The world as I knew it collapsed in an instant! Time stood still, and space disappeared! There was no time and space, no I and you, no inside and outside! I had a glimpse of the world of Zen. I could only describe it as a thunder-and-lightning realization that the universe is a palpable WHOLE!
My first encounter occurred when I was eight years old, after a near-fatal drowning. My second and most significant experience began on a typical early morning fall day in Southern California, I was asleep next to my wife when I was suddenly awakened out of a deep sleep by a sensation of an ominous presence in the room. It was as if someone or something had entered our bedroom and was standing in the doorway staring at us.
It does not matter how I received this message or where it comes from. The important thing is the content of the message. It will help you to get to know the reason why you are here, and the reason why certain things happen to you.
There are numerous accounts of spontaneous enlightenment spread throughout the mystical and esoteric literary archives. With little or no warning people have found themselves erupting into a new and expanded consciousness that could be as overwhelming as it was revelatory. Suddenly they seemed to be living in a new country with some kind of multidimensional awareness they were little prepared for. Adapting was a fierce struggle but somehow the only option. Shrinking back to safety seemed impossible.
I felt fire, was warm, hot and full of light and couldn’t stop laughing (an inner laugh, a silent laugh full of love and devotion) – a sort of full body orgasmic experience of heart-opening love and light and relief, as though the meaning of the universe had fallen upon me…
I was unexpectedly overtaken by a white light that seemed to originate from within my body. The light shot up through the center of my body and out the top of my head in a single column, taking my awareness with it. There was a sensation of movement and traveling up and out of the body and even this reality.