Mystical Experiencer: Male in mid-fifties
Submission date: September 17, 2022
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 45
I had been commuting on the subway to work in the morning. I was thinking, while riding, about a blog article I was working on regarding leadership, and the theme I focused on was the responsibility to create an environment of forgiveness. While on the packed car, I became wholly focused, yet I was very aware of the people pressed up around me.
I arrived at my stop and made my way up to the street. It was a clear blue sky. The air was cool. The light changed for me to cross the very wide Eighth Avenue. About one third across, everything suddenly changed. The surface buildings, people, vehicles, sky were all there and yet not entirely solid or present. I had the sensation of being lifted off the ground but never left the ground.
In my mind’s eye I saw neither darkness nor light, but rather just completeness. I felt subtly integrated, as if I too were still solid, yet also diffused. I felt released, fulfilled, complete, understanding [of everything]. I had kept walking, and by the time I reached the sidewalk, everything had returned to normal.