Mystical Experiencer: Female in late forties
Current location: U.S.A.
Age at time of experience: 17
I read Ram Dass’s Journey of Awakening and meditated daily with discipline for 30-45 minutes. My motivation other than enlightenment was to alleviate my anxiety, and it helped tremendously. I used the mantra “Love” and “Light” on the in and out breaths.
I visualized light within spreading out into the world. I had an intense awakening experience of all-encompassing love, oneness, and deep feelings of wellbeing and bliss for several months. I have had glimpses of this state since but not as long lasting nor as profound as that one time.