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Braveheart - Forest of bright birds

Identifier

005688

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

I am inside a room in a building. Through a window I can see three features: a calm sea, a flat cloud-base high up and the space in between. The window frames this scene. I am aware of three figures in the room, my familiar ‘trinity’: a red-haired woman, a golden-haired woman both of whose faces I see clearly, and a dark figure whose face is not apparent. A low chanting sound begins and the figures move towards me. I feel encouraged to go to the window. As I do so I am taken through it and I rise above the sea: I move slowly between the calm sea and the flat cloud-base.

I realise that I am naked and I feel warm. I am not moving fast. I feel a wind building up and rushing over me pulling at me. I seem not to be blown along by this wind, rather I seem to be able to resist it while moving slowly on my way. I see approaching me a column between the sea surface and the cloud-base. It looks like a waterspout and is swirling fast. As it gets closer the wind is rushing round it faster. I feel myself being stretched out by the wind's force. Its passage over my skin feels very violent but I have no pain or discomfort. I get longer and longer and seem be wrapped around the swirling waterspout. I am then sucked into it from all directions.

It is quiet and dim. I feel as if I am inside a cylinder. Down gets darker and up gets brighter. I appear no longer to have a body - just thoughts. I am thinking about going down or up. I go down and as I do the confining cylinder falls away and there is boundless space. I can make out in the gloom a green surface below that looks like dense tree cover. The scene brightens slowly and I am aware again of having a body. It is glowing slightly as if I had just emerged from a sauna. I try to 'land' on the green surface but go straight through it.

I find myself surrounded by very straight tree trunks around which are flying birds. I am aware that they are chattering to each other. I can't hear words but feel strongly that their sounds are communicating something. I want to understand what it is and try to approach one of them but they move around too quickly for me. I get to feel comfortable and restful, confident that I will understand eventually. I am happy to be in this forest of trees and with these birds. I see that they are colourful.

I decide to move up through the canopy and rise above it. The space closes in and I am inside the confining cylinder. It is bright above and although I am curious I decide that I will go to see what is up there another time. I feel confident that I will come back. A window in the cylinder wall faces me and I can see outside the calm sea and cloud-base. I go out through the window and move slowly high above the sea. I look back for the cylinder and see the window. It is now in a building, not a cylinder. I recognise the building: it is the central one of three. It is painted white with the left hand building black and the right hand one dark pink. I am standing in a courtyard surrounded on three sides.

I move into the window and am in a room with the three figures of my trinity again. There is a bed into which I climb. I wake up apparently in this same bed, but it is the bed I am sleeping in at the farm: not the one I climbed into.

It took me some moments to realise that I was awake at the farm having slept very long. I went to bed last night quite early being very tired and woke up at 11 o'clock this morning. Feeling quite drained by this journey so will rest today!

The source of the experience

Braveheart

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Peaking
Relaxation

Commonsteps

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