Mystical Experiencer: Male in early forties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 39
16 years ago I was an artist living in Los Angeles. I was focused on career success. I began working on a creative project that took my focus inward. I was not religious but was somewhat interested in Theosophy and Buddhism. I would say I was searching.
I began to experience what I can only describe as the spiritual transmission of knowledge in Buddhist tradition. I began to actively practice becoming less attached to my material possessions and achieved a mystical experience of peace and oneness with all.
I felt like I could not return to my old life and didn't. I began to live as what many would call a vagabond for next 16 years. During this time I lived as a beggar with no material possessions and continued to have experiences of a spiritual nature. I passed through several spiritual realities as visions.
In the fall of 2015 I experienced unity with the divine or ultimate reality in San Luis Potosi Mexico and total and complete joy love bliss. I knew intuitively that my 16 years as a vagabond had come to an end. I returned home to my native Pennsylvania and began to make sense of my experience and begin a more conventional life.