Mystical Experiencer: Female in early seventies
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 29
After my first child was born, something shifted in my head. The world looked the same, but everything was filled with profound meaning. I was overwhelmed by how extraordinary it is that we are alive – that every day we should be waking up stunned to be here.
I felt that in giving birth I had gone out to the intersection of the natural and the supernatural worlds. I had traveled out to that place to bring back my child. I would travel there again at my death.
I saw that every birth is an incarnation of God. God takes on the identity of everyone in the world and lives within them.
I experienced unity with everyone in the world. It was joyful to me, but also frightening, as I would be taking on everyone’s losses as my own.
This experience came to me from God, the Universe, the Spirit world. I wasn’t more deserving than anyone else. It just came to me. The intensity of it scared me at times.
I gradually began to realize this did not happen to every woman who gave birth. I’ve had two more children myself and worked with many women giving birth and I haven’t seen this again.