spiritual experiences

May 1, 2009 12:38pm CST
I once had an experience which I cannot describe as anything but spiritual and 'out of this world'. It came out of nowhere, was intense and to an extent changed my life. It sounds weird, but while I was reading a book in a Bombay hotel room, ( herman Hesse ' Siddhartha') the room suddenly seemed to fill with light and I felt completely engulfed in pure love and a feeling of connection to everything on this earth, in complete and utter harmony with all living things. It lasted a few minutes, but left me gasping. May sound strange to those who never had a moment like this, but I know there are many people who also have these' spiritual' experiences. What are yours?
2 responses
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
1 May 09
Spiritual experiences... I've heard about the kind of spiritual experience that you've mentioned before. Mine was the fact that I was praying and asking God to show me who some of my enemies were. As I had moved into a new neighborhood and I wasn't sure if some of the people were really my friends or enemies. Almost the very next day after I had said the prayer, some snakes begin to show up on the front porches of two of my neighbors houses. Since that time, one of the neighbors have moved away, I also heard that her family had broken up....... as for the other one, she still lives here but she never even bother to speak. So I was happy that God had given me a sign to let me know that these two people were not true friends.
• Ireland
1 May 09
Snakes? On the front porch? Where do you live???I would move away , too, like your neighbour, lol! How do you know it wasn't just your interpretation and not the answer to your prayer?
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
3 May 09
Maybe you experienced that because of the book you are reading. We know that Siddhartha is known as the enlightened one.^_^