I remained in this deep state of union with the saint for about twenty minutes
Type of Spiritual Experience
This might be ecstasy [the image was created for her] , or it might be simply a vision accompanied by spirit helper input. The lady in the observation later recognised the image as that of Quon Yin a ‘Buddhist enlightened being and a goddess of compassion’.
A description of the experience
From Farther Shores – Dr Yvonne Kason
My experience occurred after I had been involved in yoga and meditation for a few years. I had been raised as a Roman Catholic and my faith was extremely important to me. In fact, I had become rather well known for my views on the importance the teachings of Catholicism held for those who had been raised in the tradition, and I did a great deal of public speaking on the subject.
When I was in my mid-forties, the man I was very much in love with and had planned to marry -suddenly left me for another woman. ln an attempt to cope with my pain and disillusionment, I threw myself more deeply than ever into my career and began to work extremely long hours.
One Sunday, as I came home after spending most of the day at the office, I paused on the doorstep. As I put the key in the door, a slight shift seemed to occur in my consciousness. An inner voice seemed to be telling me that I had to quit punishing myself and begin to nurture myself more. With this in mind, I walked up the stairs, poured myself a hot bath, and filled it with scented oil.
As I settled into the soothing water, I began to slip into a deep meditative state.
Quite suddenly, I perceived an image of an oriental woman. Although I didn't recognize her, I was certain that the woman was a holy person or saint of an Eastern religion. The woman radiated profound love and compassion.
As the experience continued, I felt my consciousness meld with that of the saint's I felt enveloped in the woman’s love and compassion and even one with the woman herself. As this occurred I was overwhelmed with emotion and felt my frustration, disappointment, and anger with my former fiancé begin to evaporate and fade away.
I remained in this deep state of union with the saint for about twenty minutes. When I arose from the bath, still in a meditative state, I even had a physical sensation of my own limbs moving with the supple grace and graciousness the saint had moved with.
The immediate effects of the experience stayed with me for twenty-four hours and, even when it began to fade, I felt a profound closeness to the saint and had a feeling that the woman was watching over me and protecting me I. felt a great sense of peace and realized that I was never alone.
The experience also had a tremendous spiritual and emotional healing effect. I was able to forgive my fiancé and wish him well. I was even able to reach out and emotionally embrace the woman he had left me for. I had received such a gift of grace, love, and compassion that I felt it flowering out of me and back to the world.