Tyaga the Road of Fire - 12
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Irina Tweedie – The Chasm of Fire
During the night, I listened to the currents in my body. For my body was full of Sound…. A sound connected with the light circulating in it, with this mysterious web burning my tissues. The outlines of the heart were clearly visible; it was surrounded with a faint bluish light, beating regularly; a beautiful sight
The power inside my body did not abate all night and I could not sleep. I noticed something completely new. My blood was getting luminous and I saw its circulation throughout the body. I soon then became aware that it was not the blood; a light, a bluish-white light was running along another system. But of course! It was running along the nervous system which was clearly visible, the light circulating in it as the blood does in the blood-vessels. Only there was a substantial difference; the circulation of the blood stops at the skin and this light did not; it penetrated through it, radiating out from it for about nine inches. The light came out of the body and re-entered it again at different points. Observing closely I could see that there were countless points of light like a luminous web encircling the body inside and out. It was very beautiful. No bones existed; the body was built on the web of light.
Soon however I became aware that the body seemed to be on fire. This liquid light was cold but it was burning me, as if currents of hot lava were flowing through every nerve and every fibre, more and more unbearable and luminous, faster and faster. Shimmering, fluctuating, expanding and contracting, I could do nothing but lie there watching helplessly as the suffering and intense heat increased with every second . . .
Burned alive. Surely this time I will die? It became more and more unbearable, the whole body on fire. When I concentrated on some part of my body the light and heat increased there to an intense degree. How long it lasted I do not know. When it happens it is in a kind of in-between state, a muddled consciousness, unaware of time, neither sleeping nor waking.
It was all gone in the morning, leaving a great tiredness behind but nothing else.