Type of Spiritual Experience
This 14 year old boy was rescued from a car that was swept from a bridge by raging floods..........
A description of the experience
I knew I was either dead or going to die. But then something happened. It was so immense, so powerful, that I gave up on my life to see what it was. I wanted to venture into this experience which started as a drifting into what I could only describe as a long, rectangular tunnel of light. But it wasn't just light, it was a protective passage of energy with an intense brightness at the end which I wanted to look into, to touch.
As I reached the source of the Light, I could see in. I cannot begin to describe in human terms the feelings I had over what I saw. It was a giant infinite world of calm and love and energy and beauty.
It was as though human life was unimportant compared to this. And yet it urged the importance of life at the same time it solicited death as a means to a different and better life. It was all being, all beauty, all meaning for all existence. It was all the energy of the universe forever in one place.
As I reached my right hand into it, feelings of exhilarating anticipation overwhelmed me, I did not need my body anymore. I wanted to leave it behind, if I hadn't already, and go to my God in this new world.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
From Closer to the Light – Dr M Morse