking down, not on earth

But on many worlds of light.

Speaking without words she said.

“You feel that breeze? She asked.

“It is the energy, peace, and love

Of all the lights of time.

It is the breath of life.

Feel it raise and fall.

Feel the ebb and flow.”

I breathed it in

I breathed it out.

I tuned into the vibration.

I tuned into the breath of light.

And as I did

I was absorbed more deeply

By the light.

As I went deeper and deeper in time

I could hear, faint at first

Then all encompassing

Sounds of harmonic spheres

Sounds of vibrations pulsing

Music of the first vibration then

Heavenly silence and love

Unearthly peace and harmony.

Peace and much much love.

Just peace and much much love.

Love is the source of the light.

 

I stayed there, I don’t know how long

Maybe an instant, or maybe an eternity.

 

Then slowly, ever so slowly

Ever so gently

I melted from the light.

And once again Ashra

Shimmered and glowed

Shimmered and glowed

In front of me

I stood with head bowed

In her presence.

It was sacred, hallowed, and sanctified.

I was blessed.

 

Ashra spoke without words

“The deeper you go

You will know

Answers are not in the mind

But in the depths of the soul.”

 

Slowly she dissolved into the column of white light

Slowly she narrowed into a thin white line

Then flickered into a monolithic cross – paused,

Then disappeared.

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


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain      It rolled out in poetic prose but the experience was so visual that words cannot describe it. That is why I wish I could paint or work with a good visual illustrator.

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?           This is hard to answer. I was in a state of meditation, so my level of consciousness was elevated. I was wholly in the experience and not aware of my physical surrounding where I was meditating.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   It was not dream like in any way. The experience seemed to be as real as being awake.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I became shear energy. Energy with no form. Pure thought. Traveling on a stream of light.


What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Peace, harmony, and love. It was a beautiful experience.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Sounds of harmonic spheres

Sounds of vibrations pulsing

Music of the first vibration

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 dissolved into her brilliant white light.



Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     A speck of white light twinkled before me

With curiosity and much interest I watched

Slowly changing into a column of white light before me

Shimmering

Glowing

Radiating with the brilliance of a diamond.

 

Out of the brilliance, a silhouette appeared

A figure emerged

A goddess in azure silk robes appeared

With a silver crown on her head

She shimmered and glowed

Shimmered and glowed.

 

“My name is Ashra” the goddess spoke.

“I am the breath you are looking for”

She reached out her hand

And touched my soul.


Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

I was completely absorbed in the experience.

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?          Yes            Only three senses: sight, sound, felt the vibration.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     The whole experiences was altered space and time.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            This was only one of 20 or 30 experiences like this.

"The deeper you go

You will know

Answers are not in the mind

But in the depths of the soul."

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No       Just the opposite. I became sheer energy. We were looking down not on earth but on many worlds of light.

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 response            This was only one of 20 or 30 experiences like this.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?              It was just all so amazing. This was only one of 20 or 30 experiences like this.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I have come to believe that death is re-engaging with the light that I have danced with so many times throughout my life. 

I still don't know what it means.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     At the time, I read a rougher version of the poem to my mother and my friends. Last November I rewrote it as it is now. A couple of weeks ago I read this one and Ashra II - The Mirror at a poetry reading. 

These are the first two of 20 or 30 poetic prose that I am re-writing into poetry. But again, because they are so visual, the words fall short of the experience.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Peace, harmony, and love.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was having such a beautiful experience.

 

The worst was probably melting away from the light. But melting away from the light seemed natural and I didn't feel any anxiety like I wanted to stay there longer.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     Yes always through meditation. I have also had some pre-cognitive dreams and a couple out-of-body experiences.

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    I think it was comprehensive.