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Linda U's Experience

Experience description:   

In May of 2007 I was lying in bed reading a description of the Quaker religion that I had printed off the Internet. It was about how they meditate at their gatherings. There was a section on meditating on something they call the Inner Light. I put down the paper and closed my eyes thinking, "What's this Inner Light? I'll try to see it."  

Within seconds it happened. I shot out of my body at an incredible speed enveloped in a golden light. Suddenly I was in a void. The void was microscopic and infinitely huge at the same time. It was the most soothing color of brown or gray. I've never seen a color like it on earth. I felt completely at home and comforted--both peaceful and ecstatic at the same time.  

Then I heard a voice that was louder than anything I'd ever heard before. It was so loud it should have hurt my ear drums. But it didn't. It was soothing. It said, "EVERYTHING IS NOW." And with those words came a sudden understanding so huge, so great, so infinite. I understood everything all at once.  

Then I realized that my body on the bed was smiling a huge dumb smile. And I thought, "I've got to remember this. I have to write it down." As soon as I connected like that with my body, I shot back into it. I immediately grabbed a pen and paper and scrawled "EVERYTHING IS NOW. And not only that, but every possible outcome for every possible situation that could ever happen is happening at the same time. At this very moment. At every moment."  

I lost most of the specific understanding I had when I was in the other dimension but some of the things I "knew" were:  

...there is no difference between micro and macro

...there's no such thing as time

...everything is happening now

...love is the answer 

I know it sounds kind of corny but that's what I knew. And it helps me to this day in getting along with people and living my life. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to experience what I did. And I want to know more about it and to experience something like it again.  

PS By the way, I've thought long and hard trying to recall the sound of the voice that spoke to me and I've come to the conclusion that it was my own voice. I think that I have all that knowledge inside me but it's somehow normally blocked in this dimension.

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


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?             It is hard to put the feelings I had into words, but the message I got was very clear.

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 alert and peaceful.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Dreamlike.....? No, not really. It was very vivid. But my dreams are very vivid too, so I'm not sure what you mean.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I became aware of my body lying on the bed and I could see my mouth open in a funny looking smile. My face was all limp and had the look of ecstasy about it.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Pure elation. Total understanding. Total love. No words can describe it fully.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           The hugely loud sound of my voice saying EVERYTHING IS NOW.

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     A bright golden light enveloped me.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Uncertain      I felt as if I met God. But I felt as if God was in me. Micro Macro.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Space, the void, felt microscopic and infinite at the same time. Also, I knew that time didn't exist.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            ...there is no difference between micro and macro

...there's no such thing as time

...everything is happening now

...love is the answer

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?      Uncertain      I think I have been ultra sensitive since then. I "know" things.

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