• United States
17 Mar 08
I was studying a bit on world religions and also astrology, and one day I was sitting in some mountains (or rather foothills) under a beautiful and very blue sky.. when it seemed (to me) as though I could see a thought drift across the very blue sky and hit me in the head! Yes, that's how it seemed, it hit me right in the head! What the thought said was "in astrology you have been learning about all the different forces at work in the universe, what about the force that created the universe, and what if that force has consciousness?" And immediately it was like a bright light turning on and I exclaimed "God!" And that was the first time I felt God. Soon after that I started studying and practicing meditation and felt God sometimes then too, but for the most part, it got to be that whenever I was in the mountains I felt God, and when not, I didn't, until I learned about His Son, then I could feel God most days. - I didn't realize it at the time, but the star I would visualize during meditation, an eight rayed light, was as the one portrayed in our images of the three wise men who sought Jesus (the christmas story). I didn't realize til later, these wise men were astrologers "from the east". - Also one day, I was sitting on my sofa alone in my house (an unusual occurrence that I should be alone). I had prayed four times for the Christ "to enter my heart" as it is so often advised to do in the christian literature.. I was having trouble believing for I was very abused as a child, very dysfunctional and couldn't believe someone like me could actually invite God and His Son to not only come and live with me, but live in me! But right then, the sun, setting in the west over the mountains, the beams refracted over the mountains and through an inch gap in my curtains, shone through them and filled the off television set across the room with a perfect eight rayed star exactly like the one I had used in meditation.. well as far as miracles go, it's not huge.. but I knew, from then on, that the journey I was on was real.. It's now 27 years later, I read one gospel account every season and through the rest of the new testament and the psalms throughout the year, and have written a book on the Book of Revelation / Apocalypse, after much study and prayerful contemplation(s) [the scenario is different than many think, and much more short lived]. - I could write many more things.. as I'm sure many can.. but I've taken up enough time and space here for now.. ..blessings!