Mystical Experiencer: Male in early forties
Current location: Sweden
Age at time of experience: 36
The experience occurred during the last 5 hours of a 3-day endurance event. Needless to say, I was exhausted physically and mentally. I reached a point where I thought I couldn’t go on any further. For the last hours I had been running over open Fields.
In the distance I saw the forest where the last 60 km of the race took place. Somehow, I managed to get there and when I reached the first trees the experience hit me. It felt like I was embraced by a strong force that swirled around in the trees. The force literally felt like I was being pushed forward and all my fatigue was gone.
I could feel a presence of something, like someone was there with me whispering encouraging words in my ear and guiding my feet in the right direction. The force was everywhere, in the trees, in the wind, in the soil. I was crying the whole time, I felt so overwhelmed and surprised by this experience.
Afterwards I wanted to tell everyone what happened but couldn’t find the right words to make the experience justice, just like a feel about this description.