Whiteman, J H M relives walking in the park as a child
Type of Spiritual Experience
This may have been perception recall - a past life or even a part of his childhood, so I have added this in too
A description of the experience
The Mystical Life - J H M Whiteman
(29 April 1950).
While in bed and apparently awake, I perceived a visual opening with circular boundary, within which there was presented a scene in bright sunlight and vivid colours. It appeared to be a park, with many people walking peacefully about. At the same time I was aware of the physical body lying on its back in bed, but not altogether as if l were
in tha body.
It was as if I were apart and watching the physical body watching.
Again appearing to think in the physical body, I conceived a wish to transfer consciousness to a free personal form. Immediately I rose and walked forward towards the opening. The opening appeared to enlarge itself gradually, but before entering wholly within it I had to pass over a patch of sandy-coloured ground, as if bared for excavation. It seemed to represent a gulf between two spheres of existence.
Passing through, however, I reach the park and mixed with the people. There is difficulty in distinguishing details, as if the eyes are out of focus and cannot be brought under steady control; but a general brightness of the light around it very noticeable. My form is small, seeming from its size and manner of walking to be that of an infant aged about two years. There is a rather general though very definite sight and feeling of clothes below, such a child of that age might wear. Looking up at the sky, I see a perfectly clear and beautiful pattern of clouds, of the cirrus type.