Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
I got up and walked into the hall to go get a drink, and it was at that point, as they found out later, that my appendix ruptured.
I became very weak, and I fell down. I began to feel a sort of drifting, a movement of my real being in and out of my body, and to hear beautiful music. I floated on down the hall and out the door onto the screened in porch. There, it almost seemed that clouds, a pink mist really, began to gather around me, and then I floated right straight on through the screen, just as though it weren’t there and up into this pure crystal clear light, an illuminating white light.
It was beautiful and so bright, so radiant, but it didn’t hurt my eyes. It’s not any kind of light you can describe on earth.
I didn’t actually see a person in this light, and yet it has a special identity, it definitely does. It is a kind of perfect understanding and perfect love.
The thought came to my mind ‘lovest thou me?’ This was not exactly in the form of a question, but I guess the connotation of what the light was said ‘If you do love me, go back and complete what you began in your life’
And all during this time, I felt as though I were surrounded by an overwhelming love and compassion