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Martina R STE

 

Experience description:   

I had spent the night at my boyfriend's flat and had woken up early while he was still sleeping. I saw that it was a beautiful morning outside, the sun had just come up, so I decided to walk home to my flat rather than sitting around waiting for him to wake up, or disturb him.

As I was walking through the morning streets I felt very happy and content. The sunlight was still soft, the air was fresh, people were starting their day. I walked and watched and enjoyed the scene.

Suddenly it was as if my heart exploded. I felt so much love welling up in me, love not directed at anyone or anything in particular. Just love rising in me and pouring out of me towards everything. As I walked on, rejoicing in this wonderful feeling of love, it spread and was just everywhere. My surroundings seemed to have a rose colored tint to it, it was absolutely beautiful. (This happened without any drugs or medications whatsoever in my system!) Everything was full of love, was enveloped by it, penetrated by it, in fact everything really WAS love. It was an absolutely splendid feeling! I understood that love is the 'stuff' everything and everybody is made of, it is the deepest truth, and that everything is good and safe because of it.

The experience lasted about 10 minutes and then slowly faded and left me a little bit sad but also very happy and joyous.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?        Uncertain     Some parts were hard because there is no word to describe this love completely.

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?    normal

           
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?           joy, wonder, peace

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    My surroundings had a soft, pink-ish, rose colored tint to it.

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?    No     

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?           Yes    It became clear to me that love is at the core of our existence, it's the energy beneath and within everything and everybody, always.

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? Uncertain     I sometimes have psychic abilities, I sometimes just know things, I dream things, I also had dream visitations by my deceased father and friends, but I don't know whether these events were a result of this particular experience.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?         Uncertain     Not a change but I felt validated on a deep level, and the experience helped me to trust more in love.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    A few months after this experience I found a spiritual teacher who introduced me to meditation and has guided me for many years to this day. I was not consciously looking for such a teacher but 'happened' to come across him one day and immediately knew that I had been looking for him without realizing it. It was a feeling as if I knew him already. I believe that the experience of love guided me unconsciously to him. Without him and his help my life would have been much different, and I believe I would have been much more lost without his support regarding my spiritual development.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes    As described above, I believe the experience set something in me in motion and my spiritual journey began that day even though I wasn't aware of it at the time. I believe this love is my hidden driving force, and it showed its glorious face to me that day.

Have you shared this experience with others?           Uncertain     I can't remember, it was long ago. I probably shared it with others who were also meditating and open to such experiences.

What emotions did you experience following your experience? Great joy, wonder, validation

What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best was when love was everywhere and in everybody and everything. There was no worst part.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?       Yes           Yes many times during meditations I have felt that love and joy again, but more subtly.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?             Yes    As accurately as I could! It's not easy as words are so very limited.