Type of Spiritual Experience
This little 9 year old girl slipped off the high board at summer camp, plunged into the ocean and stayed on the bottom for 10 minutes before she was rescued by a life guard.
A description of the experience
The next thing I remember is floating only an inch or two from the ocean's sandy bottom in the midst of a great light. The light wasn't the bright glaring sort of light that makes you blink. Instead it was incandescent almost ethereal. I could see every indentation and curvature in the sand and minute details in the sea weed. If there were fish or shells, I don't remember them. I felt absolutely nothing. Not the water, nor the sand, nothing.
I was surrounded by silence, but I wasn't afraid. I wanted to stay there forever. I have never since experienced such a feeling of peace.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
From Closer to the Light – Dr M Morse